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What actually is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a deep state of relaxation.

Whilst you are deeply relaxed, I will use simple, gentle, and non-invasive techniques to communicate with the subconscious part of your brain to support you in making the changes that you want to make.

Please be reassured that you always remain in full control.

There seems to be a mystical belief around hypnotherapy. But most of us do not realise that we have already experienced being in a hypnotic state!

Have you ever driven to a destination and not remembered parts of the journey? That was your subconscious mind taking over the driving whilst your conscious mind wandered.

Did you know that day dreaming is also a form of hypnotic experience.

Be reassured that your experience of hypnosis with me will not resemble the performances you see on TV. There will be no barking like a dog or clucking like a chicken.

As a fully qualified, professional and fully insured hypnotherapist you will be supported to have a pleasant, relaxing and therapeutic experience.

What happens in a hypnotherapy session?

A typical session is 50 minutes (except the initial consultation) and involves a combination of us chatting and then hypnosis.

We follow a similar session format each week:

1 – Review of the week – what’s been good?

We discuss your week, focussing on positives and noticing movement towards your goals. We explore any challenges that you’ve experienced.

2 – Review between session activities

Depending on what I am supporting you with decides if there are ‘between session activities’ and so we will chat through how you have been getting on.

3 – Hypnosis and relaxation

A guided relaxation to induce a trance state where you can relax and absorb the words that I will say using techniques such as positive suggestion.

What will hypnosis feel like?

Every person’s experience is different and really depends on what I am supporting you with. For example, if it is motivation you may feel energised; however, if it is anxiety or depression you may feel a little tired after.

During the session you may remember some of my words or none. You may drift in and out – one minute we may be at step 15 and then you hear me say step 1. This is all perfectly normal.

You may experience feelings of heaviness throughout your body, or tingling, you may see bright lights or feel that you are floating. These are all perfectly normal.

There is no one way to experience hypnotherapy and you will be always completely safe.

What can hypnotherapy help with?

Hypnotherapy can help and support people with a range of conditions and difficulties:



Confidence and self esteem

Weight loss

Stopping smoking

Phobias and fears

Exam nerves


Anger management

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

And much more…

Is hypnotherapy safe for everyone?

Hypnotherapy is generally very safe, however there are some medical conditions such as a history of psychosis, where it may be contraindicated, and we will discuss any areas of concern in your initial consultation.

I always recommend consulting with your GP before starting any additional treatments or therapies.

With your consent, I am always happy to share information or liaise directly with your medical specialist to discuss appropriate treatment plans which complement rather than conflict.

Is hypnotherapy safe for children?

Children often respond well to suggestion and hypnosis, as they are usually more active in their use of imagination.

While hypnosis can be effective on very young children, those of around 8 years or older are more able to engage with talking therapies effectively.

If you feel hypnotherapy could help your child, please do contact me to discuss their needs.