|This session also helps you to become comfortable with me as your therapist
before we begin to work together, and we can also decide on an approximate timescale needed to achieve our goal, and then form our Client-Therapist contract together.
Following the consultation, should there be time left, we will begin working with
therapy, though sometimes the therapy won't commence until your second visit. You will also be given a CD recording of a relaxing hypnotic induction to listen to
everyday between the consultation and your next session, so that by the time you come back to me to begin work with hypnotherapy, you are already used to going into
There is no obligation to begin a course of treatment
following the consultation.
After discussing the therapy together-we both have input on the therapy, so that you know what is going to be
fed to you in the hypnotic state as applied therapy to help with your problem-we then set to work with applying the previously agreed therapy using a combination
Hypnosis and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP).
Hypnosis - going into trance
You will be seated or lying down on a couch, comfortable and warm, and we will begin to induce hypnosis. I will
play some nice, restful music and begin talking to you, making suggestions for you to relax, as you go into a day-dreamlike state. Once you have reached the required
state, I will begin to work therapeutically, as we have discussed, before rousing you from the trance.
The therapeutic approach combines two different schools of Hypnotherapy-direct suggestion, which is like
a set of instructions, and indirect suggestion, which is more abstract, using metaphor, storytelling, and working with whatever comes up in session. Sessions
incorporate NLP techniques, and may include Hypnoanalysis-using age regression and uncovering techniques to assist in locating the source of problems, and to explore
issues and feelings in a calm, safe environment, without feeling the impact of the emotions attached.
We also discuss other methods of reinforcing your therapy away from the clinic, and you will frequently be
given 'homework' to complete as part of the therapeutic process; and at some stage you may be given a new CD with therapeutic suggestions, for you to listen to daily
and further reinforce the desired changes. Working together over the coming weeks, we monitor the success of the therapy, and make any modifications as necessary to
assist you with making the changes you wish to make-be it reducing weight, dealing with anxieties & panic attacks or curing claustrophobia, arachnophobia etc.
Sessions are usually every couple of weeks rather than weekly, but can be
weekly if you wish.