Hypnotherapy, combined with psychology, can provide help in many areas. The specific issues highlighted on this site are there because they tend to be the most common problems that arise, and the areas about which I'm most regularly consulted about. However, hypnotherapy is incredibly flexible - generally all that's necessary is a strong understanding of how human psychology works and an ability to apply that knowledge to individual cases. Unlike me, not all hypnotherapists are also trained psychologists.
It's often the case that we see others better than we see ourselves. For example, how often do we see a friend in a relationship where it's obvious to us that the other person is no good for them, and then, as we suspected, the relationship ends in tears? However, when it comes to ourselves we can't see how bad the relationship is until it's us in tears - why is that? It's because we are so 'close' to ourselves that we often can't 'see' what it is that we are doing wrong and we need an outside perspective to point it out. The next problem is that most people, even friends, might point out the problem but can't point at the mechanisms that cause it. For example, try googling 'cognitive dissonance' and think about how many of your friends would understand these words and could explain, let alone know how to interpret, them when giving you 'helpful' advice. Without an understanding of such fundamental concepts, even a well-intentioned friend can't truly help you improve your life, which is why you're now seeking professional help.
It doesn't matter what you need help with, whether it be quitting smoking, dealing with anxiety or maybe dating, exams, taking your driving test, or improving at a sport or hobby, if it has a 'mental' component (which most things do), I can help.
Can I help?
I am qualified to explore and see the extent of what you need help with because:
- I hold an honours degree in Psychology -BSc(Hons)Psy and have spent years in private study of psychology.
- I am a Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS), the premier society of psychologists in Britain. Membership of BPS signifies that I have an upper class degree from an accredited university which has been verified, as has my background.
- I am a member of the BPS Neuropsychology section - I have studied neurology as well as psychology and understand how the brain works.
- I hold a HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma). The HPD is the first nationally accredited hypnotherapy qualification and is externally validated by the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the NCFE, an independent accrediting body.
If you want to hear more, please watch this video explanation of hypnotherapy. If after watching the video you feel happy, then send me an email or phone me to book an appointment, an initial assessment can then be made by both of us to see if we can work together.