Therapist Thursday – Eileen from Willow Therapies

Every other Thursday we are have a different Solution Focused Hypnotherapist in the TT Hot seat answering questions; Why they trained; What advice they would give others thinking of doing the course; What was their favorite thing about the course and finally the best thing about their job.

Today we are hearing from Eileen of Willow Therapies who specialises in Stress and Anxiety. To find out more about Eileen why not check out her website, Willow Therapies or Facebook page.

Q1 – Why did you train as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist?

I’ve always had an interest in hypnotherapy and qualified in ‘traditional’ hypnotherapy some years ago. I felt there was something missing in my work with clients and was looking for a course to refresh and update my skills when I came across a leaflet on CPHT and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. I did some research and realised that the Solution Focused approach was exactly what I wanted – working with the client to find solutions and focusing on the present and the future rather than dwelling on the problem which had brought them to me in the first place.

Q2 – What one piece of advice would you give someone thinking of training as a SFH?

Go for it, you won’t regret it. Not only will you finish the course with a nationally recognised and accredited qualification that will offer you great career options, but you will also find that it helps in your own day-to-day life. You will look at things differently and be able to manage your own stresses and challenges much more effectively.

Q3 – What was your favourite thing about the course?

The best thing was the variety of people on the course, other participants and tutors. The course was fun and the support from everyone was great throughout. Also knowing the strength of the CPHT network in terms of availability of supervision, CPD courses and potential career progression.

Q4 – What is the best thing about your job?

Seeing the positive change in people as they come to realise that they can overcome some of the issues that they face. The approach we use engages the individual in the process from the start and this allows them to feel ownership of the outcome. It’s not something that is ‘done’ to them and they walk away with a solution that is of their own making.

Long term career options, great colleagues, ongoing support from CPHT and the AfSFH, able to work over Zoom – I could go on!

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