Definitions

Hypnosis
Hypnosis is safe and effective way for you to relax and have a break from your inner self- critic. It places you into a frame of mind where your deeper creative resources become easily accessible allowing you more options and different ways of seeing things. Hypnosis can also help you do such things as generate new future oriented plans and outcomes, reveal and reframe difficult beliefs and ideas that may be getting in your way, help resolve the inner conflicts caused by opposing thoughts and feelings. Hypnosis can also be used to go back to points in time. Back to when you may have first heard and learned the stories that have gone unidentified for years and now limit you today. These less desirable stories can be unloosened and replaced by healthier narratives through hypnosis.

I use Erickson Conversational Hypnosis which utilizes a variety of techniques including, both direct and indirect suggestions, guided imagery, neuroplasticity exercises. breathing and progressive relaxation exercises, narratives and stories, somatic awareness and imagination techniques. When practiced, this style of hypnosis sounds more like a conversation or a story and it gently allows you to easily enter and come out of a hypnotic state. This style also allows your subconscious and conscious parts of your mind to work together simultaneously. When this happens, you are able to use heightened levels of concentration that enables you to generate more options and choices for yourself.

I am a trained and accredited Erickson counselling hypnotherapist. My methods are also informed and influenced by the work of Michael White – Narrative Therapy, Bruce Ecker and Laurel Hulley- Coherence Therapy , Roy Hunter – Parts and Regression Therapy, Melissa Tiers – Neurological Plasticity and Ken Wilber – Integrative Life Practice.

Counselling
Counselling helps you address emotional and behavioral issues that constantly arise in your life and create problems and prevent you from functioning optimally on a daily basis. Counselling is a process of exploration and discovery that connects you with your feelings to gain insights and develop solutions. As a process that deepens over time, it enables you to understand the source of your difficulties and how they impact your life. With care and attention, my counselling supports you to re-write your story through acceptance and compassion which ultimately leads you to exceptional change.

The single most important benefit of counselling is the fact you are being heard and not judged. My  unconditional  regard, care and respect for you provides a space  where you can freely explore your deep feelings and thoughts, arrive at a clearer understanding of what drives your  life and helps you  identify what things in your life can and cannot changed immediately.

Yes, there may be things that will take time to for you to investigate, but as we work together the path forward will arise and it will be clear and compelling. Most often the path forward requires only subtle shifts in how you see things and subtle shifts in what you do day-to-day. Other times, it requires a dynamic review and accounting and deep effort to look into the things you want to address. Either way, I assure you my counselling is healing, freeing, empowering and it provides many benefits for how you want to live.

Coaching
Coaching is a series of highly focused conversations about where you are in your life right now and where you would like to be in the future. It helps you to look at your strengths, talents, values and the motivations that underpin your desire to change and move forward. The primary feature of coaching is non- therapeutic and rarely looks at past events. Coaching starts from where you are right now in the present moment and moves forward into the future by supporting you to take actions that will positively influence your future. Many describe coaching as a robust action plan that builds goals to achieve.

Irrespective of your background, coaching can be applied to any aspect of your life and often people use it to change their life or career path, achieve a better work- life balance, improve skills and performance, build confidence and esteem, build personal and professional relationships, improve staff relations, study skills and communication. Coaching is about empowerment, building your confidence and your self-esteem.

My services focus on mental health coaching, life coaching, business coaching, communications coaching, stage performance coaching. I look specifically at process rather than outcome goals.

As your coach I work hard to understand who you are, design programs and practices for you, and support you as fully as I can while you move towards your goals.