Hypnotherapy FAQ

Will I be under your control?

Absolutely not!

Hypnosis is not something that I as the hypnotherapist “do to you”, rather it’s a skill I’m teaching you: the ability to (re)learn how to relax, to turn down the volume on your inner critic and to reconnect with the inner, subconscious mind that – without you even realising it – determines how you think and behave in any given situation.

You are always in complete control throughout the entire experience. At any point, if you wanted to, you could open your eyes, stand up and leave the room. You could even get straight into your car and drive home with no ill effects. This means that it’s always your choice to remain in the chair, in the moment, doing the work – and this makes it far more powerful than anything I or anyone else could ever “do to you”.


Will I tell you all my deepest, darkest secrets?

Only if you choose to!

As a hypnotherapist, I can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do and I can’t make you believe anything that you are not already inclined to believe. I can, however, help you shine a light onto the reasons behind seemingly illogical patterns of thought or behaviour that are holding you back. If you choose to do so, we can then work together to move beyond the past experiences or beliefs that have been dictating how you live your life. Leaving behind the things you no longer need in this way is the first step towards achieving your full potential.

Put other way, hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything, but it can help you do everything!


What do I need to bring to a hypnotherapy session?

The most important thing you need is an open mind and a real desire to make changes in your life. Hypnotherapy does not remove the need for will-power and determination, but it can significantly increase the odds in your favour!

On a more practical note, after our initial exploratory consultation call  (by phone or Zoom) I will send you a Client Information Form to complete before your first appointment. Some clients find this a helpful way to focus their mind on exactly what they are hoping to achieve. It also allows us to keep the time we spend on admin during your session to a minimum.


How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?

It really is like the proverbial length of a piece of string! For many clients, a handful of sessions, combined with regular use of a personalised hypnotherapy recording, can have life-changing results. Others may feel that they have all they need after one or two sessions. Some people choose to work with me more slowly and over a longer period while others come back whenever they feel in need of a little extra support. It’s not unusual for clients who have successfully resolved one issue to choose to continue working with me to make changes in other areas of their life, either straight away or some time down the line.

Ultimately I’m here to support you in whatever way feels right for you, whether that turns out to be a single session, an ongoing therapeutic relationship or something in between. Whatever you decide, I am committed to helping you to achieve optimum results in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost.

When, where and how much?

If you are interested in exploring how hypnotherapy can help you make the changes you want to make, there are a few options:

  • A standard session online via Zoom or (when viable) in my dedicated consulting room on the edge of Petersfield, Hampshire lasts about 90 minutes and costs £110.
  • Where we both agree that further sessions would be helpful, I offer a 10% discount on 4 or more sessions booked in advance.


What are your qualifications?

I have a Diploma from Hypnotherapy Training International with whom I trained in in Clinical, Analytical and Medical Hypnotherapy in 2014-2015. I continue to expand and refresh my knowledge and skills through research, CPD and regular peer supervision. I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and accredited by both the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).