Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hypnosis?

It is a natural state of mind, enhanced by physical and mental relaxation, in which our subconscious mind is able to communicate with our conscious mind.


What is Hypnotherapy?

It is a psychological therapy. The therapy aims to address the subconscious mind through applying hypnotic techniques in order to encourage individual change. A Hypnotherapist is a trained professional who provides this therapy.


What will Hypnosis feel like?

An overall feeling of complete physical and mental relaxation is experienced by most people. Other common sensations include feeling very light or very heavy and tingling sensations.


Will I lose control when under hypnosis?

No. You will be fully aware of what is happening in hypnosis. You cannot be hypnotised against your will and hypnosis is not about control by the therapist. It is about the therapist and client working together so that the client can be empowered to create positive change in his or her life.


Will I be asleep when hypnotised?

No. Hypnosis does involve deep relaxation, but when in it, you will have an enhanced state of awareness. Some people describe hypnosis as feeling similar to when you are about to fall asleep at night or wake in the morning, that in between state.


Will I be able to wake up and come out of the trance?

Yes. Hypnosis is not about control. If you want to come out of hypnosis you can simply choose to do so at any time.


Could I be influenced to do something against my will?

No, you will remain in COMPLETE CONTROL throughout. It is likely that the concerns about loss of control stems from people’s misconception of stage hypnosis. Remember that participation in a stage act is entirely voluntary and the volunteer is fully aware they will be persuaded to perform all manner of (usually foolish) acts.


Will you give out secret information under hypnosis?

No. You cannot be forced to say or do anything under hypnosis that you don’t want to. Remember, you are completely in control and empowered.


Will I remember what happened during hypnosis?

Yes and No. You will remember some things but not everything. It is similar to waking up from a dream or trying to remember day dreaming.


Can anyone be hypnotised?

Yes, although some people are able to go into hypnosis more quickly and more deeply than others. Most people can go into at least a light trance and this is enough to benefit from hypnotherapy.


What is the success rate and do you make guarantees?

In accordance with NCH guidelines, I am unable to provide information on success rates or make guarantees. As with any psychological therapy, there are no guarantees in terms of the outcome of treatment. A client must be personally motivated to change rather than solely relying on the therapist. I do have my latest client testimonials on the website to provide an idea of the impact of my therapy for other clients.


How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends entirely on the individual and the problem being overcome. Smoking cessation can be overcome in one session; other problems can take a few sessions, whilst more deep rooted issues can take a number of sessions. The average number of sessions is approximately between 4 and 6.


Can I get reimbursement from my healthcare provider for treatment with you?

As I am CNHC registered my treatment is recognised for reimbursement with a number of private health cash plan providers. Westfield Health corporate plan and Health Shield will reimburse hypnotherapy as part of healthcare provision. This means clients who are members of these plans can claim for some or all of the cost of their treatment with me.


Any further questions?

I offer a FREE face-to-face consultation for all clients where I can answer any further questions on how hypnotherapy and the other techniques I use can help you take control and achieve change.


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