There’s no one-size fits all approach. It’s different for each individual.
I recommend that all my clients begin with two sessions. One 90-120 min appointment followed by another 60-90 minute appointment as a follow-up with further therapy.
We can assess your progress after these two sessions. For straight forward issues, this is often enough to achieve the client’s goals.
After these appointments, if you feel you’d like to delve deeper and resolve further unhelpful patterns or behaviours then you can choose to either pay for the sessions as you go or pre-purchase a package to benefit from the best value.
Hypnosis is a state of awareness during which our subconscious mind is more open and receptive to suggestions that are given. We drift in and out of different levels of awareness many times a day, absorbing information on a subliminal level as well as a conscious one. I’ll work with your imagination to help you to achieve your goals.
I offer Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) with practical, modern strategies that include the best of solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and direct hypnosis.
Every person is unique and different. Some people say that their body feels like a lead weight, others say they feel as though they’re floating away. Most people will agree that it’s a lovely feeling because they are more relaxed that they have ever been before.
You will be aware of everything that is happening and being said the whole time, however you will be so deeply relaxed that you may find yourself drifting into different levels of awareness. Remember, your subconscious mind is active throughout and it is this that I will work with.
That depends how deep in hypnosis you are, but generally most people do remember either everything or certain parts of the experience. It’s very much like a dreamlike state – sometimes you remember sometimes you don’t.
You’ll find that suggestions which have been given to you in hypnosis will resurface in your conscious, thinking mind after your hypnosis session and these will be the thoughts that produce changes in your behaviour or way of thinking and feeling.
Not necessarily. I used Solution focussed tools to get you moving forwards quickly – without bringing up the past.
Should we need to for any reason and you find the idea of revisiting old memories painful then I will help you to dissociate from them so that you can remember the experience without experiencing the emotions associated to them.
No, you won’t say or do anything at all that you don’t want to. If you were given suggestions that you didn’t morally agree with you would come out of hypnosis or disregard the suggestions.
No-one has ever remained in hypnosis indefinitely. Even if something were to happen to the hypnotherapist halfway through the session, you would still ‘come out’ of the trance state once rapport had been broken.
The only side effects are the beneficial ones of feeling more relaxed afterwards and feeling more positive about whatever it was you sought hypnotherapy for. Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state.
Anyone can resist hypnosis during a session and it won’t work, however the question remains as to why someone would seek hypnotherapy if they didn’t want it to help them. Hypnosis requires cooperation between two people – your therapist will show you the way and you can choose if you want to go there or not.
The most common reason for failure to induce trance is lack of rapport. To overcome this problem, make sure you choose a therapist you trust and give me a call before you book an appointment with me to check that you like and respect me!
You can – if they are related issues, however because hypnosis requires a complete focus of attention it is far better to concentrate on one problem at a time. People wishing to stop smoking (for example) who are afraid of doing so in case they gain weight can be helped with the correct approach. This is because many of us experience ‘symptom substitution’ – we can substitute one addiction for another. I have the skills to recognize if this is the case and deal with the issue at its core.