Integrated Hypnotherapy and Counselling in East Melbourne Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

There’s a well known saying – “I’ll believe it when I see it”.

Most of us heard that many times before, but what if reverse is true?

What if it is “I’ll see it when I’ll believe it?”

Wane Dyer

Why Integrated Counselling and Hypnotherapy Approach?

Counselling helps millions, but it usually takes rather long time before the client can stop the unwanted behaviour. Also, keeping the client from relapsing can be very difficult.

I always look for more effective methods which may help people. After years of using different therapeutic approaches working with addictions, I came across the clinical hypnotherapy which at first glance looked very promising. I learnt it and soon became fully qualified in that field.

Once I realised that it is working really well and treatment takes only a fraction of the time comparing to traditional counselling. That’s why today I include hypnosis as part of the treatment.

The truth is, our subconscious mind (almost always) knows better what we need, (not what we want) even though most of us believe that what we need is the same thing as what we want.

The counselling as we know deals with conscious, while hypnotherapy deals with subconscious mind, and so the difference lies in the way we process those thoughts.  

In simple terms, intentionally avoiding psychological jargon, we try to get to our subconscious mind, because it is responsible for almost every decision we make.

That includes our likes and dislikes, seeking refuge in substances, phobias, anxieties and even eating disorders. We all try to find answers through the maze of our logical, left brain conscious mind, asking ourselves pile of big questions which no one can ever answer.

My question is- Why don’t go straight to the source?        

Why some of us are fearful of being hypnotised?

I believe that many people feel uneasy of being hypnotised because the hypnotherapist may control their mind, or make them do things they don’t want to do.

The fear of not being in control while being under someone else spell stops people from making that call.

In reality and contradictory to common belief, this is never the case. Client who enters hypnotic trance under the direction of trained hypnotherapist is always in control.

Even during the stage hypnosis shows, people know and remember what is happening to them at any moment and they remember what took place.

It is their own mind which makes them sing, dance or forget their own names momentarily and always without any lasting side effects.

The hypnotist could never make anyone to do all those things without the person’s consent.

Face to face or Zoom it?

Face to face is always done in safe manner in regards to COVID. I check the temperature of every client first. Having face mask is optional.  

Normally, face to face counselling is more effective (especially when hypnosis is included) because there are no distractions in my office, which is dedicated to run treatment but also not everything can be conveyed remotely.

I provide online counselling as a response to concerns about COVID. During these online sessions we can discuss everything but this is more of a diagnosis first, and then we move on to counselling. It is cheaper but I don’t recommend to go online for the whole process, as I do want you to see the positive results after three to five sessions.

How many sessions should I get?

Most clients achieve desired results after three sessions. Some require five and those are the people who gamble, drink or smoke for decades. We are all different, and there are those who manage to quit addiction or disorder after just one session, however this is rather exception than a rule and more often doesn’t last very long.

The truth is – one usually can’t get a good and lasting result after just one session-.

In hypnosis everything has to happen more than once, so the change become permanent.  

Peter Jankowski