SOLUTION FOCUSED HYPNOTHERAPY
Available in-person & online
HYPNOTHERAPY & PSYCHOTHERAPY IN BATH, BRISTOL, TEMPLE CLOUD and ONLINE
Taking the first step towards to a happier future.
Many people seek hypnotherapy because they feel that they have lost control over a particular area of their life.
By making the decision to seek therapy, you too have already started the journey to regain that control, and get back to the real you.
We will harness modern neuroscience, solution-focused therapy and proven hypnosis techniques enabling you to make positive changes that last.
BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
Your initial consultation for hypnotherapy is free of charge and will last approximately 30 mins either on the phone, zoom or face to face. Whatever feels right for you. During the session we will discuss what you would like to achieve and how hypnotherapy can help you. This is also a chance for you to see whether the therapy is right for you.
WHAT IS SOLUTION-FOCUSED HYPNOTHERAPY?
Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy is first, and foremost, evidence-based. It uses the most up-to-date neuroscientific research in every area of its application.
Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy is a type of talking therapy, which combines the use of psychotherapy with hypnosis. Hypnosis or ‘trance’ is a very natural, relaxing state, encouraged by using guided relaxation, where the mind can relax and then focus on thoughts and suggestions that might be useful. As a modern psychotherapeutic approach, Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, structured, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period. Crucially, in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, I look at what the client wants to achieve (the solution) rather than at whatever prompted them to seek help (the problem).
In an increasingly digital world, people have more and more access to mobile and internet technologies (although it must be noted that a third of the world’s population do not own a mobile phone, and 50% of the global population have no internet). The use of technology in accessing talking therapies is developing at a pace. In fact, the NHS now offers online access to a variety of psychological therapies.
Traditionally, client and therapist meet face-to-face in a therapy room, however with more sophisticated technology and global mobility, clients can access talking therapies from anywhere in the world if you have an internet connection, a device and a platform such as Skype. This not only opens up possibilities for people who live in an area with limited provision, but also offers an alternative option for those who experience agoraphobia, social anxiety, panic attacks and OCD, which may limit mobility.
Some fears and phobias can cause people to find leaving the house a challenge. Agoraphobia, social anxiety, depression, panic attacks and OCD are just a few conditions, which mean accessing help could become part of the problem. This might mean that we start off using remote hypnotherapy, but then as you progress and start feeling yourself again, you may be able to visit the clinic. Either way, I am guided by you and what you feel comfortable doing.
I offer Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy at my clinics in Bristol, Temple Cloud and central Bath. The 30 min consultation is free, subsequent sessions are £60 per hour. I offer a small number of discounted sessions if you are a student or on low income.
I also offer online sessions, using Zoom. This will be charged at the same price as a clinic session.
Initial consultation 30 mins
Subsequent sessions 60 mins
Smoking cessation 90-120mins
ONLINE HYPNOTHERAPY FAQ
Everything You Need to Know
WHAT HAPPENS IN A ZOOM HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION?
Exactly the same in a clinical setting with just a few adjustments. If you have not used Zoom before, then I would suggest you get acquainted with it before using it for our sessions. This will help you to feel confident in using it. Another option is FaceTime or WhatsApp if Zoom is proving a little tricky.
Compared to telephone/email therapy (which all have their benefits in the right situation), the live video link ensures that body language and “facial” communication is retained. Thus by positioning the webcam, tablet or smart phone, I can observe many of the visual features of hypnosis shown on your face.
IS IT AS EFFECTIVE AS FACE-TO-FACE SESSIONS?
Yes. There is growing evidence in this area, recognising the benefit of online therapies in certain situations. Whilst I don’t think remote hypnotherapy should be a direct replacement for the clinical setting, it can have equal benefit in certain situations mentioned above.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO DURING AN ONLINE SESSION?
A safe and quiet room where you can lie down and know you are not going to be interrupted. I will ask you for your contact number so if we lose connection then I can give you call. You will need a device such as a computer, laptop, or smartphone, and internet access. You will need to download Zoom onto one of these devices, or if preferable you can use WhatsApp or FaceTime.
WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE WALKS IN?
While hypnosis looks like sleep, it is in fact just deep relaxation, so you will be aware of my voice, if you need stop the hypnosis or someone walks in, you will open your eyes and become aware of your surroundings.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST FOR?
An online hypnotherapy session is the same length as hypnotherapy in a clinical setting. The initial consultation will last 30-40mins. Subsequent sessions about 60mins.
HOW DO I PAY?
Payment will be made via PayPal invoice or bank transfer just prior to your sessions. If either of these options are not suitable, then I do accept cash.