What is Hypnotherapy?

The word hypnos in Greek actually means sleep. Hypnotherapy is a way of accessing the subconscious mind, your inner potential. This is achieved when the hypnotherapist puts you into a trance-like state, rather like a very deep state of relaxation. During this trance-like state, you have total control, you cannot be made to do anything you don’t want to and can come out of the trance at anytime you choose. At this time your brain waves reduce to a level as they do just before you fall asleep – that lovely, totally relaxed, woozy feeling. It is now that the subconscious mind is most accessible. Your subconscious mind holds all your learned behaviours, habits, your beliefs, and all your memories.  It is during this relaxed state that beneficial suggestions can be made to address the various issues/fears/phobias you may have and wish to change. Most of us spend our day with thoughts flying through our minds and are constantly trying to resolve various issues and problems at the same time as working, or just managing our everyday lives. Hypnotherapy allows the mind to rest, to clear of all thoughts, allowing you to focus and deal with areas of your life causing you distress, worry or pain.

The use of psychotherapeutic counselling during the session, enables me to find the reasons for your fears/phobias/negative thoughts or behaviours. I am then able to write a hypnotherapy script which will incorporate positive suggestions for changes, which will help address the areas of your life causing you issues.

What happens during a session?

Your first appointment will last approximately an hour and a half whilst I undertake a full consultation with you. It is during this consultation that the reason you are considering having hypnotherapy is discussed. At the end of the consultation I will be able to discuss with you how I feel I may help you best. It is then for you to decide if you wish to rebook and continue therapy with me.

Subsequent sessions will last an hour. All sessions will take place in either of my treatment rooms as this allows the right setting and ensures the total focus is on you during this time.

Hypnotherapy, combined with psychotherapeutic counselling, can effectively support and create positive changes with any of the following:

  • Stress/anxiety
  • Low self esteem
  • Low self confidence
  • Fears and phobias
  • Sleep issues
  • Weight control
  • Public speaking
  • Tests/exam nerves
  • Headaches
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • IBS
  • Pain control
  • Migraines