What can Clinical Hypnotherapy help with?
Improve Self Esteem
You Are in Control
Self-confidence, Self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Anger issues, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Flashbacks, IBS, Cognitive distortions, Nausea, Sleep disorders, Cancer pain, Asthma, Bed wetting, Trauma recovery, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Childhood and upbringing issues.
Break Habits and make New Ones
Achieve Mental Clarity
Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Sports development and endurance, Phobias, Bad habits, Breaking behaviour patterns, Habit reversal, IBS, migraines and headaches.
Childbirth and More
Learn New Skills
Hypnosis for Birth, relaxation techniques, Birth Trauma, Birth Debriefing, 'Hypnobirthing' skills training, Post Natal Depression, Mental blocks to fertility, Parental Burnout.
An integrative approach may utilise many different therapy models, including:
Cognitive Behavioural and Evidenced-based Hypnotherapy, Time-Line Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Regression Therapy, Gestalt therapy, Accountability, Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relationship coaching.
Why choose Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy has existed in many formats since the dawn of time. It can be traced back to the Egyptian Sleep temples where people were cured of their illnesses. Much has changed since these ancient ages and Hypnotherapy has withstood the test of time. In more recent years, Physicians and Scientists have studied the benefits of Hypnosis for a range of conditions, giving us ample peer-reviewed papers and creating a wealth of empirical evidence, to support its use within therapy. The mind is a powerful place, Hypnotherapy taps into your internal resources and can help you overcome your issues and find solutions. It has been proven to be efficacious for IBS and Pain management in particular but also yields successful results when used as an adjunct to CBT for conditions such as depression and other mood disorders, actually increasing the probability of a successful outcome instead of CBT alone (Alladin & Alibhai, 2007). Patients using Hypnotherapy in surgery experience less distress and discomfort during the procedure (Lang et al. 2006), less pain after (Lambert, 1996), and a reduction in drug usage (Lang et al. 2006). It has been shown to be an effective alternative to anaesthetic and decreases healing time.
I could talk about the wonders of Hypnosis all day!
Academics are discovering new things all the time, quite recently surgeons in Iran performed a successful c-section, with only Hypnosis!
Sadly, Hypnotherapy is usually sought out as a 'last resort' for people as it is not yet offered by the NHS. This is surprising as evidence shows that, in many cases, it can be more successful than other interventions e.g. Efficacy of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation is only 15%, yet this is funded and promoted.
I tend to favour Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) which combats symptoms and promotes neuroplasticity, helping your brain form new patterns and behaviours, releasing you from unwanted ones. This not only helps clients in the present but also gives them the skills required in the future to prevent relapse (or other problems being created). Hypnotherapy is a true collaboration between therapist and client, allowing issues to be spoken about and processed in a safe environment, followed by insightful exercises that could change your whole mindset with just one session.
What to expect
Starting A New Chapter
All clients will receive a free 30-minute phone consultation to gain advice and information regarding their options. Should we get along well, and you want to choose me as your therapist, I will then send you out a questionnaire and medical history form which should be completed and sent back to me ahead of our first session. This will allow me a full understanding of how you are currently operating and a more detailed evaluation of your current challenges.
Once we have ensured that Hypnotherapy is right for you, we will proceed to book you in for an assessment and first session. Each session is around 60 minutes and in that time we will discuss your problem in-depth and formulate a treatment plan, I am here to answer any questions you may have - I love questions!
You will then be guided into Hypnosis where you will, hopefully, have an engaging and insightful experience. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, you will be in total control of your own experience and will be able to remember everything that happened throughout, answers to common questions can be found on our FAQ page.
There is no magic to Hypnosis, but the outcome can be quite profound.
After the session, we will debrief and you will have the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and feelings. You may be given some 'homework' assignments to complete in between sessions, such as worksheets or self-hypnosis and audio files to listen to at home. Performing these tasks will benefit you and increase the probability of a successful outcome.
Paediatric Applications of Hypnosis
Did you know that children respond beautifully to Hypnotherapy? Hypnosis requires good imagination and it taps into children's already creative and wonderful minds. It is not recommended for children under the age of 5, as they have not fully formed the idea of 'self' at that age. Hypnotherapy sessions for children involve lots of imagination exercises and storytelling, this allows them to really engage and learn new skills and mindsets. An appropriate adult is welcome to join in with the activities and sessions will be recorded, allowing caretakers to use the sessions at home. Hypnotherapy can be used for lots of childhood issues such as bedwetting, anxiety, self-confidence, concentration, phobias and social issues.