Paul Thomas - Ceredigion Hypnotherapist
Paul Thomas M.W.F.H; M.S.H.A
I work from rooms in the town centres of Aberystwyth and Machynlleth.
As an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, I respect people's individual uniqueness; integrating dynamic tools for rapid change with hypnosis, counselling and gentle relaxation techniques where needed, to deal efficiently and effectively with many of today's issues and concerns...
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Training, qualifications & experience
Offering a professional, caring and confidential approach, I've been a practising therapist and personal development teacher in Mid Wales for fifteen years.
As a member of the World Federation of Hypnotherapists, I am bound by a strict code of conduct and monitored by highly experienced professionals. We are also committed to ongoing professional development and training.
I am also a registered member of the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC), which was established with government support, to regulate many complementary therapies.
The Department of Health has recommended that, where CNHC registers the complementary therapists in question, you consult with someone who is CNHC registered.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
If you can't see what you need help with listed above, please check my site (link below), or contact me. Thank you.
Please note: I cannot work with people diagnosed with mental illness. And I do not work with children. Thank you.
Full Cost Skype Telephone
Initial consultation (90 mins) - £60 £45
£10 per half hour
Subsequent sessions (60 mins) - £50 £40 £35
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Under certain circumstances, I can visit you at your home.
Each home visit is approx 90 mins - £60 within 15 miles of Aberystwyth or Machynlleth. A surcharge of 50p per mile is added after that.
I can also accompany you in certain situations where required, such as a hospital visit. Price on application.
My therapy rooms, on Aberystwyth sea-front and in Machynlleth town centre, are very comfortable, light and private. Complete confidentiality is always observed.
What to expect at the initial consultation
I will usually have asked you a few questions about what it is that you want to work with, and what you want to achieve, via phone or email, upon your booking the first session. But I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that, during the 90 minute initial consultation, I'll ask a few more questions.
Some will be purely for insurance purposes. For instance, as well as your own contact details, I'll need the name of your GP, and details of any medication you may have been prescribed. I'll also need to know about any psychiatric treatment or counselling you may have had in the past.
I'll ask you for a few details about your family and significant others, and I get everyone to give me some information about their childhood and their teen years, although there's often no need to explore any further than a basic outline.
Obviously, the main bulk of questions will concern the issue (or issues) for which you have come to see me; how long it's been a problem and what you would like to have happen. I'll also ask a few questions that are specially designed to give me an insight into what is likely to be the most appropriate therapeutic approach at this stage. I'll work with presenting symptoms where possible, and respect your personal goals.
Some clients need to talk more than others, and, as well as being useful in terms of information gathering, this can also be very therapeutic, when guided appropriately. I like to establish a warm, non-authoritarian and non-judgmental environment. Although I won't allow talking to take up session-time unnecessarily, there's usually an element of counselling during the first half of every session. Broadly 'humanistic' in my approach, I aim to provide the opportunity for self-awareness, self-realisation and personal growth.
Before I take you into hypnosis, I'll make sure you're comfortable and give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. By this time, I'll have an idea of the best way to proceed and how much we can expect to achieve straightaway. I'll teach you a simple self-hypnosis technique which you can use between sessions. This is reinforced on a CD which I'll give you to take away with you. We'll arrange a second session to suit you; usually sometime over the following fortnight.
I tailor the subsequent sessions to individual needs. We'll start with a discussion about what has happened for you since the previous session. The way I work will vary greatly, depending on the presenting symptom, the apparent underlying causes, the personality-type of the client and what changes there have been since the previous session.
My approach can encompass person-centred, free-association; suggestion hypnotherapy; NLP techniques; or a more psychodynamic style, which may include hypnoanalysis.
By the third session, most people will have noticed some improvement, and in many cases things will already be a lot better, and we can usually assess, by this stage, how many further sessions, if any, you might expect to need.