You will be welcomed into a warm and friendly environment, ideal to put you at ease, relax, and discover your full potential.
The Apple Tree Hypnotherapy practice provides a dedicated, comprehensive choice of services for your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, under the guidance of an experienced and highly qualified clinical female full-time hypnotherapist. Thanks to our combined approach, our method is particularly effective and flexible in order to meet the most varied needs of our clients.
Conveniently located in North Harrow, Middlesex, North West London, we are easily reachable both by car, being near the M1, M25 and M4, and by public transport such as London Underground, Rail and Bus Links. We therefore cover a large area of Greater London and we regularly have clients coming from Central London as well as Docklands, Croydon, South West London and the Home Counties.
We are proud to say that our clients not only come from all parts of London, but also from all parts of the United Kingdom, from Brighton to Yorkshire and Scotland, Wales and Cornwall (from too many towns to mention here) and we have international clients coming from all over the world: France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Finland, India, Sri Lanka, China, Italy, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Chile, Argentina, Norway, Spain, Thailand, Burma, Brazil, Venezuela, Belize, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Philippines, Japan, Germany, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Spain, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, Canada, USA (California, Florida, Oregon, Maine, Pennsylvania, New York state)..
Our premises offer ground-floor easy access and plenty of free parking space in the street in front of the practice.
These are some of the areas we cover:
Acton Town – Alexandra Palace – Amersham – Archway – Arkley – Arnos Grove – Ashford – Barnes – Barnet – Barons Court- Battersea – Bayswater – Belmont – Belsize Park – Blackheath – Bloomsbury - Borehamwood – Boston Manor – Brent Cross – Brentford – Bushey – Camden Town – Canons Park – Chalfont & Latimer – Chalk Farm – Chelsea – Chesham – Chiswick – Chorleywood – Clapham – Cockfosters – Colindale – Covent Garden – Cricklewood – Crouch Hill – Croxley – Denham – Docklands – Drayton – Ealing – Eastcote – Edgware – Elstree – Enfield – Feltham – Finchley – Finsbury – Fulham – Golders Green – Gospel Oak – Greenford – Greenwich – Hammersmith – Hampstead – Harefield – Harringay – Harrow – Hatch End – Hayes – Headstone – Hendon – Heston – Highbury – Highgate – Hillingdon – Holland Park – Hounslow – Ickenham – Isleworth – Islington – Kensal – Kensington – Kentish Town – Kenton – Kingsbury – Kingston – Luton – Maida Vale – Maple Cross – Mill Hill – Moor Park – Morden – Muswell Hill - Northfields – Northolt – Northwood – Notting Hill – Oakleigh Park – Osterley – Oxhey – Paddington – Palmers Green – Perivale – Pimlico – Pinner – Putney – Queensbury – Ravenscourt – Richmond – Rickmansworth – Royal Oak – Ruislip – Shepherd's Bush – Southall – Southbury – Southgate – St John's Wood – Staines – Stamford – Stanmore – Sudbury – Sunbury – Swiss Cottage – Temple Fortune – Tooting - Totteridge – Tufnell Park – Turnpike Lane – Twickenham – Uxbridge – Victoria – Waterloo – Watford – Wealdstone – Wembley – Westminster – Whetstone – Willesden – Wimbledon – Winchmore Hill – Wood Green – Yiewsley.
For one who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends;
but for one who has failed to do so, the mind will be the greatest enemy.
It needs to be stressed that in hypnotherapy the client and the hypnotherapist work as a team and only by their combined efforts will they be successful. Some people even say that actually all hypnosis is self-hypnosis because without the intention of the subject, the hypnotist is powerless.
With hypnotherapy you will take an active part in your healing process and this will greatly empower you. Your role will be to go along with my instructions (which will never infringe any of your principles or pry into any of your secrets of course). You will need to use your imagination and you will need to really want to make the change you are asking for. Motivation is paramount in this process. I shall provide you with the right tools to make the achievement of your goal easy, showing you the way and guiding you through the entire process. I shall also use and teach you specific, powerful techniques that you will be able to use on your own, when you need them, and I shall give you some simple exercises to do at home so that - when you come to see me again - you can get the most out of the time we spend together. At the same time you will acquire and build up self-confidence and you will be proud of yourself for having improved your self-image and your self-esteem.
In fact "Working Together" could be the hallmark of this ancient therapy: you work together with the therapist, your body works together with your mind, and you relate to your environment in a mutual exchange, every time unique.
Hypnotherapy is truly natural because it does not use anything artificial or chemical and therefore there are no unwanted, harmful side effects.
Hypnotherapy empowers you and gives you the good feeling that
you are really making a difference to yourself.
Hypnotherapy is holistic because it takes into consideration
your whole being with all its uniqueness.
Being such a powerful and versatile tool, hypnotherapy has now developed into many specialised branches, which means that everyone can find help for any physical, psychological or spiritual problem they may have. Because it works on the principle of wholeness and not of separateness, hypnotherapy acts on different levels at the same time and therefore it is not uncommon to witness a domino effect whereby a client comes to see me for a specific problem, in a specific area, and ends up with unexpected solutions or improvements in other areas as well, which were initially thought to be totally unconnected.
Unlike more traditional forms of therapy, which work on what naturally surfaces at a conscious level, hypnotherapy has the great advantage of going straight to the root of the problem, bypassing the censorship of the analytic, conscious mind. This means that while other therapies proceed on the principle of hit or miss, trial & error, hypnotherapy heads directly to the heart of the problem. This reduces the treatment time enormously and in consequence also its cost, making it affordable to everyone.
Smoking and other unwanted habits do not normally have any deep roots attached and therefore can be easily removed in one single session with the combined use of hypnotherapy and powerful NLP techniques.
Although phobias can very often be solved in one session as easily as unwanted habits, sometimes they might have more complex emotional roots. If this is the case a few meetings might be needed to solve the problem, depending on the specific circumstances that created it. Weight problems (both if the weight is too much or too little) often have some emotional knots that need to be resolved before rebalancing the weight in a definitive way.
Even in these cases however, in three to five appointments the problem should be solved or drastically reduced, a timescale which is still far shorter than the years of weekly (or biweekly) sessions needed in more conventional therapies.
There are many different methods that come under the umbrella term of Hypnotherapy. Some practitioners use exclusively ready-made scripts (easily available on the market for a large variety of physical and emotional ailments) with little or no discussion of the specific circumstances of the client (which would involve counselling skills). The clients are offered many short sessions based on one of these standard scripts and although these short, simple and quick sessions can be deceptively attractive and cheap, at first sight, ultimately they turn out to be much more expensive and less effective than fewer and longer sessions that have been tailored to the specific situation of the individual, and are more complex and diversified in their structure. This type of therapy based on several short sessions is very convenient for the practitioner who doesn't have advanced skills. They also don't need to spend time preparing work for the client and therefore – in the same amount of time – can see more people. However it's not possible to cut corners in therapy, and the rate of success in these cases is not very high because general scripts, for abstract, hypothetical clients, obviously cannot take into consideration the circumstances – specific to each individual – which triggered the symptoms in the first instance.
Fortunately many practitioners do write scripts, tailoring them – more or less precisely – to their clients' situations, and they also spend time discussing the symptoms with them, in order to gain a better understanding of their problem, and to – therefore – be able to help them more. This approach involves greater commitment from the practitioners, who spend hours preparing a unique script for each of their clients. However – even in these cases – the personalised scripts still work on the symptoms currently displayed, and not on the causes that generated them (which more often than not are lost to the conscious mind). For this reason this approach still remains quite superficial. In these cases the rate of success is much higher than it is in the previous example, but unfortunately, quite often, it wanes after a while.
It happens regularly that someone comes to us and says that they have tried hypnosis in the past and either it didn't work or its effects were only temporary. Invariably – in these cases – we discover that the therapy used falls into one of the two categories described above. This is because – even when the therapist deals with the specific symptoms of the client – it doesn't matter how thorough the tailoring of the scripts is … the causes remain unchecked. The symptoms are the effect of a problem and never the cause.
We simply don't believe in sweeping the dust under the carpet to make everything appear neat and tidy on the surface. If we want long-lasting (permanent) results we need to go down to the roots. If you want to get rid of a weed in your garden you don't simply cut the stems and the leaves above the ground, you also pull the roots up, otherwise you know that sooner or later it will come back again, because – even if you don't see it today – it is there, underground, and it will grow again and again (and often stronger) until you take more effective action. The symptoms are the leaves and the stems of the plant, the causes are its roots.
The only way to investigate the roots of a problem is through regression: this technique takes advantage of the wonderful ability of our minds – under specific circumstances, like deep hypnosis – to revise the past in detail and bring it back to consciousness. In this way it can be re-examined and processed by a more mature and wiser Self.
Very often the original causes of a symptom are very trivial and even if to a little child an event (or a series of events) might appear traumatic, the adult Self might simply dismiss them with an indulgent smile.
However many therapists do not use regression unless they really cannot avoid it. The reason for this reluctance is that regression work is much more complex and engaging for the practitioner because it cannot be planned and written up in advance, simply because we cannot know what we find until "we are there". Therefore the therapist needs to have received special training in this technique and have acquired – through experience as well – the ability and the competence of finding solutions and "the right angle" for the best strategy in real time, when the client is there, in the therapy room under hypnosis.
We live in a fast-paced society where everything seems to need to be reduced into small pills
and consumed at full speed.
Our subconscious mind is wiser and knows better.
Don't limit yourself to a superficial make-up of your life. Cosmetic quick-fixes never last.
You deserve more than that!
Our therapies are very short, normally lasting no more than three sessions (and sometimes even less), but we always go that extra mile to make sure that you really get to the bottom of your problem and that the changes you will experience will last and not fade away a few months or a few years later. To do this it's indispensable to always go to the root of the problems first, before attempting any work on the symptoms. Ten people might come to us with the same symptoms and need ten different therapies; while ten other people might come with ten different symptoms and need the same identical therapy.
Having specialised in Advanced Hypnotherapy and in different types of Advanced Regression Techniques (both Age and Past Life Regression), and being able to integrate them with a large array of other disciplines and techniques, at The Apple Tree we are confident that – if you want to change – the changes we shall activate in you will be positive and permanent.
Seeing people with so many different problems – who have tried and failed to solve them with more simplistic, superficial methods in the past, but then have succeeded with us – we do feel that we are on the right path. Regression is a very powerful and wonderfully flexible and effective tool in the practitioner's tool-box, however it needs to be used competently and requires more assurance, more competence, more creativity, in short more experience and deeper and wider psychological and theoretical background study, than what is required by the techniques which work only at symptom level. In fact in regression a therapist needs to have the capacity to invent the appropriate script while the client is recalling past experiences, and decide in that moment which therapy is appropriate to help the person to detach from, let go and heal traumas and emotional wounds.
Once the original cause has been removed and the internal dynamics fully explored and understood, then the therapist will know exactly what was lying behind the symptoms displayed by the client. At that point it will be possible to prepare highly personalised scripts to eliminate the symptoms in a quick and permanent way, without any fear that they will re-emerge again later on, or that they will be replaced by some other unwanted effect – maybe even worse than the previous one – because at that stage the roots will have already been removed.
My many years of experience in Education, Coaching, Training and Counselling enable me to give you the 360° support that you need and deserve to solve your problems and enhance your life, in the quickest and most efficient way.
In our practice we offer an integrated system of services because we want to give you the best results without limiting our interventions to the boundaries of specific, "labelled" therapies, in the truest and most complete holistic spirit.
All the scripts I use are personalised, created by me specifically with you in mind, perfectly tailored to your problem and the specific causes that created it. Because we are all different, having the same problem doesn't mean that we can solve it in the same way: we are all unique individuals with unique needs and unique solutions. I shall help your Subconscious to unleash your full potential.
I am fully insured and strict confidentiality is assured at all times. Most of our treatments are also offered in Italian.
Finding a competent and professional hypnotherapist is not enough. You need to feel at ease with them and free to discuss personal matters, sometimes intimate ones that you might be reticent to discuss even with those closest to you.
Our two websites are very rich with information and may already answer your questions, but if you still have some unanswered, or if you want to speak to me directly, I shall be happy to book you for a free, no-obligation 20 min chat on the phone or on Skype, in which I shall explain our method and how it works. However, please note that this meeting is not suitable for discussing the details of your problem. These will be correctly addressed, at the right time and in the right way, during the therapy itself, so that you can have the best results.
If you decide to proceed we shall book a session at a mutually convenient time. However, if for any reason you do not feel like continuing, you will not have committed yourself to anything and it will cost you nothing.
If you feel a bit nervous when the induction starts do not worry, it is normal to feel in this way, particularly if you have never been hypnotised before. Just remember that the more you allow yourself to relax and let go, the quicker you will be able to enjoy the intense, nurturing feeling that hypnosis brings you. On our home page there are links to four free videos (two in English and two in Italian) we have posted on Youtube: if you listen to them repeatedly, they will not only relax you but their repetition will familiarise your conscious mind with the process and with my voice, making the session with me more successful.
And when you come do not forget to wear comfortable clothes!
We offer dedicated and caring life coaching and counselling support. Very often our clients come to us with problems which stem, in part or completely, from emotional blockages, negative thinking and limiting decisions and beliefs. In all these cases the counselling aspect is an integral part of the healing process, essential to reach a quick, lasting and positive outcome. It provides our clients with new perspectives and a new angle of analysis to cope with or overcome the problem that affects them. We start with a thorough discussion of the problem, assisting the clients in clarifying their situation and their feelings, and encouraging them to find their own appropriate, satisfactory answers. Once they have decided on the new, more successful behaviour they are happy to adopt, we use hypnosis to anchor it in their subconscious so that the journey to their empowered Selves will be easy and simple.
This is an integrated, very powerful, new therapy that we have created with our clients' needs in mind. It is exclusive to our practice and you will not find it anywhere else. It is a very effective and flexible technique, able to solve a huge array of problems and ... wishes, making their solution or actualisation easy to achieve and permanent. It is great fun and it develops and encourages your creativity. It includes Visualisation, NLP, Time Line work, Hypnosis, Parts Therapy, Positive Thinking and much more. It's a wonderful way to turn your dreams into reality and to heal old traumas at the same time, in a playful and rewarding interactive process which will dramatically increase your expectations (and your achievements) in life.
Come and try it and you will be amazed to discover that you can create worlds!
Ericksonian and Non-Ericksonian Hypnosis ~ Holistic and Traditional Hypnotherapy ~ Holistic and Traditional Counselling ~ Life Coaching ~ Inner Child Healing ~ Age Regression Therapy ~ Parts Therapy ~ Positive Thinking Reframing ~ Time Line Work ~ Interactive Inner World Therapy ~ Conventional and Holistic NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
We also offer a large array of holistic therapies such as Past Life Regression, Interlife Investigation (also known as Life Between Lives) ~ Future Life Progression ~ Soul Retrieval ~ Soul Release ~ Alternative Outcome Technique ~ Spiritual Parts Therapy ~ Past Life Healer Technique ~ Remote Viewing ~ Spiritual Healing and Reiki, to mention just a few. Please see Footprints from the Past for a more complete list of the spiritual techniques available.
Various Workshops, Courses and Talks are also available: please check the relevant dedicated pages listed in our menu above.
These are some of the problems we can help you with:
Accomplishing Goals ~ Allergies ~ Anger/Irritability/Anxiety ~ Concentration ~ Confidence ~ Coping with Changes ~ Cutting Ties ~ Holistic and Traditional Counselling ~ Creative Abilities ~ Decision Making ~ Emotional Dependency ~ Exam Nerves ~ Fears & Phobias ~ Feeling Helpless ~ Financial Problems ~ Grief, Bereavement and Loss ~ Insecurity ~ Insomnia ~ Jealousy ~ Letting Go ~ Low Self-Esteem ~ Matrimonial/Partnership Problems ~ Memory Recall ~ Mood Swings ~ Nail-biting ~ Negative Thinking ~ Nervous Twitches ~ Nightmares ~ Overcoming Physical and Mental Abuse ~ Over-Emotionality ~ Panic Attacks ~ Past Life Regression (including Interlife Exploration and Future Life Progression and Time Line work) ~ Physical Pain and Physical Holistic Healing ~ Procrastination ~ Prosperity ~ Public Speaking ~ Relationships ~ Shyness ~ Skin Problems ~ Smoking ~ Spiritual ~ Stage Fright ~ Stuttering ~ Stress ~ Traumas ~ Unwanted Habits ~ Unworthiness & Guilt ~Weight Problems ~ Worries.
Before choosing a therapist or comparing the fees of different practitioners, it is important to take into consideration some relevant points:
~ You need to find the right approach for you in order to have the results you want. Hypnotherapy is a very large field with many different approaches: look for the right one for you.
~ Choose the practitioner you feel most comfortable with. Trust your gut feelings, because the rapport that is created between you and the practitioner is very important for the success of your therapy.
~ Choose wisely! Look for someone with a solid background, training and expertise! Hypnotherapy is an unregulated field and even among qualified practitioners some specialisations may come from having attended a training course lasting a few days or a couple of weeks, while others may come from years and decades of specialised study and research in that particular subject.
~ Follow-up support is extremely important. Make sure it is included in the price you pay because you may wish to discuss experiences or ask advice afterwards. In fact you are likely to be given exercises to do at home to continue the work started at the practice.
~ Avoid “conveyor-belt” type sessions. They may be cheaper (although this is not always the case) but there is a reason for this! You don’t want a therapist who goes from one client to another, non-stop, because they won’t be able to give you their full attention. You are a unique human being with your own, unique story, not just one name among many in a diary.
~ Fixed-length sessions are very convenient, yes … for therapists, not for clients! With fixed-length sessions therapists can schedule many clients one after the other and make more money, but the truth is that no-one can know in advance how long a session should last. Its length largely depends on what surfaces during the session itself, and on what the client has to discuss. As you don’t want to stay longer (and pay more) in order to reach the pre-determined length of the appointment, you don’t want to break the flow of the therapy that has developed because another client is waiting to come in.
The bottom line is:
There are no two hypnotherapists who are the same, and your final results will depend greatly on the competence and skills of the therapist, the rapport you have with them, and your motivation and the role you play in the healing process.
Trained under Dr Brian Weiss,
the world-renowned authority in Regression Therapy
Our objective is always to provide a high quality bespoke service to those who put their trust in us,
at highly competitive prices.
We are fully insured and bound by a strict code of conduct. Confidentiality is guaranteed at all times.
Most of our treatments are offered both in English and in Italian.
Our specialised training and experience have made it possible for us to develop powerful programmes and techniques that remarkably shorten the length of our therapies while always using personal scripts tailored for each of our clients and offering FREE, caring follow-up support.
The traditional approach of most practices requires the client to invest in eight to twelve sessions. On average, our therapies last no more than three or, on occasion, four weekly sessions. The benefits of this approach are obvious: in less than a month our clients can rid themselves of problems that have troubled them for decades at a fraction of the cost of a longer and more conventional approach.
All our therapies (including our scripts, and our special programmes) are perfectly tailored to the client’s unique personal needs, in order to maximise their effectiveness. We also tend to organise the therapy in fewer and longer sessions (of an hour and a half or – sometimes – even two hours or more, depending on the problem and the circumstances of the client) compared to the short standard sessions offered by the majority of therapists, which are based on a fixed length of time. We have found that a therapy based on longer and fewer sessions is more effective because their structure (being much more complex) and the scripts (being longer) allow the mind to be more deeply and strongly programmed than it would be if shorter sessions on different days were scheduled. There is also another advantage: by reducing the number of meetings, we cut down on the preparatory inductions that need to be done at the beginning of each session, thereby reducing the total time of the therapy and therefore the final cost.
It’s also important to note that we charge only for the time the session actually lasts. This means that although in this way it is more difficult for us to schedule the appointments, the session will not have to be hurried or made longer than is needed simply to comply with pre-set fixed times.
All therapies are also offered with FREE follow-up support by email because our commitment to you doesn't end when you leave our practice.
Weekdays: we book clients only in the afternoon, between 12 and 5pm. For later times please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.
Weekends & Bank Holidays: a limited number of weekend and bank holiday appointments are sometimes available (which are subject to an extra hourly charge of £10). Please contact us for details.
If you give us two or three possible days in the next two weeks, when you would like to come, normally we should be able to book you in. You will then need to confirm by email that you accept the date and time of our appointment.
So far we haven’t changed our prices since 2011 and actually we often offer a special discount. Please contact us directly to have the current fee. Please also note that the cost is always per hour and pro-rata, not per session.
Because we are determined to offer the best possible prices, we haven’t changed our fees since 2011 and actually we often offer a special promotion. For this reason we can’t offer further reductions.
At the end of each session the fee must be paid in full.
All Special Programme packages need to be paid in full, in advance or at the first session, and the fee is non-refundable. We do not offer a credit facility.
All payments must be made in cash. In order to keep the costs to a minimum, we are unable to accept payments by credit card or cheque.
Because of the way our work is organised (long sessions without a fixed length, their preparation, free follow-up advice, continuous updating of my professional methodology, etc) we normally see only one client per day, therefore cancellations are quite disruptive to us. If you really need to cancel or reschedule your booking, we need at least 48 hours (weekday) notice. If a 48-hour (weekday) notice is not given, the cost of one hour will be charged.
It’s your responsibility to arrive at our practice on time. Please remember that the standard fee is applied from the time the session was scheduled to begin.
We provide an MP3 recording of our clients’ Past Life Regressions (and Future Life Progressions). No other recording, of any type and by any means, is allowed during the entire session.
Wear comfortable clothes and don’t come too tired or stressed. It’s also useful not to build up too many expectations, otherwise you put pressure on yourself.
If you can, listen a few times to our free relaxation Youtube videos presented on the home page; this will familiarise your conscious mind with the process and with my voice, making the session with me more successful.
At the end of the session I may give you exercises to do at home afterwards.
Counselling, Regressions and several other therapies are now available worldwide via Skype and can be paid for via Paypal. Please give us a call or email us for details.
At The Apple Tree Hypnotherapy and Footprints from the Past we are totally committed to a Green and Compassionate Code of Practice. All our CDs are delivered in recycled card wallets (not plastic) and we offset the carbon footprint of the daily use of our computer. A percentage of income generated by the practice is donated to charities for which we also do voluntary work.