I am looking for a hypnotherapist in central london and wondered whether you could help me here at London Hypnotherapy UK. I have had tremendous problems with the NHS. I just get put on waiting lists and I feel like I am just a number. I am not a number. I am a very anxious person who needs some personal care. Can you help me? You are probably all very busy but if you could book me an appointment soon, I would be very grateful.
It all started last year when I went to work one morning with an aching stomach. I thought to myself, ‘I wonder whether this will get worse and worse. I wonder whether I will get some horrible disease and then die of it. I started to think of the worst scenario. I started to imagine what it would be like to have to have an operation on my gut. Then I started looking at the internet. This made things worse. i went to my GP and she said that she would do some tests. I went to the hospital twice and had various blood tests and scans. Everything was ok, but I still felt terrible. I still had feelings of being cramped up and I had diarrhoea, and a feeling of being bloated. The bloating feeling was the worse. I never really had constipation, but once I took some anti-diarhoeals and they made me really constipated. I then went back to my GP. She prescribed me mebeverine which is a relaxant of some kind. I have tried peppermint oil and Chinese medicine. My GP said that I should cut out yeast from my diet, but that didn’t help. I also noticed that when I was busy at work I had fewer symptoms, but, when I travelled to work and when I started thinking about it when I got home, I was really bad. I would think my condition was getting worse and then it would happen. I think this is definitely psychological. My GP finally told me that I had IBS. She said that this occurred in most cases as a direct result of stress. Is this true. What sort of IBS have I got and hypnotherapy help me with this condition. Thanks B
Thank you for your e-mail. It sounds like you have IBS-D, the form which is diarrhoea predominant–many individuals with this form of IBS also have abdominal pain and some have feelings of being bloated too. Hypnotherapy is extremely helpful in the treatment of IBS. It has been highly successful too. I use hypnosis in conjunction with psychotherapy, and this combined approach has had a tremendous amount of success. The tapproach here, using imagery in the hypnotherapy, and support within the psychotherapeutic context, is to deal with the cause of the problems rather than to manage symptomatlogy. At the follow up too, we have had good results here at London Hypnotherapy UK.
Best of luck
Dr David Kraft, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist
Dr David Kraft (PhD) is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice. His offices are at 10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF, UK. The phone number there is 0207 467 8564. The phones are open from 9am until 10 pm on week days. The phones are also open at the weekend, although 10 Harley Street closes at 5pm. It is not open on bank holidays. Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a full member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). BSCAH is a combined organization of the following organizations: BSCAH and BSMDH. He has a diploma in clinical psychology and two diplomas in clinical hypnotherapy. He has written papers in national and international journals including Contemporary Hypnosis, the journal of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis, and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr David Kraft is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register.
I am in a terrible state. I have been on Citalopram for several months now, I am now feeling worse, and not only do I feel worse, I feel out of control. I feel that the whole world is passing me by and I have no hope. I had a bout of depression when I was seventeen when my mother died. It feels lie this has happened again. I feel like I am a teenager again. I am out of control and I can’t control my emotions. Also, my boyfriend has left me. That’s when I started to get really bad and I went to see my GP. I hope that hypnotherapy can help me to get out of this cycle of depression. I have read a lot of hypnotherapy and how it works and it sounds right up my street. I want to stop taking the medication and start using hypnosis to help me through this difficult time. I need help. Do you teach self hypnosis as well? Thanks. Vicky
The approach that I use combines psychotherapy with hypnotherapy; it is a very powerful and effective form of treatment which has no side effects and it does not use medication. If you would like to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to phone 0207 467 8564.
Dr David Kraft, London Hypnotherapy UK in association with London Psychotherapy
David Kraft has a diploma in clinical psychology (Dip.Cl.Psy), and two diplomas in clinical hypnosis–the DCHyp and the A.Cert.CS.Hyp. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a full member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). He is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register, and has the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice. Dr Kraft works in private practice in central London.
I have been a writer for years. I write children’s books and I have made a good living at this for some time. For about a year now, I have stopped being able to write. My whole world has fallen apart. I love writing and enjoy reading my stories to my wife and my children. I can’t do this now. I feel useless. I feel that I have lost my strength, add I am most terrified about the thought that I may not ever be able to re-capture this ability again–the ability to write again. And, on top of it all I have no money coming in. Fortunately, I have my savings and I was paid very well in the past. I do have money to pay for psychotherapy or hypnotherapy, but I want to make sure that I find the right person. Can you help? I have watched films about Americans going to see a shrink and I feel that this is what I need to do. I really need to talk to someone unbiased about my issues. I have so much to say and perhaps, I might need to come more than once a week.
Of course you can come to see me. Simply phone my office in Harley Street and, rest assured, we will put you on the books. The phone number is 0207 467 8564. We will sit down and think about a strategy that will suit you. I am fairly flexible, although, in the first instance, I recommend psychotherapy and/or hypnotherapy sessions at least once a week.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr David Kraft, London Hypnotherapy UK & London Psychotherapy
Dr David Kraft (PhD) is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section. He trained at the BST Foundation in London where he received a diploma in clinical hypnosis and the advanced diploma. He is also a full member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). He has published in Contemporary Hypnosis, the journal of BSCAH, and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis. David also has a diploma in clinical psychology. Dr Kraft works in Harey Street, where he has a private practice.
I have been trying to find a hypnotherapist here in London for some time now. I suffer from anxiety and have panic attacks. My brother went to a hypnotherapist in Harley Street about four years ago and he found it very useful. He didn’t know why he was having episodes where he became claustrophobic but he had a few sessions with this lady and she was able to help him to discover what was happening. You see, I want someone like this–someone who is good, and also someone that just doesn’t tell me what to do. I am quite afraid about this. I looked up many sights on the internet and I type in ‘Harley Street Hypnotherapist’ and ‘Top Hypnotherapist in London’, but it is a complete maze. I came across your site recently and I thought that I might give it a go. What in fact do you do and do you think you can help me? I chose your website and London Hypnotherapy UK because it looks like you are well qualified and are able to deal with my sensitive issues. I hope that hypnotherapy will help me to achieve some of the goals that I want to achieve in the near future too.
Thanks for the e-mail. There are a lot of hypnotherapists on the web and it must be frustrating trying to find someone who is suitably qualified to do a proper job. Principally, I am a psychotherapist. I use hypnotherapy as an adjunct to my approach–that is to say, the hypnosis enhances the psychotherapy work that I do, making it more effective and powerful. I can certainly see you. If you would like to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to ring me on 0207 467 8564.
Best of luck
Dr David Kraft, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist
David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a full member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis. He is a member of the Hypnosis ad Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. BSCAH. David is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register, holding the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP). David has a diploma in clinical psychology and two diplomas in hypnotherapy. He is published in both national and international journals on hypnosis and psychotherapy integration. David works in Harley Street, London, UK.
I need a hypnotherapist in London who can help me with my problems. I started worrying about getting into a car and driving anywhere. I don’t drive, but I found it difficult getting into any cars, taxis. I then started to avoid public transport and refused to get on a bus, or travel on London Underground. I started to go on the train to work even though it was a longer journey. I then stopped going on the train, and stopped work altogether. My phobia got worse at this point. I seem to be punishing my parents for the way that they have treated me recently, I have shout at them all the time, and then make up the next day. I am very anxious around other people and I only have two friends. I heard that hypnotherapy is used in order to help people with claustrophobia. I have other problems too, though. Can hypnosis be used to help me with my fear of travelling, and my fear of cars and trains. I have been to a hypnotherapist before and he help me to give up smoking. I am still off the cigs, but now I have bigger problems. Thanks. Natalie
It sounds like you need some time to work through some of these issues with a psychotherapist or counsellor. My approach combines psychotherapy–specifically psychodynamic psychotherapy–with hypnosis. I feel that hypnotherapy is not a therapy on its own andit should be combined with another form of treatment–nursing, dentistry, psychotherapy, CBT, NLP, cognitive or behavioural approaches. As I say, I use psychotherapy and feel that the support that give is critical in treatment. I should be happy to see you in town. All you need to do is to ring the following number–0207 467 8564.
Dr David Kraft (PhD) is a private hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, and is based at the following address: 10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF. David trained in hypnosis at the BST Foundation in Russell Square, London. It was here that he received the Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (DCHyp), and the Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis (A.Cert.CSHyp). He also has a Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Dip.Cl.Psy) from the London School of Management Science. David is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a full member of BSCAH. He has also publsihed nationally and internationally; he has, for example, written four papers in Contemporary Hypnosis, which is the journal for BSCAH. Dr David Kraft uses psychodynamic psychotherapy combined with hypnosis.
Key Words: Agoraphobia, Claustrophobia, Anxiety
I have just been diagnosed with cancer and I am really scared. I heard that hypnosis is helpful. I am so angry and upset all of the time. I don’t know what to do. Please help me.
Thank you for your e-mail. Hypnotherapy has been used for a long period of time to hep people who have been diagnosed with cancer. There are several techniques that I use, but probably the most important point I need to make is that I combine the hypnosis with psychotherapy. It is the support and the hypnosis that makes the treatment effective. One technique that I used is an ‘instant calm’ technique and help people to experience life without constant worrying. I also can spend some time looking at the diagnosis and how to tackle this information. In addition, we can talk about how to deal with pain.
The most common features of cancer are pain and fatigue. Hypnotherapy is extremely helpful with this in mind. Hypnotherapy can enhance the quality of life and provides support throughout the day. Hypnosis is very valuable in helping people go through radiotherapy or operations. I also teach self hypnosis. The value of this is that it gives patients (or clients), more control throughout the day. I also use dissociative techniques to move the pain further away and to decrease the intensity of the pain in specific areas of the body. Hypnotherapy is extremely valuable for pain relief. If you would like to book a session, I look forward to seeing you.
Dr David Kraft; hypnotherapist and psychotherapist
Dr David Kraft (PhD) is a full member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH), and a member of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register. He has three diplomas–the BST Foundation Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, the BST Foundation Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis and a diploma in Clinical Psychology. He has published four articles in Contemporary Hypnosis, the official journal for BSCAH, and three articles in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. At present, David is based in Harley Street and has a private practice there. He uses hypnosis as an adjunct to his treatment programme, which essential employs psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr David Kraft is not a medical doctor.
I am originally from England. I moved to France and lived there for about three years. I moved back to London six months ago and on the plane, I felt terrible. I felt that I was having a panic attack and that there was nothing I could do to stop it. I felt that the whole of my body was tense and that my internal organs were becoming tighter.
I survived this ordeal but it really shocked me. I went back to work. But after a few days I started to feel this tense feeling in my stomach. I love hot (spicy) food, and I wondered whether this was the reason, but I have always eaten spicy food and I have never experienced this. I then went to the GP and he gave me Mebeverine, which is an antispasmodic. I took this and it improved slightly, but now I have diarrhoea. I then took some Imodium and that worked but then I got constipated and so it goes on. I have had my stools tested and had all sorts of examinations but they can’t find anything. Is this sort of thing psychological? Can it be? It seems real to me. I haven’t tried hypnotherapy andI wondered whether you can help me. Can you? And how do I get an appointment to see a hypnotherapist. I am sure that I have got IBS. Is hypnosis what I need? Thanks Dave.
Thank you for the e-mail. It seems that you are suffering from IBS-A, where symptoms of diarrhoea and constipation alternate. IBS is very often related to psychological stress or trauma. The approach that I have used in the past, and I have had great success with this process, is to combine support in the psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. In the hypnotherapy I used the direct application of hand warmth to the stomach and I combine this with imagery–specifically, the river metaphor. In this approach, you will be asked to imagine a river and to clean the river of all the rubble and waste, and this, in turn, has a relieving effect on gastrointestinal transit.
In order to book a session, you can simply ring the number here–0207 467 8564. One used to have to get a referral letter from one’s GP; but now, you can simply ring for an appointment with a hypnotherapist or psychotherapist.
Best of luck
Dr David Kraft (PhD); hypnotherapist and psychotherapist.
Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and also a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). David is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register. He holds two diplomas in clinical hypnosis and a diploma in clinical psychology. He has written papers in international and national journals, including four articles in Contemporary Hypnosis, the publication of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH), and three articles in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr David Kraft uses hypnosis in conjunction with psychodynamic psychotherapy, and he is based in Harley Street in London, UK.
Please find the attached pdf. This is Dr David Kraft CV, April 2010.
Dr David Kraft is a specialist psychotherapist and hypnotherapist working in London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a full member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). David is on the General Hypnotherapy Register and hold two diplomas in clinical hypnosis–the DCHyp, the BST Foundation diploma in clinical hypnosis, and the A.Cert.CSHyp, the advanced diploma in clinical and strategic hypnosis. He has also published on hypnosis and psychotherapy in Contemporary Hypnosis (the journal of BSCAH), and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis(AJCEH). curriculum-vitae-professional-version-april-2010
I need some help. I am so anxious and this gets worse when I am near lots of people. When I am in the underground station, I am at my worst. Now, I avoid undergrounds and traffic and noisy places. I heard that hypnotherapy can deal with anxiety, and that hypnosis deals with problems without medication. Is hypnosis safe? I am looking for a specialist hypnotherapist. Can you provide some info about you too.
Thanks very much
Thank you for your e-mail. Yes hypnotherapy is a very safe procedure that does not require medication. If you would like to book a session, please ring 0207 467 8564, and we will book you an appointment. I am principally a psychotherapist and I use hypnotherapy to enhance and accelerate my approach.
Dr David Kraft
Dr David Kraft is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist working in the centre of London. He trained at the BST Foundation in London and obtained both the diploma in clinical hypnosis and the advanced diploma. David also has a diploma in clinical psychology. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and belongs to the Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section. David is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register and is a full member of BSCAH. He has also published articles on hypnosis and psychotherapy integration in Contemporary Hypnosis, the official publication for BSCAH, and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr David Kraft is based in Harley Street where he works privately. For more information, please see my website on http://www.londonhypnotherapyuk.com/index.asp or my psychotherapy website on http://www.londonpsychotherapy.co.uk/
Please see the following pdf for information about London Hypnotherapy UK and London Psycotherapy.
Dr David Kraft is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist working in private practice. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a full member of The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH); he is on the General Hypnotherapy Council, holding the General Qualification in Hypnootherapy Practice (GQHP), and is also a member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the RSM.
LONDON HYPNOTHERAPY General Information document
Dr David Kraft, Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist
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