Frequently Asked Questions
Different personalities respond to different styles of induction. It is my belief that anyone can be hypnotised because trance is a natural phenomenon that we all experience quite frequently. For example, have you ever arrived somewhere after a very familiar journey and feel unable to recall details of the journey? Some of your journey will have been managed by the unconscious part of your mind while your conscious mind was otherwise engaged but ready to re-engage with the journey as soon as rapid judgement, followed by a snap decision, was required.
The essential thing is that the client is prepared to allow hypnosis to occur. If a client has been nagged into attending, they may be, for their own reasons, determined to prevent it. They can, of course, remain ‘un-hypnotised’.
I have never experienced a client displaying any adverse reaction. It is interesting to note that hard-headed insurance under-writers who base their premium rates on evidence, charge comparatively low premiums for hypnotherapists’ professional liability. Remember, trance is a state that occurs frequently without us seeking it so it is a natural, harmless and beneficial phenomenon.
While I cannot guarantee success (because there are two people involved; the client and myself), there is a greater chance of success than failure.
The treatment sessions usually take approx. 60 minutes. Appointments are spaced in such a way as to enable an extension of the session if we are onto a key opportunity to progress the desired improvement. This flexibility means that we are not tied to a strict timetable. This avoids the frustrating situation of “Time’s up. See you next time.”
This is a very individual thing. Very occasionally an issue such as some phobias or habits, can be sorted in one session. Issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, personal insecurity, low self-belief, eating disorders, to name a few, are usually deep-rooted and can take five or more sessions to improve.
My aim is always to eradicate the problem permanently as opposed to creating a coping mechanism for dealing with the issue. Some people choose to make an appointment some time after their original programme of sessions as a “top-up” or “reinforcement” or to work on some other unrelated issue.
The standard fee is £95 per session. Sessions are usually one hour but can last longer. The fee is per session, not per hour. Discounts are often given for booking a series of sessions in advance. Currently, a series of four attracts a revised fee of £80 per session when the total fee of £320 is paid in advance.
I offer a 30 minute telephone consultation to allow the client and myself to assess whether we will be compatible and whether the client, and their problem, are suitable for the treatments I offer.
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