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Harmonia Therapy
                      Barbara Gooch
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Fertility2Birth
Counselling-Psychotherapy 
  
Do you struggle with the day to day? Feel low and depressed? Have you ever questioned yourself, who you are and where do you going? Or perhaps there is something from your past which is slowing you down. Have you considered reaching out for that helping hand?
Life is never easy and finding the time to deal with those every day challenges can be difficult
 
I do understand that admitting we have a problem and don't cope very well can be difficult. I can assure you that there is nothing wrong with that, we all have better and worse days in our lives. I have been on the receiving end and the idea of having completely "me time" and talking to somebody who can listen and won't judge, can be very powerful and very comforting. I understand that coming for therapy can be very overwhelming and my aim is to make that as comfortable as possible.
I believe that the quality of a relationship between therapist and client is the most important factor. I like to create a safe and warm environment for my clients where they can relax, feel comfortable and then explore their difficulties. Ethics and professionalism is paramount, therefore I like to start with clear and precise boundaries.
 
I like to work in an integrative style, which means that I believe everyone is different therefore everyone can't be treated just using only one approach. It is very important for me to tailor a therapy plan specifically to the client’s needs and personal circumstances not the other way round.    I like to use different therapeutic models in order to understand and address those needs. I'm adapting the way I work using my personal insight and simply listening to you. After all it’s all about your needs; my role is only to assist you in the process of self-healing
 
 Taking therapy can transform your life. Analysing and understanding some of  your behaviours and feelings can give you a huge sense of relief, or just simply having somebody to listen without judging, can bring a peace which you've been seeking for so long.
 
Now is the time to start looking after yourself.
 
 
 
Originating in Poland allows me to provide therapy in two language, English and Polish.
  
 
 

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis has started to become very popular but unfortunately not many people know or understand what it really is. Watching TV and films you can observe the misinterpretation of that phenomenon and people believe that under hypnoses the other person can take advantage and make you do some unusual things. On this point I can assure you that during hypnotherapy I can't do anything you don't want me to do.
 
The Human mind is so powerful that none of us really know how it is working.
Most  people believe that hypnosis is some kind of trance where we become highly suggestible. However none of them actually realise that in the end you are in control, that you have the power to finish at any time or simply ignore something that is too painful. 
 
In everyday life many of us have experienced a hypnotic trance. For example, have you ever experienced the feeling of switching off while you've been driving or cooking and suddenly you realise you have arrived or the meal is ready, but in your mind you've been somewhere else? Because you don’t need to think about what you doing, going in 'autopilot' is your subconscious taking control.
With hypnosis you can learn how to induce this deep stage of relaxation to help yourself with sleeping problems, pain management, anxiety and many others.
 
Hypnotic or suggestive therapy is the oldest of all healing techniques. From the Sleep Temples ( in which people were asked to lie down and listen to somebody chanting to help cure illness with problems as far back as 1550BC) of Egypt, through the histories of ancient Greece and Rome some form of hypnosis has always been an intimate part of all cultures.
 
Hypnosis translated from Greek (Hypnos) means 'to sleep' and, while in the state of hypnosis, a person is very, very relaxed.
Here are only few exsamples witch Hypnotherapy can help with
  1. 1
    Weight Management
    Have you tried everything to lose weight? Do you lose weight and then put it back on? Do you struggle looking in the mirror? Have you ever asked yourself the question why you eat like you eat? What we don’t realize is that the way we see or feel about ourselves is mirroring in the way we eat. How we see, think and feel about food directly influences the way we metabolise our food ! But it doesn't have to be like that. You are the master of your own life and you have the right to feel good about your body. If you are ready to take control, then I’m here to help you. IT IS YOUR BODY-YOU DESERVE TO FEEL GOOD IN IT !!!
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    Anxiety and Panic Attacks
    Do you often feel anxious or have times of panic? Does your anxiety overwhelm you or interfere with your work, friends, or family? If so, you’re not alone.Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Anxiety is defined as nervousness and an inability to relax. Some level of anxiety is normal in human beings; however, excessive anxiety can interfere with relationships, sleeping patterns, eating habits, work, school, and all areas of life. Anxiety can take several forms, including phobias, obsessive-compulsions, and panic attacks' You don't have to be a prisoner in your own body !!! Through hypnotherapy you can learn effective strategies to help you recognise the first indications of anxiety and allow you to manage any symptoms, overcoming negative thought patterns, enabling you to quickly challenge your thoughts so that you can think positively and rationally. With hypnosis you can learn to feel calmer and more relaxed, both physically and mentally. Regaining this control in your life will have a positive effect upon your confidence and self-esteem so that you will feel better about yourself and gain that inner confidence and motivation to achieve future goals.
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    Quit Smoking
    Would you like to stop smoking? Have you tried many times using the different products available on the market but still can't stop? You have found the right place!! As an ex-smoker I use to hate people telling me how easy it is to quit. Until you are in the position of a smoker I believe you can’t really understand how difficult it is to quit, during my studies I was the only one who was a heavy smoker so I heard lots of comments about it. When I finally had to go through the module dedicated to quit smoking, it was like a nightmare. Believe it or not after that module I actually stopped smoking. On the basis of what I learnt alongside my own experience as a smoker, I'm now offering a one off Quit Smoking program. The price includes a free follow up session. So if you really want to stop smoking let me help you. Together we can kick your habit once and for all !! Quit Smoking therapy is a one off session and lasts about 2-3 hours.
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    Fertility
    “Unexplained infertility” actually means that there is no physiological reason for a woman not to become pregnant and this means that probably you feeling very alone, that nobody understands you, Family and friends probably don’t help either by asking when you going to be pregnant. Perhaps you seeing pregnant women’s or with pushchairs everywhere, its feel like you are only one person who can’t conceive? One of the major problems of unexplained infertility is stress (or more specifically, one’s inability to cope with stress) . Conceiving – whether the couple is attempting to conceive naturally or with medical assistance such as IVF – is wrapping with stress. For both of them, there is the worry about why they aren’t conceiving when all the tests appear to be normal. It doesn’t have to be like that, let me help you. Just let me support you and help you through this very emotional time. Hypnosis has been proven to be very effective in removing stress and unresolved issues about having a baby.
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    Hypnobirth
    Are you pregnant, feeling anxious about going into labour? Well you don't need to feel that way!!! I'm offering a HypnoBirth course. This is an amazing programme consisting of three, two hour sessions in which you will learn how to prepare your mind and body for this important event in your life. Reducing any discomfort by relaxing your body, taking control of your thought processes, making positive choices with your birth plan, enhancing a positive bond with your unborn child and welcoming your newborn baby in the most amazing way. In my opinion pregnancy is the most fascinating time in a women's life and the choice of hypnobirth is the best gift you can give yourself, your baby and so often, the forgotten partner. Using Hypnosis to help with labour has shown to reduce the length of the first stage of labour by hours and the second stage from an average of 50 minutes to 37 minutes. 50% of parents using the Fertility2Birth HypnoBirth program have experienced an entire labour lasting less than 5 hours! More information you can find on http://www.fertility2birth.com/