HOPE = Hold. On. Pain. Ends.
My therapeutic approach draws from several theories. I select strategies according to what I think best addresses the needs of the person I am working with.
I select the style of hypnosis or hypnotherapy based on the needs of the person I am working with. My approach draws on my experience with various hypnotic strategies.
My ‘Next Generation’ Services
All my services are based on what is sometimes called ‘second-‘ and ‘third-wave’ therapy services and are grounded in sound scientific evidence and have been tested in thousands of studies involving tens of thousands of participants. Thanks to these researchers, psychotherapy has been advanced from some secretive and esoteric process into the science of change and happiness using concrete and present-focused interventions. No more just lying on a couch and talking to a therapist who provides no direction or help. Although your past is important and I always take it into consideration, with these new-generation psychological services, I now use your past to help you change in the present moment.
Characteristics of My Next Generation Services
- Empirically-validated and evidence-based : Tools & interventions shown to work through repeated studies involving thousands of people.
- Practical : It’s not just about ‘talk-therapy’. Practical tools and interventions are given that have been consistently shown to help people change.
- Focused on the present : Make changes in the here-and-now. There is less of a focus discussing the past, your childhood, and your parents, over and over.
- Time-Limited : No more endless years in therapy without much change. See results more quickly. Improvements can be made in just a few sessions.
- Structured and goal oriented : Stop feeling overwhelmed. Problems are summarized into one or two key issues with clear guidance and tools to help alleviate symptoms.
Taking that first step to come to therapy takes bravery and strength. I understand that and will help guide you on your journey to make healthy changes in your life. I will provide you with a calming and supportive environment and a strong therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts and emotions in order for you to grow. I feel honoured to walk beside you as you find your own New Path.
Why Choose My Services?
Although most therapists tend to focus on just one approach, my practice interconnects many methods in order to ensure lasting changes.
My first focus is on helping you change what is psychologically unhealthy as much as possible. But of course, sometimes certain things just cannot change no matter how hard we try.
So, in a second phase, we focus on ‘letting go’ of what we cannot change and ‘just be’ and focus on living your life. By giving up on fighting while letting things just ‘exist’ in the background you can focus on living a valued life. Just like letting someone argue by themselves while not engaging with them or ignoring a salesperson ringing at your door, eventually they will ‘get the point’ and just go away.
Rather than just focusing on what is not going well as is the tradition with many therapists, I focus on providing strategies to increase your psychological well-being, happiness and resilience, by using principles from all the techniques I have available.
If you are looking for psychotherapy and hypnosis services that are practical, presented-focused and time-limited,
then these services are for you.
Susan Mundy, Private Practitioner