The Penarth Practice - Blaenau Gwent Hypnotherapist
The Penarth Practice
Who We Are
We are, Enfys Jones BA (Hons), PGCE, RDM5, PRM, DHP, DSFH, CPDMH, AfSFH, NCH and Gareth Strangemore-Jones NCTJ, MSC (CPA), FFSE, PG Dip (Education), PGCE, DHP, DSFH, DMH, AfSFH, NCH and we are partners in The Penarth Practice. We are Medical Hypnotherapists and Clinical Solution Focused Psychotherapists and are registered with the NCH (National Hypnotherapy Council) and AfSFH (Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists).
We're a dynamic duo, passionate about our work and really enjoy helping people to get 'back on track' and to stay on track. We utilise our advanced knowledge of the brain (neuroscience) to help individuals and groups to understand how the mind works, which is the first step towards taking back control of our everyday lives, our emotions and our physical and mental wellbeing.
The Therapy Techniques We Use
Our unique expertise in Medical Hypnotherapy uses the beautiful and natural state of mind, 'trance' to induce a special, deep relaxation, which then encourages the mind to unlock negative patterns of thought and behaviour. This speeds up the process enormously and is thoroughly enjoyable. We also combine Clinical Psychotherapy (the talking element of the therapy) to nurture and guide clients in finding solutions to solve their problems.
What Clients Experience and How They Benefit From The Process
The whole process is gentle, enjoyable and is about rediscovering the 'real' you! Letting go of the past and moving forward positively is the focus and underlying goal, whatever the issues or problems that are presented during the initial consultation.
What to Expect in your First Session
Either one of us, Gareth or Enfys will lead you through your Initial Consultation and will then stay with you throughout your course of hypnotherapy. This session will enable us to get to know you and understand what difficulties you have been going through. This helps us to plan a positive route forward and form a therapeutic alliance with you. During this session we will help you to understand why you have been suffering in these negative ways by understanding how your mind works. You will be guided through subsequent sessions, which will support you as you find solutions to turn things around.
Training, qualifications & experience
Who We Can Help
We are highly trained and experienced in facilitating recovery from a vast range of issues. If you are suffering from stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger, bereavement, relationship difficulties, self-esteem and confidence problems, problems with sleep or any other issues, we can help! We also offer solution focused hypno-birthing courses.
Our Advanced Skills, Training, Qualifications & Experience
The very best bits of Solution Focused Brief therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBHT), Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Mindfulness are included in our Practice's therapeutic toolkit.
Brain based therapy is communicated in simple terms so that clients understand and can benefit from this amazing knowledge of their mind! Neuroscience, Neuroplasticity, Psychoneuroimmunology, wow the latest medical science is so exciting and so useful for us all to be able to live happily and cope well in this complex modern world. Strategies and practical ideas also help clients to 'change' for the better.
We trained at CPHT (The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training College in Bristol), with the eminent and world renowned pioneer of this highly-effective therapy, David Newton, DHP, FAPHP, MNCH, MNCP, SHS, SQHP, Sup Hyp and Susan Rodrigues DHP, LHS, LNCP, MNCH, (lic) MAPHP. The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training College is recognised by the British Government and by national and international academia as the world's leading-edge training centre of excellence in Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapy.
We have both been awarded the 'Gold Standard' DHP (Diploma in Hypnotherapy Practice) as verified by the NCH )National Council for Hypnotherapy) from CPHT. We undertake regular Supervision and a range of Advanced Career Professional Development courses. We were among the first to qualify with an extra Diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy from CPHT, enabling us to work in a medical environment. We have worked with Marie Curie Cancer Care with patients undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy as well as end-of-life Palliative care patients. We also help the families, loved ones and carers of cancer patients through the issues and challenges that may arise.
We have both enjoyed an eclectic background in performance, directing, writing, teaching and holistic therapy, which has given us a very wide experience and understanding of people and varying lifestyles.
Member organisations *
Areas of hypnotherapy we deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*
- 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 *
- 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 we deal with
Medical Hypnotherapy including needle phobia, emetophobia, palliative care and bereavement, helping people undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
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Fees and Numbers of Sessions
One-to-one sessions are £65 and are held at our private clinic in Penarth or by Zoom, Skype and by telephone. We at The Penarth Practice also work with couples, families and groups (fees will vary accordingly).
The process begins with an Initial Consultation, which takes up to an hour and a half. Subsequent one-to-one, one hour sessions are generally weekly initially and then may open up to fortnightly and then monthly until the client and us (either Gareth or Enfys, whichever is working exclusively with the client) feels they have reached the desired therapeutic goal. Clients often choose to continue monthly sessions as they feel it benefits them enormously in a coaching or supportive sense.
It is difficult to be precise about the number of sessions required but generally:
Smoking Cessation is a one-off 3 hour session
Phobias between 4 and 6 sessions
Hypno-Birthing 4 weekly sessions followed by monthly top ups till the birth
Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Anger can take an average of 10, 11, 12 sessions and sometimes longer. The more a client is able to focus on the process, participate in the home lifestyle shifts, the quicker the results. We, the therapists facilitate the process but it is vital for clients to want to change and be on board with this exciting journey.
Weekly sessions are bridged with the use of a bespoke MP3 or CD, which induces better quality sleep and encourages the mind to continue to absorb and 'work' on matters covered within the sessions.
Education, Sport & Performance, Corporate Training
The Penarth Practice also provides workshops and training sessions in education with staff, students and pupils, with sportspeople and performers and in the corporate sector. All their work focuses on overcoming difficulties and creating confidence, self-esteem, success and happiness.
We are DBS / CRB checked and certified to work with children under 16, adults with mental health and learning difficulties, older people and others who may be considered vulnerable.
Life can always be better! We, at The Penarth Practice offer hope and a steadfast, tried and tested pathway to success. Our passion, integrity and personal experience in the success of this beautiful therapy drives our practice. All clients need to do is want change, follow the formula and enjoy the journey.
"I have been enjoying many physical and psychological benefits of Clinical Hypnotherapy with Gareth for several weeks now. His positive attitude and honest approach creates a great rapport resulting in trust, essential for a very relaxing experience. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him!" (Alan, Cardiff)
"I found Hypnotherapy helped me deal with life's stresses in a more positive and rational way. The theory behind it is very interesting and clarified for me why I sometimes reacted in a negative way to various stressors. I would highly recommend Enfys, I found her very approachable and accepting of me as an individual." (Roz, Vale of Glamorgan, Samaritan and Mental health Nurse).
Parking. Public Transport & Mobility Access
The Penarth Practice's clinic is within easy access from bus and train public transport links. It is very near to therapeutic walks, clifftops and beach scenery and the Victorian town centre. The clinic is ground floor, has easy access and provision for those with mobility issues.
There is plenty of parking on the driveway and opposite the building.