During this difficult time with COVID-19 we are facing a challenging and difficult time for the weeks to come. Understandably the government directives have placed restrictions on many social interactions. I would like to reassure my clients, and any members of the public considering counselling or therapy support at this difficult time that I will be available during working hours to provide online support making these services avilable to you in your own homes. During this time I respect there are those who will be under increasing financial strain. I will be offering a level of financial relief for those who are in need at these times of increasing and lengthy isolation. As of Monday 30th March I will be reducing fees until further notice for online support. This includes telephone, Skype, conference calling or other available means. Please call me to discuss further on 07909 888 953. If I am unable to answer, I encourage you to leave a voicemail and I will come back to you as quickly as I can during working hours.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Emerson
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Welcome to Changes4life.co.uk
“I wish I had come to see you years ago, you have helped me change my life” is something that I hear on a frequent basis as a person finishes their treatment with me.
One of the reasons that my clients, over the last 18 years, have experienced significant change, created successes, moved towards and actualised their goals, released fears, increased confidence and their self-esteem is my ability to combine therapeutic methods to tailor their treatment specifically to their needs. I offer a clear, ‘down to earth’, professional, caring approach and have undertaken regular specialist trainings alongside my qualifications. 

This is something that is core to my practice. Some clients may come wanting specifically Counselling, some will come specifically for Hypnotherapy or NLP. Some may want or require a combination of treatment in order to achieve their desired outcome in the shortest possible time.
I have always believed it is key that my clients trust in the quality of therapeutic relationship, helping them to feel comfortable, safe and able to express themselves. It is a very normal thing for a new client to feel a little nervous or even vulnerable when considering disclosing private and personal information to someone you don’t know well at all yet. This is the reason that I offer you a free 30-minute consultation – to explore and identify together the best approach for you and to help you feel at ease with the process.  

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters
About Me - Vanessa Turner

• Overcoming Anxiety and Panic States 
• Overcoming Depression 
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
• Phobia Release 
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) gut directed therapy, Smoking Cessation and Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss System (all using hypnotherapy solely) 
• Working with Young People aged 11-24 
• ADHD/ADD Training 
• Hypertension/Hypotension 
• Working with childhood sexual abuse 
• Natural Childbirthing 

For the last 15 years I have been running a full time successful Hypnotherapy, Counselling/Psychotherapy and NLP practice in Reading, Berkshire.

Most of my clients are referred to me from previous clients, local doctors and other healthcare professionals who know my work and recognise the success and relief it has brought many people over the years. As an Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist I believe in addressing the issues that underpin your symptoms or behaviours instead of offering a short term fix. My work has also been regularly featured on the local Radio (for anxiety and confidence issues) plus featured on the BBC (for weight loss) in addition to local community publications.  

A key feature of in putting yourself back in control is having your therapy designed to suit you specifically. I have also created a highly successful range of helpful downloads to support the more sought after areas people request help with using hypnosis.  

However, nothing works quite well as a tailored treatment programme put together for you solely so call or contact me to make an appointment.  

Please note I am a full member of the Professional Standards Association. See my qualifications and professional associations below:-  

  • GBS Training Consultant 
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma 
  • Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma 
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma 
  • NLP Master Practitioner 
  • HypnoBirthing Practitioner 
  • HypnoTension Practitioner 
  • EFT Practitioner 
  • Anxiety Practitioner 
  • Counsellor 
  • Mindfulness Coach and Teacher 
  • Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counselling 
Professional Organisations: I am a member of the following: 
  • National Council for Hypnotherapy, Accredited Member (MNCH) 
  • National Counselling Society, Professional MemberA member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council  
  • A member of the Accredited Voluntary Register and the Professional Standards Authority 
By remaining in the forefront of modern therapeutic methods I am bound by the NCH and NCS to a strict Code of Ethics emphasising integrity and competence, ensuring a high standard of ethical conduct. This ensures all my clients of the best attention whilst being treated. 
I hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance 
I hold a current DBS check 

Disabled clients 
Unfortunately I am unable to offer wheelchair access at my consulting rooms due to layout however I will see disabled clients at their own homes. 

Happiness is not the absense of problems but the ability to deal with them
What is Hypnotherapy?
A state of gentle relaxation in which you are aware and in control at all times. Hypnosis is simply a safe altered state of awareness making use of the 'alpha' state. The state that you enter perhaps when daydreaming, or just before you fall asleep - a state of relaxation, peace and calm. Hypnotherapy is a means of making use of this altered state of awareness to enable a therapeutic change, in other words, changing an unwanted habit or other area of an individuals behaviour that they want to get rid of. 
You cannot be made to do anything you don't want to do, so if you simply don't want to be hypnotised you won't be. Being hypnotised may feel different to how you expect it to feel, but that does not mean you are not in hypnosis. The degree of hypnosis varies from person to person. Most therapy sessions do not require more than a light to medium trance state which everyone can easily achieve with gentle guidance from the therapist. 
How does it work?
Hypnosis relaxation allows for more direct communication with the subconscious mind. It therefore makes it easier to resolve the root cause of a problem. The mind is then more receptive to positive suggestions for change. 

Is it safe?
Yes it is completely safe, the only side effects are positive, beneficial ones! It is using the natural power of the mind to resolve unwanted habits or behaviour or relieve symptoms without the need for tablets or drugs. It is non-addictive and completely safe without any unpleasant or unwanted side effects. 

Will I be in control?
Yes all the time. You do not go 'out', 'under' or 'to sleep'. You are not unconscious. You can hear and understand everything that is being said. Nothing happens without your consent. You can remain in an extremely relaxed state knowing that you have absolute control. 

My work has been featured on BBC TV for weight loss.

Fee : £75 per 60 minute session

You were born to be real, not perfect
Coaching Using NLP 
What is Coaching with NLP?  
Coaching is a process that addresses particular challenges which may be in your personal or business life in order for you to identify and reach your goals, dreams and/or aspirations. 
NLP and Motivational Questioning are core methods used to explore the world of change with coaching. NLP sees a world where people can be helped to create their own choice and flexibility. NLP is a powerful coaching method and is also used extensively in sports and performance psychology including presentation skills. As a Master NLP Practitioner I view NLP as a core change creation method.

How does it work?
By exploring a specific behaviour, trait or thought process, a person can learn to ‘reprogramme’ their mind and form new behaviours, thoughts, beliefs and actions based upon the minds ability to model. It looks at how your internal language (thoughts) are creating behaviours and actions. The client is guided through a set of language based instructions or models in order to create change. Using the minds ability to adapt and change a person can draw upon other inner resources. This is then mentally rehearsed (reprogramming). 

It supports and creates change by looking at what is happening now, identifying what is working well, what resources you have, what is required, what obstacles or challenges may be in the way and then making deliberate choices to progress forward.

Is it safe?
Absolutely safe and non-invasive. 

Will I be in control?
Yes always. 

Fees: - £75 per 60 minute session

97% of the things we worry about don't happen
Counselling & Psychotherapy
I offer a free 30 minute consultation in person so you can make sure you are comfortable with your choice of counsellor/psychotherapist.  
At some point in our lives we will experience ups and downs, some we can cope with easily and some of these may bring us to a point where we feel stuck, overwhelmed, stressed or just struggle to find a way forward - this is when therapy can help. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you to talk and work through feelings and behaviours that are distressing or troubling to you, helping you to make sense of your experiences both current and past. By doing so you can then begin to develop healthy and effective strategies to deal with the ups and downs and finding new solutions to old problems.  
The difference between the terms of counselling and psychotherapy is very small. A counsellor will utilise psychotherapy to help clients work through their problems. Psychotherapists can also choose from a wealth of approaches to help you understand and explore how you feel. Some therapists also teach skills to help you manage difficult emotions more effectively.  
I have over 15 years of working with both adults and work in the highly specialised area of adolescents/young people (11+). Treatments can be offered on either a short or long term basis. For many years the different theoretical bases of were kept separate. In recent years there has been a growing recognition that an element of all theoretical models in treatment can be extremely effective in helping to gain movement forward in the shortest reasonable time for you.  
I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy and counselling to help you drawing upon the full range of humanistic, psychodynamic and other therapeutic disciplines to support your change. This provides a solid yet flexible foundation to explore and build upon. By providing a confidential and safe space to explore and work through any problems and issues that may have been troubling you. We then work together to discover other ways of thinking and feeling and responding to your life which can support you moving forward with ownership, empowerment and confidence about your future.  
In counselling and psychotherapy you will be encouraged to:  
  • Talk about and clarify your problems and challenges  
  • Look towards the future changes and differences you wish to explore  
  • Consider the consequences of various options  
  • Acknowledge the impact of life events on your own well-being  
  • Help you deal with the challenges that life brings and you may be facing  
What issues can Counselling & Psychotherapy help?  
Counselling can be helpful in a wide variety of situations such as:  
• Stress and Conflict at work Bereavement  
• Depression Loss of confidence and motivation  
• Health problems Relationships  
• Lack of self-esteem Making Decisions  
• Coping in a Crisis Feelings of inner conflict  
• Low Mood  
Working with Adolescents & Young People 11+  
One of the core areas I work in is the highly specialised area of children and young people. I work both within secondary schools and private practice providing support for emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am highly experienced in working with young people with ADHD and ASD. Young people can struggle with attachments, friendships, relationships, anxiety, exam stress, confidence, bullying, confidence, behavioural and self-esteem issues to name a few. Counselling and psychotherapy with young people often requires creativity and I sometimes incorporate the use of play, art or drawing materials to help a young people explore and make sense of what is happening for them. Enabling young people to make sense of their unique experiences in a safe and confidential space is essential for their foundations as they move on to develop healthy coping strategies for life. I have my full DBS check and am fully up-to-date with Child Protection and Safeguarding Training.  
What issues can Counselling & Psychotherapy help with an adolescent or young person?  
  • Anxiety (including separation) 
  • Bullying  
  • Low Mood 
  • Self Esteem/Confidence  
  • Exam Stress 
  • Bereavement  
  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Parental separation/divorce  
  • Self-Harming 
  • Attachment Issues  
  • ADHD and ASD 
  • Trauma & Abuse  
  • Depression 
  • Conflicting emotions  
Fees: From £55 per 50 minute session.
“It’s not what happens to us that matters, it’s the attitude we take to it that counts” Epictus

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines
Help with
Listed below are some of the many problems which I personally have helped people with using hypnotherapy, counselling and NLP. If your particular issue is not shown below please feel free to call me and discuss.
Abuse including sexual 
Anger Management 
Bed wetting 
Driving Test Nerves 
Eating Disorders* 

Exam nerves 
Inferiority feelings 
Jaw Grinding 

Panic attacks* 
Post Natal Depression* 
Public speaking 
Sexual abuse 
Sports Performance 
Stage Fright 
Weight loss 

*If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid
Ever wished there was a little magic helping hand for some of those inconvenient fears, stresses and habits? Ever felt you wanted to feel and be more in control of the things that bother you or hold you back in life? Ever wondered if there was an easy way of achieving these things? This range of titles help you to feel in control of your life, confident, engaged and calm in all sorts of different ways - have a look at the titles and see which you will find useful.  
These recordings are a cost effective way of creating a positive mindset using the incredible power of your unconscious mind - and all in the comfort of your own home. All tracks have been digitally mastered and professionally produced so you are assured of good sound quality and content.  
The recordings encourage easy, gentle yet deep relaxation and are totally safe, natural and empowering for you, supporting you to achieve your goals in the shortest time whilst being calm, confident and relaxed in the process. From beating flying fears, daily confidence building, de-stressing right through to exam and study confidence... it’s as easy as listening... scroll down to find out more about each title and what it can do for you.  
You can play them as often as you would like, the tracks are easily downloadable onto either Ipods or other MP3 players, Iphones or other Smart Phones etc. 

Calm Confident Flying - Track 1 & 2 (booster)
Download MP3: Track1 & 2 - £9.99
This download can help you to prepare for your flight with calm and ease. It can help you to begin to have a more positive and pleasant anticipation of your flying experience – all whilst relaxing in the comfort of your own home. 

Listening to this recording daily for as long as you wish to prior to your flight helps to support your enjoyment of a much calmer and comfortable experience.  

Track 2 (booster):
Designed to be used in addition to Track 1 as a quick 10 minute booster enhancing your calm, relaxed attitude and confidence towards flying.
Daily Confidence Builder
Download MP3: £6.99
This track is designed to build your confidence, allowing you to relax more in yourself and in your life, building a sense of feeling calmer, more in control of your feelings and thoughts in situations that previously may have caused worry or anxiety.
Listening to this recording daily for as long as you wish will help you shift your thinking by freeing yourself from self doubts, hesitations and fears whilst feeling your confidence increasing.  

Easy Stress Management
Download MP3:  £6.99
Everyone at some point in their life may feel as if things just get too much. Problems and issues don’t just go away. We need to work out ways of resolving them and moving forward. It’s hard to do this when the mind is struggling to think clearly.

Listening to this recording for as little as 20 minutes a day can help to calm and clear the mind whilst developing a sense of resilience and power supporting you in dealing with stressors in life more fully 

Enhanced Memory & Study Focus
Download MP3:  £6.99
Studying, focus and concentration to remember all you have learned is a bit of an art and often needs a helping hand. Afterall, not many people have a photographic memory! Many people simply believe they have a short, poor memory and recall.

Listening to this 25 minute download upto 4 times a week can help improve comprehension, focus and motivation for your study.  

Exam Confidence
Download MP3: £6.99
Exams can be one of the most testing times for many people at any stage of their lives. Often there can be a pressure to succeed and this can be from ourselves or other people. It leaves our thoughts running in mayhem and our emotions or feelings of worry about failure creating all sorts of problems from intense anxiety to feelings of panic, a blank mind, sweaty palms or simply not wanting to do them. There is a simple way that exams can become a rewarding and enjoyable way of demonstrating your knowledge and achieving the results you want for all that previous effort of study. 
Listening to this download upto 4 times a week will help your subconsicious to achieve a better study focus, a calm mind and body in addition to a sense of control that can flow through each and any exam you take.
Powerful Presenting & Public Speaking
Download MP3: Track1 & 2 - £9.99
For many people speaking in large or even small groups of people can be a daunting if not terrifying experience that often many people will do their best to avoid! Fear takes over at the mere thought of speaking in front of an audience, all eyes on you, the mind goes blank, heart starts thumping, words escape you. The throat becomes dry, body feeling clammy, legs and hands feel less than stable and the pressure is on to perform!

Listening to this recording daily as long as you wish in your preparations can help you overcome any fear of presenting that once held you back. You can stand tall, speak and share your knowledge confidently and competently whilst feeing self-assured, relaxed and composed.
Sleep Soundly
Download MP3: £6.99
Most people expect sleep just to come and normally it does- it’s the body’s way of finding balance and healing/repairing from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Sleep however is actually susceptible to many kinds of disruption - noise or physical disturbance are not the only things that can keep you awake when you'd really rather be snoozing comfortably and happily. Stress can also be a major factor as can racing thoughts amongst others.  
It’s a good thing that sleep patterns (or habits - and they are habits) respond particularly well to hypnosis and associated approaches. By listening regularly to this recording the unconscious mind can begin to associate new habits and sleeping patterns that work well for you, enabling you to calmly drift into a good quality sound sleep and awake in the morning feeling refreshed and alert. 
These suggestions will also help you form a healthy expectation of sleeptimes, deal with any worrysome thoughts or feelings and enjoy a restorative and pleasant sound sleep whenever you choose.  

Listening to this download can help you form a healthy expectation of sleep times, deal with worrisome thoughts or feelings and enjoy a more restorative and pleasant pattern of sleep.

Slim, Trim & Healthy Weight Management
Download MP3: £9.99
Does it ever seem hard work keeping to healthy eating plans? Does your first spin of motivation seem to wane as the weeks go by? Do you feel as if you fall ‘off the wagon’ more than you are ‘on the wagon’ of healthy eating plans?  
It’s the same old thing, we know what we need to do but somehow it just seems hard to stick to those choices - getting rid of the junk and naughty stuff and constantly watching the scales to see if they have gone up or down! 
Listening to this download can help you create a motivation for changing your choices and attitudes to food and exercise, supporting you in achieving your goals of becoming slimmer, healthier and trimmer.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
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