Psychotherapy

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It seeks to understand the motivational forces within each individual, which explains his or her responses to the environment, especially to other people.

Psychotherapy is the application of psychological knowledge to the treatment of those suffering from disorders of a psychological origin.

Hypnosis can be defined as a state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion. During hypnosis you will experience heightened focus and be able to concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction.

Neuro Linguistic Programming according to its founder Dr Richard Bandler, is “an attitude and a methodology, which leaves leaves behind a trail of techniques”.

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. UKCP is the quality mark for high standards in psychotherapy. They hold the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements.

I am an accredited psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with UKCP and have studied various forms of psychotherapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Solution Focused Therapy; Advanced Clinical Hypnosis and NLP, as well as all the academic requirements of post graduate study; psychopathology etc.During consultation the enquiry is psychotherapeutic and in treatment a combination of hypnosis and NLP is used to get fast and long lasting results.

Yet our session will feel relaxed and informal, more like a chat between friends. Often clients are only aware that it has become therapeutic when it becomes overtly educational, when they close their eyes and go into trance and when they get results!

It works due to the rapport we create together (research has proven that this is the most important factor to success – far beyond the modality used), the depth of my training, the length of my experience and most importantly what YOU put into it.

When issues have developed due to patterns established or traumas from the past we use Mnemodynamic Psychotherapy

During Mnemodynamic Therapy we will use the unconscious mind as a resource of wealth to promote healing.

Mnemodynamic Therapy is a technique for reducing the emotional response attached to a particular event. In the most extreme cases there may have been a specific trauma experienced by the client and they have flashbacks to that time and experience inappropriate emotional responses in other situations which may appear not to be connected to the original trauma.

In other words with Mnemodynamic Therapy we can remove the emotional charge from events in the past and use the energy to create a better tomorrow

Mnemodynamic Therapy

Mnemodynamic therapy takes its name from the Greek goddess Mnemosyne (pronounced knee-mo) the goddess of memory. The “dynamic” part of the Mnemodynamic name is defined as energy or forces that produce movement—hence moving memories.

Mnemodynamic therapists work using the wealth of the unconscious mind to promote healing. The model has a firm theoretical base and marries Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Freudian theory.

Freud said:

“…. we are of opinion that the psychical trauma or the memory of it acts as a kind of foreign body constituting an effective agent in the present even long after it first penetrated …

“The discovery that we made, at first to our own great surprise, was that when we had succeeded in bringing the exciting event to clear recollection and had also succeeded in arousing with it the accompanying affect, and when the patient had related the occurrence in as detailed a manner as possible and had expressed his feeling in regard to it in words, the various hysterical symptoms disappeared at once, never to return. Recollection without affect is nearly always quite ineffective; the original psychical process must be repeated as vividly as possible, brought into statum nascondi and then ‘talked out’. In the case of excitation phenomena … the symptoms appear again during this repetition in full intensity and then disappear for ever….”

(Freud S. and Breuer J. “On the Psychical Mechanism of Hysterical Phenomena” (1893) from Sigmund Freud, ‘Collected Papers’, Vol 1. (1924), Hogarth Press, London (first published in the Neurologisches Zentralblatt, 1893, nos 1&2. [Translated by John Rickmann] )