The two main styles of therapy I use are Transactional Analysis and Hypnotherapy. I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Body-centred therapy which are based on current developments in Neuroscience.
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a form of modern psychology that aims to support personal change as well as growth using a set of conceptual frameworks. It was developed in the 1960s by Dr. Eric Berne.
The three key concepts in transactional analysis psychotherapy that form the base for its approach are:
Ego-states: A major part of transactional analysis, are the 3 ego states Parent, Adult and Child these refers to the three main parts of your personality that each contain their own system of thoughts and behaviours. We can use these to understand our internal world and how we relate to others:
- Child ego-state: Behaviours, thoughts, and feelings replayed from one’s childhood
- Adult ego-state: Behaviours, thoughts and feelings in response to current situations
- Parent ego-state: Behaviours, thoughts, and feelings copied from parents
Transactions: We can analyse how ego-states interact in order to create our transactions. Communication is a very important indicator of how we see ourselves, others and the world at large. Understanding the difference between straightforward, crossed and ulterior transactions is a helpful way to improve our relationship with others.
Script Analysis: our life scripts are decisions we have made in early life that predetermine what we think, feel and behave. These are repetitive patterns that can often be traced to the injunctions and permissions placed on us as children. Because they operate unconsciously, they are out of our awareness. When these beliefs are brought to light in the process of therapy. We can establish ways to change negative patterns to our desired outcomes by making them conscious and redefining
Hypnotherapy is about using states of deep relaxation to align your unconscious mind with your goals in life. Hypnosis is a natural state of focused attention and heightened awareness, where you are able to open your mind to beneficial suggestions. This makes Hypnotherapy a powerful tool for smoking cessation, weight management and behaviour change.
Hypnotherapy is a way to access the vast power of the mind to bring about positive and beneficial changes. Each session is an inspiring and relaxing experience and the purpose of hypnotic relaxation is to help you enter a state where your mind is more flexible, more able to deal with problems and to develop solutions.
Which Form of Therapy?
One to One TherapyUsing Psychotherapy, counselling or hypnotherapy to support you in your desired outcome. Therapy can be a one off hypnotherapy session or psychotherapy on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.
Group TherapyA weekly therapy session with myself and a minimum of 5 others. We meet consecutively for 12 weeks. Group work can bring to life our relational tendencies and bring awareness to our connective belonging.
Immersive Experiences.Using the group dynamic in new environments. The experiences range from 3 day psycho-education events to 7-14 day nature retreats in Europe, North and South America.