Richard Olley - Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
I specialise in hypno-analysis - an in-depth process designed to resolve problems or behaviour patterns such as insecurity, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions or jealousy that may go back many years. If you have trouble making relationships work, for instance, or losing weight, this style of therapy may well help you to make profound and lasting changes. It is very unlikely that anyone is born with problems like these - they develop in our lives as a result of sub-conscious programs that we unknowingly pick up, mostly in childhood. Under Hypno-analysis the client re-visits those early events and in doing so discharges the emotional hold which they have continued to have over them. A client told me recently that she felt as if I had taken a heavy rucksack from her that she didn't realise she had been carrying.
By definition, we cannot be consciously aware of our sub-conscious beliefs, and many people spend their whole lives thinking 'it's just the way I am'. The good news is that unhelpful or limiting sub-conscious beliefs can potentially be replaced by more positive ones, and the results can be life-changing.
For anyone who has any concerns about hypnosis, I can assure you that you will at all times be aware of what you are saying, and can come out of the state at any time. It is simply a state of deep relaxation that allows you access to memories and emotions that would otherwise be inaccessible to you. I have never met anyone yet who is un-hypnotisable, or who did not find it a pleasant experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having studied the Lightning Process to help people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Psychological Kinesiology, I finished my training with the Kent Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, gaining a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy. I am a member of the National Council of Pyschotherapists, and hold a current DBS Certificate.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
I offer a free initial consultation which can take 1 to 2 hours which is completely without obligation. During this time I take a detailed client history and give an honest assessment of whether I think I can help. If I can, and the client is happy to proceed, we agree a timetable of weekly sessions which are charged at £60 per hour. The number of sessions required may be as few as 1 or 2, and is very unlikely to exceed 12 or 15 even in the most complex cases.
I offer daytime, evening or Saturday sessions