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Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy in Wigan

Wigan Psychotherapy offers a range of psychotherapuetic formulations to help treat re-orientate and re-balance your life, helping in the treatment of psychological disorders, emotional imbalances and to alter unwanted behavioural patterns and compulsions. If you think our services may be of use to you please call 07366153899

Therapist

Christopher Lomas has over a decade of experience working with clients using Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy. He graduated from the MediPsych institute passing the following courses: Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (2009). Diploma in Psycho-Systems Analysis (Holistic Medical Psychotherapy) (2012). Teaching Diploma Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy (2015). Chris utilises a powerful combination of Jungian Psychoanalysis and clinical Hypnotherapy within a holistic-medical research informed framework. He also has a long history of integrating mindfulness techniques within his Clinical practice.

How can we help?

The combination of Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy offered at Wigan Psychotherapy may help treat a range of conditions, for example: Phobias Substance Abuse (Help stop smoking, alcoholism, drugs) Sexual dysfunction Undesirable spontaneous behaviours/bad habits It may also be used to help with: Quality of sleep Learning disorders Professional and personal communication Relationship issues Family Dynamics Hypnotherapy may aid in some physical conditions helping with: Pain management Digestive disorders Skin issues Gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy/chemotherapy If you have a unlisted issue and you wonder if Psychotherapy and/or Clinical Hypnotherapy may help contact us via email or on 07366153899 to talk about whether therapy may suit your needs.

Professional Memberships

Mr Lomas is registered with the following professional organisations: The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). The British Society for Clinical PsychoPhysiology (BSCP). Institute for Psycho Systems Analysis (IPSA). Both the BACP and the FHT are registered with the Professional Standards Authority to assure high standards of practice are maintained.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a powerful Psychological tool utilising Hypnosis which is a state induced using guided relaxation, intense concentration, and hyper focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness, sometimes referred to as a trance. In this state behavioural suggestions seem to be directly communicated to the unconscious, the deeper part of the mind, enabling positive attitude alterations to be deeply absorbed by the client. Hypnotherapy has been demonstrated to be a highly effective clinical tool which can help treat a range of psychological problems and help enable positive behavioural changes.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is used to help treat emotional problems and mental health conditions. Sessions involve talking to the therapist allowing the client to delve deeper into personal problems and worries to deal with unhelpful habits. Psychotherapy aims to help treat a wide range of mental disorders, such as addiction, depression and schizophrenia. It may also be used as a method to re-establish your life on a more positive path or simply as a method to discover more about yourself. Sessions are usually conducted one-to-one however sessions may also utilise other formats such as a family group or partners. Psychotherapy usually involves talking, but sometimes other expressive modalities may be used – for example, art, music and movement. Psychotherapy can help you discuss feelings you have about yourself and other people, particularly family and those close to you. It may allow you to become aware of unconscious problematic behavioural patterns, poorly formulated paradigms and cognitive distortions which affect your quality of life. Jungian Psychotherapy aims to allow individuals to become consciously aware of unconscious drives, impulses and actions allowing greater ability to make positive life choices and re-orientate yourself in order to achieve your goals. Clients usually meet the therapist regularly, most often once a week, for several months. Individual sessions last about 50 minutes, but group sessions are sometimes longer. During your first session a client-therapist treatment 'contract' will be established establishing agreements concerning, amongst other things, preliminary treatment length, aims and goals.

Courses and CPD

Christopher Lomas also helps train Psychotherapists and Clinical Hypnotherapists alongside facilitating workshops and CPD on a host of subjects around Psychotherapy, mental health and self care with the Medipsych Institute - offering advanced insightful and indepth training. For more information visit www.medipsych.net To follow us on Facebook visit www.facebook.com/wiganpsychotherapy/

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  • By appointment only

Testimonials

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What I really liked was the way our the sessions gave me space to focus in on my problems and let me have new ways to see them, I found that really helped me change the way I had been acting

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Havent smoked since the second session. I was ready to quit and I think the hypnosis made that a lot easier

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Their is no 'quick fix' or instant solution to my addiction and it's not been plain-sailing. The therapy sessions I've had helped me alot to start to change my behaviour and outlook and push me in ...

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Please note: in emergency mental health situations call 999.

Examples of mental health emergencies include thinking you're at risk of taking your own life or seriously harming yourself and needing immediate medical attention.

Call 999 if you or someone you know experiences an acute life-threatening mental health emergency.

You can go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety.

You can go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety.

You may be close to acting on suicidal thoughts or have seriously harmed yourself.

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Once at A&E, the team will tend to your immediate physical and mental health needs.

You can call NHS 111 if you or someone you know needs urgent care, but it's not life threatening.

For example:

if you have an existing mental health problem and your symptoms get worse.

if you experience a mental health problem for the first time.

if someone has self-harmed but it does not appear to be life threatening, or they're talking about wanting to self-harm.

If a person shows signs of possible dementia.

If a person is experiencing domestic violence or physical, sexual or emotional abuse

In non-life threatening urgent cases you can also book an emergency GP appointment.

You can also contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment.

In a crisis, you should be offered an appointment with the first available doctor

For more information see: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/dealing-with-a-mental-health-crisis-or-emergency/

Areas Covered

Wigan, Bolton, Bury, West Horton, Hindley, Preston