how does hypnotherapy work?

My approach

People often come to me not understanding why they feel the way they do – this is extremely common; I have found that quite often we can get to a point in our life where we are at a crossroads and can’t pinpoint a clear reason. 

Some of us may have a clear objective of what we are looking for help with, which could be X, Y or Z. Hypnotherapy covers a wide area, such as: achieving a better level of sleep; self-esteem/confidence/anxiety; coping with situations in a composed and level manner; feeling calm/relaxed; overcoming a phobia/trauma; understanding how you can feel contentment; habits/addictions/weight management etc.

If any of this sounds familiar, get in contact with me to arrange a initial session so you can understand how I can help you to get to where you want to be in life.

What happens during an initial session?

During an initial session we will establish how I am going to help you and what outcome you would like to achieve from our sessions, including your goals and hopes for the future. From here I will gather some general information from you before giving you an understanding of how the brain works, how does hypnotherapy work and how we experience emotions/reactions in the way that we do.

What happens during each session thereafter?

Each session is far more than just hypnosis. Each session we will work together to help you identify solutions on how you can make positive steps, focussing on the present and future. We then consolidate this with hypnosis or ‘trance’.

What is trance?

Trance is a very natural state which we all go into throughout the day without even realising it. I will guide you into the relaxed trance state where we have access to the unconscious mind which holds all of our automatic responses, habits and instincts. During trance, the unconscious mind is more aware and can focus and absorb the helpful suggestions and thoughts to enable us to help alleviate symptoms and the triggering of symptoms.

“… Emma has had, and continues to have an extremely positive impact in my life …”

Will I be in control?

Contrary to what you see on TV, trance is not mind-control. When we are in a trance state we are still very much in control, our mind processes the information and suggestions and decides whether it is useful to us or not.​

Will each session be confidential?

As a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, confidentiality and trust are fundamental. In addition to this, safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is paramount and should a safeguarding issue become apparent, this may need to be disclosed.

Is the session tailored to my individual situation?

We are all individuals with our own unique personalities and encounters in life, we will work together to ensure we get the best results for you personally. I will always focus on solution orientated results to encourage a shift in perspective.​

Do I have to talk about my anxieties/concerns/traumas?

We will focus on the present and the future and not on the past. Talking about past problems/anxieties/traumas, reinforces what you are trying to move away from, we can’t change past events in our lives but we can change the way we think about them.