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Frequently asked Questions

  • What is Hypnosis?
    Hypnosis is a relaxed, focused state of concentration and a state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is not addictive and is a natural manifestation of the mind at work.
  • Is Hypnosis like being asleep?
    No, hypnosis is not sleep, but a totally relaxed state of heightened awareness.
  • Will I know what is being said to me?
    Yes, you will recall everything that is being said to you whilst under hypnosis. ​
  • Can I be made to do things I do not want to do?
    Absolutely not. Whilst in hypnosis you are aware of what is being said and what is going on around you. Regardless of how deep you go into hypnosis, you do not 'lose control' and however passive you may appear, you remain in full control of the situation. It is impossible for you to be made to say or do anything that you would not normally wish to. You are fully able to talk if you wish to (or not as the case may be) and you may stand up and leave the room at any time. ​ The notion of a loss of control stems from the misconception of stage hypnosis where participants are apparently made to perform foolish acts. This participation is, however, an entirely voluntary process and the volunteer is fully aware of what they are letting themselves in for. Stage hypnotists choose there performers from a large audience of volunteers who are more than happy and willing to perform.
  • What if I cannot be Hypnotised?
    Everyone can be hypnotised, except those suffering mental illness or those who are heavily under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Some people are, however, more hypnotisable than others and this often depends upon one's willingness to be hypnotised at the time. This willingness is often influenced by many factors, including the trust and confidence in the therapist and also the strength of the persons particular need. Often a client will want to choose between a male or a female therapist and this is available at the practice.
  • Who would benefit from Hypnotherapy?
    The answer to this question is 'virtually everyone'. Hypnotherapy can be used to access a persons inner potential and most people feel they are probably not performing to their full or actual potential. Hypnotherapy is not just useful to address this, but is also very useful at using the persons own inner resources to effect a beneficial change. ​ Bearing this in mind, the problems which may be amenable to Hypnotherapy is almost endless and certainly includes smoking, overeating, alcoholism, stress, anxiety, panic, phobias, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, fear of examinations and public speaking, allergies and skin disorders, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Additionally, it is also of benefit to those wishing to enhance their sporting or artistic performance and we can provide a single session to help deal with a particular event or provide a longer course of therapy to provide an effective tool to improve performance. ​ Hypnotherapy is also used with other techniques to help resolve relationship problems and often used within anger management strategies.
  • Will I be asked to take any tablets or medication before the session?
    No, none at all.
  • Can I have a discussion with you before the session?
    Yes, we offer a free initial consultation, which is booked as a separate appointment. The session lasts 30 minutes and is simply an opportunity for us to meet and discuss any particular concerns you may have. You will also be advised on the type of therapy to benefit your needs.
  • How long does a session take?
    Sessions of Suggestion Therapy take approximately 45 minutes. For Analytical Therapy one hour sessions are required for between 8 - 12 weeks. Smoking cessation is also an hour long session.
  • What happens if I am unable to keep my appointment?
    We do ask that 24 hours notice is given for cancellation. If you have any other questions that you would like me to answer please email
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