Hypnotherapy South London - Balham & Clapham - Tansy Forrest

Hypnotherapy South London

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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:

  • Anxiety & Panic attacks
  • Alcohol moderation & cessation
  • Weight Loss 
  • Insomnia & sleep issues

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!

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DHyp, MNCH, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA

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How can I help you?

These are just some of the more common problems I offer treatment for:

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Anxiety

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!

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Alcohol

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?

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!

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Weight Loss

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.

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Insomnia

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.

What do my clients say?* 

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"Tansy went out of her way to provide supportive guidance, reflection, reassurance and validation for my efforts toward moderating alcohol use"

I’m a very private person and was nervous to share my challenges with Tansy, but she was so understanding and empathetic. I was amazed at our first session. I could hardly believe it when she created a customised spoken hypnosis designed for my specific set of values, future aspirations and desires on the spot within the session. She even added background music, recorded it and emailed it to me. It was a lovely way to begin what otherwise would have been an anxiety provoking day at my new home business while home schooling my three children. Within each subsequent session Tansy went out of her way to provide supportive guidance, reflection, reassurance and validation for my efforts toward moderating alcohol use. At each subsequent session, Tansy has created an additional custom hypnosis recording that has addressed my unique set of strengths, challenges and life goals. I listen to them every morning and the subconscious part of my mind really is accepting the suggestions made in the recordings. I know this because I have stuck to my limits successfully for the past two months and my business and sense of inner peace are growing

C.J.

"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."

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.

Alice W.

Insomnia

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.

Sylvia W.

It was as if a dark filter had been lifted off of my life and allowed me to finally stop believing and getting sucked in by these negative thoughts, ( I can ) begin a new chapter of my life

I came to Tansy with an issue about self confidence that was dictating my life to a point where I couldn’t even see myself being able to enter adult life properly. Tansy opened my eyes to so much knowledge about myself and about the harmful way I was thinking that after the first session I almost laughed to myself at how subjective my whole problem really was. I genuinely now see negative thoughts I have as they truly, objectively are: thoughts.

By the end of our sessions it was as if a dark filter had been lifted off of my life and allowed me to finally stop believing and getting sucked in by these negative thoughts about my appearance and begin a new chapter of my life. Tansy I honestly can’t thank you enough for how much you have done and how much our work over the sessions will continue to do for me as a person and I also hope that these words do your service even the slightest bit of justice because it would be impossible to fully replicate just how much this has done for me.

Mack F.

"Having someone who understood what I was going through, who was very empathetic and patient, but also who knew when it was time to 'get tougher' with me"

I was a Yo-yo dieter but I never got to the bottom of the original cause of weight gain. I had also tried some CBT in the past, but haven't been very successful with it. I've enjoyed the hypnotherapy because I needed someone else to 'hold my hand' during the process and also actual hypnosis was very relaxing and comforting for me. I looked forward to it every week, as well as the listening to the recordings during the week!

If you are hesitant just go for it but remember that it takes time because you are re-learning years and years of wrong internal messages/cues/behaviours. Be patient. It all makes sense in the end!

I think Tansy has got her sessions just right. It is really nice being in a home environment rather than a clinical one. Having someone who understood what I was going through, who was very empathetic and patient, but also who knew when it was time to 'get tougher' with me and then hand over the reins to me to go forward myself.

Sia S.

"Working with Tansy has been a lifesaver for me, after spending years not knowing whether I drink too much or it's affecting my general happiness and lifestyle. It felt so liberating and cathartic to be so open and honest with somebody who could fully understand my situation and immediately know exactly how to look at overcoming it"

I'd previously attempted to manage my binge drinking issues simply through self-will - things like "I'm starting a fresh week" or "I'm not going to be the last man standing at a party".

I also attempted to be too strict on myself in other ways - i.e. exercise, work, diet, life admin but there was no balance with this and it just led me to binge drink even more as a "reward" later in the week. At this point, I wasn't acknowledging the more complex issues I had with alcohol and recognising how it needed to be explored directly, separate to my other "good lifestyle choices".

Working with Tansy has been a lifesaver for me, after spending years not knowing whether I drink too much or it's affecting my general happiness and lifestyle. It felt so liberating and cathartic to be so open and honest with somebody who could fully understand my situation and immediately know exactly how to look at overcoming it. Tansy's welcoming, communicative, super attentive and immediately puts you at ease. She knows exactly how to react and advise and make the most out of your highs and lows throughout the process.

My main benefit from working with Tansy is having the opportunity to work with and balance both CBT and Hypnotherapy methods to overcome my issues. As well as the hypnotherapy the exercises / literature / trigger testing alongside the audio element have been equally as brilliant at recognising, acknowledging and combatting my bad habits and toxic relationship with alcohol.

Steve

"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"

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.

Rick M.

Chronic Joint Pain

Tansy made me feel very safe and cared for, she taught me relaxation techniques and now I am more able to manage my stress & joint pain.

I had been struggling with joint pain and feeling stressed, Hypnotherapy is a very helpful method for managing stress and reducing pain.

Kathy M.

Motivation and Job Search

I got a job before I had even finished my 3 sessions!

I have tried counselling, CBT and another hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy, in my experience hits the spot more directly without the need to go over one's past, I would suggest it is absolutely worth a try.

It depends a lot on the practitioner - As with all such services it is important to feel some sort of connection to the practitioner. Even though Tansy was just launching her career as a hypnotist her aura of calm was very real. I felt very comfortable and relaxed, Tansy has a very calming and comforting energy.

Rachael

"Just after the first session of hypnotherapy I felt so much more in control on a night out."

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.

David B.

*Please note that effects of therapy may vary from person to person.

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Your Journey as my Client 

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Initial Consultation

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.  

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Therapy 

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.  

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 A New You

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.

What is Hypnotherapy and NLP?

What is Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis?

Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis

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.

What is NLP?

Neuro-linguistic Programming

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.

Are you Ready for a Change?

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