Anxiety, social Anxiety, health Anxiety
Bereavement / loss
Counselling aims to help people deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional and psychological pain and distress. The impact of these difficulties can be significant in the short term and long term if not addressed. Thus impacting the individual’s ability to relate to themselves, others and the world we live in.
We find ourselves under pressure from family, friends, employers and even society in general. The counselling room offers a safe, non-judgmental environment in which we can explore who we are and what we want in life.
Counselling can help to reduce the power of past events, build confidence and self-esteem, reduce anxiety, find new meaning and understanding in our lives.
My counselling approach is just a one on one meeting of the minds. To encourage new ways of viewing your past, present and future.
If you’re reading this, there’s something on your mind now about relationships, anxiety, depression, bereavement, or even problems at work. I work with men, who have suffered in silence because ‘that’s what men do’. I work with women, who want to talk in a space where they can be their true selves. You may have felt the effects of the pandemic and just need to talk about how it’s affected you. This might be the right time to work with me, a counsellor who will take your problems seriously in confidence. I’m a registered BACP member and work under a strict ethical framework with unconditional positive regard and confidentiality paramount within the sessions.
Good counselling depends on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. That’s why I offer Integrative counselling, based on my empathic approach with care to make a good relationship and help you to grow. I work to create a confidential, safe place to experience compassion for who you are and help you find a new outlook on life. I use integrative therapy inclusive of CBT, TA and Psychodynamic modality.
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to see if you'd like to work with me. I'll introduce myself and tell you how I work. I'll ask you what you hope to get from counselling.
If it feels right , we'll arrange a first appointment, at which I'll explain about confidentiality and boundaries. My way of working is informal and relaxed. I'll take time getting to know you and why you are looking for support now, at this moment in your life. It's important to give you time to build up your trust in me, so I will allow you the space you need.
Hypnotherapy is not what is often portrayed on TV programmes or the theatre, where a person is influenced to cluck like a chicken, bark like a dog, or to do something else that will embarrass them in some way.
It is actually a very safe therapy, you are always in control of what is happening and you are never made to do anything that you don’t want to do – indeed you cannot be made to do something that you don’t want to but you can be helped to achieve your goals.
It is a safe and reliable method of treatment that can assist with a great many problems too numerous to list here especially those of an emotional nature.
Essentially, all hypnosis is self hypnosis, with the hypnotherapist being there to help facilitate changes.
Could hypnotherapy help me?
Have you ever tried to change a long standing habit and found it difficult or even impossible to change?
Have you ever wanted to become more motivated but found yourself slipping back into old ways of thinking after just a few days?
This is a common experience for anyone who has tried to change their attitude or habits and it happens because we have made the decision to change at a conscious level, while the subconscious has not yet agreed to the change.
The subconscious mind always wins over the conscious mind, and this is where hypnotherapy can help, by bringing the conscious and subconscious into agreement, making the changes we seek a real possibility. These changes can have a dramatic effect on your lifestyle, success and feelings of wellbeing.
What happens during hypnotherapy?
When you are in hypnosis, you do not enter a state of deep sleep. Rather, you go into a lovely relaxed daydream type feeling – where you are in control – in a higher state of awareness.
In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is allowed to come forward. During this time, the therapist will be able to work with your subconscious mind to enable you to positively change your life and make positive improvements.
For example, you may be able to overcome fears (such as of spiders); finally shake those negative thoughts and emotions and work through suppressed traumas and emotions that may be holding you back.
Hypnotherapy has been known to be useful for things such as quitting smoking, losing weight, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and so much more – the list of things it can help with is almost endless
Hypnotherapy will only be as effective as you want it to be, it can help you achieve your goals but it cannot make you achieve them.
What clinical hypnotherapy could help with
These are just some of the issues clinical hypnotherapy can help with:
Fears & phobias
Fear or flying
IBS, Tinnitus, nail biting