Q’s & A’s

Can anybody be hypnotised?

Yes, you can be hypnotised as long as you want to be and have the ability to concentrate. Everyone is capable of going into a natural daydream at some point, which is not unlike hypnosis. However, the degree and depth is dependant on the person.

Will I lose control?

No, you remain in control at all times. Hypnotherapy is not a stage show, it is a therapy. A hypnotist however, will choose certain people for stage effect, whereby a hypnotherapist will focus on therapy based hypnosis.

Will I be made to do something silly?

Any professional Hypnotherapist will not make you do anything you would not normally do. This area of misconception is left for Stage Hypnotists.

What is the ‘trance state’?

The trance state is simply an altered state of awareness, in which the client’s attention is focussed on inner resources. Although everyone’s experience of trance is slightly different, you’ll always feel both comfortable and relaxed, and may experience a pleasant sense of ‘drifting’ and detachment from your surroundings. However, you will also remain aware.

What does the Hypnotherapy session involve?

Although every session is different, we will first discuss in some detail the changes you want to achieve, and then explain how hypnosis works so it will relate to the therapy used. Everything is then agreed to achieving your highest and most positive outcome. Progressive relaxation will be used to achieve a resourceful and relaxed state. We then induce trance and make powerful therapeutic suggestions, tailored your unique needs. to the unconscious part of your mind, in order to achieve positive change

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How many sessions will I need?

To stop smoking usually just one to two sessions. For anything else, that depends on your motivation and desire to change. Everybody is different. However, hypnotherapy is a very effective therapy, and my aim is to assist you within the minimum number of sessions possible. Generally the majority of problems can be resolved in just two or three sessions (although I would normally suggest three to five sessions, although it is very rare for clients to require as many as five sessions due to the powerful techniques I employ). However should further sessions be deemed necessary, I will review your progress so that at any time you can make a valued judgement about how the therapy is progressing and if any more sessions will be required. Unlike other hypnotherapists, I will also give you the tools for homework, and lasting change.

Is all information and personal details kept confidential?

Absolutely yes, 100% confidential. As expected and in line with the NCH code of professional ethics.

Will I be OK to drive or be in control after a session?

Yes, of course this is not a problem. You will come out of hypnosis, just as you come out of sleep, and manage to awaken all by yourself each morning.

Is there a ‘no show’ fee? Or special Terms & Conditions?

A condition of booking is that I reserve the right to levy a fee of £25.00 if an appointment is not kept or cancelled with a minimum of 48 hours notice. As you can appreciate, this fee is to cover the rental costs for the therapy suite, the equipment, and lost appointment times for other clients.

Please note, that I also offer a special 3 sesison discount, for 3 pre paid and pre booked sessions intended by the client….this is because the discount is one of commitment to therapy.  However, if you come for one session, have paid, and then do not proceed to book further sessions in succession (as this is the qualifying discount) then your therapist has the right to revoke your discount and will hold your payment for you up to 3 months….however, if you fail to contact your therapist to book in that time, then all sessions are null and void, and you will loose your prior payment’s.  This is simply because other clients who also wish to book 3 sessions in succession may then be limited when clinic gets busy.  Your therapists time is important to the progress for everyones therapy, and in order for therapy to be successful, sessions need to be close together, preferably as advised in succession.  Thank you for your understanding.