Mark BrafieldSolution-focused therapy hypnotherapist
I am a hypnotherapist based in Dorking offering solution - focused hypnotherapy.
I work with anyone who wants to change - to leave behind an old behaviour which they no longer need (such as smoking or a phobia), or to move forward towards new achievement in any area of their life, perhaps driving more confidently, giving a public presentation or even perfecting their golf swing.
Hypnotherapy, apart from being deeply relaxing, is a way of harmonising those parts of the mind that sometimes become out of balance with one another.
That imbalance can express itself in a wide variety of disorders. I have worked with, amongst other conditions, anxiety and depression, phobias, insomnia, incontinence, chronic fatigue syndrome, giving up smoking, exam and workplace stress, nervous tics, addictions and various types of compulsive behaviours including over-eating and drinking. I am particularly interested in working with skin disorders, as I know how distressing these can be, and working with musicians and other artists in order to overcome creative blocks.
In fact, hypnotherapy has almost limitless applications; hypnotherapy can help any condition in which stress or an attitude of mind plays a part.
Solution - focused hypnotherapy looks very much to the future rather than the past, the future that you want to achieve, defined in your terms. I will not guide you, I will simply give your mind the gentle direction it needs to imagine, and then realise, whatever it is that you want to achieve. And above all I want you to find the experience enjoyable and relaxing, if occasionally gently challenging.
Issues often worked with
I offer a first consultation which is free of charge, at which we can both decide if there is a natural rapport we can work with; it is important that you feel comfortable with me and equally that I can honestly assess your suitability for hypnotherapy. Everyone can respond to hypnotherapy to some extent, but sometimes people may not be quite ready to make the commitment to the process.
Consultations after this are offered at £60 for each session, which lasts around 50 minutes.
Solution-focused therapy works quickly. Many conditions resolve or improve significantly after 3 or 4 sessions; it is rare for any of my clients to need to more than 10 - 12 sessions.
Training and qualifications
I am a member of the Association of Solution-Focused hypnotherapists and hold their Diploma in Hypnotherapy, together with the Practitioners' Diploma of the National Council for Hypnotherapy. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and have a Certificate in Counselling from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. I have a clean DBS certificate together with comprehensive insurance cover.