As I'm sure you are aware, current lockdown rules mean unessential services are unable to operate. Mental health services are though still able to operate if they comply with safety measures.
Unfortunately my consulting room is very small and it is not possible to maintain proper distancing; I do not think it is possible conduct serious therapy in masks or with the window open in winter!
I have therefore taken the decision to concentrate on the services that I can provide by VSee, Skype or even good old telephone. This means, primarily smoking cessation but also stress relief, nail-biting, exam nerves etc. Unfortunately hypnoanalysis is not suitable for online administration and so I'm unable to offer treatment for the conditions that I would normally use this for: anxiety, depression, etc.
If you aren't sure, please don't hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to advise and if I can't help I will point you in the direction of someone who can.
Alternatively, you may still wish to receive further information on the unique therapy that is hypnoanalysis. Again, I am happy to answer any questions you might have and even conduct a free, no obligation initial consultation by phone. With the arrival of vaccines, it would appear that the end of this is in sight and it looks possible at the time of writing that lockdown rules could be eased as early as February. I will resume "live" face to face sessions as soon as possible so please feel free to register your interest. If you wish to book your first consultation for analytical therapy, I will give a free session for some "Stress-busting" techniques to keep you going while you wait.
ABOUT ONLINE THERAPY.
With most therapists now operating online only, you may be wondering how it all works and perhaps, does it work at all by this method?
If so you will be surprised to learn that therapy given in this way has been shown to be just as effective as face to face (i).
Hypnotherapists have for a very long time utilised the technology of the day to make recordings for clients to listen to at home or the telephone to give sessions - all to good effect (ii) and online therapy is merely an extension of this.
I offer consultations via VSee in the main as it's easy to do and good quality. It is a specialist telemedicine platform widely used by doctors and medical professionals in the USA and worldwide and is completely safe and confidential. Shortly before the appointment time, an email is sent to you inviting you to click on a link that takes you to a virtual waiting room. You then wait for me to join you (for those who, like me, are not brilliant at this sort of thing, yes it really is that simple and that's why I like it!).
If you already have a favourite platform, Skype, Zoom, Messenger etc. and would prefer to use that then we can do so or the phone is another alternative if you prefer.
I offer a free, no obligation introductory consultation where we can have a trial run, obviously you will need a quiet space where you will be comfortable and uninterrupted.
A PayPal link will be sent to you for payment in advance of the appointment.
So please do get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you - and even seeing you in the very near future!