Once I have gained an understanding of you and what may help, I integrate models of therapy (perhaps the Person Centred model, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT, Transactional Analysis and others) to find a way of working that is comfortable and appropriately challenging. I aim to encourage a trusting relationship where you will feel safe enough to explore problems/feelings and express thoughts openly and honestly without fear of criticism or judgement.
Hypnotherapy offers an approach that can help people overcome a wide range of habits, emotional problems and phobias. If you are contemplating this approach for the first-time, then please be assured it is very different from any perceptions you may have gathered from stage hypnotists!
Hypnotherapy involves a state of relaxation for the client. It is in this relaxed but 'pre-sleep' state that we can access our sub-conscious minds. It is important to remember that (contrary to popular belief) at all times during hypnosis a client is conscious and aware of their experience. Throughout, the person remains in control of their session. Client's benefit from an enhanced sense of focus and clarity with whatever is troubling their mind. I encourage clients to find solutions and perhaps suggest alternative coping methods if appropriate.