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Hypnotherapy at Alternatives

Our Hypnotherapist is Amma Ansah, Amma has a BSc (Hons) in Social Psychology (1985)and a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy ( 1996 ). Amma also continues to study and gained an Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma in 1997 plus completed a course in Brief Ericksonisn Therapy in 2001. She has also studied and trained in Reiki and is a Reiki Master.

The above qualifications encompass Psychology, Psychotherapy, NLP, Hypnosis, Ericksonian Therapy, Behavioural Counselling, Gestalt and Cognitive Therapy (she does not specifically practice the Cognitive ).Amma is a member of The Central Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists which is Affiliated to the UKCP.

As you can see,when booking hypnotherapy with Amma she has a very wide range of tools available to help achieve the desired results.


Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of suggestions or images on an unconscious level, to bring about profound and lasting behavioural changes. This therapeutic use of hypnosis can assist you to discover your inner potential for joy and tranquillity, opening transformational doorways to lasting and positive change.

Hypnosis is a very natural, pleasant and extremely relaxing phenomenon which can be described as an altered state of awareness. This state is a highly responsive and creative one, which is akin to those experienced in activities such as daydreaming, sport, meditation and prayer.

It is not an all-or nothing phenomenon, but rather a continuum allowing most people to be hypnotised to some degree. The individual in this heightened state of awareness enjoys the full range of his or her mental and emotional resources.

Hypnotherapy is a safe and non-addictive therapy that has no unpleasant side effects and may be used to solve problems such as: Stress, anxiety, smoking, nail-biting, phobias, relaxation, sleeping problems, emotional and mental trauma, loss and bereavement, depression, examination nerves, concentration and study difficulties, lack of confidence, physical pain, overweight, speech difficulties and psychosexual problems.

For much more in-depth information about Amma please click here to link to Amma`s page on our dedicated counselling/psychotherapy website

Amma charges from £50 per hour but also offers a discount if booking four sessions in advance, this option will be discussed at the first session.

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