What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a treatment, which can reach into the sub-conscious mind and change long held beliefs, which can be causing us to suffer difficulties throughout our life.

An example could be, a young woman is bullied because she is slightly overweight, the continuous barbs and negative comments become stored within the woman’s mind and she becomes more and more unhappy with her size and because of this she begins a campaign of weight loss in a very destructive way and this leads to an eating disorder. The hypnotherapist would therefore try to reach those negative thoughts and ideas, which have become lodged within the woman’s sub-conscious and change those negatives to positives and thereby changing the woman’s view of herself making her happier with her body image and if she wants or needs to lose a bit of weight, this will be achieved in a less destructive way.

Smoking is one of those habits, which impact on our health in so many ways from chronic lung disease to heart problems, cancer to digestive disorders.

Smoking is usually a result of watching other people smoke, if your parents smoke for example, then it is often the case you will take on the habit as we learn by example and because we are taught our parents should always be obeyed as they know best it is no wonder we think, well if mum and dad smoke then it is okay for me to smoke. Friends can also encourage us to take up smoking, by making us feel like we are not part of the gang because we don’t smoke and because we don’t want to be left out we except their offer of a cigarette.

The hypnotherapist will attempt to change our view of smoking although this can only happen if we really want to stop the habit.

So hypnotherapy can help with many disorders and conditions. Hypnotherapy can also help with stress and anxiety as well as all manner of fears and phobias.

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Some questions about Hypnotherapy answered.

Q. During a treatment am I under the hypnotherapist’s control?

A, No, you are never under the control of the therapist and you can stop the session at anytime if you wished to do so, the therapist cannot force you to except suggestions that you would be uncomfortable excepting.

Q, Do I go to sleep like in the films?

A, Hollywood have much to answer for with their depictions of hypnotherapy, but I suppose that is the nature of film making.
When you are hypnotised you are fully aware of all that is going on around you, a phone ringing, a car passing by or a clock ticking. You will however be in a state of deep relaxation, which may feel like you do when you are half asleep. Many people say it is a nice relaxed state, which makes them feel good during the session and afterwards.

Q, Does hypnotherapy always work?

A, I wish I could say yes, but like other therapies hypnotherapy isn’t always for everyone. I also practise reflexology and though I’ve had some very good successes over the years I’ve also had clients who just didn’t respond well to their treatment and therefore hypnotherapy can be like that.
Hypnotherapy is very much an interactive therapy and you should want to be helped with whatever problem it is you have come for treatment for, for example, you will not stop smoking if you don’t really want to do so and hypnotherapy cannot force you to stop. Some people would come along to seek help with stopping smoking because their partner wants them to stop, straight away I would stop the session as there would be no point unless you want to stop. If you wanted to lose weight and it’s really your wish then there is a better chance of success rather than coming along because other people have suggested it would be a good idea.

Q, How many sessions would it take to cure my fear of something or to stop smoking?

A, Before beginning a course of treatment I would bring you in for a comprehensive consultation in which I will endeavour to discover as much about your problem as possible, I would then be able to work out roughly how many sessions it will take to resolve the problem, in some cases it may take a few more sessions than I at first thought or it could turn out that you would need less sessions than I indicated in the beginning. As for stopping smoking, I would hope to resolve the issue within one session, although this could be quite a long session.

A list of just some of the conditions that Hypnotherapy can help with

  • Stopping smoking
  • Losing weight
  • Fears and phobias
  • Pain management
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-confidence
  • Some skin disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Tinnitus
  • Blushing and shyness
  • Motivation
  • Allergies
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Nail biting,
  • Sexual problems
  • Cannabis dependence

If you have a problem, which does not appear on this list then give me a call to discuss the problem you have and how we could best tackle it.
This list is by no means a complete list of all disorders and issues that can respond to hypnotherapy.


HYPNOTHERAPY for smoking, £140, this session could be up to three hours long.

All consultations are free and those for hypnotherapy can last around one hour.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your treatment options and don’t forget to ask about any offers, which may be running at that time.

If you require a home visit there will be an extra charge of £10. If more than one person books for a treatment at the same address, you will only pay the one home visit charge.