Hypnotherapy is an effective way of changing unwanted patterns of behaviour and negative thought processes.

Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation and concentration, and allows for negative perceptions and beliefs held in the subconscious mind to be altered or amended, as these can be so self limiting and hold you back from positive changes and progress.

With Hypnotherapy, you stay fully in control. You do not become unconscious or fall asleep and you are totally aware of everything around you. You can only accept suggestions that are in accord with your own values and you can not be made to do anything against your will.

How does hypnotherapy work?

The conscious part of the mind is where we make all decisions and our logical thought processes take place. It can only cope with approximately five to nine things at any one time. The subconscious mind, however, is a much larger part of the brain and can cope with thousands of tasks. It deals with all the involuntary actions, breathing, heartbeat, etc. and it has a library that stores all events, memories and past learned and emotional experiences.

During a hypnotherapy session you benefit from relaxation and the reduction of anxiety, stress and enter a beautiful state of trance. Whilst in this state, the subconscious mind is able to accept positive ideas and suggestion, thus allowing you to find more appropriate rational ways of resolving your issues or problems, and most importantly to let go of those old habits, cravings and negative pattern responses.

The number of sessions required varies and is dependent on the problem. This, together with the most appropriate therapy will be assessed during the free? initial consultation. Sessions generally last 1 hour. For anti-smoking therapy only one session lasting 1 ½ - 2 hours is necessary.

In general fewer than 8 sessions are needed and many minor phobias can be treated in just 3 sessions.