At your first session of hypnotherapy I will introduce myself to you and take a little time to ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease before continuing. I will ask what has brought you to therapy and discuss your desired outcome and how you’d like your life to be different at the end of your therapy. I will explain what hypnotherapy is, my method of working and what you can expect from the sessions and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions. Whilst some clients feel a little nervous at their first session, I always aim to make you feel relaxed and at ease because it is essential that you have confidence and trust me as your therapist, and that you feel relaxed in my working environment. A treatment plan will be drawn up and I will give you an introduction to Hypnosis so you know what to expect when you come for the therapy sessions.
I will ask you to complete a Self-referral form and I will explain the consent that you need to give to your therapy as well as my policy in regard to confidentiality and the rare circumstances in which I may be required to break it (duty of care). I will take a case history of your particular problem in order to formulate an effective therapy treatment plan.The first session last approx. 75 mins and is £65
At your therapy session I will do a re-cap of what we covered in your previous session and explain what methods I will use in the session and then the actual therapy will begin. Depending on the space between sessions I may invite you to give feedback between appointments.
Homework is sometimes suggested between sessions although this will depend on the therapeutic approach and personal style I use with you. Homework tasks might include therapeutic activities, recommended reading or listening to recordings supplied or suggested. I teach clients relaxation methods such as breathing techniques, Mindfulness methods and self-hypnosis to be used between sessions or after your course of therapy has been completed.
When your course of therapy is coming to completion, I will check that you feel comfortable with the conclusion of our work together and ensure that you are clear about any next steps or agreed follow up.
The therapy sessions last approx. 1 hour and are £65 per session
Once I have achieved all of these, I gradually bring you out of the Hypnotic trance state.