Hypnotherapy


I am a fully qualified, registered and insured hypnotherapist.


I can help you with:

– Achieving your goals and transforming your life

– Self-exploration and personal development.

– Recent or long lasting issues. 

– Anxiety,  stress , panic attack , fears

– Sleep issues.

– Pain.

– Self-esteem, confidence and self-image.

– Behavioural problems.

– Forgiveness, acceptance and self-compassion.

My sessions are taylored to
your needs

Contact me to find out more and get the help you deserve. Sabine.

More about Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy as the name suggests means that hypnosis is used within a therapeutic framework and for therapeutic purposes to support clients to overcome their issues and achieve their goals.

My clients often describe their experience of hypnosis as  being in an enhanced state of concentration, where their focus is turned inwardly. They feel safe, secure and supported. I guide my clients using suggestions and specific therapeutic techniques that are selected to fit my clients’ needs. As a result, my clients feel confident to explore their inner world and their perceptions of their environment. They develop resources to overcome their challenges and reach their goals. 

My clients have experienced that they remain in control. They are aware of their environment but are not distracted by it. They know that they can leave their hypnotic state at any time they wish and if an emergency was to happen, they would be able to attend to it. 

As for my suggestions, they will only be integrated and processed by clients if these suggestions are in agreement with their own values.

In any case, I would like you to realise that you have experienced a form of hypnosis daily. Day dreaming, being completely absorbed in a movie, a book or an activity that you are performing resemble the state of mind you experience while in hypnosis: you are totally focused and involved in what you are doing, yet you are in control and aware of what is happening around you. That is a form of hypnosis.

It is not uncommon though for some clients on their first session(s) to fear that they will not be able to experience hypnosis, even if they want to or believe they want to. My advice to these clients has always been the same: relax, do not build up expectations on what they should or should not  experience, follow my suggestions and let us see what happens. 

In some occasions, clients felt they could not let go and experience hypnosis. When we investigated what was going on, we discovered that there were some fears associated with hypnosis, such as fear of loosing control, or trust issues due to past events. After these were discussed and explored, clients could relax and experience hypnosis. In other cases, I simply had to make some adjustments to my approach.

Why using hypnosis within a therapeutic framework is effective?

When you are in hypnosis, your conscious mind and nervous system relaxes. This process, associated with appropriate guidance through specific therapeutic techniques and suggestions, allows clients to explore their perceptions of past events; and their relationships with their environment, other individuals and themselves. Clients, through gaining new understandings and  learnings from these exploratory journeys, can free themselves from their self-limiting beliefs, distorted thoughts and self-destructive behaviours. As a result clients  experience deep transformation and can reach their goals and even more.

"Conscious mind"

Your conscious mind refers to all the processes, the different pathways and neural connections that are stimulated in the brain when you are making a conscious decision and action.

So when you make a choice or take a decision based on your conscious thinking and reasoning,  your are using your conscious mind and your will power.

However, you have noticed that maintaining resolutions and achieving some of your goals are difficult. 

This is because your conscious mind, contrary to your belief, is not in control. In fact your unconscious mind is in control.

Therefore, to make long term changes, it is important to “talk” with your unconscious mind.

" Unconscious mind"

Your unconscious mind controls 95% of your life. Most of thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviours are the result of brain activity that is beyond your conscious awareness. 

For example, you do not decide consciously to be anxious, insomniac, have a low self-esteem or have self-limiting beliefs. These are the result of unconscious processes based on past experiences that have created beliefs, ways of feeling, thinking and behaving when facing certain situations, triggers, challenges, interactions, uncertainties and so forth. 

Therefore, to truly change, it is important to use the creativity of the unconscious mind to allow new pathways to be formed and wired, so that unhelpful learnt beliefs, thoughts, behaviours, feelings can be replaced by productive and constructive ones that will allow you to transform your life.

What we can talk about

Disturbing thoughts or wishes

Guilty secrets

Problems with eating 

Sexual issues

Self-harm or suicidal thoughts/attempts

Abuse: domestic, sexual, physical or emotional (past or present)

PLEASE READ BELOW THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

My commitment to you

I truly believe, as described by the National College of Hypno-Psychotherapy that all relationships are based on trust, and the therapeutic relationship is no different so I will always do my best to understand you and your issues without making any presumptions. Everyone is different and you are entitled to be you and to hold your views about the world. If I struggle to understand you, I will ask, I will not judge you and I will presume good intent. I will also be honest so that you will always know where  you stand with me.”

Frequently asked questions

Hypnotherapy is safe. However, you should always consult a registered hypnotherapist to be sure that they received a professional training and that they adhere to a code of ethics and Standards.

Having given examples of things that you can discuss with me, it is important that you know that the law forbids our normal confidentiality if:

I become aware of information which I either know or believe might help prevent another person carrying out an act of terrorism or might help in bringing a terrorist to justice in the UK, or about specified activities related to money and property used to assist terrorist activities.

If I observe physical signs that an act of female genital mutilation may have been carried out on a girl under the age of 18 or I am informed by a girl under the age of 18 that she has undergone an act of female genital mutilation.

The police request information about the driver of a vehicle at the time of an offence it must be disclosed by me as failure to do so would constitute a criminal offence on my part.

I become aware of drug trafficking or money laundering that may be required to be reported under the Drug Trafficking Act 1994, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 or the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, if this happens, I may seek legal advice as to any statutory duty.

I must disclose information that I am ordered to by a court or by a statutory request for access to personal data made under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

I may break our normal confidentiality if I become aware (or have good reason to suspect) that you have knowledge of:

 

A past, present or future incident/situation that may be dangerous or harmful to you, another adult or a child and that is not known to the relevant authorities.

Future or past criminal activity that has not been resolved in law. This means any criminal activity, of which the relevant authorities are either unaware or a case they know about which they consider not to be closed (provided you do not present information in therapy which would reasonably re-open the case). This does not include parking or traffic offences unless there is intent, by you or anyone else, to cause danger to yourself or others, or that it is deemed to be a serious offence. In such circumstances, I will work with you to see if we can work together to make appropriate disclosures. 

For our purposes a serious offence is:‘Murder, manslaughter, rape, treason, kidnapping, child abuse or other cases where individuals have suffered serious harm or there is serious harm to the security of the state or to public order and crimes that involve substantial financial gain and loss.’

Other than as required by law, I may discuss your case with my clinical supervisor, my clinical supervisor will have access to your details if I am suddenly unavailable to contact you and offer you ongoing care. I may talk or write to your GP but I will not give any personal details beyond what we are working on.

 

I am not currently offering face to face consultation. I have found that online consultations are very effective.

Before we decide whether an online consultation is suitable for you, I usually have a preliminary phone call with my clients to evaluate and see if we can work together.

I use a professional zoom account or TM3, which is a clinical software.

I follow the Code of Ethics provided by the General Hypnotherapy Register and the National Guild of Hypnotists.

I would hope that you would first discuss with me what the issues are so that we could possibly clarify and resolve the situation.

If for any reasons, you wished to proceed further or not discuss at all the issue with me,  you can access the General Hypnotherapy Register and follow the link on their website to place a complaint or email them or call them.

Following our first session(s), I would draft a contract in which would summarise your goals, the number of sessions advised and when we would reassess progress.

Contact me for more information. Sabine.

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