Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a very natural state of mind that is commonly experienced
by all people of all ages. This state of mind is experienced as
anything from a mild to deep state of relaxation. It can be experienced
and enjoyed by all people of all ages and is a state of mind where
things that previously seemed impossible, become possible.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnosis in order to assist
people to live happier and fuller lives. Hypnotherapy can be used
- cure people of phobias/fears.
- enable people to begin doing things they want to do (e.g.,
motivation/weight loss) .
- enable people to stop doing things they do not want to do
(e.g., bad habits).
- permanently release people from ongoing feelings of anxiety
Should I have suggestion therapy or
therapy and hypnoanalytical
therapy are very similar in that they both use hypnosis as
a tool to achieve the aims of each therapy, this however is where
similarity ends. Suggestion therapy uses hypnosis to change a
belief system in a way that is more beneficial for the client.
For example, a client who smokes, believes he/she is addicted
to smoking. If we change that belief system, the client immediately
becomed a non-smoker. Hypnoanalytical therapy however does not
change a belief system, it creates a space for the client to discover
the causes of his/her anxiety and in doing so, allows for the
permament release of these feelings and emotions. Suggestion therapy
will often only take a single 1 hour session, whereas hypnoanalytical
therapy will take 6 to 8 sessions (of 1 hour/week). Hypnoanalytical
therapy is the best form of therapy in the world
releasing this locked up anxiety and therefore permanently curing
symptoms that were caused by that anxiety - it really has to be
experienced to be believed - this form of therapy often completely
transforms clients lives for the better! You are welcome to contact
me for a no obligation free
consultation so that we may discuss you needs and I can advise
what form of therapy would be most suitable.
How confidential is a therapy session?
As a hypnotherapist practicing hypnoanalytical therapy, a sense
of trust and rapport are crucial in order for therapy to be optimal
and efficient. Confidentiality is 100% assured. I am a member
of the International
Association of Hypno-analysts, whose code of conduct ensures
absolute confidentiality for clients. This confidentiality may
only be breached in potentially life-threatening situations.
Does it matter which therapist I choose?
It goes without saying that all therapists are not created equal.
Different schools of hypnotherapy exist and training requirements
vary from organisation to organisation. To ensure that you receive
a professional service any therapist you choose should be qualified
and a member of a respected organisation and adhere to an ethical
code of conduct.
How long do therapy sessions take?
Each session lasts from about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Occasionally
a session may last a little beyond longer (at no extra charge).
Can a bring a friend/spouse/partner
along with me?
You are welcome to bring whoever you chose but unless you are
a minor only you will be permitted to stay during the actual therapy
session and whoever you have come with must wait in our waiting
room. This is to ensure you have the best conditions to experience
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, anyone can be hypnotised.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis feels like a deep state of relaxation, rather like commonly
experienced when day dreaming of dozing off to sleep.
Will I feel different after being hypnotised?
You will feel like you have been in a state of relaxation, so
initially you may feel slightly sleepy. This will soon pass after
a few minutes and you'll be ready to get on with your day.
Will I be out of control when I'm in
a hypnotic state?
Absolutely not. This perception often comes from people who have
been to stage hypnotism shows and people on stage can often give
the impression that they are 'out of control' and completely under
the 'power' of the hypnotist. Real hypnosis, thankfully, couldn't
be further from this.
What happens in a stage hypnosis show is not in fact pure hypnosis.
There are many more factors involved in stage hypnosis (such as
subjects wanting to perform) than are first obvious to
the observer. At no point in a session with me will you be out
of control in anyway. I use hypnosis in a highly professional
manner to assist you in achieving whatever you want to achieve,
or to permanently release bottled up feelings and anxiety so that
you can live a fuller, freer, and happier life.
Will I remember everything?
Yes, you will remember everything that goes on when you have
suggestion of hypnoanalytical therapy with me.
Will I be able to drive my car when the
session has finished?
Yes, once the session has finished we may have just a brief chat
to allow yourself to fully come back from your relaxing state.
You will then be absolutely fine to get on with your day and be
capable of performing whatever tasks you need to get on with.
Do you see children at your clinic?
Yes, children respond extremely well to hypnotherapy. We use
a special technique known as the Blowaway
Technique which is particularly suited to help children. Children
who receive therapy from me must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
during the session - indeed, I often ask the parent/guardian to
join in with the therapy so that all persons present can enjoy
the state of relaxation.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes. All my clients receive a completely free, no obligation
consulation which usually lasts around 30-40 minutes. This allows
us to discuss what problems you have and allows me to inform you
of how I am able to help you. (This consultation is not normally
required for smoking cessation).
How much do sessions cost?
This depends on the nature of the session. Our current fees are
What times are you open?
Monday to Friday (normal office hours)
Can I park my car near your clinic?
Yes, there is car parking available at various sites around Huddersfield town centre within 5 minutes walk of my practice.
How do I find your clinic?
Our clinic is located in Huddersfield
town centre (Yorkshire, UK).
Arriving at the hypnotherapy clinic in Huddersfield
Please just make yourself comfortable in our waiting room and
I will come and find you. Occasionally sessions can run over time
a little bit so please be patient if there is any delay. Other
clients will extend you the same courtesy should we need a little
extra time during your session.
How do I book an appointment?
You can arrange for a no obligation free consultation by using
any of the methods listed on my contact
page. On occasion, you may be directed to leave a message
if you are phoning me as I may be working with a client, but I
will respond to all enquiries (phone calls and emails) as soon