Thinking about having therapy can feel a bit scary so it’s good to know a bit about who you might be entrusting yourself to. So here’s a little bit about me.
I’m Denise Searle, 58 years young. Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Approved Therapeutic Foster Carer.
I’m passionate about helping people overcome the effects of Trauma and Abuse, helping survivors to be free from PTSD, Anxiety, physical & emotional Pain and emotionally related Weight problems.
Like many people I’ve had lots of ups and downs in my life including divorcing parents which was very unusual in the late 60s, I was a child carer for my disabled mum and spent some time in foster care. I could have crumpled and been a victim but instead my experiences made me resiliant and gave me strength.
That resiliance really made a difference when I became a Therapeutic Foster Carer in 2011. We cared for children who were survivors of the worst kinds of abuse and neglect imaginable
I always knew that I wanted to do something that would help people but never knew exactly what that was until we decided to adopt our foster daughter. I had to find an alternative income but couldn’t stand the thought of having a ‘normal’ job again. I had studied the effects of child and adult trauma over 5 years and had specialist trauma training for adult survivors of child abuse. I knew I had to find something that would enable to me to continue helping adult survivors of abuse.
After researching all the options I realised that Clinical Hypnotherapy was one of the most effective therapeutic methods to help adult survivors of abuse, whatever age that abuse happened. The treatments are fast when compared with traditional talking therapies and have less potential to retraumatise the client.
The methods I use bring about fast results compared to traditional talking therapies without needing to rake up the past so there’s less risk of retraumatisation.
Most doctors and therapists, even the most eminent psychiatrists and psychotherapists learn about Trauma, Abuse, PTSD or Anxiety Disorders from books or in the classroom. As a Therapeutic Foster Carer I live alongside it in my own home so have a unique understanding of how it really affects a person, what the person having a flashback or panic attack actually experiences rather than what a text book says they experience. Very few if any therapists have this unique experience. This is what gives me a different understanding of the struggles you are facing and allows me to bring a different approach to my therapy.
I have combined my experience as a Therapeutic Foster Carer with traditional hypnotherapy and new modern therapies to bring a new approach to helping survivors overcome the effects of Trauma & Abuse, Anxiety, PTSD, Pain and Obesity due to Emotional Overeating.
Clients begin to notice changes in how they feel after the first session and can be free from symptoms after 3-4 sessions (though we are all unique and some people may require fewer or more sessions.)
I am a fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist (trainee). I am trained in a variety of traditional and modern therapies and treatments including NLP, Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis, Kinetic Shift®, Blast – Technique® EMDR and S.T.E.P.S ™ Pain Protocol amongst others.
I hold a fully Enhanced DBS checked allowing me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
“Cannot actually put into words what Denise has done for me today… After suffering recent medical trauma and in a very dark place, I had one session with Denise and just through video link she has turned every single negative into a positive, and the worries of “what might be” have also disappeared… So early this a.m I take my huge clan on a flight I never thought I’d make…. Denise you really have seemed to work a miracle… Words truly are not enough. Thank you xx” – B Flood – OxfordREAD MORE HERE