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Mind Body Spirit

We use a combination of therapies to help men take control of their Mental Health, Physical Condition & Spiritual Wellbeing.

OUR THERAPIST

DSFH - CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST

KELLY ALDERSON

Hi I’m Kelly. I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life Coach & Martial Arts Instructor.

I’m also hugely passionate about men’s mental health and 100% committed to helping as many guys as I can navigate their way through whatever life throws our way. 

In 2017 I hit rock bottom.  The wheels came off. I had a mental breakdown and I lost everything.  My job, my wife, my son.  I was lucky to keep a roof over my head and were it not for still being able to teach and coach martial arts I would have been homeless too.  All the material possessions I put so much value on and worked so hard to get, were suddenly worth nothing and they too were gone.

I was working as a senior project manager in a global company.  Responsible for managing multiple teams across the globe, and due to the time differences, I was finding more and more that I had to be available almost around the clock.  The pressure to deliver from above was insane.  I knew deep down that I was not coping, but my ego and false pride would not allow me to acknowledge those feelings or take any positive actions around those concerns.   

I had worked so hard for the last decade to get the amazing job, the big house, the flash car, that I had let most of my friendships fade away to nothing and suddenly when I needed someone to talk to,  I looked around, and I just did not have that healthy support network.  Even if I had of had that support, I was terrified to admit I could not handle my affairs.  Real men don’t show their emotions or ask for help right ?  That’s a sign of weakness, I just needed to “man up” – even writing that phrase today still makes me shudder –  How wrong I was!

I started to drink more and more.  Before long, the alcohol became my only source of release.  I was self-medicating and dulling my feelings, instead of facing up to my issues, holding my hands up and asking for help.

Sinking fast, with absolutely nothing to grab hold of.  I was done.  Broken.   

In July 2017 I was admitted to a rehab facility to begin my recovery.

Why am I telling you all this ? 

Because today, life is good. 

I am absolutely convinced that I have gone through the experiences I have in my life, so I can help, guide and support men who find themselves in a similar position.  My entire mission now is to pass on my knowledge, experience and clinical therapy skills to help as many guys navigate life a little better than I did back in the day. If only I had swallowed my pride and admitted I couldn’t cope. That temporary dent to my pride and any anxiety would have been a drop in the ocean to the pain I went on to cause myself and my loved ones.

I have been Teaching and Coaching Martial Arts & Self-defence for over 20 years.   In addition to the physical and technical aspects,  I began to develop my understanding and skills around the psychology of performance and helping fighters, athletes and students with their mindset and focus on specific goals. 

It was when working with individuals on a 121 basis that it became abundantly clear to me that performance was directly linked to mental wellbeing. Mental and emotional blockages would manifest themselves as a physical symptoms, hindering performance.  This clear connection between a healthy Mind and healthy Body was very obvious.

Furthermore, I realised that most of my clients were enjoying having someone to confide in and talk to without being judged.     Everyone that was coming to me, had something they were quietly and secretly carrying around on their shoulders without being able to share the burden with anyone else for fear of looking “weak”.

The sessions naturally developed over time and later I started to offer purely talking therapy sessions outside of the gym, where I would meet my clients for a walk or a coffee in the park.  I noticed that this more casual approach worked particularly well for guys who would be less comfortable in a more sterile environment sitting across a desk from a therapist. 

It was also very clear to me that this was my vocation and that my previous experiences had lead me to this point in my life where I could help other men.   Enthused at the prospect of helping more guys, I set about gaining an official qualification in therapy and I trained and the world-renowned Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Centre in Bristol, UK as a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist.

And so, we created Veritas.  Mind. Body. Spirit.

+44 7385 541074

info@veritastherapy.co.uk

OUR SERVICES

THERAPY

+ Stress, Anxiety & Low Mood+ NLP, CBT, Talking Therapy+ Fears, Phobias, Compulsions+ Confidence & Self Esteem+ Addiction, smoking, vaping, alcohol+ Insomnia & Sleep Issues+ And Many More…
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COACHING

+ Mentoring & Guided Development + Managing Mental Health & Wellbeing+ Goal Setting, Focus & Direction+ Spiritual Alignment + And Many More…
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COMBAT TRAINING

+ Krav Maga / Self Defence+ Combat Fitness+ Boxing+ Weapon Defences+ Control & Restraint+ And Many More…
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What we do

Individual Treatment Plans

At Veritas, we fully understand that we are all very different and that we each have specific goals, aspirations & objectives. Equally, we also know everyone has their own strengths, weaknesses and areas that require special focus in order to move forward.

We’ve got you.

We will tailor a treatment package specifically to your individual needs to ensure that you get the very best out of the time you invest in yourself with us. Together we will discuss and agree your treatment plan, so do not worry if you are not ready for any physical training, you will not be expected to do anything you are not comfortable doing, and each plan remains flexible throughout the duration of the treatment, depending on individual progress.

Just drop us a line for a free initial consultation call and we can start the ball rolling today.

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OUR LOCATIONS

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Relaxed & positive atmosphere in the heart of Bristol.

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Choice of 2 locations -

  • Clifton
  • Staple Hill

We also offer online sessions so you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home.

FAQ

We do indeed.
This will normally take approx. 30 minutes so please drop us line to book a no obligation,
confidential, friendly chat over the phone or online. I will listen to your issues and goals and together
we will create a treatment plan to move forward and get you firing on all cylinders.
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We practice Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. 

A forward looking variant of therapy using trance to enhance the speed of resolution and lower the number of sessions required.  No need to look into your past, we simply focus on your ideal future,  creating positive mental pictures of the life we would like to lead and then we use trance or hypnosis to create those changes on a subconscious level. 

There is absolutely nothing to fear, trance is a perfectly normal state of mind that we all dip in and out of several times each day.  For example, driving a familiar route to work.  Watching a film.  It is purely when the two minds, conscious and subconscious come into focus together.

Hypnotherapy relies on us working together, it is a collaborative approach that requires the buy in of the client.  I cannot force you into trance if you do not wish to be hypnotised.  But, most people find this state of mind so peaceful, relaxing and refreshing that they cannot wait for their next session.

Fees vary depending on the type of session.

Please get in touch to find out more and ask me about discounts on multiple sessions.

There is no definitive answer to this question, it really depends on the individual and the issue they present with.   Drop me a line for an informal chat.

Therapy and Coaching sessions can be done online from the comfort of your own home.

Alternatively, many people prefer in person sessions and if so, you can visit our Therapy Room which is located in Clifton or Staple Hill.

We can also meet in person away from the studio.  A warm coffee and a walk in nature is often a perfect setting for a coaching session.

Coaching has a very broad spectrum of meaning and has become something of a modern day buzz word.  However for us at Veritas, it means:-

Guiding, Mentoring, Supporting, Sponsoring, Nurturing, Pushing you positively towards becoming a better version of yourself and smashing your goals and ambitions.

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Initially no.  There is no hard sell and a main reason why we offer a free consultation.

Both parties need to feel comfortable that we have mutual respect, trust and a can operate in a very open, honest & supportive collaboration. 

Also, coaching has to be a positive and often fun experience.  We need to be excited about creating a vision for your future before we commit to the road ahead. 

We can tailor a Body package to suit your individual needs.  Whether that be simply getting in shape, a beginners Combat or Self-Defence training package or fine-tuning existing skills.  We have you covered.
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Absolutely! We encourage it!
This is one of the core beliefs and the reason we have created Veritas. We understand implicitly that Mind, Body & Spirit are all connected.
Just make the call and book the initial consultation and we can create your personalised plan.

Yes of course.  The website it simply geared towards men as this is the area in which I have the most relevant experience.  But everything we do is transferrable and applies to everyone so if you are interested in working with me, please do not hesitate to drop me a line.

Alternatively, if you like what you see here but would prefer to work with a woman, then we can recommend an excellent female therapist who aligns with our values and philosophy, just drop us a line.

Now is the time to make the change you want, long-lasting changes to give you a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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