Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

What’s it all about?

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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 with 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 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 forward on your own.

Charging structure? What will it cost?…

For the period of September to December 2019, I am offering on-line therapy only: This includes weekdays and Saturday appointments.  I can also offer out of office hours.

I will be reviewing locations in the new year, to add the option of one day per week office-based sessions within the West Sussex area.

I work on a therapeutic journey fee which includes up to an agreed number of on-line meetings. Using an encrypted and secure web service called zoom. You won’t need to download any apps. All you require is a reliable PC, laptop, or tablet. With a working camera, microphone and earbuds. And a reliable/stable broadband with a private space of your choice for our period of working together.

The fees will include other work I prepare for you between sessions. That could include documentation for you to keep, simple tasking between sessions, any appropriate MP3 downloads, and between-session support via phone or email.

Meetings may initially be weekly, which may then extend to fortnightly or monthly depending on the client needs.

We would discuss the fees once I get an assessment of your issue and potential sessions required at our initial consultation

To give a base-line idea, the average amount of meetings for clients can range between 3 to 6 sessions. And of course, a journey can be extended if deemed appropriate by the client and therapist.

Based on the average amount of sessions, and depending on the option we discuss is right for you, then costs could range from between £70 to £85 per the duration of a 75-minute session. (with a window of 90 minutes should the therapist deem that the session requires extra time at no extra charge)

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Is it possible to have sessions across a secure video link?

I also use Zoom which is secure and encrypted.   Click here to check out my Online therapy information.

Do you guarantee a cure?

As a reputable hypnotherapist, I do not guarantee a cure. Our therapy sessions rely on a mutual therapeutic relationship, which means you will need to participate in the process for change to have a chance to occur. 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…

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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