I am a BACP accredited counsellor with over twelve years experience in working with a wide variety of issues, including depression, stress, relationship problems, addictions and trauma. Read more…
Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Everybody needs an extra hand at times. When you are dealing with serious issues, family and friends can not provide the support you need. I provide professional counselling and hypnotherapy in Belfast to get you through the difficult times, but also to help you set goals for a better future. I am an Accredited member of BACP, which means that my work conforms to professional standards. You can be assured that I work in a friendly, safe and confidential manner and in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.
My training in counselling and hypnotherapy provide complimentary but different approaches. There is no one therapy which will address all issues. The approach I take is in agreement with you and the goals that you have.
Counselling is the preferred option when someone wants to spend some time making sense of an issue and needing to ‘get it off your chest’. In counselling you are encouraged to talk about your problems in a friendly, safe and confidential therapeutic relationship. You are supported to express yourself in your own way and in your own time. As you begin to talk about your problems you will experience them in a new way, breaking free of your old habits, reactions and negative self talk. You will find a new sense of confidence in yourself. I will build upon this by supporting you to set goals for yourself and help you to achieve them.
You will learn to understand yourself and gain insight into your patterns of relating to others. You realise that you have choices in how you respond to others, which can bring an incredible sense of liberation. Change in one part of life affects all other parts, leading to improved feelings, thoughts, relationships and responses to events and situations. Often people begin to find their own voice, which provides the self direction and strength needed to face life in a new way.
Hypnotherapy has been proven to be effective in helping people to make behaviour changes. It is widely used to assist in smoking cessation, weight loss, performance enhancement and overcoming phobias. It is extremely effective when setting and achieving goals. It does this by directly accessing the creative mind, the imagination, and using positive suggestions to reach desired goals.
Perhaps less well known is hypnoanalysis: using hypnosis to explore past events to uncover self limiting beliefs. Hypnoanalysis can help you uncover emotional blocks which may be the cause of depression, anxiety or psychosomatic illness.
We are all shaped by our past for good or bad. Our childhood has affected each of us in ways which are often out of our control. These early events plant seeds in our inner mind which become fixed ideas we live by. These fixed ideas are often out of conscious awareness. However, hypnosis can help uncover these beliefs, leading to greater freedom and control, leaving the past behind.
As with counselling, hypnotherapy is only as good as the therapist utilising it. My extensive training and experience in counselling enable me to proceed safely and therapeutically at a pace that suits you.
I can help you with:
- anger management
- chronic pain
- low self confidence
- low self esteem
- panic disorder
- personality disorders
- relationship issues
- self harm
- sexual abuse
Hypnotherapy is an effective approach to dealing with behaviour change. It access our subconscious minds in a powerful way. Read more…
I run workshops to enable people to deal with stress effectively and teach powerful techniques to become stress free. Read more…