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).  Cl

Instead,, my approach is based on modern neuroscience and positive psychology. It works from a modern understanding of the mind-body connection .

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.  

Do you work with children ? 

i work with children as young as 8 years old. The techniques I use are very effective with children and teenagers too. I adapt the interventions to suit the age group. 

Where do the sessions take place?
I work from home in a comfortable, relaxed , quiet, therapy room. There is parking outside . 

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 Hypnotherapy recording  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. 

How many sessions will I need ? 

Most problems can be resolved in between 3 or 6 sessions. Some issues may take longer where others only need 2 sessions. 

What happens in a session ?

 I arrange a free half hour consultation 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 followed by a relaxation. This will include exploring the changes you want to make.
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, including hypnotherapy, NLP , EFT and talking . I will also send you a free personalised Hypnotherapy recording to listen to .

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 relaxed  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