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Counselling & Hypnotherapy
What is Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
I assist you to make positive changes to your life whether it be:
Hypnotherapy aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of our mind while simultaneously motivating and focussing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness - reached using skilled relaxation techniques - allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions. Hypnotherapy is an excellent way to break habits including over eating, smoking etc. to relieve stress & anxiety, it’s great for pain management, and in fact Hypnotherapy has been recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
My Hypnotherapy sessions can also include counselling as part of your sessions, giving you the space and time to discuss your thought, feelings and concerns and from these discussions we can work together to create a customised program that is individual to you, tailored just for your needs.
Hypnotherapy can be effective at treating many addictions, fears and negative thought patterns usually lasting three sessions. Of course, the more work you do, the more likely it is that positive changes will be integrated at a deep level for lasting success.
I have taken additional training from the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy to enable me to professionally use the Hypnotherapy Gastric Band program. My success rate for Hypno-Psychotherapy for weight loss is excellent.
Can everyone be Hypnotised
Everybody is different and we all respond differently to Hypnotherapy. People’s ability to experience hypnosis can be hindered by doubts and concerns arising from some common misconceptions. Contrary to some depictions of hypnosis in books, films or television, people who have been hypnotised do not lose control over their actions; As a Hypnotherapist I cannot make you do anything against your wishes! Unless amnesia has specifically been suggested, people remain aware of who they are, where they are and what happened during hypnosis. Hypnosis makes it easier for people to experience suggestions, but they have to want to experience them first.
Please note that although Hypnosis has a very high success rate it is not guaranteed.
Are Hypnotherapists Regulated
As it stands Hypnotherapists are not currently regulated in the UK, meaning that there are no laws in position which outline the level of training and experience required in order to practice. However, I am a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society which was the first hypnotherapy register to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Their verification process ensures they only list Hypnotherapists who have provided proof of a relevant qualification and insurance cover, or proof of membership with an industry professional body.