I am a psychotherapist and will probably use a variety of approaches in our sessions, although generally wouldn't mix approaches in an individual session.
BWRT® stands for BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It's a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist and it is carried out in a completely conscious state. It does not use hypnosis or any concepts that might be considered mystical or unscientific - it's completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and for it to succeed only needs you to know what you want to change in your life. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code.
BWRT® does not involve hypnosis - it is a unique and new concept based on proven scientific concepts and provides answers to some of the following questions:
Perhaps most importantly, BWRT® is a comparatively fast therapy, and, depending on the presenting issue, can often be resolved in only a few sessions. It is also a very private therapy - I will only require a minimal amount of information from you and, unlike some other forms of therapy, you will not have to extensively relive unsettling past experiences. You will not have to tell me what you are thinking or share any intimate personal details that you feel uncomfortable about.
Find out more at our dedicated BWRT® website at BWRT® Yorkshire.
Hypnosis is a natural and harmless psychological phenomenon that many of us experience spontaneously in everyday life. It is a totally natural state similar to day dreaming or the period just before going to sleep. Maybe you have relaxed on a beach and felt yourself drifting off, not quite asleep and still able to hear the sounds around you, but also able to wake fully if you wanted. Hypnosis feels much like that, but can feel slightly different for each person.
In a therapeutic environment, hypnosis can be a powerful tool allowing access to the subconscious and inducing an increased openness to suggestibility. Hypnotherapy depends entirely on co-operation between therapist and client and you cannot be forced to perform tasks against your will. You will be in control at all times and will probably be able to remember much of what was said during hypnosis afterwards. The hypnotherapist will usually guide you into a hypnotic state, or trance, by means of deep relaxation, both physically and mentally.
Whilst relaxed, it is possible to work with and transform the thoughts that lead to unwanted beliefs or habits, mostly using visualisation techniques and positive reinforcement, with the focus on beneficial, positive change for you. By inducing a gentle altered state of consciousness we work with the subconscious and as it accepts new suggestions it can let go of outdated patterns of beliefs, behaviours, thoughts and emotions and replace them with new perspectives and intentions that are in line with your goals.
Find out more about hypnotherapy here.
Training courses usually take place over a short timeframe and are designed to help you develop and explore new skills. Training could be a half-day or full day course, take place over a couple of days, or one day a week for several weeks, depending on the subject.
Training courses are suitable for private individuals, groups and for businesses. Most of my training is based on the idea of personal development and the themes of how to change ourselves for the better, how to improve communication, developing a better understanding of ourselves and others, and developing inter-personal skills such as assertiveness, anger management, and similar.
Please view the training courses page for full details.