Frequently Asked Questions
The number of sessions needed to achieve your goal varies depending on your problem and circumstances.
My aim is always to help you achieve genuine lasting positive change safely as quickly as is possible for you.
My specialist expertise and clinical interest is in working exclusively with women. Generally aged 21 years to 105 years +, but I do accept women aged 18 years plus in some circumstances.
Demand for client places in my specialist areas means that I am no longer able to offer services to men, couples, children or young people.
Appointments hours are weekday 10am - 6pm.
Yes! Hypnosis is a natural process that human beings have an ‘in built’ ability to enter, so the vast majority of people are more than able to benefit. All you need to receive the phenomenal benefits of hypnosis is the ability desire and curiousity to experience it!
Hypnosis is a natural, pleasant, relaxed state in which you are more aware of your internal experience than the world around you.
We are all unique and so every person will experience hypnosis in their own way.
For some people it feels like a day-dreaming feeling such as when you get really absorbed in a book, a hobby or a film, except what you are becoming really absorbed in is you! For others, they can feel more powerfully relaxed or sleepy than they expected. Some feel just pleasantly relaxed and at ease.
What's important to know is that how you feel isn't an indicator of how effective hypnosis is. Regardless of what it feels like - its working!
Contrary to popular belief results using hypnosis do not depend at all on 'going deep' and are not reserved only for those who can be deeply hypnotised. Only a very light trance is required for phenonemal results.
Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon, or state of mind, which allows positive change, recovery and healing processes (mental, emotional and physical) to occur more easily than the normal busy ‘daily life’ brain can often allow.
A bit like the clutch on a car, it allows changing to a better gear to be considerable easier and smoother than trying to change gear without it!
When you are in a state of hypnosis, you will find
• Your conscious ‘thinking’ mind becomes more relaxed and ‘out of the way, allowing your subconscious mind to become more open and receptive to positive changes and suggestions which are designed to help you. These positive suggestions ‘stick’ more easily in hypnosis than in the normal waking state.
• It can be easier to recognise your true feelings, motivations, needs and desires so that you can take the appropriate action.
• You have greater access to the wisest parts of yourself and your inner healing resources, allowing you to find new creative solutions more easily to problems that may have been a struggle in daily life.
• We can often get to the root cause of a problem or a symptom more easily, allowing this to be resolved at a deeper level and more rapidly than therapy without hypnosis might allow.
Hypnosis is not actually a therapy in its own right, but is better thought of as a set of techniques that a skilled therapist can use to help bring about change. Many professionals believe that you should only consult a therapist who has a prior qualification in a medical or psychological specialty before you use hypnosis - just like a surgeon should know how bodies work in health and disease before diving in with a scalpel!
No, although clients who go deeply into hypnosis may feel as if they drift in and out of sleep momentarily, hypnosis is actually a very mentally active state quite different from sleep. Most people remain aware of their surroundings and can recall each session.
Hypnosis is best considered a state of high suggestability, not sleep. In hypnosis, the mind can let go of old limiting beliefs and take onboard new positive suggestions.In this way, we can re-wire the mind for healing and success.
Most clients will consciously remember the vast majority of what goes on during hypnosis. There may be times when your unconscious mind, or me as the therapist, may delay your full recall for your benefit and best outcome. You will remember only what you are ready to remember.
‘Hypnosis’ refers to the phenomenon itself. It is a state of heightened suggestibility where the subconscious mind is 'closer to the surface' and the conscious mind, which is often busy and thinking in day-to-day life, is quietened.
‘Hypnotherapy’ is the use of hypnosis within a therapy experience to help a person make positive change.
All hypnotherapy is not the same! A therapist's potency lies in their particular skill to use hypnosis safely for their clients best result.
My main discrete, comfortable practice is in Hoole, Chester, Cheshire CH2 3LE. This provides excellent parking and an easy 2 minute access to main motorway networks M56/M53 and A55 to North Wales without the difficulties of driving into and parking in the City Centre. My practice is 1 mile from Chester train station.
I also offer appointments at Consulting Rooms at 60 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Merseyside.
Telephone therapy/counselling sessions are also possible and highly popular.
(Please note I no longer offer appointments in Harley Street, London or Wilmslow Cheshire.
If you are curious about working with me, please contact me in the first instance by completing the Enquiry Form here on my Contact page. Only I will see your enquiry.
I will be able to give you initial information and from there, should you wish, you will be to schedule a time for your initial free consultation call. We can discuss matters by email if you prefer.
Please note that my practice now only offers service to women aged 21 years and over. I no longer offer services to children, young people, men or couples.