Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy & Counselling

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Counselling To Assist & Guide You

Safe and confidential counseling specifically designed to bring about positivity while effectively handling any challenges or emotional issues that have affected your life.

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Group Work

Stress Management and Resilience

We offer a variety of programs and group courses that are focused on Stress Management and Resilience.

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CB Hypnotherapy
Therapy that provides you with powerful techniques to help you overcome various problems.
Counselling
Counselling that is specifically designed to assist with personal or psychological issues.
Group Work
Programs and courses for private or business groups to provide core tools and mechanisms.

Counselling For All

Suited For Every Situation

Counselling can be extremely important when comes to exploring your thought process, whether it may be in a discoverable manner, or when you are experiencing certain problems in your life. Having the ability to control your emotions with clarity and direction can bring about the awareness needed for positive outcomes.

Self-Esteem

Having positive self-esteem is not selfish it is central to who we are and how we perceive ourselves. Counselling for low self-esteem takes courage.

Addiction Recovery

If you were asked to think of addiction, many people would say alcohol straight away.  But that’s not the case.  There are many addictive behaviours.

Depression

Depression is an illness that varies in severity; from struggling with low mood that stops you enjoying life to more severe clinical depression and for some feeling suicidal.

People Pleasing

Everyone loves a people pleaser, someone who never says no; we all have struggled with pleasing sometimes, because of our need to fit in.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

A Wide Array Of Treatments

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotheray or CBH is the primary evidence-based approach to hypnotherapy, and draws heavily upon psychological research on hypnosis and suggestion. An attempt is always made to find the correct working model to explain and find solutions to the problems you are facing.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy can be utilized as a mechanism to assist with different mental and physical health problems as well as for various disorders including anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, pain relief, addictions, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and low self-esteem. I work hand-in-hand with you to help you overcome the many challenges that we as individuals generally have to face.

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Anxiety

Do you suffer from panic attacks, specific phobias, excessive worrying, social stress or unbearable fears that may bring about unrealistic worry and tension.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you suffer from cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhoea or constipation, or both? Then you are experiencing the symptoms of IBS.

Sleeping Disorders

Do you frequently experience restless nights or the inability to fall asleep and even stay asleep? Are you constantly fatigue?

Stress

Do you feel like you are constantly worrying and not able to relax? Do you worry about things completely out of your control?

A Wide Array Of Treatments

How Does it Work?

Step 1:

Schedule your Consultation

If you wish to have a chat with me regarding how I can help you then simply give me a call before you schedule your consultation.  We can discuss what treatment is best for you, and book an appropriate time for you to have your first session.

Step 2:

We discuss your problem and create a strategy

I will identify the core underlying reasons for the problems you are experiencing and determine the most effective plan to help you through these challenging times. Side-by-side we will work to find the best solution for you.

Questions patients ask

Frequent Questions

Below is a list of commonly asked questions regarding my Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy services.

What is Counselling?

It is a talking therapy, that involves a qualified therapist who will listen to your worries and help you to resolve your personal or psychological difficulty.

How do I know if I need Counselling?

If you are constantly thinking about the same issue and feeling sad, or something is stopping you fully engaging in your life and you are not sure why, then you may need counselling. You might be feeling anxious and struggling to sleep at night and not sure what is at the root of your anxiety. Having such constant worry can leave you feeling mentally and physically exhausted; counselling will help you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings.

It can be daunting asking for help and some people may view it as a sign of weakness. But it is not, it a sign of personal strength and courage and that you want to improve your life.

What is expected of you?

You will be encouraged to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential place free of critical judgments it will help you to get a better understanding of your distress and help you to find your own solution.

What does Counselling help with?

The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) says Counselling changes lives.  And I agree, counselling offers clarity for you a way forward into living a life that is in tune with your own values.  It can have a positive impact on mental and emotional well-being for many difficulties, creating a harmony with issues such as accepting your sexuality, low self-esteem, depression, addictive behaviour, childhood sexual abuse, assertiveness, domestic abuse and many other emotional difficulties.

Counselling for low self-esteem – Self-esteem is the opinion we have about ourselves, such as “I am worthy” as well as emotional states such as pride in oneself.  Low self-esteem is a symptom of many emotional difficulties.

We can all have a bad day and go through difficult times, which make us feel uncertain about yourselves and our abilities in relationships and work.   There are also times when nothing seems to go right.  But for some, the feeling of worthlessness is always there.  If you are struggling with low self-esteem, you may feel you are unlovable, awkward or useless.  You may be pessimistic and have fewer expectations from your life, lack self-confidence and neglect your own needs.  Your negative self-belief becomes a fact in your mind and your negative self-image has become how you describe yourself.

Difficult life experiences can contribute to having a low self-esteem; such as experiencing prejudice, discrimination, being bullied or having been abused; or your self-esteem may have suddenly changed because of money worries or your physical health.

Having positive self-esteem is not selfish it is central to who we are and how we perceive ourselves.  Counselling for low self-esteem takes courage to explore the things you don’t like about yourself and want to change, it allows you the time to look back and review your life story; to reflect clearly on your current situation without feeling blame.  To appreciate the qualities in you, to have a better relationship with yourself, and others; to feel good about your true self.

How long will it take?

Everybody is different.  For some, it may be just a few sessions but for others, it may take a little longer.

We agree to meet weekly and how many sessions, with regular reviews on how you are feeling.

How much does counselling cost?

£45.00 for 60 minutes.

Concessions for over 65’s and students.

My approach to Counselling

As an Integrative Counsellor my work is based on honesty and equality.  I work creatively, drawing from other therapeutic approaches to suit your needs.  I do not give advice or tell you what to do.  You know what hurts and together you can find the courage to listen to yourself to increase your self-knowledge to be able to listen and trust your intuition, to value yourself, to be kind to yourself, to accept yourself to make healthy choices to take your vision into action.

If you are having suicidal thoughts and are in desperate need of support;

  • the Samaritans’ offer a 24hour free telephone helpline and the telephone number is 116 123.
  • if you have seriously harmed yourself and your life is in danger then call 999 and ask for an ambulance.

If you are worried about someone:

  • try to get them to talk to you and you just listen
  • You can call their GP and ask for an emergency appointment
  • If the person’s life is in danger you can call 999 and ask for an ambulance or take the person to A and E.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy?

It is a talking therapy that integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Hypnosis. It focuses on present time difficulties, teaching you coping skills and self-hypnosis.

Empowering you to resolve your own difficulties in the future.

What does it help with?

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is used in the treatment of General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias, self-confidence, Insomnia and exam stress.  It can also help break destructive habits such as alcohol addiction, smoking and a range of long-term health conditions such as Pain Management.  Furthermore, it is gaining steam in the medical world after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised it as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ?

CBT is grounded in the concept that your feelings, thoughts, physical sensations and actions are interconnected and that your thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious circle.

It is a short-term talking therapy that focuses on helping deal with your current problems, creating practical ways to improve your state of mind.

Treatment plans are formulated using scientific research which are evidence-based and consistent with your goals of therapy.

How does it work?

It focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. The aim of therapy is to teach you about your symptoms and how your problems are maintained. The interventions are designed to be educational so skills can be learnt and practised.

Once you have a greater sense of self-awareness and new knowledge, you will feel empowered and be able to generalize your new skills to meet your own needs, improving your own emotional well-being.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can be defined as focused attention on a dominant idea that influences an interaction with both your mind and body.

Hypnosis is not something I do to you, but rather something you do to yourself.  You will be responding to your imagination.  You will be in control the whole time.

You will not be asleep.  You will be aware of being in a hypnotic state and can stop anytime you want to.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a psychological therapy that uses the power of suggestion to encourage greater healing and create the positive change you are looking for.

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis works on reprogramming your irrational unhelpful beliefs with new rational and helpful beliefs, using focused attention in a relaxed state.

Using relaxation, you will be guided to reach a state where the conscious part of your mind is relaxed allowing your sub-conscious mind to be open to the positive suggestions.

What happens in the sessions?

In the first session, it is a gathering of information and you will be encouraged to talk about your thoughts, feelings and physical reactions; to establish how your symptoms are affecting your day to day life.  And to agree with the goals of therapy.

In the second and following sessions, the treatment interventions will begin.  We may agree that it would be beneficial for you to practise things in-between sessions such as to complete a thought diary.  But don’t worry you will never be pushed into doing something, that you don’t feel comfortable with.

You will need to commit to working together in the therapy sessions and to attend all the planned sessions.

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We Offer Various Workshops & Group Work!

We offer three different types of workshops. The first workshop is Stress Management and Resilience Building. The second is Skills to Managing Your Anxiety. The third workshop is Progressive Relaxation Training. Each workshop is three hours in length. Workshops are run bi-monthly for each area.  In groups with a maximum of 12 people.

My Biography

About Me

Hello, I’m Diane Woolrich, and I am a down to earth natural people person who is committed to helping people just like you to live a healthier, more rewarding and fulfilling life that is true to you. I am an experienced counsellor with a wealth of experience having previously worked for several years as a volunteer for a mental health charity helping many people with a wide range of emotional difficulties; such as low self-esteem, depression, sexual identity and after counselling people have felt calmer, confident and in more control of their lives.

To help others live a life that is true to themselves, To be free from negative thoughts and behaviours, To be kind to themselves, To be able to fulfil their true potential.

The other area I specialise in is Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy working in this way with my client’s gives me more opportunities to help more people with not only emotional difficulties but with very real immobilising health conditions, and to help people improve their health by breaking self-destructive habits.  Furthermore, being able to work with health-related problems therapeutically extends and complements my background working in health, as an Operating Department Practitioner.

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What my clients say

Client Testimonials

Take a look at some of my client testimonials below

For years I suffered from anxiety, self-doubt and constant worry, I was very self-critical and my negative thought patterns held me back both in my personal life and my career. I sought help from Diane, I’m so glad I made this decision. From the moment I met her I felt at ease, she’s a very warm, welcoming and caring professional, I felt she understood me and gave me the time to open up and explore my feelings. The techniques she taught me has brought lots of positive changes in different areas of my life, these skills have enabled me to break the cycle of negative thinking, recognise my achievements, have compassion for myself and the confidence to strive for goals I never dared to try to achieve. Her thoughtful words and compassion have made such a difference I feel much more confident and positive about my future, I can’t thank her enough, I’m truly grateful. read more

I first went to see Diane to help me with confidence and assertiveness, however with her expertise and calm, trustworthy manner she immediately uncovered more deep-lying issues that I struggled with on a daily basis. Diane’s skills and knowledge revealed that I suffered from low self-esteem and anxiety that I did not know I had, and I was using bad habits to mask these. With her authentic compassion and a friendly, professional approach, Diane has helped to guide me in a healthy direction. She has taught me many coping skills that I can call on in my journey ahead. Diane knows how to ask the right questions and uncover issues in a safe and comfortable way and, as a result, she has empowered me. Diane has helped me to understand my bad habits and provide the tools to break them. Diane has guided me to be true to myself, an invaluable awareness for which I will be forever grateful. read more

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