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Cardiff Therapy

Cardiff Therapy: Which Therapy?

Cardiff Therapy: Useful advice when deciding on a suitable course of therapy. 

Cardiff Therapy: Accepting help

Some anxiety and stress is only natural in modern day to day living. When these issues accumulate, it can begin to affect your personal health, relationships and work. There may come a point when you decide that enough is enough and want some external help to deal with your issues. You may have talked with your family and friends and discussed matters with your doctor.For many people, the first hurdle is overcoming personal feelings of failure before being ready to receive help. Naturally, you want to resolve these issues by yourself, but your own beliefs from traumatic life experiences can be self-limiting. You can hear what people are telling you but their help isn’t going deep enough to influence a change. By accepting help, you are taking the courageous step to open up to the possibilities of change. With the right help, it can release you from the chains of self-doubt, helplessness and rumination. 

Cardiff Therapy: What conditions can be treated?

There are a wide range of conditions that can be treated with Cardiff therapy. You could be suffering with panic attacks or you are struggling to make a change in your life. Quite often there have been some traumatic experiences in your past and you are trying to understand yourself better. You may classify your issue as something specific and want that treated as your therapeutic goal.Medically these issues can be classified as stress, anxiety and depression and tend to fall into the following categories:
  • Negative thought patterns, such as “I can’t do anything”, “What’s the point?”, “nobody likes me” etc. These thought patterns limit your beliefs that you can change and block any attempt to resolve your situation.
  • Overwhelming emotions, such as anger, guilt, denial and blame. These emotions can trigger internal feeling of tension that include a racing heart beat and shortness of breath due to associated tension.
  • Dysfunctional behaviour patterns, such as insomnia, comfort eating, habits and addictions, like smoking and drinking alcohol above the recommended amount. These patterns can have further effects on your health, work and relationships when they become excessive.
    Cardiff Therapy: Therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions
    Cardiff Therapy: Therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions

Cardiff Therapy: Which Therapy?

Talking therapies rarely offer a quick fix to your problem, although some may focus on a short-termgoal that you wish to deal with. There are numerous therapies that can be used for a variety of conditions. Although they may have a slightly different theoretical background or approach, many styles will overlap.
  • Some approaches look back at your life as the origin of your problem like psychodynamic and psychoanalytical therapy.
  • Some therapies look at your life now with the self-limiting thoughts and feelings you are using to manage your issue. Mutually agreed goals are formed to work though the problem with your therapist. These include counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).
  • Some approaches focus on the present and future in view of the goal that you present. This can include solution-focused brief therapy.
Whereas some therapies have been researched to treat your condition, it doesn’t always mean that it will be successful with you and your condition. What you believe about the merits of an approach can be a good starting place for seeking a particular type of therapy. 

Cardiff Therapy: Which Therapist?

Some therapists will stay within the boundaries of their treatment protocol and treat your condition according to a set programme (number of treatment sessions). However, some therapists have a very flexible approach to how they treat you and your condition. They will estimate the course of treatment but they will design the course of therapy according to the feedback you present. Using this approach, the therapy is paced to your individual needs and other commitments. 

Cardiff Therapy: Ask questions about your therapy

There are some useful questions that you can ask a therapist prior to starting a course of therapy. This will help you find out if you can collaborate within a therapeutic relationship. It is advisable to find out as much as you can about your therapy before starting a course of treatment. Questions can cover the following issues:
  • How they will approach your issue.
  • Any previous experience of treating your condition.
  • When you are likely to benefit from the therapy.
  • The training and registered associations to which the therapist is a member.
  • The terms of confidentiality.

Cardiff Therapy: The cost of treatment and type of venue

Establish the cost of each treatment, the length of each consultation and expected length of the therapy course if it hasn’t been made clear in the advertising literature. You can then establish if the treatment is affordable. Asking a few therapists these questions can give you a guide to the local Cardiff therapy prices. Some Cardiff therapy practitioners may offer concessions and will adjust prices according to your ability to pay. Cardiff therapy can be made available through the NHS or registered charities.Cost per session is not always an indication of quality. Just because you are paying five times as much for a treatment, it doesn’t mean you are getting Cardiff therapy that is five times more effective. Admittedly, there is an unconscious expectation that something is better when you pay more for it. Being emotionally open to being helped is one of the biggest dynamics in the therapy process. The exchange between you and the therapist can facilitate this process, amongst many other issues.You may also want to ask questions about other terms and conditions in your Cardiff therapy. Some therapists will have a cancellation period which you can give notice to cancel without paying a cancellation fee. Some therapists have different payment methods.Cardiff therapy can be conducted at an established practice with a number of different healthcare professionals. It can also be conducted in the therapist’s private practice or even as a home visit. The quality of the Cardiff therapy treatment should normally be the same regardless of the venue. Your expectations however can be different depending on the venue type. For example being treated at a therapy practice can help you to think that you are benefiting from a more professional service. What is important is that you feel relaxed in the venue where your treatment takes place. The venue may affect the treatment fee because of overhead costs for the therapist. 

Cardiff Therapy: Hypnotherapy Cardiff

Hypnotherapy still suffers from outdated images of swinging watches, stage shows and very high expectations from the public. Hypnotherapy is growing in its professionalism however with various hypnotherapists being registered with Hypnotherapy Associations that require a strict professional code of conduct and ethics e.g. The Hypnotherapy Association and General Hypnotherapy Register. Some conditions like IBS can now be treated through the NHS.Hypnotherapy Cardiff can offer a rapid solution to many conditions because the treatment aims to reduce your anxiety and stress levels as part of the hypnotic induction. Whilst in a relaxed state, your mind is more receptive to suggestions and visualisation techniques used by the hypnotherapist. Your therapeutic goals are discussed and the therapeutic suggestions are then incorporated into the hypnotherapy treatment. Hypnotherapy courses are usually shorter in duration than most of the other talking therapies but this can still vary from patient to patient.

For further information on treating your condition with hypnotherapy, contact Hypnotherapy Cardiff