Confidence Hints and Tips

Privacy Policy – Your Confidence Expert Ltd

Posted by Nicola Fox on May 24, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips

PRIVACY POLICY – YOUR CONFIDENCE EXPERT LTD

This Notice describes how we collect, use, share, retain and safeguard personal data. It explains your individual rights that in summary include your right to know what data is held about you, how this data is processed and how you can place restrictions on the use of your data.

WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?

Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Examples include an individual’s name, age, address, date of birth, gender and contact details.

Personal data may contain information which is known as special categories of personal data. This may be information relating to and not limited to, an individual’s health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic and biometric data, or data relating to sexual orientation.

Personal data may also contain data relating to criminal convictions and offences. For the purposes of safeguarding and processing criminal conviction and offence data responsibly, this data is treated in the same manner as special categories of personal data, where we are legally required to comply with specific data processing requirements.

PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT

In order for us to provide and administer hypnotherapy services for you, we will collect and process personal data about you. We will also collect your personal data where you request information about our services, events, promotions and campaigns.

You may provide us with personal data when booking appointments, completing enquiry forms, medical and/or health questionnaires, during hypnotherapy sessions, when you contact us via the telephone, when writing to us directly or where we provide you with paper-based forms for completion or we complete a form in conjunction with you.

We will share personal data only with authorised third parties, where we are required to do so by law and where we need to administer appointments or our events, for example, providing lists of delegate names to the event hosts.

We will collect your personal data when you visit our website, where we will collect your unique online electronic identifier; this is commonly known as an IP address.

Where we collect data directly from you, we are considered to be the controller of that data i.e. we are the data controller.

• A data ‘controller’ means the individual or organisation which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

• A data ‘processor’ means the individual or organisation which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

As a provider of your hypnotherapy services, we will process the following categories of data:

• Personal data such as an individual’s name, address, date of birth, gender, contact details, medical and health information, reasons for wanting hypnotherapy and information you divulge or share with your hypnotherapist during your hypnotherapy sessions.

If you object to the collection, sharing and use of your personal data we may be unable to provide you with our hypnotherapy services.

For the purposes of meeting the Data Protection Act 2018 territorial scope requirements, the United Kingdom is identified as the named territory where the processing of personal data takes place.

If you require more information about our data handling processes or further details on how we collect personal data and with whom we share data, please contact the Nicola Fox by email at info@yourconfidenceexpert.co.uk

WHY DO WE NEED YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We use your personal data for the administration of your hypnotherapy treatment, to provide you with our services and to respond to any requests from you about services we provide and to process complaints. We will also use your personal data to manage your account, perform statistical analysis on the data we collect, for financial planning and business forecasting purposes, and to develop new and market existing products and services.

We will use the special category and criminal conviction data we collect about you for the performance of our contract with you which is deemed to be necessary for reasons of protecting the public interest.

In agreeing to have hypnotherapy with us, and/or undergoing hypnotherapy with us, you should understand that you are forming a contract with us and we consider ourselves as having a legitimate business interest to provide you with further information about our products and services. You may request to be withdrawn from all such marketing activities at any time.

In some situations we may request your consent to market our products and services to you, to share your data or to transfer your data outside the European Economic Area. Where we require consent, your rights and what you are consenting to will be clearly communicated to you. Where you provide consent, you can withdraw this at any time by contacting Nicola Fox at info@yourconfidenceexpert.co.uk

DATA RETENTION

• We will retain your data for a period of 2 (two) years at the end of your hypnotherapy treatment.
• Where you make a complaint we will retain the data for 10 years.
• Where we receive a complaint we will retain the data for 10 years.
• Where you or law enforcement agencies inform us about any active investigation or potential criminal prosecution, we will comply with legal requirements when retaining this data.

The retention of data is necessary where required for contractual, legal or regulatory purposes or for our legitimate business interests, for statistical analysis (profiling) and product development and marketing purposes.

Sometimes we may need to retain your data for longer, for example if we are supporting you or defending ourselves in a legal dispute or as required by law or where evidence exists that a future complaint may occur.

Please contact Nicola Fox at info@yourconfidenceexpert.co.uk if you object to the use of, or you have any questions relating to the use of, your data, or the retention of your personal data.

You can opt out of receiving marketing services by e-mailing Nicola Fox at info@yourconfidenceexpert.co.uk

YOUR RIGHTS

Individuals are provided with legal rights governing the use of their personal data. These grant individuals the right to understand what personal data relating to them is held, for what purpose, how it is collected and used, with whom it is shared, where it is located, to object to its processing, to have the data corrected if inaccurate, to take copies of the data and to place restrictions on its processing. Individuals can also request the deletion of their personal data.

These rights are known as Individual Rights under the Data Protection Act 2018. The following list details these rights:

• The right to be informed about the personal data being processed
• The right of access to your personal data
• The right to object to the processing of your personal data
• The right to restrict the processing of your personal data
• The right to rectification of your personal data
• The right to erasure of your personal data;
• The right to data portability (to receive an electronic copy of your personal data)

Rights relating to automated decision making including profiling

Individuals can exercise their Individual Rights at any time. As mandated by law we will not charge a fee to process these requests, however if your request is considered to be repetitive, wholly unfounded and/or excessive, we are entitled to charge a reasonable administration fee.

In exercising your Individual Rights, you should understand that in some situations we may be unable to fully meet your request, for example if you make a request for us to delete all your personal data, we may be required to retain some data for prevention of crime and for regulatory and other statutory purposes.

You should understand that when exercising your rights, a substantial public or vital interest may take precedence over any request you make. In addition, where these interests apply, we are required by law to grant access to this data for law enforcement, legal and/or health related matters.

If you require further information on your Individual Rights or you wish to exercise your Individual Rights, please contact Nicola Fox by e-mailing Your Confidence Expert Ltd at info@yourconfidenceexpert.co.uk or by writing to Your Confidence Expert Ltd, 1a Burton Drive, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8XA

PROTECTING YOUR DATA

We will take all appropriate technical and organisational steps to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and authenticity of your data, including when sharing your data with authorised third parties.

DATA PRIVACY REPRESENTATIVE

To ensure data privacy and protection has appropriate focus within our organisation Nicola Fox is our Data Privacy Representative. The Data Privacy Representative may be contacted by email at info@yourconfidenceexpert.co.uk

COMPLAINTS

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the way in which we process your personal data please contact our Data Privacy Representative. You also have the right to complain to the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The ICO may be contacted via its website which is https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by live chat or by calling their helpline on 0303 123 1113.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding this Notice, the use of your data and your Individual Rights please contact Nicola Fox at info@yourconfidenceexpert.co.uk or by writing to Nicola Fox, Your Confidence Expert Ltd, 1a Burton Drive, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8XA or by telephoning 07580 472432.

Stop Fear Stopping You

Posted by Nicola Fox on April 24, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
Be confident - and stop fear stopping you.

Stop fear stopping you.

Phobias don’t discriminate

Anyone can suffer from a fear or phobia – even fantastically successful actors can suffer from them.

Hollywood stars suffer from them:

Martin Freeman, star of Black Panther, The Hobbit, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and The Office, recently admitted on the Graham Norton Show that he suffers from a fear of choking

And they are not a joke

And no matter how much other people laugh or poke fun, for the person suffering, they are a very real and very frightening.

Fear is a powerful obstacle

  • It holds us back
  • It stops us doing the things we want or need to do
  • It makes us indecisive and causes us to procrastinate or even give up.

And all that leads to us feeling bad about ourselves, lowering our self esteem and damaging our confidence.

You deserve the life you want – free from fear

So don’t let fear mean you miss out.  Hypnotherapy can be very effective in overcoming fears and phobias.

Hypnotherapy could help

If you suffer from a fear or phobia, find out how hypnotherapy could help you.  Go to the “Contact Me” tab at the top of this page.

About Nicola Fox Dip. THP (N-SHAP)

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence coaching for professional people who want to achieve their full potential, either 1-2-1 or in a workshop environment.

For over 12 years, I have enabled my clients to become more confident, self-assured and better able to achieve their goals.  1-2-1 packages are tailored specifically for each client, personalised to provide individual solutions for their issues.

I offer 1-2-1- therapy and masterclasses. I am also a public speaker on confidence and related issues.

I specialise in hypnotherapy for:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Fear of public speaking, presentations and interviews
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Motivation
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias and fears
  • Procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Weight loss & related issues
  • Regaining confidence after a crisis – redundancy, divorce, bereavement, etc
  • Relaxation

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

Arrange your free, confidential 15-minute telephone consultation by going to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.

I have hypnotherapy practices in:

London:       

  • Liverpool Street, EC2 and
  • Islington, N1

East Anglia: 

  • Norwich

Fears & phobias are real – but they don’t need to be permanent

Posted by Nicola Fox on March 20, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
Fears and phobias are real - but you can stop being frightened.

Fears and phobias are real – but you can stop being frightened.

What are you frightened of?

On a chat show this week, one of the contributors admitted to a fear of the sound of an apple being eaten.

This caused some hilarity in the studio – he smiled bravely while some of the other contributors laughed or pretended they were going to crunch into one of the bright green apples on the table.

But his courage was rewarded – the therapists on the show were able to help him.  And he can be really proud too – because his bravery will inspire other sufferers to ask for help too.

If you are not frightened of something, it can be difficult to understand why other people are, especially if the thing they are scared of seems “ordinary”.

But to the person with the phobia, it’s not funny at all – it’s very real and very frightening.

Hypnotherapy can be really effective for treating fears and phobias.

Using hypnotherapy, I’ve successfully treated people for fears and phobias that have severely affected their lives – fears and phobias of things that other people handle easily or barely notice.

Maybe you would be surprised at the horror that can be induced by:

  • wooden spoons
  • buttons
  • escalators
  • the sound of clocks ticking

And then there are more commonly recognised phobias:

  • public speaking, presentations or interviews
  • spiders
  • heights
  • dogs
  • flying
  • claustrophobia – the list goes on.

Fears come in all shapes and sizes

But the good news is no-one needs to put up with them, no matter what they are afraid of.

Hypnotherapy can help

I’ve successfully treated people for fears and phobias they’ve had for years and seen hypnotherapy set them free – and with their new confidence, their life is transformed.

So, if you, or someone you know, would like to know more about how hypnotherapy could help you with fears or phobias, go to the “Contact Me” tab at the top of this page and book a free 15-minute telephone consultation.

You don’t have to live in fear – free your mind and be the best that you can be.

 

About Nicola Fox Dip. THP (N-SHAP)

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence coaching for professional people who want to achieve their full potential, either 1-2-1 or in a workshop environment.

For over 12 years, I have enabled my clients to become more confident, self-assured and better able to achieve their goals.  1-2-1 packages are tailored specifically for each client, personalised to provide individual solutions for their issues.

I offer 1-2-1- therapy, workshops and give talks at events and to groups.

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence coaching for:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Fear of public speaking, presentations and interviews
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Motivation
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias and fears
  • Procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Weight loss & related issues
  • Regaining confidence after a crisis – redundancy, divorce, bereavement, etc
  • Relaxation

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

Arrange your free, confidential 15-minute telephone consultation by going to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.

I have hypnotherapy practices in:

London:       

  • Liverpool Street, EC2 and
  • Islington, N1

East Anglia: 

  • Norwich

Ever been insulted? How to stop someone else’s negativity affecting you.

Posted by Nicola Fox on February 26, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
Stop someone else's negativity stopping you.

Stop someone else’s negativity stopping you.

Anyone ever called you a name?

We’ve all been described in a way that was obviously meant to be negative or insulting at some stage in our lives. It doesn’t really matter what the name was (although I’m sure it did at the time). What matters is the effect it had on you.

Typically, the person making the insult will have said it to make themselves feel better in some way. For example, some people enjoy making others feel bad as it gives them a sense of power or superiority, or they think it reduces a perceived threat from the person they are insulting. And although it’s wrong, they still do it.

So, what do they really mean?

By describing you in a negative way, they may actually be expressing a positive comment, albeit in heavy disguise. Here are some commonly used negative terms, and the translations into what they could really mean:

Sounds Negative: Actually Positive – what people say and what they could really mean:

  • Aggressive: really means you are Assertive – you know what you want and need
  • Bossy: really means you are Authoritative, capable, organised
  • Emotional: really means you are Able to express what or how you feel
  • Opinionated: really means you are Stating what you think or believe
  • Whinging: really means you are Expressing your dissatisfaction 

The list goes on – but so do the positive interpretations.

So what can you do about it?

Unfortunately you probably can’t change that person’s view on life or about themselves. But the good news is that you can change how those terms affect you. So, when someone throws a negative term at you, do two things:

  1. Think about alternative, positive words they could have used to describe you instead, and
  2. Think about why they may have said it. This usually makes it obvious the problem is with them, not you!  For example, is it due to their own  insecurities? Are they trying to undermine you because they feel threatened or under pressure?

None of these reasons make it acceptable to call you names, but recognising the motivation of the person makes it obvious the problem is not with you – it’s with them and their negativity.

Undo the damage to your self-esteem – and protect yourself in the future.

Hypnotherapy is very effective at re-building your self-esteem and self-confidence.  But here’s something you can try on your own.

Once you’ve recognised it’s their problem, not yours, try this:

  • Think about how you remember the words. They’re probably in the voice of the person who said them. So, try changing the voice to something you find funny – squeaky, cartoonish, ridiculous, the sillier the better. Because when something is said in a ludicrous way, it loses its power. Try it now. An insult in the voice of Mickey Mouse is just nonsense!
  • Once that person’s outbursts are in a silly voice in your mind, they’ll stay in a silly voice in your mind. So if an insult comes along in the future, it’s just ridiculous from the start – and so affects you much less, if at all. And now you know there’s actually a hidden positive statement in there too.

Like any new skill, you’ll need to practice this a few times to begin with, just until it starts to feel natural to you. But once you’ve mastered it, getting upset because of a nasty comment or someone else’s negativity can be a thing of the past.

About Nicola Fox Dip. THP (N-SHAP)

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence coaching for professional people who want to achieve their full potential.

For over 12 years, I have enabled my clients to become more confident, self-assured and better able to achieve their goals.  1-2-1 packages are tailored specifically for each client, personalised to provide individual solutions for their issues.

I offer 1-2-1- therapy, workshops and give talks at events and to groups.

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence coaching for:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Fear of public speaking, presentations and interviews
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Motivation
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias and fears
  • Procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Weight loss & related issues
  • Regaining confidence after a crisis – redundancy, divorce, bereavement, etc
  • Relaxation

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

Arrange your free, confidential 15-minute telephone consultation by going to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.

I have hypnotherapy practices in:

London:       

  • Liverpool Street, EC2 and
  • Islington, N1

East Anglia: 

  • Norwich

Give Yourself A Confidence MOT (This simple technique shows you how.)

Posted by Nicola Fox on February 19, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
Give Yourself A Confidence MOT (This Simple Technique Shows You How)

Give Yourself A Confidence MOT

If your confidence is low, it’s easy to feel down and focus on negative things, which reinforces your low confidence – it’s a vicious cycle.

But how much better would it be if you focused on your positives?

In a world where we are constantly trying to do our best and improve ourselves, it’s easy to forget the skills we already have – and that means we don’t give ourselves the credit or the reward we deserve for all that hard work.

Try this technique

Hypnotherapy is great for enabling you to developing self-esteem and confidence in your own abilities – but here’s technique you can do by yourself:

What would your best friend say?

Think about what your best friend would say if they were describing you and your abilities to someone who didn’t know you – and write it all down.

It doesn’t matter what those abilities are, or whether they are personal or professional skills, just write them down. Maybe you are good at design or computing, maths or baking, creative writing or skiing, gardening or sales – write down whatever your best friend would tell people you are good at.

Be honest, not modest

This needs an honest assessment so don’t be modest.

Once you’ve got your list, take a few moments to re-read it, and think about the things on it (maybe you have skills even your best friend doesn’t know about – if you do, add these to the list and think about these too.)

Acknowledge and Accept

So, now you’ve thought about your list, think about this – at some point in your life, you learnt all these skills. There was a time when you didn’t know how to do any of these things, let alone that you were good at them.

Maybe you remember learning a skill, the moment “the penny dropped” and it all made sense. Maybe you don’t remember actually learning it, or it’s something you acquired over time. Maybe it was easy, or maybe it took real effort.

But how you acquired that skill doesn’t really matter – the point is you did. You went from not knowing how to do something to doing it really well.

So, what’s my point? It’s this – the fact that you learnt those skills and are now good at them means you are capable of learning anything you want to and being good at that too.

Now follow the 3-step MOT (the good news is, it’s really only 2 steps):

So, read that list again, and take the time to do three things:

  1. Give yourself credit for all the things you’ve learnt and done in your life so far.
  2. Recognise that you can do or learn anything you want to – you’ve done it before, so you can do it again.
  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 again tomorrow, and every day for 21 days (and then whenever you find yourself doubting your abilities). You’ll find your confidence is up and running.

So give yourself the credit you deserve, take those opportunities and feel your confidence grow. You really can do whatever you want to do.

About Nicola Fox Dip. THP (N-SHAP)

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence coaching for professional people who want to achieve their full potential, either 1-2-1 or in a workshop environment.

For over 12 years, I have enabled my clients to become more confident, self-assured and better able to achieve their goals.  1-2-1 packages are tailored specifically for each client, personalised to provide individual solutions for their issues.

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence mentoring for:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Fear of public speaking, presentations and interviews
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Motivation
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias and fears
  • Procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Weight loss & related issues
  • Regaining confidence after a crisis – redundancy, divorce, bereavement, etc
  • Relaxation

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

Arrange your free, confidential 15-minute telephone consultation by going to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.

I have hypnotherapy practices in:

London:       

  • Liverpool Street, EC2

East Anglia: 

  • Ipswich, Suffolk

Need more confidence? Hypnotherapy can help

Posted by Nicola Fox on February 06, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
Confidence in yourself is crucial to the success of your ideas and ambitions.

Confidence in yourself is crucial to the success of your ideas and ambitions.

“Innovation is almost always not successful the first time out.
You try something, and it doesn’t work, and it takes confidence to say we haven’t failed yet… but ultimately, you become commercially successful.”
– Clayton Christensen, Author and Business Consultant.

Confidence is Crucial

Confidence in your own abilities and how you see yourself is crucial to your success. It gives you:

  • the drive and courage to develop new ideas, try new things, and recognise opportunities, and
  • the resilience and determination to succeed even when things don’t immediately go right.

Hypnotherapy can help

For over 12 years, I have enabled my clients, people like you, to become more confident, self-assured and better able to achieve their goals.

Using hypnotherapy, they have increased their confidence levels to maximise their ability, success and happiness.

Hypnotherapy tailored for you

I tailor hypnotherapy packages to your needs,  personalising them to enable you to find individual solutions for your issues.

I specialise in hypnotherapy for:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Fear of public speaking, presentations and interviews
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Motivation
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias and fears
  • Procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Weight loss & related issues
  • Regaining confidence after a crisis – redundancy, divorce, bereavement, etc
  • Relaxation

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

Arrange your free, confidential 15-minute telephone consultation by going to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.

I have hypnotherapy practices in:

  • London:

    Liverpool Street, EC2
    Islington, N1

  • East Anglia:

    Norwich

8 ways to be confident at interviews (and make a great impression)

Posted by Nicola Fox on January 30, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
8 ways to be confident at interviews (and make a great impression)

Expressing yourself confidently at interviews is crucial

Interviews can be stressful, but if you can view them as an exciting opportunity, you’ll lessen the stress.  You can make the experience more comfortable, even enjoyable – so you’ll be more relaxed and more likely to be successful.

Hypnotherapy is a great way to feel confident and self-assured in interview situations, but here are eight tips you can use by yourself:

Always remember – an interview is a two-way process.

Keep in mind that an interview is just as much about you deciding whether a company is right for you, as it is for the company to decide if you are right for them. You are just as important as the interviewer.

Find out as much as you can about the company (and your interviewer) before your interview.

Chances are the interviewer will ask you what you know about the organisation. And even if they don’t ask you outright, they will be able to tell how much research you have done by the tone and content of your answers.

Just as importantly, it will give you the confidence to know you won’t be caught out, and will help you decide if this company is the sort of place where you want to work.

Go to bed early the night before (and a few nights before that too).

If you are tired, or have had a few late nights, it will have a detrimental effect on your confidence levels.  This is because you will find it harder to be articulate and answer questions effectively. Tiredness can also impair your memory and subdue your personality.

Also, research has shown that people who get plenty of sleep are perceived on first meeting as more intelligent and attractive – so get plenty of rest and let yourself shine.

First impressions count.

Research has proved that a first impression is made very quickly – in the first couple of minutes.  And it usually stays fixed, even when people get to know you better.

So, look the part, even if a company’s internal dress code is casual. Smart and professional, clean and well-fitting clothes are always appropriate, whereas ripped jeans, exposed flesh, grubby t-shirts and dirty fingernails never are.

It’s always more than just as chat.

“It’s not really an interview, it’s just an informal chat – right?” Wrong.

It’s always an interview, even if it is done in an informal style, or is with a recruitment agency instead of the actual company. A friendly chat might seem less intimidating, but what you say, and how you look and behave, are just as important in this situation as at something more formal. So giving yourself the best possible chance of success is still through preparation, presentation and concentration.

Smile and be polite to everyone you meet at the company.

You might be surprised at how many interviewers ask the receptionist, or the person who shows you round, what you were like and what they thought of you. And even if they don’t, it will make you look and feel confident and relaxed all the time you are there, which must be good.

Never bad-mouth your existing company.

No matter how justified your opinion is, it will make you look negative and difficult, which is never a good impression to create in an interview situation. Be positive about what you have done/learnt/experienced – it will show you to be a confident, capable person. Which is exactly what you are.

“So, do you have any questions for us?”

This might sound like an easy “end of an interview” question – but don’t be fooled, it’s crucial. This is your chance to demonstrate your ability to quickly process the information the interviewer has given you, show you can analyse that information and that you have an enquiring mind.

But, just in case nerves can take over and your usually enquiring mind stalls, it’s useful to have a couple of questions pre-prepared. Look at the new job description and company information in advance and come up with one or two questions about things you are interested to find out. Then, when the time comes, you can look the interviewer in the eye and ask the question with a genuine desire to know the answer.

Good luck!

About Nicola Fox Dip. THP (N-SHAP)

I specialise in hypnotherapy and coaching for professional people who want to achieve their full potential.

For over 12 years, I have enabled my clients to become more confident, self-assured and better able to achieve their goals. Every therapy session is tailored specifically for each client, personalised to provide individual solutions for their issues.

I specialise in therapy and coaching for:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Fear of public speaking, presentations and interviews
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Motivation
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias and fears
  • Procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Weight loss & related issues
  • Regaining confidence after a crisis – redundancy, divorce, bereavement, etc
  • Relaxation

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

Arrange your free, confidential 15-minute telephone consultation by going to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.

I have hypnotherapy practices in:

London:

  • Liverpool Street, EC2

  • Islington, N1

East Anglia:

  • Norwich

How to get your recruitment consultant to get you the best job

Posted by Nicola Fox on January 18, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
How to get the best from your recruitment consultant.

How to get the best from your recruitment consultant.

Getting the right job is crucial to your happiness, and when competition for jobs is fierce, it’s important to have access to all the right options.

One of these is working with a recruitment consultant – and it’s important that this is a relationship that works well for you.

So, how can you make sure it does? Try these tips:

Choose the right recruitment consultants.

Don’t assume all recruitment agencies are the same. They vary greatly in the type of work they do, from those dealing with a variety of employment types to those that specialise in a particular field of expertise, and it’s important for you to find the right one(s). So do your research before you approach them, to make sure they offer/specialise in the type of work you are looking for.

View every interaction with them as an interview. 

Whether you are emailing your CV, discussing options over the phone or meeting with them in person, take the interaction with your consultant as seriously as if it were an interview for your dream job. Be professional, polite and, if you are meeting them in person, look the part. The impression you make with the consultant is crucial – it’s part of their process of deciding whether you are right for a particular job or organisation.

Ensure your CV is relevant.

When you are sending your CV to a consultant for consideration, make sure it is obvious why you are right for the job – use the same job titles and any technical or industry-specific phrases used in the job advertisement, highlight where your skills are an exact match and make use of the covering email/letter to explain more about why you are right for that role, or for a particular company. That way, your CV stands a much greater chance of making it through the selection process.

But don’t be afraid to try:

If you see a job advertised, or are approached by a consultant, and you think you can do the job (and want to do it), don’t hold yourself back. Sometimes people see a job they would really like to go for but don’t, because they think their experience isn’t good enough and assume they’ll be rejected. Deciding what someone else will think without asking them is known as ‘mind-reading’ – and as you can’t really know what they will think unless you try, you’re doing yourself an injustice if you don’t give it a go.

Make it easy for them to see your skills.

A recruitment consultant will see a lot of CVs and will be dealing with more than one vacancy, so you need to stand out and be memorable. Part of the way to do this is to make everything in your CV easy to find and easy to remember. So:

·        Your CV should be no more than two pages long.

·        When listing your employment, start with your most recent job first.

·        Use bullet points to highlight special skills or areas of expertise, rather than long paragraphs.

·        And remember, even if you had your CV written by a professional, you need to look at it every time you apply for a job and make sure it obviously fits the criteria.

Respond quickly when a consultant contacts you.

Sometimes the timing is crucial, so if you miss a call or email from your consultant, get back to them as fast as you can. It’s not only polite; it can make all the difference.

Keep in touch.

You need to regularly contact your consultant, letting them know you are still looking and updating them on any new skills or training you’ve had. That way, you will be instantly memorable when the right job comes up, and they’ll know you are easy to contact.

Be reliable. 

This sounds obvious, but you would be amazed how many people don’t think this through – and there are long term repercussions for being perceived as ‘unreliable’.

For example, one of the worst things you can do is agree to go on an interview and then not turn up, or arrive late. This is for two reasons. (1) It damages the impression the consultant has of you, and (2) it damages the relationship the consultant has with their client, so they won’t risk putting you forward again. Of course, unforeseen emergencies do happen occasionally, but if this is the case, let your consultant know as soon as you possibly can.

Another no-no is to arrange to meet the consultant outside of office hours and then not turn up. Many people don’t realise that recruitment consultants work long, anti-social hours. So, not turning up to a meeting with them when they have made the effort to come in even earlier/stay even later just to see you is as bad as you not going to an actual interview. It makes you look unreliable and unprofessional – which is the last thing you want.

And don’t disappear – if you are going away on holiday or will uncontactable for a period of time, let your consultant know before you go.

Give feedback.

Keeping your consultant up-to-date is vital for them to progress things for you. When you have been on an interview, let the consultant know how you got on and whether you are interested or not.

And if they approach you about a job you are not interested in, give useful feedback about it – let them know why, and reinforce what you are looking for.

By now, you might be thinking, isn’t it their job to find me a job? 

You’re right, it is, but remember they will be dealing with a lot of people and a lot of vacancies. So they will work most with the people they remember clearly, who keep in touch and who are professional and reliable at all times.  Wouldn’t you?

So be your consultant’s idea client – it’s the best way to get the fantastic job you want.

 

About Nicola Fox Dip. THP (N-SHAP)

I specialise in hypnotherapy and coaching for professional people who want to achieve their full potential.

For over 11 years, I have enabled my clients to become more confident, self-assured and better able to achieve their goals. Every therapy session is tailored specifically for each client, personalised to provide individual solutions for their issues.

I specialise in therapy and coaching for:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Fear of public speaking, presentations and interviews
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Motivation
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias and fears
  • Procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Weight loss & related issues
  • Regaining confidence after a crisis – redundancy, divorce, bereavement, etc
  • Relaxation

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

Arrange your free, confidential 15-minute telephone consultation by going to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.

I have hypnotherapy practices in:

London:        Islington, N1 and Liverpool Street, EC2
East Anglia: Norwich

Redundancy – How it feels

Posted by Nicola Fox on January 15, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
Hypnotherapy can help

Hypnotherapy can help

Redundancy can be a great opportunity – but it can also be a traumatic experience.

In this article, one woman describes how her experience felt like a relationship break-up.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/7c176ad9-8c4a-4a70-bf49-49d1e7eee203

Hypnotherapy can help you deal with the emotions a redundancy can trigger – please contact me if you would like help.  Go to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page to book your free 15-minute telephone consultation.

#Hypnotherapy #Redundancy  #Confidence

6 Tips to succeed if you really want to make a New Year’s Resolution

Posted by Nicola Fox on January 02, 2018  /   Posted in Confidence Hints and Tips
6 Tips to succeed if you really want to make a New Year’s Resolution

6 Tips to succeed if you really want to make a New Year’s Resolution

Do you like making New Year’s Resolutions – or do you think they’re a waste of time?

If you do decide to make one (or more), it’s important to think how they can make you feel better, not worse. After all, the start of a new year can be the perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf, or at least to start thinking about what you’d like to do differently -but a failed New Year’s resolution can drain your confidence

So, if you want to make a change, and want to start this New Year, try these six tips to help make your resolutions work for you:

1.        Prioritise (don’t try to do everything at once).

It’s easy to make a list of things you want to improve and decide to do them all at once -but if you try to do too much in one go, you are more likely to fail. You are much more likely to be successful if you make a list of all the things you’d like to do, prioritise them and then concentrate on the one or two changes that are the most important to you. (You can always tackle the others later on).

2.        Focussing on the do-able makes it achievable. 

Whatever you choose to change, set yourself small goals as you go along – that way, you are being successful over and over again, giving your self-esteem a regular boost.

3.        Record all your successes (big and small) – and celebrate your progress.

Every time you achieve one of those small goals, make a note of it. Then read those notes regularly, to reinforce just how well you have done. Allowing yourself to see how far you have come will give you the motivation to keep going and be even more successful.

4.        Don’t panic. 

Be prepared for a few bumps along the way – and if one of your steps doesn’t work out straight away, don’t lose heart. Re-assess your goal, re-read your list of successes and keep going. You will get there – you just need to keep trying.

5.        Buddy up. 

Sometimes it’s easier to make a change with someone who understands what you are trying to do. So why not tell a friend or family member what you’re doing and ask them to join you.

6.        And if your resolution is to be more confident …

… have a look at my free guide to improving your confidence. Visit www.yourconfidenceexpert.co.uk/free-advice and click on the link.

Wherever you are, whatever you do – and whether you make a New Year’s Resolution or not – have a very happy and healthy New Year.

 

About Nicola Fox Dip. THP (N-SHAP)

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence coaching for professional people who want to achieve their full potential, either 1-2-1 or in a workshop environment.

For 12 years, I have enabled my clients to become more confident, self-assured and better able to achieve their goals.  1-2-1 packages are tailored specifically for each client, personalised to provide individual solutions for their issues.

I specialise in hypnotherapy and confidence coaching for:

  • Anxiety

  • Confidence

  • Fear of public speaking, presentations and interviews

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Motivation

  • Phobias and fears

  • Self-esteem

  • Stress

  • Weight loss & related issues

  • Regaining confidence after a crisis – redundancy, divorce, bereavement, etc

  • Relaxation

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

Arrange your free, confidential 15-minute telephone consultation by going to the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.

I have hypnotherapy practices in London (Islington, N1) and Norwich.

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