What to expect
Session One: up to 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
Goal: Firstly a pre-hypnosis talk where we discuss in detail what you'd like to address, what you hope to achieve from the sessions and my subsequent assessment of your needs. This will really be an exploratory conversation where I will find out when your symptoms first started and help piece together why you might be feeling and experiencing the things that you are struggling with. This is a very important element of the therapy with me before the hypnosis part - I want you to feel comfortable enough to delve deeper in to why you might be thinking, feeling or behaving in a way that is troubling you. We will very much work together in order to make the changes that you want to see and feel.
I will also introduce you to common hypnotherapy concepts, models of how the mind works, how hypnotherapy works and of course help you understand how it could help with your issues. Then there will be time to have a short introductory hypnotherapy session towards the end, concluding with a discussion about how the session went for you.
Occasionally my initial assessment may result in a recommendation that hypnotherapy is not the best path forward for you and other approaches can then be recommended. A 15 minute phone call first can help to find out if hypnotherapy is right for you, but note this is not a complete assessment and I reserve the right to recommend alternative approaches based on ethics, my expertise and my experience.
Session Two: up to 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
Goal: With familiarity of hypnosis from your first session, we can review your goals discussed previously and agree together how you'd like to approach this next hypnotherapy session and what you'd like to achieve.
Session Three: up to 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
Goal: Discuss and review how things have been progressing for you since your last session and agree together how you'd like to approach this subsequent hypnotherapy session. Hypnotherapy with me is solution focused so we will check at the end of three sessions whether you feel you have reached a full resolution to your issues or whether further work may be required.
** Your health and well-being are always in my best interest. I reserve the right to withhold the use of hypnosis until such time I feel it is appropriate for you. For clients in acute emotional distress or presenting significant symptoms of trauma, I may recommend the use of active discussion in the waking state to unravel core issues and complex patterns prior to using hypnosis. In some cases, this may result in hypnosis not being utilized in the first session. **