What is Hypnotherapy? 

It’s a completely safe, medically respected and natural way of accessing our deeper selves, those parts that we are not always aware of that can have a big impact on how we are living our lives.  It’s a form of therapy that is used worldwide in a variety of settings including hospitals.

We actually spend time in our everyday lives in a trance like state, children do it very naturally – remember that old saying “they’re away with the fairies?!”.  Well, when we drive on autopilot, are engrossed in a book or film or are in one physical place but our minds have travelled to another – it’s a very human and totally safe and this is what is harnessed in hypnotherapy.

What it’s not!

Stage hypnosis is not hypnotherapy and the two should not be confused or compared.  Stage hypnosis is a show and manipulated for that aim.  Under hypnotherapy you are not asleep, you always have control and can come out of it at any time you like.  You cannot be made to do anything you do not wish to do which is very important for you to know.  You can stand up, walk, leave the room or terminate the session.

A hypnotised person cannot be made to do anything against their usual ethical or moral judgement or religious belief.  Please do discuss this with Sue in further detail should you wish.

Who Benefits?

Anyone who really wishes for change.  If you have a habit that you wish to change, a fear or phobia that you wish to overcome – any issue that is having an impact upon your life that is making you feel unhappy – you may wish to loose weight, stop smoking, get through that all important interview or driving test, get on an aeroplane without worry – we all have problems that stop us from living our life to the full.  You can change that now.

Hypnotherapy has also been proven highly beneficial for addictions, including alchohol, disrupted sleep patterns, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, fear of examinations and public speaking, Additionally, it has proved of value within surgery, where normal anaesthetics have not been practical, in the wider sphere of pain management and in the areas of both sporting and artistic performance enhancement. As an adjunct to other counselling techniques, it can also assist in helping to resolve and be useful within anger management strategies.

Does It Cost More?

The first session is the same, £28.00 for the hour.  The hypnotherapy session is longer and costs £50.00 for the hour and half.

Do I Need To Book In More Time For It?

The first session is an hour, to find out about you and what you wish to change in your life.  The next sessions will be the actual hypnotherapy which we allow 1.5 hours for.  This may be between one and four sessions – that is to be discussed between client and therapist.

How Do I Know I’m In Safe Hands?

Sue has been a counsellor for many years and trained for her Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, learning from highly skilled and professionally recognised in their field tutors.  She also has continued professional development, supervision and networks regularly to continually learn.

Sue is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register which regulates the quality of hypnotherapy in this country.  Every GHR Practitioner is eligible for registration within the Department of Health supported regulator, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council(CNHC), and thus contacting a GHR therapist should afford clients the necessary confidence to proceed with a full consultation.

Please see the GHR website for further details if wished.

How do I get started?

It is important that we have an initial meeting to find out exactly what the problem is, how it is affecting your life and what you wish the outcome to be.  It is good to start to build a relationship, to see how to take it forward, all safe, gentle, confidential.  After the initial meeting, and suitability assessed, then we would progress to the hypnotherapy stage which is for us to talk about and agree.

Hypnotherapy can be extraordinarily effective but it is not magic.  However, if the right ingredients are present, if the time is right and if a suitable practitioner can be found with whom the client is willing to work, then all (realistic) goals are achievable.