How do I know you’re the right therapist for me?
I would also stress the importance of the therapeutic environment, and I have deliberately chosen a space that is calm, and full of natural light and positive energy.
You can also be assured of complete discretion and confidentiality at all times, during treatment and after our sessions have finished. This is vital so that you are able to trust me implicitly and talk with complete openness and honesty about everything you are thinking and feeling. Therapeutic change requires client participation – it is not something I do “to” you: rather, it is something we work at together with me as your guide and support, and the level of your participation and willingness to change is of paramount importance to our success.
What if I’m really nervous beforehand?
I have undergone Cognitive Hypnotherapy myself many times with many different therapists and I always feel nervous. I like to think of it more as nervous excitement about the possibilities for change. I also know how incredible the experience can be and how relaxed and liberated you can feel during and after a session.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done”
What does hypnosis feel like?
Will I lose control?
How long are the sessions?
How many sessions will I need?
But as a general guide I’d say that most people notice a significant difference in their behaviour and feelings within six sessions. I will always try to keep the therapy as brief as possible, whilst adhering to very high professional standards. My aim is to help you have the life you want in the shortest possible time frame that works for you.