Are you seeing people face to face? We are conducting sessions face to face where necessary. Our practice is covid-secure, in accordance with government guidelines.
Does online hypnotherapy work? Online hypnotherapy has been around for a long time and it works very well. Many clients appreciate being able to access the benefits of hypnotherapy without leaving home.
How does hypnosis work? Hypnosis is a natural process through which our minds become relaxed and focused at the same time. We do it ourselves all the time in conversation, listening to music, during familiar tasks and activities. It turns out that when we are in this state, the mind is particularly open to learning and change. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy combines positive therapeutic conversation with hypnosis.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy? The benefits are significant, namely the freedom to enjoy life and achieve your goals, free from anxiety, depressed feelings or anger. One of the first and most common positive side-effects is better sleep. Success requires a commitment and a desire to change - it's not magic and no one can do it for you - but the process is straightforward and enjoyable and we aim to make it as easy, fast and cost effective as possible.
What can it help with? Hypnotherapy is really good for anxiety and stress, as well anger, depression, fears, phobias, habits and unconscious patterns and beliefs. Many conditions and issues can be exacerbated or caused by stress (e.g. IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Insomnia) and so hypnotherapy can often help to alleviate these. It can also be very helpful for social and relationship issues, and also in managing obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours (OCD).
How many sessions will I need? Everyone is different as you can have as many or few as you like. You'll learn a lot at the first session, and many people see improvements within the first few weeks. A series of 6-12 sessions is normal and sometimes it's more, sometimes fewer. Some people stop smoking after one longer session, or happily conquer a phobia after four sessions. Our objective is to help you get to a point of feeling calm and in control, and confident that things are going to stay that way.
How much does it cost? Sessions costs £70, for 50 minutes, usually weekly. £150 for a double-length stop-smoking session.
Do you work with children? We work with children from 8 years old. The first meeting is with just a parent, free of charge. A parent is then required to attend all sessions, although they don't need to participate.
I am on medication - can it work with that? The process sits happily alongside the use of most medication, and we will explore how this works. We can work in consultation with your doctor where relevant.
What is the "solution focused" approach? "Solution focus" is a set of techniques which involves focusing on what you want, more than on problems or their causes. It takes the pressure off conscious effort or analytical thought and instead stimulates the imagination towards better things, for example by creating rich pictures of the outcomes you want, and letting the subconscious mind figure out how to get there.
Is it safe? In any state of hypnosis, people are actually more in control than when they are awake. They are always able to return to full awareness at any point, and usually do so feeling refreshed, lighter and more optimistic. We are fully accredited, registered, DBS-checked and insured.