What is a session like?

What happens in a hypnotherapy session?Initial consultation

I offer an initial consultation that lasts around 1.5 hours. This allows you to find out more about the solution focused hypnotherapy approach and to decide if I am the right hypnotherapist for you to work with. The initial consultation identifies what you would like help with and the changes that you would like to make – aiming to provide insight into why we sometimes (or perhaps often) feel or behave the way that we do and help to put you back in control. A free relaxation cd/ mp3 download is provided as part of the session.

Overall the initial consultation lays the first building blocks for subsequent hypnotherapy sessions; it is also of great value as a stand alone session.

Hypnotherapy sessions

The first part of each session is spent talking and helping you to identify the next small step forward.  Following this, you move onto the couch and I guide you into a state of relaxation (hypnosis).  Only a very light trance is needed, which is achievable by almost everyone. Each session lasts around 60 minutes.

What about trance?

Most people enter a trance-like state many times a day, for example when focused on driving, reading a book or watching television – focusing on anything to the extent that distractions (like someone talking) are ignored, even though we might know they are there.  People tend to be much better at going into a trance than they expect and are often surprised at how ‘normal’ it feels.  You do not lose consciousness and you remain in control at all times – only those things that are relevant and meaningful to you are accepted by your sub-conscious mind.