Hi, my name is Deborah Dodsworth, affectionately known to most as Debs. My background is in Management Accounting, my experience always being within the Motor Trade. I have worked for many Franchises, including BMW, Volvo and currently Ford. I have been a Company Accountant for over 30 years, and still enjoy this aspect of my career immensely. The analytical side of me reaches into other areas too, I am an avid reader and like to get to the logic of something and find patterns and structure which is why the study of the mind and its impact on behaviour has become such a fascination to me and has led me into hypnotherapy.
I am a qualified hypnotherapist (DipCAH & HPD) practising with the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy) and am fully insured. I had my first experience of hypnotherapy many years ago when I sought the help of a hypnotherapist for a chronic skin condition (Eczema). I am trained in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), I am also Trained in Parts Therapy and use all of these interventions to help my clients gain a better understanding and awareness of how their thoughts and perceptions impact on how they behave and if those behaviours are benefiting them.
My philosophy is:
• Love yourself
• Be mindful
• Treat others as you want to be treated
• You can achieve anything that you put your mind to
This is of course, the framework of all my ideals, beliefs and values, many things underpin this ideology, which is based on various obstacles, errors, and bad judgements that have shaped my life and brought me to where I am today. These in turn have been woven from many relationships, beliefs and dogmas that have been welcomed, forced upon me and chosen by me throughout my upbringing and life. They are my sense of purpose for living my day to day life. After all, we are all the result of our life's experiences.
For the last 8 years I have suffered with numerous muscular and skeletal problems which was diagnosed 3 years ago as Fibromyalgia. It was 5 years ago that I began to try and help myself with meditation. This is a learned skill, and took me quite some time to master, I embarked on it initially for pain relief. Then I started to realize the effect it was having on my willpower and my well-being in general. By learning about my mind and what drives it and with the help of hypnotherapy, I lost 4.5 stone in a year and became fitter that I have ever been with an energy and optimism for the future that I didn't think possible. Now here I am, wanting in some way, to impart to others the power and strength they have within themselves.
We are all taught how to use our conscious minds but no one teaches the skills of the unconscious, the imagination, which has the power to shape our futures. My personal journey led me to the conclusion, that we can indeed make a huge difference to our lives. A leopard can change its spots!
I offer a model of learning using Hypnotherapy, Parts Therapy, CBT & NLP. All these methods are steeped in history, some more ancient than others and yet inextricably linked with the major theories behind Psychology today.
Together, we can use all these methods or just some to suit your preference and your uniqueness. There is no 'Fix for All', we are all individuals and the interventions used can be adapted to you.
Whether it's a habit you wish to break, a phobia that is effecting your day to day life, a negative behaviour that is bringing you down, or you simply want to relax and appreciate 'living in the moment', I am confident I can help you achieve this either through the methods already mentioned or by simple breathing techniques and meditation.
Hypnotherapy is my calling, my dharma. I love it and am committed to sharing it and helping others find relief in their lives.
Self - Esteem & Confidence
Exam & Test Nerves
Fears & Phobias
This list is by no means exhaustive, Please contact me for an informal (no strings) enquiry and I will be able to quickly advise you if I can be of assistance.
I completed my training through The UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts & Sciences to achieve my Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis and my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma..