How do I book an appointment?
Phone or email me. You can ask to book a “Free Chat first” or make an appointment for a session or both.
On occasion you may be directed to leave a message, but I respond to all enquiries as soon as possible.
(see contact page)
What about the Liberation! Technique for eliminating Negativity?
What hours and days do you work?
Mondays to Fridays from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm (last appointment 7.30 p.m.)
Do you do home visits?
No, sorry. All “Free Chats” and sessions are held at my Parklands Hypnotherapy Clinic.
How many visits will I need?
Very simple symptoms such as Stopping Smoking can be dealt with in just a single session, which can be shared with a friend if you wish.
More ‘deep rooted’ anxieties or problems can take more time and more visits depending on each individual case. Most people are completedwithin 3 sessions because I always give you at least 1.5 hours
How much do your sessions cost?
It depends on the nature of the session – (see fees page)
Do you offer a free initial consultation?
Yes. I call it my “Free Chat first”, it usually lasts around 30-40 minutes without obligation. I will explain the process to you and you can ask any questions you wish, to set your mind at rest about the therapy and about me as the therapist. I always allow enough time for you to commence therapy immediately after the free chat but only if you wish it. This free chat is not normally required for smoking cessation.
Will Hypnotherapy conflict with my religion, my faith or beliefs?
No. (See Hypnotherapy and Religion)
Can children be hypnotised?
Yes. Children enjoy hypnosis and the techniques I use are helpful to them. For children I use a technique called “Blowaway” and/or “Journey” which utilises their vivid imagination and which they enjoy. Some very common issues for children are bed-wetting and fear of being bullied. It is necessary for a parent or guardian to accompany children under 18.
Will I be able to drive, go back to work?
Will I be drowsy afterwards?
No, you will be even more alert and rested.
Will I remember everything?
Yes, though probably not word for word!
What if I get stuck in hypnosis and you can’t wake me up?
That will never happen. Even if I didn’t wake you, (for some strange reason – that would never happen?!) you would naturally wake up when you wanted to. It’s just a natural process, your body is already used to it.
Will I fall asleep?
No. You may find yourself drifting off, but that is normal with relaxation, and you will drift back again when I ask you to speak to me.
Will I lose control?
No. You will be completely aware of all that is being said and you will only respond if you agree. In fact, the changes we set out to achieve will only occur if you really want them.
What does hypnosis actually feel like?
It is deeply relaxing, enjoyable and refreshing. You may feel as if you are drifting or floating, you may feel heavy or light, you may tingle, you may flush, your eyelids may flutter, you may find a tear or two in your eyes. You may lose track of the passage of time. But you will enjoy it! Most people feel as if they have not been in hypnosis, that it “hasn’t worked for me” and that nothing has happened, but subtle positive changes will occur, and you will realise its effectiveness.
Can everybody be hypnotised?
Yes. It is such a natural process that we go into and through it every night just before we drift into sleep! It is brought about by a change of focus – instead of concentrating on what is around you, you focus inwardly. You may have noticed that you go into a trancelike state when you are driving along a motorway that you know well, you find yourself arriving without having thought too much about which way to go? When you are listening to peaceful music (or to a boring speaker!) you may find yourself losing focus and drifting……. And when you rock a baby to sleep – that’s hypnosis!