How many sessions will I need?
What I don't offer is one session "quick fixes" as effecting lasting change can take time. However the ability of hypnosis to access your subconscious mind means it can be possible to get to the root of the problem and make the required changes relatively quickly.
However the number of sessions will vary according to individual client needs. Hypnotherapy is generally a short term therapy and you only need to book a session at a time, ensuring you pay for the minimum number of sessions required for you to reach your goal.
I don't believe in asking clients to book packages or blocks of sessions. No therapist can know in advance how many sessions will be needed for you to make all the changes you want to. Besides it's important to me that you enjoy your sessions with me and are feeling you are benefiting from each one. Demanding a commitment to multiple sessions up front, seems to me to be at odds with that.
Does it Always Work?
No therapy guarantees a positive outcome, hypnotherapy can provide clients with positive, life
changing relief of symptoms. However change facilitated by hypnotherapy still requires commitment and work on your part. We work together to overcome your problems, it's not a "miracle cure".
What will hypnosis be like?
I will guide you into hypnosis using my voice and although the experience is different for each person it will be relaxing. Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to be. Equally people cannot be hypnotised if they don't want to be. You remain relaxed and in control throughout. You are always in charge; I only facilitate this process. During hypnotherapy, you will not be made to do anything you do not want to do. In this relaxed state, your critical, conscious mind becomes quietened and you become open to learning new positive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving to replace unwanted thoughts, feelings and ways of behaving. This learning takes place at the deep subconscious level and so as your mind accepts these changes permanent, positive change can follow.
How do you use the past for positive change? The state of hypnosis with its access to your subconscious mind enables access to your past experiences which are stored within your subconscious. For example if someone has lost confidence in their ability to do something we can draw on the past to re-connect them to those lost abilities. If someone feels they have always lacked confidence we can explore the past to see what may have contributed to that. You may have connected with your subconscious mind before when a particular smell or sound perhaps resulted in you spontaneously recalling some long forgotten event or memory? Hypnosis is a way of connecting more directly to those events and memories which makes accessing them easier. Therapeutically this allows access to any past events that may be contributing to your current issue.