Hypnotherapy in Letchworth
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I’m Ian and I offer hypnotherapy and mental health support in Letchworth and its surrounding areas including Willian, Radwell, Weston, Clothall and Graveley. I believe that you have the strength and resources within you to achieve life-changing results in just a matter of weeks. My goal is to guide and support you in this process for as long as you need me. I am a fully qualified and insured Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and I am experienced in working with both children and adults. I hold a full DBS certificate having worked as a qualified teacher for over 16 years.
I am registered with several awarding bodies including; The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, The National Council for Hypnotherapy, and The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. These bodies regulate the hypnotherapy industry to help make sure their associated therapists give the best treatment possible.
Mental health and wellbeing support in Letchworth
It is estimated that 1 in 4 people report experiencing a mental health problem of some kind each year in England, with anxiety-related conditions being very prevalent.
Hypnotherapy can be used to help people address and overcome many different problem areas in their lives. It is often used effectively to help people to lower their levels of stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety can easily be created as a result of the demands placed on us at home and at work. Anxiety is created by our thoughts surrounding the events in our lives. I help people to stop their negative thought processes and help them to focus on the more positive aspects of their lives. Together we can make change a pleasant and life-enhancing experience for you.
If you are interested in how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works and discover how I have been able to use it to help successfully lower stress and anxiety levels, please read my Case Study ‘How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Calms Anxiety’
Hypnotherapy and mental health support in Letchworth – Conditions treated
There are many conditions in which high anxiety levels are symptomatic. Much of my work is centred on helping people to help lower their generalised anxiety levels, in order that they enjoy freedom from their self-limiting thoughts and beliefs. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy however is extremely versatile, amongst other things it can be used to help people:
- Control their anger
- Improve their confidence and self-esteem
- Achieve freedom from their anxiety
- Free themselves from depression
- Increase their chances of conception
- Reduce chronic pain
- Relieve teenage anxiety
- Overcome fears and phobias
- Overcome insomnia, OCD and PTSD
- Manage their weight
- Alleviate the symptoms of IBS
- Reduce their levels of performance anxiety
- Give up smoking and
- Improve their sporting performance
Mental health and wellbeing support for children in Letchworth
Mental illness is unfortunately all too common in children. Statistics show that 3 in 4 mental illnesses start before the age of 18, with 2 in 4 being evident before the age of 14. The long wait for services such as CAMHS means that 70% of children are currently not receiving help for their condition, with some waiting for up to 10 years for support with their mental health. My experience from being a teacher for the last 17 years paints a similar picture. Whilst there has without doubt been a rise in the prevalence of children’s mental health conditions, the amount of money going into address them hasn’t, leaving the system over stretched.
Solution-focused hypnotherapy offers very quick results, it can be extremely effective in helping children from around the age of 8 upwards to find relief from their condition. As it is outcome and future-focused there is never any need for a child to discuss the actual problem concerning them. This allows the child to become engaged in their therapy as they are able to imagine and describe their future when the problem no longer exists.
The solution-focused method is in fact so effective, that the NSPCC use it as their approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing. You can find out how to use solution-focused practices with your child through the following link. Many parents have, however, trusted me to help their child to improve their mental health and wellbeing. I have worked with children of many ages to take control of a wide range of different types of anxiety including; phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, disordered eating and OCD.
You can watch an interview with Matt where we discuss his experience of using solution-focused hypnotherapy to help his daughter to overcome OCD here. If you would like more information on teenage anxiety please visit the highlighted link.
How can hypnotherapy help me change?
Your brain has an amazing ability to change, we call this neuroplasticity. For decades neuroscientists used to think our brains were fixed organs without the capacity to change. We now know this is not true, our brains have the ability to adapt and develop well into our twilight years. By getting you to focus on the positive aspects of your life we build up an area of your brain called the left prefrontal cortex. This is the positive, problem-solving part of your brain. By developing this area of your brain we can help you to view your life more positively whilst at the same time lowering stress and anxiety levels.
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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Letchworth
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a safe, modern type of therapy that combines the use of psychotherapy and hypnosis. Psychotherapy refers to a type of talking therapy that is often used to help people explore their thoughts and feelings. We use psychotherapy to help you build up a picture of your ideal future. One where you are free from the conditions that you came to see me for.
We focus all our attention on getting you to be the best version of yourself. To get you to this end destination there is no need for you to recall negative experiences associated with the past. Whilst sometimes in life it can be of benefit to analyse and evaluate situations, in the case of anxiety and related conditions, it can be very counterproductive, creating more anxiety. That also tends to bring other matters to the fore, so time is spent addressing these issues as opposed to the condition that you came to seek help for.
Online hypnotherapy in Letchworth via Zoom
I conduct my therapy sessions via Zoom so I am able to help people from a wide geographical area. However, I find many of my clients come for hypnotherapy in Letchworth and its surrounding areas including; Willian, Radwell, Weston, Clothall and Graveley.
My clients have found working by Zoom really beneficial as it has meant that there is no need for them to make any travel arrangements. It’s just one less thing to worry about.
We are by nature creatures of habit, our brain loves repetition. When things are comfortable our brain feels safe and is able to relax more.
The electrical waves in your brain actually change. What could be more comfortable than sitting back in your favourite armchair or lying on your bed to take part in your therapy session?
As long as you have a good internet connection, a device connected to it and an area in your house where you won’t be disturbed then your therapy session will be just as effective as one conducted face to face. In fact, it can be more effective as you’re much more likely to be able to enter a trance state quicker when you feel safe and comfortable in a familiar environment.
If you would like to find out more information regarding online hypnotherapy, please use this link
Using hypnotherapy in Letchworth to improve mental health and wellbeing
Below are a few snippets from some of the many satisfied clients I have worked with. For more testimonials please visit my testimonial page.
‘I am grateful to Ian for his non-judgemental support, can-do demeanour and for lifting some of the darkness that has cloaked and precluded me for some time, and turning on a bright light at the end of the tunnel’
‘I have waited for nearly a month to write this review because I am so amazed that stopping smoking has been as easy and pain free as it has’
‘I have tried all sorts of methods to help with my anxiety but seeing Ian is the only method that has worked for me’
‘Ian taught me to think more positively, from positive thoughts came a kinder attitude to myself and now I find myself not stressing over the small stuff’
‘Ian is calm and understanding and pushes you to find the answers in you that you know are there’
‘Ian has been amazing, a top bloke who has made me realise that I can achieve my goals’
‘I truly appreciate the support he gave me throughout as I felt he cared and that I was never alone on my journey’
‘My performances have improved since my sessions with Ian. They have enabled me to better deal with on court stress and helped me to develop a more positive mind set’
‘I would strongly recommend having therapy with Ian. I can’t believe the difference that he has made to how I cope with things after just a few sessions’
‘Ian’s hypnotherapy sessions have allowed me to regain control of my emotions when under pressure. He has provided me with the tools necessary for me to be able to think with intelligence rather than emotion.
I look forward to meeting you during your free initial consultation where I can explain how your mind works, why you currently feel the way you do and more importantly how I feel I can help you to become the best version of yourself. If you live around or in Letchworth and would like to find out how hypnotherapy can help you, please feel free to get in touch using my contact form.
Interesting facts about Letchworth
- Letchworth Garden City was founded in 1903 by Ebenezer Howard. He had the vision to provide good quality housing with open spaces for outside recreation.
- Letchworth is the world’s first Garden City.
- Letchworth has many places to enjoy outdoor recreation including; Broadway Gardens, Howard Park and Norton Common.
- Letchworth was heavily featured in the 2013 film ‘The World’s End’. It featured Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman.
- The Spirella Building in Letchworth was a former corset factory. The building was restored in 1996 and it is now the home to over 20 thriving businesses.
- Letchworth boasts its own cinema, the Broadway. This art deco theatre was built in the 1930s to replace the original 1909 structure. It first opened its doors on the 26 August 1936. It has recently undergone major construction and is now a studio and theatre as well as a cinema.