Find your true bearings
Do you need a helping hand when it comes to issues of dependency, anxiety or major life changes? There comes a time when we all need some help from a qualified professional to help cope with the waves that life throws on our shores.
I’m Alayne Churchill, a fully qualified Consultant Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist in the greater London area and I would love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
GET TO KNOW ME
A Qualified Professional Here to Guide You
I am passionate about helping realise goals. Working with a wide range of individual personalities, I especially enjoy helping those with debilitating fears overcome seemingly impenetrable barriers. An avid listener, a rare skill in today's overly connected world, I can guide you towards practical solutions, slowly but surely.
In 1995, I opened the doors to my practice to patients in the greater London area, offering them a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy services to guide them through life’s most complex matters. At Star Compass, I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you will require in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic of circumstances.
PSYCHOTHERAPY & HYPNOTHERAPY
26th November 1994
Alayne Churchill is a Consultant Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist having trained with The Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Training Association (PHTA) at Regents College, London, qualifying in 1994.
The course is approved by The National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).
HYPNOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION & REGISTERS
From the mid-1990s
Has maintained multiple years of membership with The Hypnotherapy Association MHA (RegHyp) and UK Hypnotherapy Register (MHA-UKHR), as well as a Registered Hypnotherapist with The General Hypnotherapy Register and a founding member of The Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (FMHPA). All members follow a strict code of ethics, including a strict confidentiality clause.
Several training course Diplomas are also held with The London College of Clinical Hypnosis including “Cessation of Smoking” and “Aspects of Pain and Stress Management” with the Royal Society of Medicine.
PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
Previous to these qualifications Alayne studied in the Specialist fields of Psychology, Sociology, and Social and Community Studies, qualifying in 1992, and also holds specialist skills in Communication, IT and Numeracy.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In my therapy sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and feelings. Whether you’re going through anxiety and depression, a hard relationship, or trying to overcome a dependency - I have the tools and professional experience to help you get ahead.
SERVICES I OFFER
At Star Compass, I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.
Many people suffer needlessly from problems that could be helped by psychotherapy or counselling. This may be due to stress of personal, marital, family or relationship problems from bereavement, loneliness or other ailments.
Some clients use therapy as part of a lifestyle audit, or because they feel that they have lost track of where they are going in their lives and want to stop, take stock, and make changes or future plans.
-Not currently offered due to COVID-19
Examples include cessation of smoking, drinking excessively, fears and phobias, anxiety and panic attacks, inhibitions, depression, pain, insomnia and nightmares, negative thinking, inferiority feelings, self-consciousness, indecisiveness and mid-life crisis.
There may also be a lack of self-confidence, self-respect, assertiveness, motivation, drive, and possibly you would like to learn the art of general relaxation to relieve tension or self-hypnosis for ongoing well-being.
ANALYTICAL THERAPY AND CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY
-Not currently offered due to COVID-19
To discover the root causes of the more complex psychological problems. “Hypno” relates to the doctrine of cause and effect; for every effect (the symptom) must have a cause. This type of analysis reveals and removes the cause and thus relieves the symptoms.
.. BUT WHAT IS CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy, and a hypnotic trance is a natural state of deep relaxation with a heightened awareness but with a powerful therapeutic value.
The conscious mind is the way that we think, understand, communicate and make decisions and exercise our free will controlled within the limits of our intellectual capacity. However, underlying that, we have the subconscious part of the mind, over which we do not have the same level of voluntary control, and that is where the problems begin. The conscious part of your mind is like the tip of the iceberg.
Hypnosis opens a line of communication with the subconscious – the submerged section of the iceberg, which controls our behaviour and can be responsible for causing and curing so many of the problems that occur in our lives. You will not do anything in hypnosis that you would not normally be will to do. You will be aware of any suggestions made to you and able to reject anything that contradicts your values or beliefs.
The difference hypnosis makes is that it can help you achieve things that you would not be able to achieve in a different state of consciousness.
With the hypnotherapy sessions personal scripts are exclusively written to suit each client's individual requirements as an ongoing part of your continuing therapy.
All the Answers You Seek, In One Place
DO YOU DEAL WITH ALL CLIENTS?
At Star Compass we specialize in adult patients from 18-65+ years of age. We respectively suggest that those with children seeking therapy, see a counsellor specializing in child and adolescent conditions.
HOW HAS COVID AFFECTED BUSINESS?
The situation with COVID has not only created terrible pain and upheaval globally but it has offered challenges for therapy that often requires the personal touch.
Star Compass is therefore currently offering sessions using the telephone or Zoom platform with the latter ensuring patients can still receive visual cues that are helpful in one-to-one therapy.
ARE APPOINTMENTS FLEXIBLE?
Yes. Appointments are flexible, and can be held at a mutually convenient time, including daytime, evenings and even Saturday morning on special request. We are closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
HOW IS EACH SESSION STRUCTURED?
Each session affords one-to-one personal attention. With the hypnotherapy sessions, personal scripts are exclusively written to suit each client's individual requirements as an ongoing part of your continuing therapy.
The unique nature of each and every problem makes it impossible to be totally accurate about the number of sessions needed.
HOW IS PAYMENT MADE?
Payment is made in advance through our instant booking system. PayPal gives you peace of mind and accepts all major credit cards.
WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON CANCELLATION?
A full refund will be issued if the cancellation is placed within 48 hours of the appointment HOWEVER this is dependent on no script work for hypnosis or phobias having started; in such cases 50% of the fee may be forfeit.