I practice from the Human Givens approach, which means I utilise a number of effective techniques to help you. I tend to focus more on problem-solving, rather than exploration, and the therapy will often have a goal or set of goals. Hypnosis or Guided Imagery may beused for specific reasons when indicated and I often consider a client's basic needs from the human givens perspective.
I occasionally see clients for two sessions. Where a longer treatment is required (like cases of moderate to severe depression) sessions in the main don't often number more than 8-10. The format of my therapy sessions is outlined below.
First sessions last around 1hr 30 minutes and subsequent sessions can last around an hour. I charge by the session, not by the hour. It takes as loing as it takes. I am a great believer in getting as much out of a single session as possible. My prices are outlined on the charges page
This kind of therapy can greatly help with:
Anxiety, anger, panic attacks, depression, stress, phobias, trauma, pain, shyness, public speaking, self confidence, sleep problems, exam nerves, interviews and more...
If you are concerned about something not listed here, please contact me to see whether I can help you.
In most cases, the session follows the following tried and tested format.
It is not uncommon for the worlds of NLP and Hypnosis to sell therapy as a "Silver Bullet" solution to your problem or issue. This typically happens because of the way in which approaches such as these are often portrayed in the press as a magical quick fix to an issue. In my opinion (with the usual exceptions) the people who claim this have never really properly worked in a therapeutic / coaching context.
Now admittedly I have helped a number people in a way that must for them have appeared "magical" because it only took a single session to deal with a phobia or to significantly alleviate an issue that had been plaguing them for some time and my testimonials page contains some feedback from some clients which alludes to this.
It is important to realise that we are all different and want to just provide a balanced viewpoint. If somebody tells you that there is a 100% success rate to resolving an issue or absolutely guarantees that it can happen in a single session then I would treat that with an note of caution. If it was the case, then there would be only be clones of one type of human being all over the planet and very few issues left on the planet to deal with.
In my own practice, my first session is around 90 min's in length, and I endeavour to get a lot done in that time and sometimes that is all it takes.
Additionally, in most situations the work done in the sessions needs to be backed up with some additional work by you afterwards; in order to make the change effective and permanent.
If you attend my sessions then it is important that you accept / expect to be asked to do something in addition to whatever we do in the session. It will then be expected that you do complete whatever has been asked of you (typically exercises or tasks) before a subsequent session.
In my experience those clients who accept that change is a two way process and that it is the client who is ultimately responsible for the change taking place are the most successful in making and maintaining the change. If you can agree to this then I can guarantee you my total attention and focus to use whatever I know to help you. I can guarantee that I will never ask you to attend any more sessions than is absolutely required, but you can expect in general to attend at least 2 or 3 sessions