When you arrive at your booked appointment time I will welcome you and take you to the treatment room. (If you arrive early and I don’t answer the door it may be because I am with another client.) The room is a calm, relaxing space with comfortable chairs. I provide drinking water and there is a toilet for your convenience.
When you are settled the first 50 – 70 minutes are spent taking a detailed case history. I will ask you many questions about your past and present to find out what makes you who you are. I want to understand you and the things that affect you, your thoughts, your emotions and your behaviours. The goal, or goals, for the hypnotherapy focus will be agreed. The hypnotherapy is always tailored to your individual requirements; there is no one size fits all.
I often discuss some practical techniques for dealing with the presenting issue. Hypnosis will be discussed and carefully explained. Finally there will be 20 – 40 minutes of hypnosis with appropriate suggestions for you based on your goals. I sometimes record the hypnosis, wth your agreement, and then email it to you for you to listen to going forward. A date for the next session, if appropriate, will be agreed. There is usually hypnosis at every session though on occasion it may be of benefit to talk for the session, without a formal hypnotherapy session. All therapy is confidential except for a few circumstances where I must share information see FAQs).
After the session
I often provide ‘homework’. It is important to spend the time doing it as it is an important part of acheiving your goals. The clients that have the most dramatic change are those that commit in all ways to the therapy.
Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Lewis Hamilton
Clinical Hypnotherapy for Positive Change with The Power of Your Mind