About me: Symantha's Talking Therapy
The most important thing you need to know about me is that I am truly committed to and passionate about helping people. Hypnotherapy is my joy and vocation and I will work my socks off for you!
But at this point, before we have worked together you may need some reassurance, and dry though it is, recognised qualifications and registrations are a useful gauge to ensure that your therapist has achieved the expertise to practice effectively and safely; that their work is overseen by professional supervision and affords membership of accredited industry bodies and also that they personally commit to ongoing professional development.
Mine is, and I do!
My commitment to ensuring I offer my clients a bespoke but professional service goes beyond my words because it is an actual requirement of membership that I work within a strict ethical framework to industry standards for many of the organisations to which I belong. Sure, I offer my own unique style of therapy but always within strict governance of professional standards.
I am not a lone wolf.
I belong to a family of therapists all seeking to raise the profile, standards, and reputation of hypnotherapy. One that hopes to see the profession regulated in the not-too-distant future.
Don’t be afraid to ask the therapist you are considering directly if they work under professional supervision, and to which professional memberships they belong, and what standards and professional frameworks they adhere to.
That said, qualifications are not everything and should just be just one factor to consider when choosing a therapist, albeit an important one.
What is of prime importance is that you feel comfortable with your therapist and you feel you can trust them.
And the only way you can test the water on that one, is to reach out and connect.
You don’t have to commit to booking a session to get a sense of who I am. Contact me and we can arrange a mutually convenient time to have an initial telephone conversation. Very informal, and totally confidential.
To help as many people as I can in their pursuit of mental wellbeing and happiness. Whether informally through sharing knowledge and self-help information or more formally through a bespoke and dedicated therapeutic relationship.
Self-help can help you discover the break-throughs that you are seeking. It alone can enhance your life and help resolve any issues that prevent you from living life to its fullest. My web pages aim to provide a source of information and signposting for you and everyone interested in transformational work.
Formal therapy is that and much more. It provides an in-depth alliance where solutions are tailored and specific rather than generic. It is a premium service that ensures you are seen, heard and fully supported in making the changes that you desire to live the life you want to live.
Whether you are seeking the former or the latter, or a mixture of the two, I trust you will find all that I share, helpful and reassuring. I am here to help.
The Therapeutic Relationship
The relationship between therapist and client is totally different from any other relationship formed in life. It is not friendship and yet the therapist carefully holds your most personal, cherished and often hidden thoughts and feelings. It is not a personal relationship, yet it is deeply personal and there is a very real compassionate and loving connection.
It is formal, contractual and holds strict boundaries, yet reaches into the limitless space of your hopes, dreams, behaviours, and fears.
I ensure that our relationship is formed within a confidential, comfortable, and non-judgmental space. And I do everything to protect our relationship so that you can feel totally at ease, totally safe and totally able to commit to some life-changing work.
My Core Values
In order to achieve the very best for my clients and to ensure that the therapeutic relationship we forge is kept to its optimum potential, I have made a deep commitment to working within the values of: