My approach recognises that we often have competing voices in our heads - some led by the rational, thinking self and others by powerful emotions. When life gets difficult this internal conflict can overwhelm us and block our ability to problem solve. When we can't find a way out of our problems, we become unable to meet our own needs and live a healthy, balanced life. Our work together will help you identify which voice you want to listen to, the resources you already have to draw on and what new skills you might develop in order to meet your needs.
Hypno-psychotherapy combines tried and tested counselling techniques with guided meditation.
This approach works in many ways - for example to:
• defuse difficult memories and experiences
• overcome depression or anxiety
• manage pain
• break a habit
• face a challenge
• alleviate physical symptoms
Feel better fast..
My aim is to make you feel more balanced and resilient after every appointment. Although I will need to know something about your past to understand your present, our work together will always be about the future and how to help you feel better quickly as possible.
How therapy sessions work..
Each session begins with a focussed and practical discussion to help you work out what makes you feel better, create a road map to reach this and identify the personal resources you already have to get there as quickly as possible. This is then followed by a relaxing few moments of guided meditation to reflect on the ideas you have generated and imagine putting them into practice. This conversation with the subconscious strengthens the bond between conscious thought and instinctive behaviours, to get them working together again.
Learning skills and strategies..
Much of what we do together will be highly practical. You may learn how to manage your time or sleep better. Or you might develop strategies to help you quickly defuse stress or panic, be more assertive or counter negative thought patterns, which make you unhappy.
Our body often reflects our emotional state..
Many of us have physical symptoms which are fuelled by our thoughts and feelings. This may be anything from a 'nervous tummy' (IBS) to joint or muscle pain, feelings of exhaustion, skin conditions or some forms of migraine. Sometimes our body is telling us something our mind finds hard to face. When the two are helped to connect and communicate with each other properly, solutions are found and symptoms often disappear.
Pain is often driven by powerful emotions such as stress, anger or depression. Learning to manage these feelings can have a huge impact on helping you feel more comfortable, so you can return to your normal activities.
How to get started..
If you would like to know more please visit my website or email me on the address below. You are also welcome to call me on 07873 972 120 to discuss your situation briefly and so I can give you some idea of the kind of work we might do together. If you would like to take the next step we can schedule in a first appointment.
You will find me online at: www.phoebeweilandhypno-psychotherapy.co.uk
Or email me on email@example.com
Training and qualifications..
I trained with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. I am currently undergoing additional training with the Human Givens Institute (www.hgi.org.uk).
I also have a special interest in gut directed psychotherapy, chronic pain management, trauma and healthy eating as well as the use of hypnosis for childbirth. I have worked directly with victims of domestic, workplace and sexual abuse.
I take referrals from GP's, physiotherapists, gastroenterologists, gastric surgeons, osteopaths and dieticians.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.