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The fundamental success of effective therapy sessions is the initial consultation process. The information exchanged between us (both ways) will significantly influence the outcome and is key to success.. It sets the resulting sessions on an accurate path forward and helps me to choose the correct approach to meet your individual needs.
A detailed case history, whatever the presenting symptom, enables me to fully explore the issue, and also find out what your goals are for your session/s.
I focus on the fastest and most effective way of solving, or, getting rid of the presenting problem and getting you to your desired place.
It isn’t just about what you ‘don’t want’, or what you 'want to change’ - it’s also about - what you ‘do want’ and what you ‘want to be' after you have changed.
Hypnosis is a tool that helps facilitate various types of therapy. It involves guiding you into a deeply relaxed state.
It is a passive state involving mentally focused concentration, resulting in an enhanced responsiveness to suggestion, heightened concentration, and focus. Hypnotherapy utilises a direct focus on the subconscious mind to bring about your desired change.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis with a combination of therapeutic techniques which allows us to work through any presenting issues or symptoms. The combination of the two is designed to bring about positive changes to your current ways of thinking, acting and feeling so that you can go on to live a more enriched and empowered life.
Hypnotherapy itself comes in two different forms.
Suggestion and Analysis.
Suggestion therapy uses positive statements and suggestions designed to speak directly to the subconscious mind. Whilst you are in a relaxed state the subconscious has an enhanced responsiveness to suggestion, so you can start experiencing positive changes quickly.
Hypno-analysis is a form of hypnotherapy that aims to discover and resolve the root cause of a concern. It draws on concepts from analytical psychotherapy and uses these with hypnotherapy techniques. The hope is that hypno-analysis can resolve problems rather than manage symptoms, and therefore address long-standing issues.
Psychotherapy involves talking. Talking therapies can help you work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and make positive changes that help you to take greater control of your life and see things with a new clarity.
Talking about your feelings and thoughts can help you deal with times when you feel troubled or lost. Negative thoughts and worries can turn over and over in your mind, and grow out of proportion. Talking gives you a chance to explore your thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on your behaviour and mood.
Describing what is going on in your mind and how that makes you feel can help you work out where your negative ideas and feelings come from, and notice any patterns which may be unhelpful and need to change.
My sessions use a combination of clinical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy as both play important parts in being able to make those adjustments you would like, both consciously and subconsciously.