What is Hypnotherapy?


Every day we naturally enter varying states of hypnosis. If you have ever noticed yourself coming back from a daydream without even realising that you had drifted off then you have been in a self-induced hypnotic trance state.

It is a perfectly natural state and in fact some of the world’s best ideas and inventions have come about in just such a trance state.

Have you ever driven your car and arrived at your destination wondering how on earth you did? This is also a trance state, your conscious mind was drifting whilst your unconscious mind took over, you got there safely and would have easily awakened to any dangers should you have needed to do so. This is exactly how hypnotherapy works.

You are always in control whilst in a trance

In this relaxed state your unconscious mind is accessed in order to change old habits and beliefs. You quite simply relax allow your conscious mind to take a break. You can awaken from a trance whenever you want to. Because you are always aware and in control you always have the ability to accept or reject suggestions given in hypnotherapy.

Habits, fears and behaviours are often learned responses from past events including Post Traumatic Stress. Many and varying situations in life will leave a lasting impression, whilst this is quite natural and normal there are times when this is not always good or helpful.

These responses are learned in the conscious or aware mind and then later stored in the unconscious mind and act as a behaviour loop that keeps playing long after it has served any useful purpose.

It makes sense therefore to relax the conscious mind through hypnotherapy in order to access and change these old outdated and unhelpful responses. In my Holistic Hypnotherapy practice I will also offer other beneficial therapies and coaching tools to support your progress.

What hypnotherapy can help

Hypnotherapy can help many situations and conditions. Here are just a few although most problems can be addressed using hypnotherapy, please do get in touch to discuss your issue if it is not listed as hypnotherapy has a wide application:

  • Smoking
  • Weight management
  • IBS
  • Sleep problems
  • Fears and phobias
  • Pain management
  • Sports performance
  • Achieving your potential
  • Examination nerves
  • Addiction
  • Self-confidence
  • Nail biting

*Many more issues helped, if you have a problem not listed please do call me to discuss.

Smoking cessation therapy is given over 2 sessions with a follow up session after 4 weeks. Total cost of this therapy is £250


  • The first session including your consultation and first treatment is £80
  • Each session thereafter will last last for 1 hour and costs £60.
  • Discounted rates for children or people in receipt of benefits, please ask.
  • Late cancellation fees apply (24 hours notice required or full payment will be charged).