Our Cardiff Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture Services
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OR CALL OUR NATIONAL HELPLINE ON 01200 40 50 22
Almost all clients stop in a single session, but a free follow-up is provided within three months in the event that you have a problem. Our Cardiff hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
Most patients stop completely in 2-3 treatments, so we provide three to be sure. The fee is inclusive of these and our AfterCare service..
We hope to bring AM to Cardiff by the end of 2017.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR CARDIFF HYPNOTHERAPIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS
Our hypnotist in Cardiff is Jessica Dowd. If you would like Jessica to call you, complete the contact form or phone us.
“Excellent. Very professional and friendly. Have already recommended your service to others.” AH, Whitchurch
“Great!!!” LN, Cardiff
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR CARDIFF ACUPUNCTURIST, AND PATIENT COMMENTS
“He was very good and put me at my ease.” AO, Cardiff
OUR GUARANTEED AFTERCARE SERVICE
When you have seen our Cardiff hypnotherapist or acupuncturist we will enrol you in our NSSC AfterCare programme. The support that comes with each therapy is different, although in each case it provides access to our unlimited help by telephone counselling..
Cardiff Hypnotherapy AfterCare
If you need more help, we’ll ask you to come back to see our Cardiff hypnotist for a follow=up session. And our telephone support service will be looking after you for three years.
Cardiff Acupuncture AfterCare
You will be getting three years of counselling and support with acupuncture. In addition to the long-term support, we like to talk with you after the first treatment. This is to assess your progress and ensure that our Cardiff acupuncturist has feedback to prepare for your second treatment.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR CARDIFF BRANCHES
Directions to our Cardiff Hypnotherapy branch
Address: Meredian Court, North Road, Cardiff, CF14 3BE
Directions to our Cardiff Acupuncture branch
NSSC Cardiff hypnosis branch
UPDATES: OUR CARDIFF HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE BRANCHES
Appointments: the week from 19th March.
Our Cardiff hypnosis service can offer Tuesday afternoon or evening, Wednesday morning or afternoon, and Friday morning.
This week our Cardiff acupuncture service has slots on Monday afternoon, or Tuesday and Thursday morning.
To book for any therapy, or just to ask for our advice, click this button
A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Cardiff hypnotherapy branch
Very few people, when they want to stop smoking, think of hypnotherapy or acupuncture first. This means that by the time they get to us they have been on usually more than one nicotine replacement product (NRP). Not a few have also been on Champix, the psychotropic drug prescribed by GPs. We have to accept that most people wanting to stop smoking will ask their GP for help first. Does this give us a problem. Well, the only problem it gives us is that by the time they come to us they have lost confidence in being able to stop
Jon was one such smoker. He had, in his own word, tried absolutely every smoking cessation method before coming to our Cardiff hypnosis branch. We could have said he hadn’t tried everything, that he had tried every drug product, which is not the same thing at all. He hadn’t had any therapy, and was unaware that therapy always works better than drugs. He didn’t know this because his doctor hadn’t told him, but the reason why is another story.
Jon had of course heard about hypnotherapy for stopping smoking. Everyone has. But he had always thought of it as a last resort. Why? Probably simply because it was going to have to be paid for privately. Who wouldn’t try free products from the NHS before paying for therapy? That’s fair enough. (What is less understandable is why some smokers keep going back for products they have already failed with.) So here he was, doing what he considered the last resort therapy. (In fact Champix is a drug of last resort, which many doctors are now coming to accept.) He wanted to book up with our Cardiff hypnotist as soon as possible, which probably meant before he changed his mind!
However, when he made his booking he said something that normally sets off alarm bells for us. He said he would ‘give hypnosis a go’. Now this is not the attitude we are looking for. It smacks of last-resortism. We explained gently to Jon that he should re-think his approach to therapy, and he took the point. We were able to give him an appointment just three days later, and the story should have ended there, but it didn’t.
It’s very rare that we have a problem with a client in an actual session, but Jon turned up at the arranged time to see our hypnotherapist in Cardiff and it appeared that his change of attitude hadn’t lasted long. She reported afterwards that he was almost challenging her to stop him smoking. Now obviously this is a very unhealthy approach, and her first instinct was simply to cancel the session and send him away. It wasn’t as simple as that, though, because Jon insisted that he was serious about stopping smoking, and even apologised for his rudeness. In that situation the hypnotist had little choice but to continue, as unhappy as she was about it. Naturally enough, hypnotherapy depends on a good relationship between client and therapist, and this wasn’t a good relationship.
Still, our therapists are professionals, and she pulled herself together and gave Jon her best attention. Many Cardiff hypnotherapists would have given up, but she is very experienced and took it all in her stride. Strangely, Jon was really very grateful at the end of the session, and in fact he did very well. This was the point. What he needed was not hypnosis to stop smoking but to help him believe that he could stop. Everyone can stop smoking; Jon just needed to be reminded that there was nothing special about him.
NO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP SMOKING
We help people to stop smoking, but we can also help heavy smokers to become light smokers – IF THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT. We have a book on this, and there are lots of pages you can read for free. You might be interested to do this before you come to our Cardiff hypnosis or acupuncture branch. Here is a taster.
….. And they are all important when it comes to cutting down, although for different reasons. Addiction, for example, is the big one when you’re stopping smoking, but it doesn’t matter at all when you only cut down, and I’m going to explain this in the next chapter. Why would I bother to explain something that doesn’t matter? Well, I said addiction doesn’t matter, but it matters that you understand why it doesn’t matter, if you see what I mean, because I don’t want you fretting about the wrong things. Actually, I don’t want you fretting about anything, because to be honest there’s nothing difficult in this whole book. But I certainly don’t want you worrying about a problem that doesn’t exist, and once you’ve read this part you are going to know which bits you have to think about and which bits you don’t, and if nothing else not thinking about the unimportant bits is going to save you some time.
OTHER STOP SMOKING SERVICES IN CARDIFF
Hypnotherapy might not be what you’re looking for. If it isn’t, and you want to take pharmaceutical products to stop smoking, we suggest you see your GP.. You can also visit the Help Me Quit Wales website here.