HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
I usually prioritise the therapeutic process over the time on the clock, so sessions can vary in length from 1 hour, up to 1 hr 45 on occasion.
WHAT TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE?
I use a combination of Compassionate Inquiry, Counselling, Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Time-Line Therapy and NLP. Most importantly, I work to create a safe, non-judgemental space where the client can work through the senses and processes that their mind and body are presenting, at their own pace.
WHAT IS COMPASSIONATE INQUIRY?
Compassionate Inquiry is a trauma-informed, psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. It's a beautiful, therapeutic approach that lets us gently look at those parts of us that we're often scared to face and approach.
HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK?
Being in a hypnotic state is equal to being in a nice state of comfortable relaxation. You are always in control but simply feeling more relaxed. When the body is relaxed, the mind can relax. And, when the conscious mind can relax it allows us to give some direct suggestions to the subconscious mind. These suggestions are carried out in your life through the cerebro-spinal system. Many of our life’s issues happen due to previous experiences during formative years (before the critical faculties are fully developed) or by extended repetition, as with the formation of a habit.
Our aim in using hypnosis is to revise the information held in our mind that controls feelings, habits and behaviours.