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What types of people go to a Hypnotherapist?
All types of people go to see Hypnotherapists; whether it is to deal with a pressing issue that is affecting their daily life or those that just want to maintain their confidence levels and feel good about themselves. A hypnotherapy session provides a safe, relaxed and confidential environment in which to discuss and examine areas of life and issues that it may not be possible or appropriate to share with family and friends. It then allows you to make positive steps to resolving these issues and improving your life. 

How many sessions will I need?
As few as possible is the answer. This depends of course on the specific issue and how many issues there are but the aim is to achieve results in the fewest number of sessions. Typically clients require between one and six sessions but others are regular visitors because they just enjoy the relaxation and positive feeling they get from hypnosis.

I’ve seen people be hypnotised on stage and made to behave in an embarrassing way. Will this happen to me?
No it won’t. Stage hypnosis is for entertainment only and the people you see on stage are willing volunteers. A hypnotherapy session is to help you deal with any issues to improve your life, in a safe, relaxed environment .
Can I be made to do things I may not want to do?
No you can’t. Hypnotherapy is not mind control and you maintain your full awareness even when hypnotised. A successful hypnotherapy session relies on co-operation between therapist and client to achieve positive results.

What does it feel like?
The experience is different for everyone but generally you will feel very comfortable, safe and relaxed. Both your body and mind will deeply relax and when you come out of hypnosis you may feel as if you have woken from a very refreshing sleep, calm and revitalised.

Will I be aware of or remember everything that is said?
This is different for everyone but it is normal when you are new to hypnosis to remember a high percentage of the session. This does not mean you have not been successful so don’t worry if you remember everything. As you become more experienced at going into hypnosis you will be able to go more deeply and therefore there are likely to be more gaps in what you remember.

Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, as long as they are comfortable with the therapist and do not have any doubts or fears of the process. It is important to remember that the client always remains in control and a successful session relies on co-operation between therapist and client. The only exception to this are people with epilepsy as they cannot undergo hypnosis.

What does a Hypnotherapy session consist of?
For all one to one sessions I begin by taking a full case history from the client in order that we can talk through fully all areas that may require treatment or influence the type of treatment used. I will then fully explain how hypnosis works, what the client can expect and the plan we will follow for their treatment. The client is free to ask any and as many questions as they like and we will only begin when they are completely happy to proceed. Typically each session lasts between 1 and 1 ½ hours depending on what is required and there is time at the end of the session to review the client’s experiences and answer any further questions they may have. All one to one Hypnotherapy sessions are tailored to the client’s exact needs.
Group Hypnotherapy sessions are also available but these are more general sessions based around relaxation, stress management and confidence building as they need to be beneficial to the entire group rather than tailored to the needs of each individual. These range in length from 30 minutes to 1 ½ hours depending on the requirements of the group.

What does it cost?
An individual session costs £60 payable at the end of the session by either cash of cheque.
A stop smoking session is a one off cost of £120 also payable at the end of the session.
Rates for group sessions will be priced individually depending on what is required and the number of people in the group.

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