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I see clients at my practice in Harley Street in Central London. For more information, please click here.
Choosing a therapist
It’s really important that you find the therapist who is right for you – someone you connect with, someone you feel supported by and someone who understands you and the issue(s) you have been struggling with up until now. If you haven’t already, I would suggest that you speak to a couple of other therapists in your area to ensure that you feel that you are making the right choice for you.
I am more than happy to have a free, no-obligation conversation on the phone with you to discuss what it is you are looking to achieve out of our sessions together, and to explain how I might be able to help you. You can also email me with any questions you may have, and I will usually get back to you within 48 hours.
If you do decide to come and see me, the first session is spent discussing the issue(s) you are looking for help with, so that I can build up as clear an idea as possible about how it is affecting you and your life at the moment, and (perhaps more importantly) understand exactly how you would like to be in the future once you are free from that problem. This allows me to tailor an approach that is personal and individual to you and your circumstances, which in turn will help you achieve your goals in a way that means they will be lasting. It also allows you to ask me any questions you may have about myself, my approach, and Cognitive Hypnotherapy in general. The actual therapy work then begins in the second session.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you may need varies according to the issue in question, how long it has been a problem for, and how motivated you are to make the changes you want/need to make. However, as a general guide, the majority of people notice a significant difference in what they are thinking, how they are feeling and the ways in which they are behaving within 4 to 6 sessions. Some people take longer, and others notice positive differences after just 2 – 3 sessions.
Eating disorders are a little different. Because of their incredibly complex nature it often takes longer to unravel the reasons behind the behaviour. As a result, I tend to see most of my eating disorder clients for six to twelve months on average.
I follow the principle of Brief Therapy – that is, I will try to help you resolve the issue that is troubling you in the shortest time possible, whilst still adhering to the exceptionally high standards of the NCH and myself. This is to help keep costs down for you as the client, and significantly increases the chance that you can sustain any changes you make by yourself, without becoming dependent on ongoing/long term treatment. I do not ask you to sign up for a certain number of sessions from the beginning – we simply book them session by session until you are happy you have achieved what you set out to achieve.
All personal information and case notes remain completely confidential at all times both during treatment and after our sessions have come to an end. It is vitally important that you are able to put your trust in our relationship and that you feel you are able to talk openly and honestly about your thoughts, feelings and memories. Anonymous case histories may occasionally be discussed with an Accredited Hypnotherapy Supervisor in accordance with the NCH’s policy of continuing professional development and quality control, but no names or other identifying information are used at any time.
If you book a session with me and wish to change or cancel it, please give me as much notice as possible as there is often a waiting list of people who could take the appointment instead. Appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be liable for 50% of the cost of the session. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be liable for the full cost of the session, except in exceptional circumstances.