Sometimes issues in your life may originate in the past. If this is the case, then it may be helpful to explore earlier relationships in childhood or while growing into adulthood along with past experiences in order to help identify why you interpret issues in your adult life in a certain way.
A range of approaches may be used to help you, for example, Neuro-Linguistic Patterning (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused approaches, EMDR etc. – depending on the issue. Alongside these techniques if it is appropriate, Hypno-psychotherapy may be used. This approach uses relaxed or altered states to help you to tap into the resources, insights and solutions which we all hold within our minds. It can be a very useful modality if you have difficulty remembering past events, prefer not to talk through your feelings initially or require some emotional distancing to explore past experiences. It can provide a safe environment in which to explore and work through earlier experiences which may be blocking your personal development and success.
This therapeutic approach does not solely focus on past issues as you will be encouraged to identify positive future goals and outcomes and acquire the insight and belief to allow you to progress towards these. Some of the work you do may involve identifying negative thoughts and beliefs and learning how to challenge these effectively.
Please be aware that certain emotional conditions may limit the use of some of the techniques. For example, psychotic illness or severe depression would indicate that using some hypno-psychotherapeutic techniques would not be the most useful or effective method and other approaches may be more appropriate. The therapist will be happy to discuss this with you.
The first session is usually 1.5 hrs long in order to take a detailed case history and to encourage you to identify the changes and outcomes you wish to work towards. Further sessions last 1 hour and are completely confidential. The number of sessions required depends on the issue and the outcome you are working towards. Sessions can be for individuals or couples.
(Costs may be negotiated for low wage earners or those requiring more than the average number of sessions).
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