FAQs

Hypnotherapy

1. What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. The Psychotherapy on its own is extremely beneficial and its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes. After all that subconscious mind runs around 95% of everything we do!

2. What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to be beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns.

Clients often comment about how “ordinary” Hypnosis feels – it’s not unlike daydreaming – you can often hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state. In fact, you could think of it as guided daydreaming.

3. What does it feel like?

Actually, we all experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives. Have you ever driven home and not remembered anything about the journey, or been engrossed in a book and not been conscious of time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being Hypnotised.

During Hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestion can be directed towards your subconscious mind.

4. What can I expect?

Many people believe that Hypnotherapy is something that is “done” to them. That they explain their issue to the therapist, who then simply hypnotises their problem away, as if by magic! Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.

The initial consultation is FREE of charge and is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you and how many sessions you are likely to need. You will also get a FREE relaxation CD to help reinforce the process.

Subsequent Hypnotherapy sessions involve much more than Hypnosis. During the first part of each session we’ll talk about the progress you have made and I’ll be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. I’ll help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. I’ll then guide you into a relaxed state of Hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed.

5. What is the process?

No treatment takes place during the initial consultation, it is simply used to ascertain whether hypnotherapy is a suitable course of action and to explain how the process works, which also serves to dispel any myths!

Success is not guaranteed and full client commitment is important, such as listening to the relaxation/confidence building CD, for the sessions to be worthwhile. No magic wands are available unfortunately, so this means client participation is required. This will be fully explained at the Initial Consultation.

Sometimes cancellations are unavoidable. If you do need to cancel please do so as far in advance as possible to allow other clients space to book appointments. If you arrive late I will endeavour where ever possible to give you the full length of appointment.

Psychotherapy

1. What is Psychotherapy?

There are many different kinds of Psychotherapy, all of which aim to help people overcome stress or emotional problems. Psychotherapy involves talking together to help clients overcome their difficulties. Psychotherapy is often referred to as a ‘talking treatment’.

2. What can I expect?

The type of Psychotherapy I practise uses ‘Solution Focused Therapy techniques’ and is designed to reduce anxiety and calm the mind. As the name suggests it focuses on solutions for the future, rather than analysing problems of the past.

Provided you are willing to make changes to the way you think, the therapy can be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and stress. Focusing on solutions means we do not dwell on problems. Instead we acknowledge where you are currently, identify where you want to be and help you to make the necessary changes.

Pricing

1. What if Hypnotherapy is not for me?

No treatment takes place during the initial consultation, it is simply used to ascertain whether hypnotherapy is a suitable course of action and to explain how the process works, which also serves to dispel any myths!

Success is not guaranteed and full client commitment is important, such as listening to the relaxation/confidence building CD, for the sessions to be worthwhile. No magic wands are available unfortunately, so this means client participation is required. This will be fully explained at the Initial Consultation.

2. How much does it cost?

The initial consultation is always free. Subsequent appointments are then £55 with sessions lasting approximately 50-60 minutes.

A smoking cessation is £140 oer session and will last approximately 90-110 minutes.

All prices include support relaxation CD.

Fee’s payable at the end of each sessions at the moment by cash, cheque or bank transfer

3. What if I can no longer make the session?

If you are unable to attend the appointment please contact me at least 24 hours in advance either by telephone or text. Not doing so can impact on the time that I have available for other clients and for these reasons I reserve the right to charge the full session fee.

N.B During the current pandemic please inform me if you are feeling unwell prior to the appointment as soon as you possibly can. No charge will be made for reasonable cancellations

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