I employ traditional counselling skills as the foundation for my approach but integrate brief strategic techniques to create a session tailored to each individual's needs. No two sessions are the same because everyone is different and each client's needs change throughout the course of therapy.
We all experience hypnotic trances naturally many times a day: every time we go to sleep and wake up; when we daydream or drive a familiar journey. In this comfortably relaxed state, in which the client remains in complete control, the unconscious mind is more accessible and open to suggestion. Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of this natural state to achieve a client's goals. The client is ALWAYS in control and will only accept suggestions with which they are in complete agreement.
NLP is an off-shoot of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and is sometimes described as hypnosis without trance. It offers what amounts to a user's manual for the mind and behaviour. Based on our understanding of how the neurological system functions NLP is the skilful use of language and practical application of specific techniques to change or enhance the patterns or programmes that control our feelings and behaviours.
EFT is a form of Energy Psychology, based on an amalgamation of ancient Chinese medicine and Western psychotherapy. It is often referred to as 'emotional acupuncture without needles'. Using acupressure techniques, this ground-breaking approach offers a simple, powerful and effective method for changing feelings and thoughts and relieving physical and emotional pain. It often works where nothing else will. Used either on its own or integrated with other approaches, such as traditional counselling or NLP, it often hastens the course of therapy and can achieve spectacular results relatively painlessly.