Counselling

What is Psychotherapeutic Counselling and how will this be used alongside hypnotherapy?

From the moment we are born, we store all of our learning into our subconscious mind. This will be all that we learn, so will include behaviours, reactions, thoughts, feelings etc. Sometimes these learnt behaviours can cause issues later in our lives and it is then that they need exploring and addressing. If we understand why we behave, think or feel the way we do, then we can start to make the changes we need to lead a happier, more fulfilling life. The use of psychotherapeutic counselling with hypnotherapy is not new.  It is important to find out the whys and wherefores to enable me to create a hypnotherapy script which will then address any issues or suggest changes which will help change to occur.

Psychotherapeutic Counselling is known as a talking therapy as it involves the therapist and client having full and frank discussions to discover any patterns of behaviour or previous experiences (mostly childhood), that may be en-abling your current issues and stopping you from leading a happy life. It can also uncover any possible root causes that may be making you feel unhappy, stressed, anxious or unsettled. There are times in all our lives when we need help to work through things that are bothering us, that we just don’t understand. During our sessions together, we shall explore possible root causes or previous patterns of behaviour, to enable you to understand what may be causing you unhappiness, distress or anxiety. Hypnotherapy will then be used to help make any changes wanted or needed.

Being able to talk to a trained psychotherapist can be the turning point in addressing long (or short) term issues or helping you to feel you are back in control of your life. It is a good way of exploring the whats, why’s and how’s in a safe, quiet, non judgemental, confidential environment. My role will be to help you find peace, happiness and reach your full potential.

During the initial consultation (which can take from 1½ to 2 hours), we shall discuss the areas of your life you would like help with. We shall also talk about your life history, about you as a person, and you will be able to ask any questions you may have. At the end of the session we shall discuss a proposed way forward.  It is then your decision if you wish to continue therapy. This may involve short or long term therapy depending on the issues that need to be explored. All therapy sessions after the initial consultation will be for an hour.

I have found the use of psychotherapeutic counselling combined with hypnotherapy to be very effective in helping people make the changes in their life to feel happier, calmer and more in control.

Psychotherapeutic Counselling can help with:

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma
Fears/Phobias
Bereavement/Loss
Emotional problems
Difficult Life Events – illness, job loss, changes in circumstance
Self defeating behaviours
Anger and frustration
Personal growth
Creativity and development
Child related issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self Esteem, Self Confidence
Eating disorders