Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

What’s it all about?

If you have a specific question that is not included in the ‘frequently asked questions’ below or have an issue not mentioned that you are wondering if I can help you with then please contact me and I will respond or we can set up a time for a free no obligation phone chat.

What is Hypnosis? 

Hypnosis can be described as a trance state – something that each of us experiences as a normal part of our every day behaviour – ever taken a journey and not been able to recall how you got to your destination or maybe you missed an important turning! That’s because very often we can be lost in thought around the events of yesterday or busy projecting our thoughts towards imagined events at a point in the future.  This is a normal altered state of consciousness.

How do you use hypnotherapy to help me change?

Problem behaviours also carry a trance state that will be unique to you – as your hypnotherapist I can seek ways to awaken you through the use of techniques and language, word weaving(TM) , to establish ideas in your mind that will serve to aid you in breaking the cycle of unwanted behaviour by enabling new meanings and perceptions.

Ultimately the use of hypnosis within the model of Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help to empower you to realise that you have the resources within you to produce and take action to resolve and bring about your own solution.

Will I lose control and reveal things I’d rather keep private?

No. This is not associated to anything you may see in stage hypnotism. There is no ‘going under’ and you cannot lose control or be made to do anything against your will. This process is part of a mutual trust and alliance in an agreed therapeutic relationship.

How many sessions does it take?

This is totally dependent on each individual client.  As a brief therapy and depending on your issue some people need from as little as 4 to 8 sessions. Averaging about 6 sessions. However this is subject to your needs and commitment to the process and  only you can know when you have got enough out of our sessions to help you to move forwards on your own.

Charging structure? and link to therapy options…

I work out of different venues and online, some weekdays and weekends. Some out of office hours.  All options come with varying over head costs, presently fees are between £80 to £95 per visit. I work on a set journey fee which incorporates up to an agreed set of visits, alongside other work I prepare for you outside of room sessions. For example, MP3 downloads, documentation for you to keep, between session tasks to continue your therapy between sessions. Organised phone catch up, or contact by email or text between sessions. Visits start weekly, may then extend to fortnightly, or monthly depending on the client needs.  A journey can be extended as appropriate to the client’s needs.  We would discuss the fees once I get an assessment of your issue and potential sessions required at our initial consultation.

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How often would I need to have sessions?

There is an initial free consultation via phone or Skype conversation – were we can establish if this treatment will suit you. Followed by a first session which enables us to explore your issue in more detail and aids me in refining a suitable bespoke treatment plan for you. We would arrange our next appointment where I would be introducing you to the techniques and tools that can support you during the change process. We would then discuss if it’s appropriate to extend  the period of time between sessions to fortnightly  or monthly depending on your progress.   We often find that change occurs more and more between sessions, and I am likely to give you some simple tasks to complete over this period, as your new found resources kick in.

Is it possible to have sessions via Skype or other on line application?

The use of modern technology can be really helpful for people with busy life-styles, or who live in remote areas or even across the globe. Skype is one option.  I also use Zoom which means you don’t have to download Skype in order to connect with me.   I have seen clients flourish in areas such as overcoming unwanted habits, having successful interviews, working on weight management goals or for relaxation and sleeping issues.   Click here to check out my Online therapy information.

Do you guarantee a cure?

As a reputable hypnotherapist I do not guarantee a cure. I don’t own a magic wand and our therapy sessions rely on a mutual therapeutic relationship, which means you will need to participate in the process as I can only help you as far as you are ready to go.  What I can promise you is that I have your best interests at heart, I am fully qualified and insured, I am under professional supervision, and continue with my professional development studies in order to be able to offer you the best and most up-to-date techniques which I can tailor to help guide you towards achieving your solution state.

Frequently asked questions about stopping smoking…

Many clients prefer to stop smoking and become a non-smoker in one session. I offer one pre-meet consultation, by phone or Skype, with a two room sessions.  I also offer two cost effective service packages.

For more information please visit my  smoking cessation page.

If you would prefer a more gradual process to getting freedom from the smoking we could arrange a series of 3 or 4 one to one and a half hour sessions.

Frequently asked questions about associated organisations…

National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

As a member of the NCH I adhere to a strict code of ethics including:

  • To protect the health and well being of all those who use my services.
  • Respect the confidentiality of my patients, clients and users.
  • Continue to keep professional knowledge and training up to date.

Clicking on the active NCH button on this page takes you to their site for more information

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council: (CNHC)

Is the complementary and alternative medicines registry as supported by the King’s Fund and Department of Health. The CNHC was set up as an independent body in January 2008 and has put in place policies and procedures necessary for the effective running of a regulatory body. The key function of the voluntary regulator is to enhance public protection and to provide support for the practitioners themselves. More information can be viewed on the active CNHC button on this page.

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