Frequently Asked Questions

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My Practice is based in Fareham, Hampshire for in-person appointments. If it is too difficult for you to travel, I can go to you as well. (See below)Most but not all sessions can also be conducted online, via Skype. We can discuss all the different options at your Initial Consultation. To book one, send a message here:

Send an email and if possible, give me an idea of what sort of issue(s) you are dealing with. No need for details at this point. Then I will book you in for your Initial Consultation which will take place over the phone or via video chat on Skype.

This call is free of charge. It will give us both a chance to get to know one another a little better; for me to understand your issues in greater detail and for us to determine whether we are a good match and ready to work together. If we are, then we will discuss the best way forward and make a plan for the future. If we aren’t, then I’m going to do my best to sign post you to somewhere, where you might be able to get help.

I am ready! I want to book my free Initial Consultation!

  • An open mind – the way NLP or Hypnotherapy works may feel a little strange to start with if you haven’t experienced anything like this before. Just bear with me and believe, it works!!
  • Some level of communication so we can find out where you would like to get to and set your aims.
  • Motivation and determination to make a change! This is very important! The only way I can help you achieve your desired outcome is if you are fully committed. This is something I will determine at your initial consultation.

I am ready! I want to book my Initial Consultation!

NLP is an acronym for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It was founded by Richard Bandler and John Grinder.
NLP has been described as “A User Guide for the Brain’. …For more information, visit: What is NLP

It helps you to explore and understand your map of the world, guiding you through all your neurological levels, and allows you to make positive, powerful and lasting changes to your own life.For more information, visit: What is NLP

You can find all the information you need by visiting: What is Coaching

You can find information and learn more about hypnotherapy by visiting: What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a guided trance to an altered state where you can access your subconscious. Your subconscious is where you store all your life experiences and where your inner excellence and wisdom is based. By accessing it via hypnosis, you are bypassing your logical, critical mind and you are able to make positive, powerful and lasting changes to your own life. You are making all the changes that you want to make and the hypnotherapist acts as your ‘tour guide’To learn more about hypnotherapy and hypnosis, visit: What is Hypnotherapy

We know it is safe, because we use it every single day.

We all experience everyday trance many times throughout each day. E.g. when driving, watching telly, ‘daydreaming’, or as a friend of mine described it: ‘going to my empty box’.

The difference between naturally going into this state of trance or it being an induced trance is that in the latter version, the hypnotherapist has a clear outcome that was set by you, and guides you to your own solutions, goals and answers. This can be described as a hypnotic focus.

To learn more about hypnotherapy and hypnosis, visit: What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is used as a treatment for various long-term conditions and for breaking certain habits. In general hypnotherapy can be applied to a wide range of medical, dental and psychological problems.To find out more about how it is used in my practice, visit: What is Hypnotherapy

The actual state you are getting into is very similar; the line between hypnosis and meditation is the outcome.’While meditation clears the mind with the aim of relaxing it, hypnosis does so with the intention of changing it.’

Intelligence, Imagination, Concentration.

As long as you have those three, anyone can be hypnotised to different levels.

This misconception comes from movies. There has been no record of anyone ever getting stuck in trance.

If your subconscious drifts into this lovely, altered state of relaxation too deeply, the only thing that can happen is that you fall into sleep. (Maybe because your mind or body actually needed that time to rest…) And after a few minutes you will wake up naturally like you would in the morning, feeling relaxed and well rested.

Absolutely not. Quite the contrary.

In a hypnotic state you are aware of everything that is happening around you and you are in full control over your body and mind. IF at any point your mind did not feel comfortable with something that was happening, you would come around straight away, open your eyes and come back to here and now. What happens most of the time is that our mind chooses to stay in that altered state, because it knows that it is a lovely, relaxing and a very useful state to be in.

But if, for example, there was an emergency while you were in hypnosis, your mind and body would respond immediately, you would come around straight away without any prompting from the practitioner and your body and mind would function as normal.

The simple answer to this one is: I can’t.

This misconception comes from movies and from stage shows. I cannot make you do anything you don’t want to do. A hypnotist certainly cannot make somebody do something against their will, their moral or religious beliefs. So what about those people on the shows? Those people want to be on the stage, want to perform and want to be part of the show. A hypnotherapist cannot make anyone ‘dance like a chicken’ unless it is congruent with their subconscious and their beliefs.

The tools and techniques used in both stage and clinical hypnosis are the same, however the outcome is completely different. Stage hypnosis is usually used for entertainment whereas clinical hypnosis has a therapeutic outcome. You may see clinical hypnosis being used in front of many people, sometimes even on a stage, however it is not for entertainment but for demonstration purposes to increase awareness and show people how it works.