About Inspired to Change Hypnotherapy, South Gloucestershire

Kerry Seymour

BSc (Hons.) Psych MNCH (Reg.)

Kerry practices online using Zoom – the great news is that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is just as effective carried out online in this way which means she can help clients from all over the world!

An Interview with Kerry

How did you get to be a hypnotherapist?

I have been interested in finding out about how the brain works, and why we behave in the way that we do since I was at school. I went on to study psychology at university and by far my favourite modules on the course were abnormal psychology, health psychology and neuroscience. After I graduated, I went on to work in various mental health services and organisations in research, quality improvement and clinical governance roles. As well as the office-based element of these roles I spent a lot of time supporting and interacting with frontline staff, patients and carers and I found this work both interesting and rewarding.  

Fast forward a few years and I decided to take a career break while my children were little. When it was time to refocus on my career again, I decided to set up my own business providing a business support service to health and wellbeing practitioners. Whilst I love running this business and supporting my clients, I felt it was missing that face to face element and the feeling of making a meaningful difference that my previous roles had given me.  

It was while working in this business that I was introduced to the Inspired to Change team and it was only a matter of time before I decided to train as a solution focused hypnotherapist myself. I believe that good mental health is something that everyone can achieve with the right support, and I feel truly passionate about spreading the solution focused word!

What type of clients do you see?

My clients are people who are suffering with an emotional or physical issue and feel like they’re not coping or that life will always feel like a struggle. I explain to my clients why they have been feeling that what and I teach them how to regain control and a lead a happier, more positive life.  

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, I help my clients to get unstuck and move forward with their lives, without the need to dwell in, or even revisit the past.

This might include people suffering with specific conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression or OCD, who often feel like they have tried everything else without success.  I also work with people who struggle to sleep, feel low in confidence or that they have lost control of their life. I can also work with people who have ongoing physical conditions such chronic pain, migraines and IBS or those who are looking to make health lifestyle changes around weight management and smoking cessation.  

On the flip side, I also work with people who, rather than addressing a problem or an issue, are looking to move their life up to the next level, perhaps in in their business or career or who just want to ‘live their best life’.

What happens if I’ve never used Hypnotherapy before?

You don’t need to have any knowledge or experience of hypnotherapy for to get the most of your sessions. I will explain about how the brain works and exactly how hypnotherapy helps us to overcome issues and build our resilience as part of my free initial consultation. I will also give you my guided relaxation audio download to listen to at home so that you’re able to experience the hypnosis/trance aspect of our sessions in the privacy of your own home first.

Are you different from other hypnotherapists?

Every hypnotherapist is different and it’s important to work with the hypnotherapist that you feel is right for you. I feel particularly passionate about working with people connected with the armed forces, those whose life has been impacted by cancer,as well as both women and men who are experiencing the effects of post-natal depression.  These are all experiences that I have had in my life and I feel a natural connection and desire to support people in a similar situation.

Does hypnotherapy really work?

Yes! There is a huge evidence base on the effectiveness of solution focused hypnotherapy in treating a wide range of psychological, emotional and physiological conditions. Modern neuroscience brain scanners clearly demonstrate the positive impact that hypnosis (or trance) has on the brain and when paired with the solution focused approach this leads to some incredible results.

What results can I expect?

I have seen fantastic results with my clients helping them to feel calmer, more in control and to live happier lives. As with most things in life, the more effort you put in and the more committed you are to change the better the results. The hypnotherapy sessions will help to guide you in the right direction, maximise your success once you’ve made that decision to move forward, creating sustainable and lasting positive change.

How quickly can I expect results?

Solution focused hypnotherapy can be highly effective in a relatively short space and time. The exact number of sessions will vary from person to person and may also depend on the issue. Most of my clients find that between 6-12 sessions is enough to overcome the initial issue, however phobias can usually be treated within 4 session and smoking cessation is only one 2 hours session.

Some of my clients choose to work with me on a longer-term basis as part of a regular self-care routine. Solution focused hypnotherapy is great for helping people to move past an issue but it is also a highly effective tool for helping people to reach their full potential.

What’s it like working with you?

Firstly, we start by talking about what you’d like help with and what you’d like to achieve through solution focused hypnotherapy. I then explain about how the brain works, why we can suffer or struggle in the way that we do and exactly how hypnotherapy helps us to overcome our problems and build our resilience.

During each hypnotherapy session we’ll train your brain to focus on the positive aspects of your life and I’ll also guide you through a process to come up with solutions to make consistent incremental improvements to your day to day life. Session always focus on the here and now and creating the positive change and positive future that is right for you.

Do you have any qualifications, professional membership and insurance?

I am currently studying with Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training for my Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD) and I will be fully qualified in December 2020. I have bee working with clients from very beginning of my course, which started back in March 2020. I have regular supervision session with my lecturer as well as the support and experience of the Inspired to Change team behind me.

I am a member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and I have up to date Treatment and Professional Indemnity Insurance and I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

OK, I know I want to work with you. How do we get started?

It is so simple – just give me a call, drop me a text or email and then we can book your free initial consultation. My number is 07793 038 035

If I’m still not quite sure, is there a way for me to sample your work at low cost to see if it is the right solution for me?

Sure. By offering the free initial consultation you have plenty of opportunity to confirm that you want to work with me on your issue or goal.

How do I pay?

You will pay before each session by bank transfer.

OK I’m ready to do this, but I just have a couple more questions. Can I call you?

Absolutely! My number is 07793 038 035. To discuss your situation and what you would like to achieve just get in touch!

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Andrew in Kettering

“I was struggling with confidence and a general negative outlook on life. I feared work meetings and having to stand up to give speeches and I realised that I needed to try to turn my life around.

Caroline was so understanding of the person I was and guided me to be the better ‘me’ and for that I am forever grateful.  I am a more rounded individual now with massively increased confidence and more positive outlook on life.

If you feel you have hit an issue in your life which keeps recurring and you feel generally unhappy then it’s time to look to someone to bring you out of this negativity. Hypnotherapy is the key!”

Marisa in Northamptonshire

I was having issues with confidence, low self esteem, alcohol and generally being healthy.

I found hypnotherapy with Caroline really good, she made me look at things in a different, more positive perspective and I feel confident in sticking to what I want to achieve going forward.  I am now more confident, I have more control over alcohol and being more health conscious. I’m more positive in general and not beating myself up so much if I’m not perfect all the time.

If you’re thinking of using hypnotherapy try it! It will definitely benefit you and give you a different, more positive outlook on how to achieve your goals.”

Sarah in St Neots

“I don’t think there is anyone who wouldn’t benefit in some way or another from seeing Caroline! She has helped me to regain my self confidence and enthusiasm for life which had been gradually worn away through life’s daily trials. I have become more organised and have realised that negative beliefs are only beliefs which can be changed if you really want to change them.

Caroline has erased years of worry which had built up in my subconscious mind which was then impacting on my physical ability to do things I want to do. Caroline is a fabulous hypnotherapist whose professional, caring, insightful approach allows her to help you get to the crux of your issues and overcome them.”

Why use Inspired To Change?

Inspired to Change Hypnotherapy is the leading provider of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Services in the UK.  We use modern, clinically proven techniques to help our clients achieve positive outcomes.  

Inspired to Change Hypnotherapists are all recognised by the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the UK’s leading not-for-profit hypnotherapy professional association and are based across the UK in UK in Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Essex, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Somerset.

To find out how hypnotherapy could help you contact your nearest therapist and book your FREE initial consultation.

We also provide gold standard training in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Level 5 Supervision for qualified hypnotherapists.