FAQ #. How long will it take?
Consultations can be between 1hr and 2hrs, sometimes longer dependant on individual needs. We believe you pay to be listened to, not for us to watch the clock.
#. Do you bulk Bill?
No, we are a private practice.
#. What else do you offer services for?
Just about anything because the program can be tailored to your individual needs.
• Stress, anxiety, panic or depression
• Pain management
• Smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling
• Weight management
• Fears and phobias
• Self-esteem and self-confidence
• Changing unwanted behavioural patterns
• Memory improvement & concentration
• Grieving and loss
• Increasing motivation
#. Do I need a doctors referral to see a therapist ?
No, a referral from a doctor is not necessary. However it is advisable to consult a doctor in order to establish or rule out any medical causes or conditions involved in the issues presenting. In some cases your therapist can consult with your doctor (with your consent) to discuss your treatment plan. If you are currently receiving any medical or psychological treatment please bring to your session any information you feel might be pertinent.
#. How many sessions will I need?
This depends entirely on each individual case. However, as a rough guide most clients need between 3 and 6 sessions, depending on the complexity and intensity of their individual needs. We will work together to formulate a plan that suits you.
#. How long will it be before I know if therapy is working?
The results may be apparent after the very first session. Each individual is unique and as such some individuals will notice an immediate impact while others may notice a difference over a few days.
#. Is my session confidential?
Yes, your session is completely confidential, and the Duty of Care as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist’s requires that I maintain your records confidentially as set out by Professional Body guidelines. Please be aware that under certain legal requirements your information MAY BE disclosed.
#. Do you use Hypnosis and is it safe?
Yes, if the client requests it, and yes hypnotherapy is safe. You will naturally only take in helpful, positive suggestions that work to support your desired outcomes. You can easily reject anything that doesn’t fit with that.
In hypnosis you cannot be made to do anything against your will or do something that is against your own standard of morality or ethics. It is a collaborative process between you and the therapist, and only suggestions that support your wellbeing and desired outcomes will be offered, for your subconscious mind to choose to take up, or not.
#. Will I get stuck in Hypnosis?
You cannot get stuck in hypnosis, and you can easily come out of the trance state at any time of your choosing. During hypnosis you are awake and aware of what is happening throughout. It is just like being at the movies, or reading a book, where you are engrossed in the story and engaged emotionally with the characters and drama unfolding, but at the same time you are fully aware that you are sitting in a room surrounded by people, and that you can get up and leave any time you want.
#. What is a Trance?
A trance is simply a state of internal focus and concentration. This is a very natural and commonly occurring state, one that we have all experienced many times, for example when we daydream, or when we drive on ‘auto pilot’, or when we do something we enjoy like knitting or gardening, we often go into a trance state where time passes unnoticed as our activity carries us ‘away’ happily.