​Treated issues



My aim is to help you alleviate your problem.  It is difficult to predefine a therapeutic strategy as each client is unique and therefore therapy is individually tailored and may differ from what is indicated below. To paraphrase the late, Milton Erickson, “There are as many therapies as there

are clients.”



Not all the issues which can be treated are listed below. It is purely a general list of therapies.

You can contact me concerning your issue or problem by e-mail on renata@therapystepbystep.com

We can then arrange an initial free consultation to see if hypnotherapy or hypnoanalysis will suit your requirements.

 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)




OCD is a form of anxiety disorder, which is characterised by distressing intrusive thoughts, images or impulses (obsessions) that occur against the individual’s will. Even though an individual tries very hard to suppress the obsession or cancel out its negative effects, it continues to reoccur in an uncontrollable fashion. These obsessions are experienced as repugnant and inappropriate to the individual and the most common obsessional themes involve:


• Contamination by dirt and germs.
• Losing control and harming oneself or others.
• Doubts about one’s verbal or behavioural responses.
• Distressing violent, sexual or blasphemous thoughts
• Deviation from order and symmetry
• Emetophobia, (fear of vomiting) (see also Social Phobias)
• Hoarding of items.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is shown to be effective in offering hope to individuals suffering from OCD.  The CBT approach has taken the form of Exposure and Response Prevention technique of behavioural therapy and then additional cognitive interventions which help the individual to change their thoughts and beliefs that may be reinforcing obsessive and compulsive symptoms.


A combined approach of Hypnoanalysis followed by conversational and cognitive therapy (CBT) has been found to help desensitise the obsessive nature of symptoms.

Another therapy which has been shown to be effective for OCD is Ego State

Therapy.