I have been practicing in Barrowford for over thirty years in Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling. I employ whichever approach is appropriate to the problem.
I have has also worked as a Health Visitor in that time across East Lancashire
I have a particular interest in Panic Attacks and also deal with relationship problems, phobias, eating disorders, stopping smoking, anger management and psycho-somatic conditions.
I subscribe to the code of practice, confidentiality and public liability insurance policies of the National Register of Psychotherapists & Hypnotherapists
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The clinic is on the corner of Halstead Lane where it meets the main road. Plenty of parking is available close by.
This book is billed as a TA fairy story. TA, for the uninitiated, stands for Transactional Analysis. It seems to be rather dated now and redolent of flip charts and felt-tip markers but it’s actually a really good way of conceptualising the mechanics of manipulative relationships and helping to come up with range of responses that will equip you to break the gamey cycle.
This book is now out of copyright and available in some quite wonderful editions. It’s an extended metaphor about loving and being loved and about rabbits in the way that The Ugly Duckling is about ducks.
His thesis is that stress is neither good nor bad. Rock climbers can come back from a weekend of clinging to hand holds by their fingertips and be invigorated by the experience – they chose to go. Someone can be quite ill because of a situation that to others may seem no big deal; they feel that there’s nothing they can do about it – they feel impotent and helpless.
Unfortunately; it’s billed as “A parent’s guide to raising well-adjusted children;” it’s much more than that. It’s an introduction to ideas as to how we may become stuck in responding to others by lessons learned in our own childhoods.
Saul Youssef, is a very intriguing take on depression. At first reading it may seem a bit glib. I know that estimating the worth of someone’s ideas on the basis that he pretty much agrees with me, isn’t the most reliable but in as much as it focuses on keeping your attention in the moment I thought it was a more useful approach than psychic archaeology. Download here.