Contemporary Psychotherapy

It has been a long time since Freud developed his ideas about the unconscious and how we can find ourselves at the mercy of limiting behaviours rather than free to choose what is most healthy and healing for us.

The idea of Contemporary Psychotherapy is to take the insight of the best therapists from Freud to the present day, and use it to develop an integrated approach which takes full account of the clients’ needs.

Hypnosis

The healing qualities of hypnosis have been undervalued for too long. Hypnosis can encourage profound change and healing, as well as inspire a very different way of relating to our mental and physical capabilities. A good example of this is my research work into hypnosis and menstrual health.

NLP

At its best, NLP is an incredibly powerful yet gentle tool that can shed light on the way we interpret and navigate the world. It shifts focus from the outside world to the inner, highlighting our motives and intentions and, most importantly, giving us access to change we never knew we had.

Neuroscience

This is a very exciting time for psychotherapists, as neuroscience is beginning to shed graphic light on the efficacy of talking therapy and how it can encourage neural networks to build new and healing pathways.

Far from being fixed, our brains are far more plastic than we have been led to believe, and neuroscientific research is informing us of the best ways to encourage this plasticity and therefore bring about increased choice and thus change.

Neuroscience is also confirming that NLP and hypnosis are wonderful tools for encouraging plasticity and change.