Insight Clinical Hypnosis

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can you control people's minds?

I probably wouldn't have to work for a living if I could. This is one of the myths about hypnosis. For more information on these, see my section on myths about hypnotherapy.

How much do you charge?

I offer an initial half hour consultation completely free, without any obligation to continue. After that, one hour sessions will cost £60 during the day on week days, and I have some evening and weekend sessions which cost £80.

How many sessions will I need?

That depends on the issue, or issues, you wish to work with. Stopping smoking takes one session - read more about my stop smoking program. However, most clients I see for somewhere between three and six sessions. The more complex the issue, and the more change and self development a client wishes to do, then the more sessions we will work together. Obviously any client can end our work together at any time.

Is Hypnotherapy sure to work for me?

Sadly, nothing in this world is certain. I'll make sure you have a clear idea about the chances of progress and success before we begin any work together. Hypnotherapy proves remarkably effective with many clients, but there is no guarantee of certain success. However if you come with determination to work to solve your problems, you've got an excellent chance of benefitting from hypnotherapy.

I have very good willpower, so will you be able to hypnotise me?

This is another of those myths about hypnotherapy. To be hypnotised you need concentration, and the williness to be hypnotised - that's it. Everyone can be hypnotised if they want to be - it has nothing to do with being weak willed. In fact, if you've got good willpower that's an excellent thing - direct that willpower to being a good hypnosis subject, and resolving your issues, and we should make great progress.

What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It is a field of study that looks at how we subjectively experience the world - what our thought processes are like, how we store memories, how we communicate our ideas, and so on. By noticing and analysing the patterns of people's thinking, NLP practioners have developed therapy techniques for dealing with difficult conditions, but also techniques for improving communication, memory, and learning. Many hypnotherapists make use of NLP techniques in conjunction with more formal hypnotherapy, as it offers some excellent and simple tools to help clients improve the way they think, learn and communicate.