With Steph McGee BSc DSFH HPD DMH
Hypnotherapy online via Zoom
Clinical Hypnotherapy in Oxford
Steph was amazing. She made me feel totally at ease and was able to help me through a difficult time with hypnosis and visualisations. I thoroughly recommend her.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful and positive way to transform the way you think and feel. You can expect to notice positive change after every hypnotherapy session. And can book sessions to suit you.
Hypnotherapy is most commonly used for anxiety and phobias but as a Clinical Hypnotherapist my skills go much deeper. My skills include (but are not limited to!) gut directed hypnosis, trauma therapy, stop smoking, eating disorders and weight problems.
In my 30 years of living through the trauma of war, there were plenty of stories in my head. I was angry. I felt guilty. Some scenes I just kept seeing again and again. After just one session I felt calmer and felt much better. By session 4 I knew I was getting better. By session 5 I felt really good. Everything was getting better. Way way WAY better!
Your subconscious mind is a beautiful POWERHOUSE of information, experience & learning that helps you stay happy, healthy & inspired.
And it works perfectly…When you let it.
But life is stressful. And so is the world we live in. And if the world is struggling? It’s not surprising that you are too!
Because life can be tough.
And sometimes our minds (or behaviours) can throw us a few curve balls…
And whilst everything you are experiencing is completely understandable? It might not be finding it helpful. But believe it or not?
It’s your mind trying to help! Some of the things the mind can do are INTENSE.
Ongoing stress can lead to anxiety. Self limiting thoughts. Or patterns of behaviour that make you feel rubbish.
And before you know it?
Perhaps behaviours or thoughts you didn’t even notice at first?
Becomes a frustrating pattern.
A spiralling pattern that you just can’t shift.
And no matter how hard you try? You just can’t change it alone.
And the more you stay stuck. The better you get at being STUCK.
So let’s DO THIS.
Let’s switch up & sort out whatever it is that’s bothering you.
Let’s get you back to BEING YOU.
Feel good. Be happy.
Because as frustrating as your thoughts or behaviours might be.
They can be changed.
If you can get into it? You can get out of it!
Hypnosis is Powerful
And hypnosis helps.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help you make the changes you need.
And whilst hypnosis is usually the last thing people turn to?
It can often be the key.
And whilst hypnosis can’t be described as a magic wand (I’m not sure anything could!).
You can think of Hypnosis as the rocket fuel behind your positive change.
Because the thoughts you have matter.
They are the key to being the best version of you.
And both your conscious & subconscious minds play a part.
I have been pleased to notice that I am much more relaxed when I am out and about than when I was experiencing depression. Your work with me has been hugely helpful, and I am so grateful to you. There is an element of safety-net knowing you are walking alongside me! But I am getting on well, using techniques you have taught me.
I’ve used Hypnosis myself
In my teens I used sports hypnosis. And it worked. Then I used hypnosis for fertility. And it worked. Then I used hypnosis when I was diagnosed with chronic pain. And you guessed it. It worked.
I believe in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
And I believe in you.
So if there is something you want to change?
Or something you want to improve?
You can do it.
And I’d love to help.
Steph has a wonderfully sensitive approach and nurturing nature. Her genuine desire to help people shines through in everything she does.
The success you create
When people come to me they feel stuck
They’ve been trying to resolve this themselves. But nothing has worked. They feel like a failure. Frustrated. But deep down they know change must be possible. If only someone could help?
My client’s tell me they’re excited by the change. They can see it happening session to session. And they feel pleased. Pleased with themselves. And proud of themselves. They can recognise doubts & fears for what they are. And they are starting to take control. Control of their thoughts & behaviours. And their confidence is building.
And they feel supported by me.
And what you want help with is unique to you.
I’ve probably seen it before. Nothing surprises me. And nothing phases me!
How much is Hypnotherapy?
How long is each session?
60mins. Although your very first session can sometimes take a little longer.
How often do I need to see you?
It’s up to you. Most people book weekly or fortnightly – depending on thier budget, thier diary & their eagerness to succeed.
For stubborn issues that take a little longer, some people like to spread sessions further apart.
How many sessions will I need?
That depends on you. You may have a set time frame. Perhaps an event you need to be ready for.
Simple phobias usually just take 2-3 sessions/
A single incident phobia may only take 2 sessions.
Most other issues usually take 4 – 8 sessions.
Think of it like this. Some people are happy just learning to walk. Others want to fly!
So you decide how many sessions you need. Not a session more.
And each session is booked one at a time.
Your First Hypnotherapy Session
Your Hypnotherapy sessions will seamlessly combine Modern Solution Focused Talking Therapy & Hypnosis.
In your first session:
- I want to know what your priorities are – what you want to work on first.
- We’ll discuss what route we’ll take and whats aspects of hypnotherapy will help you most.
- How often you want your sessions?
- Start building picture of your best hopes
- What skills, abilities & coping mechanisms you already have.
And from then on? We’ll start unravelliing all those unwanted thoughts or habits. Recognising them for what they are (and they are perfectly normal I assure you).
And of course, each session well use the most helpful mix hypnosis, NLP or rewind therapy.
What I love most about therapy is that we will be moving towards what you do want.
So you don’t have to tell me about your past.
So if you’re reading this and thinking:
“My life is great. But there’s this one problem. I can’t fix by myself”
“I’ve been struggling with this for ages and I’m sick & tired of it”
“I know I’m amazing, so why do I do X, Y and/or Z”
“It would make a massive difference to me/my family if I could just get control of this one aspect of life”
My clients are lovely people who need a bit of help with some aspect of their life.
No matter how good we are at sorting ourselves out.
Maybe there’s something you’d like to change, or something you’d like to improve?
Perhaps some aspect of yourself is no longer helpful. Maybe a habit, or an unwanted thought process. Maybe there’s a fear or trauma you’d like to let go of.
Or maybe it’s your child who is struggling and you are struggling to help them?
What will your first Hypnotherapy session be like?
In your first session I will ask you what you want? And what that might look like? This is important, because it’s like setting a Sat Nav. If we know what you want? We’ll know when you get there.
What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
It focuses on what is working, rather that what isn’t. We cannot change the past. But we can change the present & the future. The way we feel about it & the way we respond to it.
“When therapy shifts from becoming a “less of” to a “more of” approach, building on what’s working, everything changes” – Evan George
So let’s start making the changes you want.
Your Hypnotherapy is bespoke to you.
I’ll use the Hypnotherpay & NLP techniques that are right for you.
Because you have your own hopes, goals and time schedules. You are unique. And I want to help you achieve your dreams.
Most of my clients have tried other therapies before. Then they come to me on personal recommendation because I can help.
Hypnotherapy can help with a range of issues from anxieties, low mood, addictions, bad habits, to sleep, fertility, childbirth and more. If you feel that your mindset (or subconscious) is holding you back, then hypnotherapy can help. And positive change is easier with advanced hypnosis.
“Problem talk creates problems, Solution talk creates solutions” – Steve de Shazer
When we talk about problems. And we focus on what we don’t want. Guess what?
We get better at focusing on them. And even better at living them! Solution focused therapy is different. “Life changing” as my client’s often say.
Because we focus on want you want. And achieving your goals.
And I believe in making it easy for you. My Oxford Hypnotherapy practice is in Horspath village, on the edge of Oxford near Wheatley & Headington. It overlooks nothing but a quiet leafy nature reserve. And I offer parking that is private and plentiful. Best of all, because I don’t book clients back to back, you will have no need to wait. The number of sessions required depends on you. Your sessions are client led. This means we regularly evaluate how Hypnotherapy is helping. And you decide how many sessions you have and how often.
Hypnotherapy sessions are 50-60mins. The number of sessions required varies from person to person. And it will dependant on what you want to achieve. 2-8 sessions is most typical.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Investment per session: £60
Trauma Rewind Therapy
Rewind sessions are 50-60mins. Your first session may be slightly longer. 1 to 3 sessions is usually enough.
Please feel free to call me with any questions.
Investment per session: £60
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a trance or daydream like state that we naturally go into throughout the day. Hypnosis is a very relaxed state of mind, in which we have complete control. So what is Hypnotherapy?
When even small things start to go wrong we can change the way we think. And the way we think effects the way we feel. So often ‘the problem’ is a merely a symptom of something else.
And whilst old fashioned therapies still investigate the problem, modern research shows that Solution Focused therapy is more effective . Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses SF therapies and Hypnosis to bring about positive change & restore balance.
“In the 1970s and early 1980s, a startling discovery was made that almost every problem contains an element of solutions”
– Insoo Kim Burg
I use a number of modalities including solution focused therapy, psychotherapy, CBT, ABT and Mindfuless. And of course Clinical hypnosis. Hypnosis helps the mind bring about the positive change you want. (I describe hypnosis as the jet pack behind your therapy!)
What does Hypnotherapy help with?
A few of the things I have helped my fabulous clients with:
Anger. Alcohol problems. Anxiety & stress. Bad or unwanted habits. Bereavement & loss. Birth Trauma. Breech presentation. Confidence. Career performance. Catastrophic thoughts. Cheek chewing. Eating disorders & disordered eating (including anorexia, bulimia & binge eating. Exam stress & fears. Emetophobia. Fears & Phobias e.g. driving, frogs, birds, lollipops & clowns. Fertility inc IVF & ICSI. Hyperemesis gravidarum. Insomnia & sleep problems. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Low mood. Needle Phobias. Postnatal depression. Public speaking & media presentation. Trichotillomania (hair pulling). Self esteem. Self sabotage. Skin picking. Social anxiety. Tocophobia. Trauma, PTSD, PTS, CPTSD & trauma.
Described as ‘Closure without disclosure’, the updated Rewind Technique (RT) is a fast and effective way of helping with trauma, PTS, PTSD & CPTSD. This technique is helpful if you have experienced and are struggling to move on from a traumatic, life threatening or extremely stressful event.
The Rewind Technique has the benefit of non-disclosure. So you don’t need to tell me what heppened for this to help.
And only a few sessions are required. Sometimes one session might be enough. This can be booked alongside other hypnotherapy sessions or as a standalone therapy. Contact me to book.
Hypnotherapy combines modern talking therapies such as psychotherapy, CBT, ABT, solution focused counselling & mindfulness with hypnosis. I like to describe hypnosis as the jet pack that moves things along faster!
Clinical Hypnotherapy can help bring about change in a short space of time
The Original RT can quickly help release the trauma of PTSD & CPTSD
When the problem is a symptom of something else