What is counselling?
Counselling gives you an opportunity to talk about the things that trouble you or cause you difficulty in your life. You will be listened to in a way which assists you to understand yourself better, including your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
It can help you to explore difficult feelings and to find ways of living your life more positively or constructively.
It is true that sometimes counselling can feel like hard work. You may find yourself exploring difficult and possibly painful emotions during your sessions. You will be properly supported throughout the sessions and it can be an interesting and helpful experience which may help you to feel much happier about yourself and your life.
Is counselling for me?
- Are you prepared to look thoughtfully and honestly at yourself or your problem with the counsellor?
- Are you ready to change and/or find better ways of coping?
- Are you prepared to put the effort in to make the changes and accept the possibility that change can be difficult?
- Can you commit yourself to attending your counselling sessions for a regular period of time?
If you can answer “yes” to these questions then counselling is for you. If you are ready then Counselling is there to provide you with an opportunity to work towards living a more satisfying and resourceful life.
If you are still uncertain why not give me a call or email me with any questions you have.
To visit the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy CLICK HERE
To visit the National Counselling Society CLICK HERE
There is no doubt that hypnotherapy works. Science simply cannot agree on what it is and how it works.
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. It is a state of relaxation where you are very aware of what is going on and are always in control. It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, you are actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotherapist’s voice. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is opened. The therapist is able to suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations, the seeds of which become firmly planted.
Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to be and no-one who is hypnotised can be made to do anything against their will.
Hypnotherapy is a totally natural, safe method of treatment, it has no unpleasant side effects and is suitable for almost everybody. It can be used to address a wide range of practical, physical and emotional situations. It works with your sub-conscious mind, that part of your brain that deals with feelings, emotions, memories, beliefs.
Hypnotherapy is able to help you with a wide variety of personal issues, including; giving up smoking, losing weight, stress and anxiety, post trauma, low self confidence, motivation, phobias, IBS and pain relief as well as improved performance in a variety of disciplines. (I have recently worked with a Marathon Runner, a Pro Tour Golfer and an England International Rugby player to help with improving their performance).
To visit the National Council for Hypnotherapy CLICK HERE