Fiona Barry Practitioner - Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapist
Bsc Psych./ Hdip Ed./ Msc Psych./ D.hyp/ HDP/ PG.Cert SEND
Fiona is a Certified Practitioner in Hypnotherapy & Psychological Therapies, operating in Cheshire. She graduated with “The Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis, London UK” in 2011 obtaining Diploma D.hyp & Higher Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy HDP.
Fiona's background lies in the area of Psychology, after completing her primary Bsc degree (hons) in Psychology with The Open University UK in (2007), she went on to do further research completing a Master’s of Science in Psychology specialising in –
* Brain Behaviour & Drug Addiction - (Food/
Alcohol & Substance misuse)
* Ethnography - (The Study and Systematic Recordings of Human Cultures)
* Anthropology - (The Study of Humanity)
* Discourse Analysis - (The Study of language)
* P-Grad Adv Dipl. in Education - (Child Development in Family, School & Social Settings).
Fiona who is originally from Chester UK is in her late 30's and has worked in the corporate world for approx 10 years previous to her graduation. Since graduation Fiona applied herself to a career working in the area of Applied Behavioural Analysis as an ABA Tutor both in a school setting (ASD Unit) and continues to work in early intervention and on home programmes for students who have a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Challenging Behaviour, dealing with anxiety disorders, repetitive behaviours & phobias. Please visit www.misssen.com for further information.
Fiona gained previous hands on experience volunteering in various counselling organisations and therapy groups – “Samaritans” and “The Solas Centre” which provides therapies to patients undergoing treatment for cancer. Fiona has spent a lot of her time volunteering for a Suicide Prevention Organisation “Cycle Against Suicide” where she volunteered on the Psychological Support Team offering support in 2015 & 2016 whilst cycling 2,500k during a 2 week event around Ireland. The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
Fiona has graduate membership with The British Psychological Society (BPS) she continues to enhance her skills in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on a regular basis to keep up-to-date with new and upcoming research in the area of Psychology, Hypnotherapy and Play Therapy. Fiona has been certified by Cornell University, Residential Child Care Project, New York in Crisis Intervention Training and has achieved a certificate in ABA First Steps in Autism with Shine Ireland. Fiona is Garda vetted (NVB1) in Ireland and holds (CRB) police clearance UK, registered with the Teaching Council and fully Insured.
Fiona helps with issues such as :
And many more, please contact to ask about other issues you would like help with…
The art of hypnosis has been used for centuries as a form of therapeutic benefit to help overcome a wide range of behavioural and emotional issues. Hypnosis is a natural method which allows the client to achieve a very relaxed and pleasant state of mind, enhancing one's awareness. During the process, the sub-conscious mind is more open to accept positive suggestion, enabling the client to achieve their desired behaviour modification. Intertwining hypnosis with an intervention - helps to uncover and thus remove the causes of deep rooted emotional problems which may be the main culprit of the unwanted behaviours. The use of Behaviour modification, NLP, Imagery Rescripting, Timeline and Exposure Therapy can all aid in the healing process.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind which some might say is an altered state of consciousness. During the sessions you are not asleep and there is no form of mind control unlike that of stage hypnotism. You are fully aware of your surroundings and the whole process however in a deep and pleasant state of relaxation. Usually there is no verbal feedback from the client who is undergoing hypnosis during the hypnotic state, issues are tackled and discussed once the person is back in the conscious self after the hypnosis has taken place. One can stop the treatment at any point during the therapy.
To help understand how hypnosis works, if we explain the different roles of the conscious and sub-conscious mind - the conscious houses reason, logic, the ability to make decisions etc. having no emotional problems at this level. The sub-conscious houses memories, instincts, behavioural patterns and emotions. It is here were emotional problems are wired and often deep rooted. The emotion of the sub-conscious is much more powerful than the reason and logic of the conscious mind.
In hypnosis, the receptive frame of mind achieved creates a path to the sub-conscious thus allowing the therapy to work at a much deeper level. The sub-conscious part of the mind is more responsive to both direct suggestion and analysis. There is no magical wand that is waved and will heal all, a client’s willingness and positive attitude that change can happen is the greatest tool of all, only you have the power to change and create a balance in your lifestyle. However always remember that life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful but little steps over time will take you a long way.
Adults 7yrs to 16years
Treatment Charges - Consultation - 1 Hour 65 40
Subsequent Visits - 1 Hour 60 40
Smoking Cessation - 1 Hour 20 100
Smoking Booster - 1 Hour 60
Please note that is it paramount that Clients fully research the therapist's educational background in which they are advertising. All documentation is available on request at the Clinic to ensure proof of ethnicity. ACMHL Hypnotherapy training is fully accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists and the General Hypnotherapy Register(UK).
Not only is Fiona qualified in this area but she has the drive and passion
to succeed and help make a difference in a person’s life.
Telephone 0750 806 9801
Email [email protected]
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Fiona who is based in Chester, Cheshire West will be with you every step of the way to provide a face to face service to children who are living with special needs. Initial Consultation has no fee and is arranged in person within the family home to help with set up of programme and meeting with the child in their own environment. Fiona is qualified in SEND, Child Development in Education & Psychology and has experience in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), Play and DIRFloortime, PECS, LAMH, Sand Tray Therapy, and Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapy, she uses aspects of scientific techniques which have been proven to support learning. Fiona uses an eclectic approach combining aspects of various approaches and methodologies to suit the individual learner. If the home programme is not an option then online programmes can be developed which aims to keep the child interactive which in turn helps a child to learn and understand the world in a fun way.
Online learning has been around for many years and is used across most universities today.
The home programmes aim to help improve, both teaching and learning for not only the child but to educate the parent to empower them to continue therapy within the home. The goal is to develop skills so the child can meet the milestones in social skills, cognitive behaviour, speech and language skills, emotional regulation and overall motor abilities. All tuition will be carried out whilst working together with your multi-disciplinary team to ensure the programme is meeting the individual needs of the child.