Migraine & Tension Headache

Often described as a moderate or severe headache, with a throbbing pain on one side of the head, Migraine is a common condition affecting one in five women and around one in 15 men

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The exact cause of migraines is unknown, however they are thought to be the result of changes in the chemicals and blood vessels in the brain. Some people have known triggers including stress, tiredness or certain foods and drinks.

Migraines & Headaches

Although there is currently no known cure, there are a number of different medications available to help reduce the symptoms and prevent further migraine attacks. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly, eating regular meals, staying hydrated and limiting your alcohol intake can all help to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. Where stress or anxiety may be the cause, hypnotherapy, self hypnosis and mindfulness may be able help to reduce the number and frequency of migraines or tension headaches.

Which therapy?

The most effective therapy for you depends on your individual situation. Many people have found hypnotherapy helpful for migraines and tension headaches. Using a combination of hypnosis and therapy, stress management and anxiety release techniques can be taught, which will enable you to feel calmer and more in control, whilst reducing some of the emotional stress which may be contributing to or causing your migraines. Regular self hypnosis practise may also be helpful in reducing migraine attacks.

What to expect

The first step is to book an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your situation in more detail as well as answering any questions you may have and deciding on the best options for you. We will also do some hypnosis, if appropriate, to introduce you to hypnotherapy and help you prepare for future sessions. Many people find between 4 to 6 hypnotherapy sessions helpful for migraines and tension headaches and occasionally further sessions may be required.

Looking for more information?

You can find more information and answers to some of the questions that people often ask on the FAQs page. Details of costs and therapy session packages is available on the Fees page.

Important information

Migraines and other types of headaches can only be diagnosed by a medical professional. If you have any doubts or concerns about your symptoms, you must see your doctor. You will need a confirmed diagnosis of Migraine or Tension Headache from your doctor before starting any hypnotherapy sessions.

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Initial Consultation

An opportunity to meet, discuss your situation, answer questions and decide on the best options for you.

Before your appointment

When you book your initial consultation, you will receive an email containing your appointment details, along with a link to pay the deposit which is required to confirm your appointment booking. The deposit is payable within 48 hours of booking your appointment and is refunded at or following your final session, subject to the terms in the Client Agreement. Appointments are only confirmed once the deposit has been received.

The email will also contain a link to the online information form which you will need to complete before your appointment. It is important that you provide as much detail as you can on the form because this gives me more information about what you would like help with and enables me to prepare for your appointment.

A map and travel information is also available on the locations page.

During your appointment

Your initial consultation is about building a good overview of your situation and what you would like to change. We will discuss a number of things including:

  • The issue(s) that you would like help with
  • Your goal(s)
  • Health, medical, personal, past history and other relevant issues
  • Appropriate therapy options for your situation
  • Practical details and your role in the therapy process
  • Self help and/or therapeutic tasks between sessions
  • Answering any questions you may have

Your initial consultation also includes your first therapy session. The type of therapy used will depend on your situation, but the main purpose of this first session is to familiarise you with therapy and begin your journey towards where you want to be.

Book an appointment

For more information or to book an appointment, visit the contact page to get in touch.

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