We have a number of Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners at the Tower Clinic in Leeds who can help with a wide variety of life issues including stopping smoking, weight loss, fears and phobias, self confidence, anxiety and many more.
What is hypnotherapy?
The mind is like an iceberg. Only a small part of an iceberg is visible above the surface of the water and this is similar to the conscious mind; the part of the mind which is responsible for everyday thoughts, analysing information and making decisions. Below the surface is the subconscious mind; the much larger part of the mind which deals with memories, emotions and the central nervous system. It is this part of the mind that stores all of the individual behaviours and responses that make us who we are.
Hypnosis is a natural and safe state of mind in which you are aware of everything you experience. Although often mistaken as a form of sleep, hypnosis is actually an altered state of awareness where the subconscious mind is very receptive and alert. During hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes more receptive to suggestion and hypnotherapy uses this process to communicate with the subconscious mind and suggest new thought or behaviour patterns.
What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?
Closely linked to the field of hypnotherapy, NLP explores how we experience the world around us, the language we use and our behaviour patterns, to find out how they interact with each other and how this affects the way that we respond in certain situations. NLP uses various therapy techniques which are designed to work on both a conscious and subconscious level to replace pre-programmed old behaviours and responses, with new, more useful and positive ones.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy and NLP?
Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners offer a calm and confidential space in which to explore life problems and issues, whilst helping you to make the changes that you need to move forwards in your life. There are different types of hypnotherapy that can be used and these include suggestion hypnotherapy, analytical hypnotherapy, cognitive hypnotherapy (also known as HypnoCBT) and regression therapy. One or more different types of therapy may be used depending on your individual needs and situation.
Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners at The Tower Clinic can help with a number of issues including:
- Stop Smoking
- Fears & Phobias
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Confidence & Self Esteem
- Public Speaking
- Stress Management
- Weight Loss (including Gastric Band Hypnosis)
- Insomnia & Sleep Problems
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Vicki Crane – Hypnotherapist, Talking Therapist & Supervisor
BA(Hons), D.Hyp, Dip.Thyp, MHS Accred
I’m an experienced Hypnotherapist and Talking Therapist and I combine a variety of psychological therapies including Hypnotherapy, NLP, Counselling and CBT to help you overcome the problems or issues that are holding you back and preventing you from living the life that you want to lead.
I began my initial training as a Hypnotherapist, gaining Diplomas in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Following this, I achieved certification as an NLP Practitioner and since then, I have continued to develop my therapy skills with further training in Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and CBT. I am also trained in the Rewind Technique, which is a method for helping people who are experiencing high anxiety conditions such as Phobias, Trauma and PTSD.
As an experienced therapist, I’m an Accredited Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society and an Approved Supervisor, providing supervision for students, newly qualified and experienced Hypnotherapists. In addition to this, I’m an Ambassador for the society, promoting Hypnotherapy within the public and healthcare sectors. I also sit on The National Hypnotherapy Society’s Professional Development and Supervision Committee and play an active role in the development of the society.
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
How I can help
Many of us know someone who has had therapy to help them deal with a situation which is causing emotional problems, stress or upset. I often see people with a wide range of problems and issues including:
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Confidence & Self Esteem
- Fears & Phobias
- Public Speaking
- Stopping Smoking
- Weight Loss
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Migraines & Tension Headaches
- Insomnia & Sleep issues
- …and many more
During your first session, we’ll discuss your situation in more detail, including your past experiences and goals, along with your role in your therapy sessions. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and then we’ll move on to the therapy part of your session. This may involve a bespoke and blended use of therapies such as Hypnotherapy, Counselling and NLP, combined with other talking therapies as appropriate. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach in therapy, because each person’s situation is unique and people often respond differently depending on the type of talking therapy used.
At the end of your session, we’ll talk about what you can do at home before your next appointment. I may give you an audio download to listen to, or ask you to complete other therapy tasks such as keeping a diary or practising self help techniques. These activities are designed to enhance the work done during your sessions and enable you to develop new skills and responses to help you achieve your goal(s).
In future sessions, we’ll talk about your progress since your last session and then continue with your therapy. Your sessions are about working together to help you make the changes that you need to get to where you want to be. It’s a collaborative process which is done with you, not to you. Hypnotherapy, Counselling and other talking therapies have a good track record in helping people to make lasting changes, however your motivation and participation are the real keys to your success, so you need to play your part too.
Qualifications & Training
- BA(Hons) Visual Communications
- Foundation Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis
- Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Advanced Diploma in CBT
- Diploma in Mindfulness
- Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Rewind Technique training
Free Initial Consultation
If you have any questions or are unsure whether therapy is right for you, I offer a 20 minute online free initial consultation via Zoom. This is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss what you’d like to change and how we can work together. I’ll also explain the face to face or online therapy options and we’ll talk about the number of sessions you might need.
My name is Sara Pugh and I am a Hypnotist, Movement Teacher, Neuro-therapist and Biochemist.
Why work with the nervous system and brain?
- The brain receives input, this comes from eyes, ears, skin, joints via receptors
- The input travels up the spinal cord to the brain. The brain analyses the input, compares it to all other pasts experiences, attaches meaning to the input and makes a decision
- The brain produces an output this is usually movement but also organ response, blood pressure changes
- The path to creating a better body and a better brain lies in ensuring this input, decision and output sequence is working correctly.
I use a mixture of hypnosis and neurology to work with the brain meaning I have helped lots of people help with a wide range of issues. I work to reduce or eliminate negative issues such anxiety, fear, anger, addiction, pain and to increase and improve positives states such as confidence, strength, resilience, mobility, creativity and peace. To be honest if it’s not listed or something unusual, spiritual or embarrassing, please ask, because I will help you if I can and if not I will tell you straight away.
I deal with the person sat in front of me, with a unique method of Rapid Neuro Hypnosis. I can do content free sessions if you don’t want to tell me what the issue is. I am quick at hypnotising as I come from a stage hypnosis and entertainment background, so I am used to distractions, time constraints, difficult people and having to prove myself. This means that most of the session you pay for is spent on solving your issues, not putting you into hypnosis.
Regarding neurological conditions, I have lots of experience with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, early stages of dementia and strokes. I am have presented at Parkinson’s UK Harrogate AGM twice and I am currently working with the chair of the Parkinson’s UK Harrogate branch on ‘Hypnosis for Parkinson’s. I offer movement and brain based therapy for people with Parkinson’s and dystonia at a reduced rate.
I also work with the visual, vestibular system (inner ear) and relevant brain lobes post TBI (traumatic brain injury), such as whiplash or concussion to correct issues which arise or persist months or years after the initial trauma. If you think about it most people have had some kind of head injury in the past, have you?
I teach Pilates classes, but I include lots of other movement disciplines in the sessions to add value.
‘The body is like a machine, it’s designed to move’
‘Movement is man’s best medicine’
Hypnosis, movement and nervous systems aren’t just a job, they are a passion for me…..when you meet me you will understand.
“I have two neurological disorders, Parkinson’s and MS, which makes walking very difficult. After a session with Sara I find great improvement in my balance and posture, which helps my walking. Sara explains carefully and clearly how the pathways to my brain need to be “exercised” to help re-connect to my limbs. Sara has a whole range of things that will alleviate a broad range of symptoms – ranging from exercises to a programme that runs on my laptop – with lots of things in between. I am already recommending Sara to other members of the Parkinson’s Harrogate branch.”
Renee Dickinson, Chair Parkinson’s Harrogate
“Tonight was the first time I’ve ever seen sheet lightning. It lasted hours. Because of you I stood by the window and took a video. Still buzzing so many fears were taken away! The fear of spiders which you didn’t even mention is still gone! This is the first time in years walking home without feeling like an elephant is sitting on my chest!! I feel amazing!! Thank you x”
Mel Fisher, NHS Administration – Hypnosis for multiple phobias
Get in touch today and see how I can change your life for the better.
All the best
To book an appointment with Sara, please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067
- £55 per hour, £45 concessions
- £30 30min, £45 45min express sessions available depending on room availability.
24 hr Cancellation Policy, but I understand ‘life happens’ so I’ll be accommodating.
Under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult
I am a weightloss coach, mindset and motivation expert and clinical hypnotherapist based in North Leeds.
I trained with Innervisions which is one of the UK’s leading hypnotherapy training companies and use a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, NLP and the principles of CBT.
I am a fully trained Hypnoslimmer consultant, FATnosis practitioner, a full member of the association of weight loss hypnotherapists and a member of the GHR.
Having experienced Hynotherapy myself and having achieved astonishing results I decided to follow my passion and train as a clinical hyonotherapist. I specialise within the area of weight-loss and offer a range of weight-loss coaching and hypnotherapy solutions which are specifically tailored to each clients needs. I have continued to attend further training within the area of weight-loss including being trained by the ‘Weight Loss Master’ Steve Miller, star of Sky’s ‘Fat Families’ and press regular, whom I continue to work closely with.
As a very busy mum of three young children I fully appreciate the pressures of modern living and am here to support, motivate and inspire you to achieve your weight loss goals.
“This is the best thing that I have every done, not just for me but also for my family. It is like Karen has completely reset my mind without having to resort to a diet I now just feel differently about food. I am 20lbs down and counting and am so excited about the future” – Laura, Leeds
“The FATnosis programme is amazing. I have tried everything to lose the weight including surgery but nothing every fitted in with my busy work and social life. For the first time in my life I wanting to eat well and find it easy to have control around food. I have just finished the program and have lost 1 stone without feeling like I am trying and am now going to continue. It is not a diet it is my new lifestyle it is just what I do now” – Ann, Leeds
“I had an addiction to diet coke and was drinking up to 10 cans a day. I never felt that I could kick this addiction but with a mixture of hypnotherapy and tools that Karen gave me to use at home I now drink no cans of diet coke whatsoever and I feel so much better and more energetic for it. I found Karen really supportive and full of good ideas to help with my cravings and found the hypnotherapy sessions amazing” – Emma, Leeds
Master Practitioner: NLP, Timeline Therapy & Hypnotherapy
Surinder is the founder and director of Sprint-A-Head (Wellbeing Therapy). She is a qualified Human Resource professional with over 16 years’ experience working and consulting with multi-national companies as a Senior Manager. She is also a fully qualified Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy. By applying all these areas of discipline Surinder’s wellbeing therapy sessions provide long term, life changing results.
Main Objective: She is able to: break through the presenting issues, reveal the root cause and address the obstacles. Clients are left to get on with their life, be more resourceful and have a positive state of mind.
How Long Will It Take To Get Results?
Clients can expect to notice a positive change within themselves from the first or second therapy session(s).
What Results Can Be Expected?
Each therapy session focusses on achieving results to help the client reach their final outcome/goal. The overall expected outcome is agreed with the client. Examples include the following:
Targeting The Root Cause And Addressing:
- Negative emotions: Such as stress, sadness, depression, anger, guilt etc.
- Low self-esteem: Negative feelings about how you feel about yourself overall.
- Lack of confidence: Negative feelings about your abilities.
- Anxiety: Nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry of an event/situation.
- Limiting beliefs: Beliefs which constrain/limit you e.g. sentences starting with “I can’t …”.
Positive State Of Mind
- Providing self-initiating mechanisms to access positive resources whenever you want, e.g. feeling… Relaxed, content, confident, motivated, determined, focused, organised.
Work & Career Development:
- Addressing obstacles affecting work and progression.
- Addressing stress & anxiety.
- Improving motivation & personal development. Defining SMART goals.
- Advising on career opportunities and interviews.
- Improving relationships and addressing obstacles.
- Improving communication between parties.
- Dealing with past relationships causing upset.
- Applying techniques to control/stop addictions such as alcohol, smoking, food, gambling etc.
Fitness & Weight Loss
- Devising fitness training programme to achieve health & fitness goals.
- Applying NLP techniques to remove obstacles e.g. procrastination, loss of interest, unhealthy diet etc.
- Providing self-initiating NLP techniques to improve motivation.
- Giving nutritional advice.
- Conducting one-to-one personal fitness training.
What Do Her Clients Say?
- Surinder is amazing, I can’t believe at the beginning of the sessions I was in such a bad place and now I feel wonderful”. (Healthcare employee, senior nurse).
- “I don’t feel stressed or have the anxiety anymore” (Healthcare employee, nurse).
- “I was so nervous before, Surinder’s therapy sessions have helped me get rid of my anxiety and other negative emotions”. (Business owner).
- Before therapy, I didn’t have a purpose in life, I have now regained my control and can make better decisions” (Business owner).
- Master Practitioner NLP
- Master Practitioner Time Line Therapy
- Master Practitioner Hypnotherapy
- NLP trainer
- Master NLP coach
- Personal Trainer (Level 3, accredited to REPS standards)
- Post Graduate Degree in Personnel Management (Leeds University)
- BSc (Hons) Quality Management, 2.1 (Salford University)
For enquiries or bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Breeze BSc(Hons) GQHP DipCHH DipSCT CertNLP
Clinical Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, NLP, EMDR, EFT & Reiki
Karen is a fully insured registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP, EMDR, EFT and Reiki Practitioner. Karen is a member of the GHR, CNHC and GDPR compliant. Karen has several years’ experience in private practice and works in a hospice as a volunteer complementary therapist offering valued and supportive therapy to patients and their carers.
Karen runs regular private clinics via an appointment system at The Tower Clinic and offers on-line therapy sessions via Skype, Zoom, Teams or WhatsApp. She offers both a caring and confidential service, professionally tailored to suit the individual needs of her clients. Karen works closely with her clients to achieve positive life changing goals in as short a time frame as is practically possible. Positive life changing results can often be experienced within 2 – 3 sessions, however, as we are all uniquely different it is impossible to predict exactly how many sessions a client will need. This is usually determined by the complexities and how deeply rooted issues are found to be. Karen often uses regression therapy to release complex or deep rooted issues by establishing new learning patterns, through visualisation, metaphors or imagery. Karen is a strong believer in the benefits of regression therapy which is something she demonstrates to student hypnotherapists. Karen’s toolkit is extensive and she adopts a multi-modal approach in her practices. Karen has experience working with a diverse range of issues such as;
- Stress, Anxiety, PTSD, Fears, Phobias
- Smoking Cessation
- Pain Management
- Weight Control and Virtual Gastric Band
- Pregnancy & Childbirth
- Menopausal Support
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Confidence, Self Esteem & Motivation
- Exam Nerves/Public Speaking/Improving Memory
- Sleep Disorders
Hypnosis is a proven effective treatment, for using non-intrusive techniques to help to bypass your conscious mind, helping clients to overcome many problems. Hypnosis helps clients to eradicate unwanted habits or behaviours, supporting clients to find relief from specific emotional issues or assisting clients to build more confidence in their daily life. Hypnosis, in itself is not a therapy but it is used in hypnotherapy to access the unconscious mind in the treatment of emotional, psychological and physical problems. During hypnosis the client remains in full control and is totally aware, just in a deeply relaxed state of mind. Karen often combines hypnotherapy practices with that of NLP ideas or EMDR psychotherapy approaches. NLP techniques are a collection of ideas and tools that can help to understand life more effectively. These set of ideas, aren’t necessarily truths or facts, they are just a set of ideas for a way of approaching life. The essence of NLP is about understanding yourself and about the understanding between you and other people. In conjunction with hypnosis and NLP, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) can help clients to release distressing or traumatic memories. The theory behind EMDR is that many psychological difficulties are the result of distressing life experiences which have not been stored properly in the limbic system of the brain and are said to be unprocessed or blocked. These traumatic memories may need some help to become processed and EMDR is another way to do this.
EMDR utilises the natural healing ability of your body and after a thorough assessment clients are asked specific questions about a particular disturbing memory. Eye movements, similar to those during REM sleep will be recreated simply by asking the client to follow the therapist’s finger moving backwards and forwards across your visual field. Eye movements will last a short while and then stop and then you will be asked to report back on the experiences you have had during each of these sets of eye movements. Experiences during a session may include changes in thoughts, images and feelings. With repeated sets of eye movements, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and simply becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past. Other associated memories may also heal at the same time. This linking of related memories can lead to a dramatic and rapid improvement in many aspects of your life.
Karen is a qualified Meditation Teacher and as part of her specialist programmes often teaches mindfulness, self-hypnosis and EFT. EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping) is a form of counselling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, NLP, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). EFT and similar techniques are often discussed under the umbrella term “Energy Psychology”. EFT may be used to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological disorders, and as a simple form of self-administered therapy. EFT has an 80% success rate with all types of anxiety.
During a typical EFT session, the client will focus on a specific issue while tapping on “end points of the body’s energy meridians”. The procedure consists of the client rating the emotional intensity of their reaction on a Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) (scale for subjective measures of distress, calibrated 0-10) then repeating an orienting affirmation while rubbing or tapping specific points on the body, completed by the humming a tune. The emotional intensity is then rescored and repeated until no changes are noted in the emotional intensity.
Karen Breeze is qualified in a range of talking-therapies. She is as an Occupational Stress Management Consultant and GHR Acknowledged Supervisor. She offers face-to-face or on-line appointments to treat a wide range of issues and for an informal no obligation chat she can be contacted by:
If you would like to arrange an appointment with Karen, please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067
Hilary Richardson – Hypnotherapist with Counselling skills (Cert Hyp Cs) with additional training in Smoking/vaping cessation and Hypnotherapy for children. These are areas of special interest.
I am a registrant member with the National Hypnotherapy Society and adhere to their code of ethics. I am fully insured, and DBS checked.
Whilst raising my young twins in the 1980s I became interested in helping and supporting people to make a positive difference in their lives. Training with, and working voluntarily for, Victim Support gave me the opportunity to see how powerful the mind-body connection is. I saw for myself how, with the right tools and support, people could make positive and lasting life changes. I knew then that I wanted to learn more about the mind-body connection and good mental health.
I qualified in pre-school practice and worked in senior positions in childcare whilst raising my young children and have taken many courses to develop my knowledge of mental well-being and supporting resilience, in young people and adults. I have delivered short mindfulness sessions to children during the course of my work.
I researched hypnotherapy and became very excited about working with the subconscious mind to help people become their best selves. Having successfully experienced hypnotherapy, I knew I wanted to be able to use this totally natural state to help others, on a professional level. I believe that although we are shaped by our past, we are not defined by it. After qualifying as a hypnotherapist (Cert Hyp. CS) and taking additional training in specific areas- vaping/smoking cessation and Hypnotherapy for children, I am delighted to be able to help support others who are ready for positive, beneficial and lasting change.
I am a qualified hypnotherapist with Counselling skills. I am on the accredited Register of the National Hypnotherapy Society.
To complement my hypnotherapy qualification, I have certificates in:
- Mindfulness (Practitioner level)
- EFT (Practitioner level)
- Hypnocoaching (Practitioner Level)
- Reiki (Practitioner Level)
- Suicide Awareness
I did many training courses to support my development and knowledge and have trained with Caroline Dyson of Managing Minds to work with children, using hypnotherapy. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have Paediatric First Aid. I trained with the SAD events team to be able to support bereaved children.
I have done additional training to support smoking/vaping cessation.
I am a qualified childcare practitioner and have held senior positions in this field for over 30 years.
My passion is about supporting and empowering people to make positive changes in life.
How I can help you
If you want to find deep relaxation, change negative mind-sets, free yourself from unwanted thoughts and feelings and make positive beneficial changes in a safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and relaxing environment, please book a free, no obligation phone consultation to find out more.
What can I help you with?
- Driving test nerves
- Interview nerves
- Exam nerves
- Nail biting
- Self esteem
- Sleep Issues
- Smoking/vaping cessation
- Unwanted habits
- Weight Management
Please also enquire about Hypnotherapy and relaxation techniques for children.
I am currently offering a relaxation induction and stress relieving techniques for £10
Smoking/vaping cessation in groups £180 per person.
I offer discount for blue-light workers and keyworkers.
Please visit my website www.introspicere.co.uk. You can contact me on 07422500568 or message email@example.com. I am always happy to answer your questions and to offer a free 20-minute phone consultation where appropriate.