Who can be hypnotised?
Anyone who is over 5 years old, can follow instructions and wants to be. And if your child is under 5, contact me anyway. I can help you without even meeting them. And if you, or your child, can't (or won't) follow instructions we can work in a different way.
Will I lose control? Or cluck like a chicken?
No. You remain entirely in control, and will probably remember the whole experience. You will only take on suggestions that your mind believes to be relevant and useful to it. And no, no chickens! You are coming to move forward with an issue that is important to you, it's not for entertainment.
How many sessions will it take?
I practice solutions-focussed hypnotherapy. The hope is that you are swiftly moved to your desired solution. I don't want you to become dependent on me: I want you to believe that you can mind yourself. So while you will always be very welcome back, let's stop you from paying as soon as we can!
For some issues, one session is all we will need. For others, you may see me a handful of times. Rarely more than that.
For some issues, yes that would be suitable and can work well. It can also help to cut your costs. But we wouldn't want to reduce the impact. Contact me to ask about your particular situation.
Do you do group or paired sessions?
Do you guarantee it will work?
I'd be wary of any therapist, counsellor or medical practitioner that offered a guarantee that their treatment would work. But I get most of my clients from recommendations. And I wouldn't take a client on if I didn't believe I could get the outcome they were hoping for. Hypnotherapy is a hugely effective intervention for a whole host of issues, and has been used for hundreds of years with great success.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
I would say the most important thing to bring is a willingness to change. Everything else we can work out together. Payment can be made with cash, debit card, credit card or cheque. Alternatively, you can pay before the session via bank transfer.
I love it when a client contacts me to say that they are managing so well they don't feel the need for a final session. That is the sign of a job well done. And sometimes, life gets in the way and we have to rearrange. Just give me 48 hours notice so that I can offer the appointment to someone else without incurring any cost to you.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to ask me anything else. There is a lot that is misunderstood about hypnotherapy and it’s important that you feel perfectly at ease.