Hypnotherapy has helped many people with a huge variety of issues and conditions

Psychological issues and ailments,

motivation, focus and creativity

Symantha's Talking Therapy
Symantha's Talking Therapy

The list is not comprehensive, but gives you a good idea of the variety of  issues and situations where hypnotherapy can be really helpful. I am not an expert in the issues and conditions listed here but I am expert in hypnotherapy and you are expert in you. It is a combination that very often proves to be more than enough. But the work is collaborative. You have to be open enough to embrace hypnosis and dedicated enough to do the work.

Psychological

 

Anxiety
Low Self-esteem 
Jealousy
Anger
Intrusive thoughts
Confidence 
Motivation 
Fear
Suicidal
Helplessness
Negativity
Self blame
Hopelessness
Insecurity
Resilience
Worthiness
Self-love
Perfectionism
Imposter Syndrome
Depression
Obsession
Creativity
Worries

Physical

Fibromyalgia
Psoriasis
Eczema
Chronic pain
Obesity
Stammering
Headaches
Insomnia
Sweating
Menopause
Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS)
Fertility
Blushing

 Situational

 

Public Speaking
Relationship issues
Work/life balance
Managing  others
Stage Fright
Sports Performance
Bereavement & loss
Work Stress
Social anxiety 
Bullying at work
Fear of flying
Exam nerves

Behavioural/ habitual

 

Addictions
OCD
Smoking
Nail biting
Phobias
Superstition 
Gambling
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Overeating
Gaming/ Tech Twitcher

Creative/ Intuitive investigation

 

Writers Block
Creating Character (actors) 
Past life regression
Inner Guide
Future Rehearsal
Spirituality
Forgiveness
Recreating you
Finding Joy
Healing the inner child
Time-line therapy
Emotional healing

The reason that hypnotherapy is so useful in such a massively wide range of issues, is that in every case there is a psychological element that hypnosis can directly target by activating your own inner resources to find the answers you seek and thereby resolve the problem issue.

Where there is a physical issue or medically diagnosed condition, hypnotherapy sits as a complementary treatment to work alongside conventional medical treatment. Where I feel appropriate I may seek permission to write to your GP to inform them that you are undertaking hypnotherapy. In all cases where you are suffering from physical chronic pain, I will seek reassurance that medical opinion has been sought first.

I am solution-focused and totally believe in your ability to dig deep and do the work necessary to achieve your goals.

My focus is on the self-empowerment and growth of all my clients. 

You deserve peace. You deserve to do well in life. You deserve happiness. I believe it is in your reach.

* Hypnotherapy is not suitable in every case, for example where there is a medical history of severe mental impairment. This would include schizophrenia, psychosis, and any brain damage that has altered mental cognition. 

 

* Contraindications for hypnotherapy may include: –

Psychotic Disorders: Hypnotherapy is typically contraindicated (unsuitable) for individuals with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. It might make your symptoms worse or lead to unhelpful, disorganised thinking.

Severe Personality Disorders: If you suffer with a severe personality disorder you may find it difficult to go into the state we call hypnosis and this can sometimes lead to an increase in your feelings of loneliness, and alienation.

Substance Abuse Issues:  Hypnotherapy can be extremely beneficial in resolving unhealthy relationships with alcohol/ drugs, but if you substance abuse issues are current and active, you may not benefit from hypnotherapy until you have undergone formal substance-misuse treatment and have achieved stability in your life. In all situations, I will never conduct a session with someone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Certain Medical Conditions: If you suffer with medical conditions such as epilepsy, hypnosis could potentially trigger seizures. 

Cognitive Impairments: If you have severe cognitive impairment for any reason you may not be able to engage effectively in hypnotherapy, as it involves focused attention and cognitive participation.

Unwillingness : At the end of the day, you have chosen hypnotherapy for a reason. However, hypnosis is not something that I do to you. It is something that relies on a trusting relationship between me and my clients. If you are unwilling to engage in the process, it may not be effective. If you do not want to be hypnotised, choose an alternative therapy. 

Limited Verbal or Communication Skills: Effective communication is essential for hypnotherapy. People with severe communication difficulties may not benefit from this form of therapy. This can include language barriers. I have clients where English is not their first language and I have clients who are hard of hearing and it is fine, we work well together but if I could not understand you, or if you struggled to understand me, then therapy may take a little longer. Make sure you speak with your therapist on the telephone before engaging their services.

Safety Concerns: If I had serious concerns about your safety whether through potential for harm to yourself or others, hypnosis within therapy may not be the best choice until those issues are addressed. 

Lack of Informed Consent: I will only work with you when I have your informed consent. If you are unable to provide informed consent due to age, cognitive impairment, or other factors, it may not be appropriate for you to become my client.

Ethical or Cultural Considerations:   You may come from a culture that holds ethical or cultural objections to hypnotherapy. I would endeavour to understand those objections as it is essential to respect your beliefs and preferences, and work in a way that is in harmony with you.