The words psychotherapist and counsellor are often used interchangeably, and the general term psychotherapy is used to describe all forms of 'talking therapy'. As a trained psychotherapeutic counsellor and hypnotherapist I am able to work with my clients to help themselves to come through what is troubling them and move into a more positive place.
I am not there to 'fix' or provide the answers, but rather, enable people to have a fuller understanding of themselves, to take an objective look at their life and to fully appreciate their own strengths and capabilities.
As an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society I agree to be bound by the Society Constitution and the Society Code of Ethics.
Everything that is discussed is completely confidential and will not be shared with any third party without my client's permission.
Exceptions to this would only be in extremely rare circumstances where there is an urgency and seriousness about the situation, such as preventing a client from serious harm to self or others. In such circumstances, I would have an ethical responsibility to act in ways which balance my client's right to confidentiality against the need to communicate with others.
I would take ethical and legal advice before disclosure and would inform my client.
I can provide either short or long term therapy and outline below some of the issues that can be covered and that you might feel you can relate to:
- Depression or low mood
- Low self esteem - such as a general lack of confidence, or lack of assertiveness
- Relationship difficulties
- Trauma - perhaps as a result of a distressing event
- The crisis of separation or divorce
- Life change/transition - difficulties with adapting to a new situation such as the loss of a job, retirement or major life change
- Empty nest syndrome
- Bereavement and loss
As a hypnotherapist I can enable you to relax and become open and willing to acknowledge helpful and positive suggestions in order to reach behavioural change. Numerous studies have shown that hypnotherapy is effective in treating a wide range of issues, and to highlight a few:
- anxiety disorders
- the control of pain
- sleep disorders
- weight loss
During hypnosis you are always completely in control of your mind and body throughout the process. Through bypassing the conscious mind and all its obstructions, I can engage with the subconscious mind in order to work toward achieving the necessary change.