Clients I work with
Whilst I work with people of all ages on a wide range of issues, I specialise in the following:
People with unexplained medical symptoms
Many of my clients find me or are referred to me because they have a medical condition that has not been resolved satisfactorily*. for example, a broken ankle that has not healed as quickly as expected, or chronic pain lingering from an injury. I also see clients who have psychosomatic symptoms - the body is reacting to an emotional upset or trauma. If you are experiencing an unexplained or chronic symptom, you may notice that stress makes it worse. You may even have been told that you will 'just have to learn to live with it'. Even with a terminal illness it is possible to improve your quality of life by using hypnotic techniques to manage pain, sleep, stress, fear, and negative emotions.
*It is important to make sure that there is no undiagnosed physical or medical problem underlying your issue. Please consult your GP for any physical symptoms before you work with me! I am not qualified to offer any diagnosis or medical opinion. Feel free to share with your doctor that you are consulting a hypnotherapist for your issue.
Children/teens with functional GI disorders
I worked closely for several years with the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina who referred children and teens to me after they had undergone extensive physical testing to determine the cause of symptoms that remained unexplained. GI issues included difficulty eating or swallowing, hiccups, holding onto stool or urine, nausea, unexplained stomach pain, IBS, chronic diarrhoea or constipation. Unexpressed emotions may cause physical symptoms and I also work with children who do have a GI diagnosis, where there is an emotional component.
Teens: anxiety, depression or chronic illness
Teenagers as a group have special needs that are different from adults. Covid-19 has disrupted the normal school or university experience, and with pressures from social media, teens may suffer more than usual from mental health problems. I teach coping skills, emotional management, practical skills, and strategies for today's tricky world.
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