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It is impossible to be unaware of the unfolding situation regarding the Coronavirus Covid-19 here in the UK. I have been getting enquiries from clients and potential clients who are concerned about starting a course of therapy, which might be interrupted by possible quarantine in the coming weeks and months ahead.
Whilst, I know that the situation is deeply troubling for people, I remind people that mental health is an equal partner to physical health and this must be attended to even with the current health scare. Some years ago, I undertook a qualification in working with clients on-line. By on-line, I mean by FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, and even WhatsApp Video to conduct therapy from the comfort of your own home or office.
This is an option that is available to new and existing clients if they do not want to risk travel during the Covid-19 scare. This means that your mental health need not suffer whilst you are protecting your physical health. Now, as I have often said in the past, it is essential that whomever you consult, if they are offering online therapy please ensure that they are qualified to do so. It is just not a matter of setting up a camera and you are qualified to work with online clients. Like clinical supervision, online therapy requires a different skillset than face to face therapy in the consulting room. Admittedly, the skillset is quite similar, but there are additional considerations that must be made when working with a client remotely.
Some potential clients may be concerned that online therapy will not be as effective as being seen at your therapist’s consulting room. Admittedly, it is my preference to work with clients face to face in my consulting rooms, the research evidence shows that online therapy can be as effective as attending weekly sessions at your therapist’s office.
If you would like to discuss this option or book an online session, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click HERE to book an appointment
I have utilised hypnosis since 1989 for the treatment of a variety of psychological and emotional issues such as:
This listing is by no means exhaustive. For full details of what hypnotherapy can be effective in treating, click here for a full list of conditions treatable with hypnosis.
I am recognised by BUPA, AVIVA, PruHealth, and WPA for psychotherapeutic referrals.
If you want to ensure that I am the right therapist for you, please either email me at email@example.com or call me on 0161 881 1677 and I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I offer a no obligation consultation giving you the chance to determine whether I am the right therapist for you. You may also find that reading my code of ethics, practice agreement, my about me page, and/or my CV page will help to give you a better idea of what to expect if you consult me.
I see clients online (remotely) or in my comfortable and discrete Victorian Consulting Rooms in Whalley Range, Greater Manchester. 3 Miles from the City Centre of Manchester (easy access from Chorlton, Stretford, Didsbury, Sale, Altrincham, Withington, Stockport, Knutsford, Salford Quays and Cheshire). There is free off street parking. Mine is the longest established Hypnotherapy Practice in South Manchester. I also provide sessions via SKYPE or FaceTime if you cannot attend sessions at my practice.
Unlike most hypnotherapists, I am also an accredited Psychotherapist for over 20 years with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. The skills I acquired as a psychotherapist assists the hypnotherapeutic process considerably and helps my clients gain new insights into the potential causes of their issues. This is still done in a brief, solution focused manner.
In recognition of the distinguished contribution Shaun has made to the field of psychotherapy, the Board of Trustees of the UK Council for Psychotherapy awarded him an Honorary Fellowship of UKCP in November 2018. Shaun is one of only two Hypno-Psychotherapists to have received this honour from UKCP.
Since 2001 I have been providing supervision for hypnotherapists in Manchester as well as throughout the UK. Sessions can be face to face, one to one, groups or on SKYPE or FaceTime. I provide supervision in accordance with the requirements for practitioner registered with UKCP, NSTT, NCH, as well as other professional bodies for hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.
I have recently completed a specialist certification programme in Clinical Traumatology in order to assist my clients with PTSD more effectively. Trauma work requires specialist training beyond a practitioner's initial training.
I have presented courses, seminars, after dinner speeches and workshops in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and the Far East on various aspects of hypnosis and psychotherapy. To date, I have presented over 50 programmes at international hypnotherapy and psychotherapy conferences around the world. If you want a dynamic and entertaining after dinner speaker, get in touch.
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