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I am an Integrative Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist combining many styles and techniques from the Person Centred, Humanistic, Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis, and Psychodynamic fields of psychotherapy into Hypnotherapy based treatments. I draw from a number of psychotherapetic schools of thought, philosophies and methods  tailored around each individual; you lead the speed and methods of working.

I also have a tool box of other methods that can be helpful in exploring emotions and felt senses; these include Hypnosis, Mindfulness, music, movement and Mindfulness cognitive based therapy.

Hypnotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis to assist clients to resolve problems arising from habits, maladaptive behaviours, pain (under medical supervision) and psychosomatic medical conditions. It can also be used to assist clients in maximising potential in settings such as work and sport. Hypnotherapists without training in psychotherapy are not trained to deal with deep psychological issues.

Psychotherapy is defined by UKCP (2009) as a process “to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour. Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way.”

Hypno-Psychotherapy or ‘neuro-hypnotism’ – meaning sleep of the nervous system – uses hypnosis to induce a deep state of heightened relaxation and altered awareness, during which the unconscious mind is highly receptive to new or alternative perspectives and ideas. In the field of hypno-psychotherapy the unconscious mind is looked upon as a resource for wellness and creativity, accessing this part of the mind, through hypnosis, opens up possibilities for the maintenance of the body towards health via the autonomic processes. Thefore, unconscious processes such as automatic thoughts, feelings, historical events are explored to enable insight and solutions to become crystalised into the unconscious or “back of the mind”. The unconscious is analogous to automatic events such as heartbeating, emotions and thoughts which “appear” but do not require conscious effort or thought to enact. The appearance of these automatic events may or maynot be desirable.

Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based training that enables people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful experiences. Mindfulness pays attention to thoughts, feelings and body sensations to become directly aware of them, and better able to manage them has deep roots in ancient meditation practices and also draws on recent scientific advances. (From the Oxford Mindfulness Centre)

I offer hypnotherapy, mindfulness and psychotherapy in Bracknell and Wokingham.