Welcome to mindAbility, a West Midlands based Clinical Hypnotherapy service. mindAbility helps clients to overcome anxiety, depression and fertility issues.
First, congratulations for taking the step towards regaining control of your life because you have taken the time to look at this site. This means you are on your way to change.
At mindAbility, you are the expert. Sessions are designed to focus your mind and energy on the changes you want to make. Helping you to become free from negative emotions and unpleasant behaviours so life is on your terms.
You can be confident that you will receive a professional service meeting the required occupational standards set by the NHS. mindAbility is one of the few clinical Hypnotherapy services holding an enhanced DBS so you can be assured young people are in safe hands.
What is Hypnotherapy?
It is a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis. Techniques are based on the latest neuroscience research. The approach enables you to seek positive solutions and develop alternative ways of thinking.
Hypnosis is a trance-like state of focus achieved with the help of a Hypnotherapist. Trance occurs daily, such as being completely absorbed in a book or going for a run. You will be guided to this relaxed and focused state, before reflecting positively on experiences and situations. In trance, we are able to access our subconscious mind which is receptive to suggestions for change. You will not lose control or unconscious. This is not stage hypnotism; you will not be clucking like a chicken (unless you want to). You will be in complete control and will not take actions that are not congruent with your moral beliefs.
How can it help me?
Hypnotherapy can help you manage wide variety of conditions (see the Services page) and undesirable behaviours. It can improve sleep, communication and relationship issues, naturally increasing confidence and self – esteem. Hypnotherapy is not a medical provision but complimentary to prescribed medication.
What can I expect?
The FREE initial phone consultation is an opportunity to understand what mindAbility can offer. It is an informal, no obligation chat to help you decide if I’m the right person to help you move forward. Ready to make a change? Appointments can be in person or via videoconference.
At the first appointment, some preliminary details will be taken (personal circumstances etc). Traumatic events are not part of our discussions. Our sessions facilitate and support goal setting by building on your current strengths. Emphasis is placed upon the small daily positive changes. You will visualise intended steps towards your goal, and during trance, your mind will reflect on those solutions as behavioural templates for possible future action.
Appointments last approximately an hour. Appointments can be held at Balsall Common GP Surgery or conducted via video conferencing. Home visits can also be arranged (subject to mileage restriction).
The number of appointments will depend on you and will vary according to each client. On average, someone with anxiety will attend between 8-12 sessions. Smoking cessation is one extended appointment. Phobia’s are 4 sessions.
I’m Asha, the Lead Clinical Hypnotherapist/Psychotherapist at mindAbility based in Solihull, West Midlands. Prior to training as a Hypnotherapist, I worked in the Criminal Justice System for 17 years. Working with service user’s and managing staff as a Senior Officer. In both roles, I helped individuals to overcome numerous issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, addictions, anxiety, PTSD, low confidence and relationship issues. I have first-hand experience of mental health affecting productivity at work, relationships, impact upon children and manifested in negative behaviours.
Owing to my extensive training in this field, I also have a greater understanding about the impact of crime upon victims and their families, specifically victims of sexual and violent offences.
My previous career was immensely rewarding as I enjoyed supporting change in challenging circumstances. It developed my listening skills and observational skills. Collaborating with stakeholders and other agencies in criminal justice field means I have a greater understanding of the pressures faced by our emergency services. In recognition of the hard work and perseverance of the staff, mindAbility are proud to offer our Emergency Services an INDEFINITE discounted service.
Like many people, my interest began following a personal experience which challenged my resilience (check my blog). Hypnotherapy was a positive, life affirming and a healing process. I’ve seen many wonderful outcomes and positive changes for clients, including children (I hold a full DBS check). Observing the client journey inspires my commitment to help as many as possible. I remain in awe of the results when given the right tools. Clients have sought out my assistance because they do not wish to speak about difficult events. Other forms of therapy such as CBT are valid but may not suit everyone. mindAbility Hypnotherapy is for you if:
- Speaking about the past is not helpful
- You want techniques that are firmly based in science and not theory
- You want to take ownership of your actions, emotions and thoughts
- Other forms of therapy have been draining and upsetting
- You want to leave sessions feeling a greater sense of emotional control
- Don’t mind laughing during your sessions because laughter is the best medicine!
I trained with the prestigious Clifton Practice who are recognised as the ‘Gold’ standard of training in Hypnotherapy. My qualification is accredited by The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH).
My practice is governed by standards set by the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the NCH. I’m also a registered practitioner with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which recognises my qualification as meeting the professional standards set by the NHS.
Please Note: Solution focused hypnotherapy is very effective. However, results may vary and success is not guaranteed. Success is dependent on your willingness and commitment to make changes. The *FREE initial consultation is a 15 minute telephone consultation.