FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happens during a hypnotherapy session?
We start by discussing the problem you are experiencing. I then suggest the kind of treatment I would recommend. Depending on the problem, you may need just one session or several. Many conditions can be treated in just one or two sessions. I also explain how hypnotherapy works and answer any questions that you may wish to ask about the treatment.
Will I go to sleep or lose control?
Hypnosis is not sleep. It does not involve losing consciousness. You are in control and aware of what is going on. Hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything against your will.
How does hypnotherapy work?
We may not realise it but we all experience hypnosis regularly and naturally. For example, just before you fall asleep at night or as you awaken the following morning, you may feel drowsy and relaxed. You may also spend some time each day drifting off into a daydream. Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and altered awareness.
During your treatment, you will feel very relaxed, both physically and mentally, and this makes your subconscious mind open to positive suggestions to help you to take back control and make changes to overcome problems that are affecting your life.
In hypnosis, it is possible to consider new perspectives and discover inner strengths to help achieve your goals, overcome fears and make positive changes in your habits or patterns of thought.
A session of hypnotherapy should leave you feeling calm, with a sense of well being and the ability to meet the challenges of daily life with confidence and inner strength.
I can also teach you Mindfulness as part of your hypnotherapy session. This can be a useful option for people suffering from anxiety or mild depression. A combined approach can help you become aware of negative emotions and also provide you with cognitive skills to reduce anxieties and emotions.
Do you specialise in any particular areas?
As you can see from the list of 'Problems Treated' (click here to view), I cover a wide range of areas for treatment. I am particularly interested in weight control and smoking cessation as well as helping people overcome fears and phobias, anxieties and stress, and developing self-confidence and social skills.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Most people can go into a light trance state. However, the treatment is not suitable for those with serious mental health problems, sufferers of epilepsy, the very young or those under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
How long does a session last?
A session normally lasts for either 60 or 90 minutes. This is dependent on what the session is for. For stopping smoking, the session normally lasts for approximately 90 minutes.
How much does treatment cost?
Fees vary according to the length of the session: a 60 minute (1 hour) session costs £50. For stopping smoking the fee is £95 for a 90 minute session.
If you would like to contact me:
please telephone 01323 479032 or 07882 290729
or click here to email me