The Relaxed Mind Approach
A unique combination of hypnotherapy, CBT techniques and mindfulness, tailored to fit you and your life.
Therapy designed around you, teaching you the skills to help yourself
I use a combination of hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles and techniques, and mindfulness to help you deal with your problems. Read more about hypnotherapy, CBT and mindfulness.
quick and effective
I use a combination of CBT techniques and hypnotherapy, which is proven to be quicker and more effective than CBT alone
Teaching you to help yourself
My goal is to help you develop the tools to help yourself – not become tied into a long-term therapy programme
I work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle
My approach incorporates techniques based on the latest scientific evidence
Confidential, ethical & professional
I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, and Register for Evidence-based Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, and am bound by their Codes of Ethics
Free initial consultation
Finding someone you feel comfortable working with is the most important thing. Please contact me for a free, no strings 15 minute phone consultation to find out how I can help or, if you prefer, send me a message
A unique combination of hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and mindfulness
Hypnosis is proven to help with a wide range of issues. Research shows it is particularly helpful for dealing with anxiety management, pain management, sleep problems, stress-related issues and breaking habits.
In hypnosis, you use your imagination to think positively and picture your goals, allowing you to change the way you think, feel and behave.
Research has also shown that integrating CBT with hypnotherapy is in many cases more effective than doing CBT alone (Kirsch et al, 1995).
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a form of talking therapy which helps you identify negative patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving and replace them with more helpful ones. The focus is on dealing with your problems in the here and now rather than analysing the past, which helps to make treatment faster.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS recommend CBT in the treatment of anxiety and depression, and there is also good evidence that CBT can help with many other conditions such as panic attacks, phobias, sleep problems and stress-related conditions.
Research shows that hypnosis, in combination with CBT, can be more effective than CBT alone for many conditions. Treatment is also usually much quicker – on average 4-6 sessions compared to 5-20 for CBT alone.
Where relevant, I combine hypnosis and mindfulness with CBT principles and tools to help you understand and address what’s going on in your life, and to help you develop more helpful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
Mindfulness is about paying more attention to the present and being more aware of what’s going on around you, and inside your body, from moment to moment.
It’s a useful skill because it helps you to recognise when your attention becomes focussed on unhelpful thoughts, for example worrying about something that might happen in the future. By practising mindfulness, you can learn to recognise when this happens, and choose when to pay attention to your thoughts and when it’s more helpful to let them go.
It’s increasingly recognised by many, including the NHS, that mindfulness can help improve our mental wellbeing. Mindfulness can form part of a treatment plan in combination with hypnosis, CBT and applied relaxation, depending on your goals.
I focus on helping you deal with the here and how, rather than issues from the past. I will discuss your goals with you so that we can come up with a plan together to get the best results in the fastest time. My aim is to teach you tools and techniques so that you can help yourself and become your own therapist.
I run clinics in Kingston and New Malden. Please contact either myself or the clinics for more on times and availability.
Kingston Natural Health Centre
31 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6ND
0208 549 8000
The Aston Clinic
26 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3LS
0208 942 3148
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