solution focused hypnotherapy
CAROLINE PARSONS BSC (HONS) PSYCH (OPEN)., BSC PHARMACY (HONS)., DSFH., HPD.,
CHS DIP. MED. HYP., AFSFH., CNHC REGISTERED
the best of you is yet to come
What i can help you with
Hypnotherapy can help with a number of issues including:
- Anxiety and stress management [including stress-related conditions e.g. migraines, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), tinnitus...]
- Confidence and Self-esteem
- Depression and low mood
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Pain management
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
- Stopping smoking
- Weight management
What happens during a therapy session?
Therapy sessions are a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis/trance. The first half of the session is spent helping you to focus on what you want to achieve, helping you to utilise your existing strengths and resources in order to help you achieve realistic and practical goals. Using specially designed questioning techniques, we will talk about the progress you have already made, and discuss the changes you wish to make. I’ll be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. This is the foundation for the second half of the session where we use trance to consolidate those changes, and allow the subconscious mind to accept them.
During the trance part of the session I will invite you to lie on the couch, covered with a blanket, with some gentle music playing in the background. I will then guide you through some relaxation and visualisation techniques that will guide you gently into a trance. During trance your subconscious mind will begin to work on finding the solutions you need to move your life forward. It is important to note that during trance you remain completely in control and no-one can make you do anything that you would not be happy to do out of trance.
Our initial consultation, which last from 50-60 minutes, is an opportunity for you to meet me; gain an understanding of the process of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy; and how our brains create a wide range of unwanted symptoms and behaviours. We will explore what your best hopes are from therapy; what difference this change will make to your life; and how we can work together to achieve your preferred future. You can also ask any questions you may have. There is no obligation to book further sessions.
Formal hypnosis is often not done until subsequent sessions, however if there is time we will explore how a trance may feel like for you, and begin to teach you this beneficial skill.
A FREE hypnotherapy relaxation download is provided and is an important part of your therapy.
How many sessions will I need?
This is a question I am frequently asked. I aim to work with you as quickly as possible and tailor your treatment to your individual needs. Everybody is different and moves at their own pace. There is never any pressure for you to move quicker or slower than you need to, and you are always in control. You decide when you have achieved what you want to achieve and need no further sessions. My philosophy is as many sessions as you find helpful and not one more. As a rough guide, the average number of sessions is usually 4 - 8 sessions with some clients requiring less and some requiring more. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is not something I do to you but an active therapy where we both do our very best. Results vary from person to person. Your full commitment is important. I do guarantee, however, that I will do my best to help you achieve your goals.
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"After trying ,unsuccessfully for quite a while, to overcome my negative issues, I found Caroline’s help of great benefit. She is very encouraging and open to looking at problems and their causes with a positive and fresh approach. Each step is explained and discussed clearly. I now feel a much stronger and more positive person, able to deal with my issues ,using the techniques she has given me. Its been a very beneficial experience and I’ve learnt to take control and relax again."