1. Decide you’d like to work with me
Have a thorough look through this website and decide if you’d like to work with me. A good relationship between therapist and client is essential for successful therapy. Have a look at my video and the information I have provided about how I work. If you think we’d have a positive, open, and trusting therapeutic relationship please get in touch. I offer a free, no obligations, 20 minute consultation (in person, by phone or skype), so you can take your time to decide if you’d like to work with me.
2. Contact me
To find out more, to set up your free consultation or to book an appointment get in touch with me. Please also contact me if you have any questions, however silly you feel they may be. You can contact me by phone on 07950 877039 or via the enquiry form.
3. Fill out your new client form
Once you have decided you’d like to work with me I’ll send you a new client form. This asks for some basic background information and about the reason you want hypnotherapy as well as what you want to achieve. This is a really important part of the process. It is the first thing I will use to assess the best and most effective way to help you. Really think about what it is that you want to get out of our sessions. The way I work is very much forward looking, we’ll be clarifying goals and then finding the best way to achieve these. Don’t be daunted by this form, but do give it some careful consideration and you are always welcome to call or email me if you have any questions with it.
4. Start your sessions with me
Once I have your new client form back we can schedule your first session. Please be aware that I put a lot of time into preparing for each session and reviewing work afterwards, because of this I can only see a limited number of clients per week. Therefore when you contact me, there might be a short wait before I can fix our first appointment.
5. Working with me
Working with me is very much a two way process; we’ll both need to work hard to achieve results. If you are hoping to lie back while a hypnotherapist waves a magic wand, then I’m the wrong therapist for you. While clients frequently tell me how relaxing the hypnosis sessions are, however, I also demand a lot of work from them. During the consultation each week, it will be important to thoroughly discuss issues and to outline and agree on goals to work towards. Each week I set my clients homework that it is essential they complete. It is important that before deciding to book a session you are aware of these demands and are willing to put the time into the process. It is through this collaborative manner of working that real benefits can be achieved.
6. How many sessions are needed?
One of the beautiful things about hypnotherapy is that it is often relatively quick to achieve impactful and lasting results. Many forms of therapy need to be maintained regularly over a long period of time; hypnotherapy is not one of these. However, it’s the individual, their issues and desired outcomes that influence the actual number of sessions needed. Someone can often become a non-smoker in two or three sessions, helping with habit reversal can take a little longer, perhaps three of four sessions and issues such as IBS and insomnia might need five or six sessions. The number of sessions that you will need very much depends on your personal situation. This is something that I will discuss with you when we first meet or talk on the phone, so that you have an idea from the outset of how many weeks it will take to make the changes you want to achieve.