Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Talking about the things that trouble you can be difficult, I offer a safe, confidential, supportive space for you to explore your uncomfortable feelings whether they are as a result of your past, present circumstances or patterns that no longer serve you well.
Sometimes our experiences create self limiting thoughts and behaviours that reduce our capacity to enjoy life and choose a direction that is appropriate for our wellbeing.
Feeling anxious or lacking in self confidence can be so draining, I can help you find a different perspective and choice of how to be, empowering you to feel content and at ease.
It is not only when in crisis that people choose to seek counselling but also to gain a deeper understanding and develop new ways of coping, enhancing a sense of well-being.
I have been a client centred counsellor for over 25 years and use psychodynamic and behavioural approaches depending on what is appropriate for you.
I am also a trained and experienced hypnotherapist which can be a useful adjunct to counselling. It is important for you to feel comfortable working with me so there is no obligation after our first meeting which is as much for you to decide if you do indeed feel a sense that you would grow to trust me as I accompany you on your journey towards a more empowered contented way of being.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis can be defined as an absorption in inner experience, which, together with appropriate suggestions, can facilitate helpful changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Hypnosis can also facilitate physiological change and has been shown to be effective in treating individuals with a variety of difficulties. These conditions include; Infertility, IVF preparation, Hypnosis for Childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxieties, fears and phobias and habit control e.g. weight loss and maintenance, stopping smoking, trichotillomania (hair pulling) and nail biting.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis and no one can be hypnotised against his or her will. There is no magic to achieving success with hypnosis. Almost anyone who chooses too can reach a deep level of relaxation and redirected focus. In hypnosis you are not unconscious or asleep. You are in an altered state of awareness. More importantly, the hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind and one we enter involuntarily many times a day. It manifests itself in daydreaming, in that lovely warm relaxed state between sleep and wakefulness at least twice a day (for most people)
How often have you driven a well known route and wondered when you arrived, just how you got there because you can’t remember the journey?
Answer: your subconscious took over. There is no special feeling of being ’in hypnosis’, just a feeling of deep relaxation just like when you are staring into a fire and realise that you are being called and that you have been called for some time, but you only just realised that it is ’your’ name that you could hear…that is the state of hypnosis.
Many people ask "Can I be hypnotised?" or say "I can’t be hypnotised", some out of uncertainty, some out of fear or distrust. You may well doubt that you can be hypnotised. Well, most people can
be if they want to be - people can’t be hypnotised against their will any more than they can be made to do things that they really don’t want to do. Nor do people say things that they don’t want to
say. The key is that you have to be willing to be hypnotised and agree to it.
After the initial information gathering of the first session you can expect to need to commit to 3 -6 sessions but for more chronic conditions a few more may be appropriate. To find out more, contact me so that I can give you an individual assessment of whether hypnotherapy is likely to be useful for you.
About my qualifications & experience
I am trained to Post Graduate level in Applied Hypnosis at University College London (UCL) PgDip Hypnosis and Client Centred Counselling at University of Hertfordshire PgDip Counselling
I am a member of:
British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Standards and Code of Ethics.
The British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)
I presented to the BSCAH (British Society for Clinical & Academic Hypnosis) National Conference and has been invited to teach at the BSCAH on Clinical Hypnosis for health care professionals at the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in January 2009 to 2013 specialising in hypnosis for Infertility & Childbirth.
I was commissioned to write the Chapter on Hypnosis for Childbirth in an academic book on Hypnosis, published by Wiley, The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice, which is now available.
I am a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and abide by The Wise Hippo birthing Programme UK code of Ethics
My fees, which are reviewed annually, are currently as follows:
£75 per session, which is one and a half hours long for counselling with hypnosis.
£50 per hour session for counselling alone, if more appropriate.
Payments are made at the time of the consultation by cash, cheque or BACS.
CANCELLATIONS AND MISSED APPOINTMENTS
Please give at least 48 hours notice if you want to change or cancel an appointment. This enables me
to offer it to someone else. The full fee be payable if an appointment is missed.
Diana Tibble RSHom
PgDip Counselling & Hypnosis
Hampshire PO10 7GE
The Verulam Clinic
Hertfordshire AL1 3TG
Feel free to give me a call to book an appointment, or to discuss, without obligation, before you decide if you would like to book an appointment.