Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of FAQ's that I hope will answer any queries that you may have, but if there is something else that you would like to know then please use the Contact Form

How much does it cost?

For individual Hypnotherapy sessions please see  the price list Here

What ages do you work with?

Depending on the understanding of the child, it is recommended that the minimum age is 5 and there is no maximum.   I hold a current enhanced DBS

How many sessions will I need?

Everybody's journey is different but as a guideline Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works quite quickly, usually between 8 and 12 sessions although depending on the problem, sometimes more.  Specific therapy such as Smoking Cessation is a one off session which lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours and Fears and Phobia can be solved within as little as 4 sessions.

What is involved with an Initial Consultation?

At the beginning of your Initial Consultation, whether online or face to face, we will discuss the reason for you coming to see me and what you would like to achieve.  I will then gather some information from you such as contact details and some medical questions and then I will explain a little bit about how the brain works and why you may be feeling as you do. 

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention, and, even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, and positive change. When we enter into the absorbed state of hypnosis, we can use our thoughts, talents and experiences in ways not usually available to us. We can develop the abilities that enable desired changes in our thoughts, feelings and behaviours to be possible. 

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern, and well-researched strategies such as brain based explanations, solution focused, NLP and CBT techniques to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, we look at what the client wants to achieve (the solution) rather than at whatever prompted them to visit us (the problem). 

Will I be looking at my past?

No, the approach focuses on the present and future and not on the past. The client will be asked to consider their preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables the client possible solutions to become more obvious and gives the client a goal to work towards.

Is it safe?

You can not be hypnotised to do things against your will. The hypnotherapist is merely a guide or facilitator. They cannot "make" you do anything against your will. This is a commonly held idea that has its source in stage shows and films that capitalize on the “power” of the hypnotist. 

Can it help with my problem?

Hypnotherapy can be used to bring relief to existing conditions, change unwanted beliefs and behaviour, or enhance existing talents and potentials. The list of situations where it can aid the individual is endless and it is particularly effective for those who wish to gain greater control - or perhaps regain control - of some aspect of their life. It is a brief intervention therapy. The benefits are long lasting and often permanent. It is often successful when other, more conventional methods of treatment have failed. The British Medical Association approved hypnotherapy as a valid medical treatment in 1955 


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