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. Hypnotherapy is the ideal way to change the way your brain relives the memories that, at some level, 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 the consultation, you can experience a demonstration of actual hypnosis. You can discover more information on the Free Consultation right here.
However, whilst a solution is a necessary component in resolving any issue, it is the client's willingness to embrace that solution, that ultimately sets them free. Easier said than done you might say! That is true, as 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.
We often hear the term, "subconscious mind." Explaining this simplistically is not easy, as it is the result of the subjective nature of the brain's subconscious processing ability! And 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 or philosophical construct, meaning, it is not a real anatomical structure. However, it is a convenient way for us to make sense of something that we know is happening inside our head. Despite that, we have no actual sense of why, where or how it actually does so! The driver of thought, feeling and behaviour is the brain and it mostly achieves these processes with the help of what we know of as memory! If we could give a useful label to the subconscious mind, it would be the brain's 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 consciousness that directs a client to seek help because they know that life isn't going the way they want. Occasionally, attempts to make life better are met with resistance and this is mostly the subconscious brain. Uncannily, 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 versus 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." However, what I am referring to are processes that occur outside of conscious awareness and from within and across the brain itself!
Therapy is a process borne out of the client’s needs. This is foremost on my mind when I meet a client or answer any questions they may have prior to making an appointment. So, 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. While this is often the most desirable method, it is 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. The hypnotist's voice, via the primary and secondary auditory cortices, is the catalyst of what we hear and what the brain processes therapeutically! And one of the ways that elicit change is by re-framing those memories, this leads to memory 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. Therefore, 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. Of course, as a therapist, my own particular style and methodology often positively influence 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 20 years and 19,800 hours of client experience; you really are in very safe 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. It is also why I offer a Free Consultation, it's free of any obligation too! My service differs widely from other therapists I know of too and because of that, I am 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!
Having done my own therapy is 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 therapeutic journey, I worked with therapist’s who did and did not judge me; 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 what they feel, is 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. At the end of the consultation, you are free to make some real choices. Because there is absolutely no obligation to do anything other than saying yes please or no thank you! 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, the first appointment, that is also a good choice. 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. 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? Of course, you can always add sessions but it may be difficult, depending on the therapist, to reduce the package. Obviously session by session gives you more flexibility but that is usually more expensive if you exceed a certain number of sessions.
Experientially I found that 5 sessions are most often the right amount for the majority of clients I have worked with. However, some clients need more and others less. So, whichever route you choose, you really have nothing to lose . . . except; the problem?
Sometimes Clients have multiple issues and in this circumstance, I recommend working on these one at a time. However, I always discuss this with the Client, asking, 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 is also not uncommon, having dealt with the anxiety and stress matters, that one therapeutic intervention, can have a cascading effect on other issues! C'est la Vie!
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. To see my full range of Therapy's Read More here