I am a
hypno-psychotherapist and mind coach based in Cork City,
Ireland. I am also an accredited supervisor with
experience in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, coaching,
counselling, primary healthcare and personnel
This page is intended to be a portal for my various
practices - there is some brief information below but
much more detail can be found by following the links
above and in the left hand panel.
effective theraputic intervention to use varies according
to the individual client and according to the presenting
symptoms, so it impossible to give a precise guide as to
how a case might be treated. Every therapist needs a
comprehensive tool box to dip into and there are far too
many tools than it is possible to list here, but they fall
into three basic categories:
This is what most people
associate with hypnotherapy. Every hypnotherapist
employs suggestion. Positive suggestions are offered in
a trance state which encourage the subconscious
mind to change a thought pattern or behaviour. This
approach is often effective for habits such as
nail-biting and is probably most commonly used in
cessation therapy, when combined with NLP (see below).
More advanced suggestion
techniques include the virtual gastric band approach for
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Moving beyond simple habit
removal, hypno-psychotherapy is the treatment of
neuroses under hypnosis, typically involving regression
work to find and remove the root cause of the client's
problem (analytical hypnotherapy). It is
indicated where a degree of anxiety is present but the
cause of the anxiety is not evident. Examples of
conditions would include depression, generalised anxiety disorder,
and many issues surrounding sex including erectile
dysfunction and vaginismus. More detail is available on
my main web site.
used include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
which is particularly useful in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Not every hypnotherapist
is qualified as a psychotherapist, so be sure to
check first that your choice of therapist is
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If you want to know more
about therapy, I would encourage you to explore my web
site using the links on this page, and to contact me directly if you wish.
is used in everything I
do. It is the science of understanding how what we
think affects how we feel and how we act and respond
to the world, and of accessing the subconscious mind
in order to
re-program and change those responses for the better. It
is used extensively in the coaching role (see below).
In therapy, where the cause of anxiety is known and is in
the present rather than hidden somewhere in the past, a
simpler briefer approach using NLP
is indicated. Examples would be
, public speaking anxiety and
such as dogs, spiders,
snakes and of flying. Very occasionally a phobia can
require deeper analytical
work, but this is
Coaching can be of enormous
benefit in all aspects of life. By using
NLP, you can literally learn to program your mind into
more resourceful states and free yourself from
procrastination and self doubt. Discover what really
makes you happy, and then go and get it!
Business coaching is of
great benefit in improving confidence, communication
skills, planning, time management and much more.
Whatever your business, a good coach can help you get
your priorities right and begin to achieve your goals
with greater ease. In
this time of economic uncertainty, the best
business investment is your own improved performance and
sportsmen and sportswomen know the importance of being in
the right midset;, being "in the zone". NLP coaching is
about exactly that. Learn to master your nerves and
perform at your peak.
Find out more about NLP
mind coaching by following this link.
Supervision is mandatory for professionals
in the fiields of psychotherapy and counselling and also
for members of hypnotherapy and coaching professional
bodies. Supervision provides a safe medium for a
therapist, coach, counsellor, or manager to reflect on
their work in a non-judgemental manner for the well
being of both the supervisee and his/her clients.
More information about supervision can be found here.