Frequently Asked Questions about Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Why choose Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy enables you to deal with the things in your life you want to change by working at the unconscious level leading to lasting change.  It is not traditional hypnotherapy (or Clinical Hypnotherapy).  Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is a generic term used for hypnosis within therapeutic purposes. These methods tend to be focused on the problem, so all clients with the same issue tend to be treated in the same way.

Instead, as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, my approach is based on modern neuroscience and positive psychology. It works from a modern understanding of the mind-body connection.  I also use techniques from a range of psychological and therapeutic disciplines, including NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Positive Psychology and Time Line Reprocessing.  This means that I have a wide range of tools and techniques to draw upon in order to help you achieve your goals.

I approach each person as an individual.  Everyone is unique and so is their experience of the problem.  I will identify your personal patterns of thought, emotions and behaviour relevant to your issue. A  programme will be created specifically to guide you towards the solution that you want.  
You’ll learn tools, techniques and strategies to use for yourself.  These positive effects continue to multiply between sessions, and long after the therapy has finished.  It is a creative and productive process that can make a difference surprisingly quickly, providing great value for money.  Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a solution-focused therapy.  Many issues can be resolved in a relatively small number of sessions.

Will I be given tasks to do in-between sessions?

Most therapy happens between sessions.Therefore,a number of tasks may be undertaken between sessions. These can easily be incorporated into daily life. A short, free download is also available to listen to. I believe this makes a significant difference to the change process.

Will it work? 

Most people who are motivated to change will experience differences in their lives really quickly, sometimes after only one session. 
What happens in a session and how many sessions will I need?

After an initial phone consultation, I will arrange a free half hour session to discuss the therapy and for you to decide if you would like to work with me.
The first session will last about 90 minutes and will take the form of an in-depth consultation.This will be an opportunity for me to understand more about what you want to achieve from the therapy and how to tailor your sessions.After that, the sessions will be between 60 and 90 minutes. We will start to address the changes you want to make using a variety of interventions. Most problems can be helped between 3 and 6 sessions.

What will it feel like when I am in a 'trance'?

Hypnosis is safe and natural. We all go in and out of trance on a daily basis. For example, when you reach your destination but are unable to recall driving there, or find yourself staring into space. You will feel very relaxed, but will be aware of what is going on around you. You will be able to respond clearly and answer questions.In this state, your unconscious mind is more receptive to positive suggestions, but you are completely in control at all times. It feels like a deep relaxation. .