Stephanie MacLennan

About Stephanie

Stephanie obtained her Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis and her post-graduate diplomas, DHYp, PDHYp and PDCBH through the London college of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) . LCCH qualifications are accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), The Open University, Greenwich University, The Royal College of Nursing and Thames Valley University (TVU).

Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR

Stephanie draws upon a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic philosophies. Her main therapeutic approach in hypnotherapy and counselling is the Ellis model of CBT (with or without hypnosis). This CBT model is a psychotherapeutic philosophy which deals with both symptom treatment and in advocating a philosophy of emotional health. It is an action-orientated humanistic approach which stresses individuals’ capacity for creating, altering and controlling their emotional states. It places emphasis on the present, on currently-held attitudes, painful emotions and dysfunctional behaviours known to sabotage a fuller experience of life. It also helps clients to implement healthy and realistic alternatives to current problematic psychological problems. CBT offers proven therapeutic techniques for solving problems. EMDR is a specific psychotherapeutic technique that now receives worldwide recognition in the filed of anxiety, phobias and trauma. It appears to work as a form of Accelerated Information Processing (AIP) that unlocks uncomfortable perceptions, emotions and meanings which somehow have locked into the nervous system and therefore not allowing natural emotional healing to occur. EMDR can be used in combination with hypnotherapy.

Therapeutic Techniques used include the following:

Hypnosis is a communication tool which brings about a state of increased awareness. Hypnosis influences the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Regression including Past Life Regression is an intense use of memory. Regression is used to help the client make peace with the question “why did I end up behaving like this…” It is seen as a useful tool that can help to let go of unhealthy emotions.

Inner-Child Therapy can be a powerful therapy. For many of us, certain childhood survival tactics become time frozen. The tactics continue getting recreated as defence mechanisms to block fears, pain, anger, hurt, guilt and other unhealthy negative emotions. It is a re-parenting and healing technique.

Parts or Ego State Therapy is based on psychoanalytical theories and the principle that personality is made up of different or separate parts. Each part is responsible for different feeling, behaviours, both healthy and unhealthy.

Here is a link to Stephanie’s own site: www.stephaniemaclennan.com