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Psychotherapy

What conditions can Psychotherapy be used to treat?

Psychotherapy can be useful in treating a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Unwanted habits
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Depression

What will happen at your psychotherapy session?

I take an individualised approach based on your particular needs. Your first session will be longer to help me get an understanding of your situation. Sessions may or may not also include hypnosis, based on what I think to be most appropriate for your particular needs.

Some therapists charge by the hour, but my sessions don’t run to a set schedule in that way. Because I have my own premises, I don’t have to rush you out of the door and the session can take as long as is necessary. Sessions cost £60 however long they last.

Psychotherapy is sometimes called ‘the talking treatment’ (though it can involve other things too), so it will allow you to open up and explore what’s brought you to me.

I sometimes say to my clients that a problem is like pulling a thorn out of your heel. It may be uncomfortable at first, but it’s only once the thorn is out that you can begin to properly heal.

What actually is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy uses psychological methods to treat problems in how we think, feel or behave. The methods and thinking behind psychotherapy have probably been around for as long as people have suffered problems, but the term itself goes back to around the 19th century and in the 20th century it was popularised by leading figures such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

An important part of psychotherapy is storytelling. What do I mean by this? Well, there are stories that we tell ourselves every day, for example, “I’m somebody who is just not any good at things like X” or “I’m somebody who always has to do X”. Recognising these stories and understanding how we’ve come to believe them can help to start changing them.

One of my favourite sayings is “If you always do what you’ve always done – then you’ll always get what you always got.”

But if you’re reading this then you do want to make a change, don’t you?

What is hypno-psychotherapy?

You might have come to my site looking for hypnotherapy, and I do offer that. However, I am also a qualified hypno-psychotherapist, meaning that I can combine hypnotherapy with principles and practices from psychotherapy. In this way, I can help people with more complex problems than other hypnotherapists may be able to.

Are there different types of Psychotherapy?

You may have heard of psychotherapists subscribing to different forms of it, such as ‘Jungian’ (after Carl Jung who I mentioned earlier), Gestalt and numerous others. My hypno-psychotherapy training combined different schools of psychotherapy with hypnosis. As a result, I tailor my approach to suit your particular needs.

Online Psychotherapy Sessions

If circumstances or distance make it difficult for you to meet in person, I am also able to offer online psychotherapy sessions.

How can you book a psychotherapy session?

If you are ready to book a psychotherapy session then please contact me and we can discuss your next step in more detail.

Where am I based?

I’m based in Larbert. If you’re not sure how close that is to you, I’m:

  • 3.5 Miles from Falkirk (direct trains)
  • 9.1 Miles from Stirling (direct trains)
  • 9.9 Miles from Cumbernauld
  • 12.3 Miles from Linlithgow
  • 12.5 Miles from Alloa (direct trains)
  • 18 Miles from Dunfermline
  • 22.7 Miles from Glasgow (direct trains)
  • 30.7 Miles from Edinburgh (direct trains)