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Pathways Hypnotherapy in Benfleet Essex

Victoria Baldwin BSc, DHP, MAPHPacc

Hypnotherapist and Counsellor in Benfleet, Essex

I am a trained clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist based in South Benfleet, Essex; within easy reach of Basildon and Southend. I am also a Counsellor and an EFT Emotional Freedom Technique or "tapping") practitioner with a BSc Degree (Open) in Psychology, Social Science and Educational Research and a Level 4 CPCAB Counselling Diploma.

I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and have great feedback from clients who see me as supportive and open-minded.

My office is private, spacious and designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed; there is off-street parking, air-conditioning and good disabled access.

Why did I choose to become a therapist?

Well, I have always found that people seem able to come to me for support and find me easy to talk to and supportive. Plus on a personal note; hypnotherapy helped me to quit smoking (and I was a heavy smoker for years!) and grow as a person. I like to feel I am a sincere and compassionate individual and I am fascinated with the mind/body connection.

My chosen career is incredibly worthwhile; helping people prevail over problems or conditions that may be holding them back and preventing them from being the best that can be. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are great ways to help people communicate their personal emotions, in a lovely, relaxed atmosphere, which may otherwise be difficult to do.

I am professional and offer a completely confidential service but you will still find me to be relaxed and friendly, and I treat each client in a totally individual way according to their needs. My objective is to use my various skills and therapeutic techniques to help you to take control of whatever it is that you want to change.

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I trained in Hypnotherapy and Hypno-analysis at the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis (EICH); a leading Hypnotherapy school in the UK run by Terence Watts, one of the UK’s most highly respected hypnotherapists.

In addition I have also carried out training in other hypnotic techniques with Richard Wain of Cressingham Coaching and I have trained as a Level 3 EFT Advanced Practitioner with International tutor Alison Munro.

I have also completed a BSc (Open) Degree in Psychology, with Social Science and Educational Research, and a level 4 Counselling Diploma focusing on the Person Centred approach as well as studying classic psychoanalysis theory and various counselling methods.

However I am continually training to develop my existing skills and to learn new ones in order to deliver the best options to my clients.

I hold the following qualifications from EICH and Terence Watts:
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis with Psychotherapy (DHP)
Diploma in Hypnoanalysis (Advanced)
Certificate of studies in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Psycho-Sexual Disorders
SymbioDynamics Practitioner
BWRT (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy) Practitioner

Diploma - Cressinghams Virtual Gastric Band (TM)
Diploma - WILL -STOP Hypnotherapy (TM)
EFT Advanced Practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique Level 3)

I have attended further training in:
Authoritarian Weight Loss Hypnosis training with Steve Miller (from the Sky 1 television show "Fat Families")
Childsplay Educational Kinesiology
Advanced Forensic Hypnosis with Marx Howell
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) - Techniques in Practice

Memberships of Registered Bodies

I am a registered member of:
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (Reg No. CNHC03470)
The National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (Reg No. 202126)
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg No. 387885)

As a member of all of the above bodies I am bound by strict codes of ethics, and am committed to a high level of professionalism, on-going training, and peer supervision, ensuring that all my clients receive safe, appropriate therapy.

The Department of Health recommends that, where CNHC registers the professional discipline in question, you consult with someone who is CNHC registered so that you can be confident that they are properly qualified and insured.

I am fully covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Please contact me on 07858 417353 for a no obligation chat about how hypnotherapy could help you to help yourself or to schedule your FREE initial telephone consultation in Benfleet

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