Welcome

Hello, and welcome! 

As you can see from the panel on the left, I am an accredited, advanced hypnotherapist.
I am based in Rothbury in Northumberland. 

Some of the problem areas I have helped people with include:

Anger
Fear
Feeling Guilty
Negative Memories
Lack or Loss of Self-Confidence
Lack of Self-Esteem
Stress
My principle qualifications are in Ericksonian psychotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). 
I am also trained in the use of Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) and Brooksonian Non-Attachment Therapy (NAT).

To achieve rapid therapeutic change, I combine all these skills as necessary and appropriate. They are very briefly described below:

Psychotherapy is a general term referring to the therapeutic interaction between a trained professional and a client. The issues addressed are psychological in nature. Psychotherapy aims to increase a person's sense of well-being. 
My approach to psychotherapy is based on the teachings of a therapist called Milton H. Erickson who was a master of brief therapy, hence the name Ericksonian Psychotherapy.

Hypnotherapy is described on a dedicated page: here.

Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is a therapeutic technique that is designed to bring about rapid change in psychological welfare, particularly in the areas of intense negative emotions and identity conflicts. 

Non-attachment Therapy (NAT) is a simple but rapid psychotherapeutic technique based on the Buddhist principles of non-attachment that breaks habitual ways of thinking and creates freedom from negative memories, behaviour and trauma.

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is not easily defined. However, it offers us a way of thinking about our behaviours, our thoughts and actions, that can make it easier to achieve the changes we may wish for.  NLP also gives us tools for rapidly modifying our behaviour.

One of the fundamental ideas of NLP is this:  The Map is Not the Territory. 

This is a way of saying that we can never know 'reality'. We can only know our personal perceptions of reality. We experience and respond to the world around us primarily through our senses. Our eyes, ears, and feelings and senses of touch, taste and smell give us information about our environment. Sometimes the information is incomplete, sometimes it is distorted, often both.

We then go on to behave in accordance with what we believe is real or true. So, it is our internal maps of reality, not reality itself, that determine how we behave and the meanings we give to those behaviors. 
Importantly, this means that it is generally not reality that limits us or empowers us, but rather our map of reality. Often, it is not something in the world itself that makes us suffer - it is how we interpret aspects of the world.