Professional, Compassionate and Affordable
Dr David Postlethwaite
Phd., BSc., PGCE.,Dip Cur Hyp.
I have been a fully qualified practising Hypnotherapist and Counselling Psychologist since 1991 and 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 or in the comfort of your own home
(North East England only).
I also offer an extensive range of Hypnotherapy including
audio downloads and CDs, all at extremely affordable prices.
Why did I choose Hypnotherapy
When I first started practising Hypnotherapy I found that it was a very effective and quick way of helping people stop smoking, lose weight, and help with more deep-seated psychological issues. It was truly amazing to see how just one session could transform a life. Today it saddens me when I read of therapists who claim that their clients will need multiple sessions because this is simply just not true. Almost all the people I see only ever need one session.
What is Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about positive subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
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 after 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 am very proud of my success rate of over 96% and even more proud to say that unlike many other therapists I will help you with just one affordable session.
What is Counselling
Counselling is a unique, one-to-one relationship. We agree to meet privately at either of my consulting rooms or in the comfort of your own home. 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, especially if you are used to bottling things up. When something is getting you down, counselling can help you gain a clearer understanding of your emotions. Feeling that these are OK 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, resources and opportunities you may not have seen before.
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 and your name, address 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 to 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 as I can adapt my approach to suit you better.
Finally, there is never any obligation to continue with sessions once you feel ready to stop.
Visit me in my Gateshead Consulting room
Arrange a home Vist (Hypnotherapy only)