Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions not covered on this page please feel free to e-mail or phone us. We are also available to talk about hypnosis to groups, classes or clubs throughout the North East and London purely for expenses only.

Will a Therapist tell me what I should do?

In most cases a Therapist will assist the client to discover for themselves the most appropriate course of action by asking insightful questions and by guiding the client to review their issues from a different perspective.

Solution Focused Therapy is my preferred mode. Sometimes referred to as "Brief Therapy", SFC is a successful approach that is respectful, non intrusive, conversational and a forward looking process focusing on the client's strengths and inner resources to facilitate solutions.

*Solution Focused Therapy may be used as a process in itself or it can be used very successfully in conjunction with Hypnosis.

What conditions or problems can Hypnosis help overcome?

Anxiety and Stress, Habits, Personal Problems, Pain Relief, Unresolved Grief, Self Image, Psycho-sexual problems, Relationship problems, Confidence and Self Esteem, Fears and phobia, Depression, Work related stress, Sleep problems, panic attacks, driving fears, Weight control, Stop smoking, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Do I lose control?

You are in control at all times and are able to break a hypnotic trance at anytime (just as you can stop day dreaming instantly). You cannot be made to do or say anything that you do not wish to do or say. Hypnosis is achieved and maintained by mutual co-operation.

Can I be Hypnotized?

Virtually anyone can be hypnotized, some more easily than others. Co-operation, a desire to enter hypnosis and an ability to concentrate is all that is required. All hypnosis is "self hypnosis" and requires the subject to allow themselves to drift into a trance or "altered state".  Everyone has experienced some form of hypnotic trance whether as a daydream or watching TV. You cannot be hypnotized against your will or if your ability to concentrate is impaired.

Is Hypnosis safe?

Being drug free, non contact and because you are in control, it is perhaps one of the safest forms of therapy. There is no documented evidence of anyone ever being harmed by hypnosis.

How does it work?

In the deeply relaxed hypnotic trance state the subconscious part of the mind is best able to respond to positive suggestion and imagery. You can focus on the things you want to change and on the ways you can best do so, free from anxious or sabotaging thoughts. In certain cases, age regressive techniques may be used to access memories and uncover root causes of conditions or the deep underlying beliefs that may be preventing the desired change. If required other techniques can assist in "letting go" and clearing emotional blockages that allow the person to move on.

What happens in a session?

Each session is different of course, depending on the presenting issue, but after a personal history is taken the process begins with a conversation about the clients presenting issue. The conversation is aimed at opening up the issue, viewing it from a different perspective and discovering the clients strengths. It is usual for half the session to be devoted to this conversational approach. Then some strategies are outlined and the client will be guided into a state of deep relaxation where suggestions and strategies are reinforced hypnotically. Depending on the nature of the problem, various techniques may be used to explore the root cause of the problem and to resolve the issue in a positive way (Age Regression, Ego State or Parts Therapy etc.). At the end of the session the client will return to full awareness, and feels completely rested and relaxed. Sessions are usually between 60 and 75 minutes in duration.

How much does it cost?

Standard sessions are usually between 60 to 75 minutes duration. There is no fee for initial telephone consultations. Fees are generally £75.00 per session in Southend and Newcastle. However, in Harley Street, London, fees are £180.00 per session due to the high overheads involved.   A discount of £10 per session is offered if booking at least four sessions in advance.  The number of sessions are discussed at first consultation, these are based on complexity of issues involved and how you respond and commit to the process.  Therapy is written to specifically fit your circumstances and is NOT general.

Most conditions require very few consultations. This is between 4-6 sessions.  In some cases one session is all that is necessary. It would be unusual for us to see anyone for any more than 12 sessions.

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