Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know the therapist is right for me -
You should feel comfortable with your therapist. This is possibly the most important aspect of Hypnotherapy as treatment is greatly enhanced when you have confidence in the practitioner.
Do you offer a free initial consultation -
If you feel you would like to meet me (and put a face to a name and ensure you feel comfortable working with me) before booking a full one-hour session, then a short 15-20 minute meeting can be arranged, which would be free of charge. After this clients usually decide to go straight into a full session, but this is entirely their choice.
Most clients, however, book their full first consultation after discussion on the phone.
How is a session structured
Each client is (truly) unique. Therefore no two sessions will ever be the same. With your agreement, notes will probably be taken as you explore the issue that has brought you to seek change in your life. Different approaches are used for different individuals - but during any session each step on the way will be explored with, and explained to you. The therapist will explain about Hypnosis and NLP as the session(s) proceed.
What does Hypnosis feel like
With the Hypnotherapist's gently guiding voice you are led into a state where body and mind are relaxed. In this state the therapist can then begin to work with your unconcious mind to induce the beneficial changes that you desire, and that have been agreed during the session. Again no two sessions or clients are the same and there is no 'right way' or 'wrong way' to be or feel 'relaxed' - there is only your way on that day. Generally speaking clients tend to find they are deeply relaxed and experience a heightened state of awareness during a hypnotic session - which leaves them feeling refreshed renewed and positive.
Shall I lose control
You will always remain in control. If for any reason you felt uncomfortable with a session and wanted to terminate - then you would perfectly capable of doing so.
How will I come round
You will always be returned to full waking awareness and functioning. As above many clients feel relaxed but positive and energised. At this stage you may discuss any experiences you have had during the session - which is often a part of the session process.
How many sessions will I need
In the first session it may well be possible to give a fair assessment of how much improvement you can expect and how many sessions may be needed. If the problem is a more complex one then we would jointly monitor progress using frequent reviews. Sometimes a problem may be overcome in a single session whilst other issues may take somewhat longer.
As mentioned elsewhere I am committed to help you as swiftly and effectively as possible.
How do I pay
Payment is by pre-agreed fee and is requested to be made in the form of a cheque (with bank card) or cash. I am unable to accept any form of debit or credit card. At this stage a further appointment can be booked if desired.
What benefits will I gain
Becuase of the enormous variation in the problems clients present with, it is not easy to say how much improvement may be made or how quickly and in what period of time. Experience shows that clients improve at the speed they earnestly desire and believe they can.
Hypnosis can be extremely effective and some problems can be overcome in 1 - 2 sessions.
Another benefit is that I teach most clients, where appropriate, the skill of SELF-HYPNOSIS. This is a most powerful tool for you and will be of enormous benefit and use in all areas of your life and when put into practice will enable you to regain control and move forward in your life.