Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Derby
One to One Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers ways to work through many emotional or psychological issues that modern life can challenge us with.
At our first meeting you’ll start to explain your concerns, I’ll listen to what you want to achieve and I’ll give you my feedback as honestly and sensitively as I can. Then we’ll think about how we can work towards your goals and objectives. Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Derby can help greatly with many issues – and unlike Counselling and Psychotherapy can be achieved in far fewer sessions.
I use a range of methods and approaches to fit your preferences and personality and the issues you bring. Broadly, the intention is that through our work you’ll form a clearer sense of yourself and your situation, help you to find your own answers within you, and lay solid foundations for positive change.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by an emotional problem? If so, you’re not alone.
Every seven years a survey is carried out in England to find out how emotional and mental health problems are effecting the nation. Recent research revealed:
- Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression (World Health Org. figures 2017)
- The most recent Psychiatric Morbidity Survey indicates that there are some 6 million people in the UK (approximately 3 million with depression as their primary problem and 3 million with an anxiety disorder)
- An estimated 8.7 percent of the population of the UK, or 5.65 million people, have a specific phobia
- Approaching 50% of the population experience high anxiety / panic disorder during the course of their lives
- 2.3% meet the criteria for a diagnosis of OCD at some point in their lives
- An estimated 7.8 percent will experience PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress disorder)
- Eating disorders affect c.3% of the population (This is hard to report accurately as many do no present themselves as needing help)
- Just under 20% of the population smoke (c.13m). Interestingly although successive Governments will try to dissuade you from smoking Tax nets them some £12Bn in revenue !
- 62% of adults in England were classified as overweight (a body mass index of 25 or above) or obese. More than two-thirds of men and almost six in 10 women are overweight or obese.
How does your Therapy work Geoffrey ?
My therapy in providing Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Derby is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between you as client and me as a Therapist. It provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and non-judgmental. You and I will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.
What worries or issues can I bring to Therapy?
There are many issues that people seek Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Derby for – Some are based on our feelings and our relationship with ourselves and our internal thoughts:
- A constant feeling of depression and persistent low moods or black days
- Feelings of rage, anger & resentment that bubble over uncontrollably
- Persistent feeling of worthlessness or very low self-confidence or self-esteem
- Social phobias and other fears that prevent you from living a full life
- Coping with emotions that have arisen following a sudden traumatic event such as a bereavement
- Coping with general feelings of too much stress or overwhelm at what life has thrown at you
Some are rooted in either our reactions to others or their behaviour to us:
- Unhappiness in your relationship, where you feel that you are not heard or given respect
- A feeling of boredom or detachment from your partner or a feeling that they are bored or detached with you in the relationship
- Coping with the current or after effects of having been bullied, perhaps from an early age.
- Perhaps you are experiencing domestic abuse, not necessarily from your partner but perhaps an extended family member, parent, step parent or sibling
- Perhaps you are feeling depressed or low following the birth of your baby, new mothers often struggle with adapting to their new role and responsibility with the birth of a child
Sometimes it is not our private life that is being effected by an emotional issue but more a public or work environment issue:
- Persistent feelings that you have somehow taken a role you do not deserve or are not really capable of, that you are an ‘imposter’ and that you will be found out.
- Feeling like you are constantly running around and not coping with the workload you have.
- Do you keep saying ‘Yes’ to work or others opinions when you really mean ‘No’ … you want to be more assertive and set your boundaries ?
Some issues are short term crisis such as coping with the emotions surrounding a breakup or separation, whilst others help with longer term deep rooted feelings such as the emotional effects and fall out of having been bullied in childhood
What are the signs that you should consider Therapy?
Everyone will exhibit different responses to emotional or psychological stress – however there are some common signs or symptoms that indicate that you should seek help and advice rather than struggling to carry on or work it through.
Signs that you could benefit from therapy are:
- When you have felt an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
- When your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts or those from family and friends.
- When you find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or perform other daily activities.
- When you find yourself worrying excessively, expecting the worst or feel constantly on edge.
- When you know your actions, drinking too much, using drugs, recreational or medicinal, or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
These are red flags alerting you to the need to take matters in hand and seek help and advice.
Will Therapy really help?
There are many misconceptions about Therapy that may make you reluctant to try it out. Even if you know the realities instead of the myths, you may feel nervous about trying it yourself.
That’s why I always suggest that we have an initial chat / free consultation to explore the worry or concern that is troubling you.
When you find that your life and your ability to enjoy it fully is being compromised by negative thoughts or feelings, then is the time to consider talking to me – and I can help you find coping mechanisms and guide you to navigate your way through whatever it is that is blocking you from enjoying a fulfilling and happy life.
One thing is certain, you should consider working with me when your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be.
If you would like to have a chat / free consultation with me to discuss your issues and how I might help with your worry or concern don’t hesitate to contact me.
Tel.01332 559 126 / Mob. 07582 865 265
“Dear Geoffrey, the support and encouragement you have given me has allowed me to move on in my life, and for that I cannot help you enough. Working with you has been an absolute pleasure. With my very best wishes and thanks. Jane”