Hi, I'm Sue Watson and I'm a psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. That might sound like a bit of a mouthful, but essentially what it means is that I have all the training and experience I need to help you change whatever it is that's bringing you to therapy.
Depression is usually best approached with counselling though sometimes a combined approach may be appropriate. There are many types and depths of depression. Some people have depression for a relatively short period of time while others have longer lasting experiences. Whatever you're going through it's important to know that help is out there and you aren't alone. I can't click my fingers and magically make things okay, but I can help you to understand what's happening, why you're feeling the way you feel, and lend a hand in finding the best way through the darkness for you, so that you not only see the light at the end of the tunnel, but can actually step out of the darkness and into the light again.
Hypnotherapy and counselling are equally suited to working with anxiety and stress related issues. If you suffer from anxiety, in any of its various guises, it can literally take over your life.
This can be made worse by that constant feeling that you should be able to control it, that you should be able to 'pull yourself together' and 'get over it'. But like anyone else who's ever tried to tell themselves the same thing, it's just not that simple!
But there is hope, using either counselling or hypnotherapy (or a combination of both) we can work through some easy to learn techniques that will help you regain a sense of control in your life.
Hypnosis has been used as a form of pain relief for centuries - in some cases even before chemical anaesthetics and analgesics as we now know them had been developed.
There are many advantages to using hypnotic methods instead of chemical ones when it comes to pain management, it's safer and cheaper than chemical anaesthetics, there are no side effects, no recovery times, and no allergic reactions to worry about.
Hypnotic pain management techniques can work on a number of different levels ranging from numbing an injection site, to reducing the severity of chronic (ongoing) pain, and even to completely anaesthetising an area of the body.