Dear Dr David Kraft
I am aged 24 and I have been suffering from depression for three years and now I can’t sleep. This was the only thing that I enjoyed doing when I was depressed, and now I feel drowsy all day and want to sleep, but at night, I can’t get to sleep. I have been suffering from this selective form of insomnia for 11 weeks now and it is getting worse. I can’t sleep at all. I lie awake at night hoping that something will happen and I get so angry all the time. I heard that hypnotherapy was a really useful and empowering way to help something with sleeping problems, and I read your paper on sleeping disorders. Please help me.
My family seems to have a problem with sleep, and I fear that I have, at this age, developed this fear that I will not get to sleep. Can you use hypnotherapy to help.
Thanks for listening
I have had a great deal of success using hypnotherapy in the treatment of sleeping disturbances. Please ring for an appointment on 0207 467 8564.
With best wishes
Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has written several papers for Contemporary Hypnosis and for the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He is a member of BSCAH and on the General Hypnotherapy Register. He has a successful private practice in Harley Street, London.
I am looking for a hypnotherapist and /or psychotherapist in London and I wondered whether you can help me. I have been suffering from depression for some time now. I went to my GP and he sent me to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist prescribed me Anafranil, and I was on 150mg a day for several months. I started on 10mg per day and this increased to 150mg. I didn’t feel any better. I was depressed, numbed and felt out of control. It affected my relationship with my husband, and I stopped having sex with him. I only had sex when I wanted to have sex and this was only once or twice a week. I miss the closeness that I once had with my husband. What is this drug?
I think that I am obsessional too. I worry about things over and over again and this makes me feel worse about myself. I want to speak to a psychotherapist or psychologist about this because it is getting worse, and I cannot control my actions, or my thoughts. Can you help? Thank you.
Anafranil is a tricylic antidepressant (TCAD). The trade name is Anafranil, but it is perhaps better known as Clomipramine Hydrochloride. Tricyclics work by blocking the reuptake of neurotransmitters noradrenaline and serotonin into the neurons. This sustains and prolongs the effects of these transmitters. However, secondary changes then happen: the numbers of the neurotransmitter receptors then reduce. 150mg is a large dose of this particular drug.
You have asked me whether I can help. The answer is certainly, ‘yes’. However, it is important to note that I don’t want to interfere with what you are doing with your psychiatrist. If you would like to see me, please ask your psychiatrist to write to me, and then I will will see you in Harley Street. I have worked with depression in the past and have had a tremendous amount of success. I have worked in conjunction with psychiatrists; however, I prefer to work on this problem without the use of medication.
The address is below
London Psychotherapy, 10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF, UK
The best of luck
Dr David Kraft
Dr David Kraft is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist working in central London. He is the founder member of London Hypnotherapy UK and the managing director or London Psychotherapy. A fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, David trained at the BST Foundation in London where he gained both the Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and the Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis. He also has a Diploma in Clinical Psychology. David has published widely in national and international journals in the field of psychotherapy integration and hypnosis. Further, David has given three lectures at the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a member of BSCAH and the Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Dear Dr David Kraft
I want to ask you whether you can help me. I had hypnotherapy with your father, Dr Tom Kraft, and I want to know whether you can see me too. I saw him three years ago and he helped me with my research. He was a mine of information about hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, and I went to him for assistance. I was not a patient, but I did receive a basic training on hypnosis from him. At the time I was doing the UCL course and he was my tutor. I wanted to ask some more questions. Can you see me in Harley Street, or can we meet at the Royal Society of Medicine. I assume that you are a fellow there too. I remember having coffee with your father in the bar at the Royal Society of Medicine one time and he helped me with a piece of coursework that I was doing.
I am now working in private practice and need help with the following areas: performance anxiety, weight loss hypnotherapy, smoking cessation hypnotherapy, IBS treatment strategies (in particular how to use imagery in treatment, and the ‘river approach’), covert sensitization, and some more information about systematic desensitization.
Can you help
Yes, of course, we can meet. You can ring me on 0207 467 8564. We can meet at the Royal Society of Medicine in the first instance if you like. I, like my late father, use a combination of psychodynamic psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.
Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). He has written several papers in both international and national journals_Contemporary Hypnosis (the official journal for BSCAH and ESH), and the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. David is also on the General Hypnosis Register and a member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has a diploma in clinical hypnosis and two diplomas in clinical and strategic hypnosis. Dr David Kraft is currently working in private practice in Harley Street, London. He is one of the leading hypnotherapists in his field.
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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.
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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 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