Penny Albertella - Devon Hypnotherapist
Penny Albertella Dip Hyp, MIAPH, FCIPD - Bay Therapy Hypnotherapy
Penny Albertella is one of Exeter's most experienced and established Hypnotherapists. She offers help with many issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, fears, phobias, and weight loss, as well as with childbirth, addictions and habits and has clinics in Exeter and Torquay.
It is important to have confidence that the hypnotherapist you choose is both well qualified and experienced. So here is some information and please do visit my website for more details and for testimonials from past clients.
I always offer a free initial consultation initially so that I can take a full history, not just about why you are seeking help, but a broader history, as there are two different approaches I can take according to need; Clinical or Analytical Hypnotherapy. Clinical Hypnotherapy treats symptoms, habits and all kinds of fears. Analytical Hypnotherapy treats the root cause of these issues. Sometimes, a problem is just too deep rooted for Clinical Hypnotherapy and Pure Hypno-Analysis (a very special kind of Analytical Hypnotherapy) is wonderful at resolving them.
The initial consultation allows me to recommend the right approach for you. Please be assured, there is never any pressure to make a decision then and there; you can go away and have a think about it and make an informed choice. It also gives you a chance to meet me with no obligation and to find out how/why Hypnotherapy works so well.
I have successfully worked with clients from London, Exeter and Torbay and the surrounding areas for many years, helping them to change their lives in ways they often thought would not be possible – or as easy!
Previously with practices in both Harley St and Devon, I found I had such a growing demand for my services in Devon, I decided to focus on Devon, with practices in Exeter and Torquay. My Exeter clinic is in the centre of Exeter, in Southernhay, just a stone's throw from the new Princesshay Shopping Centre. My Torquay clinic is in Wellswood Village.
I regularly receive referrals from local GP’s, Specialists and Consultants who have seen the positive changes hypnotherapy has created in their patients. I also get many referrals from past clients. It is fantastic to see these positive changes and makes being a hypnotherapist so worthwhile!
Clients have told me that they find me friendly, professional and very empathetic.
Come and see me for a chat
To find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you, come along and meet me for a free, no obligation, initial consultation and we can have a chat about the problems you’re having. It’s easy to book by phone or e-mail, and very informal. Or you may have some questions you would like to ask first.
Paul, who runs my diary, is usually in the office and can give you more information and book you into my diary for an initial consultation with me, or you can drop me an email and I will get back to you to answer your questions or book you in.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Hypno-Analysis – gained through continuous study and training with the Hypnotherapy Control Board (Europe’s largest Hypnotherapy school), and I am also a Member of the International Association of pure Hypno Analysts (MIAPH), which was established in 1981, and is probably the largest group of Analytical Hypnotherapists in existence.
The Hypnotherapy Control board is the only school which teaches Pure Hypno Analysis. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist, a licensed NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and hold counselling, teaching and coaching qualifications.
I am also qualified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Index (MBTI) - a powerful psychological personality type profile used for personal development and growth - and I am registered with the Oxford Psychology Group.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- 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
Along with my successful weight loss programme and smoking cessation sessions, one of my main areas of expertise is on treating underlying or deep rooted anxiety and all it's related symptoms, whether it be fears and phobias, addictions or habits, depression or panic attacks, or sexual dysfunction, low self-esteem etc.
HYPNOBIRTHING (Hypnosis for Childbirth)
I have also published a Hypnosis for Childbirth programme which consists of 4 CD's, a DVD and a booklet. This is available to purchase as an electronic download from my website. Feedback has been wonderful!
I give private hypnobirthing lessons for you and your birthing partner.
WEIGHT LOSS - I don't offer Gastric Band Hypnotherapy as I believe that to sustain weight loss it is important to change your eating habits to sustainable healthy one - changing what you eat, how much you eat it, and when you eat it.
My Clinical Hypnotherapy personalised, weight loss programme, like my other hypnotherapy sessions, utilises the power of your subconscious mind to make it incredibly easy to make these changes, to completely re-educate you to get back in touch with your body and to eat the right foods, to eat only as much as you need to, and only when you need to! No need for unsustainable drastic under-eating which is only likely to result in the weight piling back.
I also give you a weight loss CD to listen to both during the programme and afterwards until you reach your desired weight or size - it is always there for the future, should any bad habits begin to creep back in - you just listen to it again and keep on track!
Occasionally, for some people, where weight has been a life long challenge, Pure Hypno Analysis is more suitable to get to, and eliminate, the root cause of their damaging relationship with food.
At Southernhay Clinic, I work with an allergy & intolerance expert & tester, a dietician and a homeopath, and together, we offer powerful programmes for change for those who need it, for example, with long term IBS type symptoms.