Paul Thomas M.W.F.H; M.S.H.A
01970 871471 / 07538 767619
I work from rooms in the town centres of Aberystwyth and Machynlleth.
As an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, I respect people's individual uniqueness; integrating dynamic tools for rapid change with hypnosis, counselling and gentle relaxation techniques where needed, to deal efficiently and effectively with many of today's issues and concerns...
Visit my website to learn more: www.midwaleshypnotherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Offering a professional, caring and confidential approach, I've been a practising therapist and personal development teacher in Mid Wales for over ten years.
I've recently been appointed as Trainer for the World Federation of Hypnotherapists, and will be running courses in North Wales and Hereford in 2014. (For further info check out my website - link above).
As a member of the World Federation of Hypnotherapists, I am bound by a strict code of conduct and monitored by highly experienced professionals. We are also committed to ongoing professional development and training.
I am also a registered member of the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC), which was established with government support, to regulate many complementary therapies.
The Department of Health has recommended that, where CNHC registers the complementary therapists in question, you consult with someone who is CNHC registered.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Weight loss
* 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.
Standard Sessions Concessionary Rates (availability can vary)
Full Cost Low-Income Unwaged / Skype Telephone
Initial consultation (90 mins) - £60 £45 £35 £30
£10 per half hour
Subsequent sessions (60 mins) - £50 £40 £30 £25
Become a non-smoker program (some concessions available)
Free fifteen minute telephone consultation.
If we decide that you genuinely wish to stop smoking and are ready to stop, we'll book your initial consultation -
Week One - During this 90 minute session, I'll discover how best to work with you and we'll continue into the 'Loosening-the-Hold' Become a non-smoker preparation. You'll be given 2 recordings to listen to at home.
Week Two - 2.5 hour Become a non-smoker intensive.
TOTAL COST - £280 (Existing or Past Clients - £220)
Includes 3 recordings, and a free support session
(if desired) over the following six months.
Alternatively, we may decide to book you onto the...
Preparation Program (Prepare to Become a non-smoker)
Where there are certain underlying dynamics that would make it unlikely that a client would be able to sustain the non smoker mind-set, I can offer:
Block booking of four sessions to prepare to Become a non-smoker - £190
(Full amount to be paid at the initial consultation. Non-refundable;
transferable up until 48 hours before each booked session).
After this, you will be offered the Become a non-smoker Intensive for £200
Book a free initial telephone consultation to discuss whether this is for you
Under certain circumstances, I can visit you at your home.
Each home visit is approx 90 mins - £60 within 15 miles of Aberystwyth or Machynlleth. A surcharge of 50p per mile is added after that.
I can also accompany you in certain situations where required, such as a hospital visit. Price on application.
My therapy rooms, on Aberystwyth sea-front and in Machynlleth town centre, are very comfortable, light and private. Complete confidentiality is always observed.
What to expect at the initial consultation
I will usually have asked you a few questions about what it is that you want to work with, and what you want to achieve, via phone or email, upon your booking the first session. But I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that, during the 90 minute initial consultation, I'll ask a few more questions.
Some will be purely for insurance purposes. For instance, as well as your own contact details, I'll need the name of your GP, and details of any medication you may have been prescribed. I'll also need to know about any psychiatric treatment or counselling you may have had in the past.
I'll ask you for a few details about your family and significant others, and I get everyone to give me some information about their childhood and their teen years, although there's often no need to explore any further than a basic outline.
Obviously, the main bulk of questions will concern the issue (or issues) for which you have come to see me; how long it's been a problem and what you would like to have happen. I'll also ask a few questions that are specially designed to give me an insight into what is likely to be the most appropriate therapeutic approach at this stage. I'll work with presenting symptoms where possible, and respect your personal goals.
Some clients need to talk more than others, and, as well as being useful in terms of information gathering, this can also be very therapeutic, when guided appropriately. I like to establish a warm, non-authoritarian and non-judgmental environment. Although I won't allow talking to take up session-time unnecessarily, there's usually an element of counselling during the first half of every session. Broadly 'humanistic' in my approach, I aim to provide the opportunity for self-awareness, self-realisation and personal growth.
Before I take you into hypnosis, I'll make sure you're comfortable and give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. By this time, I'll have an idea of the best way to proceed and how much we can expect to achieve straightaway. I'll teach you a simple self-hypnosis technique which you can use between sessions. This is reinforced on a CD which I'll give you to take away with you. We'll arrange a second session to suit you; usually sometime over the following fortnight.
I tailor the subsequent sessions to individual needs. We'll start with a discussion about what has happened for you since the previous session. The way I work will vary greatly, depending on the presenting symptom, the apparent underlying causes, the personality-type of the client and what changes there have been since the previous session.
My approach can encompass person-centred, free-association; suggestion hypnotherapy; NLP techniques; or a more psychodynamic style, which may include hypnoanalysis.
By the third session, most people will have noticed some improvement, and in many cases things will already be a lot better, and we can usually assess, by this stage, how many further sessions, if any, you might expect to need.