FAQ’s

These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of hypnotherapy and the treatment as a whole. They provide basic information, sometimes about fairly complex topics with regards to hypnotherapy. These FAQs may link to more detailed information. This FAQ is designed to be helpful in raising awareness about hypnotherapy and the techniques that we use within hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy FAQ

Are any conditions/issues contra-indicated for Hypnotherapy?

Yes, there are some conditions that would mean that we were unable to assist you

  • Epilepsy
  • Mental health issues such as Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia, even if these were not the issues you wished to address through hypnotherapy.

What if the area I wish to address could have a physical cause as well as a psychological one?

If you wish to address an issue which could have an underlying physical cause we may ask you to visit your GP to ensure that these factors are ruled out before we can work together.

In some circumstances we may ask that we can contact your GP before we work together. This would, of course, only be done with your informed consent.  This might be simply to inform them that we are about to start working together or to request information to enable us to work appropriately with you.

Do you work with children?

Yes we do. There is a separate contract for working with children. Depending upon the age of the child we require a parent/carer to be present.  Our approach varies in line with the age of the child, for older children we will often use similar techniques to those used with adults. For younger children we use ‘story telling’, character identification and metaphor work.

How many sessions will I need?

It all depends on your issue. Modern techniques aim to get you in control as quickly as possible. As everyone is different, only you will know how many sessions you will need after the first two – the first being the history taking process and the second the intervention(s). Hypnosis empowers you quickly and effectively, unlike some other forms of therapy that can take years, and often fail to help you to be resourceful and independent as you would wish to be. The aim of the therapist is to give the control to you as quickly as possible, as she or he only knows that the therapy is working when you report that you are in control now of whatever issue you had.

On average we see most clients for between 3-6 sessions, however, we are all different and we would not want you to see this statement as an absolute!

What should I think about when choosing a therapist?

Choosing a therapist can feel very daunting. It is important that you are comfortable and at ease with whoever you choose to work with which is why we would encourage you to telephone a few people for an initial discussion. In that way you can hear what they have to say and then see which you like the best. Remember: a good therapist will not put pressure on you to make up your mind there and then.

Is hypnosis safe?

Yes. If there was any problem at any time, your body would naturally force you to come out of trance. There is very little that could go wrong in the hands of a professional therapist and should anything out of the ordinary occur we are trained to bring you quickly and safely out of the trance. Hypnosis is a proven method for quickly and effectively treating many issues and helps to bring health and harmony to mind, body and spirit.

How much do sessions cost?

Sessions are £65.00 and last between 1 and 1.5 hours.

What is being in trance like?

Trance will be experienced slightly differently by everyone. In general you will feel relaxed but still be aware of things going on around you. Although it is not the same as sleep, many people feel refreshed whilst others feel little difference after being in trance. Most people comment on how nice an experience it is!

Will I be in control?

Yes. You will be completely in control at all times. No one can control your mind unless you let them. The therapist is there to guide you towards the resolution of your issue and cannot make you do anything you do not want to do. Your unconscious mind is there to protect you and so won’t allow you to accept any suggestions that go against your ethics or morals.

Will I be able to be hypnotised?

Yes, if you choose to allow yourself to be. Just about everyone can be hypnotised. Some people are more susceptible than others, but everyone goes into natural trance states on a daily basis. Hypnosis is usually done by relaxing the client until a light trance is induced.

Could a person remain hypnotised?

No. If the trance was not terminated, you would either fall asleep and awaken naturally or simply get bored, get up and leave!

Will I be able to communicate whilst hypnotised?

Yes. Only a light trance is used for therapeutic purposes and some therapies require responses from the client.

What happens if I go to sleep and don’t remember what has been said?

Some people drift off for a while then come back to hearing everything. This is not a problem: the unconscious mind hears everything that is being said. Once the hypnotherapist stops talking or counts down from 10 to 1 giving suggestions about becoming aware, you soon open your eyes.

Do you use drugs?

No, Never. Hypnosis is a natural state and does not require drugs of any sort.

Can you help with medical issues?

Yes – very often. Many problems of a physical nature, including controlling pain, respond well to hypnosis. It is imperative, however, that you consult with your GP prior to the session.

Can you guarantee this works?

No, and don’t be tempted into believing anyone who says they guarantee success. Hypnotherapy doesn’t always work for everyone. For the process even to begin you have to trust your therapist and be committed to change. As everyone is unique, no therapist can ever guarantee their success rate. The therapist acts as a guide and shows you where to go in your mind, and you find the solutions within yourself.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured.