Bilyana Wharton Ad Dip CP
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My name is Bilyana Wharton and I am accredited counsellor and hypnotherapist working from my Private Practice situated in the beautiful town of Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast.
The reason I have decided to make counselling and hypnotherapy my profession is because, growing up I was very attuned to people's experiences and emotions. It was fascinating to see how some people, despite experiencing adversity and emotional trauma have made a successful and happy life for themselves, formed fulfilling and rewarding relationships. At the same time there were people, some of them very close to me, that could not cope with life experiences, emotional pain and very often formed dysfunctional relationships that led to even more dissatisfaction with life. Through studying human psychology and behaviours I have found out what determined the happiness and fulfilment of life was the awareness of our abilities to make choices and create a life that serves our own specific needs. The meaning that we attach to our experiences and how we understand and navigate our beautiful and powerful mind would be crucial for the kind of life we create for ourselves.
My approach to hypnotherapy and counselling in general is that they are not only talking but also, action therapies. The process is dynamic and unique for each individual client. Everything that we say and do in therapy does matter and is of importance for the successful outcome of the process.
Your Expectations of the Counselling or Hypnotherapy sessions
When taking the decision to go into therapy the client may have certain expectations of what they would like to achieve. The importance is to figure out the problem in hand, how this problem can be resolved and what successful and positive outcome, in line with the client's expectations, we are set to achieve.
How Counselling and Hypnotherapy can help you
In many ways human behaviour is ruled by two main forces: moving away from pain and moving towards happiness and pleasure.
During the therapeutic process we can:
- Explore your emotions and thoughts
- Change your negative thought process
- Learn how to manage and release your negative emotions and feelings such as: blame, guilt, jealousy, hate, anger, frustration and helplessness
- Make sense of your Past and Present experiences
- Free yourself from fears and self-defeating behaviours and attitudes
- Resolve your anxiety
- Manage depression
- Learn to cope with stress and pressure
- Find purpose in your life
- Resolve and heal your Relationships
- Find a solution to your family issues
- Release your potential
- Become confident and assertive
- Improve your communication skills
Counselling and Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Disorders
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Anxiety affects one in four individuals and each one of us will experience anxiety at some point in life. The defying symptom, as I call it, is the presence of persistent worry about life, people or the future. Some people experience anxiety for a period of time and manage to resolve the issue through their own mental resources. However, when the state of anxiety begins to affect how we function on daily basis and we notice a change in our behaviours due to the conditions, that is the moment when professional help needs to be considered.
Symptoms of Anxiety
The symptoms can be:
Physiological - palpitation, hyperventilation, stomach tightness or cramps, headaches, insomnia, nausea, diarrhoea.
Cognitive - excessive worrying, lack of focus, difficulty concentrating or formulating your thoughts, irrational thoughts, cognitive distortions, doom-day scenarios.
Emotional/Psychological - feeling of overwhelm, inability to cope with daily tasks, feeling guilt, shame or embarrassed, irritability, panic attacks, fatigue, feeling agitated, feeling like going crazy.
The process of Counselling and Hypnotherapy in treating Anxiety Disorder
Any type of Anxiety Disorder has particular expression and specific presentation. One of the most important things is to realise that the condition is treatable and does not define the client. Each person is unique and during the therapy process we work with the individual and their internal representations, inner experiences, feelings and thoughts. Finding the reasons, learning new, healthier and more adequate strategies of coping and engaging with everyday life, transforming old habits and safely transition from a state of anxiety and fear to one that is a better and more adjusted state of mind is all part of the therapeutic process.
Psychotherapy for Depression
Depression is a complex mental health issue that affects how the individual perceives and interacts with oneself, others, life and world. It affects the state of mind and being on daily basis with the constant presence of the main underlying feeling of sadness. It is classified as a mood disorder and can occur in cases where psychological, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, childhood trauma or family dis-functionality may have been present.
Depression has different levels of presentation and it is important to identify where the person is within those scales. That will determine the type of therapy, frequency of sessions and interventions.
Working with clients that are within the state of Depression is like searching for the meaning of life. It can deprive the persons life of joy, happiness, meaningful relationships and optimism for the future. Very often the condition may develop during teenage years or even during childhood that may delay the early diagnosis.
There are so many different signs of depression with every individual person experiencing the condition in their own unique way. Some of the symptoms are listed bellow.
- Feeling low, fatigued, numb or uninterested
- Stop enjoying activities you once found pleasurable
- Eating less or more
- Sleeping less or more
- Avoiding social situation and people
- Loss of motivation and meaning of life
- Suicidal thoughts
- Feeling hopeless, irritable, lonely, miserable, unworthy or upset
- Being self-critical
- Irrational anger
- Persistent tears
Cause of Depression
Research and clinical studies have found the underlying reason of the condition to be a dis-regulated nervous system that results in chemical dis-balance in the brain. Childhood adversity, past childhood trauma or any significant life event that has severe emotional, psychological or physiological impact on the individual can be the reason of dis-regulated nervous system leading to development of depression.
Treatment of Depression
The Mind - Body connection is influenced by our experiences and the way we assign meaning to them. One of the keys to unlocking the way out of depression is revising that complex system of our internal world and making changes that are necessary and desired. This is what the process of counselling and psychotherapy can do. The aim of the therapy process is relieving and releasing the symptoms and dealing with the underlying cause of the issue. Together, therapist and client can explore and restructure internal experiences, mental processes and life representations eventually reaching a point of recovery that allows the client to resume life in a better frame of mind.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Pedagogy - Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski
Specialisation in Music - Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski
Diploma Hypnotherapy and CS - Chrysalis Courses
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Chrysalis Courses
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Chrysalis Courses
CPD Courses with Dr David Burns, Sheila Granger, Windy Dryden, Joanna Taylor, Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi.
Worked at HOPE foundation for survivals of sexual abuse.
Worked at Anxiety UK.
In my psychotherapy work I use predominantly the T.I.M.E. Model I have been trained in. This model combines techniques, theories and skills adopted from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Transactional Analysis, REBT, Psychodynamic Approach, Jungian Psychology and Person Cantered Therapy.
As accredited hypnotherapist I incorporate Hypnotherapy in my work should the client or issue require. Personalised recordings are available to my clients as a supporting tool when suitable and can enhance the therapeutic change.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling and Hypnotherapy for Enhancing Human Performance
The Next Level Therapy
Therapy is a process that not only can resolve past issues and present mental health conditions but can enhance the human performance in multiple areas of life. The science of success and high achievement has found it's representation in the couching profession that is the 'younger and ambitious sister' of psychotherapy.
Psychological and behavioural models and patterns proven to be present among highly successful and happy individuals and organisations have been studied and systematised into approaches, mindsets, strategies and attitudes that can be learned and applied by anyone.
The time orientation of Next Level therapy is on the Future. When we are resolving mental health issues, sometimes it is necessary to look back at the Past in order to make sense of the present emotional and psychological experiences of the individual. Next Level therapy assesses the present levels of performance to use as a platform from which the future is visualised, particular target/dream/vision is set and the way how to get there is 'mapped'.
This type of therapy is complex and depends on what level of growth the individual or the organisation would like to reach in order to dominate within their industry, profession or area of expertise.
Other conditions that counselling and hypnotherapy can help with
Past Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Standard 60 minutes psychotherapy session fee is £45 per hour.
Block session bookings are available on reduced fee.
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Concessions offered for
Making the choice of going into therapy is never an easy one. There are a few things to consider or do when you making a decision:
- Make your research on the issue so you know what you are dealing with. This is not self-diagnosing. The aim is to get more information around your symptoms and gain more clarity.
- Research different therapists through professional directories and check if they are accredited. Never approach a therapist that is not accredited.
- When you have made your decision it is alright to pick the phone up and talk to the therapist that you have chosen. The successful outcome of therapy depends on the rapport between therapist and client. It is of vital importance that you trust and feel comfortable in the presence of your counsellor.
What my clients say about the services I provide:
"I knew I had a problem but just didn't know what to do about it. I found Bilyana's number and decided to give her a try. I am so glad I did. She is such a lovely lady, with a lovely calming voice that I felt instantly at ease. I was worried that my problem could never be fixed but she has helped me enormously and I now feel more able to cope with everyday life situations and able to deal with my problem.
Thank you so much Bilyana."
"I think you are a brilliant therapist and you have helped me tremendously. I can't thank you enough. I think your service is excellent and you have always been very understanding with me. I do not feel the service needs to change in anyway! Thank you!"
"My life has improved such a lot in the last 6 months with the counselling. I feel stronger and much more confident."
"Bilyana has a real gift. Her presence, demeanour and her special voice give real comfort and reassurance to anyone with a problem. She is very sensitive and empathetic and professional. She treats her work very seriously and listens carefully so the feedback she gives is nourishing and useful. Her English is excellent.
My problem is huge to me, so to have someone like Bilyana to talk to was uplifting and comforting."