1. What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is unique and highly innovative. A highly effective and safe form of talking psychotherapy combined with relaxation techniques known as hypnosis. It is based entirely on neuroscience. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy lies on the very cutting edge of psychological services, being the only therapy with a dedicated research programme and strong background in current nonscientific understanding of the brain. It is a great way to change the way you act, feel and behave, helping to change people’s thought patterns for the better and hence eliminating a number of symptoms that come as a result of anxiety, depression or stress.
2. Who will benefit?
Almost anyone! We see people from many walks of life who are struggling with a range of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, OCD, IBS, panic attacks, low confidence and insomnia to name but a few. To see a wider list please visit the Treatments section of the website.
3. What is hypnosis? Will I be put to sleep?!
No, not in the way that you may think. Hypnotherapy couldn’t be any further away from the clock swinging images you may have in your mind! Hypnosis (commonly referred to as trance) is ordinary in many ways, we go into it many times a day, when we are driving, out walking, watching television etc. We do it all the time. It is a perfectly natural state in which you have full control at all times. Hypnosis or trance is a special focusing of the consciousness which is brought about through relaxation, when we are in this state we have access to the subconscious mind, enabling us to make positive decisions and move forward in life. You won’t have to speak or do anything at all, other than sit back and listen to the sound of my voice with some relaxing music playing in the background.
Many people believe that hypnotherapy is something that is ‘done’ to them, that they explain their issue to the therapist who then simply hypnotises their problem away, as if by magic. But Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process and it’s important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
4. Will I have to talk about my past?
Not at all. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy does not address the past in any way. We focus on the present and helping you to move forward in life.
5. How many sessions will I need?
You will be pleased to know we work very quickly. Usually between 6-12 sessions is all that is needed. However, this is entirely dependant on the individual.
6. Can you work with children?
Yes. The therapy is perfectly safe and enjoyable for children! Katie holds an enhanced DBS certificate and has many years experience of working with children.