I have given below, a very brief description of the different types of therapy that I am trained to use. Each approach is extremely powerful when used independently and my clients consistently achieve really successful outcomes. Alternatively, these therapeutic tools can be combined, which gives even greater flexibility. When used in this way, you can generate the kind of positive changes in your life that were once considered inconceivable. If you would like more detailed information, please do call me on 01206 683069
Hypnotherapy is a reliable and safe technique that is now recognised by many branches of orthodox medicine as an extremely valuable therapy. It is a completely natural state of mind and is something that you experience daily on a regular basis. You are not unconscious whilst in hypnosis, your ‘focus of attention’ has simply altered, and you remain in control at all times.
Hypnosis itself does not relieve symptoms; it is the ‘therapy’ that is applied whilst in hypnosis that provides the desired results. It is a very effective way to deal with inner emotional conflicts. Old negative beliefs, fears or habits that currently interfere with your quality of life can be released and replaced with new positive, life enhancing thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
As a result you can expect to find that your perceptions have changed, allowing you to lead a much more enjoyable and effective life.
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
Everything you do in life from the simplest task to the most complex is directly related to the way you communicate with your nervous system. Yet for most human beings, this seems to be rather a haphazard skill and often leaves you with habits, responses, behaviours, thoughts, and fears that you feel helpless to control. NLP gives you that control, it offers a practical set of tools which will enable you to understand and utilize this communication more fully.
NLP techniques are simple and easy to apply, both within the therapy itself, and afterwards in your day to day life. I teach you how to use these NLP techniques so that you can easily reorganise the way you think and feel, re-programming your mind to help you achieve your own personal goals with complete confidence.
NLP is an extremely effective therapy and consistently brings about very rapid change.
Both counselling and psychotherapy are often referred to as ‘talking therapies’ and it is easy to see why. They use a process of talking, listening, prompting and exploring in order to reach a clearer understanding of yourself and your current situation. In a safe, confidential and non-judgemental atmosphere you have the opportunity to talk through your worries, fears, doubts and problems in a way that gives you a new sense of clarity and a much improved feeling of wellbeing.
I am an integrative therapist which basically means that I have been trained to use a wide variety of therapeutic styles, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy. This enables me to adapt my approach to fit your unique and individual needs. Counselling and psychotherapy are designed to encourage positive thinking patterns, improve decision making, increase effective action and develop a greater awareness of your own strengths and abilities.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
There is a system inherent in all of us that is physiologically geared to process information to a state of mental health. However when a traumatic or negative event occurs, information processing may be incomplete. The memory is then dysfunctionally stored without appropriate associative connections and with many elements still unprocessed. Even a relatively minor event from childhood, such as being teased, may not be adequately processed. This can cause all sorts of problems, including intrusive thoughts, negative beliefs, anxiety disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.
EMDR uses a specific set of eye movements (or alternate stimuli) to activate the information processing system, moving disturbing information at an accelerated rate further along the appropriate neurophysiological pathways so that the information can be used in a new healthy, life enhancing manner.
RELATIONSHIP/ FAMILY COACHING
Family or couples therapy can be really helpful when relationships have reached a point of complete stalemate or when destructive patterns are evident. It is all too common in these circumstances for fixed positions to be taken and defence mechanisms to be permanently erected. In therapy, interpersonal relationships are examined and effective communication can be restored and strengthened. Love, respect and unity can return to the relationship along with a new level of shared commitment.
Life coaching is an approach that looks firstly at where you are now, and then powerfully focuses your attention towards where you would like to be. Very specific goals are then set and the process of moving from one point to the other begins. Anything that prevents you from moving towards your desired outcome can be identified and solutions found. My aim is to teach you how to become your own personal coach, so that you can create a truly remarkable life.