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Common questions and answers about Hypnotherapy

Q: What is hypnotherapy?

A: Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary therapy that uses hypnosis, a deeply relaxed state, to help individuals achieve a heightened focus and concentration. It can be used to manage a variety of issues, including anxiety, stress, phobias, and habits like smoking or overeating.

Q: How does hypnotherapy work?

A: Hypnotherapy works by guiding individuals into a trance-like state where the mind is more open to suggestions. In this state, the hypnotherapist can help reframe negative thought patterns and introduce positive changes.

Q: Is hypnotherapy safe?

A: Yes, hypnotherapy is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and certified hypnotherapist.

Q: Can hypnotherapy help with anxiety and stress?

A: Absolutely. Hypnotherapy is an effective tool for managing anxiety and stress. It helps individuals achieve a state of deep relaxation, reducing the physical and mental symptoms associated with these conditions.

Q: How many sessions will I need?

A: The number of sessions required can vary depending on the individual and the issue being addressed. Some people may experience significant improvement after just one session, while others may need a series of sessions to achieve their goals.

Q: Can hypnotherapy help me quit smoking?

A: Yes, hypnotherapy is commonly used to help individuals quit smoking. It works by addressing the subconscious triggers and patterns associated with smoking, making it easier to break the habit.

Q: What can I expect during a hypnotherapy session?

A: During a session, you will be guided into a relaxed state, often through visualization techniques and soothing suggestions. You will remain fully aware and in control, and you can stop the session at any time. The hypnotherapist will then provide suggestions aimed at addressing your specific goals.

Q: Do I need to do anything to prepare for a hypnotherapy session?

A: It's helpful to come to your session with a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Wearing comfortable clothing and ensuring you are not overly tired can also help you relax more easily.

Q: Will I lose control during hypnosis?

A: No, you will not lose control during hypnosis. You will remain aware of your surroundings and can come out of the hypnotic state whenever you choose. Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process between you and the therapist.

Q: How do I choose a qualified hypnotherapist?

A: Look for a hypnotherapist who is certified by a reputable organization, has good reviews or testimonials, and whom you feel comfortable with during an initial consultation. Professionalism and a clear plan are also important indicators of a qualified therapist.

Q: Is hypnotherapy covered by health / personal insurance?

A: Coverage for hypnotherapy varies by insurance provider and policy. It’s best to check with your insurance company to see if hypnotherapy is included in your plan. I am registered with the  Complementary and Natural Health Care Council, which means that if your insurance does cover you, you can claim.

Q: How much does a hypnotherapy session cost?

A: The cost of a hypnotherapy session can vary based on the length of the session. Generally, prices range from £110 per session and last 75mins.  There are  package deals and a higher charge more for smoking and vaping cessation.  Also reduced charge for front-line / key workers, NHS, Police and Fire service personnel, and those on limited income.

Q: Can hypnotherapy be done online?

A: Yes, I offer hypnotherapy online via video calls, this can be a convenient option.

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