Ann Kenney - Berkshire Hypnotherapist
I am a fully qualified, caring hypnotherapist and a graduate from the award winning (2006 and 2009), Royal Berkshire College of Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have now been working as a hypnotherapist for 8 years.
I am also a Member of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and work to a very high ethical standard. I come to hypnotherapy from a background of many years teaching in an FE college.
I can help with a range of emotional problems including:
- anger management
- building confidence, raising self esteem
- exam and driving test
- fears and phobias
- panic attacks
- public speaking
- stopping smoking
- weight management
I enjoy working with children and teenagers as well as adults. I usually keep sessions with children to 50 minutes and like to have the parent/supporting adult present. This works well as the parent can see how I work with the child, and then support/reinforce work done. Generally when working with children, two or three sessions are all that is needed. I have had some good success with various children's problems and habits, such as thumb sucking, fear of dogs, and so on.
For hypnobirthing, I offer a package of two to three sessions, which are offered at a cheaper rate of £50 per hour. I work with the expectant mother through a package, and help them get into a positive mindset ready for the birth. (This includes accepting the need for medical intervention should it become necessary.)
The hypnosis part of all sessions can be recorded on mob/tablets, so that clients can take this personalised recording with them to listen to as often as required.
I welcome you to give me a call on: 07786 347575 or click here to send me an email.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher and am interested in meditation and mindfulness.
For more information about this go to www.annkenneyyoga.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy (DHP)
- NLP and EFT Practitioner
- Cert ED
I regularly attend supervision throughout each year. I continually update my skills by attending CPD (continuing professional development), ensure I keep up with new information and techniques.
As with all registered professional therapists, I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Mindfulness seems to be a popular buzzword at the moment.
How much of a difference can it make? I can only speak for myself here and say that becoming mindful has brought a quality into my life that was not there before. The concept is very simple. It is about being present. Being present consistently for most of us takes years of practice.
Awareness of how often you are not present is a step in the right direction. Realisation of how often you are churning over a past event, for instance:
- Replaying conversations, and thinking of better answers than the ones you gave at the time.
- Maybe straying into the future. Thinking you know what someone else is thinking (mind reading).
- Believing that something awful will happen (catastrophising)
- Constructing whole scenarios, 'what if ...'.
- Asking a series of questions and failing to be satisfied with any answers.
These are just some examples of automatic distorted thoughts. Overthinking can be exhausting. Being mindful is the antidote to all these types of thoughts. It is learning to focus totally on the task in hand, however, small. As you learn to start focussing in the present moment, you realise you have greater clarity of thought. With this step life improves. You have more energy.
Hypnotherapy - £65 per session.
Hypnobirthing - £50 per session, (two to three sessions only)
Stop smoking - £175 for single two hour session.
If you would like to discuss hypnotherapy further, or make an appointment; then please give me a call on: 07786 347575 or click here to send me an email.
I work mostly from home in a dedicated therapy room in a quiet location. Occasionally I work from Crowthorne Family Chiropractic Centre.
Both of these venues provide quiet confidential environments. I work with individual clients using a range of techniques including hypnosis, analysis, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Havening. I adapt these techniques to each client's particular needs.
I am also a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner.