About Alexia – Hypnotherapy Exeter

alexia smith - hypnotherapist and psychotherapist in exeter, tiverton and barnstapleMy interest in Hypnotherapy began at University whilst studying Psychology. But it was only after using hypnosis techniques during the birth of my second baby, that I decided to leave my career in Recruitment and re-train as a Hypnotherapist.

I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, having gained my Certificate, Diploma and Post Graduate Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH). LCCH courses are accredited by Thames Valley University, London. I also have a Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) who ensure high standards in the practice of Hypnotherapy. (For a full list of my ongoing CPD please see below*.) I am fully insured to practice as a therapist.

In my sessions I combine Clinical Hypnotherapy with techniques from Psychotherapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching and Solution-focused Brief Therapy. I am a trained practitioner of Rewind Therapy and EMDR; both ground-breaking techniques used in the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. I have also taken additional training in Fertility Issues with Sjanie Hugo, a fertility expert and author of The Fertile Body Method. My training included all aspects of working with clients who are experiencing problems conceiving or who are embarking on fertility treatment. I am also trained in the Hypno-band Weight Loss programme, which was featured on Channel 4s, Embarassing Bodies. In the past I have worked in the mental health and learning disabilities’ sectors as a Community Support Worker, so I understand the effect mental illness and disabilities can have on individuals and their families.

I currently run three private practices, in Exeter, Tiverton and Barnstaple. I am also a resident therapist at NuBeginnings, a boutique weight loss centre in North Devon. Here I work with clients from all over the world wanting to gain control over their weight and who also want to tackle associated problems like stress, depression, addictions and low self-esteem. As part of a team I work alongside Nutritionists, Massage Therapists, NLP Practitioners, Personal Trainers and other professionals. I have been featured on Sky Travel and Handbag.com.

My most recent role has been with The Red Poppy Company, who provide counselling services for workplace stress and trauma. Using the Human Givens Psycho-therapeutic model and the Rewind Technique, I work with clients suffering from PTSD, panic attacks and anxiety. Some of the companies I work with include South West Ambulance Service, Devon and Cornwall Police and Great Western Rail.

I have listed some of the most commonly treated problems elsewhere on my website, but if there is something that is not listed that you would like to ask advice about, please do not hesitate to contact me. If I cannot help, I will do my best to find somebody that can.

I look forward to hearing from you…

*Continous Professional Development

Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis – London College of Clinical Hypnosis (2005)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis – London College of Clinical Hypnosis (2006)
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis – London College of Clinical Hypnosis (2007)
Advanced Fertility through Hypnosis – Sjanie Hugo, The Fertile Body Method (2007)
WHEE for Wholistic Healing – Dr D Benor (2008)
Hypnoband Weight Loss Programme – Newwave Hypnotherapy (2010)
Effective Counselling, Human Givens Psychotherapy – Human Givens College (2012)
Working Therapeutically with Couples – Human Givens College (2012)
Hypnotherapy for Bereavement – Terence Watts, Hypnosense (2012)
Effective Anger Management – Human Givens College (2013)
The Fast Phobia and Trauma Cure – Human Givens College (2013)
Mindfulness in Human Givens Practice – Human Givens College (2013)
Working Effectively with troubled and troublesome teenagers – Human Givens College (2013)
Understanding Anxiety – Human Givens College (2014)
Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change – Human Givens College (2014)
Effective Brief Psychotherapy – Human Givens College (2014)
Addiction: Understanding and Treating Addictive Behaviour – Human Givens College (2014)
Brief Therapy for Stopping Addictions – Human Givens College (2014)
How to Lift Depression – Human Givens College (2014)
Stress to psychosis: How to help prevent people from having breakdowns – Human Givens College (2014)
How to Break the Cycle of Depression – Human Givens College (2014)
How to tell stories that heal – Human Givens College (2014)
Part 2 Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy – Human Givens College (2014)
Brief therapy and language skills – Human Givens College (2015)
Postnatal Mental Health – NCHP (2015)
Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) – NCHP Easibirthing (2016)
From Self-harm to Self-belief – Human Givens College (2016)
Dissociation and DID, The Fundamentals – Carolyn Spring, PODS (2017)

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Hypnotherapy & Psychotheraphy for:

Anger Management
Anxiety and stress
Fears and Phobias
Life coaching
Panic attacks
Performance anxiety
Weight control

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