Phobias – Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Fear of Child Birth
Clients usually have very clear ideas of how they would like me to help them but Claire had me baffled. “I would like,” she told me, “to have the gestation period of an elephant.”
Hypnotherapy is capable of helping clients to achieve many things but that sounded well beyond anyone’s capabilities. “That’s twenty-two months” she said. On further questioning I discovered that Claire was newly pregnant with her first baby but was dreading the thought of giving birth.
It took just three sessions of therapy to turn Claire from being frightened of childbirth to become a woman actively looking forward to having her baby. “I wish I was having it tomorrow,” she told me as she left for the final time.
Those kinds of transformations make working in this fascinating field of psychotherapy so rewarding.
It was my granddad who first opened my eyes to the possibilities of hypnosis as a tool for change. A printer by trade he had been a heavy smoker since childhood. On the way home from his single visit to the hypnotherapist he had to stop the car and empty his ashtray because the very thought of sharing his car with the fag ends disgusted him.
It was my own treatment by a therapist some year ago to lift the curse of a phobia that set me on the road to the work I do today. Now I help people achieve all kinds of change in their life from losing weight or tackling an alcohol problem to stopping smoking and gaining control over unwanted habits.
Fear of buttons.
Tackling phobias and anxiety probably give me the most satisfaction – like ten year old Rosie who suffered from koumpounophobia, an unpronounceable name for a surprisingly common fear of buttons.
Rosie could not wear any clothes that contained buttons and was even unable to give her daddy a cuddle if he was wearing a shirt with visible buttons. Her new uniform at high school required every girl to have buttons and she knew she had to rid herself of her fear. At the start of the session she was only able to look at a photo of buttons if I held it on the other side of the room. One hour later she was not only able to hold a pile of buttons in her hand but was going off with her mum to buy a jumper she had seen “with great big buttons” to celebrate.
My passion is to help you change the life in whatever way is appropriate for you. Book an appointment today by calling 0115 9608855 or try a short free consultation if you want to meet me to discuss your condition and treatment before making an appointment.
Nick’s clinic runs on Tuesday afternoons and evenings.
General Hypnotherapy Sesssions cost £60
Stopping Smoking sessions cost £120
You can find more information about Nick at his website: www.hypnottingham.com