College of Gordian Therapists

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Dr William Herfel

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Why choose a Gordian Therapist?

1. What is Gordian Therapy?

Gordian Therapy is a specific socio-cognitive approach focused on addressing the cognitive distortions a person runs in order to generate a problem. Distortions like over-analysis, constantly catastrophizing or negative thinking, all or nothing or dichotomous thinking, perfectionism, or a highly critical internal dialogue are the specific targets of Gordian Therapy.

According to a Gordian Approach, each condition you are likely to struggle with has a specific and predictable framework they will target. This approach is fast and effective because it targets the process of the condition, not the story behind it.

Gordian Therapy can be employed with many forms of psychotherapy, but most therapists combine the Gordian Approach with hypnotherapy. This combination is known as Strategic Hypnosis.


2. Why would you want to engage a Gordian Therapist?

What defines Gordian Therapy is that it has defined the behavioural and cognitive framework of most presenting issues, and provides a scaffolding for the therapist to operate without getting a detailed personal history? While we don’t want to dismiss a person’s suffering, we are going to focus on how your perceptual mistakes amplify real-world challenges.

Our experience is that everyone thinks their situation is very unique, but in actuality, there are discernible perceptual patterns common to almost every when they run anxiety, depression, addictions, phobias anger, low self-esteem, or even procrastination. The Gordian Therapist will use a trademarked psychometric tool known as the Gordian Pillars to assess and then address the problem and a core cognitive level.

A Gordian Therapist does not need to know you t know that if you refer to yourself as an “anxious person” or a “worrier”, you must do the following:
1. see risk where others do not.
2. You do not handle the uncertainties of life very well,
3. You tend to overanalyze things
4. You catastrophize into the future
5. You often feel like your emotional state is not within your control and feel like the stress or anxiety happens to you, or is something physical.

This is part of the perceptual pattern that needs to be addressed. What you specifically worry about might be quite different from others, and a Gordian Therapist will address your specific triggers and sensitivities, but a Gordian Therapist will have a fair idea of what to do from your intake form. Once they have interviewed you and found out both how you run the problem and where you have unused resources, they can finalize their full treatment approach.

Your Gordian Therapist will explain what the process will be, seek out your agreement, and then start tackling the issues head-on starting in the first session.

All Gordian therapists have Nationally Accredited Qualifications, and adhere to strict codes of conduct in order to maintain their license. Additionally, they undertake Continuous Professional Development and receive regular supervision throughout the year.


3. What conditions can Gordian Therapy address and what can I expect to pay?

There is a set of Gordian Pillars for:
1. Anxiety
2. Social or performance Anxiety
3. Addiction
4. Phobias
5. Low Self Esteem
6. Anger
7. Procrastination
8. Grief
9. Depression
10. Post-Natal Depression
11. Pain
12. Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour
13. Post Traumatic Stress
14. Chronic Weight Issues
15. Insomnia

The hourly rate for therapy varies enormously depending on your location, and the therapist’s individual fees. Some therapists will charge $150-$180 per hour, while other more experienced therapists are closer to $400 per hour.

Gordian therapists are rare and can be in high demand. It is often better to opt for a package that will cover the therapeutic process.

There’s a considerable difference between feeling better and doing better. Doing better means that you’ve developed new skills and capacities and can handle more pressure than you could prior to doing therapy.