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Let’s Stop Bashing Counselling I first began my career in hypnotherapy in 1989 and then as a psychotherapist in 1994, along the way I have added to my skills set by studying for two different counselling diplomas as well as … Continue reading

Big Boys Do Cry Emotions are a complex subject for most people. For many men, it is a minefield which they want to avoid having to traverse. We all know the old saying “Big Boys Don’t Cry”. This is due … Continue reading

What to Keep Out of Your Hypnotherapy Practice An important aspect of being a good therapist is being human. There is a balancing act with being professional and disclosing too much about the practitioner in question. I was looking around … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy and Breast Cancer For sufferers of breast cancer hypnosis has been shown to assist with the fatigue associated with radiotherapy. Hypnosis when combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been shown to reduce fatigue in a randomised controlled study reported … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy and Tinnitus There is an issue which afflicts many people, yet it is hardly discussed. Tinnitus is a persistent ringing in the ear which can be so debilitating that the sufferer can no longer work, or rest properly and … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy and Puff Pieces Regular readers of my blog will know that I get quite annoyed with journalists who I deem to be lazy. When I say lazy, I mean that they take the word for the hypnotherapist (or any … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy and DBS Checks Having spent the weekend discussing good practice, it has focused my mind on things that practitioners do which make them sound more than they are. The most common of these approaches is the use of having … Continue reading

Netflix and Fat Shaming I have noticed that there has been a grown swell of social media comments about a new Netflix show called Insatiable. The general premise of the programme is that a girl is bullied for being fat. … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy and Referrals and Reviews I have spent the weekend speaking to a National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Stage Two group about ethical practice. I have always said that ethics leads to a successful practice. Now, there are those … Continue reading

Hypnotherapy and Hypnotizability There is a very common misconception as to the importance of deep hypnotisability and hypnosis for therapy. Because of its representation in the media, people will often believe that for hypnotherapy to be successful, you need to … Continue reading

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