Andrea

Andrea

E.F.T Therapist & Hypnotherapist

Accredited, Certified EFT Practitioner, Diploma in Hypnotherapy and counselling skills, Governing body – Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society.

I have a wealth of experience from working for over 30 yrs in the medical profession. I understand the strong mind-body connection and the impact it has on our health and well-being. Over the last 5 years I have concentrated on the management of chronic pain, and still work on the NHS in this speciality. I offer short courses in the management of chronic pain on a 1 to 1 basis, or in small groups.

I qualified from Southampton Medical School in 1987. Early on in my career, I took a sabbatical to study a variety of dance forms and qualified as a classical ballet teacher. It was during this time that I decided to go in to Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine. I have worked in Rheumatology on the NHS, and spent 8 yrs working for the Army in a musculoskeletal / sports injury unit. I have also worked in a private sports medicine clinic. I currently work one day a week in the Musculoskeletal Department at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine and in The Surrey Heath Pain service, Camberley.
I soon realised the strong mind-body link when I noticed how patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis with a positive outlook did so much better than those who didn’t. Over the years, dealing with patients who had pain and disability, I have become more aware of the profound influence of pain on psychological issues and vice versa. This drew me to studying Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.
Having seen and personally experienced the positive effects Hypnotherapy may have on a variety of physical and psychological issues, and general well-being, I am passionate about its benefits. The mind has a strong impact on our body and health. By improving what goes on in our minds we can improve both our physical and emotional health.

I provide a holistic approach to therapy, that we all require a balanced lifestyle to make the most of ourselves and our lives. I see each client as a unique individual, with a unique set of circumstances. So with your help, together, we develop a treatment plan around your own specific needs. I integrate Hypnotherapy with a range of therapeutic techniques tailored to you. These include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Matrix Reimprinting, Mindfulness and working with our Human Givens. I also teach skills to enable you to feel more empowered and in control of your life. I offer packages of care, as, by offering this, I find that clients are more committed and so get better results.