Hopefully you will find the answers to your questions here but if not please call or email me and I will get straight back to you.
- What is Hypnosis?
- What if I can not be hypnotised?
- Is it safe?
- What does hypnosis feel like?
- What is Hypno-Psychotherapy?
- How many sessions will I need?
- Can you guarantee a cure?
- Will I do anything silly or embarrassing?
- Can Children be hypnotised?
- Is everything confidential?
- How will my sessions work?
Hypnosis is a natural occurring state, in fact it is said that the average person goes in and out of hypnosis many times each day. There are so many times in life that someone or something seems to trigger something inside of us and our behaviour or action can occur almost as though we have no control over it. With hypnosis we can explore and interrupt these negative patterns and introduce positive, self-enhancing ones. Hypnosis is a way to regain more control over your own mind and body and in sessions I will always show you how you can use self-hypnosis at home, a tool that can help you throughout your life.
This is often asked but there are many reasons why you need not worry. Hypnosis is a natural state and anyone wanting to experience it can. There are many levels of hypnosis and deeper states may require a little practice or experience but the good news is that a lot of clinical studies that have shown that even the lightest level of hypnosis still results in lasting change with a good therapist. In fact the only way that you will not experience any benefit from hypnosis is if you decide that you do not want to be hypnotised and in that case we can work together in a more traditional counselling way as I have been well trained in integrative psychotherapy.
Yes, completely. Despite how hypnosis is portrayed in film and television no one can be hypnotised to do anything against their will or morals and if you have never been hypnotised before you will more likely be surprised at just how much control you have (reality makes for far less dramatic movies). There is absolutely no chance of becoming stuck in hypnosis it is just not possible.
This is very individual, one client once smiled at the end of a session and said, “I feel like I’ve just had brain massage.” For others it may feel like a day dream or just a deep sense of calmness and positiveness, your experience will be unique for you this is the beauty of being human.
In Hypno-Psychotherapy, a range of psycho-therapeutic techniques can be employed to help you find and resolve the root cause of your presenting issue safely and positively. Hypnosis is used both as a tool in this process and also as a way to reinforce the change that you are looking to create.
Most people choose hypnotherapy because they want fast results. I believe in value for money and do not believe that anyone should have to pay out for the hope that maybe one day in the future they may get something worthwhile. I want my clients to leave every session feeling that our time was worth more than the cost. Many websites have bold claims that you will only need one or two sessions and its very true that you may but it is unethical to say that this is alway the case. For some people therapy must be done at their pace and at a much deeper level and this is where I find my training in psychotherapy gives me the edge.
I put everything I can into my sessions and word of mouth recommendation is the biggest nod to my effectiveness but we are humans and we have free will I can not guarantee to make someone change against their will. I still can not believe that so many therapists get away with advertising 95% success rates, if you see this…run…do not be fooled by made up and meaningless statistics. Any real statistic would reference the study conducted, time frame and date, number of people involved, control group and the journal it was published in.
No, you can not and would not be made to do anything you do not want to do. Studies show that effective results are more likely in a therapeutic setting which is based on mutual trust. I am also ethically bound to respect your autonomy, it is my goal to empower you.
Yes although working with children is a very specialised field and I have chosen to work with people over the age of 18.
Yes, I’m an ethically bound to client confidentiality. In the consultation all clients are given confidential registration forms with terms and conditions which inform that in a criminal case a court can subpoena me to give evidence and that my client confidentiality does not extend to cases of terrorism, money laundering, child abuse or intention to harm others.
This is dependant on what you are coming to see me for but typically we will start with a consultation and then move on in a way that works best for you. I do not believe in ‘one size fits all’ therapy so all sessions are individually tailored.