Salvus Cole [BAPsych, AdvDipH] Specialising in CBT, ACT & IEMT
I am a holistic therapist, and use Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Regression, Journeying, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Integrated Eye-movement Therapy (IEMT). All of these are in consideration of the mind-body interaction.
I have been in practice since 2014 and progressively refresh my expertise with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, adding new modalities and techniques to my repertoire. I am currently studying Biodecoding so as to better understand the metaphor of our organs.
I suggest an informal discussion at the beginning, and then further sessions can be scheduled. A free 30 minute consultation for new clients can be followed by a one hour session. Depending on the complaint or issue, there could be a recommendation for on-going sessions, or there could be a satisfying resolution in only a few sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I achieved a University Degree (1984) 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. Since then I have continued to polish my skills and develop further insights into Psychotherapy and kindred processes.
My Hypnotherapy studies (2013) 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. Three years later, I completed my Advance Studies in Hypnotherapy with Karen Bartle.
Intrigued by the interplay of religion and the Psyche, I practice & study Buddhism; 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. In delivery, I use a Ericksonian approach of guided dialogue.
I continue to enhance my skills through Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and through my experience with clients and self-studies on numerous subjects. Over the past five years, having completed further training with Hypnotherapy for Habits and Addictions (CHAH), Hypnotherapy for Depression (CHD), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Integrated Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT).
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
My base fee is £50 per hour. Fees for on-going sessions will be negotiated based on the needs of the client.
My work makes no claim to cure or treat a specific ailment or disease. Be it Cancer, Covid-19 or any terminal condition, I will provide support and guidance for the client to strengthen their own immunity, and tools to support self-healing.