Hello – I’m Brenda Cox and I am a cognitive hypnotherapist, coach and author.
I help people all around the world to break free of the cycle of negative thinking, anxiety and panic attacks and have been working full time as a therapist and coach since 2009.
I work mainly online via Skype or Zoom, and in some circumstances telephone coaching is also available.
The Story So Far
When I was younger, I suffered from anxiety and depression which led to panic attacks. This had a massive impact on my life and at one stage I was unable to leave the house for 6 months.
I had therapy and was able to return to education and then to work. But I obviously hadn’t dealt with the underlying issues as over the years the anxiety kept reappearing. I suffered bouts of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), emotional eating and unexplained pains.
Luckily, I discovered Cognitive Hypnotherapy and realised it didn’t have to be that way. I took control, learnt new ways to think and was able to let go of the constant voice of worry. This led to me wanting to share this knowledge with others and I decided to train as a cognitive hypnotherapist and coach.
Since this initial training, I have continued to learn more about the causes of anxiety and what can be done to help. Because I’m a firm believer that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution I have continued to add other tools and ways of working to my toolkit. You can read more about them below.
A couple of years ago I wanted to find a way to help people suffering from anxiety who couldn't afford therapy. I also wanted to be able to give my clients a book containing details of the things we talked about in our sessions. So I wrote my book 'No Tigers No Lions - A practical guide to mastering your anxiety'.
If you are ready to have a free conversation about how I can help you to find a way towards your calmer and happier future - contact me.
My Cognitive Hypnotherapist Qualifications and Training
I qualified as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist at the prestigious Quest Institute and set up my practice in Hertfordshire and in Harley Street, Central London. After many years helping people to deal with all types of anxiety and negative thinking I relocated to Essex.
Since qualifying as a cognitive hypnotherapist I have undertaken extensive further training including:
- CBT Coaching
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping).
- Working with Depression.
- EMI Plus or Eye Movement Integration. This is great for working with trauma and PTSD.
- Confident Childbirth (hypno-birthing).
- NLP Master Practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
I am also a qualified Hypnotherapy Supervisor with the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy). This means I work with other hypnotherapists to support them in their work and to ensure that they are working safely and ethically.