Paul McGlone, BSc(Hons)Soc, DipCD, FETC, CertED, MTSH.Dip.(Hyp), HPD, GQHP, Cert NLP, Cert.PLR., GHR Reg
I am a hypnotherapist in Moulton, Northwich, Cheshire, near Chester, Crewe, Runcorn, Warrington and Manchesterusing hypnosis within hypnotherapy for a wide range of conditions including programmes to help you to overcome obsessive compulsive thoughts, behaviourand rituals. We are within easy traveling distance of Altrincham, Sale, Lymm, Knutsford, Holmes Chapel, Sandbach, Nantwich, Tarporley, Tarvin, Wilmslowand other towns in the Cheshire , Staffordshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire, and Lancashireareas.
While not as common as some of the other anxiety conditions obsessive compulsive disorder, OCDfor short is experienced by about 1 in 50 people. It is marked by a feeling of an inability to control anxiety-producing obsessional thoughts, images or soundswhich constantly intrude on the person's mind and cause considerable distress. People often feel a compulsionto perform behaviours / ritualsin an attempt to seek some temporary relief. We have probably all had the experience from time to time of repeatedly checking that we have locked the back door at night before retiring to bed. However with someone experiencing OCDsuch thoughts and behaviours often dominate their day and can be extremely distressing. Most people with OCD manage to carry on with their daily life albeit with difficulty. In extreme cases the disorder can be very debilitating making daily routine very difficult. Avoidance of certain situations may be a feature.
The focus of the obsessive compulsive thoughts and behaviour can vary greatly. Commonly occuring obsessionsfocus around a fear of dirt/germswith related compulsive, repeated washing of hands. In some cases thoughts of harming people close to you, or performing sexual actsor other behaviours that are against the person's fundamental beliefs and valuesare prevalent. People may spend long periods of time checking things, touching or countingthem, or become obsessional about order and tidiness. Some people experience intrusive sounds or music. Sometimes certain wordsor thoughtsmust be avoided out of fear that thinking, readingor writingthem will result in actual harm to loved ones. The same obsessive anxiety can occur in relation to numbers. Any interruption / deviation from a ritualoften means that it will have to be started again from the beginning.
OCD can first occur during childhood but more frequently first occurs during adolescence or early adulthood. The pattern of severity can vary over time. As with other forms of severe anxiety it can be accompanied by depression. In some people eating disorders may occur.
An assessment may include some of the following:
Depending upon the above we will then agree a programme of hypnotherapy to help you to achieve freedom and calm. This could include:
The above is not exhaustive but will give you an indication of the general approach. All of the above would involve the use of direct and indirect suggestions, visualisation, imagery, etc. Because we are working together with your unconscious mind we are tapping into resources to help you change which are usually not easily accessible to your conscious mind.
The number of sessions required is likely to be four or more depending upon the degree of complexity involved. For full details of fees please click here .
If you feel we may be able to help you through hypnotherapy please do not hesitate to contact us. You can always telephone us for a chat without any obligation. You can phone us on 01606 590 288 or Mobile: 07904 162904 or please click here to send me a message using a Contact Form.
Our postal address is:Paul McGlone
"Tranquil Spirit" is only 15 mins by car from Junction 18 (Holmes Chapel Junction) on the M6 .
We are 2.9 miles/7 mins by road from Winsford Railway Station 3.7 miles/10 mins by road from Hartford Railway Station both stations being on the Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Streetline operated by London Midland. You can view a timetable by Clicking Here
We are 12 mins/4.6 miles by road from Northwich Railway Station and 10 mins/3.6 miles by road from Greenbank Railway Station both stations being on the Manchester Picadilly to Chesterline operated by Northern. You can view a timetable by Clicking Here
There are also regular bus services from the Northwich, Winsford, Crewe and Warrington directions.
If you do not live nearby and it would be difficult for you to travel to us it may still be possible for us to do a home visit if you live in the Cheshire, Merseyside or Greater Manchester areas. If you opt for this you will need to ensure the use of a room which will be relatively quiet and free from disturbance. Please contact me for further details.