“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
I provide a confidential, supportive and therapeutic service to all clients, whatever the issue they wish to address.
I believe clients deserve to know that the treatments provided are effective. I use evidence based hypnotherapy. This means I use treatments which have been proven by clinical research to work. I use tools and techniques supported by scientific research and tailor them to suit you. I interweave methods from proven therapies including hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
Evidence-based practice means blending the best clinical evidence with my therapeutic judgement and the client’s wishes. This means that I incorporate new research based knowledge on hypnotherapy into how I practice with my clients.
I offer a free half hour telephone consultation to discuss your situation and see if hypnotherapy is right for you. We have an informal and confidential chat about whether we’d like to work together. You can decide if I am the right therapist for you, and I can assess whether I feel I’m in a position to help you.
Your first appointment is a chance for us to find out about each other, what is going on for you and what you want to achieve. We will agree your goals and design a treament plan. This is when we begin to work collaboratively and make sure we have clear expectations with goals that are realistic, meaningful and achieveble for you supported by an action plan.
I will probably ask you a lot of questions to help me to understand exactly what is going on for you. You will also be able to ask me questions about hypnotherapy and my approach. This appointment is the chance for me to understand about you as an unique individual and what you want to achieve and for you to understand how therapy works, my approach and what I offer.
At the end of the sesion we will agree an effective treatments plan that is uniquely tailored to you and your goals and lifestyle and will discuss how many sessions it will involve. As we progress through treatment, we will review the treatment plan to see how it is going and if we need to change anything. Everything I do with you is designed for you to be able to develop the skills and stragegies to help yourself.
All appointments last one hour. In that time, I work hard to get to know you and hope you will get to know me and feel comfortable working with me. The relationship between therapist and client is an important part of therapy. I want you to feel that you can tell me anything without being judged and I will do my very best to help you as much as I can.
Everyone is different and every treatment plan is unique. Some people may only need a couple of appointments, others may need six or so. The average treatment plan lasts 4-6 sessions, including the initial consultation. This compares with an average of 5-20 sessions for standard CBT therapy.
I will always discuss treatment options and agree a plan with you at the initial consultation, and we will review regularly to see how things are going.
I use a mixture of hypnosis and techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches.
All appointments take 1 hour and cost £60 (including a free MP3).
Payment is by cash, cheque or bank transfer and is payable at the appointment.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.
Appointments by Skype or Facetime available on request.
I work with you to change the way you approach food and eating, lose weight and become healthier.
I work with you to develop the tools and techniques to improve your confidence and self esteem.
If we don't get on top of our stress, it can consume us. I work with you to develop the skills you need to manage stressful situations.
I work with you to develop coping skills for cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery and to learn to enjoy life again.
Hypnotherapy can provide the tools you need to learn to relax in situations which make you anxious. I work with you to get your anxiety under control.