Yes, hypnotherapy works and can be amazingly powerful at helping people to make the changes they want to make in their lives It is the quickest form of therapy to make quick, long lasting changes. However it is not a miracle cure, it still requires work and commitment on your part. It is a partnership where myself and the client work together to overcome an issue.
I see great results with clients who are commited to make a change in their life.
See the Success Stories for what others have said about hypnotherapy with me.
Anxiety, panic attacks, stress issues, overwhelming and negative thoughts.
Addiction to cigarettes, vaping, alcohol, sugar, mobile phone usage
Confidence issues such as social anxiety or public speaking and self esteem issues
Fears and Phobias, like medical fears, flying, animals, height etc.
This is one of the most common questions. Yes, anyone can be hypnotised if they want to be. Hypnosis is just a state of focus and we experience this natural state of mind every day without even knowing about it.
if you’ve ever daydreamed, or become so absorbed in a book or film that you lose track of time, you have experienced a state similar to hypnosis. People cannot however, be hypnotised if they don’t want to be, since the individual remains in control at all times.
No, you never lose control of your mind or body during hypnosis and you're never unconscious or asleep. Hypnotherapy is not associated to anything you may have sees in stage hypnotism. There is no ‘going under’ and you cannot lose control or be made to do anything against your will. This process is part of a mutual trust and an agreed therapeutic relationship.
During hypnotherapy, your conscious mind is just very relaxed and lets your subconscious mind come to the forefront. You will be fully aware and hear everything that is said. Your mind does not and will not accept any suggestions that it doesn't want to believe. Hypnotherapy differs from stage hypnotism in that hypnotherapy empowers the client and the client’s best interests are at heart
Hypnotherapy is a very nice and relaxing experience. The whole process is natural so it's vaguely familiar to moments when you are so absorbed in something you just zone out. It is similar to falling asleep, just not losing conscious awareness. That means you are able to hear and sense things around you but you have your eyes closed, you are not moving and you are just in a comfortable, relaxed state. You should notice that your breathing slows down and all of your muscles become deeply relaxed. There is a sense of distance from where you are, the passage of time gets distorted and often you feel a pleasant, almost euphoric state of peace.
Absolutely not. You need to be willing and open to the idea of hypnotherapy. The level and depth of the hypnotic trance will depend on your willingness to 'let go' and trust the process. All hypnosis is self hypnosis and your unconscious mind is open and receptive to new positive suggestions; this does not mean that the conscious mind has to be paying full attention.
Most likely, yes. Sometimes our minds drift during the session, which is completely normal but your mind will still be open to all of the suggestions and work being done.
Sessions are usually 90 minutes as this allows for deeper work to take place.
75 or 60 minute sessions are also possible.
The first session is 2 hours as this allows to get information, discuss the issue(s) in depth and start the therapeutic work.
This is totally dependent on each individual client as every issue is different and every client is different. We can make huge improvements in one session and you will definitely notice a shift, but a minimum of three sessions is requested to work on the different aspects of the issue and allowing time for the brain to accept the shifts taking place and create positive changes.
On average, 6 sessions is recommended to get full results, although you may reach your goals earlier. For some, a few extra session are necessary. Everyone make progress at their own pace depending on the issues they bring, their mindset and past experiences.
Our first session enables us to explore your issue in more detail and helps me in refining a suitable bespoke treatment plan for you. We arrange our next appointment where I introduce you to the techniques and tools to support you during the change period.
We often find that change occurs more and more between sessions, and I am likely to give you some simple tasks to complete over this period, as your new found resources kick in.
Packages of 6, 9 and 12 sessions are available.
The first session is an initial assessment; it’s important to find out as much information as possible and to find the root cause of what you’re experiencing so that a treatment plan can be tailored especially for you.
With each session, we start with solution focused therapy, discussing progress and what needs help or attention. Each session is bespoke to you and your progress, so I may use or get you to practice techniques and exercises such as breathing, mindfulness, movement, visualisation and so on. After that, during the hypnotic part, your conscious mind will get into a relaxed state and I will give your subconscious mind helpful suggestions designed to help you to make positive changes.
After each session you will receive a personalised follow up email, with tips, techniques and tasks to help you reach your goal(s).
I don’t guarantee results or a cure as I cannot take full responsibility for the changes you make. I don’t own a magic wand (unfortunately :), so our therapy sessions rely on a mutual therapeutic relationship, which means you will need to participate in the process as I can only help you as far as you are ready to go.
What I can promise you is that I have your best interests at heart, I am fully qualified and insured, and I will work hard at helping you reach your goals.
I can, however, guarantee that you will be satisfied with how our sessions together go and that whatever the outcome, you will get some relief and will learn a lot about how to manage difficulties or anxieties in the future.
My approach is caring and effective and my aim is to support you in reaching your goal in the shortest time possible to produce long lasting change that gets the the root of the issues you are experiencing.
Your needs always come first and you will be listened to and treated as an individual. I love the work I do and my professional experience, combined with my empathy and dedication is evident.
My clients say they feel really at ease and relaxed when working with me or after a session, and you can check the testimonial page to get a little bit more of a feel from clients I have worked with.