About psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy are techniques to help people overcome issues and problems which are making them stumble in their path through life.

There are many different ways of doing psychotherapy, such as Freudian psychoanalysis, Jungian therapy, Gestalt, Eriksonian, Cognitive Behavioural, or Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) therapy. All therapies involve the client talking to the therapist who listens carefully, and asks questions to help the client explain their personal concern or problem. Evie uses whichever approach best suits the client's needs or wants, though CBT has been shown to have the most successful results, especially when combined with some hypnotherapy.

Evie is concerned with how the client feels now, and how he or she wants to be in the future, and uses therapy to help that desired future to become reality.

What is clinical hypnotherapy?

Clinical hypnotherapy is nothing like stage hypnosis. Clinical hypnotherapy only takes place if the client wants, expects and allows it. The therapist explains the relaxation which is the core of hypnotherapy, and discusses with the client if this is wanted, and which hypnotherapy technique to use. Hypnosis itself is a very pleasant, relaxed state in which the therapist can help the client use his or her imagination to find solutions to issues or problems and get back in control of his or her life.

Why use hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy enables the client to make desired changes so much quicker. It speeds up the therapeutic process because the unconscious mind is allowed to make decisions and changes in behaviour.

Will the therapist be able to control me?

No, the therapist can only help you to work towards what you want. You are in control of the session at all times.

How long do appointments last?

Your initial consultation will take between one and one and a half hours and will incorporate some therapy. Subsequent sessions will be one hour, unless you have booked a longer session.