Vanessa J M Buck
I studied Psychology as a mature student from 1990, gaining first a Certificate with Birkbeck College, University of London, Extra-Mural courses, and then studying for a degree full time at London School of Economics (also University of London), gaining B.Sc [Hons] Social Psychology in 1996.
Since completing my degree, I have studied in basic counselling, gaining Associated Examining Board Certificate in Counselling Theory and Skills. This was part of a long-term plan for professional development as a psychologist. However, for many years I have had an interest in Hypnotherapy and its application to Stress Management, and gained my Licence in October 1997.
I practice as a Hypnotherapist in the area around Croydon, Surrey, and can offer you Hypnotherapy, Reiki treatment, and NLP: I use all of these as appropriate to the needs of you, the client.
is a process of deep relaxation during which powerful suggestions are made that help to effect the required change. The relaxation itself is a vital aid to healing and the management of stress, and therefore training in a simple relaxation technique is given in the first session.
Hypnotherapy consists of hypnosis with therapy and hypnosis is a trance-like state in which suggestions for change and for personal empowerment are more readily accepted by the sub-conscious.
Photo of loungers by shore at sunset
A state of hypnosis is common in everyday life - it feels like one of those mornings when you wake up enough to hear and be aware of what is going on around you, but you aren't quite awake yet. It is even just daydreaming, or getting lost in a book or TV programme.
During hypnosis your body is relaxed; the muscles are soft and can feel either heavy or light. Meanwhile the unconscious is able to work on the suggestions that you've chosen to be given to you.