Welcome to You First Cognitive Hypnotherapy. My name is Bert Stemarthe.
Whatever your reason for looking at this website may be, I hope you find what you are looking for and please feel free to call me to talk about what's on your mind.
One of the principles of Cognitive Hypnotherapy is that we do not treat problems, we treat people. It is one of the principles I hold in the highest regard. It is in understanding as much about someone as possible that enables me to best help them.
Everybody is different, so whether you have labelled your condition anxiety or addiction like a friend or colleague has, the reason you have the issue will be unique to you. It is this uniqueness that drives my passion and love for therapy and for working with individuals.
The eye opener for me was when I left the practice after the third session and I was at peace with myself and my decisions, I had only just realised what had gone: my own self criticism blabbing inside my head. The new found silence was completely liberating and has allowed me to finally pursue my dreams without fear.
My practice is called You First because that is my approach. By You, I mean the whole You.
Whether your issue is an occasional inconvenience in your life or whether it is overwhelming you on a daily basis, understanding not just the problem but how you do it, when you do it, when you do not, what it means to you, how you behave in other aspects of your life, your personality type and so much more helps to build a fuller picture of you enabling me to guide you to your goals with greater ease and care.
Please look around the rest of the website and if you have any questions please do call or email me. If you cannot find your specific issue in side panel that is great, it means you have not put a label on yourself. Just give me a call and we can talk about it.
I look forward to hearing from you.