Brookhouse Hypnotherapy (London)
Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Coaching & Clinical Supervision
My practice provides the following professional services.
It is important to note that I am professionally qualified for every service that I offer and I am registered with appropriate professional bodies. See here for details
Smoking cessation (single session plus free follow-up within 3 months if required): £175
Other hypnotherapy or psychotherapy: £90 per session
Telephone counselling: £30 per half hour (or part thereof)
Hypnotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis to assist clients to resolve problems arising from habits, maladaptive behaviours, pain (under medical supervision) and psychosomatic medical conditions. It can also be used to assist clients in maximising potential in settings such as work and sport. Hypnotherapy alone is not suitable to deal with deep psychological issues or psychiatric illness (see psychotherapy below).
Hypnotherapy in the UK is regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. This is a voluntary process (ie someone practising as a hypnotherapist who is not registered is not breaking the law), the the Department of Health recommend that the public only visit a person who is registered with them, if the therapy is covered by them. This is a very welcome step toward protection of the public from therapists with little training.
is mostly used in cases where a client is wanting to make a change, or to achieve a goal. Examples include:
- Weight Control
- Career Goals
- Performance Enhancement:
I am co-author of a book entitled Motivational Hypnotism and a course that teaches the model to other hypnotherapists.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
This model uses theories from both cognitive and behavioural psychology to address issues of thought and behaviour. Cognitive behavioual therapy is the treatment of choice for many issues within the NHS. We offer this, with the added power of hypnosis making this a very effective process for a wide range of issues including:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Smoking cessation
- Fears and phobias
- Medical issues
- Study skills
- Confidence issues
Sometimes clients are unsure of why they have a particular problem or cannot achieve a goal. It can then be useful to use analytical age regression techniques to have a look back and discover what occurred in the past that has lead to the current situation. There are a few critical factors in analytical hypnotherapy:
Causes are often in childhood, and re-examining them with your adult mind can help resolution
You may or may not already be aware of the cause; even if you are you may not realise all the factors involved and analysis can help you get a clearer more complete picture
There is no need to “re-experience” bad times: it can be as though you are simply observing
Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe. There are no harmful side-effects. When administered by a professionally trained and skilled Hypnotherapist the benefits are long lasting and often permanent.
Psychotherapy is defined by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a process “to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour. Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way.”
Hypno-psychotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis to enhance psychotherapeutic interventions. Hypno-psychotherapists should be trained at masters level and are trained to deal with deep psychological issues and psychiatric illness. I am trained to this level.
There is, as yet, no regulation in the UK for psychotherapy. At present it is looking like there is a good chance that UKCP will be regulated by the new Professional Standards Authority (the body currently known as CHRE which regulates the medical and dental professions). This would be a good step forward in ensuring the public know who to consult.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as the treatment of choice for trauma. This includes major trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but is also very effective for issues from the past that are still unresolved even if they seem quite trivial.
Coaching is a formalised means of one person helping another to achieve their hopes and dreams, and to fulfil their potential. Many of us spend too much time existing, and not enough living. We often find it difficult to know how to get where we want to go, and even to know where we want to go. Coaching can help.
Your coach will assist you to gain clarity (if you need it) as to your goals. What do you truly value in life? What and who do you truly want to be? From this point, your coach will guide you, support you and motivate you in your journey towards meeting your goals.
Goals may be on many levels:
• career • home
• family • friends
• finance • activities
• other personal achievements.
Goals may be small or huge, vague or precise. Whatever you bring will be what your coach will be helping you with: you will not be told what your goals should be!
Counselling is a word that is often misunderstood. There is a difference between having a discussion, giving information and counselling.Counselling is a process whereby the client is encouraged to explore their thoughts, feelings and experience in order to resolve issues and move forward productively.
The counsellor is there to listen, understand and assist with the process. Often the process of simply unburdening oneself to someone who is interested, but not involved, can be very therapeutic! It can make a pleasant change not to be judged. However, this is not all. Counsellors will also work with you to examine reasons for situations and to explore possible avenues for your future.
Counselling can be used for:
- dealing with current problems
- dealing with the past
- planning for the future
- personal growth
Counselling is likely to be regulated, along with psychotherapy, by the Health Professions Council.
I am happy to work within clients worldwide by telephone or skype. To book, see the appointment diary, and when confirmed, pay in advance using the paypal link here
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MSc, ADHP(NC), HPD, ECP, CertHypSup, FNSHP(Hon), UKCP(Accred) Psychotherapist
Honorary Fellow, UK Council for Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervisor
My practice provides the following professional services. It is important to note that I am professionally qualified for every service that I offer and I am registered with appropriate professional bodies.
- Motivational hypnotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
- Analytical Hypnotherapy
Offering Evidence Based Practice since 1993