Happy children become happy adults. Let’s work together to make it happen.

Since setting up as a hypnotherapist in Reading I’ve used hypnotherapy and psychotherapy with children and adolescents on a regular basis. I used to love being with young people as a teacher and it seems as if I’m destined to continue working with them as a therapist too. I love it! I have recently invested a great deal of time, effort and money in training to become a child and adolescent psychotherapist. I’m now qualified, therefore, to work with children of any age. 

Children and adolescents are great subjects when working with hypnosis. They’re generally more open-minded and their imaginations are enormously powerful. Sometimes this is to their detriment but hypnotherapy can turn their imaginations into powerful allies. This, when combined with my knowledge and experience of child and adolescent psychotherapy means that I am uniquely placed, within Reading and Oxford, to offer a combination of these approaches to children and young people in these cities.

Given the fact that children and adolescents are currently experiencing a tsunami of mental health problems, following on from the years of covid restrictions, this is a timely development for the people of Reading and Oxford. CAMHs are overwhelmed. I’ve even heard of 18 month waiting lists. If your child desperately needs help, here and now, then perhaps I could help.

I work with children and young people on a regular basis.

hypnotherapy for childrenOnce upon a time I enjoyed seeing children grasp some skill or new understanding within a classroom setting.

Now that my practice has expanded into Wallingford, Thame, London and Oxford I’ve been helping children to overcome problems which don’t just hold them back in a school but which hold them back from making the best of themselves in life as a whole.

Children deserve the best possible start in life and their families deserve to enjoy their time together. I love the fact that my work with a client benefits the whole family, helping them to enjoy time together more fully and thus benefiting society as a whole. 

I’ve worked with hundreds of children and adolescents. They can learn to leave their grief, anger, depression, bad habits and fear behind them. These things are all a part of life but they can learn to become skilled in recognising, moderating and resolving them. Others have been their first. Your child could too.

If your child is between four and eighteen then consider giving me a call in order to discover how I would work to help them to achieve their goals. I’ll be glad to talk with you.

I’m now a trained Child and Adolescent Counsellor

hypnotherapy for teenagers and stressThere are plenty of hypnotherapists who work with children. The problem, however, is that too many have no experience of them. They treat them like little adults and, besides using shorter words and childlike metaphors, have no idea of their developmental stages or capacity for change or comprehension. They’re just another fee in the bank.

There are plenty of counsellors who work with children. They may have the understanding but they all too often (in the words of my younger clients) ‘just talk’, ‘repeat what I said back to me’ or – as parents report – ‘let him play in the sand for months on end’.

I’m now training further, to become a child and adolescent psychotherapist. I’m almost finished with the second year of a two year course whicb will lead me to UKCP registration for my work with children as well as with adults. You can read more on how I might work with your son or daughter here.

I am training to combine my existing knowledge of children, of hypnotherapy and of counselling with the best approaches in child psychotherapy available. I’m never going to click my fingers and expect your child to be transformed. Neither, however, do I believe that allowing a child to endlessly indulge in play without direction will be the most effective and speediest means of effecting change. 

Children will work at their own pace and yet rapport together with the applied approaches of a well-informed hypno child-psychotherapist could render the process that bit more fluid and rapid. 

If you’d like to learn more then please do get in touch. I’d be glad to talk with you.

Hypnotherapy could help your child too!

I’d very much like to help your child to overcome his or her problem. The whole family will benefit as a result. That would be a worthwhile investment of time and effort, wouldn’t it?!

If you’d like to help your child to overcome a problem then click here to see me in Reading / Wallingford, here to see me in Thame and here to see me in Oxford. Click here to see me in London. 

Children and young people don’t just come to see me from Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. I have such clients from all over the country. Some of them are brought long distances to see me. Others meet me once or twice before continuing with their hypnotherapy via Vsee, a medium which is much like Skype.

Where possible, however, it’s best to meet and work face to face. It’s for this reason that I’ve recently taken on and furnished the therapy room you see in the photograph. It’s in Reading, Berkshire. The new clients I’ve seen in recent weeks have loved it. The only problem seems to be persuading them to leave at the end of the session!

Which conditions and problems can I work with?

hypnotherapy for teenagersIt’s here that I need to stress that I’m not a qualified child psychotherapist. Yet!

I am presently undertaking a two year conversion course which will lead to my being a UKCP registered child and adolescent psychotherapist.

I think, at that point, I’ll be the only person in Oxfordshire and Berkshire who is extensively qualified in both working with young people and hypnotherapy.

I am currently working on blending my existing practice with play therapy, sand-tray work and a whole host of other child-friendly interventions.

Due to my extensive experience of working with children I am considered to be suitably qualified to work with problems and difficulties encountered by tweens and adolescents. This course will help me to build the skills necessary for working with children under the age of ten. In fact, it’s already doing so and the  very young clients I’m currently working with are doing very well.

Why not rely on hypnosis alone? Well, younger children don’t always have the vocabulary to describe their feelings and problems. They may also lack the ability to understand those words  and concepts employed by therapists. So, in these circumstances they can be helped to express and process their feelings through play. Sand, art, craft, play and lego can all be a fantastic means of expressing what’s going on inside. Hypnosis can still be used, of course, but combined with other methodologies I’m finding  it to be far more powerful.

Keep reading to find out more about the conditions I work with.

Which problems could I help with?

I’ve seen children for problems of adjustment following divorce, anger management issues, exam nerves, enuresis, panic attacks, encopresis, anxiety, asperger’s syndrome, OCD,  pathological demand avoidance, phobias, school refusal, insomnia, trichotilomania,  conversion disorder, emetophobia, thumb-sucking, separation anxiety, confidence and much, much more.

If I haven’t listed the problem which your child faces then please get in touch with me. I’m bound to have worked with something similar.

My ability to build rapport with children, combined with my abilities as a psychotherapist seems to be a winning combination. In fact, I do believe that my success rate (as far as this can be ascertained at all) seems to be even greater with children than with adults.

Hypnotherapy for children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome

aspergers teenager hypnotherapyMany of my child clients are on the autistic spectrum. My eldest daughter is also on the spectrum (asperger’s) and so I have a good understanding of the problems which this condition can bring.

I love working with these children, all children, adolescents and teenagers.

I have helped them to feel more at home with their own selves. I have helped them to leave anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, angry meltdowns and much more behind them. 

Hypnotherapy helped them to resolve their problems, for good, leaving them free to blossom into fully functioning and well-adjusted young adults. Your child could learn to do the same too!

To read some more about my use of hypnotherapy with asperger’s please click here

So, if your child has a problem which isn’t seated in any great trauma (abuse, PTSD or similar – we’ll discuss this when you call) then I believe that I have the right combination of experience, training and understanding to help. 

Get in touch and we’ll discuss how I can help your child to be free of that problem

contact resolved hypnotherapyChildren and teenagers are usually excellent at hypnosis. They have tonnes of imagination and younger children, in particular, are very open minded.

If you’d like to enquire as to how I could help your son or daughter then please do get in touch.

You could call on 01865 600970 / 07786 123736 / 01183 280284 or email me at paul@resolvedhypnotherapy.co.uk. You could even use the contact form below. I’d be glad to talk with you.

I’m fully CRB checked and am more than happy to conduct the first part of a first session with a parent present – should the child and / or parent wish it. 

Your son or daughter can be free of whatever it is which bothers them. They don’t need to simply put up with it. If you’d like to get in touch in order to explore how I can help you and your child then please:

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Resolved! Hypnotherapy Reading also operates in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and other parts of Berkshire

Resolved! Hypnotherapy Reading also operates in Wallingford and Oxford, also seeing clients from Didcot, Cholsey, Moulsford, Abingdon, Henley, Benson, Nettlebed, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wheatley, Thame, Long Crendon, Haddenham, Chinnor and other areas of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Home visits can be arranged if necessary.