I am Vilija Pascal Lic.Ac.BSc (hons) Ac, Dip Hyp Psych, a qualified therapist with 15 years of extensive experience in Acupuncture, Hynotherapy ,Solution Focused Psychotherapy, and EFT (tapping).
I really find a joy and pride in what i am doing!
I have a BSc (Hons) Oriental Medicine from ICOM, East Grinstead, a full-time, degree-level, qualification that includes the study of the western disciplines of anatomy, physiology and pathology. I also have a diploma in Solution based Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy register.
You can find more information about me by clicking on profile on Hypnotherapy directory.
My abilities have also developed as a result of my own broader life and professional experiences. Before retraining as a therapist, I spent a number of years working in high-pressure jobs in business and telecommunications roles, based in various different European countries. I also hold an IT master’s degree and an MBA (Master in Business Administration).
Through my own journey, I have come to be an empathetic, accessible and successful therapist and teacher. I am passionate about continuing to develop my skills and I have studied with several international masters, undertaking extensive travel and internships worldwide.
My approach is to create a supportive environment, respecting boundaries and a pace adapted to each client, where is safe to explore current personal dynamics and start changes in a curious, positive, practical way that will be there to stay. I will teach you some techniques which you can do independently wherever you are.
Solution-focused therapy takes a positive approach. Rather than endlessly dwelling on problems, I aim to find a solution. Hypnotherapy is part of establishing that solution, as it puts the client in a deeply relaxed state while fully conscious and in control. The relaxation helps to process any trauma without having to relive it. Furthermore, the client is then guided to visualise a positive future and create a new and more appropriate mindset. When relaxed we can access our subconscious mind and easily generate the desired changes.
This has been particularly effective with phobias, traumatic events, grief, negative habits, anxiety, depression and sleeping disorders. I also work a lot with children and teenagers and couples who would like to conceive through IVF.
I see daily in my practice the benefits of being able to combine Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture. This synergy of Western and Eastern medical philosophy and medicine with Solution Focused Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy approach gives very good lasting results.
This is a truly holistic approach where the power of our minds and the mind/body connection are fully acknowledged.
A combination of talking therapy and acupuncture can be used in a session, depending on the client and the issue they’d like to work on.
No one person is the same as any other. No limitation or difficulty stems from exactly the same circumstances for any two people. So you, as my client, receive bespoke therapy designed around your unique needs and the way you experience your world.
Us, working together
I guide my clients towards their goals and help them empower themselves to continue without me once therapy is complete. The number of sessions for each client is kept as low as possible and generally ranges from 2 to 6 sessions. Many layered issues may require longer.
I truly hope we meet and I have the opportunity to get to know you and help you become as you would like to be.
…And a little bit more about me…
I volunteered in the Namo Buddha H.S. School in Nepal in the Summer of 2015, treating up to 80 patients a day with Chinese medicine and Acupuncture.
In the summer of 2016, I then travelled to Japan, Taiwan and China for 2 months to gain further medical knowledge and experience.
I am also interested in Ayurveda, other folk and Herbal medicines, Nutrition, Yoga, Qi Gong, and martial arts.
Some pictures from my Nepal trip:
Education and Training
- BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture, ICOM (International College of Oriental Medicine), East Grinstead
- 3 years Diploma in Shiatsu Massage, European Shiatsu School, Brighton
- Face Acupuncture Rejuvenation Seminar
- Acupuncture for Gynaecology and Fertility Seminar
- Back-pain Management and Neck and Shoulder-pain Management
- Trigger/ Acupressure Point Therapy
- Auriculotherapy: Ear Acupuncture
- Medical Feng Shui
- Past life regression, London College of Clinical Hypnosis, London
- Chinese medical Psychiatry and Chinese medical Nutrition
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Solution Focused Psychotherapy and EFT level 1
- Registered Hypnotherapist within General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
Vilija Pascal is fully professionally insured for Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy in Brighton and Hove in East Sussex.