Welcome to Susan Atkinson Hypnotherapy. If you are experiencing challenges and difficulties with day-to-day living, phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress and other problems, you may find Hypnotherapy and/or Reiki useful in enabling you to unlock distressing emotional issues, stop reliving painful past experiences and change outdated beliefs and behaviours in a comfortable and relaxed way. I work holistically and find that sometimes a combination of therapies work well together, so each session may differ and may contain a mix of therapies, depending on what we jointly agree will work best for you. On a more practical level, Life Coaching offers support in working towards the resolution of problems, identifying goals and barriers to progress and bringing about beneficial changes in our lives.
I do not use any intrusive techniques, including regression or hypnoanalysis, which might require you to re-experience any past trauma or that may cause you distress in the present. Rather, my aim is to work with you to bring about beneficial changes quickly, comfortably and in as few sessions as possible. It is always up to you to decide when and how long you want to proceed with therapy, though we will of course discuss this. Treatment sessions will generally last about an hour but this is not a hard and fast rule. Some changes occur very quickly, some may take longer. However, the aim is that you for you to achieve the desired positive outcome in the shortest possible time.
I am fully insured and DBS (formerly CRB) checked, and ensure complete confidentiality.
I offer a free initial telephone or e-mail consultation and discussion about which therapies would best suit you, what the costs will be, and what an individual session would include based on your particular needs. I'll answer any questions you have and we can talk without obligation about what you can expect from any of the therapies and coaching I offer. I accept cash and cheques and require a 48 cancellation notice. I can provide home visits in certain circumstances
The information contained in this website is not intended to replace guidance from your doctor or other medical professional and is not intended to replace any existing medical treatment. None of the therapies are intended to replace essential medical treatment.For other services in your area please see www.healers.co.uk
My name is Susan Atkinson (PhD, MA, BA (Hons), Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy accredited by the National Council for Hypnotherapy Membership No. 4728, and The College of Transformational Therapy, and Member of The Institute of Mental Health. Based in Nottingham, I am also qualified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Counselling, and Life Coaching. I am also a Reiki practitioner of some 20 years experience.
I decided to study and practice both Reiki and Clinical Hypnotherapy after personally experiencing their positive benefits in my own life in relation to surgery and pain management. I am also qualified in Life Coaching, a practical way to work towards resolving problems, identifying goals and barriers and bringing about beneficial changes in our lives.
My background includes over 30 years experience in Advice and Guidance, Counselling and in teaching and learning in Further and Higher Education, as well as in Adult and Community Learning, I also worked in Adult Mental Health Services for many years, working with people facing many challenges and difficulties. Together we identified, recognised and honoured strengths and capacities and explored ways of moving forward more comfortably.