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Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy in South Kensington

for university students and staff

"CBH gave me the skills to simplify things, stay calm, and feel in control of my life."

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Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy in South Kensington

for university students and staff

"CBH gave me the skills to simplify things, stay calm, and feel in control of my life."

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Introduction


Are you a university student or member of staff feeling stressed or anxious?

 

Do you suffer from debilitating perfectionism?

Do you suffer anxiety because of academic deadlines?

Do you constantly seek the approval of others?

Introduction


Are you a university student or member of staff feeling stressed or anxious?

 

Do you suffer from debilitating perfectionism?

Do you suffer anxiety because of academic deadlines?

Do you constantly seek the approval of others?

Issues

Universities are high-pressured environments - for students and for staff, with your performance measured constantly through exams and coursework, or research/teaching output, administration and research income. These pressures can create enormous work/life challenges and overwhelming stress and anxiety, as well as exacerbate existing conditions or your response to life events such as bereavement. Getting the right treatment and building long-term resilience skills can make all the difference and ensure you enjoy your time at university and into the future.

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Bill Sheate overview


Bill Sheate

Dip CBH, GQHP, GHR (Reg), Dip SMRB

 

 

 

 

 

"...... with your help I feel much more calm about the future and let things come along instead of trying to plan everything. ......I feel deeply relaxed, less stressed and ready to start the challenging new term."

Bill Sheate overview


Bill Sheate

Dip CBH, GQHP, GHR (Reg), Dip SMRB

 

 

 

 

 

"...... with your help I feel much more calm about the future and let things come along instead of trying to plan everything. ......I feel deeply relaxed, less stressed and ready to start the challenging new term."

 

Bill Sheate

Dip CBH, GQHP, GHR (Reg), Dip SMRB

For over 30 years I have worked successfully as an academic in higher education (currently at Imperial College London), as well as in private consultancy and the voluntary sector, experiencing and managing the pressures of those environments. During that time I have brought a willing patience and empathic approach to pastoral care for students, which led me to become a qualified and registered, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist (trained in evidence-based Hypno-CBT®) specialising in anxiety and stress in higher education. I now combine private practice as a therapist with my continuing academic and consultancy work.

 
 
 
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CBH introduction


Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy

 

 

 

"Hypnotherapy allowed me to cut out worries and irrelevant thoughts and enabled me to focus on what really needed attention."

CBH introduction


Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy

 

 

 

"Hypnotherapy allowed me to cut out worries and irrelevant thoughts and enabled me to focus on what really needed attention."

Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy

Here at Imagination Therapy I can help you resolve the sort of personal issues that are all-too-common in higher education (and outside of it), like anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and perfectionism, whether you're a student or a member of staff. Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) is typically a short-term treatment (such as 4-6 sessions), underpinned by extensive peer-reviewed scientific research, that seeks to give you the necessary tools and skills to allow you to overcome problems and become more resilient in the future.  Skills training for long-term resilience is an integral part of CBH.

Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy is fully evidence-based and integrated with recognised, tried and tested cognitive behavioural psycho-therapeutic techniques and models. Hypnotherapy draws on the power of your own imagination in helping you find the solutions to your problems. It fully integrates hypnosis  - focused attention on a dominant idea - with cognitive behavioural techniques. If you suffer from anxiety, stress or low self-esteem then you already know the power of your mind - your imagination - your thoughts and feelings and the power of your own (negative) story telling. CBH uses that power for positive change - to help you understand the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and bring about real and lasting change. In this way all hypnotherapy is imagination therapy and I can help you harness your own resources to solve your problems, tailoring treatment specifically to you and your situation.

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Skills introduction


Skills training

 

 

 

"Hypnosis demystified and made accessible in one afternoon!  I am looking forward to practicing my own affirmations."
 
"A fantastic session perfectly balanced between theory and practice.  I will take these skills away for ever."

 

Skills introduction


Skills training

 

 

 

"Hypnosis demystified and made accessible in one afternoon!  I am looking forward to practicing my own affirmations."
 
"A fantastic session perfectly balanced between theory and practice.  I will take these skills away for ever."

 

Skills training

Many of the CBH techniques I use in one-to-one therapy or in groups involve building psychological flexibility and long-term resilience skills for good mental health. They are central to helping resolve specific problems and the skills you practice and develop will enable you to bring about fundamental changes in the way you approach life now and in the future.  Techniques include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Assertiveness
  • Problem-solving
  • Habit reversal

These are truly transferable skills - for life.  Keep an eye out on the blog page for news about workshops, e.g. mindfulness/relaxation and self-hypnosis half-day workshops.