Hypnotherapy, the solutions You Need
Because a problem only exists in the absence of its solution.
If your life is in a spin or if every day seems like your walking uphill, then I would highly recommend you consider hypnotherapy because it is the ideal way to change the way your brain relives the memories that are at the root of your issue! And to help you discover how hypnosis will help you resolve your issues and recover your life, I provide a free 1-hour consultation, during which you can experience a demonstration of hypnosis. You can discover more information on the Free Consultation right here.
However, whilst a solution is a necessary component needed to resolve any issue, it is the client's willingness to adopt and embrace that solution, that ultimately sets them free. Easier said than done you might say and that is true because there is a vast difference between discovering the solution, and one's ability to embrace it! The main reason being, that most problems or issues are subconsciously driven. The difference between what we want to achieve consciously and what we actually achieve subconsciously is a dichotomy that plagues many people.
Explaining that simplistically is not an easy task but, perhaps, could be said to be the result of the subjective nature of the brain's subconscious processing ability! What we refer to as the subconscious mind, is basically the processing that occurs in our brain without conscious awareness. The subconscious mind is merely a hypothetical and/or philosophical construct, it is not a real anatomical structure but it is a convenient way for us to make sense of something that we know happens but have no actual sense of why, where or how it actually does so! The real driver of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours is actually the brain itself and it mostly achieves these processes with the help of what we know of as memory! If we could ascribe a useful label to the idea of a subconscious mind, it would be that of the brains language, it's essentially a communication system. One of the brain's primary objectives is in its critical role of survival (fight or flight).
The conscious mind, on the other hand, is the part of life that we are more aware of and it is the conscious side of life that usually directs a client to seek help because they know that life is not going the way they want it too. But often attempts to make life better are met with resistance and this is most often the subconscious brain, it's as if it knows you are trying to subvert its survival mechanisms? A problem, therefore, can be explained as the brain's subconscious desire to survive and our conscious desire to thrive! The result, if there is a mismatch, is an emotional state of conflict and emotional limbo. For the sake of convenience, I will continue to use the time-honoured description of "subconscious mind," but, I am referring to processes that occur outside of conscious awareness and from within and across the brain itself!
So, therapy is a process borne out of the client’s needs and this is foremost on my mind when I meet a client or answer any questions they may have prior to making an appointment... And please feel free to ask as many as you like!
The solution to any problem is usually perceived to involve the subconscious mind. The difficulty, however, is in translating that subconscious or emotional intervention into a workable and executable form of cognitive language. Essentially, the psychotherapeutic intervention is a neural message that will not conflict with the subjective subconscious' need for survival, this is the most desirable method but not the only one! It is very often a past experience, held in memory, that is at the root of most emotional problems. But the intensity and longevity of any issue is usually a consequence of how our memories of that event evolve and then express themselves. Hypnotherapy is a very effective way to introduce therapeutic interventions directly into the brain and it does so via the primary and secondary auditory cortices, what we hear is what the brain processes! And one of the major ways that elicits change is by re-framing those memories (this leads to reconsolidation later when the client enters natural sleep). If you change the expression, you change the experience and if you change the experience, you change the outcome!
The value of Therapy, or the therapist for that matter, cannot easily be judged from the outside and what a therapist charges may have no direct correlation to how effective, or ineffective, they are, and there is a very practical reason for that! Therapy is a subjective experience and each client experiences it in their own way and, of course, as a therapist, my own particular style and methodology usually positively influences the client's experience! Also, where the practice is located makes no specific difference either. Whether they work from home, an office or a medical centre makes no appreciable difference; other than the fees charged of course! The essence of choosing the right hypnotherapist is about their qualification's, experience and how comfortable you feel in their presence. Also, equally important, how much confidence the therapist transfers to you and how confident you feel in their ability to assist you can be of tremendous value! now with over 19 years and 18,800 hours of client experience; you really very safe in my hands!
It is because I came into therapy, through therapy, as in, my own personal experience of it, that makes me work the way I do and it is also why I offer a Free Consultation, it's free of any obligation too! My service also differs widely from other therapists I know of too, it differs in that I am happy and confident to publish my fees on this website. And if you have any questions about my fees I will be pleased to explain them. So, that being the case, I have no need to discuss fees during the Consultation, at least not until required to by you. That means the Consultation is literally; all about YOU!
It is because I first entered therapy as a client, that I can better understand the value of having done my own therapy! That can be an important factor as there can be complications if there are similarities in presenting issues or perceptions. This is often referred to as Transference and/or Countertransference. Having had some similar life experiences to that of many Clients also helps with empathy and compassion. This experience allows me to be impartial and nonjudgmental. Clients often have enough problems being judged by themselves and others, so the last thing they need is to feel judged by their therapist! I guarantee that will not happen in my therapy practice. During my own therapeutic journey, I worked with therapist’s who did and did not judge; so I am aware of what it can feel like to be judged!
The way I work is consensual throughout and I believe this is the right way to work. You see I want the client to make the right choice, for them! And I feel the best way you can do that is by meeting me and having a free and open discussion about your concerns. Then at the end of the consultation, you are free to make some real choices; because there is no obligation to do anything other than say thank you or no thanks! If you choose not to go any further, that is a good choice. Because there should not be any unnecessary doubt about the decision to enter therapy! I say unnecessary doubt, because it may be difficult to not have some doubt. However, if you choose to go to the next stage, that is also a good choice. An appointment will be made for the first session. At the end of the first session, you can freely make the choice to move forward to a series of sessions. It is quite usual to have a number of sessions to effect a lasting solution. Making the choice to continue has two options: 1. to proceed on a session by session basis (with the next session paid in advance), or 2. to book and pay for a package of 4 sessions and receive a 5th session free of charge.* This equals a 20% discount and therefore lightens the financial burden. It also helps you make a commitment towards your own future!
Why 4 (5) sessions when most other Therapists seem to be recommending 6, 8 or 10?
Well, that’s because I find 5 sessions to be about the right amount for most clients I have worked with. However, some clients need more and others less. So, you really have nothing to lose . . . except your problem?
Sometimes Clients have multiple issues and in this circumstance, I recommend working on these one at a time. However, I discuss with the Client which they feel most appropriate to start with. Although, as a general rule, I usually suggest dealing with stress or anxiety-related issues first. For the most part, this will help to get the client into a better place; physically and emotionally. And sometimes some of the other peripheral issues can dissipate or even disappear when stress or anxiety is greatly lessened.
It also has the effect of making life seem less of a struggle; which is always a good thing!
So, I hope this has helped you understand more about how I work and why My Therapy; is All About YOU?
* Therapy quoted refers to Trans4mational Therapy.