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F.A.Q. – THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – ABOUT HYPNOTHERAPY, SESSIONS AND FEES

How long are the appointments and how many sessions?

All first sessions are for 90 minutes – where I give you an extra 30 minutes for questions and explanations

All further sessions are for 60 minutes

For some there will a significant shift after the first session however this won’t always be the case and usually it will take a (short) number of sessions to really notice all the benefits. I will discuss this with you during our first session.

As a rough guide and depending on the person and their presenting issue, treatments will usually take between 2-5 sessions, again we will discuss this during the first session. Rest assure that I always tailor my sessions and the treatment program towards to the person as the individual they are. And this is something you should expect.

Please try to remember to say which practice you want to see me at, I work in Reading in Berkshire and Didcot and Benson in Oxfordshire

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How much does it cost to see a hypnotherapist? 

In Reading and Didcot my fees are £75 per session and £195 for stopping smoking

For stopping smoking sessions 90 minutes; with an inclusive follow-up session, if required and lasting 60 minutes (but it’s rarely needed)

On the day I can take payments in cash or by cheque with a valid cheque guarantee card; or otherwise beforehand by PayPal or bank transfer by agreement.

Concessionary fees are available for people on benefits (with proof of claim), any retired people and O.A.P’s, students and anyone under 16 are entitled to a concessionary fee.

Home visits can be made by arrangement depending on the individual situation, please do inquire and we can discuss the reasons, pro’s and con’s and your unique reasons in this regards.

Any other arrangements can be discussed such as double sessions, multiple bookings and corporate bookings. If you have any inquires around these or have any requests please do contact me.

Cancellation Fee: I appreciate that sometimes people may need to rearrange appointments at short notice and that some reasons and circumstances are unavoidable, so please give me as much notice as you can. And if it comes from my end I will do the same.

Also please be aware that If you wish to cancel or postpone a session, this needs to be done at least 72 hours in advance. If not there will be a cancellation charge and I reserve the right to charge for 50% of the session cost. I need to rent therapy rooms and this is obviously at a cost.

What is hypnotherapy used for?

Hypnotherapy can be used to help people change certain behaviours, stop habits and addictions; and/or start positive habits, actions, reactions and form beneficial behaviours. 

Click HERE for a list of things I can help with, although I can help with more that what is on this list, please do ask.

Does hypnotherapy really work?

Research show that it works, we are regulated and have to be insured. 

There are many, many thousands of us in full time business.

Please click HERE to see and read more about me.

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Can everyone be hypnotised?

Yes and around 96% of people find it no worries whatsoever, we all enter natural states of relaxation or trance everyday and these are the states that we will be using.

It is true that some people will be more easily hypnotised than others and this will depend on several factors such as the individuals trust and confidence in the therapist, their understanding of hypnosis, their personal needs, certain, environmental factors and personal belief in their ability to be hypnotised.

Even the 4% can be, there are always ways of helping and I will always adapt. I will also be honest if I feel that I can’t hypnotize you or if that I feel that hypnotherapy isn’t the best root for you.

Will I be aware of what is happening?

Yes, you will be aware at all times and as much as you are in your normal dailyactivities.

You will be in a relaxed, safe state and in total control at all times. Many clients experiencing hypnotherapy for the first time are surprised at how aware they are, and of exactly what I am saying to them.

You do not go “out”, “under” or “to sleep”, you will not “lose control”. We do not use swinging watches or flickering flames. Many clients who do arrive a little wary of hypnotherapy, are delighted at how good, positive and confident they feel after a session.

Will I lose control? Can hypnosis be dangerous? What are the side effects of hypnotherapy? 

No, you will be totally in control at all times, and will not do or say anything you would not usually do. At any time you can terminate hypnosis if you decide to do so. And no, and there are no negative side effects 

Can I be made to say or do something against my morals?

No, you will completely stick to your morals and cannot be made to do anything against your will or morals.

Will I be aware and remember everything I said?

Yes, you will be completely aware of what is happening at all times, and will remember everything you have said at the end of the session.

And finally just to dispel one idea around hypnotherapy

I will under no circumstances ever say “you are feeling sleepy” or “look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don’t look around my eyes, look into my eyes, you’re under”  like Little Britain hypnotist Kenny Craig might say.

Also around the “You’re Back in the Room” show – the people which go on stage will be extroverts and know the type of thing they’ll be asked to do – and they comply. Also bear in mind the show will be edited.

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