Frequently Asked Questions

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”
George Bernard Shaw

What is hypnotherapy?

Our thoughts influence how we feel and guide what we do. Hypnotherapy works by harnessing the power of your own mind to change your thinking patterns, unhelpful emotions and beliefs.

It works by using your imagination, values and views, to change the way you think, feel and act.



What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a safe and natural way of using your mind to focus on the things you want to change or achieve. It’s a simple and effective way of using your attention and imagination that has a powerful influence over your feelings, thoughts and actions. Hypnosis absorbs your imagination and expectations and you become engaged with a particular idea, while shutting out anything that stops you focusing on this new idea

Hypnosis works because:

  • The client wants it to work
  • They imagine it working
  • They temporarily ignore all distractions
  • Each idea creates a response in the body which the body remembers

Will I lose control?

No. You remain in full control of the situation the whole time.  You can move and talk while you’re in hypnosis.  It’s easy to take yourself in and out of hypnosis whenever you want.

All hypnosis is essentially self hypnosis. You remain aware and in control the whole time. You can’t be hypnotised unless you want to. You can always choose to bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time. Using self hypnosis, you learn to manage your thoughts, self talk and beliefs so you can live a more effective, engaged and meaningful life.

Who can be hypnotised?

Almost everyone can be hypnotised, although some people find it easier. Hypnotism depends on your willingness to be hypnotised and your trust and confidence in your therapist. It doesn’t matter how deeply you go into hypnosis as good results can be obtained even when you feel you were not deeply hypnotised.

Hypnotherapy works best if the time is right for you, you feel comfortable and at ease with your therapist and your goals are achievable. Hypnotherapy may not be appropriate for those who have been diagnosed with severe long-term depression, psychosis, epilepsy and some breathing problems.

Do you offer hypnotherapy group programmes?


Online hypnotherapy groups programmes are a practical and accessible way to try out and experience the benefits of hypnotherapy for yourself.

My online groups are a safe space where you can connect with those who have the same struggles.

You’ll get the benefits of working with me and the help and support of  others who are all working towards the same goals.  My groups are small so you get to have a personal experience.  You also have a forum to share challenges, experiences and insights.   You’ll get to use hypnosis and other tried and tested tools to help you to develop a more resilient approach to life.

Over six sessions you’ll develop skills to help you to change the way you approach life.  You’ll learn by doing simple, practical exercises that will leave you feeling more confident in yourself.  We’re all unique so you’ll be guided to personalise and apply the techniques in your own life.  Whatever we learn and practice together, you’ll be able to personalise and apply to your own situation as you progress.

You can find out more about my group programmes here.

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