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Clinical Hypnotherapist

specialising in anxiety disorders

in South East London and Online

I offer warm supportive guidance 
to help you unpack your issue
and get to the root cause of anxiety
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Ivy Kirk,

MSc CAMH, MSc Dev Sc, BSc Psych.

Hello,

I am a clinical hypnotherapist specialising in anxiety disorders, based in South East London and online. I work with adults and young people (age 11+) in English and French. I offer you warm and supportive guidance to unpack your issue and get to the root of your anxiety. 

 

Anxiety can manifest in a variety of ways including stress, general or social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviours, procrastination, burn-out, depression, dissociation, low self-esteem, loneliness, unhealthy eating and trauma responses. I focus on resolving the root cause of your anxiety.

 

My approach

With me therapy is an enrichment process. You'll gain a deeper understanding of who you are, your needs, defence mechanisms and coping strategies and beliefs that keep you trapped. You’ll discover what happens when you let go of the need to be perfect, to be liked or to conform to others' expectations and you allow yourself to be yourself. You’ll be surprised to notice how quickly anxiety recedes when you teach your inner voice to be kinder. 

How to choose your therapist?

That’s an important question. Time after time, studies show that the main factor influencing the outcome of therapy is the quality of relationship between you and your therapist. So why not give me a call and see how you feel about talking to me?

I will simply ask you to tell me a little bit about what brings you to therapy. This is your opportunity to ask me any questions. There is no obligation at this stage, as I recommend you take time to consider whether you are ready for therapy and whether we are a good fit. You can book a free chat on 07838169923 now.

 

I follow the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) codes of ethical practice.  

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Hypnotherapy for anxiety

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Ivy Kirk,

MSc CAMH, MSc Dev Sc, BSc Psych.

I offer warm supportive guidance to help you unpack your issue and get to the root of your anxiety. These are some of the issues that I can help you resolve. 

  • Stress, anxiety and panic disorders

  • Social anxiety

  • Phobias and fears

  • Obsessive compulsive behaviours, intrusive thoughts

  • Inner critic, imposter syndrome

  • Sleep disorders

  • Depression, post-natal depression

  • Anger, irritability, difficulty with emotional regulation

  • Confidence, low self-esteem

  • Loss

  • Trauma related conditions, PTSD

  • Performance anxiety

  • Procrastination, loss your 'mojo'

  • Motivation, lack of focus 

  • Burnout

  • Life transitions, identity crisis

  • Loneliness, disconnection

  • Emotional eating,

  • Digestive disorders

  • Sexual and gender identity

  • Teens

What are anxiety disorders?

Our Central Nervous System (CNS) governs our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. It has evolved for survival. To keep us safe, our CNS detects sources of stress in our environment and prepares our body to act and think quickly. Although we all have the same CNS structure, we are unique in our sensitivity and reactivity to stress. Anxiety can arise when our CNS gets overloaded or dys-regulated. People often manage anxiety by withdrawing or avoiding situations, and develop limiting, ritualistic or addictive coping strategies. In the long run, this increases anxiety and chips away your confidence, leaving you feeling lonely isolated, empty. I am here to help you.

Interpersonal stress

Feelings and emotions are an important signalling system, that gives you feedback about your social environment. Learning to value how you feel is an important part of healing. Personal relationships can be impacted by anxiety, relationships can also contribute to it. I can help you recognise unhealthy patterns and develop healthy personal boundaries and communication. 

Early life adversity and trauma

At pre-verbal and pre-cognitive stages, children experience the world through their senses and emotions. Trauma results from experiences that are too much, too fast, too soon, too big for the nervous system to process. Those psychological emotional wounds affect the course of your development. 

 

There are three types of trauma. Acute trauma can result following a single overwhelming event. Chronic trauma can result from an ongoing harmful situation such as domestic violence. Complex trauma can result from an accumulation of harmful and overwhelming events that may not be related. Your trauma responses are expressed at different levels of our being: physiological, behavioural, emotional and memory and can be complex. 

 

When it comes to healing trauma, it is important to consider the type of trauma you have experienced and the specific trauma responses that you have developed. Though the idea of releasing trauma quickly may sound appealing, trauma is also an important part of your story. Making sense of what happened is equally important as releasing the emotions. I'll make sure that you don't repeat the same, doing too much, too fast, too soon. I will help you come to terms with the past at your own pace and in a safe way. 

I offer warm and supportive sessions in English or French, online or face-to-face. To find out more about how I can help with your personal issue, please contact me now on (+44) 07838 169923.

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