Professional, Compassionate and Affordable Hypnotherapy & Counselling

 Dr David Postlethwaite
Phd., BSc., PGCE.,Dip Cur Hyp.

Hypnotherapy & counselling; I have been a fully qualified practising Hypnotherapist and Counselling Psychologist since 1991.I am a member of various professional bodies including the Hypnotherapy Association,  Hypnotherapy Directory and the Institute of Holistic Therapies.

Hypnotherapy and Counselling are available from my Consulting rooms in  Gateshead.

I also offer an extensive range of Hypnotherapy including
audio downloads and CDs, all at extremely affordable prices.

Why did I choose Hypnotherapy

 I first started practising Hypnotherapy in 1990. I found that it was a very effective and quick way of helping people stop smoking, lose weight.  It can also relieve and help with more deep-seated psychological issues. It was truly amazing to see how very many issues can be helped with just one session and could transform a life.  It is alwaays my aim to minimise the number of sessions my clients need, many issues can be solved in one session and I aim to solve all issues within no more than three sessions.

What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy  utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about positive subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

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A recognised therapy

Hypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress-related issues and for a range of long-term conditions. In recent years this therapy has gained recognition in the medical world.  A recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Many have found the process to be incredibly effective when used in tandem with a traditional treatment or when used independently after other avenues have been exhausted. ­

High success rates

I use Hypnotherapy to help my clients with a whole range of issues, from quitting smoking and losing weight, overcoming all fears and phobias, addictions and habits, stress, depression and much much more. I have a success rate of over 96% and unlike many other therapists I will help you with no more than three affordable sessions and many issues are solved with just one..

What is Counselling

Counselling is a unique, one-to-one relationship. We agree to meet privately at my Gateshead Consulting room. The aim is to restore your emotional confidence. It is different from any other relationship that you may have as it is focused 100% on you. I will provide you with a safe place to be yourself.
To say in confidence what you truly feel, without fear of judgment, criticism or unwanted advice.

Talk is good for you

Talking about your feelings is a necessary part of therapy, which might seem strange to you at first. When something is getting you down, counselling can help you gain a clearer understanding of your emotions. This allows you to deal better with whatever is in your life at this moment in time, whatever has happened in the past. I will listen to you carefully, paying attention to the things that matter to you. When you cannot see the wood for the trees, I will help you to see your own strengths.

The counselling relationship is a professional one and the boundaries and expectations of it are different from a friendship. For example, I will not meet you socially or expect you to remember my birthday. Our relationship is limited by the length of time of your counselling sessions.  Your name and in-session work are held in confidence by me and are destroyed after your engagement has ended.

Sessions designed just for you

The frequency of sessions can be arranged to suit your needs but is usually weekly at the beginning. I prefer to see clients, on the same date and time where possible and each session lasts between 50 and 60 minutes.

After you start your sessions, I will usually review how things are going with you. I will check what you find helpful and what, if anything, might not be helping you. It is good if you can say honestly what you feel during the review.

Finally, there is never any obligation to continue with sessions once you feel ready to stop.

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