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Bríd Scanlon-Johal

Certified By: BACP
From: Sandringham Road, London LONDON, East London, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Via Skype, Secure Video Call
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self - Esteem, Sleep concerns, Stress
Target Age Group: Adult
Therapist Since: 01/09/2015

About Me

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, and a specialist in Rapid Transformational Therapy.

I have worked with many professional women over the years I’ve been in practice. I understand how frustrating it can be for women who are used to achieving and seeing results quickly, to spend months and thousands of pounds in talk therapy and not really feel any tangible, significant shifts, often for years.

I wanted to be able to help my clients to achieve significant results as quickly as possible.

Having researched and experienced many techniques I discovered the power of hypnotherapy, specifically Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and have since used it in combination with other therapeutic techniques (including aspects of Psychodynamic,  Solution Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and NLP) to best suit each individual client. I am now able to help my clients to achieve their goals by getting right to the core of what it is that’s been holding them back, sometimes in as little as three sessions.

Working together I have been able to help my clients to feel a positive shift in as little as 3 sessions with me.

To find out more about RTT, the process and how it works contact me for a free 20 minute discover call…

My Experience

I run a successful private practice seeing clients both face-to-face and on-line via Skype or Zoom.  I have also worked for Barts NHS Trust, within the Psychological Support Bereavement Centre at Whipps Cross, London.

I absolutely love what I do and over the years have spent a long time understanding and finding the best way of offering clients the best form of therapy in helping them achieve their goals in a much quicker time frame.  However, I do view every client as an individual with their own unique experiences, so my therapeutic approach is suited to an individual’s needs rather than being prescriptive.

I am an experienced and professionally qualified BACP registered member and Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist.

I have regular fortnightly Clinical supervision and regularly attend CPD courses and training. As part of my own personal development, I have been in personal therapy for over fifteen years.

Here’s what some of my clients have said about their experiences of therapy

“Brid helped me through a really difficult time in my life. I feel that without her I wouldn’t feel as strong and positive about my future as I do now. In our sessions she was encouraging and patient. We talked through my problems and how best to address them. I found her techniques really helped me in delving deeper into myself and yet also they helped in how to overcome the issues at hand. She will always be my first ‘go-to’ therapist” S.R – Brighton


“I recently had a session with Brid as I had an underlying feeling of not being good enough.  Brid made me feel entirely at ease, and I felt safe during the session.

I saw an immediate impact following the session.  My confidence received a boost.  I started a new job and I felt sure and certain of myself during my first week. I asserted myself into the role and didn’t have any of the hesitancy that I would have previously.

I also started to see links between the challenges in my life and to understand why I struggle with certain things. It’s helped me to make sense of some of the confusion I had and I see things more clearly.  I don’t feel paralysed by indecision anymore.

I’d like to do another session in a few months and see if I get another “power boost.” I would definitely recommend working with Brid.  You will see real benefits” L.B – London, E10


“I went to see Brid to work on my anxiety. I was attracted to Brids work because of the possibility of addressing problems directly and getting quicker results.

The session with Bríd was such an amazing experience. Throughout I felt totally in control but my mind was able to focus on possible causes of my anxiety. I’ve never had this sort of clarity before. The whole time I felt safe and totally relaxed. The days following were so much calmer and less fraught for me and listening to the recording helps me to refocus and use the tools I have gained since having our session. I’m confident that this will keep me on my journey towards an anxiety free life. It’s totally within my power now.

Brid explained everything so well and I am absolutely delighted with the results so far.
My awareness has been awakened and I am confident that I have left many old habits feelings in the past, where they belong.” S.S – London, E17


“I had therapy with Brid and I found it such a release to be able to say everything that was on my mind in a totally supportive atmosphere. Brid helped me understand better the possible causes of the negative thought processes that had begun to overwhelm me, to deal with difficult situations in a more constructive way, and to be more accepting of myself. Change didn’t happen overnight, nor was it dramatic. Rather, one day I had a moment of realisation that I was feeling better and stronger emotionally and that this process of change had actually been happening bit by bit, over the course of my sessions. Thanks to Brid, I’m feeling better able to deal with what life throws at me” J.W – London E17


“The hypnotherapy made a very deep impact on me. It was not intrusive or invasive in any way. It didn’t feel like anything was being done to me, but rather that Brid was facilitator, giving me the time and space to focus inwards on my own mind in a new way.

It unlocked access to memories I didn’t think I had, but unlike trying to remember the past, it placed me right there. It wasn’t simply remembering how I felt; it was a first-hand tangible feeling, very crisp and clear, unlike the patchy and foggy fragments of my conscious memories. It was a very powerful experience, which left a strong and lasting impression on me; helping me understand my sense of being in the world and where that comes from. ” S.A – London, E10


“Brid is friendly but professional, I felt at ease from very early on. She guided and supported me through-out my time with her and taught me useful/effective techniques to deal with my anxiety. My sessions with Brid have been brilliant! They have helped me accept myself, understand my thoughts and feelings from a different perspective and to accept them and move on. Throughout my sessions with Brid I have grown in confidence hugely. Thanks for all of your support Brid!” D.R – London E10


“Recently Brid guided me through my first ever hypnotherapy exercise – Upgrading the Child. We had agreed in a previous session that hypnotherapy would be a productive way for me to move through a particular issue. She gave me detailed information about what the exercise would entail, how long it would take, and helped me to feel comfortable about the process. On the day of the session I felt anxious about proceeding, however, Brid again explained the process step by step, and above all, that I couldn’t possibly get it wrong and that there were no ‘right’ answers.

I am so pleased that I went ahead with it. Brid used a simple, yet effective method to put me into a deeply relaxed, meditative state. She guided me through the exercise gently and skilfully as I engaged with my child self and with other significant players in my journey. Brid held the space well so that I felt safe and able to fully sink into and experience my feelings. There was a portion of the exercise which was used to reinforce a positive relationship with myself which felt incredibly powerful, and when the exercise was brought to closure, I was so moved, and felt so free, that I was unable to speak, and shed many, much needed tears. I left the session feeling light and overwhelmingly good.

I feel so grateful to have been guided through this experience. During the week following the session I realised that I was feeling greater connection with my inner child, much more at peace with myself. I felt that the fractured feeling I had been living with was not as prominent, as if a great and deep alignment had taken place. I cannot recommend Brid’s skill as a therapist highly enough. I would happily recommend Bríd to anyone who may benefit from connecting with, and integrating their child self. Having had this experience, I now want hypnotherapy all the time! For everything!!” A.B – London E17


“ From the moment I met Brid I felt comfortable with her, she is very warm and immediately makes you feel quite relaxed. I have had counselling previously, which I found helpful, but I felt that I progressed more with Brid, she enabled me to empower myself in many different ways and deal with some difficult issues.  Brid was always professional, but incredibly supportive, caring and understanding. We still keep in touch and if I need any counselling in the future I will not hesitate to see Brid again”.M.D – Hackney.



My Approach

I work fast and make sure that we get right to the core of your issue and begin the healing process straight away. Each session lasts up to 2 hours

My Four Week Programme:

Step 1: Discover

We begin our programme with a discovery session to uncover your deepest desires, core beliefs and values.  We will discuss how these issues may be stopping you from moving forward and taking control of your life with more focus, energy and confidence.

Step 2: Clear

Once we identify the challenges in your life, we then work with your subconscious mind to address the root cause of the negative barriers, where we can then begin to make space for the positive changes and powerful new beliefs. This work is done during an intensive Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy session usually lasting around 2 hrs.

Step 3: Re-Frame

In the 2 hour intensive session, we discuss particular moments in your life where limiting beliefs and negative patterns of behaviours were created. Through re-framing the beliefs you created and applying positive therapeutic suggestions  you will then begin to transform those beliefs to create new, healthier patterns of thinking  that allow you to feel empowered and in control of your thoughts and emotions.

Step 4: Transform

You will receive a personalised transformational recording, which you listen to for 21 days.  This is a key element of the programme where you will embed your new positive and powerful beliefs and behaviours into particular areas of your life and will make these profound changes permanent.

Step 5: Integrate

As you integrate your new beliefs and behaviours, we will catch up weekly over the following three weeks.  This is a chance for us to review your progress each week observing signs of growth, but also giving you the space to discuss any feelings or thoughts that have come up since working together.  From these sessions you will learn that changing how you think and feel, changes your view of yourself, which ultimately changes your life.


Online Therapy

Online therapy is scientifically proven to be as effective as face-to-face therapy. There’s no reason why we should be stuck with the old ideas of face-to-face therapy when we could be enjoying working conveniently, securely and efficiently online, in particular during the current pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The other bonus to this approach is that online therapy can fit around your lifestyle, so once ‘normal life’ resumes, this can also be an effective way of working together, in particular,  if you’re travelling for work, struggle to leave the home due to anxious thoughts, work for yourself and need to minimise downtime, or perhaps have difficulties finding childcare, this can fit into your routine seamlessly.

Skype or Zoom is a very convenient way to engage in therapy when you can’t attend face to face sessions.

Once COVID-19 allows us to resume normal services, I will then be available to offer Therapy face-to-face from my Walthamstow and Leyton practice in East London. Both are in easy reach of South Woodford, Snaresbrook, Woodford, Wanstead, Highams Park, Aldersbrook, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Chingford, Ilford and other surrounding areas