Morag Le Page O'Neil
Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist
BSc Psych (Hons), DHP, DSFH, MNCH (acc.), NBMP (acc.), CNHC, LAPHP.
My previous work experience includes managing registered accommodation projects within the homeless sector for people with addictions and mental health issues. Having done that for 12 years, I experienced many stressful situations, however, it also gave me the opportunity to gain an understanding of people's lives. For me it was a privilege and very humbling start to my career.
It also taught me quickly to be non-judgement and to show kindness and compassion to all. I am a very passionate person and am committed to helping others. I then worked with young people with challenging behaviours, placed by the criminal justice system, for a number of years and have many good memories of that time.
Following an ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment, I decided it was time to obtain a teaching qualification and to go experience the world. I taught in Sri Lanka, Thailand, New Zealand and Cuba, and worked for the Ministry of Education Psychology team (NZ), again working with children displaying challenging behaviours.
So, helping people to improve their lives has always been something that’s important to me. I guess it’s in my DNA…
Why study hypnotherapy and psychotherapy?
I have always been interested in the workings of the mind and have an honours degree in psychology. I find the neuroscience of the brain fascinating, and psychotherapy has been a big part of my career for many years in one way or another.
So, solution focused hypnotherapy was a natural progression for me, and I love it!
I completed my training as a clinical hypnotherapist at the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol, in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, and gained my diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from there. I also gained my Pactitioners Diploma from the National Council for Hypnotherapy, known as the gold standard in hypnotherapy training.
On a personal level, I am very focused and have a passion for sport. I received my first international cap at 14 years old (volleyball) and dedicated most of my youth to training and achieving the highest level possible.
I have suffered a number of injuries through sport and also following a road traffic accident when I was 21 years old. Following that, I had to have a spinal fusion after fracturing two vertebrae. So, I have known challenging times as well as the chronic pain that follows such an injury. It took me 6 years to return to a high level of sport, however I went on to play European Championships League (hockey), until just before I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Life brings us many hurdles and challenges, but we do have a choice in how we will deal with those to ensure we get the very best out of our lives...
National Council for Hypnotherapy (accredited)
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The National Board for Modern Psychotherapy (accredited) (NBMP)
Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)