A warm welcome to Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis.
At this point, you may be unsure, of what exactly you require in order to help you make desired changes in your life. Naturally, the word 'therapy' may have a number of connotations for you and it can conjure up various thoughts and ideas. The purpose of this website is to reassure you that change is possible and that there are powerful and effective evidenced based therapeutic techniques, which have aided countless numbers of people to achieve long-term benefits from therapy. Although it may feel difficult to take that first step, therapy can offer you the chance to overcome difficulties leading to a more rewarding and satisfying life.
Evidence Based Approach
The vast majority of people underestimate the potential and power, which they possess in their mind. Learning to develop the power of the human mind has huge potential and life changing consequences.
I am passionate about my work. I work very hard to aid my clients in reaching the highest level of success possible for them. Personal issues have many facets, thus my approach involves tailoring treatment plans to the individual. Having worked with many clients with wide and varied range of challenges in their lives, adhering to the principles of evidence-based practice provides my clients with the confidence that the treatment they receive, will work and very importantly, that it will result in long-term benefits.
Skills Training Approach - Skills for Life
Taking a skills training approach to therapy, I train my clients in self - help techniques. I ensure clients have a range of tools and resources fundamental to health and well-being. I treat you as an individual; aiming to ensure you obtain the very best out of each session. The treatment plans I put together are based on substantiated principles and protocols of cognitive behavioural therapy, utilising hypnosis to increase effectiveness. The evidence basis for this integration means the effectiveness of the therapy you receive increases significantly. One leaves the consultation room with a feeling of well being, psychological resilience and confidence in their ability to deal with life's difficulties.
Discovering inner strengths - enhancing enjoyment of life
In my view, mysterious concepts are obsolete in therapy. It is important that therapy makes sense to clients. I place emphasis on educating, empowering, inspiring and motivating my clients. Learning a skill, such as self-hypnosis consists of learning to regain freedom in thoughts and behaviour, harnessing the potential of your mind. The enormity and profound ability each of us possess in our mind, is remarkable. Research clearly reveals that empowering clients to gain control in their lives, results in psychological resilience and impacts positively on health.
I invite you to have a browse through the website; there are various pages containing useful information, in addition to, articles which you may find interesting and possibly satisfy your curiosity.
If you have any questions please contact me, I would love to hear from you.
Wishing you all the best,
Amanda Walsh at Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis
Research and study in the area of psychology provides your therapist Amanda Walsh, a member of the British Psychological Society with an excellent knowledge of individual's social, emotional, cognitive and perceptual capabilities and limitations. Study in the area of psychology, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis equips your therapist with a comprehensive knowledge of the application of psychological research and theory to practical, societal and professional contexts.
Your therapist has developed invaluable analysis skills, which include the capacity to identify and evaluate general patterns in behaviour and psychological functioning. Through her career Amanda has acquired and developed the capacity to design, conduct and compile psychological research. This research grounded within academic literature, complies with established ethical principles and guidelines. Moreover, it consisted of employing a range of established research methods and data analysis. The demand and dedication required when carrying out research unfolded to become a significant high point for Amanda in her career development. Conducting research, directly impacted on Amanda's determination to search for an evidence based therapy. Amanda Walsh at Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis combines the two most powerful and effective psychological therapies namely cognitive behavioural therapy and clinical hypnotherapy. This integration referred to as Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) uncovered as one of the most evidence based therapeutic interventions, available today in the field of psychology and psychotherapy. For instance, it is one of the most effective treatments for anxiety, stress, panic attacks and social anxiety.
Extensive research investigation has produced a considerable amount of information on psychotherapy and psychological therapies. Findings from well-designed empirically validated research are the bases for the techniques utilised by Amanda Walsh. Employing a skills training approach, you are trained in using skills and techniques based on years of evidence-based research in the area of psychology, psychotherapy, physiology and related fields. Consequently, comprehensive evidenced based therapy saves you time and saves you money. Effective treatment results in a sense of well-being and psychological resilience, enhancing personal contentment and fulfilment.
The above information is important to highlight for clients. Every client has the right to the best possible treatment available to him or her. Research has lead to significant improvement in the practice of psychological therapies. Amanda Walsh's approach to therapy draws upon findings from empirically validated research. Amanda is dedicated to applying the knowledge of the stringent criteria of empiricism and its strengths, in selecting the most appropriate research, tailoring techniques and protocol to the client, accounting for individual differences, preferences and needs of each of her clients.
Ensuring one is up to date on research and findings, is an essential component in effective treatment outcome. Informed in what constitutes as valid and reliable research, Amanda is dedicated to continuously studying and researching in the area of psychology, psychotherapy, hypnosis and related fields. Adhering to the principle of evidence-based practice provides clients with the confidence that the treatment they receive will work and very importantly, that it will result in long-term benefits. Your therapist is dedicated to employing evidence-based techniques in therapy. To find out more about why rigorous research is crucial to the area of therapy please click here.
Amanda provides a private, comfortable and safe environment. You are free to discuss your problems and difficulties openly and honestly. Information discussed is confidential in accordance with the Professional Codes of Ethics and Practice of the regulatory bodies of which she is proud to be a member: they include The British Psychological Society (BPS), The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).
Amanda Walsh abides by the codes of ethics and professional practice of the regulatory bodies, of which she is proud to be a member. They include they include The British Psychological Society (BPS), The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).
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