Frequently Asked Questions

Just Mind Therapy, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Coaching, Mentoring, Leighton Buzzard UK

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Where is your practice?

My practice is located in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK. If arriving by car, there's dedicated parking out front and plenty of street parking.

Alternatively, I'm around 10 minutes' walk from Leighton Buzzard Train Station.

What can I expect when working with you?

My preferred method of working is interactive and educational. Of course, we'll spend time discussing what changes you want to make. But once we have a mutual understanding of what challenges you're facing now, we'll move quickly on to where you want to be. And to making those changes.

In my experience, repeated over-analysing and rehashing of past events does more harm than good. Part of my work is to show you how and why our minds get stuck in these unhelpful patterns. And to teach you new ways of being and responding.

If you have any questions or would like to talk more about what it'll be like to work together, do get in touch. Either by using the contact form below, or giving me a call on +44(0)7763 849 185.

Alternatively, feel free to send me a message through my facebook page.

I have a few questions about hypnosis...

Essentially, hypnosis is a shortcut to the naturally-occurring REM state. The is the brain's natural 'programming' state which it uses for learning and dreaming. It's not something that's 'done to' you.

We get access to the REM state by getting you to relax deeply. We can then update old patterns and behaviours with more helpful ones.

You won't be asleep when in hypnosis. You'll be conscious and focussed. And very, very calm. Even if you normally have trouble relaxing.

Despite what you may have heard, everyone can be hypnotised. And it's likely you are regularly. Whenever you get fully absorbed in TV show, a book, or a good story someone's telling you. You're accessing some level of the REM state.

We don't have to use hypnosis during your session with me if you'd prefer. Though aside from it being a very pleasurable and relaxing experience, you may well find making and keeping changes much quicker and more effective if we do.

And just in case you were wondering - no, you can't get stuck in hypnosis. Nor can I get you to cluck like a chicken. (Unless, of course, that's something you're keen on working up to).

Still have more questions? Feel free to contact me using the form at the bottom of this page. Or send me a message through my facebook page.

Alternatively, feel free to give me a call on +44(0)7763 849 185.

How do we start working together?

Usually we'll start with a short telephone consultation. This allows us both to ask questions, get to know each other, and both decide if we feel working together will be of benefit to you. We can then schedule your first session.

Additionally, you're more than welcome to visit me for a free consultation if you'd prefer to speak in person rather than over phone.

To discuss booking a session, a free consultation, or even just an informal chat, feel free to send me a message using the contact form below.

Alternatively, contact me through my facebook page. Or give me a call on +44(0)7763 849 185.

How many sessions will I need, how long, and how much?

Change work using a solution-focussed integrative approach is much faster than the older-style psychoanalysis methods. Even so, everyone is different. So it's not easy to say exactly how many sessions you'll need. Though,, in many cases, I see people for between 3 and 6 sessions.

Our sessions will be 90 minutes each at a rate of £60 per session. With payment either by cash at the end of the session or bank transfer beforehand.

Ideally, we'll schedule your sessions a week apart. This will give you time to absorb and integrate the changes we make, as well as carry out any tasks we've agreed on. Though more space between sessions may be preferable for a number of reasons and this is absolutely something we can discuss working with.

If your financial situation is difficult, drop me a line and we can chat about what might be possible.

When are you available?

My usual hours of practice are currently weekday evenings and weekends.

Send me a message using the form below to check my availability. Or send me a message through my facebook page.

Alternatively, feel free to give me a call on +44(0)7763 849 185.

What if I need to cancel a session?

I appreciate life can be more than uncertain at times. However, if you have cancel a session with less than 24 hours' notice, I'll need to charge you in full if I'm unable to otherwise fill the slot. Though I will do my utmost to do so.

Can you offer me any kind of guarantee?

If someone is prepared to put real work in and to try things differently, I'm absolutely confident we can make progress. Though (sadly) therapists aren't magicians.

Everyone is different. And some things can take some people longer to change. Both attitude and expectation play a huge part in therapeutic success. And that's one of the reason's an initial consultation is so important: to ensure we're both on the same page about what you want to achieve and how we intend to get there.

Is everything I say to you private and confidential?

I work to a strict code of confidentiality which is required by the General Hypnotherapy Register, General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, and Complimentary Natural Healthcare Council.

Unless I'm required to share by court order or otherwise by law, anything we discuss is kept strictly between you and me. Even the fact that you've come to see me.

Still got questions?

Just Mind Therapy, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Leighton Buzzard UK

Use the form below to send me a message if you've got more questions. Or if want to book a session or talk about arranging a free consultation.

Or even if you'd just like me to call you for a brief chat about how we might work together.

Alternatively, feel free to send me a message through my facebook page, or give me a call on +44(0)7763 849 185.

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