Helping you

Deciding to have therapy is the first step in achieving results. When you come to us you will find us approachable, non-judgemental and confidential.

Our aim is to help you to achieve the change that you want, in a way that works for you.

Often we will describe our work as ‘de-hypnotising’, changing the way that you have been thinking about things in order to create positive change.

Each session is individualised to you. We use many different techniques and do not get you to re-live painful memories over and over again. In fact, it is possible for us to help you without even knowing the details of previous negative experiences.

When we use hypnosis, we only use light trance – so you are aware of everything going on and you are in control at all times. Much of our techniques are based on the use of different tools and techniques that you can continue to use after the session. In fact, most therapy takes place between sessions, as subtle changes can be the change that makes the difference.

Traditionally, the types of issues we help people with are listed below. If the issue you would like help with isn’t listed, don’t worry, because if you think your mind is a factor in your problem, then we can probably help you.

Phobias

As many as 1 in 10 people suffer from a phobia that effects the way they live, but you don’t have to let it continue to affect your life. Common phobias we can help with include:

  • Animals (dogs, cats, birds, snakes, spiders, moths Etc)
  • Dentists
  • Water
  • Flying
  • Injections
  • Hospitals
  • Heights

There are many other phobias people are affected by, so if you have a phobia that is not listed, give us a call to discuss how we can assist you.

Smoking

Smoking is a highly addictive habit and one that proves to be difficult for many to stop, Cognitive Hypnotherapy combined with NLP techniques is probably one of the most effective ways to stop smoking. We will look at your relationship with smoking and what drives your habit, creating a personal treatment plan to enable you to stop completely with as little as 2 or 3 sessions, whether you have been smoking for 3 months, 3 years or 30 years.

Weight Lose

Being overweight isn’t just a matter of overeating; many people struggle with their relationship to food and are dealing psychologically with issues that go back a life time without even being aware of what the trigger to eat is. Memories from childhood that are long forgotten will often trigger feelings of guilt, comfort or love causing inappropriate eating habits.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy can be very successful in helping to find a healthy balance and positive relationship to food that combined with a healthy diet and exercise help you achieve your goal weight.

Increasing Confidence

We all at some point in our life, want to feel more confident, whether we want to be able to speak confidently in front of people, stop worrying about an upcoming exam or generally just feel more confident in general. Cognitive Hypnotherapy combined with NLP techniques can be very successful in helping people to change their personal view of the world and feel more confident.

Controlling Pain

Hypnosis is an astonishingly effective way of reducing – and even removing – pain responses. Therapies that address the mind-body link are often recommended for those dealing with long-term pain. Stress and anxiety are common side effects of pain and can even make the sensation feel worse. The way the mind responds to pain also links to the perception of physical sensations.

Rather than convincing you that your pain doesn’t exist, hypnosis for pain aims to manage any fear and anxiety you may have relating to your pain. It also helps to reduce stress and relax the nervous system to help it become less reactive to pain.

Anxiety/Stress

Hypnotherapy is becoming a more recognised method for reducing feelings of anxiety. Hypnotherapy for anxiety can help boost confidence and self-belief, while reducing feelings of fear and intense worry. It can help you develop the ability to access the calm state of mind needed to overcome the often-overwhelming emotions you are living with.

Hypnotherapy for anxiety aims to access your unconscious. Using the power of suggestion, it works to promote positive change. These suggestions can be tailored to help you learn what triggers your anxiety and why, as well as changing the way you react towards them.

Hypnotherapy can begin to teach you how to regain a sense of control and normality. It can help you understand what triggers your anxiety and how to cope when you start to feel anxious.

Panic Attacks

Hypnotherapy has a proven effect when dealing with anxiety, fear and stress, and therefore lends itself well to the treatment of panic attacks. The premise behind this form of therapy is to help you to cope with specific symptoms and giving you skills and techniques to overcome limiting beliefs.