All our therapies listed below are available as a personal consultation or an on-line service by Skype or telephone. This helps those people who are unable to visit in person who need help. Free consultation is available before committing to booking sessions.
Julie Langton Smith
Hypnotherapy aims to help a person overcome negative patterns of thought/behaviour by using the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious changes. This is thought to help at a deep level when the person needs support to make changes that they feel they are struggling with at a conscious level. Hypnotherapy does not make someone go to sleep, it helps to connect to a deeper part of the brain which opens up to positive suggestion when relaxed. A person receiving this treatment is always aware and there is no sensation of being out of control.
Hypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress related issues and for a range of long-term conditions. In recent years, it has been recognised by the medical world after a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) endorsed hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Types of Hypnotherapy at the Langton Smith Clinic
Traditional/suggestion hypnotherapy involves the therapist imparting a series of ‘suggestions’ to the subconscious mind with a view to positively influencing thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This form of hypnotherapy is often employed in situations where there is no root cause that needs addressing, and can also be used effectively on a short-term basis to foster change in a limited number of sessions.
A hypno-pscyhotherapist differs from a hypnotherapist in that they will have undertaken training in psychotherapy theory and practice. This integrative approach utilises both techniques to help with deeper problems that may not be able to be addressed with hypnotherapy alone (for example trauma or abuse), allowing the therapist to use their training and skills in psychotherapy to provide a supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship.