I began my training in hypnotherapy in 2000 after experiencing the benefit of hypnosis first hand myself with great success. I have since treated many clients over the years and helped them to overcome a wide variety of conditions.
From the classical fears and phobias to pain or weight management. Which can hold people back from fulfilling their dreams and ambitions and living life to the full.
What can be treated with hypnotherapy?
Symptoms of the Menopause
Weight loss and management
Habits (Smoking, nail biting etc.)
Stress and or anger management
Performance and confidence issues (sporting, exams, interviews etc.)
Phobias, anxiety and panic disorders
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
Migraines and tension headaches
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Can anyone be hypnotised?
In broad terms one third of people are capable of entering a light trance, one third a medium trance and one third a deep trance. Depth of trance does not actually affect the success of treatment and can be improved with the practice of self-hypnosis.
Is anybody suitable for hypnotherapy?
Unfortunately, there are some health conditions that are classed as contra-indicated. These include people suffering from severe mental health illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia or personality disorders. People taking drugs such as diazepam, recreational drugs or alcohol. This also applies to clients with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia or attention deficit disorder would not be considered appropriate.
Common myths about hypnosis
“The hypnotist controls the subject”. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The patient is in control of the trance at all times and cannot be made to do anything against their moral code.
“Hypnosis is mystical, magical or dangerous”. The trance state is natural state of mind with no detrimental effects. The results however may seem like magic!
“Hypnosis is a form of sleep”. Hypnosis is actually a very mentally active state and demonstrates none of the brain wave activity of sleep. Most people are totally aware of their surroundings the whole time and can recall each session.
“You have to close your eyes and lie still”. This is how most people find it easiest to enter the trance state however, moving your body, itching, coughing etc. are all fine and perfectly natural and will not disrupt the trance state during a therapy session. Eye closure simply helps a person to feel relaxed and aids concentration but is not necessary.
How many sessions are generally required?
Some conditions are amenable to just one session such as smoking cessation but most would need three or four sessions. It largely depends on the condition, the patient and their willingness to practice self-hypnosis.
The first session generally takes about one and a half hours with each subsequent session lasting about an hour. It is best to leave two to four weeks between sessions.
Prices starts from £55.00 per session.
A free 30 minute consultation is required prior to first session