Ella MatthewsIntegrative hypnotherapist
My name is Ella. I'm a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Pain Neuroscience Educator, Trauma Release Exercise Facilitator, Buteyko Breathing Instructor and Health Coach.
I'm dedicated to help people move on from anxiety, chronic pain, stress, trauma and limiting beliefs. I'm also passionate about eliminating phobias, reversing insomnia and assisting people to stop smoking.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a brief, solution focused therapy that combines elements of traditional Ericksonian Hypnotherapy with Evolutionary Psychology, Gestalt, Neurolinguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology and Transactional Analysis.
This evidence based form of Hypnotherapy utilises the everyday nature of Trance to rewire out-of-date neural patterns- by examining and updating the unconscious thought processes that have kept you stuck, we can release you from limiting beliefs that no longer serve you, enabling you to let go of past painful experiences, make peace with the present moment and create the joyful future you deserve.
You don't have to be suggestible for Cognitive Hypnotherapy to work, as we understand Trance to be an everyday phenomenon, not a supernatural state. You are always in control of the experience, and it feels like a pleasant, relaxing process- a bit like daydreaming.
With suggestions aimed at the unconscious mind, where 90% of our thought processes lie, we can work together to bring deep, profound and lasting change, always for your greatest good.
If you suffer from Chronic Pain, Pain Neuroscience Education combined with Hypnotherapy can help you to understand, reframe and move on from the pain.
If you would like to learn a somatic tool to help you recover from trauma, tension, stress and chronic pain, I can teach you TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) which help you to regulate your nervous system and find safety, connection, balance and ease in your body.
If you suffer from breathing difficulties associated with chronic illness, or are breathing sub-optimally due to stress, Buteyko Breathing Exercises work to normalise dysfunctional breathing and help you breathe better.
If you need support during a time of your life with chronic illness, my Health Coaching skills can offer comfort and guidance, as well as helping you set and stick to achievable goals, bringing you a sense of confidence and agency.
My integrated, flexible, multi-pronged approach is tailored to fit each individual client's needs. I know that everybody can heal, given the right conditions. My aim is to work with you, to uncover those conditions, and empower you with tools and techniques to bring you into a state of balance, growth and healing.
I offer a free 45 minute consultation to find out if we are the right fit.
For more information, please visit my website https://www.breathbodymind.co.uk
4 Saunders Close
As my therapy room is on the first floor, if you have mobility issues I am happy to offer home visits within a 10 mile radius. I also work online via Zoom, enabling you to have therapy from the comfort of your own home, wherever you are in the world.
Issues often worked with
Free 45 minute consultation.
£90 for subsequent sessions. Most first sessions will last up to 90 minutes, after that, each session is 60 minutes. You will receive a personalised Hypnotherapy recording to further progress the work we do in between sessions.
I offer a discounted rate of £70 per hour for those on a low income.
My Stop Smoking package is £270 for 3 sessions, with a complementary 2 month follow up session for 30 minutes.
I also offer a 6 week program, an 8 week program, a 10 week program and a 3 month intensive program for those looking to work longer term to effect deep and profound change.
Please ask me for rates if interested.
Training and qualifications
- Cognitive Hypnotherapy (DipCHyp) - Quest Institute, Regent’s University
- NCFE Accredited Level 4 Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD)
- Neurolinguistic Programming (NLPprac)- Quest Institute, Regent’s University
- TRE Facilitation with TRE For All
- Explain Pain- Neuro Orthopaedic Institute
- Counselling Level 2 NCFE CACHE
- Mental Health First Aid level 3