Meet the Therapist: Nora Beres
What attracted you to become a therapist?
I realised there was a lot of emotional suffering and as human beings we need to find ways to help ourselves heal emotionally.
A very difficult time in my own life led me to search my own inner thoughts; I discovered mindfulness and ultimately accessed the subconsciousness with hypnotherapy. I then became a qualified hypnotherapist myself.
Where did you train?
I trained with Dominic Beirne who runs the school of clinical hypnosis and psychotherapy.
Can you tell us about the type of therapy you practise?
Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).
I will discuss with the client and choose the different therapies with them, according to their needs.
As an example, EMDR is a very powerful tool to work with trauma.
Can you give us an example of what hypnotherapy can help with?
If a client wishes to stop smoking I would use NLP combined with hypnotherapy. NLP in order to change the way the client thinks about smoking, combined with hypnotherapy as a suggestion to the subconsciousness to eliminate smoking completely for the client.
What sort of people do you usually see?
I have worked with all ages and cultures. Each individual has unique and specific needs.
Have you noticed any recent mental health trends or wider changes in attitude?
Mental health has become more and more recognised.
What do you like about being a therapist?
I like helping people to overcome their individual issues and seeing the growth and the end results in the client.
What is less pleasant?
Sometimes I recognise I am unable to help a particular client and I would obviously refer the client to another professional.
How long have you been with Welldoing and what you think of us?
The site looks very thorough and you consider the wellbeing of clients the priority.
Do you ever suggest books or apps to clients?
I suggest meditation which can be easily accessed online. I do not particular recommend books or apps, but I would welcome any client who wanted to research hypnotherapy and its positive results.
What you do for your own mental health?
I start the morning with a short meditation followed by a further meditation during the day (time dependent). I also continue to have regular hypnotherapy sessions.
You are a therapist in Bilston. What can you share with us about seeing clients in this area?
I am based in a leisure centre in the heart of Bilston with the high street in walking distance. There is a large car park with several disabled bays and the bus station is nearby.
My client base is not only reflected by my location, because I have online sessions also.
What’s your consultation room like?
I hold my hypnotherapy sessions in a medium sized private room within the leisure centre. There will be chairs and a table with water and tissues provided.
What do you wish people knew about therapy?
Therapy is a tool to help people to deal with emotional traumas as well as physical difficulties. Sometimes we manifest physical illness through emotional stress therefore when we address the emotional issues we can help to heal physical illness.
What did you learn about yourself in therapy?
I very much enjoy seeing the positive changes in my clients after our sessions and I am very passionate about helping people to overcome their challenges.