Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions by clients

What happens in a session?  

The first session is a ‘getting to know you‘ session to understand the framework of your life.  Very quickly, patterns emerge and during each subsequent week, we will explore how a significant ‘other person‘ influenced your behaviour (father, mother etc.) You then choose to hold on to those learned behaviours or change them if they are negatively impacting your life. Responses or reactions to life situations are also reviewed and worked through.

How long is a session? 

Each session takes 50 minutes and you decide the pace. Some clients are prepared to let go quickly and others take more time.  Whatever suits you is best for you.

Do I have to be hypnotised

No. However, hypnosis is only focused attention and ALL hypnosis is self-hypnosis.

What is hypnosis like? 

Hypnosis is simply focused attention that is often accompanied by a feeling of relaxation. You choose how deeply or how lightly you wish to experience hypnosis. It takes practice to drop into deeper levels of hypnosis. Clients often report that they are more aware of everything that is going on when in hypnosis, than in the normal waking state.

Is there anything for me to do between sessions?  

Yes. Daily homework is agreed for the following week to help you strengthen your new pattern or help to bring up memories for the next session.  This requires you to record your thoughts, feelings and dreams in a journal on a daily basis and carrying out any homework that will support your progress.

What type of client comes for hypno-analysis?  

In short – smart people. Often people say they don’t know why exactly they are coming other than stating that they are unhappy with their lives and need some direction. Others are floundering in their relationships; grief stricken with bereavement of a loved one; suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxieties, fears, and phobias. Others are going through major life changes or spiritual crisis and are looking for a trained professional to help them sort things out. 

Do you take Card payments?

Yes, both Visa Card and Master Card are accepted.

Can I have an online session?

Yes, provided you have an area where the session can be in private.  

Can I record a session?

No.  Sessions are private and may not be recorded.


What is Hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a relaxed state of focused awareness. 

At last there is scientific evidence to support the genuine effect of hypnosis on the functioning of the mind, as well as the body.   One of America’s leading psychiatrists, David Spiegel from Stanford University scanned the brains of volunteers who were informed they were looking at coloured objects when, in reality, those objects were black and white.  Spiegel told delegates from the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science that ‘(There) is scientific evidence that something happens in the brain when people are hypnotised that doesn’t happen ordinarily’. A scan showing areas of the brain used to register colour highlighted increased blood flow, indicating that the volunteers genuinely ‘saw’ colours, as they had been told they would.  He added that there were ‘tremendous medical implications’ and envisaged people being able to manage their own pain and anxiety.’  You can read more about the research here.

What does it mean?  Well, it means we can re-programme our minds to respond to situations differently. One of the reasons I studied hypnosis was to overcome my phobia of needles. And sitting in the car outside a clinic where I had to have a blood test confronted me with the question ‘Does hypnosis really work?’  Thankfully, a quick round of self-hypnosis saw me safely through what could have been a panic ordeal.  It works!