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Taking the first step towards a treatment of Hypnotherapy is often a daunting experience and you may have many questions. Please search through some of the questions that we frequently get asked on this page, but if you wish to know any further information please contact me.
How much will it cost?
The initial Consultation is £65. This often takes up to 90 minutes. Information is gathered and if this is appropriate you will be able to experience hypnosis. This enables me to assess how I can help you to move forward (the appropriate pathway for success) to adjust your thoughts, feelings (emotions) and behaviour to how you want to be and meet your personal needs, aims and goals. This also gives us both the opportunity to get to know each other and decide if we are happy to work together. All additional appointments are £50 for approximately one hour.
What to expect on your first session?
This will normally last around 90 minutes and includes a consultation and a chance to have any questions or concerns addressed. I will then guide you to relax your mind and body deeply so that you receive the maximum benefit from the session. I will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis, as this allows you to maintain the positive changes that are taking place in you. Following the session you will be alert and refreshed and fully able to continue your day. Whatever we discuss in our sessions is in total confidence.
What support do I get outside the sessions?
You will often be given work to do (practice). Therefore I provide support and help between session if needs be (and after the course of treatment) e.g. if you are having a panic attack and need immediate support, this has been valuable to some clients in the past, to aid confidence and encourage you to believe in yourself again! This arrangement will be discussed on the initial consultation. I provide personal C.D.s and information for my client’s, this often becomes part of your homework before the next session and reinforces the work we have done together
How many sessions am I likely to need?
This is planned on an individual basis and you will be totally involved in the plan. During the first session we will discuss the presenting issue so we can plan session content, further sessions, their frequency and number. Your progress will be discussed with you during each session. Support varies for each individual depending on the issues being addressed, most issues can be dealt with within 4 to 6 sessions. To make a lasting change the optimum time is around 30 days to achieve therefore, I recommend a minimum of four sessions. You will always remain in control with respect and the information you provide will remain in total confidence
Will the Hypnotherapist take Control of My mind?
It is not possible to make you do or say anything you do not wish to do or say. You can run around like a chicken if you wish to. This is what most people have experience from watching stage hypnosis on television which is an entertainment show. Clinical hypnotherapy is very different but we may have a laugh together at times. I can assure you, you will always be in total control.
Is it possible that I don’t come out of the trance?
You may sometimes be in a deep trance so it may take a few minutes to gradually come out of it, (time is allowed for this) but your unconscious mind is always in charge and it knows how to keep you safe. During the session, if at any point in time you wish to come out of trance, you can do so by simply opening your eyes. This will be explained to you on the consultation experience.
Do I need to tell the Hypnotherapist all my secrets?
It is up to you what you want to share with the hypnotherapist. Even if you do not share certain personal details or information that is relevant to your issue, the therapy can still have very positive results.
What is a Psychotherapist ?
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment approach based on the relationship between an individual and the psychotherapist. The work takes place face to face, through conversation and provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and non-judgemental. You and your psychotherapist will work together to identify and change thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from being your best. Most psychotherapists do not tie themselves to any one approach they will use a combination of practices and methods in an integrative approach. Blending elements from different approaches makes for a tailored treatment addressing the specific needs of the client. In general every therapist is different. If you don’t feel comfortable with one practitioner, find another one this is one of the aims of the initial consultation so see if you are happy to work together.