Hypnotherapy

Counselling and Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherapy?


Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.


Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, that relaxes the conscious part of the mind (the logical thinking part) while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part (the area that stores memories, creates dreams and fantasies, and controls our thoughts, good and bad). This heightened state of awareness - reached using skilled relaxation techniques - allows the hypnotherapist to then make appropriate suggestions.


Hypnotherapy is not stage hypnosis.


The humour element for us the audience, is that the subject is under the control of the Stage Hypnotist and doing things that he would not normally do.

However, as any honest hypnotist will tell you, under hypnosis you can ALWAYS hear everything around you and you know EXACTLY what you have consented to do. Some of us just want our five minutes of fame in front of an audience……and that’s ok.


Does it work for everyone?

Hypnosis has the capacity to work for the majority of individuals, however, some are more susceptible to suggestions than others. There are no guarantees that hypnotherapy will work for you, but if you keep an open mind, fully committed to the process and trust your hypnotherapist, it has every chance of succeeding.


What will happen in a hypnotherapy session?

 

I offer a free, no obligation consultation, which will include:

  • A discussion about your requirements and goals.
  • Gathering personal information such as sleeping patterns, lifestyle information, medical symptoms or medication, any treatments involving other healthcare providers.
  • An explanation of how the hypnotherapy process will work.
  • Practical details such as cost, cancellation policy, how many sessions might be needed.

How can it help me?


Hypnotherapy can help many issues and conditions, and is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress-related issues and for a range of long-term conditions, and in recent years has been gaining steam in the medical world after a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Condition/symptoms that hypnotherapy can help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Exam, Driving test nerves, goal setting and performance, public speaking
  • Confidence: Self/social/activity
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Habits and behaviours
  • Stop smoking
  • Weight management/loss
  • IBS
  • Sexual problems

** This is by no means an exhaustive list  **