How many sessions will I need?
The length of your therapy is completely dependent on your needs and issues. Some issues only take one session, whereas others may require longer term work.
Does it work?
Hypnosis works for most clients, but some are more suggestible than others. A client needs to be fully committed and trust the therapy and the therapist. It is vital to have an open mind.
I’ve only ever seen stage hypnosis before. I don’t want to quack like a duck!
It is important to understand that you are fully in control under hypnosis, and you don’t have to take on the therapist’s suggestions if you don’t want to. Your subconscious is always there to keep you safe
How much does it cost?
An initial consultation is complementary, except for smoking cessation where it is £20.
Hypnotherapy sessions are £70.
How long do the sessions last?
The initial consultation is 30 minutes. Hypnotherapy sessions last from 45 minutes to one and a half hours.
What happens in my treatment?
I always like to meet clients for a 30 minute complimentary initial consultation. It is important in hypnotherapy to fully understand the client’s needs and issues and to work together to find an approach that is right for the client.
Sessions start with a 10 minute guided deep relaxation process, by the end of which the client is in a trance like state. Then I can help the client change negative subconscious thoughts to positive life changing thoughts.
Occasionally, regression is required. This involves helping the client to revisit past experiences and events that have had a negative hold on their life. I lead the client through a process that enables them to let go of those negative thoughts and memories so they can move on freely and positively in life.
At the end of every session, I gently bring the client back to a state of full awareness.
Hypno-Gastric Band therapy
Hypno-Gastric Band is about changing your mindset to food. It puts you in control of your eating habits and encourages you to eat small portions of healthy nutritious food.
The therapy is comprised of 4 sessions, all of which are essential for the therapy to work. On the first session, we look at your current diet and lifestyle and decide on the ‘bad boys’ in your diet. Under hypnosis, I ask your subconscious to create three new alternative choices. This is then followed by me talking through that you will be in control of your eating habits, eating healthily; small portions; slowly; being comfortable to leave food on your plate, and encouraging you to exercise. The second session is to look further at problem areas of your diet and to see if there are any negative past events that have contributed to your weight problem. On the third session, you have your hypno-gastric band ‘surgery’. Under hypnosis, you visualise you are having a gastric band inserted. The first three sessions are carried out over a period of 3 weeks. The fourth session is done approximately four weeks after the third session where we can tighten or loosen the band.
You have to be committed to listening to a hypnosis recording every day from the start of your treatment and for up to 12 weeks after you have finished.
Confidence / Lack of Self Esteem
So many of us lack confidence and self esteem. Through the use of hypnosis, I help uncover why you are lacking, and I give you techniques to improve both.
Quitting smoking can be really difficult. You may have tried several times before to quit with no success. You have to be 100% committed to WANTING to stop smoking. If you are, then hypnosis may well succeed for you.
The treatment consists of an initial consultation where I found out in detail about your smoking habit. Your second session is when I hypnotise you and help you become a non-smoker. Many clients succeed with just these 2 sessions, but some find they need another session to help re-inforce their new non-smoking habit.
Fear is a natural response we have to danger. Phobias are different. Phobias are much more intense than fears and can lead to panic attacks in some people.
Most phobias exist in our subconscious mind. With the use of hypnosis, you can change the way you feel and behave towards your phobia.
Insomnia is the difficulty of getting to sleep or staying asleep. Hypnotherapy can help tackle any issues you may have which may contribute to your insomnia. Hypnotherapy in itself is extremely relaxing and promotes a feeling of relaxed wellbeing.
Anxiety / Stress / Panic Attacks
Hypnosis allows you to experience deep levels of relaxation and so helps to reduce levels of stress
and anxiety. I often use a hypnotic technique to give you key words and coping strategies to manage your issues.