FAQ

In my counselling practice I see people from all walks of life with a wide variety of issues they perceive to be holding them back from enjoying their life more fully. Some of the more common issues are listed on this page. If you recognise yourself in any of the questions, counselling may be the empowering influence that will enable you to make the changes you want in your life.


ALCOHOL
Question:
Can you help with alcohol or drug problems?

Answer:
Some of my clients are long-term users of drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, amphetamines or cannabis. They feel like they really need these drugs but would like to manage without them.
I have experience as a drug and alcohol counsellor. There are many techniques that can make it easier for a person to give up or cut back on their use of drugs. I really favour BSFF for this work.

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AMPHETAMINES
Question:
Can you help with drugs?

Answer:
Some of my clients are long-term users of drugs such as tobacco, amphetamines, alcohol or cannabis. They feel like they really need these drugs but would like to manage without them.
I have experience as a drug and alcohol counsellor. There are many techniques that can make it easier for a person to give up or cut back on their use of drugs. I really favour BSFF for this work.

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ANXIETY
Question:
I have trouble with anxiety and panic attacks. It's really affecting my life. Are you able to help me?

Answer:
Yes. I have many techniques that can help you move on from these experiences.
Biofeedback with the computer is an easy way to see how you can control your breathing and blood flow to gain relief from anxiety and panic.

Be Set Free Fast in most cases can remove what is driving the anxiety or panic attacks.

TFT, EFT, Hypnosis and EMDR can all assist a person to make anxiety and panic attacks a thing of the past.

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CANNABIS
Question:
Can you help with cannabis?

Answer:
Some of my clients are long-term users of drugs such as tobacco, cannabis, amphetamines or alcohol. They feel that they really need these drugs but would like to manage without them.
I have experience as a drug and alcohol counsellor. There are many techniques that can make it easier for a person to give up or cut back on their use of drugs. I really favour BSFF for this work.

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CHILDREN
Question:
Do you work with children?

Answer
Yes. I work with children five years and over, but I am not a Child Psychologist so I will refer on if I feel this will be best for your child.

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CHRONIC PAIN
Question:
I suffer with chronic pain. Can hypnosis help?

Answer:
Yes. Hypnosis is very successful for working with pain. I myself have chronic pain from a neck operation that I manage with hypnosis. We also have other techniques that can help people to manage pain. It's a matter of discovering what best suits you when you come in for an assessment.

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DEPRESSION
Question:
I have depression and just don't seem to be able to get going. Can you offer me anything to help?

Answer:
Yes. I have a variety of techniques that can assist you in your recovery. On Assessment we can discover the best plan of action for you. BSFF would be my favoured technique here but I also use others, depending on the individual.

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DRUGS
Question:
Can you help with drugs?

Answer:
Some of our clients are long-term users of drugs such as tobacco, amphetamines, alcohol or cannabis. They feel that they really need these drugs but would like to manage without them.
I have experience as a drug and alcohol counsellor. There are many techniques that can make it easier for a person to give up or cut back on their use of drugs. I really favour BSFF for this work.

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HEIGHTS
Question:
I am terrified of heights and being in high places. Can you help?

Answer:
I see a lot of people with a variety of fears including heights.

I have a variety of techniques to assist these people to remove their fear. See Phobias.

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INJECTIONS
Question:
I have a fear of injections. Can you help?

Answer:
Fear of injections is quite common and normal. I use a variety of techniques to assist people to remove this fear. See phobias.

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PANIC ATTACKS
Question:
I have trouble with anxiety and panic attacks. It's really affecting my life. Are you able to help me?

Answer:
Yes. I have many techniques that can help you move on from these experiences.

Biofeedback with the computer is an easy way to see how you can control your breathing and blood flow to gain relief from anxiety and panic.

Be Set Free Fast in most cases can remove what is driving the anxiety or panic attacks.
TFT, EFT, Hypnosis and EMDR can all assist a person to make anxiety and panic attacks a thing of the past.

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PHOBIAS
Question:
I have a phobia. Can you help?

Answer:
I see a lot of people with a variety of fears and phobias - heights, dentists, spiders, injections, leaving home ...

Several successful techniques are availabale to assist people to be free of phobias and able to get on with their lives.

I find that people with phobias don't all like the same approach so I assist you to find the approach that suits you. I also believe it is important not to rush people but to let them make the changes they want at their own pace.

Some people believe that their phobia is worse than anyone else's and it is difficult for them to believe they can ever be rid of the fear. They can't imagine what life would be like without it. If you are one of these people, don't despair. You can be helped.
Phobias deeply affect our lives and people who get rid of a phobia experience a tremendous sense of relief.

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RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING
Question:
Do you offer Relationship Counselling?

Answer:
Yes. I work with couples, including same sex couples.

I prefer to work with both people involved, but at times this is not possible. Some people just like to come on their own. It is very much up to the individual or couple and how they want to tackle things to enable the best result.

Ultimately I look to re-ignite the love and joy of the relationship. At times, however, the relationship is past the point of reconciliation; people are preparing to move on and they need support through that experience.

I myself have been through marriage breakdown and divorce and experienced the re-building of my life after these devastating times, including concerns for my children and all the many aspects that go with that.

Our experiences of course are all different. Each individual's situation is different and how we are personally affected varies. But I do at least have a small understanding of what you are experiencing in this particular space. Whether we are the one leaving or the one who doesn't want to be left, I know that both parties experience the grief and loss of the heartfelt dreams they started out with.

This is a very difficult time for people. Often they seek relief by complaining about the situation and their partner to family or friends. However, this can have unfortunate consequences. When the partners themselves have moved back to happier times the friend or family member may be left with the original hurt for the person and may not be able to regain their former good opinions of the partner.
Professional counselling is a good way to have an unbiased conversation that safeguards family and friends from these negative consequences. The conversations are always confidential and the person can resume their relationship happily with no fear of others' opinions.


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SEXUAL ABUSE
Question:
Are you able to help someone who has experienced sexual abuse?

Answer:
Yes. I am keen to empower the person to no longer feel 'the victim'. BSFF works very gently to remove unwanted emotions and enable a person to discover their strengths so that a perpetrator no longer has the ability to affect them. This can be done without recreating the trauma.

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SLEEP
Question:
I have a lot of trouble with sleep. Can you help me?

Answer:
Yes. There are many ways to learn how to relax and sleep better and I enjoy teaching people what will work for them. I have a handout with hints, including a self-hypnosis for busy minds! BSFF, Self Hypnosis and Neurofeedback can work well for people who can't sleep.

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SPIDERS
Question:
I am afraid of spiders. Can you help?

Answer:
I see a lot of people with a variety of fears, including fear of spiders. There are several techniques to assist in removing this fear. See Phobias.

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UNABLE TO LEAVE HOME
Question:
I am afraid to leave home. Can you help?

Answer:
You don't need to leave home to have a consultation with me! Just make an appointment for telephone counselling. My details are on the Contact page.

I see a lot of people with a variety of fears including leaving home and I use a variety of techniques to assist these people to remove their fear.

I find that people with phobias don't all like the same approach so I assist you to find the approach that suits you.
Some people believe that fear of leaving home is one of the worst fears and it is difficult for them to believe they can ever lead a normal life. The moment when they walk out their front door and go about their business normally is a moment of great triumph and relief.

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WEIGHT LOSS
Question:
Can you help me lose weight?

Answer:
Both Hypnosis and BSFF are able to assist people towards losing weight. The responsibility for success lies with you.