Special Clinical Interests:
Whilst I have a thorough understanding of stress, anxiety and depression, I treat many different conditions. Some are listed below with a more in depth list on my website: www.alexbrounger.co.uk/can-i-help.aspx
Fears & Phobias
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Obsessive Thoughts and Compulsions (OCD)
If your condition or symptoms are not given on either list then please do call to find out more, particularly if your condition is
exacerbated by stress.
What to Expect:
Regardless of your reason for seeking help you will treated with the utmost respect in a friendly and professional manner. Everything discussed is confidential. As a member of the NCH Alex adheres to their professional guidelines a link to these guidelines is on Alex’s website: www.alexbrounger.co.uk/fees-and-what-to-expect.aspx
Offered free of charge, the initial consultation gives you the opportunity to meet Alex and to discuss your reasons for wanting help. If appropriate Alex will explain how the brain works and why you may be suffering in the way that you are. In most cases no treatment takes place during that first session but many people see an immediate improvement in their condition as they finally get to understand why they are suffering in the way they are. The Initial Consultation normally last for 45 minutes although it is recommended you allow an hour. Alex will outline the treatment process and give you an indication during this consultation how many sessions you might expect to have depending on what it is you would like to achieve.
Each subsequent session lasts 50 to 55 minutes. You will be provided with a complementary relaxation CD which supports and enhances what is done in clinical sessions.
An Initial Consultation is not required for smoking cessation as it is a one off session lasting between 90 minutes and 2 hours
I have worked in people focused roles since leaving university with a BSc (hons) in Business Management. My past career included IT sales, Learning & Development and Client Relationship Management. Whilst enjoying it all, learning a great deal and having some great successes from every role I performed, I never quite felt I was doing what I was born to do. The roles have given me a very good insight into working in business and the corporate environment and as a result I know what it is like trying to meet the demands of a stressful job whilst keeping some semblance of work life balance.
Since leaving my last role as an employee, as Head of Client Relationships for an International Contact Centre Business, I was lucky enough to come into contact with a number of highly professional clinical hypnotherapists. I was very impressed with their calm, confident outlook and general approach to life. One such meeting led me to research how I go about becoming one. Never one to do things by half I wanted the best training available. Recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, The Clifton Practise delivers arguably the most up to date hypnotherapy courses in the country. From the moment I travelled down to Bristol for an interview I was hooked. I was particularly impressed with the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Approach that the Clifton Practise teaches and the use of the most up to date research on how the brain works. I am often cynical of ideas that are not backed by sound research and everything that was taught on this course had that backing. The course resulted in me achieving the Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma (HPD) which is widely recognised as the Gold Standard in Hypnotherapy. As a result the techniques that I now use at the Cotswold Health Centre in Stroud have all been well researched and proven to work time and time again. For me there is no better reward than to see the positive changes that my clients go through during treatment. Living in Cam, near Dursley, I am married with two children. The Cotswold Health Centre is my primary practise.
If you would like further information about me or solution focused hypnotherapy please call or take a look at my website: www.alexbrounger.co.uk. You can also follow me on twitter: @AlexBrounger