Hypnotherapy is an effective form of therapy used to treat conditions, issues or change unhelpful habits. It harnesses the power of suggestion to encourage positive change, whilst the client is in an 'altered state of awareness and relaxation'. This relaxed state occurs naturally; the state between consciousness and sleep, when immersed in music, reading a book, being focused or in deep concentration.
Deep relaxation techniques are used to facilitate this tranquil state, allowing the subconscious mind to receive positive suggestions in order to communicate with the conscious mind and bring about the change clients are seeking.
Clients are always in control, working with images, events and memories which are meaningful, safe and appropriate. Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective with a wide range of issues and challenges, promoting long-lasting change.
I offer bespoke Hypnotherapy, tailored to individual needs, using a blend of Hypnotherapy techniques such as, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, Suggestion Hypnotherapy, Hypno-Psychotherapy, Regression and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, named after Dr. Milton Erickson, uses indirect suggestions, metaphors and imagination with evidence-based techniques to bring about positive behavioural change. This type of therapy is effective for a wide range of issues, which works with the subconscious mind to bring about conscious change.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses a blend of Hypnotherapy techniques, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help you reach specific goals and behavioural change. This is particularly effective for treating anxiety and phobias.
Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy combines Hypnotherapy with Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, which helps you to address your present situation, the solution to your issues and explore new pathways for future positive change.
Suggestion Hypnotherapy forms a large part of any Hypnotherapy, utilising positive suggestions to help attain the desired changes. An Ericksonian approach certainly encompasses this type of therapy.
Hypno-Psychotherapy blends Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy to help explore deep-seated issues to encourage conscious change.
Regression under Hypnotherapy can help you recover past memories, particular events and may be useful to 'un-lock' certain issues and patterns to change behaviour and beliefs.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is often used alongside Hypnotherapy, focusing on the mind, body and language utilising conscious participation to change any subconscious patterns.
Each Hypnotherapy session is bespoke, using a blend of the above techniques as required and utilising my skills as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. This ensures a professional, safe and ethically robust environment for effective therapy.
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Holistic Therapies are also available and can be integrated alongside Hypnotherapy sessions, if considered beneficial.
Your initial session will form our introduction, contract and assessment, followed by Hypnotherapy and a personalised treatment plan, taking up to 90 minutes. At the end of this session you will have a good understanding of how Hypnotherapy works for you and we will discuss the plan forward for any future sessions. Issues are treated on an individual bespoke basis, with no pre-determined number of sessions, however my 'stop smoking programme', 'weight loss programme' and 'gastric band weight loss programme' are one, four and five sessions respectively.
Further Hypnotherapy sessions are generally up to 90 minutes long, tailored to your specific requirements and the goals you wish to achieve. As an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, you can be assured of a professional and ethical Hypnotherapy service, where effective therapy takes place.
Challenges and issues worked with:
All the above issues can be treated with Hypnotherapy, on a session by session basis.
However, Hypnotherapy for 'stop smoking', 'weight loss' and 'gastric band' are specific programmes with pre-set number of sessions.
* Hypnotherapy for some issues, such as pain management, Anorexia, Bulimia and IBS will require GP consent.
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