Working With Me

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
Rudyard Kipling

I provide a confidential, supportive and therapeutic service to all clients, whatever the issue they wish to address.

I believe clients deserve to know that the treatments provided are effective. I use evidence based hypnotherapy. This means I use treatments which have been proven by clinical research to work. I use tools and techniques supported by scientific research and tailor them to suit you. I interweave methods from proven therapies including hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.

Evidence-based practice means combining the best clinical evidence with my therapeutic understanding and the client’s wishes. This means that I incorporate new research based knowledge on hypnotherapy into how I practice with my clients.

Your free telephone consultation

I offer a free half hour telephone consultation to discuss your situation and see if hypnotherapy is right for you. We have an informal and confidential chat about whether we’d like to work together. You can decide if I am the right therapist for you, and I can assess whether I feel I’m in a position to help you.

Your first appointment

Your first appointment is a chance for us to find out about each other, what is going on for you and what you want to achieve. We will agree your goals and design a treament plan. This is when we begin to work collaboratively and make sure we have clear expectations with goals that are realistic, meaningful and achieveble for you supported by an action plan.

I will probably ask you a lot of questions to help me to understand exactly what is going on for you. You will also be able to ask me questions about hypnotherapy and my approach. This appointment is the chance for me to understand about you as an unique individual and what you want to achieve and for you to understand how therapy works, my approach and what I offer.

At the end of the sesion we will agree an effective treatments plan that is uniquely tailored to you and your goals and lifestyle and will discuss how many sessions it will involve. As we progress through treatment, we will review the treatment plan to see how it is going and if we need to change anything. Everything I do with you is designed for you to be able to develop the skills and stragegies to help yourself.

The next appointments

All appointments last one hour. In that time, I work hard to get to know you and hope you will get to know me and feel comfortable working with me. The relationship between therapist and client is an important part of therapy. I want you to feel that you can tell me anything without being judged and I will do my very best to help you as much as I can.

Everyone is different and every treatment plan is unique. Some people may only need a couple of appointments, others may need six or so. The average treatment plan lasts 4-6 sessions, including the initial consultation. This compares with an average of 5-20 sessions for standard CBT therapy.

I will always discuss treatment options and agree a plan with you at the initial consultation, and we will review regularly to see how things are going.

I use a mixture of hypnosis and techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches.

Fees

Appointments take 1 hour and cost £70 (including a free MP3 and materials).

Payment is by card, cash, cheque or bank transfer and is payable at the appointment.

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.

Appointments by Skype or Facetime available on request.

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Interested in making an appointment or more information?

You can use the link below to book your free telephone consultation, for any other enquiries feel free to leave me a message