Frequently Asked Questions

What does it feel like to be in hypnosis?

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not going to sleep.

During a session, you will feel deeply relaxed, but fully aware of what’s going on.  To anyone watching you, you may appear to be asleep but you’re not, and are able to participate fully in the session.

Do you have control over me?

No, I don’t.  Actually, when a client comes for stop smoking, for example, they often say that they wish I did have control over them and their behaviour.

Hypnotherapy is a therapy of permission.  The hypnotherapist can facilitate a change, but not make it happen.  Thus it requires that the client wants the change in behaviour that they present to the therapist.

Obviously, most of the time, clients absolutely want the change in behaviour that they present to the hypnotherapist.

Will you make me do something silly like bark like a dig or run round like a chicken?

Absolutely not.  I’m a trained and experienced clinical hypnotherapist, and don’t practice stage hypnosis.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Any normal person who wishes to be hypnotised can be.

I teach hypnosis, and am experienced at guiding adults, children and groups of students easily into the hypnotic, relaxed state.

Can I get stuck in hypnosis?

No, you can’t.  In the very unlikely event that anything should happen to your therapist, you would either:

  1. Wake immediately with the absence of the therapist’s voice
  2. Slip into a sleep and then wake naturally out of hypnosis

Will I reveal my secrets under hypnosis?

No.  You are fully in control during the session and will only divulge information that you wish to.

Contact me

To discuss your needs, or to book a session, please call me on 0845 652 2271 or send me a message and I’ll call you back.