Edinburgh Hypnotherapy
                                                                                           Counselling and Life Coaching
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"The task of counselling is to give the client an opportunity to explore, discuss and clarify ways of living more resourcefully and towards greater well-being".      Definition by B.A.C. (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Counselling is your opportunity to talk about your stuff, whatever it is that's going on in your life that you want to make sense of and take control of. Most people are not used to thinking about themselves and their own emotional reactions* let alone talking about them or understanding them, no matter what sex they are.

Talking to friends and relations is not quite the same thing as they will always have their own agenda and so may well finish your thoughts, sentences, for you before you have had a chance to fully understand them yourself and almost always with their own bias adding their own bits of good 'advice'. You may feel frustrated that they are not really understanding you or get what you are on about. On the other hand you may fear that they are judging you and forming misunderstood opinions about you and this will inhibit your exploration and progress. With over 30years of experience I am a good listener but will ask you the odd question from time to time to nudge you along in your exploration of yourself.

You may have had the experience when you have been to a counsellor who, after about 45mins, is starting to glance at the clock looking for a suitable moment to wind things up and bring the session to an end. You feel disappointed that you have to stop because you have really only just got going with your thoughts and feelings and finding them a bit more fluent. Suddenly you have to stop and you leave with a slight feeling of dissatisfaction of having not really got any answers or resolution. The following week you return and it is then like you have to start all over again.

Your session with me will last about 3.1/2 hours. This may seem like an awful long time but you will be amazed at how fast the time slips by. This way of working negates the stop-start hourly method that most counsellors/therapists use and much more can be achieved immediately.

In your session with me we keep going giving you the chance to really get your thoughts and feelings in order and begin to make sense of them. The session will find its own natural resolution and it is my experience over the years that this falls somewhere around 3.1/2 hours.

Most, but not all, sessions end with hypnotherapy for relaxation and dealing with the physical side-effects of stress and anxiety clearing your mind to be better able to cope with your issues and bring them to a satisfactory conclusion. Many clients have commented afterwards that it was the best 'chill-out' they have ever had. You will leave the session with a much clearer understanding of yourself together with tools that you can use to be in control of your life and to be creative in determining your future.


*Client comment:

"But my issue, if I had to put it in a box, was self-awareness. I lacked the tools to be able to step back and look at myself, my life, my wants and needs and evaluate them with any kind of perspective. I had no mechanism to hold an internal conversation with myself. I had no means of analysing my feelings. . . .  I made a lot of discoveries about myself . . . . I realized that I felt a warmth from knowing who I was, and what I wanted."  To read the full email click here.



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Neil Robinson 2013

Alcohol │ Addictions │ Anxiety │ Been dumped? │ Bad habits │ Bereavement │ Blushing │ Child Abuse │ Comfort eating │ Commitment │ Confidence │ Cosmetic Surgery
 │ Divorce │ Depression │ Driving Test │ Empty Nest Syndrome │ Erectile Dysfunction │ Exam nerves │ Excessive drinking │ Fear │ Fertility  │ Flying
 │ Getting Married │ Giving birth  │ Guilt from the past │ Insomnia │ Interviews │ Laser Surgery │ Morning Sickness  │ Nail-biting │ Overweight
Panic Attacks
 │ Phobia examples:   Bells   Birds   Commitment   Darkness   ● Flying   Needles │ Post-Traumatic-Stress │ Pregnant

 │ Public Speaking │ Redundant │ Relationship issues │ Regret about the past │ Self Confidence │ Self Esteem
Sex Performance
 │ Social Anxiety │ Student exam nerves │ Student Performance │ Smoking
 │ Taking control of life │ Unattractive │ Weight Loss

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