Often we find ourselves stuck in a familiar pattern of thinking, feeling or behaving.  We’ve been here before.  It can make us feel uncomfortable and hold us back from realising our potential in our relationships, at home, at work or at school.

Counselling provides a safe and confidential environment to explore these familiar patterns.  It can help you to develop a more robust sense of self, allowing you to move on and develop more fulfilling ways of being.

Work can be short term to a mutually agreed time frame or longer term.  Whatever the nature of the work we do together, we will regularly review the progress we are making and mutually agree the need for any further sessions.


Who we are is a combination of our emotions, thoughts and behaviours. Negative thinking and imagining has a powerful effect when they are accepted without any critical evaluation. Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) integrates cognitive-behavioural approaches with hypnotherapy that are evidence based. Its methods are based on the idea that most anxieties are caused by a destructive negative self-hypnosis.

Negative self-hypnosis, self-defeating thoughts and images can be changed by a process of positive hypnosis. The CBH approach includes homework and, in some cases, Mindfulness. Sessions will help you to identify negative thoughts, images or suggestions, and re-write the anxiety creating thoughts, replacing them with your own positive, constructive suggestions.  The number of sessions can be between six to eight.  We will review your progress at agreed stages and agree any changes in the number of sessions.

insideout_page_imgCBH can help with an enormous range of issues, examples of these include:

  • Anxiety management – social, exams, low confidence, assertiveness
  • Improving performance – sports, sexual, work, studying, public speaking
  • Fears and Phobias – flying, snakes, spiders
  • Sleep disorders – insomnia
  • Disruptive habits – nail biting, smoking
  • Increase motivation

CBH is a simple, down to earth and common sense therapy. By relaxing, thinking positively and picturing your goals, CBH can help you to progressively improve your outlook, and change behaviours.


At InsideOut we love to inspire people to reach their full potential.

Perhaps you are someone who has found your way here looking for help setting goals at work, in relationships or in life in general?
You may be an employer looking to inspire your team to become better leaders, and develop their talents, your greatest asset.

Maybe you are a school or college looking to provide some bespoke workshops for staff, students or parents around behaviour, team building or mental health awareness?

Contact us to find out how we can help you.