Treatment is always based on your needs as a person and the nature of the problem you are trying to overcome. Therapy is a collaborative venture so we’ll plan this together. Our course of treatment will draw on the approaches outlined below.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as a vehicle for therapy. The deep state of relaxation experienced during hypnosis provides relief from stress, facilitates the resolution of trauma or deep-seated emotions and bypasses conscious resistance, to enable people to change old habit patterns and see new possibilities with greater clarity.
Hypnotherapy was recognised by the British Medical Association in 1955, and later, by the American Medical Association, in 1958.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) examines the effect of habitual patterns of thinking on mood and state of mind in order to help clients modify automatic but unhelpful responses for more favourable ways of perceiving and responding to events. CBT has been found to be effective with a wide variety of difficulties, including depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety states.
A great deal can be achieved in just a few sessions by enlisting the resources of the client and focusing on solutions rather than problems. This approach encourages people to approach situations differently and to take an active role in dealing with issues. It enables clients to take control of personal change in their own lives.
Counselling offers a guided problem-solving approach to help you work out your own solutions. Clients are encouraged to explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences in order to resolve issues and move forward in a constructive manner. Counsellors work with you to examine the reasons for your feelings and responses and explore alternatives.
Psychotherapy fosters a professional relationship in which clients can feel safe to explore difficult or painful emotions and experiences, including feelings of anxiety, depression and trauma. Psychotherapy aims, through insight into one’s own motivations, to help the client become free from the restrictive effects of the past, be able to deal with the present and to shape their future as they choose.