Waegn Cole [BA(Psych), Gqhp, CNHC, CHD, CHAH]
07902 734577 / 07902 734577
I am a hypnotherapist living in Bedminster, Bristol. Having travelled extensively, I appreciate and respect the rich variety of religion and culture throughout the world. Mindfulness has been a big part of my life from a very early age and meditation has been at the forefront of daily affairs.
Born in North America, with ancestry from Germany, Wales, and Native America, I have enjoyed, as a child, a rich background of culture whilst in travels with my family. My parents were enthusiastic participants of the "School of Living" in Brookville, Ohio, and personal friends with Mildred J. Loomis and Ralph Borsodi of that same enterprise.
I employ both Analytical and Cognitive approaches to hypnotherapy. The Analytical element draws upon concepts and techniques of psychotherapy to discover and address deeper, longer standing concerns whereby unwanted thoughts and behaviours from the past are cleared away. The aim of this form of hypnotherapy is to find and remove the root cause. The Cognitive element is used to positively influence emotional, behavioural, and symptomatic change. I access the mindset of clients, so as to use techniques and language based on the client's unique model of the world.
If you suffer from:
habits • addictions • anxieties • stress • panic • phobias • depression • stammering
enuresis • ulcers • smoking • asthma • eczema • insomnia • disorders • maladies
... I can help. I am also in the process of incorporating Reiki into my practice; and frequently take CPD classes in a process of complimenting the Therapy I already offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a University Degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education; worked with Jungian and Freudian aspects of cognition and interpretation; did my practical at a school with Montessori techniques; and also delved into the philosophy of Steiner Education.
My Hypnotherapy studies were with Roger M. Sleet BA(Hons,Psych), founding member of INT (Institute of Natural Therapy) in Dorset, and author of "A Guide to Professional Hypnotherapy".
Mr Sleet, when actively practising in the 80's, had worked effectively with cancer patients, and his unique techniques and experiences were passed on to his students at the Institute of Natural Therapies (The Beltain Centre) in Dorset.
I am a practising Buddhist (Member of SGI-UK); but also study other variations, such as Zen, Yoga and Sufism. My self-studies in religion and spirituality have given me an increased understanding of the metaphor and allegory, which is a very significant aspect of the way I work with hypnotherapy.
I have recently completed a CPD course in Ericksonian Techniques, certificate in Hypnotherapy for Depression (cHD) and certificate in Hypnotherapy for Addictions & Habits (cHAH). I am currently taking the AdvDipH, and a Reiki Master class.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
* 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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I do not do a one-size-fits-all. Everyone is individual and requires an individual approach. My fees cover room-hire and facilities, and my time in preparation prior to the session, which can be extensive.
The first 30 minutes of the first session is free, as this is primarily a process of collecting information from the client. This approach allows me to have a flat rate of £40 per hour. For each hour with a client, I am likely to have spent 2 or more hours in preparation.
Each session is likely to last 90 minutes; but depending on the condition there may be a need for longer sessions, and this would be discussed prior to making the appointment. In all cases you should allow at least 90 minutes for each session unless specified otherwise.
I do not wish to refuse clients based upon financial means and therefore offer a pay-forward scheme whereby those who can afford more can pay more so that others, with lesser means, can still benefit from therapy sessions.
Your first 30 minute session will essentially be an interview. You should be prepared to discuss in detail what the issue or problem is which you want to deal with. I will be asking a series of questions to discover the what, when, where and why of the condition. I will use rhetorical prompting to get to the depth of the condition.
Next I will talk to you about the induction process and how hypnotherapy may benefit you, or alternatively, a suggested alternative course of action.
If we agree to continue with the hypnotherapy sessions, we can either continue following-on from this initial consultation for about another hour, or you will get an appointment for your first session. The first session is likely to last from 90 minutes to 2 hours. After the first session, you may be provided with a recording to use at home and be shown how to proceed with self-hypnosis. This procedure is primarily to get you accustomed to the procedure so that the real work can be done efficiently.
Following-on, the depth of induction will continue, and the script will be tailored for your specific needs. If regression is thought to be necessary, this will be discussed with you prior to continuing.
Therapy of this nature requires a commitment by the Client and Therapist to see the process through to a reasonable conclusion. If, for any reason, the client is unable to continue sessions – due to financial constraints, time constraints, or for any other reason – then a final session of closure will be obligatory and is part of the contract between client and therapist.
Further, the client is encouraged to remain in dialogue with the therapist – for as long as the client feels necessary – to report on the overall effectiveness of the treatment and discuss any ongoing issues of concern. Depending on the treatment, reinforcement sessions may be recommended. Or, in the case of addictions, a weaning period will be facilitated whereby sessions will continue on a tapering schedule until there is closure on the condition.
I have flexible appointments and availability at this time. For further details, please see my website or contact me direct.