Welcome to The Therapy Base
Have you been holding onto something for a long time, knowing you need to talk to someone, but you just haven't felt ready?
Or maybe you think you do talk?
You talk to family, you talk with friends, but there's always something that you can't say to them.
This is where counselling helps.
How does counselling work and how can it help you?
You may be worried about making that first contact, and that's understandable. Maybe you're scared of what you might say, or maybe you don't know how you will react when you finally start to talk. These worries are normal.
Let me put your mind at rest.
You won't be asked to say anything you don't want too; you take the lead and I listen. I listen without judgement, it's confidential and safe. I'm on your side, however I'm also honest with you. I may ask questions to help you reflect and make connections, usually to your past.
Your past can impact your present and future if you leave it inside!
How does hypnotherapy work and how can it help you?
Hypnotherapy taps into the subconscious mind; the part that stores your memories, fears, habits, phobias and lots more.
I ask you to relax using breathing techniques and visualisations.
Some people fall asleep, some hear parts of what I say, some people feel like I am miles away talking to them. The most important thing is you relax and you're always in control, so you can wake up at any point.
What does it feel like?
I would describe it as when you are so engrossed in a film, you know that things are going on around you, but you're choosing to focus on that film. Or for some people it's like when you're driving somewhere and before you know it, you are at your destination. You may not remember each road you took, or signs - you just somehow got there. That's a little like being in a hypnotic state.
What happens next?
So according to what you come in for, determines the shape of the hypnotherapy session.
For instance, if you come in for weight loss, we will discuss the size you want to reach, the food you want to eat, portion sizes and fitness. I will then put this into a script and give positive suggestions to your subconscious mind.
The other way I work is with regression. A person may come in for anxiety and may not know where that anxiety comes from. When under hypnosis, I will ask the person to bring on their anxiety, all the feelings within the body, to really feel it, to feel where that anxiety is in the body. I will then ask them to go back in their mind and memories to a time they first felt those feelings. The person will describe what was going on for them at the time. This is quite an in-depth part of hypnotherapy and can lead onto counselling sessions, depending on what is brought into the conscious mind.
Hypnotherapy is about bringing issues from the subconscious into the conscious.
The Issues I work with:
Work related issues
Interviews and public speaking
Assertiveness, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence
Weight loss and body.
To find out more on why I became a counsellor and what goes on in my counselling room, follow the link below.
Podcast: 'This is Mental'.
Who am I?
I'm Natalie Kelly and after counselling support for bereavement, I decided to train as a counsellor and help other people through their tough times.
If you want to make positive changes to your life, contact me for support.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Having never had therapy before, I had no idea what to expect. Natalie put me at my ease instantly and she has guided me to a much greater understanding of myself and how I react to situations. I feel as if she has given me a toolkit of strategies for navigating any challenges and stresses in the next stage of my life and – if I do feel overwhelmed again – that I have someone I can come to in order to work through it.
At first I was a little sceptical about hypnotherapy, with it not being something I have done previously. Natalie was great, she made me feel so comfortable and was able to tailor the session specifically to my needs. It was a great experience and after the session I felt nothing short of relaxed. I literally felt a weight shift from my shoulders. Thank you so much for your great service Natalie. I highly recommend booking!
I had hypnotherapy with Natalie and from beginning to end I felt very safe and in control the whole time. Natalie gave me clear expectations to what would happen throughout the session and I cannot believe how powerful the effects were after just one session I am truly blown away and cannot thank Natalie enough!. She really is such a calm and compassionate person to be around and I really felt comfortable from beginning to end with her calmness and manner helping me through the whole process. Thank you so much Natalie without you the stress of exams would still be such a problem for me but through Hypnotherapy I was able to understand what the cause was for my nerves and how to move forward with confidence.