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Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling/Psychotherapy

A process of empowerment back to personal health

I am a qualified Family Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a University Post Masters Degree in this discipline.

Some people choose counselling/psychotherapy as opposed to hypnotherapy to explore their issues and concerns. I would like to briefly cover some of the important facts about counselling/psychotherapy.

Purpose of Counselling/Psychotherapy - People come to counselling/psychotherapy because they are experiencing anxiety and pain in their lives. The purpose of this therapy is to explore these issues.

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Description of Method

The counselling approach used is an integrative one (drawing on different theorists) based on the needs of the client. The counsellor listens actively, empathizes, reflects back feelings and content, intervenes artfully and treats the process with a sense of urgency.

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Confidentiality

Applies to counselling, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

Supervision - The counsellor is in ongoing supervision.

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Sessions

Each session lasts one hour. This is the client’s time and it will not be given to anyone else. A cancellation should be made well in advance if the client cannot make the session and a new appointment made. Sessions can run over time at no extra charge.

Sexual Addiction

Every day, sex addicts face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, finances, jobs, dignity and health. Sex addicts come from all walks of life. Most sex addicts were abused as children, physically or emotionally and saw an addictive behaviour firsthand in their early lives. Most sex addicts grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent “secret” disorder in Ireland and the U.K.

I have trained in the field of sexual addiction incorporating love and relationship addiction, cybersex (the use and abuse of the internet).
I am a certified sex addiction psychotherapist and I am affiliated to the centre for sexual addiction.

Hypnotherapy

People often seek the help of “therapy” when they are unable consciously to bring about the change they seek. The change they seek may be giving up some old habit such as smoking or getting rid of some old phobia (irrational fear).

Sometimes also some medical conditions can be brought about by our own bodies’ response to stress and these illnesses can also be amenable to therapy.

The practice of hypnotherapy, or relaxation therapy, is a natural state, which has helped people for thousands of years and can have very rewarding results.

This form of therapy requires motivation on the part of the client and also time and guidance by the therapist. It should only be recomended when any possible organic disease has been outruled.

State of Hypnosis

This is a state of complete mental and physical relaxation (somnambulism) brought about by the guidance of the therapist. The client is not asleep, but has the appearance of sleep. He is in fact focused on the words of the therapist and is very receptive to his suggestions. He will not however say or do anything, which is contrary to his own character and belief.

The word hypnosis taken from the Greek word ‘Hypnos’ which means sleep was coined by the Scottish surgeon James Braid in the last century.

Hypnotherapy Info

This is the treatment or therapy which is undertaken whilst the client is in the state of hypnosis.

I recognize two forms of therapy:
Suggestion Therapy and Analytic Therapy/NLP.

Suggestion Therapy

Many problems can be corrected simply in one to three sessions by simple suggestion to the unconscious mind. Smoking, nail biting, fear of flying etc. can be ideally treated in this form.

Analytic Therapy/NLP

This form of therapy looks at the root cause or symptoms of a problem, and by doing so the client is assisted to look at their life in a positive way that gives a feeling of empowerment and strength.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Your mind is like a computer-it has its own software, which helps you to organize your thinking and behaviour . Having worked with all sorts of people with different problems over many years, I have learnt that almost all problems stem from the same cause-negative programmes running in the unconscious mind.
Neuro-Liguistic Programming(NLP) is a new science which assists in reprogramming your computer-your unconscious mind-so that you can make appropriate positive changes.

A session in therapy normally lasts approx one hour and twenty minutes and if repeated sessions are required, are normally repeated weekly.

I have trained with Dr Richard Bandler creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and with Paul McKenna the world’s leading Hypnotist. I am a Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and was certified as a Hypnotic Practitioner by Paul McKenna.

Weight Loss Assistance

This programme which is similar to Paul McKenna’s revolutionary new way to stop overeating, control cravings and feel totally motivated to take exercise. This programme helps to repattern your thoughts, attitudes and beliefs about yourself, your health and food to make loosing weight easy.

A session takes approximately one and half-hours to complete. This programme is motivational and it is important for the client to want to loose weight.

Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy

It is my belief that smoking is a ‘Learned Conditioned Response, a habit and not an addiction as tobacco companies used to have you believe.

In the hypnotic state, that ‘Learned Response’ to smoke that has been filed away in your subconscious mind is removed.

All you have to do is want it to happen. It is important that you want to stop smoking for yourself and not just to please a spouse, a partner, a doctor or somebody else.

The beauty of this unique approach is that I use the best of traditional hypnotherapy techniques and combine them with the new science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which takes hypnosis and therapy to an even greater level of effectiveness.

One of the reasons why it s not painful or difficult to stop smoking with this method, is that I transfer the pleasure derived from smoking to a healthier habit of your choice, eg; psychological techniques, relaxation and exercise.

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