The Peterson Practice

The Old Rectory Clinic,

High Street,

Iron Acton,

South Glos.  BS37 9UQ

T: 01454 300191


2019 Created by Axis Networks

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September 24, 2019

Can you imagine a constant fear of being sick or of seeing others being sick?  Sometimes this might be accompanied by a constant feeling of nausea.  If you can feel how debilitating this could be, then you have a glimpse of what Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) feels lik...

August 6, 2019

Anxiety in teenage girls is one of the most common Mental Health conditions in the UK.  Anxiety disorders can affect anyone at any age but teenage girls are particularly susceptible, probably because of hormonal changes as well as the increasing pressure that we as par...

July 14, 2019

Everyone suffers from anxiety but in teenage or young adult years social pressures and identity changes that young adults experience can be overwhelming and soon spiral out of control. Clinical hypnotherapy is a very effective way to help manage the stress and underly...

I often see clients to help them with an addiction to different foods and so I was pleased to see a story in The Guardian recently about hypnotherapy curing a high profile individual of his roast potato addiction.  

Guy Hands ex CEO of EMI developed an addition to roas...

Anxiety in young adults is increasing.  How can they manage this anxiety, resolve related issues and flourish.

The frontal lobes of the brain (the part most associated with intellectual processing) are not fully developed until our mid 20's.  This means that young brain...

April 17, 2019

Rates of depression and anxiety have increased almost exponentially over the last 10 years and this has been attributed to many different factors including  social isolation, financial pressure and the use of social media .

Research released by King’s College...

March 25, 2019

The latest research advises that there is a mismatch between the way in which we are programmed to deal with stress, i.e. to freeze or to run and to fight, and the kinds of stress that we now face in our modern lives.

Small amounts of stress keep our bodies in a super a...

February 20, 2019

Anxiety includes Social Anxiety,  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Fears and phobias, OCD, as well as generalised anxiety disorder and the normal advise is to see a therapist.

However many clients come to me after months or even years of formal and informal thera...

January 27, 2019

Most people experience anxiety or depression at some point in their life and in fact it is often the strongest and brightest that will suffer the most.   Sadly however, it is a surprisingly small minority who appear to be able to find any long term solution through the...