Angie Stewart Hypnotherapy and Reiki

Are you ready for change?

Adopt a positive mindset and make those changes in your life!

​​​​Hello! Thanks for visiting my page and taking that first step towards making empowering changes in your life.

My name is Angie Stewart and I have spent many years working in care settings including a Woman's Refuge, Homeless Hostel and a Junior school with adults and children who have developed various issues because of their circumstances whether that is Anxiety, Low confidence and self esteem, phobias, PTSD, Anger issues, misuse of alcohol and drugs and many more. I started thinking about whether a holistic approach could help to make changes and so I decided that after previously experiencing hypnosis for teeth grinding and confidence building and the amazing way it made me feel, I would train as a hypnotherapist and help people make those positive changes.

I enrolled at The Anglo-European College of therapeutic Hypnosis In Bournemouth and trained with Adam Eason and studied Hypnotherapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming and CBH using evidence based methods. I am now qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.
 I am fully insured and a member of the professional body National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) 
I think the most important thing for me to do for you is to firstly listen. I do not work from scripts, I listen to you and then we can agree which intervention will be the most effective for you using a range of applications with approaches from the field of hypnotherapy, NLP and Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy. These methods can be applied to many issues including Anxiety, Low self esteem, Pain control, phobias, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, IBS, sleep issues, OCD, Nail biting, Teeth grinding and many more. Feel free to ask!

I am now also qualified as a Reiki Practitioner . Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.
Mikao Usui developed reiki in the early 1900s, deriving the term from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and Ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Now, reiki is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices, to complement other forms of health treatments.
Reiki aids in healing by helping people become energetically balanced — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. 
Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being. It can:
  • Bring on a meditative state.
  • Stimulate your body’s immune system.
  • Promote natural self-healing.
  • Relieve pain and tension.
  • Support the well-being of people receiving traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and kidney dialysis.
Studies show that reiki treatment may create feelings of:
  • Peace.
  • Relaxation.
  • Security.
  • Wellness.   
About me

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis enables you to enter into a deeply relaxed state. You're fully in control at all times and contrary to some beliefs will not start clucking like a chicken! The word Hypnosis is derived from the ancient Greek word for sleep. However, although sometimes people drift off it is more effective on a collaborative basis so a client is encouraged to work with the therapist on a guided journey using various methods and adopting a positive mindset of belief in the process. While there are many myths and misconceptions, hypnosis can used as a therapeutic tool and has many medical and therapeutic benefits such as reduction of pain, anxiety or depression and an increase in confidence and self esteem. It can also help with phobias, losing weight, PTSD, habits , sleep issues and many more.

what is Neuro linguistic programming?

Neuro linguistic programming was created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler and made a connection between neurological processes (Neuro) language (linguistic) and behavioural patterns learnt through experiences (programming). There are many techniques that can be used alongside Hypnotherapy using NLP to help someone change their beliefs and behaviours to help achieve the desired outcomes. NLP empowers, enables and teaches us to better understand the way our brain (neuro) processes the words we use (linguistic) and how that can impact on our past, present and future (programming). It gives us strategies for observing human behaviour and learning from that. Change is possible - all you need is a desire to change and a willingness to learn new ways of being…with yourself, your thoughts and with others.

Reiki

Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being. It can bring on a meditative state, Stimulate your body’s immune system, promote natural self-healing, relieve pain and tension, support the well-being of people receiving traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and kidney dialysis. Studies show that reiki treatment may create feelings of Peace, Relaxation, Security and Wellness. Reiki treatments typically last about 50 minutes. During a session, you’ll lie on a massage table fully clothed, and I will gently place my hands, palms down, on or just above your body in specific Chakra energy locations. I will use a series of 12 to 15 different hand positions. You may experience the energy in the form of sensations like heat, tingling or pulsing where i have placed my hands. Sometimes, people feel sensations moving throughout the body, while other people do not perceive any change at all. Most people feel very relaxed and peaceful during reiki treatment, and many fall asleep during the process. The length of time that the practitioner leaves their hands in each position is determined by the flow of energy through their hands at each location. Reiki differs from other touch therapies in that there is no pressure, massage or manipulation involved.

Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to be.
Everyone is different and we all experience life differently and so it may be that a person needs a different technique to begin hypnosis. They may be stronger visually (sight, mental imagery and spatial awareness) or respond better to auditory (sound, speech, dialogue, white noise).

 
A client could be resisting hypnosis because they are unsure whether they want to face their issues at this time in their life and could be visiting a hypnotherapist because someone else has told them to. 
If you have made that decision to make those changes and have that belief in the process and can adopt that positive mindset then the benefits will be endless!
Sometimes a client will fall asleep because this may have been the most relaxed they've been for a long time. However clients are encouraged to work with the suggestions made by the therapist for the best results. At times your mind may drift and some people may fall asleep, but at no point are you "put under" a spell. You are in control at all times and end the session at any time.
Quite understandably, this is one of the most commonly asked questions. Unfortunately, it can also be the most difficult to answer.
Every person and every situation is different, and so is every course of hypnotherapy. It's a bit like booking driving lessons. You can guess how many lessons you'll need based on averages, but you don't know for sure till you get behind the wheel! 

On average, I usually suggest starting with four sessions. If you can see value in booking more when these are complete, I am happy to do this. I teach self-hypnosis so you can take those skills away with you and continue in-between sessions. My goal is to give you the tools to take back control and feel empowered.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind similar to daydreaming. Have you ever been lost in your thoughts while watching a film or driven from A to B and wondered how you got there? At no point do you lose control and you can stop it at anytime. People are often surprised that they can hear what is being said and can move or speak if they want to. Everybody’s experience of it is very different and how an individual feels may vary each time they go into hypnosis. 
Some people describe hearing every word the therapist says, while others find their minds wander. Many people lose track of time when they are in hypnosis. Being aware during the process is important as it enhances the efficacy of the session. Most people describe being so relaxed during and after the session and more enjoyable than they expected. 

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Behavioural problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Fears and phobias
  • Physical conditions such as IBS
  • Unwanted habits
  • Skin conditions and migraines
  • Panic attacks
  • Poor sleep
  • Lack of confidence
  • Performance anxiety
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Trauma and complex trauma
  • Many many more.....Just ask!
  • The Practice Rooms, 7A Catherine St, Salisbury, England, United Kingdom

I am based in The Practice Rooms in Salisbury. I can also see clients via Zoom which has been very effective during the lockdown. Alternatively i am happy to visit you if you are in Salisbury or surrounding area.




CANCELLATION POLICY:
Sometimes it is unavoidable that you need to cancel a session through illness or unexpected times. If for any reason you do need to cancel your session and you give me at least 24 hours notice then no payment will be due.
If you cancel your session with less than 36 hours notice then full payment for the session will still be due.
I would ask that any cancellation should be made by telephone or e-mail.

LATENESS:
We have all experienced days when we are running late.  Please don't panic! Give me a ring on 07788696807 and let me know. I will do my best to accommodate this and begin the session as soon as possible. However the full fees will still be payable.

REDUCED FEES:
I came into this profession to help people and so if you have issues with affording the fees, I would rather you spoke to me about this, so we can negotiate fees you can afford.




 
About the General Data Protection Regulations, 2018 (GDPR)
The GDPR replaces the 1998 Data Protection Act to ensure your personal and sensitive, confidential data is kept private and held securely, being processed in the way that you have agreed to. It is there to protect your rights as a consumer of a service or product that might involve your identifiable data, e.g. your name and address or whether you have a specific condition. It also covers any session records, text messages or emails we may exchange during or after your treatment.
Length of time your information is held for
I am regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council which stipulates I am bound to hold your data for 8 years after your final session. Unless you are a child, in which case I am bound to hold your data until your 25th birthday, unless you are 17 when treatment ends and then I must keep it until your 26th birthday. Therefore, all your records will be deleted in the January after the above retention scales. This is in line with NHS regulations for holding data.
Reducing this length of time
Under the GDPR you can make a request in writing to me, for all your records to be deleted. In this case all your paper records would be shredded with a cross shredding machine and any electronic data such as emails or text messages would be permanently deleted from the devices they are stored on. I would have to save the request for deletion you made but would not save any other data. This may not happen immediately if the CNHC or my insurance insist that I have a legal basis in which to hold your data. In some circumstances my insurance companies legal team may want to verify information I send out.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights please contact me on the details below:
Angie Stewart- The Practice Rooms, 7A Catherine Street, Salisbury Wilts SP1 2DF
Telephone:07788696807
Email info@angiestewart-hypnotherapy.com


Why I keep a record of your information
During your treatment I may collect information about; why you are using the service, a small amount of medical information and a small amount of information about your important others, alongside brief session notes. This information enables me to provide a high quality service to you, ensuring I am equipped with the knowledge of our previous discussions prior to each session. Your contact details / address and doctor's details will only be used with your explicit consent.

Ensuring your information is held securely
  • Hardcopy documents: these are stored in a locked cabinet in a locked room
  • Text messages: my work phone is secured with a pin code
  • Emails: my email account requires a username and password

Confidentiality
Everything we talk about during our sessions is strictly confidential between you and me.
If we come across each other outside of a session I may smile but to ensure your confidentiality I will not engage in any conversation. You are of course welcome to share details about the therapy you are receiving with other people if you wish.
Adhering to the GDPR any contact I may have, relating to you, with other health care professionals would only be made with your signed consent e.g. If I were to write to your GP to notify them of your treatment with me, and then notify them of the treatment ending, I would only do this if you were to sign the specific consent for this.

Exceptions

In order to safeguard you and the people around you, if you were to disclose that you were aiming to carry out harm to yourself or someone else, then under my duty of Care I am obligated by law to inform the relevant authorities. This is to support you to live well, and I would always aim to discuss this with you prior to contacting anyone.
If I was issued with a police warrant or court order for your information, by law I would also have to provide them with your information.
Your privacy is very important to me and i value it and as a member of The National council for Hypnotherapy I will adhere to the ethics that they set out to members.




Professional membershipProfessional membership
 I am a member of The complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and also The National Council for Hypnotherapy.  

I am fully insured and trained to the highest standards. Training is robust and ethical and will give you the confidence
that members are highly skilled professional Hypnotherapists.  

Being a member means I adhere to the Code of ethics and practice.

I am also fully insured for Reiki and am a member of The UK Reiki Federation.