What type of counselling do I offer?
Everything You Need to Know About What Falls Under The Pluralistic Umbrella
What Exactly Is Pluralistic Counselling?
This form of counselling is based on the premise that there is no one size fits all in talking therapies, rather that diversity is key in finding a technique that works for each client. Pluralistic Counselling also dictates that there is an equal relationship between you the client and myself as the counsellor and that we will have shared goals regarding the outcome of our work together.
How Do I know what type of counselling I need?
When you book in with me for an Initial Consultation I will listen to your story. I will endeavour to understand and absorb as much information as I can. We will then sit together and discuss a possible way to move forward and I will explain the different ways we can work during sessions. Then the direction of therapy will become clearer and a good starting point will be established. I will always be flexible regarding approach and check in with you to see how comfortable and happy you are with our sessions.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Many people think that hypnotherapy is about control and manipulation, which couldn't be further from the truth. Hypnosis is a trance like state, almost like the feeling you experience just before drifting off to sleep. It is a natural and gentle process, in which the client always has control - they can choose to open their eyes at any moment. It is a sensation of deep relaxation, which is hugely beneficial to both your body and mind.
How does hypnotherapy actually work?
Hypnotherapy is essentially, when your body and mind enter into a state of deep relaxation. This happens by the utilising of methods to firstly induce muscle relaxation, followed by concentrating the mind on only the hypnotic voice. Then the subconscious can be accessed, which is the part of the brain where memories, creativity, behavioural patterns and beliefs reside. The conscious mind is put on pause and it is in this way that changes can occur for the client.
What if I cannot be hypnotised?
Hypnotherapy is very individual to each client and the degree of intensity varies. The majority of people with be effectively hypnotised. The important thing to remember is that it is all about belief in the process and if you are comfortable with the idea and ready now to do the work involved. It is like training a muscle - the more you practice and engage the faster and more effective the hypnotherapy becomes.
Can Counselling fix me?
The whole process of going from a place of difficulty, to one of regeneration and growth is a joint venue. One in which the counsellor holds a safe space for the client to do the work. The client is the only one who is the master of their own life and it is only from them that the real progress and change can stem from.