Frequently Asked Questions...Q. I don't know if I can be hypnotised?
Everybody can go into a light trance, even if we don't think we can. It's a natural human behaviour for us, and surprisingly, we all do it every day. When we are drifting to sleep, or when we day dream and 'drift off' for a few minutes. Don't worry about whether you are 'going deep' enough, all that's needed is to relax, and the guided visualisation helps you with that.
Q. How many sessions will I need?
Solution focused hypnotherapy is a 'brief' therapy so results are quicker than other therapies but there are no hard and fast rules as each case is different. It's important for results to be long lasting, and this happens with best effect on weekly sessions where we can gain some momentum and we track progress each week. Following that we can then arrange longer gaps between sessions to ensure that your treatment is continuing to be effective longer term.
Q. What happens at the initial consultation?
The initial consultation gives us the opportunity to meet for the first time and typically takes around an hour. We talk about your goals, and what you would like to achieve. I'll also ask a number of questions to guide you through. I'll explain how the brain works in straight-forward terms in relation to our work. This makes most people feel reassured of how they can regain control and get back to their real selves in a short period of time. I'll explain what typically happens during sessions and it gives you the opportunity to ask any questions before your first session. I'll also gift you with a relaxation CD to take home.
Q. Is it like stage hypnosis?
No. Clinical hypnotherapy is a professional therapy unlike TV or stage entertainment. You will be in control the whole time and you will be fully aware of everything going on. Hypnotherapy is a safe, calming, and relaxing experience. Once you trust that your therapist is a friendly experienced professional with only your best interests at heart, most people are able to relax, take some time out, and enjoy the process and the results.
Q. Where are sessions held?
At my private home clinic in Timperley, or at the Milton Rooms in Deangate, Manchester. You can see location maps by scrolling down this page.
Q. How do I go ahead and get started?
Simply click the 'book now' button at the top of the welcome page to access a live calendar and book either an initial phone call, or your initial consultation, both are no charge. If you prefer you can contact me directly on 07724 855395 to discuss, if I'm not available when you call please do leave a voicemail, or text, and I will call you back as soon as possible.