18th August 2022 
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Do you

Want to change your outlook on life?

Need some help to sort things out? A listening ear?

A place to feel safe, accepted, free to say what needs to be said?

Working with a trained counsellor or hypnotherapist can help you make sense of the past, sort out issues and get your life back on track.


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James Seal Counsellor
NLP practitioner and Hypnotherapist

Wondering what NLP and Hypnotherapy involves? Click here to find out.

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Counselling and Hypnotherapy. James Seal

James Seal

As an Integrative counsellor I work using a variety of counselling methods and what that means for you is that hopefully together we can establish a tailor made way of working that helps you. When you come to see me you have a chance to talk and I have an chance to listen. You can talk as much or as little as you like and you can decide what we do and do not talk about. My intention is that together we can create an environment where you will feel safe enough to do speak about what you need to speak about.

Its very difficult to give a general description of what takes place in counselling as each client counsellor relationship is different. However I hope to provide you with a kind supportive space, where you will feel respected and valued as a person. I also hope that you will feel comfortable to talk with me about what troubles you and that I can provide an opportunity for you to be truly listened to and understood.

Areas of counselling I deal with
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Work-related stress

Therapies offered

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Gestalt therapy
Person-centred therapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Transactional analysis

A little more about me

I am an Integrative counsellor who has specialised in using mindfulness based approaches, both individually and in groups to support those suffering from depression and anxiety. I offer individual counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience:
Biology Degree ( Exeter university)
Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy ( Exeter University )
Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Iron Mill College Exeter.
NLP . Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Trainer - John Seymour associates Bristol.
Hypnotherapy, Institute of Hypnotherapy, California .

I charge 65 per session. Each session lasts one hour.

You can find out more about me here: www.jamesseal.co.uk
You can contact me via my website or by phoning me on 07379 902713

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NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Hypnotherapy

NLP Helps you to deal with the effects of past experiences.
It is particularly well known for its Phobia treatment, in many cases helping people to get rid of a phobia within hours or even minutes.
NLP starts from the belief that you are not broken and that you don't need to be “fixed” rather that your mind has learned, and is applying, a strategy that isn't suitable to the situation.
Starting with this belief, NLP attempts to exchange the processes that your mind is using for those used by people who are successfully achieving the same goals as you. If for example you are struggling with an addiction to something that is bad for you, NLP would say that the addiction strategy that you have is good but it's attached to the wrong thing, so why not make use of it for something positive, like eating healthily.
NLP is often used in combination with Hypnotherapy to great effect. Paul Mckenna, Derren Brown and Anthony Robbins are all well known proponents of NLP and regularly use NLP techniques.

Not to be confused with Stage Hypnosis, hypnotherapy makes use of the subconscious part of your mind to help you to make changes in your life.
It can be used to effectively deal with addictions, bad habits, anxiety, fears, phobias and to build confidence, motivation and many other positive traits.
Hypnotherapy makes use of your natural ability to move between altered states. This is something that everyone does all the time, if you've ever been travelling along a route that you regularly use and found that you can't remember the last few minutes - then you were in an altered state commonly known as “trance”.
The hypnotherapist will help you to shift into this altered state deliberately and then give carefully designed suggestions directly to your subconscious, to help you to make the changes you need.

James Seal

Please note that all our therapists are appropriately qualified and are all self employed professionals independently accountable.

DIRECTIONS Massage and Wellbeing Centre, 18 Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS - you will find us at the Museum end of Gandy Street, just off the High Street and right in the heart of the city. The entrance is next door to Moko. Walk through into the courtyard and the door is on the right. Press the intercom for entry, come up to the first floor reception area and take a seat. Your therapist will come out to fetch you. Please make an appointment by phoning or emailing as per the contact details at the top of the page.

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