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Hello, my name is Tansy Forrest and I am a clinical hypnotherapist working in South London between Balham and Clapham.
Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective method of treating a variety of problems you may be having. All my therapy methods are centred around hypnotherapy & neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and I tailor all my sessions to my client's specific problem.
While Clinical Hypnotherapy & NLP can help you overcome a wide variety of issues, I specialise in the following areas:
I would love to talk to you to find out how I can help you make rapid, genuine and long lasting change in your life. Lets start this journey together to a new you!
These are just some of the more common problems I offer treatment for:
Are you feeling stuck in a rut with anxious thoughts and feelings? Have you tried many ways to overcome this condition?
A great many people suffer from anxiety, unhelpful thinking about their future and worry an unusual amount. In the UK, mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder, with 7.8% of people meeting this criteria for diagnosis. Most therapists and medical practitioners put those who suffer panic attacks and anxiety into the same box and treat them in the same way.
Through my own journey and experiences, I take an individualised and caring approach to helping clients overcome anxiety, panic attacks and stress. I am passionate about getting you to a place of confidence so you can learn how to live in the now instead of worrying what the future will hold. Don't worry you are not alone, even I used to suffer from anxiety!
Do you feel like you drink to much? Does your drinking affect other parts of your life? Do you want to learn how to master alcohol instead of it mastering you?
A recent study in the US found that 1 in 7 of people had serious alcohol problems or "alcohol-use disorder". Attitudes towards alcohol have changed and binge drinking is becoming more common and accepted in our western culture. For many people, stopping drinking is a very tall order and they don’t necessarily want to stop drinking or be teetotal, but also they don’t know how to cut back.
I specialise in helping men and women who have struggled with their over consumption of alcohol to learn how to drink less. Through my own experiences and client interactions I have formulated a clear action plan to get you back on track and on with your life and feeling great!
Have you tried diets without success? Are you exercising regularly yet still can't lose the weight? Is your weight starting to affect your self-image and confidence?
Your not the only one, a 2015 survey of over 2,000 UK adults found that two thirds were on a diet "most of the time" and "48% of Brits have tried to lose weight in the last year". Do ask yourself is there another way than continual dieting too?
Instead of just reducing calories that you are likely to put on again, hypnotherapy help you tap in to why you unconsciously eat. If you are the sort of person who struggles to stop after a small piece of chocolate and feels compelled to finish the packet, I can help you understand why. I use a highly effective combination of NLP coaching & hypnotherapy to help you create healthy habits that lead to big changes in the way you feel about yourself and how you behave in relation to food.
Do you suffer from sleepless nights and find it impossible to get to sleep without taking sleeping tablets? Are you sick and tired of filling your shopping basket up with Nytol or prescription medication? Do you want to explore natural alternatives?
London like New York, really is a 24 hour city which makes it very hard for the average Londoner to switch off and get a good nights sleep. Did you know as many as 16 million UK adults are suffering from sleepless nights and a third (31%) say they have insomnia. Lack to sleep can have adverse effects on your health and can lead to a lack of concentration, a decrease in motivation and a reduction in your tolerance to stress.
I can help treat your insomnia and get to the root cause of what is keeping you awake at night. I use a combination of hypnotherapy using visualisation methods within a tailored plan to help you get into a calm and relaxed state when you are setting off to bed. Imagine waking up in the morning fresh, energetic and excited to begin you day.
I tried to self manage from time to time but really needed a boost and support. Although it’s early days, I find that Tansy has given me motivational tools to set me on my way.
Hypnotherapy is individual but it taps into an inner desire to tackle a problem if you really are fed up with that habit or behaviour. You can’t be hypnotised if you don’t want to and can come out of it whenever you want. I had counselling many years ago for another issue but found it too prolonged and retrospective. Hypnotherapy with Tansy is forward thinking and doesn’t ponder on what went wrong in the past but what you can aim for in the future.
I Immediately liked Tansy - her warmth, genuine interest and empathy. Our sessions were relaxed and I felt very trusting as she was not prescriptive in her methods. She made me feel extremely comfortable and because she draws on her own experiences, as well as her training and research, this allowed me to be more candid with her and together work out the best strategies for me. She is also realistic about the process.
I had used CBT and psychotherapy before and I found Hypnotherapy can go to the root of the problem without having to spend years digging around for it.
Hypnotherapy is a very effortless kind of therapy, you can turn on the recordings before bed and fall asleep listening to them and they will still be effective as the subconscious will be listening.
I looked forward to my sessions with Tansy she has such a calming effect and is a hugely positive person that instills confidence in a very easy manner.
Tansy has had such a positive impact on where I am at the moment. I am considering a career change and Tansy helped build my confidence to be able to take this move fearlessly. She has a natural ability to empower people and is hugely gifted when it comes to helping people see their potential. Her scripts are so tailor made and personal that she stands out from any other hypnotherapist I've come across.
I was a yoyo dieter I had joined several slimming clubs. I preferred hypnotherapy as it is great for feeling less stressed and more relaxed - counselling doesn't relax you in the same way.
Please give it a go i didn't think it would work for me it has helped me in many ways i think about what i eat snack less and eat a lot slower so i feel more full now.
Tansy is a lovely friendly lady who always made me feel at ease also very easy to talk too.
I had previously tried CBT and mediation to manager anxious thoughts. It felt quite transforming to focus on a positive mind-set, rather than worrying about when the next anxiety attack would take place. Tansy is relatable, positive and calm as well as manages to create a relaxed atmosphere to discuss very sensitive subjects. I felt entirely comfortable and safe during sessions. I liked that recordings from sessions were sent over to you afterwards, allowing me to listen to the hypnotherapy recording at your own leisure and when anxiety peaked, it was like a weight had been lifted
I wanted to cut down on binge drinking as i was never able to stop once I had started. I seemed to drink more than everyone else, be the most drunk and end up with 2 day hangovers. To manage this I would avoid going out as couldn’t trust myself just to have a couple. But most of the time I would go out anyway and ride out the hangover and endure the anxiety that would follow.
Just after the first session of hypnotherapy I felt so much more in control on a night out. My drinking slowed down and I was very conscious about my limits and not crossing the point of no return. I have my Sunday’s back now. I would never plan anything on a Sunday as knew I would normally be in no fit state to do anything.
I felt very relaxed and Tansy really understood my issues and suited my sessions accordingly.
I found the action plan Tansy gave me was helpful & something i can work on. I found her visualisation very good and personal to me.
I have had counselling in the past that address issues through talking therapies that uncover childhood issues but this takes sometime to do so along with the drama. Hypnotherapy gets to the point of an issue at the beginning of the first sessions, addressing a single issue through practical visualizing and offers a robust action plan at the end that gives options to try out exercises to aid sleep which i found useful.
I was struggling to see the good in life, I felt like everything was too much and I was not coping with work, home, finances or my social life. I needed some help clearing my thinking and seeing things differently. After months of struggling, I decided I needed help, and found and contacted Tansy that day.
I was anxious going to my first session, but Tansy reassured me that hypnosis is actually a very pleasant experience. I was concerned about losing control of myself or clucking like a chicken for the rest of my life. But in actuality, it is a very relaxing and pleasant process, throughout which you have total control of your faculties. Hypnotherapy is very pleasant and a way to have someone else guide you through the dark times and into better times.
After our session together I felt great! I went from being overwhelmed and depressed to now feeling positive, back to my outgoing self. After Tansy fixed that problem, I came back for help with being a bit overweight and Tansy has been great with this different problem too.
Tansy not only delivers but over-delivers, with preparation and follow up from each session. It has been a really great experience and I recommend anyone to give it a try.
I’ve been to Weight Watchers and various other organisations to help support me. They do work if you follow the program, but sometimes you find yourself at a level that is below par and you have no will power therefore attainment is far off.
Hypnotherapy is not scary because you trust your therapist, you know that you wouldn’t be taken anywhere you don’t want to go. It’s not like hypnosis on a TV program!! I felt relaxed, in control and that I was gently being lead to a greater understanding of my problem. I gained confidence in my daily life functions. I learnt how to be in control of my anxieties and disappointments and to face up to my problems and then do something about them.
Alcohol has always been a part of my social life , not to an alcoholic or damaging level but a glass or two most nights several more at dinner parties , stressful days , work events , social functions etc. Have been last man standing at most parties for as far back as I can remember. I have given alcohol up many times over the years mainly with a dry January or a post holiday month off even, but when I went back to drinking always seemed to overdo it again. I never managed the magical moderate drinking.
I procrastinated about booking a consultation with Tansy from about January did another dry month and went back to normal drinking. In March I finally booked a telephone consultation with Tansy and by the end of the call was convinced this was the way to go and am absolutely delighted with the results.
Working with Tansy has been really enjoyable , I was ready to make a change and really wanted a more moderate approach to drinking and from the outset Tansy’s approach has given me huge confidence in the process and has delivered truly amazing results. I always leave a session feeling so happy and relaxed, with a real sense of calm that stays with me.
The results from working with Tansy have been amazing, I am really enjoying the non drinking days as well as still having drinking days too but now I find that I am not rushing a glass I’m naturally drinking slower and savouring the flavour. I am more than happy to leave a drink if I’ve had enough and am really confident when I’ve decided to finish drinking for the evening. I chose to reduce my intake to 14 units a week, which seemed like it was going to be impossible from around 80-90 previously. Working with Tansy I have genuinely found the change easy and I feel great, lost weight without trying. I’ve had several events in the month including my wedding anniversary had a great bottle of wine and still stayed within my target. Tansy has also really helped motivate me back into a fitness regime. The surprise bonus has been how less stressed I feel now, I genuinely thought that having a glass of wine after work was the way to unwind at the end of a day and it’s not a glass I even think about now.
I had tried CBT for my anxiety previously, but found I needed more to help me calm me down and to allow me to focus. Hypnotherapy doesn't need to be fluffy or strange: it's an amazing and a well-proven technique to help calm the body and mind.
I feel so fortunate that I found Tansy through one of her YouTube videos which targeted my problem (health anxiety). Tansy is not just great at giving hypnotherapy, but provides the role of a counsellor. What I find so helpful about her is that she can draw on her own experience: to have that recognition has been amazingly helpful. Besides very effective hypnotherapy recordings, which have helped me calm down and sleep at night, Tansy has provided a range of useful tools (including reading material) and practical advice. As a result, I now feel better than I have in years: I feel much calmer and sleep so well at night.
*Please note that effects of therapy may vary from person to person.
I offer a FREE phone consultation for all new and prospective clients. This allows me to better understand the reasons you are seeking therapy, some background to the problem and how it is currently affecting you. The initial call also allows you to ask any questions you might have about hypnotherapy and decide if you believe I would be a suitable therapist to deal with your problem.
Even after the first session you will see how my caring, effective and results orientated approach will begin to make a positive change in the way you think about your problem. We will then build on this change and set a solid foundation of skills & tools in future sessions. My clients typically book between 4-8 sessions of therapy with me depending on their problem & support required.
Its all up to you now! Except you will be armed with the skills and techniques I have taught you in our sessions, along with a new mindset that will enable you to tackle any problem the world throws at you. All client's will also receive FREE their own hypnotherapy MP3 recordings of the hypnosis given in each session to act as a booster for you to listen anytime.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state, similar to day dreaming and is induced when you are in a relaxed state, both physically and mentally. When in hypnosis the subconscious mind is unlocked, awoken and can communicate with the conscious mind, which is "switched off".
Our subconscious mind is the more instinctive part of the brain than our conscious mind and this is the part that we are need to change or enhance in order to alter our own habits and behaviours.
Progress is made by gradually re-programming the subconscious mind so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are challenged, removed, exchanged or even re-routed to something more healthier for the mind.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP, is a connection between your brain (neuro), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming).
When all three elements are enhanced through tools and techniques, this allows for rapid and mind altering change to meet a specific goal. One of the main benefits to NLP is that it changes the way we use our brain and allows us to understand why we might have a particular phobia such as spiders, we can't remove all the spiders in the world but we can change a persons perception of the spider.
NLP has a track record for instilling fast and efficient change in a person and equips them with the tools to live their lives how they want.
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