What is involved

Solution focussed hypnotherapy (SFH) is a very gentle, positive process that has proven to be highly effective. It is based on the latest neuroscience and combines elements from a number of modern therapy processes.

People are often nervous about the term hypnosis/trance but it is merely a relaxed state of focussed attention. Something that we all encounter and utilise on a daily basis. Hypnotherapy is all about helping you find a positive way forward towards your goals. I don’t tell you what to do. We sit and explore together what is right for you and then work to help you change your thinking patterns and make changes towards your positive future.

The initial consultation is free so that I can explain the process and give you an understanding of what is involved. You can decide if this is the right approach for you.

SFH is a modern talking therapy including elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) along with the relaxing and calming influence of hypnosis/trance. Our brains are amazing, but they are designed to follow previous patterns of behaviour and they have a bias towards being negative. Luckily, our brains are also capable of being rewired. We have neuro plasticity so that we can change the pathways and patterns that we have established in the past, and replace them with new pathways, making new neural connections to support more positive and appropriate behaviours. Age is no barrier to rewiring the brain and I work with people aged 10+ to 99+. Past issues are acknowledged but in most cases we don’t need to revisit them. The focus is on identifying what you want to achieve and not being held back by events from the past.

Changing previous patterns of behaviour requires a collaborative approach between myself and the client. Change will happen if you want it to happen and you are prepared to put in the work to allow it to happen. Real progress can be achieved in a surprisingly short time. Therapy sessions last an hour and are generally one per week. Depending on what issues are being presented, we usually find that a course of therapy will last between six and twelve sessions.