Hypnotherapy in Stotfold

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Ian Murton in woods with his sons

I’m Ian and I offer hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in Stotfold and its surrounding areas including; Fairfield, Shefford, Henlow, Clifton and Arlesey.

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.

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

Hypnotherapy and mental health well-being service in Stotfold 

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.

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 all 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.

There are many conditions in which high anxiety levels are symptomatic. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is however extremely versatile, amongst other things it can be used to help people:

Therapy for children in Stotfold

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 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.

The solution-focused method is in fact so effective, that the NSPCC use it as their approach to improving children’s mental health and well-being. 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 well-being. 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.

 Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in Stotfold

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 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 therefore we always begin with the end in mind. We look at what you want to achieve (the solution) as opposed to what prompted you to seek help (the problem).

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses a simple 3 step process to help people make positive changes to their lives. 

#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 Stotfold 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 Stotfold and its surrounding areas including; Fairfield, Shefford, Henlow, Clifton and Arlesey.

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 regarding using online hypnotherapy here.

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Moving forward

If you live in and around Stotfold and would like to find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you, please get in touch using my contact form. I offer an initial consultation where I 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 Stotfold

Stotfold Mill and Nature Reserve
  • It is thought that Stotfold Mill has stood at its present site on the banks of the River Ivel for over 1,000 years. The last family to own the mill were the Randall family from 1873 until 1966.
  • A fire brought devastation to the Mill in 1992 however a group of local volunteers started a trust to ensure its refurbishment. In 2006 after much hard work the Mill once again ground flour. The Nature Reserve situated behind the Mill was officially opened in 2011.
  • The old Three Counties Asylum was built on a 253-acre site in 1856. It served as a mental asylum for residents of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Huntingdon. It has since been redeveloped into apartments and in 2013 it became part of the Parish of Fairfield.
  • Stotfold has a population of roughly 9,000 people.
  • Stotfold Football Club is nicknamed ‘The Eagles’. They play their home matches at Arlesey Rd which has a capacity of 1,500. The first recorded football to take place at Stotfold occurred in 1904.
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