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I will work with you to get the best result using either one technique or a combination. I have provided a brief description of each of the main therapies that I use.

Coaching
It is about supporting you to learn and problem solve, not teach you what to do. I am all about helping you to find your inner strength, confidence, self-belief, untangle your thoughts and make decisions.

Coaching is about getting you where you want to be in life: achieving results and fulfilling your dreams and ambitions. Whether you are aiming for personal successes, life style changes or career/business achievements, coaching can help you succeed.

What can you expect from me as your coach?
Our time together will be spent focusing on a particular goal(s) that you are currently working towards or helping you to unravel your goal.
As your coach I will listen attentively to what you are saying supporting and challenging you to achieve your goal. Unless required, I will not advise you on solutions, but help you to find the right resolution for the environment you are in. The difference between mentoring and coaching is that the latter is more ask than tell (advise). When you are ready for coaching, I will hold with unconditional regard that the answers are within you.
I will full explain any models or tools that we use during the course of our coaching relationship.

All coaching sessions will be based on the below:

  • Confidentiality, nothing will be disclosed to a third party unless you bring up something that gives me cause for concern about your safety or the safety of others.
  • Honesty,
  • Openness,
  • Non-judgemental

What I will not do as your coach?

  1. Set your coaching goals
  2. Tell you what to do

As a Coach I follow the code of ethics with the Association of Coaching

Brain Writing Recursive therapy – BWRT®

‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘Brain Working Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist and it is carried out in a completely conscious state. It does not use hypnosis or any concepts that might be considered mystical or unscientific – it’s completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and for it to succeed only needs you to know what you want to change in your life. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at http://www.bwrt.org

Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT

Tapping is a combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once. The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions.

“Acupoint tapping sends signals directly to the stress centres of the mid-brain, not mediated by the frontal lobes (the thinking part, active in talk therapy).” Dr. Dawson Church. EFT simultaneously accesses stress on physical and emotional levels. It’s EFT’s ability to access the amygdala, an almond-shaped part of your brain that initiates your body’s negative reaction to fear, a process we often refer to as the “fight or flight” response, that makes it so powerful. It can alleviate issues like depression, anxiety and insomnia, as well severe PTSD, physical pain, even illness.
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Clinical Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is achieving and altered state of consciousness for the benefit of therapeutic purposes; it is simply changing or “unlearning” patterns of undesirable behaviour and creating a desired change by learning new and appropriate or more useful patterns of behaviour. It can be very effective in dealing with negative thoughts and ideas, distressing feelings, pain, anxiety and stress, insomnia, and panic attacks. It is also highly appropriate for treating fears, phobias and long-term habits such as smoking and weight problems. It is equally as effective in enhancing and improving areas such as confidence, self-belief and assertiveness. It can also just help you to relax and ‘switch off’.

Clinical hypnotherapy means using advanced and clinically proven methods of hypnotherapy to treat a variety of physical and psychological health issues. Clinical hypnotherapy is very practical and is about using hypnotherapy to ‘change behaviours’ to achieve the desired outcomes and it focuses on the underlying issues of the problem – is just not about alleviating the symptoms.

How does it work?
The best way to think of hypnosis is as a state of deep relaxation and focus, similar to day dreaming. We can experience trance-like states everyday though we may not recognise them as such. Entrenched behaviours can be altered by harnessing this state, to bypass the conscious mind so that suggestions can be absorbed by the subconscious.
The hypnotherapist guides the client to enter a pleasant deeply relaxed state known as ‘Trance’, this is when the conscious mind becomes detached from every day worries and the subconscious part of the mind is more open to suggestion. The Hypnotherapist can then effect changes in long standing thoughts, feelings and behaviour by making beneficial suggestions and using hypnotic techniques directly to the subconscious mind.

The conscious and subconscious mind.

The Conscious Mind helps with our daily decision-making processes. It is proactive, realistic, logical and intelligent. It applies rational thought to enable us to use our experiences to work out how to deal with new situations. However, it is easily overloaded. Essentially, the conscious mind learns how to do things and once learned, then passes it on to the subconscious mind.

The Subconscious Mind is the biggest section of our mind and is hidden from our everyday awareness. The subconscious operates on automatic pilot. It is involved with our emotions, imagination and memories as well as with our autonomic nervous system. This controls all the workings of our body – the beating of our heart, the respiratory system, digestion, the release of our hormones – in fact everything that our bodies do in order to function – none of which is under our conscious control. It is easy to understand therefore, why the mind affects the body and the body affects the mind. In reality, the mind and body are inseparable.

The subconscious mind is powerful and can deal with many complex instructions at any one time but is not ‘intelligent’ and can be slow to act. The subconscious mind always has a reason for what it does but the reason may not be easily understood by us and may be outdated or no longer useful to us. It is more powerful than the conscious mind and will win; this is why we find it difficult to give up habits and unwanted behaviours. Hypnotherapy enables us to talk directly to the subconscious, persuading it and enabling it to change preconditioned ways of reacting.

The main methods that I favour are; Solution-focused approaches, hypnosis suggestion and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) and Regression Therapy

Solution focussed helps to make positive changes in your life and move towards your goals. CBH combines CBT and hypnotherapy to work actively on the subconscious mind, helping you to analyse your own thoughts and feelings to give you greater control and achieve rapid change in our behaviours.

If you think it and believe it, hypnosis can help the change to happen.

Note;
Hypnosis cannot, and should not, stand alone as the sole medical or psychological intervention in any disorder. Any individual with a medial or psychological problem should first consult a qualified health care provider for diagnosis and professional advice.

Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP)

What does that mean in the simplest of forms?
• Neuro – patterns in the brain
• Linguistic – what we say to ourselves
• Programming – our automatic responses

E.G. Our patterns and the way we talk to ourselves are programmed, and we can change patterns and the way we talk to ourselves and re-boot the programme.

What is it according to the founder Richard Bandler?
NLP is an attitude
Characterised by the sense of curiosity and adventure and a desire to learn the skills to be able to find out what kinds of communication influences somebody and the kinds of things worth knowing; to look at life as a rare and unprecedented opportunity to learn
NLP is a methodology
Based on the overall operational presupposition that all behaviour has structure and that structure can be modelled, learned taught and changed (re-programmed). The way to know what will be useful and effective are the perceptual skills.

The principles of NLP
1. Know what you want, have a clear outcome
2. Be aware and alert, have sufficient sensory awareness of self and others when you are moving towards or away from your outcome
3. Have sufficient flexibility to be able to keep changing your behaviour until you get you outcome habits
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