Annette Sloly - Bristol Hypnotherapist
Annette Sloly BA Hons. DHP HPD CNHC AfSFH MNCH(Reg). MNCP (Accred.)
I am a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist BA Hons. DHP HPD DSFH CNHC MNCH(Reg). MNCP (Accred.) practising Clinical Hypnotherapy in Clifton, Bristol.
I am an experienced therapist, with a lifelong interest in mindfulness, neuroscience and extensive corporate experience. Cultivating curiosity and compassion over the years has helped me hone my approach and informs my work – with everyone from professionals suffering stress and fear of public speaking to sound engineers suffering tinnitus, to world-class actors and musicians looking to improve their performance. I’m humbled by the courage, strength and transformations it’s been my privilege to witness.
‘Having suffered with nerves and anxiety for many years and being in many therapies, I was in an exhausted place when I reached out to Annette. With hope and sight of the way out nearly lost, I was amazed at the transformation and timescale. Annette’s approach of shifting focus and perception is really refreshing. In addition to the understanding of why something is as it is, she combines this with a proactive approach of ‘this is what we’ve got, so what are we going to do with it?’ which I found really positive and empowering. A few tears in a therapy session was a normal experience for me, but happy tears of amazement at my own progress was entirely new, thank you Annette.’
Find out how Hypnotherapy can help you have a better quality of life. Read more about sessions here https://www.annettesloly.com/sessions/
Training, qualifications & experience
I am wholly committed to my on-going professional development; understanding and applying the latest research in anxiety, mindfulness, solution focused hypnotherapy and neuroscience. I currently hold the following relevant qualifications, professional body memberships and certifications.
Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) (CPHT)
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DHP)
National Council of Psychotherapists Member MNCP (Accred.)
National Council of Hypnotherapy Member (NHS Accredited Register)
I am registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care and Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)under the accreditation of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Practitioners Council (CNHC)
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Member
A selection of some recent CPDS (Continuing professional development courses/conferences) are below:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Clinical Application of Mindfulness & Acceptance-Based Strategies, Neuroscience; Disordered Eating; NLP Skills in Hypnotherapy; CBT Skills in Hypnotherapy; Working with Children; Psychoneuroimmunology and the Impact of Hypnotherapy on Disease; 2017 NCH Conference at The Royal Society of Medicine; Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Critical Voice; EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Levels 1 and 2 Practitioner
‘Confidence has long been a barrier in my life and when I was asked to do a presentation I decided to be proactive and try hypnotherapy to help me overcome this obstacle. Annette has helped me increase my confidence levels through hypnotherapy and breathing techniques. Annette has shown me that small changes can have a big impact.'
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- 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
Peak Performance - Sports, artistic
£40 Initial Consultation
£70 per Appointment thereafter
Zoom calls available.
My journey is one of transformation: it’s the motivation behind my vocation and the positive change I seek to inspire in others. Following family trauma in my early teens, I suffered episodes of anxiety that affected my confidence and performance. Through therapy and personal practice, I learnt how to manage destructive thought patterns, feelings and emotions, and the empowering sense of control and resilience this gave me – it was life changing. My interest in helping people achieve goals grew out of my interactions with friends, family members, mentoring students and team members – I have always been curious how individuals cope with trauma and stress. I went on to explore the mind and body in more detail, both through academic study and personal practice, later qualifying as a Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist.
It gives me great purpose to help people manage fear, stress and anxiety – and ultimately lead happier lives. I am an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, with knowledge and understanding in coaching and mentoring; coupled with a lifelong personal interest in mindfulness meditation, a rich performing arts history, and corporate experience heading up teams in production and project management. This multi-faceted experience has helped me hone my approach: a synthesis of therapeutic disciplines that informs and supports my work – with everyone from undergraduates suffering from exam anxiety and professionals struggling to manage stress, to world-class artists and actors looking to improve their performance.
Outside of the office, I deepen my understanding of mindfulness, acceptance, and compassionate awareness through daily practice, as well as attending retreats and workshops. I am particularly interested in the transformative power of the breath. I have performed on Radio and Television so understand the challenges of performance; I am a classically trained Violinist, and hold a BA Hons. (University of Kent). My interests include watching comedy and drama, reading, meditation, theatre, travel, politics, history, religion, spirituality and teaching my son the power of curiosity. I enjoy hiking and walking as well as practising yoga and pilates. Having lived most of my life in London, I moved to Bristol 12 years ago, so I split my time between both cities. I support The Inspiring Leadership Trust, an international campaign to inspire and empower vulnerable women and their families to achieve their full potential.
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