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Hypnotherapy in East London

Rowenna Clifford -  Hypnotherapist in Hackney

Cognitive Hypnotherapist in Hackney

About Me

Hi, I'm Rowenna Clifford, and I am a Cognitive Hypnotherapist in Hackney and online. I offer Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching for people who have faced challenges in life.

Using these techniques, I help people free themselves of feelings of low self-worth and develop a deeper sense of belonging in life. Through compassion and understanding, I provide a space where you can feel completely safe to open up and start the healing process.

My Story

Like many people, I've faced my fair share of challenges in life. Crippling social anxiety and phobias in my mid 20s to early 30s, kept me stuck in my story and never feeling good enough.

Having been brought up by addict parents, drugs and alcohol were all around me. Unsurprisingly, I took the same path in  my early teens, dropping out of school early and becoming involved in the underground party scene.

Living a life on the margins of society for over a decade, addiction and antiestablishment-ism became a big part of my identity. But in my early 20s, having lost several friends already to drugs and alcohol, I decided I wanted more from life.

I got myself enrolled onto a college art course, and left the scene that had been my home and family behind. And this was when I realised all that the drugs and drink had been masking.

At the time, the conversation around mental health issues was nowhere near the level of understanding we have today. I had no idea what was happening to me when I had my first panic attack (that I was conscious of - I later realised I'd been having them since childhood).

Change is Possible

I remember thinking that I would never be free of the symptoms of anxiety. At the time I thought that the best I could hope for was to learn to cope with them.

I'm happy to say that I was very wrong about this. I now live a life completely free of panic attacks, and a healthy level of appropriate anxiety.

If you can resonate with how I felt back then, you may also often feel like this:

  • Tired of living a mediocre existence
  • So desperate to feel happy you reach for food, drugs/drink, sex or other habits
  • Feeling awkward and unable to express yourself fully around others
  • Going over and over past negative memories or conversations in your mind
  • Feeling heavy, disheartened and unsatisfied with life

These are just some of the affects of living a life of low self-worth. But it doesn't have to continue this way.

How I Got to Where I Am Now - A Hypnotherapist in Hackney

I understand how limiting a challenging past can feel. But, my journey also showed me that with the right kind of therapy, it is possible to build a new story and to live a life of happiness and success.

I first discovered NLP and Hypnotherapy, in my late 20s when I finally decided to get some help. This was the beginning of a life changing journey for me, which ultimately lead me to training and now working with The Quest Institute.

After 10 years in a successful teaching career, against all the odds, I wanted to do more to help people who struggled like I did.

I knew the power that Hypnotherapy had to change lives, as it had done this for me. When I found Quest, and met Trevor Silvester and the team, I knew this was the path forward for me.

After qualifying as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and going on to the Master programme, my career as a Hypnotherapist in Hackney began.

After running a busy private practice for over a year, I took a contact with the NHS during the first year of the pandemic. This was a great opportunity to bring Cognitive Hypnotherapy to more people on the NHS, and also to support the staff on the frontline.

During this time, I also became an assistant teacher on the Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma at The Quest Institute. Working alongside the core team, I support the students to develop their skills and become robust therapists with the confidence to help others struggling in many different ways.

You can find me at my private practice, working as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist in Hackney, East London and online.

The Many Benefits To Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP Coaching

Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP Coaching can help you if you’re struggling with feelings of low self-worth, lack of confidence or anxiousness about the future. It can help you to:

  • Feel better about who you are as a person
  • Become more confident, calm and comfortable in your own skin
  • Let go of the past and enjoy being you
  • Begin to express yourself and your emotions more effectively

These are just a few of the ways Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP Coaching can help.

Rowenna Clifford, Hypnotherapist in Hackney, London and online: Areas of Interest and Other Training

Having experienced acute anxiety myself, as well as CPTSD and addictions, I find great pleasure in helping people to overcome these struggles.

My understanding of trauma, and the somatic effects of this, has lead me to train with The IEMT Association. I am a qualified IEMT practitioner, and I have been able to help many people suffering with all kinds of trauma and PTSD.

I have also studied Parts Therapy, with the world-famous Dr. Brian Roet, and I hold qualifications as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.

Over the years I have studied with The London Buddhist Centre, Kadampa, The Mindfulness in School's Project and Skillful Mind. I've also attending silent meditation retreats with the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.

Getting You To Where You Want To Be

Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP Coaching can help you to feel more balanced and sure about yourself in life. Let’s start with a chat and discover how I can help.

Book a free 30 minute phone consultation to find out more. During your free consultation, you'll get a chance to share what you're experiencing and ask me any questions about how I can help. You'll also get a sense of how I work and if it feels like the right fit, as it's important to choose the right therapist for you.

If you're looking for a Hypnotherapist in Hackney, book your free 30 minute phone consultation here. I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your journey.

 

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My Qualifications

Cognitive Hypnotherapy:

Quest Institute: Master Practitioner Cog Hyp, DipCHyp (Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma) NLPprac (Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner)

I am also an Assistant Teacher on the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma

Dr. Brian Roet: Integrated Parts Therapy

IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy): The IEMT Academy, Matt Kendall

Other Training

Health Coaching Academy - Certified Health Coaching Foundation

OLLIE Foundation: ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Mindfulness Training:

MiSP: Trained to Teach .b

Skillful Mind: Certified Meditation Leader

Teaching Qualifications: 

UEL: Cert Ed DTLLS, QTLS

 

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