The Counselling Process

Many men are unhappy or uneasy, stressed or dissatisfied but are unable to put their finger on the cause.  Quite often they are struggling to live the right way, because they are living by someone-else's ideas and standards which are entirely wrong for them.  We offer a unique combination of Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and NLP to rapidly free people from such feelings.

These methods have proven effective for many men with diagnosed or undiagnosed depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other stress and anxiety problems.  Most of them have been surprised to see how rapidly their symptoms can be eliminated, and many have been pleased to find themselves no longer dependant on medications.

Whether you have been diagnosed with an emotional disorder, or are simply feeling a bit lost, we have a solution that will work for you.

Four levels of Transformation

The Heart Mind Spirit Therapies approach works on four levels:

The first level is problem solving.  The focus is on your life situation and the resources you have available.  This is what many people would call Solution-Focussed Counselling.  The tools we use are goal setting, brainstorming, creative thinking, planning and time management.  This is often all that is needed when a person has an identifiable problem to deal with.

The second level involves Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Therapy.  Here we begin to explore the relationship between the inner world and the outer world, looking at specific emotional blockages that relate to the problem at hand.  This will require you to delve into areas that cause discomfort; you will have to change who you are to change what you do.  This level is often effective for dealing with specific emotional or relationship issues.

The third level is Psychotherapy, where we go beyond the immediate problem and look at the healing of deep wounds in the psyche and explore how you see yourself and the world around you. This requires a commitment of time as well as a deep level of honesty.  It is at this level that true transformation occurs in peopleís lives.  This is often necessary for dealing with long term issues like depression, dissatisfaction with life or deep unhappiness.

The fourth level is Spiritual or Transpersonal Healing, where we look beyond the individual.  This does not require any specific religious beliefs, it simply requires a willingness to acknowledge that there is more to life than meets the eye, that there may be a purpose or meaning in events that can only be understood when viewed from a larger perspective.  The basic question of spirituality is not about beliefs or Gods, but about where I fit into the world, and what this means for my life.
There doesn't tend to be sharp distinctions between these levels.  Most people begin at level one, and we work down through the levels to the required depth, then end up back at problem solving.  Some people come straight in at level three, as their wounds have been 'cracked open' by life events.  As each person is unique, so each personís journey is unique.