Hypnotherapy in St Albans

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I’m Ian and I offer hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in St Albans and its surrounding areas including; London Colney, Childwick Green, Sandridge, Colney Heath and Bricket Wood.

I specialise in helping children and adults to overcome all types of anxiety and insomnia so that they can look forward to living life to the full.

My goal is to guide and support you in this process for as long as you need meI 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 Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, The National Council for Hypnotherapy and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

These bodies regulate the hypnotherapy industry to help make sure their associated therapists give the best treatment possible.

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 Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in St Albans

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a safe, modern type of ‘talking therapy’ that combines the use of psychotherapy and hypnosis. It has its basis in neuroscience and offers a holistic approach to mental health. This makes it particularly effective in treating anxiety as the methods used to replicate the way your brain works when it is functioning well. I help you to enhance your brain’s natural ability to reduce anxiety and think logically.

During our sessions, we focus our attention on getting you to be the best version of yourself. To get you to this place there is no need for you to recall experiences from your 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.

With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy we recognise that we can’t change the past. We look at what you want to achieve (the solution) as opposed to what prompted you to seek help (the problem).

Hypnotherapy and mental health well-being support in St Albans

If you do find it hard to cope with life sometimes, you’re certainly not alone. 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. That’s around 16.5 million people.

There are many conditions in which high anxiety levels are symptomatic. Much of my work is centred around helping people to lower their generalised anxiety levels, in order that they enjoy freedom from their self-limiting thoughts and beliefs. If you are interested in how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works and discover how I used it to successfully help to reduce stress and anxiety levels, please read my Case Study ‘How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Calms Anxiety’

 Solution focused hypnotherapy in St Albans

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 both at work and at home.

Anxiety is created by our thoughts surrounding the events in our lives. I use hypnosis to 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.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is extremely versatile, amongst other things it can be used to help people:

Therapy for children in St Albans

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 years for support with their mental health.

My experience of being a teacher for the last 17 years paints a similar picture. Whilst there has without a doubt been a rise in the prevalence of children’s mental health conditions, the amount of money going into addressing them hasn’t, leaving the system overstretched.

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.

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 is hypnosis used?

You may be wondering if you can be hypnotised. It may be that you wouldn’t be the type who is very susceptible to hypnosis and therefore would not be suitable for stage hypnosis. For your therapy to be effective there is no need for you to quickly enter a state of deep hypnosis. Trance or hypnosis is a very natural state. It’s a daydream like state that we often enter when reading, watching a film or driving. I only need you to enter a relaxed state, when you have comfortably relaxed then your brain is in a better position to take on board positive suggestions for change.

Solution-focused hypnotherapy follows a simple 3 step plan to bring about desired change.

woman in hypnosis

#01 Discover

You learn what’s happening to make you feel the way you do and how together we can quickly make you better.

#02 Change

We work together each week to bring about positive change helping you to calm your mind and reduce feelings of overwhelm.

#03 Thrive

No more living with anxiety. You’ve completely changed your way of thinking, allowing you to enjoy living the life you want.

Online hypnotherapy in St Albans 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 St Albans and its surrounding areas including; London Colney, Childwick Green, Sandridge, Colney Heath and Bricket Wood.

My clients have found working by Zoom really beneficial to them as it has meant that there is no need for them to make any specific travel arrangements. It’s just one less thing to worry about. There’s no need to try to juggle other arrangements and you don’t create anxiety worrying about traffic and finding a place to park.

We are by nature creatures of habit, our brain loves repetition. When things are comfortable our brain feels safe and is able to relax. 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.

You can find out more information on using online hypnotherapy here.

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Moving forward

I look forward to meeting you during your initial consultation where I can explain how your mind works, why you currently feel the way you do and more importantly how I feel can help you to become the best version of yourself.

Interesting facts about St Albans

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire
  • St Albans Cathedral contains the longest Nave in England at 85 meters.
  • St Albans has a population of approximately 57,000.
  • There are towns and cities called St Albans in Canada, Australia and 5 different locations across America including Vermont.
  • Ali G actor Sacha Baron Cohen attended St Columba’s Prep School, St Albans before moving to Haberdashers Boys’ School in Elstree.
  • Following an attack on St Albans in 1916, the German Zeppelin SL11 became the first airship to be shot down over English soil in the First World War.
  • The main gate of ‘Slade Prison’ featured in the 1970s comedy Porridge starring Ronnie Barker was filmed at The Gate House in St Albans.
  • The building of the Clock Tower in St Albans was completed in 1405. It is recognised as being the only standing medieval bell tower in England.
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