What is hypnotherapy?
An example of a trance like state is when someone may be driving along a clear or known stretch of road. The conscious mind does not need to ‘think’ about having to drive; the skills have become automatic. This allows the conscious mind to be ‘free’ which in turn allows the subconscious mind to become more active. The person becomes so engrossed in their thoughts that when they have to come back into a more conscious state, maybe as the road becomes busier and an action is required, they may not be able to recall landmarks passed along the stretch of road or indeed whether they actually travelled the road.
This phenomenon is commonly known as a daydream, but in essence it’s a trance like state similar to a hypnotic state. These states are commonplace in everyday life; reading a book and forgetting what you have just read is another example as is watching the television and not being able to recall what you have just watched. These trance like states are a period when the subconscious is set free or allowed to become more active. When induced by a hypnotherapist they can be used for the purpose of treating a specific area of need and this process is known as hypnotherapy.
When might hypnotherapy be useful?
Is hypnotherapy safe?
Does everyone respond to hypnotherapy?
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
How long is each hypnotherapy session?
How many sessions will I need?
What are the charges?
There is a standard charge of £60 per session for hypnotherapy. I offer a discount for block booking, 3 sessions of £160 payable in advance and must be used within 8 weeks of the first session. For counselling there is a standard charge of £40 per session. I also offer a ‘life’ mentoring service for which I charge £35 per session (approx. 50 minutes).
For those wanting to lose weight I offer 6 sessions for the discounted rate of £260 – that’s £100 off the standard fee of 6 individual sessions, payment in advance at the first session.
I carry out a 2 session smoking cessation course of therapy. The first session will concentrate on your smoking history and your reasons for smoking. During the second session you will become a non-smoker. The cost of this treatment is £160 payable in the first session.
Payment will be due at the start of each session by cheque, electronic transfer (please ask for bank details before session) or cash.
Is success guaranteed?
Can you stop me smoking?
Are hypnotherapists regulated?
There are details on this website of the complaints procedure.
What is a professional body?
Is hypnotherapy for children safe?
Are sessions confidential?