Do you often find yourself feeling nervous, worried and irritable? Are your thoughts constantly racing in your mind not letting you have a bit of ‘breathing space’ or even sleep properly? Do you feel tense in the muscles or fatigued, or even experience a sense of panic with a racing heart and difficulty breathing? In Cognitive Hypnotherapy we work on all the components of anxiety to initiate relief and positive change.
Are you tired of feeling anxious in social situations and worrying intensely when anticipating them? Do you feel unconfident, shy with a sense of inadequacy or inferiority and try to avoid such situations? Clinical Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods provide an evidence-based, common sense approach to overcome problems related to social anxiety and low self-confidence.
Have you decided to improve your health and reduce the risk of illnesses? Do you want to feel fitter, more energetic and confident, setting a good example to those around you? Are you tired of being controlled by unwanted habits? Clinical researches have shown that Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural interventions are effective in defeating unwanted habits and building new, healthy habit patterns.
It gives us an opportunity to discuss all the questions you may have.
We can talk about the problem and your goals, and how therapy can help you personally.
It also helps me prepare for our first personal session the most adequate support materials (e.g. reading material, therapeutic recordings) to facilitate that you can gain some relief and further motivation right away.
After discussing every question you might have, and if you would like to, we can make an appointment for our first session.
If you would like to take some time, I can provide you with additional material about therapy and a personalized treatment plan, based on the e-mail or phone consultation. Alternatively, if I conclude that another type of therapy would be best for you, I will be happy to give some guidance on finding the right psychotherapy for you, and would assist you in the process.
My services are available online as well
Online Therapy has the same effectiveness as traditional face to face therapy. Learn more about Skype Sessions here.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is an integrative approach with a well-established competency in providing effective help and lasting changes for:
Panic Attacks; Generalised Anxiety; Worry; Stress, Trauma
Claustrophobia: confined spaces; Agoraphobia: open or crowded places; Heights; Flying; Driving; Public Transport; Situations; Germs, Contamination, Animals
Overcoming Social Phobia, Improving Self-esteem, Self-Confidence, Assertiveness
Exam Nerves, Studying; Public Speaking; Work and Sport Performance; Time Management
Low mood, Low energy, A lack of enjoyment of activities
Difficulty falling asleep, Waking up often during the night, Waking up feeling tired
Depersonalization / Derealization
Feeling like an outside observer of oneself, Feeling detached, Estranged from oneself and the outside world
Headache, Migraine, Chronic pain
Nail-biting; Hair-pulling (Trichotillomania)
Quit Smoking: Stop Smoking Treatment for becoming a non-smoker for life
Weight Loss: Reaching your ideal weight, Overcoming barriers to weight loss, Long-term weight maintenance skills, Improving body image
I am passionate about sharing with people the long term benefits of an effective, safe, evidence-based therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a powerful way to initiate the desired changes in ourselves, and strengthen the positive effects of therapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy helps us understand the interaction between our inner experiences: our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, moods and behaviour. It can also help us create a more healthy and harmonic functioning of these inner parts of ourselves, one that is more in line with our goals and values in life. Hypnosis is a safe and powerful way to facilitate this process, by strengthening healthy, helpful thinking patterns and beliefs and by reinforcing more useful ways of reacting to situations and to our own feelings.
In this therapeutic approach, we complement the ‘talking therapy’ part, with the learning of certain techniques and skills (e.g. Relaxation techniques, Self-Hypnosis, Mindfulness skills) that science regards as most effective and beneficial in overcoming anxiety related difficulties.
What happens in a session?
Cognitive hypnotherapy sessions have an ideal balance between the ‘talking therapy’ part and the hypnotherapy part, which makes sessions very engaging.
We start sessions discussing the topics that are most important for you. We reflect on them proactively, finding ways to solve difficulties and facilitate improvements in that area. Then we dedicate 15-30 minutes to work on your goals on a more ‘experiential’ level, in a relaxed, receptive state called hypnosis. We may also use this time to have you learn an evidence-based relaxation technique or other coping skills that are shown to be effective in overcoming anxiety, stress, phobias, panic attacks, or unhealthy habits.
At the end of the sessions we reflect on the work done, and together, we come up with a few points that will be helpful for you to remember or practice until we next meet.
Will I lose control?
Contrary to the common misconception, we do not lose consciousness or control in hypnosis. Quite the opposite: Hypnotherapy is about gaining control, by learning how to use our attention, thoughts and imagination to initiate the desired changes in our emotional states and behaviour.
Will I remember the hypnosis part?
We remember the things we learned and experienced in hypnosis and can apply them in everyday life.
Will we analyse my past and uncover old memories?
Cognitive hypnotherapy focuses on the factors that maintain anxiety, phobias, stress, panic attacks or habits in the present. We don’t engage in uncovering forgotten memories, but rather focus more on the present, on ‘building the new’, as Socrates put it:
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”