FAQ

Does Hypnotherapy work?

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.

What can Hypnotherapy treat and help with?

Confidence issues such as social anxiety or public speaking

Anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression

Addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, food, sugar etc.

Fears and Phobias

Food and Weight issues

Pain management

Motivation

 

 

Can anyone be hypnotised?

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.

Will I lose control and reveal things that are private?

No, you never lose control of your mind or body during hypnosis and you're never unconscious.This is not associated to anything you may see 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 hypnosis, your conscious mind is just very relaxed and it 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

How does hypnosis feel?

Hypnosis 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.

Can you be hypnotised against your will?

Absolutely not. You need to be willing and open to the idea of hypnosis. 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.

Will I remember the session?

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.

How long is each session?

Sessions are usually 1h30 minutes as this allows for deeper work to take place. (2 hours is also avaialble)

With packages, the first session is 2 hours long

 

 

How many sessions will I need?

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. 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 would arrange our next appointment where I would be introducing 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.

How do sessions generally run?

Usually 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. After that, during hypnosis, you’re 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.

Can you guarantee results?

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. I can however, guarantee that you will be satisfied with how our session together goes

What are you like as a therapist?

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.