Alexandra Ashida Clinical Hypnotherapist
DSFH, HPD, MNCH (Reg) AfSFH (Reg)
My name is Alexandra Ashida. I am a Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, a clinical Hypnotherapist and the owner and founder of Green Tree Therapy.
My background is in Occupational Therapy, and I have worked for many years in the NHS in a variety of health specialities. I have a particular interest in the psychological impact of physical injury as well as chronic pain conditions.
During my years in the NHS, I have seen first-hand how emotional and psychological problems can become overwhelming and affect every area of life. My approach to helping people with these difficulties has been transformed since I trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Hypnotherapy(SFH), I found approaches to therapy that absolutely made sense to me, professionally as well as personally. They are techniques that are based on robust research and the most up to date neuroscience. They are effective, efficient, safe and can give you back control over your life.
The Solution Focused approach has benefited my life, my health, my work and relationships in so many ways, and it can help you too. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m passionate about what I do and always happy to chat about it.
Alex has appointments available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Niki Lemon Clinical Hypnotherapist
DSFH, HPD, AfSFH (Reg)
Niki Lemon is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, specialising in helping families and children deal with stress, anxiety, fears, phobias and depression.
“Hi, I’m Niki. My background is in teaching and I’ve worked educationally with youngsters from 6 months to 6th form students as well as with special needs children with a range of abilities.
Throughout my teaching experience, one thing is completely clear; The link between how we are feeling impacts on how we learn, and the ability we have to make good choices for ourselves.
Dealing with the emotional needs of my students as a priority has been a strong ethos in all my teaching life, and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is by far the most useful tool I have found to help youngsters, and their families achieve good, healthy emotional well-being.”
You can read more about how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help in Niki’s blog, and if you have a child or young person who you are concerned about in your life, please don’t hesitate to call. We can arrange a free initial consultation and discuss how we can help to get your child the happy, healthy future they deserve.
Niki has appointments available on Sundays.
Hannah Newman Clinical Hypnotherapist
DSFH, HPD, MNCH (Reg) AfSFH (Reg)
Hannah Newman is a qualified Occupational Therapist and Solution Focused Hypnotherapist. She is able to help you overcome a whole range of psychological difficulties, and has a special interest in helping people to achieve their sporting and fitness goals.
“Hi, I’m Hannah and, like Alex, my background is in The NHS where I have worked in a number of health specialities.
Throughout my career, it has been clear to me just how important good mental health is in allowing us to achieve good physical health and I have found the Solution Focused approach to be a game-changer in my clinical work. I get immense satisfaction from being able to help people to overcome anxiety, depression, fears and phobias and live a life that feels just right for them.
I love sport and fitness. People who know me will tell you I can get pretty competitive, and I do love the challenge of working with sportsmen and women to really boost their performance. However, I also know the cliché of ‘it’s not the winning; it’s the taking part’ to be true. Exercise has so many mental health benefits, and I am particularly passionate about supporting people back into physical activity, helping them to find the confidence and motivation to feel better in every aspect of their lives.”
You can read more about the link between physical health and mental health in Hannah’s blog here.
Hannah has appointments available on Monday, Tuesday at five o'clock and Saturday mornings.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is first, and foremost, evidence-based. In-fact it is one of the few talking therapies that was developed from an evidence base, rather than theory-driven. A large family therapy centre discovered from carefully studying thousands of hours of talking therapy that there were reliable patterns of therapeutic conversation that allowed clients to actually move forward with therapy, improve their lives and not need to see a therapist anymore.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy allows people to overcome difficulties and vastly improve their quality of life without dwelling on problems of the past. A Solution Focused Therapist won’t try to analyse or ‘diagnose’ your problems? Instead of looking for issues and problems, we are looking for skills and attributes that are already helpful. We’ll ask you about your best hopes. We’ll ask you about how you are managing in these difficult times? What would be different if your problem was gone? And what might be a small sign of progress? In this way, we can help our clients to facilitate lasting change, often remarkably quickly.
What is solution focused brief therapy?
What is Solution focused hypnotherapy?
We all use trance every day. It’s easy to achieve and is an amazingly relaxing and reviving experience (and has absolutely nothing to do with walking around like a chicken!). It works incredibly well with the Solution Focused approach because essentially, in both, we’re helping you use the part of your brain that comes up with the good ideas and calms down the bit that is trying to keep you safe from threats. When you think about it you never come up with your best ideas when you’re stressed. Almost always those good decisions and ideas that move you forward in life come when we’re driving, taking a shower, walking the dog… when we’re using trance.
What to expect.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy, is just that... brief. You might be surprised just how quickly you see a difference. Length of therapy is entirely led by your individual progress, but our ethos is that the therapy takes as long as it takes, but not one session more. We firmly believe that people have much more interesting and fulfilling ways to spend their time than in a therapy room, and we aim to get you to the best version of yourself, thriving and enjoying your life, as quickly as possible. We always offer an absolutely no fee, no-obligation initial consultation.
What to expect.
Initial consultation: 45min FREE
Individual therapy session: 1hr. £75
Smoking cessation: either 2 x 1-hour therapy or 1 x 2-hour therapy session. £180. (no initial consultation required)
Fast Phobia Package: 3 x 1hr therapy sessions £210 (does require a free initial consultation to ensure this is the right approach for you)
Block bookings: 6 sessions £415.00; 9 sessions £599 (Payment by instalments can be arranged)