PUBLISHED: 10:38 20 December 2010 | UPDATED: 15:18 20 February 2013
A career change from HR to hypnotherapy might seem like a big leap but for Bracknell-based cognitive hypnotherapist Celia Johnson it was a natural progression...
A career change from HR to hypnotherapy might seem like a big leap but for Bracknell-based cognitive hypnotherapist Celia Johnson it was a natural progression.
Whilst working for a quantity surveying practice, Celia Johnson saw a gap in the way project teams were managing relationships to achieve satisfactory solutions within their groups. "I had done some counselling work in the past as a volunteer but discovered that hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming were being used together to create fast and effective change in people. So I decided to train as a practitioner and bring this into the company."
Four years ago, she launched out on her own from home, mainly to be around to bring up her young family. At the same time she realised that she gained a lot of satisfaction working with individual client's personal issues rather than on a corporate level.
"The biggest issues today are anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders," Celia says. Now studying for a further Diploma, she hopes eventually to incorporate diet and nutrition programmes into her therapies.
"I get tremendous satisfaction with the fast results I see using NLP and Cognitive Therapy together," she says. It can take from two to six sessions on average, explains Celia, but sometimes it can be as quick as one session alone for feedback to work. "The potential with this work is limitless, that's why it is so satisfying. In fact, it can improve any situation where communication is a factor, whether it's between you and other people, or just with yourself!"