Michelle Louise Balson
I am a Registered Nurse currently working in a busy health centre in Somerset, and Solution Focused Hypnotherapist working in The Hampden Osteopathic Clinic, Winscombe, Somerset and taking referrals from Cowan House, Weston Super Mare.
I am qualified and experienced in working with children, teenagers and adults.
In my years of nursing, I became deeply aware of how precious life is.
You can't waste a moment of it on feelings of anxiety, fear, guilt and shame.
Seeking support can be daunting, but I believe that asking for help is not a sign of weakness - it is actually a sign of tremendous courage.
Don't waste another second living with anxiety.
I am also a Practice Nurse working in a busy health centre in Somerset.
Becoming a nurse came from a desire to care for people in their times of need. I became interested in hypnotherapy when I wanted a way to help people to live better emotionally and physically. I believe that when we have greater control over our mental health then we are able to make healthier choices which can lead to a full and happy life.
Living with conditions such as anxiety and panic attacks can have a huge impact on someone’s life and hypnotherapy can help enormously with these and other conditions
My approach is Solution Focused which means that we don't necessarily need to visit past, sometimes painful, experiences but instead we will work together to help you find a way to cope with the present and make changes which will help you towards your preferred future. This approach is not problem focused but more solution based.
I believe that Clinical Hypnotherapy and Solution Focused Therapy is the perfect way to change unwanted behaviour.
The past can't be changed but you can change the way you feel about tomorrow.
BSc Nursing (Health Studies) Plymouth University
I am currently studying for my Masters (MSc) in Psychology at BPP University
I have achieved the Certificate in Solution Focused Practice with BRIEF which is the centre for solution focused practice and Europe's largest provider of solution focused training.
I have trained at The Clifton Practice of Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) in Bristol where I have gained my Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DSFH) and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). This Diploma is accredited by the NCFE, a national awarding organisation for further education. CPHT is a nationwide well respected hypnotherapy training centre.
I have also trained at The Clinical Hypnotherapy School where I have obtained my Diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy. This diploma has built on my knowledge of how hypnotherapy can help people with significant health challenges including long term health concerns such as cancer and the associated treatments, palliative care, pain, complex phobias (needle or blood phobia), emetophobia (fear of vomiting), health trauma and weight management.
I am also a lecturer for The Clinical Hypnotherapy School where I deliver a CPD on menopause.
I have achieved the Certificate in Confidence in Menopause for Health Care Professionals from Newson Health Menopause Society and Certificate in Menopause: The Foundations from The British Menopause Society. I am also a member of The British Menopause Society.
For more help with menopause and perimenopause symptoms please see my sister site hypnotherapyformenopause.co.uk
I am a member of The National Council for Hypnotherapists (NCH) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
I have insurance and enhanced DSB clearance to work with adults and children