What is life coaching?
Life coaching is a process that involves working with someone trained in coaching to help you identify and achieve goals, develop belief in yourself and ultimately help you follow the paths that make you happy and fulfilled, using your full potential.
The coach acts as a facilitator and the client leads the process.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy first emerged in the 1700’s.
It is a form of therapy that attempts to address the client’s subconscious mind, in order to make positive change.
• a natural state of heightened awareness
• opens the mind to beneficial suggestions
• makes use of the imagination to help make positive changes”
(source: The Hypnotherapy Association) https://www.thehypnotherapyassociation.co.uk/home
The state of hypnosis is actually a state that you’ve been in many times without realising – perhaps when you’ve driven your car on a familiar journey on auto pilot, or when you find yourself day dreaming in a relaxed state.
There is nothing scary about it – in fact it’s usually a lovely and incredibly relaxing feeling.
Can you make me do silly or dangerous things under hypnosis?
No, and I have no desire to! You will only do in hypnotherapy, what you’d do in everyday life. Your moral code doesn’t change. The person in control during hypnotherapy is YOU.
Is coaching EFT and hypnotherapy different to counselling?
Yes - these are not 'talk therapies' (although we do talk!)
However I am also a trainee Psychotherapist, meaning I naturally bring these approaches and skills in to our sessions. Please feel free to ask me for more information.
What qualifications do you have?
I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and a Diploma in Life Coaching with NLP, both from the Kent College of Hypnotherapy and accredited by the Hypnotherapy Association.
I am a certified EFT Practitioner through The EFT Centre, accredited by EFT International
I have also undertaken a number of advanced courses and carry out regular CPD. (Continued Professional Development)
I am currently a trainee Psychotherapist with NCHP - The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, and a trainee member of the UKCP - The UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I am training to be a Hypno-Psychotherapist/Integrative Psychotherapist.
I am also an associate member of The National Society of Talking Therapies
Outside of the therapy world – I have a first class degree in Communications (BSc Communications, Leicester University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (City University London).
How and where do sessions take place?
Most of my work is done ‘virtually’ using an online communication system called Zoom which I send you a link to. I will also send you the video recording afterwards as part of the price of the session.
I do also offer a very limited number of face to face sessions at my home therapy studio - Covid-19 dependant (not currently offering this service)
How many sessions will I need?
It’s a bit like asking “how long is a piece of string?” I personally find that one session isn’t generally enough. I therefore ask for a commitment of a minimum of three sessions.
The idea of coaching / hypnotherapy / tapping seems a bit daunting and I’m not sure how I should act in a session?
Just be you. I completely agree – anything new can be daunting. And often taking that first step towards a better life can be an uncomfortable one. This is completely normal but after the first session you'll feel much more relaxed.
How much is a session?
Prices of packages vary but generally my sessions are £60 per hour (as of summer 2020)
Can you change my life?
I can’t change your life. The only person who can do that is YOU. But I can absolutely work with you and guide you to make those incredible changes. Coaching and hypnotherapy can lead to wonderful things.
I’ve been told I need to lose weight / quit smoking – can you do that for me?
Hypnotherapy is incredibly powerful and successful for changing habits like overeating or smoking. BUT you need to want to make that change. I don’t have a magic wand. But I do have the tools to work with your willing subconscious to help you make those wonderful changes.
What about data protection?
Do you have a cancellation policy?
24 hours notice is required for cancellation of an appointment, and we can jointly endeavour to reschedule at a convenient time for both parties.
If less than 24 hours notice is given the client will be asked to pay for 50% of the cost of the missed session.
The session will then be rescheduled.
If Charlie O’Brien/Hello Monday Coaching cancels the session with less than 24 hours notice 50% of the cost of the session will be reimbursed to the client.
Why don't you have testimonials on your website?
For ethical reasons, I am not allowed to advertise testimonials on my website. I adhere to this in line with the UKCP Code of Ethics.
Please note I operate under the jurisdriction of the law in the United Kingdom.