Human Givens Psychotherapy and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy


What happens in a session?

In each session, once I have gathered the information I need, we will focus on identifying your goals or best hopes for the session, what resources and strengths you already have, and on agreeing a strategy for getting your goals met. I also help you to identify which emotional (and physical) needs are not being adequately met, and which innate resources are being under used, or in some cases, misused, and then help you to find ways to address that. This could include teaching you techniques to manage anxiety. If sleep patterns are unbalanced, then I will always seek to address these with you early on, as poor sleep is implicated in so many problems.

Finally we will end with some guided imagery (hypnosis), which will be tailored to your specific needs for that session (I never use scripts). If you are unsure about having hypnosis, we will simply do a deep bodily relaxation and include some visualisation. For more info on hypnosis, what it is and how it works, see the Hypnosis page.

What if There Is Trauma?

I have a safe and effective technique for treating trauma called the Rewind Technique. Depending on the extent of the trauma, this usually works in one or two sessions. If the trauma has been present a long time though, then it’s likely that several emotional needs will be missing, or poorly met, and these will generally need a bit longer to address.

Traumatic memories are memories that have not been fully processed, and so get ‘stuck’ in the emotional brain. This means that every time the memory is triggered, all the emotion that was present at the time is instantly re-evoked, and the ‘flight or fight’ response is triggered, as the brain thinks it is under threat. The rewind technique allows the memory to become fully processed, and stored in the brain’s normal memory stores, so that the emotional brain no longer perceives it as a threat. This allows the memory to be put firmly in the past, where it belongs.

For more detailed information about trauma, phobias and the Rewind Technique, please see HERE

What Other Problems Can You Help With?

Here are just a few:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Panic Attacks
• Addictions and bad habits
• Anger issues
• Chronic pain
• Phobias
• Trauma (PTSD)
• Stop Smoking
• Weight Loss
• Public Speaking
• Bereavement

Almost any unwanted conditions can by helped by Human Givens Therapy and Hypnosis. Rather than list them all, please contact me with your specific issue and I will tell you honestly if I think I can help.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

This depends upon the nature of your issue, but on average, my clients experience full relief from their symptoms within 4 – 5 sessions. A straightforward phobia will generally only take one or two sessions, whereas issues like long-term depression will usually require longer. If an issue is on-going, for example living with disability or caring for a terminally ill relative, then you may wish to have sessions over a longer period in order to support you. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide how often and for how long you wish to come – I do not hold you to any kind of contract.

My aim is to empower you, and to give you tools to help yourself, whilst enabling you to gain new perspectives on your problem. I also use outcome measures, so that we can assess how much the therapy is helping you from session to session, and make sure that it is staying on track.

How Much Does It Cost?

In general I charge £70 for each session, including the first one, which will last approximately an hour and a half. Further sessions will be about one hour. There are concessions available for those on income support, senior citizens and students - please ask.

Smoking Cessation: This is usually resolved within one session, so I have a different rate for treating this. The first session will be up to two hours long, and will cost £150. However, this price includes a free follow-up session at any point within six months of your first session. It is essential that I talk to you before booking for this service, so please call me first, or ask me to call you.

Payment: This can be in advance, by online payment, or on the day by cash or cheque.

Cancellation Policy no charge will be made if appointments are cancelled before 8pm the previous day. After that, a cancellation fee of £50 will be charged. For a DNA, the full fee will be required.

Where are you based?

I’m based in Teddington, TW11, in SW London. I work from my comfortable therapy room at home, a short walk from buses and trains, with free on-street parking.

Either email me for an appointment, or if you prefer, then call or text
T: 07961 046 776

What Age Groups Do You Work With?

I work with all age groups, including children and teenagers.

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