Hypnotherapy and Pluralistic Counselling explained:

Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy

The Spencelayh Practice provides services throughout Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and the surrounding areas of Northamptonshire. The consulting room is based in Wellingborough, central to Northamptonshire, with easy access from both the East and West Midlands whether using public or private transport. Services offered can be internet based (Zoom, Skype etc) and/or on a personal face to face basis depending on your requirements and location.

Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy is a client centred talking therapy. The process adapts both psychology and humanistic principles in counselling techniques so they can be applied  to the real life problems of each person. In the specific context of an understanding of each person in their particular social and emotional environment. 

Both strategies can individually or together help relieve stress, anxiety, pain and emotional distress, and facilitate personal motivation and goal achievement, improve self-concept, creativity, and belief change.

Hypnotherapy is a  complimentary therapy. Its use is well established and documented in both psychology and medicine particularly for the relief of chronic pain and suffering. In more general situations in life hypnotherapy can provide the ability to  identify the causes for negative self-beliefs, emotions, and behaviours  and facilitate change. It enables people to review their coping strategies, enhance self-worth and self-confidence to help make new positive life choices. It can enable  increased and more concentrated focus on life aims, aspirations, goal and motivational issues.

Certified member of the Association of Hypno-Oncology Practitioners and member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Bryn Higgott

MSc., BA(Hons.) Dip HE., Cert Hyp CS, Prof. Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling, GMBPsS, MRSPH, MBSCH, MNCPS (Accred.), MNHS(Accred.)

I hold a master’s degree in Psychology from Birmingham City University and am a qualified licensed hypnotherapist. I have been admitted as a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society, The British Psychological Society and the Royal Society for Public Health.

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reach for the life you want.

Each person is particularly unique. Everyone has a way of looking at the world, its events, and their place in it that is personal to them. Consequently, there is no one size fits all in therapeutic approaches because of the unique perspective each person has on their view of the world and their particular place in it and of events and problems that arise. Through hypnotherapy and counselling, the person can be helped to understand that it is not the things that happen to us that define us it is what we decide those things mean to us that are crucial.

The reality each person creates is precious and fragile and needs nurturing. Hypnotherapy and counselling can help in balancing an individual’s well being and adjustment as necessary. Utilising relaxation and mindful techniques as part of the therapy can be beneficial overall as an aid to a healthy lifestyle. As such it can become important in aiding and building a resilience measure that can be applied in certain circumstances for health, well-being and personal growth. Such as in pain control, anxiety management, trauma management, phobias, stabilise identity and beliefs in achieving life goals and ambitions, all of which may mitigate the change in behaviour, health and well-being of an individual’s physical and mental state; and aid and stimulate personal growth and implementation of lifestyle changes to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis Counselling

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Pain Management

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Relationships Counselling

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Anxiety and Emotion Counselling

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Keys to Weight Management

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Bereavement Counselling

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Stress Counselling

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Phobias Counselling

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Self Confidence

Having self-confidence means you can recognise your strengths, trust yourself in difficult situations and react positively to criticism and emotional/relationship difficulties. Life is not always that easy and sometimes self-confidence is hard to find. Everyone has their own story to tell, and each individual embodies the changes that have happened to them from their understanding and learning of the world in which they live.

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Communication and Development

Everybody needs to communicate, whether for play, work or socialising. People bond emotionally by communicating, it affirms identity, values, and and enables the passing on of ideas and feelings.

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