Frequently Asked Questions

Q.How long will it take?

A.Well, how long is a piece of string? To approach any client’s problem constructively and appropriately it is not possible to state that therapy will be complete within a specific number of sessions. However, what I can say is that my aim is to work speedily and effectively using the latest brief solution focused therapies. I do not do long drawn out therapy work. I aim to make the changes quickly, effectively and permanently. Most issues can be helped very quickly, often within as little as three sessions. Of course some may take a little longer. Bearing in mind that a client may present with a problem that has lasted for many years, then this is still brief solution focused therapy. Also think of how wonderful life will be once you are free of that problem. What will you be doing that is magnificently different? What new and empowering ways will your life develop?


Q.Are you properly qualified?

A.Yes. I hold the following qualifications: Bachelor of Education Degree, Higher National Diploma, Advanced Diploma in CEG, Certified Master Hypnotist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP, EFT Practitioner, EMDR Specialist, Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, Diploma with Distinction in Professional Hypnotherapy, Advanced Diploma with Distinction in Professional Stress Management, Advanced Course Certificate in Hypnoesitherapy and I hold the Industry Standard General Qualification in Hypnotherapy.


Q.Are you fully insured?

A.I am fully covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. I meet all the legal requirements set by UK law.


Q.Does everything I say to you remain confidential?

A.You can rest assured that your confidentiality is maintained to the utmost.


Q.What professional bodies are you a member of?

A.I am a member of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and The General Hypnotherapy Register


Q.What is hypnosis?

A.Opinions vary on the exact definition of this natural state of mind. Firstly, contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be asleep. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind and it is a part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.

Brain scans on people who are in hypnosis state show that brain wave activity moves from a Beta state to an Alpha state, and sometimes a Theta state. This is not dissimilar to the pattern of brain activity during meditation.