Help for Compulsive Behaviour

Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and counselling in Bristol and Online

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secret compulsive urges? Feeling as if you have no ability to control yourself? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that compulsive behaviour patterns like compulsive gambling, compulsive lying, compulsive binging, or compulsive hand-washing often have an underlying logic to them and can therefore be successfully resolved. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE! For your privacy, no email registration required!If you’re looking for help to overcome compulsive behaviour, whether in the form of compulsive eating or binging, compulsive cheating, compulsive lying, compulsive gambling, or any other form of compulsive behaviour, and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as a compulsion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS A COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Compulsive behaviour can come in many forms. Common forms include compulsive lying or compulsive cheating, compulsive stealing, compulsive eating and drinking, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling. Compulsions may also include compulsive cleaning, compulsive hand-washing, or compulsive checking or reassurance-seeking, as can be the case in the symptoms of OCD. A compulsion is an overwhelming urge to perform a particular behaviour or action, which is usually accompanied by a haunting sense that not doing the behaviour will lead to significant distress or cause something 'bad' to happen.

 

 

When you sufferer from a compulsion, you aren't simply doing something you want. In many cases sufferers don't actually want to act on the urge, it's that you feel you have to. Compulsive behaviours are often preceded by a growing sense of anxiety or stress. Rest assured if you are experiencing a compuslive behaviour that you aren't simply weak or weird. Compulsions are a recognised psychological phenomenon that can emerge for a number of reasons, and can occur to anyone if the conditions are right.

 

 

 

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A COMPULSION?

 

If you find yourself repeating a certain behaviour or action - having a sense that there is something inside you but outside of your control - and no matter how many times you try to stop it you keep doing it, it is likely you are experiencing a compulsive behaviour. Compulsive behaviours are often secretive. In many cases you are the only one that knows, and you dread the thought of anyone finding out. Compulsive behaviour tends to follow a similar pattern as seen in the compsulive behaviour cycle below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of compulsive behaviour so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Compulsive behaviours like gambling, lying, binge eating, and so on are usually caused by an algorithm in the computer, and because you can't 'see' it you can't actaully stop it from running. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you running smoothly once again!

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your compulsive behaviour patterns, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stuck in a compulsive behaviour cycle sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your compulsive rituals and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing urges and compulsions, while others have been battling with things like compulsive lying, bulimia, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling for a number of years. For some clients compulsive behaviours are part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you bring your compulsive behaviour to an end you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with things like compulsive gambling, compulsive eating, compulsive drinking, and compulsive lying or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming compulsive urges and behaviours, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

FREE initial consultation

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

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Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secret compulsive urges? Feeling as if you have no ability to control yourself? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that compulsive behaviour patterns like compulsive gambling, compulsive lying, compulsive binging, or compulsive hand-washing often have an underlying logic to them and can therefore be successfully resolved. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE! For your privacy, no email registration required!If you’re looking for help to overcome compulsive behaviour, whether in the form of compulsive eating or binging, compulsive cheating, compulsive lying, compulsive gambling, or any other form of compulsive behaviour, and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as a compulsion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS A COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Compulsive behaviour can come in many forms. Common forms include compulsive lying or compulsive cheating, compulsive stealing, compulsive eating and drinking, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling. Compulsions may also include compulsive cleaning, compulsive hand-washing, or compulsive checking or reassurance-seeking, as can be the case in the symptoms of OCD. A compulsion is an overwhelming urge to perform a particular behaviour or action, which is usually accompanied by a haunting sense that not doing the behaviour will lead to significant distress or cause something 'bad' to happen.

 

 

When you sufferer from a compulsion, you aren't simply doing something you want. In many cases sufferers don't actually want to act on the urge, it's that you feel you have to. Compulsive behaviours are often preceded by a growing sense of anxiety or stress. Rest assured if you are experiencing a compuslive behaviour that you aren't simply weak or weird. Compulsions are a recognised psychological phenomenon that can emerge for a number of reasons, and can occur to anyone if the conditions are right.

 

 

 

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A COMPULSION?

 

If you find yourself repeating a certain behaviour or action - having a sense that there is something inside you but outside of your control - and no matter how many times you try to stop it you keep doing it, it is likely you are experiencing a compulsive behaviour. Compulsive behaviours are often secretive. In many cases you are the only one that knows, and you dread the thought of anyone finding out. Compulsive behaviour tends to follow a similar pattern as seen in the compsulive behaviour cycle below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of compulsive behaviour so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Compulsive behaviours like gambling, lying, binge eating, and so on are usually caused by an algorithm in the computer, and because you can't 'see' it you can't actaully stop it from running. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you running smoothly once again!

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your compulsive behaviour patterns, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stuck in a compulsive behaviour cycle sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your compulsive rituals and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing urges and compulsions, while others have been battling with things like compulsive lying, bulimia, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling for a number of years. For some clients compulsive behaviours are part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you bring your compulsive behaviour to an end you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with things like compulsive gambling, compulsive eating, compulsive drinking, and compulsive lying or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming compulsive urges and behaviours, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

FREE initial consultation

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secret compulsive urges? Feeling as if you have no ability to control yourself? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that compulsive behaviour patterns like compulsive gambling, compulsive lying, compulsive binging, or compulsive hand-washing often have an underlying logic to them and can therefore be successfully resolved. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!If you’re looking for help to overcome compulsive behaviour, whether in the form of compulsive eating or binging, compulsive cheating, compulsive lying, compulsive gambling, or any other form of compulsive behaviour, and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as a compulsion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS A COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Compulsive behaviour can come in many forms. Common forms include compulsive lying or compulsive cheating, compulsive stealing, compulsive eating and drinking, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling. Compulsions may also include compulsive cleaning, compulsive hand-washing, or compulsive checking or reassurance-seeking, as can be the case in the symptoms of OCD. A compulsion is an overwhelming urge to perform a particular behaviour or action, which is usually accompanied by a haunting sense that not doing the behaviour will lead to significant distress or cause something 'bad' to happen.

 

 

When you sufferer from a compulsion, you aren't simply doing something you want. In many cases sufferers don't actually want to act on the urge, it's that you feel you have to. Compulsive behaviours are often preceded by a growing sense of anxiety or stress. Rest assured if you are experiencing a compuslive behaviour that you aren't simply weak or weird. Compulsions are a recognised psychological phenomenon that can emerge for a number of reasons, and can occur to anyone if the conditions are right.

 

 

 

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A COMPULSION?

 

If you find yourself repeating a certain behaviour or action - having a sense that there is something inside you but outside of your control - and no matter how many times you try to stop it you keep doing it, it is likely you are experiencing a compulsive behaviour. Compulsive behaviours are often secretive. In many cases you are the only one that knows, and you dread the thought of anyone finding out. Compulsive behaviour tends to follow a similar pattern as seen in the compsulive behaviour cycle below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of compulsive behaviour so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Compulsive behaviours like gambling, lying, binge eating, and so on are usually caused by an algorithm in the computer, and because you can't 'see' it you can't actaully stop it from running. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you running smoothly once again!

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your compulsive behaviour patterns, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stuck in a compulsive behaviour cycle sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your compulsive rituals and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing urges and compulsions, while others have been battling with things like compulsive lying, bulimia, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling for a number of years. For some clients compulsive behaviours are part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you bring your compulsive behaviour to an end you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with things like compulsive gambling, compulsive eating, compulsive drinking, and compulsive lying or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming compulsive urges and behaviours, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

The Bristol Psychotherapy

& Hypnotherapy Clinic

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secret compulsive urges? Feeling as if you have no ability to control yourself? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that compulsive behaviour patterns like compulsive gambling, compulsive lying, compulsive binging, or compulsive hand-washing often have an underlying logic to them and can therefore be successfully resolved. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR

 

If you’re looking for help to overcome compulsive behaviour, whether in the form of compulsive eating or binging, compulsive cheating, compulsive lying, compulsive gambling, or any other form of compulsive behaviour, and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as a compulsion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!

 

 

 

WHAT IS A COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Compulsive behaviour can come in many forms. Common forms include compulsive lying or compulsive cheating, compulsive stealing, compulsive eating and drinking, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling. Compulsions may also include compulsive cleaning, compulsive hand-washing, or compulsive checking or reassurance-seeking, as can be the case in the symptoms of OCD. A compulsion is an overwhelming urge to perform a particular behaviour or action, which is usually accompanied by a haunting sense that not doing the behaviour will lead to significant distress or cause something 'bad' to happen.

 

 

When you sufferer from a compulsion, you aren't simply doing something you want. In many cases sufferers don't actually want to act on the urge, it's that you feel you have to. Compulsive behaviours are often preceded by a growing sense of anxiety or stress. Rest assured if you are experiencing a compuslive behaviour that you aren't simply weak or weird. Compulsions are a recognised psychological phenomenon that can emerge for a number of reasons, and can occur to anyone if the conditions are right.

 

 

 

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A COMPULSION?

 

If you find yourself repeating a certain behaviour or action - having a sense that there is something inside you but outside of your control - and no matter how many times you try to stop it you keep doing it, it is likely you are experiencing a compulsive behaviour. Compulsive behaviours are often secretive. In many cases you are the only one that knows, and you dread the thought of anyone finding out. Compulsive behaviour tends to follow a similar pattern as seen in the compsulive behaviour cycle below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of compulsive behaviour so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Compulsive behaviours like gambling, lying, binge eating, and so on are usually caused by an algorithm in the computer, and because you can't 'see' it you can't actaully stop it from running. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you running smoothly once again!

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your compulsive behaviour patterns, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stuck in a compulsive behaviour cycle sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your compulsive rituals and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing urges and compulsions, while others have been battling with things like compulsive lying, bulimia, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling for a number of years. For some clients compulsive behaviours are part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you bring your compulsive behaviour to an end you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with things like compulsive gambling, compulsive eating, compulsive drinking, and compulsive lying or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming compulsive urges and behaviours, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

© SEBASTIAN T. EASTWOOD-BLOOM 2018

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secret compulsive urges? Feeling as if you have no ability to control yourself? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that compulsive behaviour patterns like compulsive gambling, compulsive lying, compulsive binging, or compulsive hand-washing often have an underlying logic to them and can therefore be successfully resolved. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR

 

If you’re looking for help to overcome compulsive behaviour, whether in the form of compulsive eating or binging, compulsive cheating, compulsive lying, compulsive gambling, or any other form of compulsive behaviour, and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as a compulsion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!

 

 

 

WHAT IS A COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Compulsive behaviour can come in many forms. Common forms include compulsive lying or compulsive cheating, compulsive stealing, compulsive eating and drinking, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling. Compulsions may also include compulsive cleaning, compulsive hand-washing, or compulsive checking or reassurance-seeking, as can be the case in the symptoms of OCD. A compulsion is an overwhelming urge to perform a particular behaviour or action, which is usually accompanied by a haunting sense that not doing the behaviour will lead to significant distress or cause something 'bad' to happen.

 

 

When you sufferer from a compulsion, you aren't simply doing something you want. In many cases sufferers don't actually want to act on the urge, it's that you feel you have to. Compulsive behaviours are often preceded by a growing sense of anxiety or stress. Rest assured if you are experiencing a compuslive behaviour that you aren't simply weak or weird. Compulsions are a recognised psychological phenomenon that can emerge for a number of reasons, and can occur to anyone if the conditions are right.

 

 

 

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A COMPULSION?

 

If you find yourself repeating a certain behaviour or action - having a sense that there is something inside you but outside of your control - and no matter how many times you try to stop it you keep doing it, it is likely you are experiencing a compulsive behaviour. Compulsive behaviours are often secretive. In many cases you are the only one that knows, and you dread the thought of anyone finding out. Compulsive behaviour tends to follow a similar pattern as seen in the compsulive behaviour cycle below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of compulsive behaviour so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Compulsive behaviours like gambling, lying, binge eating, and so on are usually caused by an algorithm in the computer, and because you can't 'see' it you can't actaully stop it from running. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you running smoothly once again!

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your compulsive behaviour patterns, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stuck in a compulsive behaviour cycle sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your compulsive rituals and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing urges and compulsions, while others have been battling with things like compulsive lying, bulimia, compulsive sexual behaviour, and compulsive gambling for a number of years. For some clients compulsive behaviours are part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you bring your compulsive behaviour to an end you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with things like compulsive gambling, compulsive eating, compulsive drinking, and compulsive lying or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming compulsive urges and behaviours, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required