Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
What can counselling help with?
Counselling can help you cope with a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger other issues, such as sexual identity.
What to expect from counselling:
At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions, I will listen and support you without judging or criticising.
I won’t give you advice or tell you what to do but I will help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to try to treat conditions or change habits.
The hypnotic state makes the person better able to respond to suggestions. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help some people change certain behaviour. for example, suggesting that you don't want to carry out a certain habit
What happens in a hypnotherapy session.
There are different types of hypnotherapy, and different ways of hypnotising someone.
First of all we will have a chat to find out what you hope to achieve and agree what methods to use.
After this I will lead you into a deeply relaxed state and use your agreed methods to help you towards your goals.
You're fully in control when under hypnosis and don't have to take on the suggestions if you don't want to.
If necessary, you can bring yourself out of the altered awareness state and hypnosis doesn't work if you don't want to be hypnotised.
Don't use hypnotherapy if you have psychosis or certain types of personality disorder, as it could make your condition worse. Check with your GP first if you have a personality disorder.