My Approach

I have always believed in a holistic approach to therapy, to be able to look at people as a whole, in mind, body and spirit. With this in mind I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy and, dependent on the changes you wish to make, will utilise various different psychotherapeutic techniques to help you explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviour as well as your physical and spiritual health to help give you, as an individual, the best therapeutic tools I can offer,, to enable you to achieve your therapy goal.

 

At Gracious Mountain Therapies I offer Online and Telephone Therapy as well as Face to Face appointments.  It is also possible, to have 'blended' therapy which is a combination of online and face to face.  This is flexible and can be changed from session to session dependent on your needs and requirements.

I believe to achieve the best out of any therapy a client needs to feel comfortable with the therapist.  The therapist needs to ascertain whether they are the best 'fit' for the client dependent on their presentation.   To this end I offer a complimentary, no obligation, initial consultation which takes approximately 30 minutes where we can see where you are at and whether we are happy to work together as a team to achieve your goals.

At the initial consultation I will give you an idea of the amount of therapy you might need and also the type of therapy recommended, whether it be BWRT® Psychotherapy or Hypnotherapy, however this will depend on your progress as an individual and therefore can change.  As a therapist I offer you my honesty and respect. If I am not the right person for you I will try to recommend an alternative.

I am completely non judgemental and offer a warm and friendly service, which is strictly confidential, in a relaxed atmosphere, face to face or online. 

What is face to face therapy?

 

Face to face therapy is where you would have your appointments in my office at a pre-booked time to suit your needs.  It is also possible to mix Face to Face therapy with online therapy if this is easier for your requirements and this can be discussed at the initial consultation.

 

During the COVID 19 Pandemic there are no Face to face appointments available, only Online appointments.

 
 

How Online therapy works

 

Webcam or audio therapy - Zoom is a way for you to see your therapist face to face from your computer whilst engaging in therapy. Should you chose Zoom therapy, a personal link will be sent to you for each individual session so that we can meet on Zoom at a time that you have previously arranged. Sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length.  Being able to see your therapist gives you more of the benefits you get from face to face therapy but with the convenience of online therapy. By talking you hear tone of voice which is a way to convey empathy and by video you see non-verbal communications such as facial expressions. If you wish you can chose to only work with audio through Zoom and no video camera would then be needed or, if you prefer, via the telephone.

 

Online therapy offers certain benefits but there are also limitations that are worth bearing in mind when deciding which type of therapy will best suit your needs.

 

Benefits

  • Therapy from your own home at a time that suits you

  • Secure enscription software offers confidentiality and peace of mind

  • No chance that you may be seen entering the therapists practice

  • Therapy at a time and place that suits you

  • Access to therapy may be more immediate

  • Flexibility to choose the technology you feel is best for you: webcam or telephone

 

Things to consider

  • Are you comfortable using internet technology?

  • Would you prefer to see your therapist face to face?

  • Is there a computer terminal that you can use privately without interruption? Or do you have a smart phone you can use where there may be more flexibility to the place your join the meeting from?

  • If only audio is used, there are no nonverbal cues or body language for you or the therapist to read this can lead to misunderstanding.

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FEES

 

Initial Consultation  - Free of charge

  • £60 per session for adults

  • £45 per session for under 18's/Students 

  • Some concessions are available

         

 

 

 

  • Hypno Gastric Band - £360 - minimum 4 sessions

  • Stop Smoking Therapy - £180 - minimum 2 hour session

Payments should be made prior to each session unless otherwise agreed.

  • Hypno Birthing can be booked as private classes or as part of a group (minimum numbers apply)

Private Class   -   4 sessions £240

                             6 sessions £360

                             8 sessions £480

Group Class    -   4 sessions £120

(per couple)         6 sessions £180 

                             8 sessions £240   

Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Loraine Makowski-Heaton

Gracious Mountain Therapies

Willowdene, High Common Road

North Lopham, Diss IP22 2HS

loraine@graciousmountain.co.uk

07703 294953

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