Therapy is about control of symptoms rather than cure. Complete control is like a cure, but a person has to be careful that a problem does not return.
The benefits of therapy
Therapy can be beneficial to people in all walks of life for personal or professional reasons. It could be appropriate for problems such as life crises, habit control, relieving stress and anxiety and also as an important aid towards self-growth and in releasing hidden potential.
Therapy has been shown to beneficial in:
- Increasing confidence.
- Strengthening the mind.
- Releasing some of the enormous reserves of energy existing in the subconscious mind.
Once therapy is completed with the therapist, a person should have been taught to be his or her own therapist.
Psychotherapy or Counselling?
There is little difference between psychotherapy and counselling. They both involve listening and then discussing possible ways of dealing with the problem. The client is encouraged to come up with their own ideas and the psychotherapeutic counsellor is there to help that happen. This is sometimes called solution focused therapy. There are a number of techniques in therapy which are growing in popularity because of their effectiveness.
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP is a more directive technique and follows procedures to help you to come to solutions. This could be to help change behavior, feelings and thoughts which you do not find helpful. But it is still encouraged that the solutions come from your mind.
NLP and Hypnosis
NLP has been linked with hypnosis since the beginning and is based on the best practice of therapists who seem to succeed with the people they dealt with in therapy. It is based on the ideas of Milton Erickson, MD, who is considered to be the “father” of modern techniques in hypnosis and NLP. Hypnosis complements NLP and could more deeply ingrain the solutions into your mind.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is used to explore feelings, thoughts, beliefs and even deeper levels of experience from childhood which often lead to ways of behaving and thinking that the person thinks they cannot control. Of course, this is a belief rather than a fact and it is the job of CBT to make the person aware of this.
Both NLP and CBT involve “homework” in which the person is encouraged to keep a record of thoughts, feelings and behavior in order to work on problems with the therapist. This is considered an important way to deal with problems as it gets the person to be more precisely aware of how their thoughts, feeling and behavior may not be effective in the way they approach their problems. A record is then kept of the more effective ways of using thoughts, feelings and behavior to tackle problems.
Problems that could be helped with psychotherapy and counselling
Psychotherapy and counselling could help to build up belief, motivation and commitment to the idea that we can do what we set out to do. In the Cardiff or Newport clinics, therapy is used to assist with the myriad of problems that humans have including:
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*The claims and content of this website are based on my experience of working with clients over a 25 year period and the results clients have achieved. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. Results may vary from client to client and therefore guarantees cannot and should not be made by any therapist. The effort and motivation of the client contributes to the effectiveness of the therapy. All therapies and particularly hypnosis require the effort of the client, their willpower and desire to change. All testimonials are authentic and represent the experience of the client and their results. These results cannot be guaranteed and may vary.