My name is Caron Iley and I am an award winning Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Senior Lecturer at CPHT Leeds. I am also a fully qualified Solution Focused Supervisor offering one to one or group supervision..
I came to hypnotherapy after suffering an anxiety attack while making the bed!!! I ended up in A&E with chest pains and struggling to breath – initially the doctors suspected a heart attack!
I was eventually diagnosed with anxiety which surprised me at the time as I wasn’t feeling particularly anxious.
However I am no stranger to anxiety. I spent 10 years battling infertility, embarking on various treatments which included invasive surgeries, tests and resulting in several rounds of IVF. This was hugely stressful and for most of that time of my life I was firmly in my negative brain!!
Luckily, this time when I went to visit my GP he recommended Mindfulness and after lots of research and discussion with a friend who suffers with anxiety, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy came into my life – I have never looked back!!
The core of SFH is to help with a variety of issues like anxiety, depression and confidence and to help you remember what is positive or good in your life, as this is so easily forgotten in the whirlwind of our daily lives and of course even more so when we are steeped in complete negativity and cannot see a way out.
Using a variety of tools and working together with you, the client, we literally change your mindset, rewiring the brain to change your habit from thinking in a negative way to a positive way, while calming your mind and restoring confidence.
This helps you to feel in control once again.
Away from work I love long country walks with my little sidekick Princess Lola. I enjoy reading, socialising with friends, blue skies and sunshine and of course precious family time with my husband and grown-up daughter. I try to practice what I preach but I’m not perfect, I love my job and sometimes a long day in the therapy room doesn’t feel like work and I have to remind myself to have some me time.
My journey as a Hypnotherapist has been exciting and fulfilling. I was honoured to be crowned winner at the Bolton Health and Wellbeing Awards in the category for Mental Health Coach/Mentor. Early 2020 I became a Senior Lecturer for CPHT Leeds, training others to become Solution Focused Hypnotherapists and have recently become a Supervisor, supporting and encouraging other Hypnotherapists in their work.
There are no words for how rewarding being a hypnotherapist is – watching clients literally turning their lives around, overcoming obstacles and helping them to be the person they recognise again.
I am passionate and completely enthusiastic about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy – I will do everything I can to help you feel like you again!