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It’s normal to feel a bit nervous about making changes in your life, even if you know it’ll make things better. Please do use the form below to drop me a confidential email if there’s anything I can help with. If I can’t help I may know someone who can. I aim to reply within 48 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a safe and gentle way of processing difficult experiences and emotions so that they no longer upset you or cause problems in your life. It can also help you play to your strengths and lead the best life possible. It’s different from standard hypnotherapy as it’s specifically tailored for each person. Research shows that 71% of clients considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions of Cognitive Hypnotherapy compared to an average of 42% for other approaches. The research can be found in the N.I.C.E database and was published in the Mental Health Review Journal 2015.
Will I be aware of what’s happening?
Yes, you will be aware of what’s happening and in full control of yourself at all times.
What can Cognitive Hypnotherapy help with?
It can help resolve issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, lack of motivation, addiction, issues around food, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, shame, guilt, fear, sadness and anger.
It can also help with specific things such as exam nerves, public speaking, phobias and stopping smoking.
As well as dealing with problematic issues it can also be used to build on your strengths and help you create the life you want.
Is it guaranteed to work?
There are no absolute guarantees and a successful outcome depends upon you being open and willing to engage in the work that we will do together. I have found it very effective in my own life and clients also report positive outcomes. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is an evidenced based approach and research shows that 71% of clients considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions compared to an average of 42% for other approaches. For further information concerning the research project and pilot study released in the Mental Health Review Journal 2015, please visit the evidence-based therapy research page.
Are you registered and insured?
Yes, I have comprehensive insurance and I am a registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association. As part of maintaining my membership I continue to update my training and keep abreast of developments in the field. I also have regular supervision to ensure that I’m offering the best possible service.
How does Cognitive Hypnotherapy work?
Have you ever been determined to break a habit or behave differently and been frustrated to find yourself repeating the same old patterns? That’s the influence of your unconscious mind. When you’re smoking, eating too much or too little, choosing bad relationships, becoming angry, anxious or panicking for ‘no reason’, biting your nails, picking or other compulsive behaviours, that’s your unconscious at work. It drives how we respond to what life throws at us 90% of the time, so in order to really change we need to have the unconscious and conscious minds working together. Cognitive Hypnotherapy works directly with your unconscious mind to ‘re programme’ it to help you make the changes you want in your life.
Is Cognitive Hypnotherapy suitable for everyone?
It’s suitable for most people, but I can’t work with people with epilepsy as the techniques can trigger an episode and it’s also not suitable for anyone with a psychiatric diagnosis.
What will happen during the sessions?
During the first session we’ll talk in detail about what you’d like help with and how you’d like to change. I’ll then design a bespoke treatment plan for you which includes an individualized hypnotic script built around your unique ways of perceiving and interacting with the world. In the second session I’ll take you through one of many processes to begin to alter your neural networks and perceptions. The exact process will depend upon what your individual needs are. I’ll also send you a specially recorded MP3 to listen to in between the sessions and there may also be some ‘homework’. In the third session we’ll calibrate the outcomes and decide where to go from there. Because we’re working with the unconscious three sessions is often enough to effect change.
How many sessions will I need?
This depends on what you want to achieves but most people need between three and six sessions to achieve the change they want. We need three sessions together initially and following those we can talk about what’s right for you.
How much does it cost?
An initial block of three sessions is £250. This consists of the first appointment of 90 minutes, a bespoke MP3 induction, two further appointments of 60 minutes and ongoing support between sessions as necessary. Additional sessions are £75 each.