Change for the Better Therapy & hypnotherapy for emotional & psychological problems - Northampton & UK

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For individuals in a particularly difficult or distressing situation - whether personal, medical or work-related - psychological and emotional therapy can boost your ability to manage the situation and reduce or remove effects such as anxiety, panic, stress, low self-esteem, depression.

You may have decided that now is the time to be rid of an unwanted habit such as smoking, gambling, nail-biting, drinking too much alcohol or eating sweets. Hypnotic processes, NLP and Emotional Freedom Technique can all be useful tools to produce change.

For those experiencing stress, anxiety or depression relating either to the pandemic, lockdown or the removal of lockdown, psychological and emotional support can increase resilience and restore mental well-being. You will likely find that any emotional problems and unwanted habits which you had before lockdown were magnified by the restrictions and by fear. For depression you may have immediate alleviation of symptoms plus longer term resilience. Post-viral depression and other psychological or emotional difficulties may also be alleviated.

It may be that you would welcome freedom from emotional or psychological concerns so that you may live life to the fullest. Do you need emotional and psychological support to make an improvement, recover from a phobia or trauma or to deal with stress in your life? Do you need such support to help you manage a medical condition? As a sportsperson or performer you may wish to replace performance anxiety with increased confidence. Couples experiencing difficulties may benefit from emotional therapeutic support. My methods are solution-focussed which means that having agreed the solutions you want, we work to achieve those outcomes relatively quickly. Depending upon the concerns we are working with, solutions my be reached after a small number of consultations.

Perhaps you have decided that now is the time to be free of unhelpful, limiting beliefs, be slimmer, be relaxed rather than anxious, happier rather than burdened by depression. Or perhaps you need to recover from trauma or PTSD or you need to manage relationship breakdown, loss or grief. We can use NLP, coaching, hypnosis or hypnotherapy and Clinical EFT with concerns ranging from stress, bereavement, anxiety and trauma to helping you recover from relationship breakdown.

Your work life may be impeded by a personal difficulty such as depression, stress, anxiety, low confidence, limiting beliefs, grief PTSD or even a phobia. It may be that you have no specific difficulty but aim for wellness and improvement in your emotional and mental well-being. Whether you are working or retired, did you know that it is possible to increase your physical and mental well-being as you age?

"Getting older is inevitable; ageing is optional". Dr Mario Martinez

Perhaps you are looking for help from a hypnotherapist or practitioner of NLP and EFT in Northampton to develop excellence in a particular area of your work or personal life. It may be that you want to be generally more relaxed and happier in order to make the most of both your personal and your occupational life. You may have more control over wellness and illness prevention than you realise.

"The state of your health is dictated much more by your beliefs than your biology." Dr Christiane Northrup

Whatever your concern, we may work together to achieve the most helpful change for you. This need not be difficult: you may be surprised at how many changes can be brought about relatively quickly. Reducing performance anxiety in sport may be achieved in a couple of consultations. A phobia, for example, can often be dealt with in a single consultation though I would advise allowing for two. Using therapeutic and coaching methods for concerns such as trauma, anxiety or stress and personal developments such as changing unhelpful habits, changing limiting beliefs, enhancing confidence or increasing motivation, I recommend a change package: following an initial 30 minute phone assessment, 3 consultations of 80 minutes take place over a period of 6 - 8 weeks, reinforced with contact by email or phone. This contact supports any 'homework' which has been supplied and assists in putting change into practice. Similarly, I recommend a change package to complement medical treatment for chronic illness such as cancer and heart disease. For M.E. and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I recommend allowing for 6 sessions initially. These individual consultations will also be supported by contact between sessions.

Organisations aiming to promote emotional and mental well-being may refer employees, exeutives or volunteers to me for therapy and coaching.

Find out more here about what a Typical Session involves..

Alternatively, here's some information about our pricing.

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." LaoTzu

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My Approach

My name is Virginia Hayden. I can help you reduce emotional and psychological problems which are affecting your personal or work life. Together we can improve your well-being, behaviour, mental and overall health. Applying a range of tools from Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), hypnosis or hypnotherapy, coaching and Emotional Freedom Techniques (Clinical EFT), I can help you change by reducing or removing a personal difficulty and by enhancing your existing abilities.

As a practitioner of hypnosis, Clinical EFT, coaching and NLP, my solution-foccussed approach aims to help you achieve your own aims as smoothly, as quickly and as painlessly as possible whether we are working for improvements in health, behaviour, work or personal life. This is NOT the type of psychotherapy which entails you attending consultations for many months or years, taking its toll on your finances. My approach empowers and enables you to manage your particular situation and build resilience as quickly as possible. To support this process, I may give you 'homework' using tools we have used together during consultations. Between consultations you are encouraged to keep in touch and ask any questions you may have to make the most from the 'homework'.

All our conversations and the work we do together are completely confidential. This remains the case if you are referred to me by an employer, a family member, friend or colleague.

If you are troubled by past events, these trauma are addressed in a way which reduces pain and reduces any difficulties caused in your present life and work. I want to ensure that your focus is away from what you don't want and more definitely upon what it is you do want - how you want to be. Almost certainly you will learn new things about yourself. I think it is important that therapy and coaching should be as brief as possible and should be enjoyable. Therapy need not always be a serious process despite having serious aims. Be prepared to enjoy the experience and even to laugh.

If you prefer not to reveal some aspects of a problem, processes such as Clinical EFT and NLP may be used without spelling out these aspects. Whether we use hypnotherapy, Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques or NLP together, the intention is for you to become emotionally and psychologically stronger. To this end, it may be valuable to teach you certain tools from NLP and EFT to use in between sessions. In addition, such 'homework' contributes to the speed and effectiveness of our work together.

To read about Using Our Emotions, Emotions, Stress and Emotional Freedom Technique,Controlling Anxiety, Limiting beliefs, How to stop dieting and lose weight, Recovering from M.E./C.F.S or Relationships: deciding whether to stay or to leave and breaking up and loneliness, go to my Blog

The Body-Mind Connection and Medical Treatment

If you are receiving medical attention, Clinical Emotional Freedom Technique, NLP and hypnotherapy may each complement and support medical treatment. The body-mind connection means that our thoughts and feelings affect the chemistry of our whole body and therefore our health. For many disorders (including M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) by working with our thoughts and feelings, we may have a healing influence on our body.

Because emotions do affect our body and sometimes as pain, we may significantly reduce pain. For people at the end of life, tools such as Clinical EFT, hypnotherapy and NLP can provide valuable palliative support. It is important that if you come to me for complementary therapy to help with a medical problem (for example, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, neurological disorders) that the problem has been diagnosed by a medical professional. If appropriate - and with your permission - I may write to your doctor outlining the approach we are taking.

You can read a bit more about this here.

"There are undeniable links between our thoughts, the stress response and both our susceptibility to illness and our capacity to heal." Dr Candace Pert

Where I Work - Individual clients

UK-wide by Skype and phone.
Following face-to-face consultations it may be appropriate to continue working by Skype or phone. Or, if you prefer to use skype for your convenience, this may be arranged. If you have a disability or disabling health problem, we may work together exclusively by Skype and phone. Such consultations are particularly useful if you have M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Evening or weekend consultations may be arranged.

Face-to-face in Northamptonshire, Daventry and East Midlands.
My hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT practice in Daventry near Northampton is also within reach of Towcester, Banbury, Rugby, Coventry, Milton Keynes and the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.

Where I work - corporate and organisational clients

Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire
On-site for corporate and organisational clients

"In as much as we are human, we are all in need of help." Erich Fromm

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