Clinical Hypnotherapist Central Glasgow
for Anxiety, Stress, Depression and more
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Welcome to the new you!
Turn your mood around and regain control of your feelings.
Put your worries behind you.
I specialise in evidence-based approaches to the treatment of anxiety using mainly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnosis.
This is a short term therapy with long term results.
Work through your problems with an expert and see the difference after just a few consultations.
Qualified, licensed and insured for your safety
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a surprisingly natural and enjoyable experience. Though there is little understanding of exactly how it works, hypnosis causes unique patterns of brain activation, which allow you to reconsider old ways of thinking. Although hypnosis feels like sleep, brain activity remains at waking levels. Hypnosis allows you to focus on the things that concern you, helps you to see clearly what action to take and helps you to achieve it. Not magic, but the effects are magical. Hypnosis is widely used in the treatment of anxiety and behaviour modification, for managing chronic stress and stressful situations such as driving tests, examinations and public speaking. It is widely used in medicine for the management of IBS, migraine and pain (including cancer pain) and is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for a range of conditions.
What is CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)?
CBT is the most effective way to tackle emotional problems, including anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, panic attacks, anger, guilt, relationship problems and any other issue where you know your feelings are getting in the way. There is a huge body of evidence demonstrating its effectiveness and it's recommended by NICE. There are lots of effective techniques, so there will be at least one to suit your needs.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Hypnosis
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy works quickly because it focuses on the root cause of the immediate problem. You don't need to delve into your past to get you better. Both CBT and Hypnosis are recommended by NICE, so you can imagine that together they make a powerful team. Just the thing to get you feeling better fast.
You may not realise this, but our patterns of thinking dramatically affect our moods. Unhelpful or irrational thinking patterns trigger worry and cause problems in all aspects of our lives. How we think can affect our intimate relationships, limit our chance of progress at work and interfere with our studies. We all respond differently to the situations we find ourselves in, and some of us are less resilient than others. CBT helps you respond to situations in an effective and helpful way, not tripping yourself up or being your own worst enemy.
CBT with hypnosis gives you speedy,long-lasting results. It is flexible, with a range of techniques that ensure that your problems are resolved effectively in as short a time as possible. And hypnosis is so enjoyable in itself that it makes the treatment a pleasant experience. After just a few sessions, you will be back feeling in control, enthusiastic and optimistic.
But isn't hypnosis a bit new age and weird?
Therapeutic hypnosis is surprisingly normal while at the same time interesting and enjoyable. Television hypnotists are using the same phenomenon but for a different reason. They are giving an entertaining performance for the fun of it. Your goal is to get better, so that is what we will be focusing on.
My approach is down to earth. Nothing weird. No gobbledegook. No hocus pocus. I take a common-sense approach so you will soon feel better and back in control. After just a few sessions, you will be feeling even more confident than before and willing once again to engage in the business of living. It is fast, effective and safe. Just the ticket.
Who can be helped with Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy?
Among the people who I have been able to help are:
- Chronic worriers or people who are unable to keep their anxiety under control. If you seem unable to stop worrying, always fretting over what might happen, I can help you to stop your mind spinning round with the same old stuff but getting nowhere.
- Panic attacks, a form of acute anxiety, are implicated in heart attacks and stroke. And yet panic attacks, which are so extremely unpleasant, are easily and quickly treated with Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.
- If you are too easily roused to anger, touchy or sensitive, shy or self-conscious, then I can help you.
- If you are awkward in meetings or scared of making presentations and giving talks, then I can help you with these too.
- If you feel worthless or feel your self-esteem is at zero, then you will find my approach to therapy satisfying.
- If you are feeling depressed, then you might well have feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. This interferes with making everyday decisions. You might feel your mind is a constant fog, unable to concentrate and focus. You feel unable or unwilling to bother and there seems no way out, no light at the end of the tunnel. But most people with depression do feel significantly better with the right help and treatment and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is effective, as well as a very pleasant experience.
And lots more issues too, such as chronic pain, hot flushes, blushing, stammering, self-defeating behaviours like procrastination, embarrassing habits and so much more.
Whenever your emotions are getting in the way of being the person you want to be, doing the things you want to do, then my approach is going to help.
And it works for all ages too. Young children enjoy hypnosis and it gives great benefits for problems like selective eating, motor tics, fear of medical conditions, stammering and a range of other issues which interfere with their happiness. And for older people too it helps for managing pain, coping with grief and regaining the confidence to get a wider social life.
The link between emotional issues and physical health
You will know intuitively that worrying interferes with recovery when you are ill, and research is building up to demonstrate this, along with a growing body of evidence of the interaction between our emotions and physical functioning. Not just problems like headaches and palpitations which most of us know are caused by worry, anxiety and stress, but serious chronic illnesses including heart disease and gastrointestinal problems. When people with these illnesses have untreated anxiety, medication and treatments for the illness don't work so well, and symptoms might become worse.
Depression, stress and anxiety are very common; most of us suffer one or other at some time in our lives. It is normal. They make us feel slow, tired and unmotivated. Doing anything can feel such an effort. We get short-tempered, sullen, resentful, overwhelmed. We find it impossible to relax. Many people put up with this misery for years before seeking help, unaware that progress can be really rapid.
But you don't need to suffer! The great news is that there are lots of effective treatments, and one of them will work for you. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy works quickly and effectively. And you end up with a range of skills so that you can keep yourself emotionally strong for life.
Where your feelings are causing the problems, my approach will help. Contact me now.