On this page I hope to answer as many of your questions as possible. If you would like any further details, please do not hesitate to contact me.
What is hypnotherapy and what are the benefits?
Counselling and hypnotherapy help to treat many different issues from stress, anxiety, phobias and fears to confidence building, blushing, giving up smoking, losing weight and much more. It works by accessing our unconscious minds where all our emotions and behaviours are stored. Unlike other forms of therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy often works rapidly to help you make changes, as you are harnessing the most powerful parts of your mind to bring about change.
You’ve probably seen stage hypnosis at some time? Well, clinical hypnotherapy is not the same – if you are watching someone who has been hypnotised on stage, it may appear as though they don’t know what’s happening to them.
With hypnotherapy you are aware of everything the whole of the time – and that’s exactly how it should be. You may, or may not, be able to remember everything afterwards – but at the time you will hear everything that is said.
Everyone is different – some people go into a very deep trance and remember nothing at all afterwards, others remain in a light trance, which can work equally well as a deep one – but – more often than not – people drift into different levels of conscious awareness and remember parts of the experience.
After the hypnosis session the only differences you may be aware of is that you feel more relaxed than usual – and you will feel differently about whatever it is you are seeking treatment for.
Appointments can be made for us to meet in a comfortable setting in Melton Mowbray or I can offer home visits within a 25 mile radius.
How will I support you and how will you benefit from it?
I will work with you to support with whatever you would like to work on, to help you to solve your problems and to take control of your life. Working together to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be in your life.
As a professionally qualified Hypnotherapist, I am fully committed and dedicated to support you to make positive changes in your life which you will find empowering in a caring, supportive, practical and confidential way.
What does hypnotherapy do and how does it work?
You can never be made to say, or do, anything you don’t want to – and if I or anyone else were to give you suggestions that you didn’t morally approve of – you would come out of hypnosis.
You will never give away any secrets – or be made to act in any derogatory way.
You are in control – but at the same time you are also very deeply relaxed.
During this relaxed state – your subconscious mind is open and receptive to the suggestions given to you – providing they are the suggestions that you consciously want to take effect.
You will be able to hear everything during the hypnosis session – you’ll be aware of outside noises and movements – this is perfectly normal because you are in a heightened state of awareness in hypnosis.
I will ask you to visualise certain things – now, if you can’t actually see them – please don’t worry – we are all different and we will discuss openly how best I can help you throughout the process.
After the hypnosis session the only differences you may be aware of is that you feel more relaxed than usual – and you will feel differently about whatever we are working on to help you achieve a more contented life.
Here are some of the treatments I can help you with but I would welcome you to give me a call to discuss anything you feel I could help you with:
- Bad habits
- Emotional issues
- IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Low self esteem
- Panic attacks
- Phobias and fears
- Relationship issues
- Stop smoking
- Weight loss
- Public speaking
- Confidence building
- Pain relief
- Eating disorders
- Driving test nerves
With many years of experience in education, working with young people with behaviour and special needs issues, I also specialise in working with young people with a range of issues including, school phobia, anxiety, panic attacks, anger management and exam stress.
How I Work
I work in a very professional yet approachable way. I like to deliver treatment in a way that I like to work with a therapist; to feel at ease, comfortable, to be able to ask questions and feel that it is a process where we are working together to find a solution.
As I think it’s important to establish a good working relationship right from the beginning, I find it useful to have a 30 minute chat to discuss the issues you would like support with and to work out a plan of action from there.
During our telephone conversations, we can chat through any questions you may have, any worries or concerns and how we can work together to make things a little better or easier for you.
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Hypnotherapy is not what you may think
During a session of hypnotherapy you will firstly be encouraged to relax by listening to a gentle slow paced invitation to switch off your conscious mind and let all of your daily worries drift away, a bit like a guided meditation. Followed by the positive suggestion part of the therapy which supports the changes that you wish to make in your life, in line with what we will have already discussed. The session finishes with a reorientation, which sets you back on course for continuing with your day.
Unlike stage hypnotism, you are in full control throughout the session and will probably remain aware of what is going on around you. You can never be made to say, or do, anything you do not want to, you will never give away any secrets or be made to act in a ridiculous way. You are always in control but at the same time you are also very deeply relaxed.
What to expect in a Session
During your FREE consultation, we can chat about what’s going on for you right now and how I can help. I may ask you some questions, just so that I can understand how you feel about what is happening and what you would like to achieve from Hypnotherapy. I will then prepare a Treatment Plan especially for you. If either of us feel that Hypnotherapy is not the best option for you at this time, we can discuss other ways I may be able to help or other options so it won’t waste you time or your money.
Sessions last around an hour, we will spend the beginning of the session chatting to see how things are for you and then we will have the Hypnotherapy session. During that time, around 30-40 minutes, you will be introduced to a relaxing state by the use of imagery and suggestion tailored to your specific needs. This will allow your subconscious mind to work in a way that is helpful and informative.
Please feel reassured that you will remain in complete control throughout the session.
After the Hypnotherapy session, there are no expectations to talk about how you felt or what your subconscious mind has revealed to you. You can just enjoy the experience and process your feelings at your own pace.
How many sessions to expect:
It’s impossible to predict exactly how many sessions you will need. There are many things which can affect this; the issues you wish to work on, how long those things have been affecting your life and many other factors. I offer a completely transparent service where I will be honest and open with you during your free consultation about how I see your treatment progressing. This will give you some idea of how long treatment may take and of course it will be helpful to have an idea of the cost of how many sessions you can commit to, should you wish to go ahead with Hypnotherapy. To help your decision, I offer a range of Treatment Packages to help with the financial side of Hypnotherapy, there are individual session and treatment packages of 3 and 6 sessions available which offer a reduced rate.
The cost of Hypnotherapy:
The initial 20-30 minute consultation is completely FREE of charge.
Please find below price and payment terms:
- You can expect a professional and friendly service that is individual to you.
- Your appointment time will be you time without interruption and will only ever be re-arranged in exceptional circumstances.
- You can expect to be treated with complete respect and confidentiality.
- You can expect and honest and open working relationship which is beneficial in helping you to achieve your treatment goal as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If, for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please allow as much notice as possible to avoid charges. You can find more detail about the cancellation policy here
Please contact me if you require any further information.