Ed’s approach is holistic and integrative. Although the major techniques are CBT and Hypnotherapy, he includes methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Lifeskills Counselling as well as meditative techniques to create an individually tailored therapy for each client. Compassion and confidentiality are fundamental to his approach.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is a modern integrative method which combines highly effective talking therapy techniques, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Clinical Hypnotherapy to bring about positive and lasting changes.
CBT is evidenced based and comprehensively researched and is a recommended therapy by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for help in managing problems caused by stress and anxiety.
Treatment begins with examining old thought patterns and beliefs, and then learning new skills and techniques to adjust the way you think, feel and behave. Together we will determine realistic goals that you would like to achieve, work on those in session and you be asked to carry out tasks at home to work towards those goals.
Clinical hypnosis can help treat a wide range of physical and psychological issues. It is a completely safe and pleasant state of deep relaxation during which your mind is more receptive to positive suggestions that will help you make the changes necessary to achieve the changes you want.
By relaxing, thinking positively and picturing your goals, hypnosis can help you to progressively adjust habitual feelings and behaviours.
During hypnosis you remain aware of what’s going on around you and will be able to stop the session at any point should you want to.