Services & Treatments
• Smoking cessation • Phobias • Panic attacks • Building confidence • Public speaking • Low self-esteem • Anxiety issues • Regression therapy • EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) & Trauma
Hypnotherapy is a non-invasive, safe and relaxing therapy. I can take you into a deep and relaxing state of hypnosis where you will be aware, feel calm and in complete control. We work together as a team to help you with your personal issue(s). Hypnotherapy has brought many successful results with problems presenting as: anxiety; phobias; low self esteem; panic attacks; stress; smoking; pain management; weight issues; fear of public speaking and more.
Hypnosis has been around for a very long time and in modern times has become more mainstream alongside counselling and psychotherapy. There are advantages to each of these therapies although they are approached in a different way. Hypnotherapy, in my opinion, dives more deeply from the start as it encourages quicker relaxation therefore bringing more rapid results. As a brief overview, your brain has a range of wave states: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta. In the Beta state, you are conscious and aware – basically awake. The Alpha state lies between a very relaxed conscious and a day-dream situation – the state you arrive at when for example you are listening to music or driving your car (no panics here, remember the times you’ve reached home and sometimes struggle to remember the journey?) Theta is dream-like more akin to actual sleep, like the cosy, warm feeling that accompanies a good night’s rest. Delta state is when the body is set to heal, replace cells and keep you as healthy as possible in auto mode. Quite fascinating really what the human body/mind/brain is capable of. Hypnotherapy mainly does its work at the Alpha/Theta level, which can bring positive results for clients in a shorter time frame. You are always in control and we work together in relaxing, pleasant and appropriate surroundings.
EMDR for PTSD
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing. In simple terms EMDR Therapy is a rapid, non-invasive therapy used at a conscious level, but the therapeutic advantages are that it reaches the subconscious almost instantly. EMDR Therapy can be used for almost all the areas that hypnotherapy can treat, but its successes are mainly highlighted for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Every person’s perception of trauma is appropriate to their experience. EMDR Therapy for PTSD has been linked to the successful treatment of soldiers returning from war zones and its high success rate in assisting trauma. Clearly this also relates to any traumatic experience for anyone affected. I use the EMDR Blast Technique which generally works more rapidly than even the original form of EMDR Therapy. The eye movement is exactly what it says, the client moves their eyes side to side, along with my guiding voice and in a sequence which gently processes the perceived problem/issue/experience and desensitises it. This is extremely helpful with problems presenting for example as panic attacks or consistent anxiety which has been triggered by the trauma concerned.
Smoking Cessation Therapy
Hypnotherapy can help you get to the root of the reasons why you smoke – resulting in a higher success of kicking the habit. Smoking contributes to a long list of health problems and each smoker has a different approach to their smoking habit. There are different types of smokers, for example, the casual smoker – linked perhaps to social or stressful occasions; the moderate smoker – who smokes quite regularly and might find it difficult giving up the habit. Then the hard-core smoker – generally smoking heavily and the thought of giving up feels unattainable. We work together to find your ‘best fit’ and the smoking cessation therapy usually takes around 2 hours. The most important factor in this is that you must as an individual wish to kick the habit and not because anyone else wants you to stop. Pressure from all areas including the NHS, isn’t such a bad thing and when you do stop your health and finances will improve dramatically. If you are thinking of quitting – some food for thought. There are around 599 legal additives in your cigarettes, apart from tobacco, and up to 60 of these are known carcinogens. Even the smoke exhaled runs into thousands of separate chemicals. Anyone who smokes now is aware of the dangers to their health through massive campaigns from the UK government. It’s a fantastic and positive decision to quit tobacco and thousands of people are doing so every year.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to chat about how any of the above therapies may be able to help you with no obligation.
Hypnotherapy and EMDR Therapy £65.00 per hour
Smoking Cessation Therapy
(session is usually around 2 hours) £135.00 per session