What to Expect
Many people have some misconceptions about hypnosis, mostly because of what’s portrayed on television.
There’s no watch-waving, or clucking like a chicken. It’s all about relaxation and a gentle trance state.
I offer an initial consultation which is £35, and a free CD and mp3 download which helps enormously in the process. We will discuss together the issues you’d like to address and how many sessions you might need. It’s referred to as a ‘brief’ therapy because it works very quickly; most people suffering from anxiety and/or depression disorders can expect to be back to health and their real selves again within 8-10 sessions. Each hourly session should be weekly and costs £50. Treating fears and phobias take 3 sessions and quitting smoking is a single 2 hour session.
The psychotherapy part utilises Solution Focused Therapy techniques and as the name suggests it focuses on solutions for the future, rather than concentrating on problems that have originated in the past.
Provided you are willing to make changes to the way you think, this therapy can be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and stress and the many associated symptoms. Focusing on solutions means we do not dwell on problems and the process does not involve analysing painful memories from the past.
Instead together we acknowledge where you are currently, identify where you would like to be in life and help you make the necessary changes to achieve this. I’ll help you to imagine how things will be when your problem is no longer there, how you would like things to be different. So you might imagine enjoying your life more, or being more confident, doing more exercise or getting on better with your partner. It’s about identifying your preferred future.
You’ll then experience the relaxed state of hypnosis with my guidance so that we can consolidate the new positive patterns.
If you have experienced unpleasant or traumatic events, we acknowledge that they happened and then help you to move on from where you are to where you want to be.
The vast majority of people can be hypnotised, with the small exception of people who suffer from severe psychosis. The level of trance will vary from person to person, some will seem fast asleep and others in a light trance, either way the benefits will be the same. You will be in control at all times, as no one can hypnotise you to say or do anything you don’t want to, nothing like the portrayal of hypnosis on stage!
Trance is a natural state so there are no side effects. Clients tend to leave the therapy room feeling more positive and optimistic.
Reiki is a powerful but gentle way to balance mind and body using universal energy. In a typical session I will spend time initially taking some details - medical history and what you would like to address. In the same way as the initial consultation in hypnotherapy sessions we identify your needs and work towards the positive outcome.
Then the client is treated on the couch or comfortably in a chair where they receive Reiki energy channelled through me. The client remains fully clothed and I work down the body, hands lightly placed on or just above the client. When receiving Reiki there can be a variety of sensations but common ones are - warmth or coolness, tingling, seeing colours images and a feeling of well being and peace.
I also use guided imagery to help clients work on physical conditions, for example damaged muscle tissue, which is very empowering in the healing process as you can practice outside of sessions, therefore speeding up healing.
After the treatment on the couch there is an opportunity to discuss what you have experienced during the session as well as feedback from myself. This is for information purposes only and is not a diagnosis.
Sessions last approximately an hour and cost £45 and most clients book a block of 3 which we space out appropriately.
Sometimes I combine both Hypnotherapy and Reiki in the same session which gives you the best of both worlds! Typically we start with a relaxing trance state using Hypnotherapy and then continue the session with a Reiki re-balancing. Sessions are longer, an hour and a half, and cost £65.
I’m able to see clients at Clarence House in Penzance and can offer a mobile service for those unable to travel, please use the contact page to ask for prices for home visits. Skype sessions available too.
Discounts available if booking and paying in advance for 3 or more sessions, or when booking the initial consultation and the first session for the same day.
All sessions are payable in advance, appointment times may be altered or cancelled up to 24 hours in advance, if less than 24 hour notice is given then a cancellation fee is applied.