The Hypnosis Practice Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner  
 
 
 

Index:

1. What is hypnosis?

2. What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

3. Will I lose control?

4. How many sessions are needed?

5. Am I protected and is there a professional ethical standard?

6. What are the costs and how long is each session ?

7. What now?

8. Where and when can I see you?

1. What is hypnosis?

 
Hypnosis uses safe and natural trance states everyone experiences when fully awake, produced through guided suggestion and induction, usually spoken, on the part of the hypnotist.

Trance is an everyday human experience and hypnosis uses the different trance states to and for your benefit.

Hypnosis is a natural state and will therefore seem effortless and natural. It is a way of accessing your unconscious; however you are not passive but contribute as an active problem solver in the process, while always fully adhering to your usual moral standards. You can’t be made to do anything you wouldn’t want to do.

Despite what you may have heard or seen on TV, there are no swinging watches or making you imitate a chicken. It's shows like this, that has left many members of the public with misconceptions and reluctance to use our effective hypnotherapy to help them.

2. What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

 
Hypnotherapy is about using the benefits of hypnosis to utilise the power of your unconscious mind to achieve your intended goals though the specific use of techniques by combining elements from Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Time Line Therapy ™,Wordweaving™ and EFT we can deliver powerful transformations.

As people have very different reasons for seeking help, are from different backgrounds, have very different motives and symptoms, so the style of hypnotherapy I practice, ensures that I create a very unique approach to each client.

Unlike some hypnotherapists, I don't have a one size fits all script for each condition. This is not the way a Quest Institute trained therapist such as myself works.

3. Will I lose control?

 
You are always in full control. There's no question of you being completely unaware of what's happening. You'll just feel very relaxed, you'll hear everything I say and you can never be made to do anything that your unconscious mind feels goes against your beliefs and values.

In many therapeutic situations there needs to be ongoing dialogue between myself and the client, this would be hard to achieve if you were in too deep a relaxed state...or asleep!

4. How many sessions are needed?

 
This can vary for each person. Each person will have their own symptoms, behaviours, underlying feelings and reasons for change, so these do need addressing in different ways with different timescales.

For some of the most common issues like smoking or bad habits, these could be resolved in just two to three general sessions. Other issues may need a few more sessions to resolve, but we won't know until we start working together. My aim is to treat you in the shortest possible time so that you can get on with your life again.

If we decide that a breakthrough session is the better approach, this will be just 1 session in most cases.

5. Am I protected and is there a professional ethical standard?

 
The welfare of the client is the primary concern of the therapist. As any breach of confidentiality is highly detrimental to you which in turn affects rapport and trust and ultimately, the very therapy itself. All Quest Institute trained therapists such as myself belong to a National body of hypnotherapists subscribing to a strict ethical code of conduct.

My membership of the professional body, NCH (National Council of Hypnotherapy) binds me to a comprehensive ethical standard which offers you full peace of mind protection and is more than compliant with Data Protection Act.

6. What are the costs and how long is each session ?

 
I offer a free introductory basic phone consultation to discuss your issues in detail.

Our first face-to-face session together will be a chance to discuss in detail what your problem is and how we might proceed together to find a solution to your issue's. This session lasts approximately 1 - 1½ hours. I will ask questions about your issue that will allow you to think about it in a way you might not have before. Together we will discuss your various options and agree on a program forward.

For general hypnotherapy the charge is per session, which lasts approximately 1 - 1½ hours. Cost terms are settled at the end of each session by cash or cheque (with cheque guarantee card).

Breakthrough sessions: please allow between 6-9 hours.

Might I suggest that it would be in your interest to contact at least two other hypnotherapists, so that you can be certain that the cognitive hypnotherapy approach that I use is right for you.

Whatever you decide with regards to therapy and choice of therapist, I wish you every success.

7. What now?

 
Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone, in confidence and without obligation, if you have any queries or concerns.

We can also have a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss your issues in more detail. During the discussion, I can find out what issues you have and what changes you would like to make. It also give me the opportunity to tell you more about how I work, how many sessions you would probably need, what commitment I need from you, and finally also find out if we could both work together.

In a situation like this, there needs to be a high level of trust, commitment and focus from both sides.
We will have to agreed to work together and I might require you to complete some questionnaires and perform some tasks before I see you (tasks that are set are for creating a greater awareness of your issue and generate momentum towards your transformation).

General Sessions:
If all goes well, we can arrange your first session where I will take a detailed case history, identify what changes we can make and depending on the issue/s, begin our work together. When you come back for the following sessions, we will have identified a programme for change that we can work with. As time progresses there may be a need to adjust our approach to incorporate your ongoing transformation to a better life.

Breakthrough sessions:
If this is the right approach for you, we will work out the ordeals you will need to complete to raise your awareness and demonstrate your commitment to change. Once complete, we can begin our breakthrough work together.

8. Where and when can I see you?

 
For your convenience I currently practice from several locations in and around Central London.

I can if necessary travel to see you (whether at home or office), but please note that my fees will include my travel expenses.

I can be flexible in my hours to fit around each client. I can also visit you for an evening appointment if that helps with your schedule and can be fitted into mine.

If these times aren't convenient then some weekend appointments can be made by prior arrangement.
 

Here are some of the issues hypnotherapy has helped to resolve:

  • Smoking
  • Weight control
  • Lack of confidence
  • Relationship problems
  • Fears and phobias like flying or spiders
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of sporting or business performance
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Unwanted habits
  • Public speaking
... plus many more issues!
Quest Institude, National Council for Hypnotherapy

Practice Times:
Appointment times are available to begin at the following times:
(at various London sites)

Monday - Friday: 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.00pm

Saturday: 10.00am & 11.30am

 
 
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