Therapy Sessions

Get help with emotional or psychological issues, all in a safe and supportive therapy space.

If you’ve been considering talking therapy to help you overcome an issue which is causing problems or holding you back in life, you may be wondering what happens during a session. In this video, I talk about what to expect during your first session.

I use a variety of talking therapies depending on your situation

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a natural and safe state of mind in which you are aware of everything that you experience. In hypnosis, the subconscious mind become receptive to suggestion and hypnotherapy uses this process to suggest new thought or behaviour changes and responses.

Counselling

Counselling is about working together to explore your issues and feelings at your pace, to enable you to gain more clarity and make sense of your situation. Working with and resolving issues can often be achieved in a fairly short course of sessions and some issues may require longer term therapy.

Rewind Therapy

Rewind Therapy is a tried and tested approach for helping people who are experiencing high anxiety conditions such as PTSD, Trauma and Phobias. One of the benefits of Rewind Therapy is that you do not need to explain every detail of the traumatic event(s) in order for the therapist to work with you.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP is an approach to communication which looks at how we organise our thoughts, feelings, language and behaviour patterns. It covers a wide range of tools and techniques that can be used as a standalone therapy, but are most often combined with other talking therapies to help you achieve your goal(s).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a way of addressing problems or issues by helping you to change thinking and behaviour patterns that may have become unhelpful. It is based on the concept that how we think affects our emotions and how we respond to different situations.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness and meditation are a form of relaxation therapy, helping you to relax by reducing the body's stress levels, focusing on the present and allowing you to regain a sense of balance and clarity. By reducing stress and tension, we can increase our ability to concentrate, make decisions more easily and think more clearly.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

EFT is a practical therapy which involves using the fingers to tap on a number of acupressure points. It's a straightforward, but powerful technique that can help to reduce psychological distress quickly. It can also be used as a self help tool for people who may be struggling with negative emotions or feelings.

What happens during a therapy session?

Your first therapy session

When you meet me for your first session, we’ll discuss your situation in more detail, including your past experiences and goals, along with your role in the therapy process. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and when you’re ready, we will then move onto the therapy part of your session. This may involve a bespoke and blended use of therapies such as Hypnotherapy, Counselling and NLP, combined with other talking therapies as appropriate.

At the end of your appointment, we’ll talk about what you can do at home before your next appointment. This may include listening to an MP3 download, keeping a diary, practising self help techniques or another therapy related task. These activities are designed to enhance the work done during your sessions and enable you to develop new skills and responses to help you achieve your goal(s).

Further Sessions

In future sessions, we’ll talk about your progress since your last session and then continue with your therapy. Your sessions are about working together to help you make the changes that you need to get to where you want to be. It’s a collaborative process where your motivation and participation are the keys to your success.

The number of sessions required depends on the issue, along with your level of motivation and participation. Many people see me for 4 to 6 sessions and begin to notice positive changes after the first or second session. Other people may take a little longer.

Clients often begin to notice positive changes within a few weeks and sometimes just 2 or 3 sessions are all that is required. People are often surprised at how quickly they notice an improvement. Just because you’ve experienced a problem or issue for a long time, it doesn’t always mean that it will take a long time to let go of it.

"I feel as though things are taking a positive turn and I'm feeling much better within myself."

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