As a qualified counsellor, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, my aim is to enhance the efficacy and relevance of client issues, including those experienced by minority groups. Every client is different, as is their situation, so no single approach is adequate given the complexity of the issues.
Treatment of issues includes anxiety, depression, stress-related issues, substance abuse, relationship concerns, family issues, and discrimination issues that are often presented by the ATSI and LGBTIQA+ community.
Counselling is a journey, an aid to help clients to consider their abilities and possibilities and develop new meaning.
Hypnosis is a multi-state phenomenon that features the use of the imagination, cognitive and altered subconscious and is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility in treating a concern. The aim of any therapy is to alleviate and reduce a disorder to help the client return to normal life as best and as soon as possible. Using alternative methods, such as clinical hypnotherapy, may benefit some clients.
Hypnosis uses direct and indirect suggestion to induce a heightened state of suggestibility, where the critical faculty of the conscious mind is bypassed, and selective attention to suggestions is given. A person can experience a new awareness of themselves; they can improve their way of thinking, feeling, and behaving, as well as have a higher level of self-control.
Hypnotherapy is often used as an adjunct treatment regime rather than as the primary modality.
Most people can be hypnotised to some degree. For years Advertising companies have been using hypnosis to make you consciously or unconsciously persuade you to buy something.
Simply put, no. You hear everything that is being said to you, and I can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do. Hypnosis is not a trick or a magical force. It is just the strategic manipulation of attention and linguistics which leads to the altered state of consciousness, which can help to change cognitive perceptions, beliefs, behaviour, and action.
Hypnosis is similar to meditation; you are not asleep or unconscious you will still have your own thoughts.
Hypnosis is also a learned process; it is improved with repetition. So the more you practice it, the more you will benefit from the process.
Anxiety, stress, communication difficulties, the impact of distressing situations, grief.
We can work with children through to older people