Clinical & medical hypnotherapy

Fiona Barry, Practitioner.
Bsc Psych./ Hdip Ed./ Msc Psych./ D.hyp/ HDP/ PG.Cert SEND

Fiona Barry - Clinical & medical hypnotherapyFiona is a Certified Practitioner in Hypnotherapy & Psychological Therapies, operating in Cheshire.  She graduated with The Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis, London UK in 2011 obtaining Diploma D.hyp & Higher Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy HDP.

Fiona’s background lies in the area of Psychology, after completing her primary Bsc degree (hons) in Psychology with The Open University UK in (2007), she went on to do further research completing a Master’s of Science in Psychology specialising in:

  • Brain Behaviour & Drug Addiction – (Food/ Alcohol & Substance misuse)
  • Ethnography – (The Study and Systematic Recordings of Human Cultures)
  • Anthropology – (The Study of Humanity)
  • Discourse Analysis – (The Study of language)
  • P-Grad Adv Dipl. in Education – (Child Development in Family, School & Social Settings).

Fiona who is originally from Chester UK is in her late 30’s and has worked in the corporate world for approx 10 years previous to her graduation.  Since graduation Fiona applied herself to a career working in the area of Applied Behavioural Analysis as an ABA Tutor both in a school setting (ASD Unit) and continues to work in early intervention and on home programmes for students who have a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Challenging Behaviour, dealing with anxiety disorders, repetitive behaviours & phobias.

Fiona gained previous hands on experience volunteering in various counselling organisations and therapy groups – “Samaritans” and “The Solas Centre” which provides therapies to patients undergoing treatment for cancer.  Fiona has spent a lot of her time volunteering for a Suicide Prevention Organisation “Cycle Against Suicide” where she volunteered on the Psychological Support Team offering support in 2015 & 2016 whilst cycling 2,500k during a 2 week event around Ireland. The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.

Fiona has graduate membership with The British Psychological Society (BPS) she continues to enhance her skills in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on a regular basis to keep up-to-date with new and upcoming research in the area of Psychology, Hypnotherapy and Play Therapy. Fiona has been certified by Cornell University, Residential Child Care Project, New York in Crisis Intervention Training and has achieved a certificate in ABA First Steps in Autism with Shine Ireland.  Fiona recently studied with the University of Chester completing a qualification in ‘Special Educational Needs & Disability’.

Fiona is Garda vetted (NVB1) in Ireland, holds (CRB) police clearance in the UK, is registered with the Teaching Council and is fully insured.

Fiona helps with issues such as:

  • Specialist in Cancer Care Relaxation Therapy Reduced Rates Apply
  • Psycho Oncology (Reduced Rates if in treatment)
  • Pain Management – Glove Anaesthesia
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Negative & Racing Thoughts
  • Hypno-birthing Practitioner-Self Hypnosis
  • Stress & Immunity
  • Anxiety & Panic ( & General)
  • Eating Disorders & Obesity & IBS
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Depression (GP Referral only)
  • Smoking Cessation/ Habit & Addiction
  • Drug & Alcohol Addictions (GP referral only)
  • Concentration, Academic Performance
  • Improve Self Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Athletic Performance
  • And many more…

The art of hypnosis has been used for centuries as a form of therapeutic benefit to help overcome a wide range of behavioural and emotional issues.  Hypnosis is a natural method which allows the client to achieve a very relaxed and pleasant state of mind, enhancing one’s awareness.  During the process, the sub-conscious mind is more open to accept positive suggestion, enabling the client to achieve their desired behaviour modification. Intertwining hypnosis with an intervention – helps to uncover and thus remove the causes of deep rooted emotional problems which may be the main culprit of the unwanted behaviours.   The use of Behaviour modification, NLP, Imagery Rescripting, Timeline and Exposure Therapy can all aid in the healing process.

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind which some might say is an altered state of consciousness. During the sessions you are not asleep and there is no form of mind control unlike that of stage hypnotism. You are fully aware of your surroundings and the whole process however in a deep and pleasant state of relaxation.  Usually there is no verbal feedback from the client who is undergoing hypnosis during the hypnotic state, issues are tackled and discussed once the person is back in the conscious self after the hypnosis has taken place.  One can stop the treatment at any point during the therapy.

To help understand how hypnosis works, if we explain the different roles of the conscious and sub-conscious mind – the conscious houses reason, logic, the ability to make decisions etc. having no emotional problems at this level.  The sub-conscious houses memories, instincts, behavioural patterns and emotions. It is here were emotional problems are wired and often deep rooted. The emotion of the sub-conscious is much more powerful than the reason and logic of the conscious mind.

Can hypnotherapy help me?

In hypnosis, the receptive frame of mind achieved creates a path to the sub-conscious thus allowing the therapy to work at a much deeper level. The sub-conscious part of the mind is more responsive to both direct suggestion and analysis. There is no magical wand that is waved and will heal all, a client’s willingness and positive attitude that change can happen is the greatest tool of all, only you have the power to change and create a balance in your lifestyle.  However always remember that life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful but little steps over time will take you a long way.

Please note that is it paramount that Clients fully research the therapist’s educational background in which they are advertising. All documentation is available on request at the Clinic to ensure proof of ethnicity. ACMHL Hypnotherapy training is fully accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists and the General Hypnotherapy Register(UK).

Not only is Fiona qualified in this area but she has the drive and passion to succeed and help make a difference in a person’s life.

Treatment charges

Initial consultation (1 hour)

£65.00

Subsequent visits (1 hour)

£60.00

Smoking cessation (1 hour 20)

£100.00

Smoking booster (1 hour)

£60.00

Contact us

To find out more or make a booking please call 01829 781155 or 07941 951533 or complete our enquiry form here.