Just as there is no standard client, there is no standard session, but most follow a similar pattern: we will chat about you, your interests, your family and friends and how you would like me to help you. We’ll talk about that a bit more and identify somethings you would like to do to improve the situation (this is the solution focussed psychotherapy part), and usually, towards the end of session I will ask you to close your eyes and we’ll do 15-20 minutes of ‘formal’ hypnosis. When you open your eyes you will feel refreshed and alert; like you’ve had a lovely nap.
Children don’t need ‘formal’ hypnosis – you can do the same work just through chatting and having fun (some really like it though!), so if the idea of hypnotising your child makes you feel a bit wary, we can absolutely work with that.
Some issues can be resolved in one session (like my phobia that you can read about on the About me page). Some take a little longer, and sometimes we find issues are like onions – you peel away one layer and there is another underneath. It’s usually clear after the initial session how many you might need.
One thing I promise is that we won’t dwell on the negative or anything difficult to talk about. Our focus is where you are now, where you’re aiming for and the best way to get you there.
At the moment I’m running most sessions online. There is no difference in effectiveness between online and in person sessions, and some clients prefer them for many reasons. So, while I am legally allowed to offer face to face sessions, I feel it’s best we both stay in the comfort of our own home while Covid-19 restrictions remain in place. This means that wherever you are in the world we can work together.
In exceptional circumstances, where online is not an option or not seeing a therapist face to face would seriously impact mental health, I am able to run sessions in person at my clinics (details on the contact me page).
If this sounds like a positive step forward for you, contact me and we can set up some time for a quick chat before you book any sessions.