Hi, I am Angela Heyes – a qualified Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Accredited Counsellor based in Middleton, Manchester. My background working in mental health began in 2011 when I qualified as a person-centred counsellor. Over the years I have provided counselling support in areas such as bereavement, domestic abuse, drug/alcohol issues and have worked as a Solution Focused Brief therapist in a GP’s surgery. I feel this has given me extensive knowledge of a range of mental health issues and the negative impact they can have on a client’s day to day life. It has also allowed me to develop a range of coping tools and strategies that have helped clients to break the cycle of negative thinking and lead happier lives.
My interest in hypnotherapy began when I had hypnotherapy for a fear of flying 3 years ago. Hypnotherapy helped me to feel calmer, more in control and get on a flight for the first time ever without feeling overwhelming panic and dread. I was thrilled and became fascinated by just how powerful the subconscious mind can be.
I was drawn to training in Solution Focused Therapy as it is a positive form of therapy based on a theoretical model that I already had some previous knowledge and experience of. It combines Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy which is more powerful and effective than hypnosis alone. It is also a very modern approach, informed by the latest research that gives clients positive results in a relatively short space of time.
I offer a warm, non-judgemental, safe therapeutic environment in which we can work together to explore what your hopes and aims are from therapy. I am passionate about facilitating a problem-free/forward-thinking approach to therapy and believe that everybody has the skills they need within them to effect positive change. Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy techniques, I can help you to break the cycle of negativity and unhelpful coping behaviours you might have fallen into. Leaving you feeling calmer, more relaxed, more in control and focused on your future in a positive way.
I am registered with the NCH (National Council of Hypnotherapy), AfSFH ( The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists) and the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I also attend regular supervision, am fully insured and hold an up to date DBS certificate which allows me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
I believe the key to the success of any therapy is the client’s willingness to engage and the relationship between the therapist and the client. I am friendly, approachable and passionate about supporting clients to improve their mental health and lead happier lives. I offer a free consultation so if you want to discuss what is bothering you, ask any questions or just get a general idea of whether I am the right therapist for you then contact me today on 07946 313167 to arrange a free no-obligation appointment.