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 problem they wish to resolve.

I use evidence based hypnotherapy as I believe clients deserve to know the treatments provided are effective.  This means I use treatments which have been proven by clinical research to work.

I select the best tools and techniques supported by scientific research and tailor them to suit you.  I interweave methods from proven therapies including hypnotherapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Evidence-based practice means combining the latest clinical evidence with therapeutic techniques and the client’s wishes. This means I integrate new research developments in hypnotherapy into my work with you.

Your free telephone consultation

I offer a free half hour telephone consultation to discuss your situation and what you would like to achieve by working with me. 

We have an informal and confidential chat about how we could work together.

I take time to get to know you.  I want to be certain I am able to help you and I want you to be able to decide if I am the right therapist for 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 treatment plan. This is when we begin to work collaboratively.  We make sure we have clear expectations with goals that are realistic, meaningful and achievable for you, all backed up 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 about hypnotherapy and how I work. 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.

Your first appointment takes an hour and a half to give us the time to discuss everything we need to make your therapy successful.

At the end of the appointment we will agree an effective treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to you and your goals and lifestyle.  We will discuss how many sessions it will take.  I then design a bespoke programme just for you.  As we progress through treatment, we will review your programme to see how it is going and if we need to change anything. Everything I do with you is designed for you to develop the skills and strategies you need to help yourself.

Your next appointments

All other 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 absolute 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 lasts between four to six sessions. This compares with an average of 5-20 sessions for cognitive behavioural therapy, which itself is faster than most other forms of 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

The initial consultation takes one and a half hours and costs £110.  All other appointments take 1 hour and cost £78 (including a free MP3 and materials).

Payment is requested to secure your appointment.  Card, cash, cheque or bank transfer are accepted.

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.

Appointments by Skype or Facetime  are available.  Please contact me to organise an online appointment.

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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