Hypnotherapy in Stevenage

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Ian Murton in woods with his sons

I’m Ian and I offer hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in Stevenage and its surrounding areas including; Gosmore, Knebworth, Langley, Walkern and Bragbury End.

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 17 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.

I am a fully qualified and insured Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and have been recognised by Three Best Rated as one of the leading hypnotherapists in Stevenage.

Hypnotherapy and mental health well-being service in Stevenage

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

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 anxiety so they can feel happier and calmer inside their own headspace.

High levels of stress and anxiety are unfortunately all too common in our modern times. We can feel constant pressure to juggle our lives at home or at work which can have a debilitating effect on our mental health. You are certainly not alone if you sometimes find life stressful and difficult. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem such as depression and anxiety in the UK each year. That’s a staggering 11 million people.

Therapy for children in Stevenage

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.

 Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in Stevenage

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 replicate the way your brain works when it is functioning well. I help 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 destination 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. You can rest assured that you won’t be asked to remember and retell upsetting memories from your past. Not only can it be very upsetting but it also tends to bring other issues to the fore so time is spent addressing these issues as opposed to focusing on the issue that you originally came to seek help for.

It follows a simple 3 step approach to help you make positive changes to your life

#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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage and its surrounding areas including; Gosmore, Knebworth, Langley, Walkern and Bragbury End.

To date, my clients have found working by Zoom really beneficial to them as it has meant that there is no need for them to make travel arrangements. It’s just one less thing to worry about in their lives.

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 about 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 I can help you to become the best version of yourself. 

Interesting facts about Stevenage

St Nicholas' Church Stevenage
  • Fairlands Valley covers an area of 120 acres, including 4 lakes.
  • Stevenage was the first new town to be designated under the New Towns Act of 1946.
  • Stevenage used to be the home of Vincent Motorcycles which built the first superbike which was the fastest production bike from 1948 to 1955.
  • The MARS rover was developed and built at Airbus Stevenage.
  • Stevenage was the first town with designated cycleways.
  • Stevenage has been the setting for a variety of films including Boston Kick Out and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.
  • Famous residents of Stevenage have included; Lewis Hamilton, Ashley Young, Kevin Phillips and Ian Poulter.
  • It is thought that the name Stevenage came from Old English meaning ‘The Place with the Stiff Oak’.
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