Frequently Asked questions

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation. When in a hypnotic state, the subconscious mind can take in information more easily, allowing you to create behaviour changes to achieve your goals. 

Will I be asleep in hypnosis?

Hypnosis will not put you to sleep, you are aware of everything going on around you.

Will the hypnotherapist be able to control me?

You are always completely in control of your thoughts and behaviour during hypnosis. I cannot make you do or say anything you do not want to do.

What if I can’t be hypnotised?

Everyone can be hypnotised if they want to be. People will enter different levels of trance and each person’s experience will be slightly different but if you want to be hypnotised you will be.

Is it safe?

Hypnotherapy is completely safe and confidential. In some cases you may need a doctor’s consent before participating in hypnotherapy but it is completely safe.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends upon the treatment and the individual’s circumstances. After the initial consultation, I can discuss with you a treatment plan and how many sessions will be required. However, with stop smoking this is a one, 2-hour session with a top up session available if needed. Hypnobirthing is 6, one-hour group sessions, with an extra 1:1 session for each couple. 

The treatment I am looking for is not on your website can you still help me?

Please visit my contacts page and we can discuss your enquiry and whether I can help you at this time.

I have tried hypnosis before, but it didn’t work, can I try it again?

Of course, there are a variety of reasons why hypnosis may not have worked such as; the therapist was not right for you, you were not tackling the right problem or you weren’t fully committed to hypnosis and ready for change at that time. If you feel you would like to and are ready to try hypnosis again, then definitely try it again.

Can I come with a friend or family member?

All sessions are run on a 1:1 basis except the hypnobirthing sessions. If you would like to bring a family member or friend along, we have a waiting room where they can wait for you, but they will not be allowed in the hypnotherapy room unfortunately.

What is your success rate?

Due to ethical reasons and code of conduct, I am not able to discuss success rates.