HYPNOTHERAPY

Helping to find the real you

SOLUTION FOCUSED HYPNOTHERAPY

Helping to find the real you

The hypnotherapy I use is solution focused. This differs from other hypnotherapy in that it focuses on the present and future rather than the past. It is a very positive, clinically proven method that enables you to set your own goals and work towards YOUR preferred future. The AfSFH describes it as “a type of talking therapy that combines the use of psychotherapy with hypnosis” The technique is also based on up – to - date neuroscientific research. The treatment is very calming and you are completely in control at all times.

SFH can help with a large range of difficulties with my specialist areas being:

  • Phobias

  • Sleep Problems (Insomnia)

  • Stress

  • Anxiety
     

Whatever the problem you bring to therapy a FREE initial consultation is included. This is to give you an understanding of how your brain works and how therapy helps and, maybe, to dispel any myths about hypnotherapy before we plan future appointments.

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PHOBIAS

Fear and anxiety from encountering our phobias manifest in a variety of ways – fast heartbeat, sweaty hands, a churning stomach, a desire to run away, scream, cry, or all of the above. Whatever the symptoms, our phobias can be extremely debilitating.
 
Phobias take many forms. Some common – public speaking, performance, spiders, heights, or needles. Others less common, but no less real – clowns, or buttons, for example.
 
During the treatment process, you will learn how your phobias – whatever they are – affect you, and how hypnotherapy will help you release the phobia and replace it with positive behaviours.
 
Treatment is over 3 separate appointments. Preferably, these will have a week between each of them, but this isn’t essential.

 

SLEEP PROBLEMS (insomnia)

It is estimated that up to a third of Brits will experience insomnia at some point in their life. While the occasional disturbed sleep just results in us feeling a bit tired the next day, Insomnia can have more significant (and even long term) effects on our brain and our body.
 
So, how do we define insomnia?

Insomnia means that you regularly have problems sleeping and can be categorised in the following ways:

  • Find it hard going off to sleep

  • Wake up several times in the night

  • Lie awake during the night

  • Wake up early and cannot go back to sleep

  • Still feel tired after waking up

  • Feeling tired and irritable during the day

  • Concentration difficulties during the day because you are tired

 
Symptoms can often last for months or even years and can affect your ability to cope with life. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a quick and effective way to resolve sleep disorders and restore better sleep patterns.

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STRESS

Most of us will have stress in our lives at some point. Sometimes it can be beneficial or even motivating. However, prolonged stress or stress that you find difficult to cope with, may cause you unpleasant symptoms:
 

  • Headaches or dizziness

  • Muscle tension or pain

  • Stomach problems

  • Chest pain or fast heart beat

  • Sexual problems

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Procrastinating or difficulty making decisions

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Forgetfulness

  • Constantly worrying

  • Feeling irritable and snappy

  • Sleep problems

  • Changes in eating patterns

  • Drinking or smoking more

 
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a very helpful way to overcome stress. It helps you to learn to relax and to set goals for a more comfortable future. You will also learn different ways of helping yourself to feel calmer and to deal with stressful situations on the move. 

 

ANXIETY

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear. It can be mild or severe. We will all encounter anxiety at some point in our lives whether it is just before an exam, or maybe a job interview. These anxieties are entirely normal and tend to be short lived. However, sometimes we may find that our feelings of anxiety are constant and can affect our everyday life. We may even reach a point where we struggle to remember when we last felt able to relax.
 
Sometimes anxiety can be a symptom of other disorders such as a fear or phobia or Post traumatic Stress Disorder. It can also be a generalised thing where you feel anxious most days. This can cause a variety of debilitating physical and psychological symptoms:

  • Restlessness

  • A sense of dread

  • Feeling constantly on edge

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Irritability

  • Dizziness

  • Tiredness

  • Fast or irregular heartbeat

  • Aches and pains

  • Dry mouth

  • Sweating

  • Shortness of breath

  • Stomach pains and nausea

  • Sleep disturbances

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you to understand the symptoms that you are experiencing. Through the course of treatment - learning to relax and focus on a different approach to your life will help you get the real you back. We also discuss techniques that help in situations which are potentially anxiety inducing.

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HYPNOTHERAPY APPOINTMENTS:

The number of sessions required will vary between individuals but as a rough guide:

  • INITIAL CONSULTATION  (IC)

  • Phobia Treatments x3 sessions

  • Stress/anxiety/sleep problems: 3-10 sessions

PRICES:

  • INITIAL CONSULTATION  (IC) = FREE

  • Follow up sessions = £60 per hour

  • Phobias x3 sessions = £120

 

BIRTH TRAUMA RECOVERY

Birth Trauma can occur when a birth has been a frightening, traumatic and negative experience. It can impact of the person giving birth and/or the birth partner.

Women who feel traumatised by their birth report the following during the birthing process:

  • Feeling out of control

  • Not being treated with respect

  • Their life, or their baby’s life was in danger

  • Symptoms can vary between individuals but may include:

  • Flashbacks to the birth

  • Nightmares

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Anger

  • Sadness

  • Depression

  • Difficulties communicating with their partner

  • Difficulties bonding with their baby

 

Any birth experience where you feel out of control, irrespective of having a lovely healthy baby at the end of it, can be frightening for one or both parents.

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HOW CAN BIRTHTRAUMA RECOVERY HELP YOU?


While you are in a relaxed state – using hypnotherapy- we work to separate the memory from the negative feelings and sensations you are experiencing.
You will still remember your birth, this is important, but the fight & flight sensations and negative feelings fade, enabling you to move forward with your life.

Treatment is in 3 Stages and are adapted to your individual needs.


STAGE 1  (Initial Consultation of 60 minutes)
This is an opportunity for you to tell your birth story if you wish (you don’t have to). We will then look at how the brain works, why you feel the way you do and how Hypnotherapy can help.


You will then leave with an MP3 to play at night to help the process.


STAGE 2
In a state of relaxation, using the Rewind Technique, you will process your birth experience.


STAGE 3

This session enables you to move forward using a combination of Hypnotherapy and NLP – again in a state of relaxation.

PRICE:

  • Stage 1 = Initial Consultation (IC) FREE

  • Stage 2 = £70

  • Stage 3 = £70

  • Book all 3 together: £120