Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost?
One single appointment (one hour duration): adults £75.
Reduced cost package options:
- Recovery package, six appointments: £375 (£62.50 per session, saving £75)
- Transformation package, twelve appointments: £720 (£60 per session, saving £180)
Concessions: To support clients on low incomes I reserve some of my professional time for appointments at a concessional rate. Please ask if this would be of interest to you.
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How do I pay?
I can accept payments by credit card, BACS transfer, cheque or cash.
How do I book an appointment?
To arrange an appointment please contact me directly by email, or ring me on my mobile 07787 438799.
What therapies do you use?
I offer classic Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and the advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting. I also teach Tension Release Exercises (TRE) to individuals for self-help. Find out more here.
What happens during a consultation?
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
In a face-to-face consultation with me, you are fully clothed at all times and you sit comfortably on a chair. I lead you through EFT, by tapping with fingertips on EFT points on my own head, face, chest, wrist and hand, while you tap on yourself, mirroring me. At times, with your consent, I may gently tap on you too. For Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting you remain seated, with your eyes closed to help the visualisation, while I talk you through the process and tap on your hand and wrist points and occasionally also (with your consent) on your head and upper chest points. Face-to-face appointments take place in beautiful and quiet therapy rooms at The Practice Rooms in Bristol.
Skype and FaceTime consultations are similar to face-to-face consultations: I demonstrate EFT tapping to you and explain how to proceed during Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting, while you tap on your own face, body, hand and wrist points, as instructed by me.
During telephone consultations I give you additional verbal cues to where you need to be tapping when required.
Tension Release Exercises (TRE)
I offer TRE at The Practice Rooms in Bristol on a one-to-one basis. You are fully dressed in comfortable clothing, which allows you movement. The process consists of three main parts: After a brief explanation I demonstrate the seven simple and light exercises to you and then guide you through them. They can be easily adapted to your physical abilities and needs if required and are intended to be painfree. Then you lie down on your back on a mat on the floor to experience the tremoring for about 5 to 15 minutes, depending on your circumstances. This is followed by a rest period, during which you lie in a comfortable position, usually on your side and supported by cushioning and blankets if appropriate, to allow you to integrate your TRE experience.
How long is a consultation?
A session usually lasts approximately one hour.
How many appointments do I need?
There are many factors that determine how many sessions you may wish to have. Most clients book between six and twelve appointments, with one consultation about every one to four weeks. I therefore offer packages with six or twelve appointments at reduced cost compared to single appointments.
Even after just one session there can be lasting benefits. However, it is unusual for complex situations to be resolved in just one appointment, despite reports of one-session successes published on the internet. Commonly clients experience a gradual improvement with each session and then reach a significant break-through, after the groundwork was laid down in previous appointments.
Some clients with certain conditions benefit from ongoing and longstanding work. There is no upper limit to how many sessions you may have.
It is also not uncommon for clients to come back after a while following a succesful treatment course, to address another area of concern.
Over time, as more and more aspects are cleared, often the treatments move from being directed at improving health, to addressing lifestyle issues and personal and professional performance. Clients then really begin to take charge of their lives and live their dreams. This is what I mean when I say you can move from surviving to thriving.
When do you consult?
You can book appointments with me on weekdays between 9:00am and 3:30pm by directly.
Where are you based?
I offer face-to-face appointments in Bristol (UK), at The Practice Rooms.
Address: 39 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JY.
Please find a map here.
For clients who are unable to travel to Bristol, I offer remote appointments via Skype, FaceTime or telephone. These are just as effective as face-to-face appointments.
Where can I park my car?
There are metered parking spaces on Cotham Hill directly outside of The Practice Rooms, however it can get busy and there is a one-way system which can send you on a detour while searching. I recommend parking in the Clifton Down Shopping Centre, which is a short walk from The Practice Rooms.
What are the public transport options?
The Travelwest website can help you plan your journey to Bristol and within Bristol.
Clifton Down Station: 0.2 miles
Bristol Temple Meads Station: 1.8 miles
Bristol Parkway Railway Station: 5.0 miles
Bristol Coach Station: 1.0 miles
Are there any side-effects?
After many years of use on an international scale by a large number of diverse practitioners, there have been no reports of serious adverse events with any of the therapies I offer. They are safe and effective. However, occasionally there can be temporary discomfort for a few days after the treatment, before improvements are seen.
When the biological effects of hugely stressful past events, thinking patterns and belief systems are reduced or removed from our being, the body can go into a physiological recovery and healing phase. Sometimes this can cause feelings of tiredness after a session. Clients who are struggling with fatigue may find this problematic, since it may seem like their symptoms are worsening. However, this dip in energy levels is only temporary and will improve quickly. It is also possible to feel a bit down or achy, but again this will usually settle on its own and give way to noticing improvements beyond the situation before the therapy.
If possible, just taking life a bit easier for a while and even resting is helpful, as well as drinking plenty of plain water.
The vast majority of people feel a joyful lightness following their sessions, so even if there is discomfort, it is not usually an unpleasant experience on the whole.
How long does the treatment effect last for?
It is not my experience that treatment effects wear off. Once a certain situation has been addressed, the results are usually permanent.
What I do see happen at times is that after working on one layer of problems, after a while a new layer or aspect may surface. This is very beneficial, since it results in deeper clearing of issues. It is a sign of further progress, rather than of the therapy losing its effect.
Therefore, it is possible to gain greater freedom, but with this expanded comfort zone comes the experience of new triggers. For example, anxiety may have previously confined you to your house, but with therapy you feel able to leave and go out. However, now you notice that you feel anxious about visiting large supermarkets. This may be frustrating, but it is progress, since ultimately it will help you to remove one block after another on your journey to regaining health.
Yes, they can be used as very effective and empowering self-help tools. However, for situations with a high emotional charge, or with signficant trauma, it is advisable to work with a therapist.
It is also a good idea to consider consulting an experienced practitioner, when you find that using them on your own does not deliver the results you are aiming for. This is not usually a sign that the therapies are not working for you, but more often than not that a subconscious block is in place, which is hidden from your own view, but visible to the trained eye.
The best results are seen when clients combine regular (daily) self-help with occasional (weekly to monthly) appointments. This is a very empowering and cost effective path to recovery.
Why do we work with the past so much?
In early childhood we are influenced by the people in our environment and the experiences we have. During this crucial time in our development we lay down core beliefs about ourselves and the world in our subconscious mind. Depending on the circumstances, these beliefs can be empowering or disempowering, but they will always go on to shape our lives and our future.
The most effective way to address any unhelpful core beliefs is to return to the events when they were created. We do this with ease by tapping into the subconscious memories kept within the body. Resolution comes through insights the client gains while revisiting original childhood events with a wider perspective. We use EFT to de-stress and de-traumatise the memory and then draw on the client’s own life experience to focus on a new belief which is more truthful, empowering and helpful.
Since the subconscious mind records every experience, this process is even possible, when there are not many conscious childhood memories, as is often the case in childhood stress and trauma.
What is a complementary therapy?
Complementary therapies are defined by the US National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) as treatments that are used alongside conventional medical care, and not as a replacement.
What is a holistic therapy?
Holistic therapies treat the whole person, rather than just looking at isolated symptoms. During ill health it is usual for physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual issues to contribute to the overall picture. Through addressing these, improvements in well being can be experienced.
What is a mind-body therapy?
Mind-body therapies work on the scientifically backed understanding that our mind and body are not separate, but very closely connected through a number of mechanisms, including the autonomic nervous system, the immune system and the hormone system. You can read more about the mind-body link here.
Do you also offer standard medical care?
It is very important to realise that I am not offering a standard medical service here. In my capacity as a holistic practitioner I am unable to give medical advice about your medical diagnosis or treatment. Please do not stop any medication or other therapies you are receiving. If you wish to change or discuss your medical treatment, please speak to your own doctor, who knows you and your full medical history, to avoid complications. The service I offer is not instead of, but rather in addition to, your usual medical care. Many thanks.
Are you listed on any other websites?
I am listed on the following websites:
- The main Matrix Reimprinting website
- The website for ‘The Practice Rooms‘, where I conduct face to face consultations
- A website for listing holistic therapies and therapists: ‘Find A Therapy‘
- Bristol Chiropracter Leiza Alpass mentions me on her website
- My GMC registration can be checked here.
Any other questions?
Please if you have any other questions. I look forward to hearing from you!