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Why pick a Hypnotherapist with a degree over someone with just a diploma?

When seeking a hypnotherapist, it is important to consider their qualifications. While a diploma-registered hypnotherapist may have received training, a degree level qualified hypnotherapist has completed a rigorous academic program and holds a higher level of education. They have expanded their knowledge in areas such as neuroscience, psychology, and research methodology, providing them with a unique skill set to better serve their clients. By choosing a degree level qualified hypnotherapist, you can have confidence in their ability to understand and address your needs with a high level of professionalism and expertise.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses the power of suggestion to encourage positive change. A hypnotherapist will use relaxation techniques. Techniques to help you reach a state where the conscious part of your mind is relaxed and where your unconscious is more open to suggestion, and you can discover your inner strengths, wisdom and skills.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a relaxed state in which you can do an inner search. This is often referred to as a “Hypnotic Trance” and can be used to help you make the life changes you wish. In hypnosis you more readily accept the suggestions which you have agreed with your hypnotherapist, to be beneficial.

What will happen in a hypnotherapy session?

After a discussion about your requirements and goals, I will refer to your client registration form which I requested you complete prior to our session and ask questions to gather any further information relevant to your treatment plan, such as sleeping patterns, lifestyle information, medical symptoms or medication, and any treatments involving other healthcare providers.

I will explain of how the hypnotherapy process will work and will then lead you into a state of deep physical and mental relaxation. This state is often referred to as “trance”.

We can then begin the ‘change work’ using techniques and approaches we previously discussed and agreed. This can incorporate visualisation, suggestions, and brain rehearsal techniques, to help you towards your goals. Once this is complete, I will begin the transition to wakefulness, in which you are gently brought out of your trance.

Then it’s time for any questions you may have, and a discussion about what next.

What problems can it help with?

Hypnotherapy is especially helpful for habit breaking, anxiety and stress-related issues, fears and phobias, pain relief, and for a range of long-term conditions. In recent years the approach has been gaining steam in the medical world after a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

To explore the areas in which hypnotherapy may be helpful for you, please see my Issues Treated section.

How does hypnotherapy feel?

You will already have experienced hypnosis such as when daydreaming or those pleasant, dreamlike states where we “drift off”. The style of hypnosis I will use during your sessions, is a systematic method that allows you to enter these “dreamlike states” deliberately and with awareness. This enables you to communicate directly with your unconscious mind to make suggestions or instructions tailor-made for you to make the changes you wish to. All you do is relax and enjoy the experience.

Will I be in control?

Let me highlight that the hypnotic experience is characterised by a deep state of relaxation and focus. You will be fully aware of what is going on around you and can continue to respond to suggestions given by the hypnotist. The experience is often compared to daydreaming or being in a mild trance-like state where you are still in control of your thoughts and actions but feel relaxed and receptive to positive suggestions. If you choose to undergo hypnosis, it is essential to ensure that you feel comfortable with your Hypnotherapist and that they are trained and experienced in the practice to ensure that you have a positive and safe experience.

Can I be made to do anything against my will?

Hypnosis is an incredibly powerful tool that allows you to access a deeply relaxed state in which you can delve into your inner self to make powerful life changes. This state of relaxation is often referred to as a “Hypnotic Trance,” but don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds! By entering this trance-like state, you’ll be able to fully focus on the suggestions that your hypnotherapist has provided to you, allowing you to more readily and easily accept the changes that you desire in your life. In fact, many people describe the experience as being in a state of heightened awareness, where you can access your subconscious mind and tap into your inner strengths to help you make positive, long-lasting changes. So, if you’re looking for a powerful, effective way to become your best self, hypnosis may be just what you need!

Will I be asleep?

Even though it might feel like you’re just floating on autopilot, it’s important to remember that you are actually in control of your thoughts and actions during this time. You have a heightened sense of awareness and focus, allowing you to fully engage and take in everything that is happening around you. This level of consciousness is a valuable resource that can help you make the most of the session and achieve the desired results. So, don’t underestimate the power of your mind and its ability to stay alert and present during this time. Trust yourself, and allow yourself to fully embrace the experience.

How do I know I can be hypnotised?

Hypnotherapy is a wonderful and effective treatment that has helped countless individuals overcome a wide range of issues. Contrary to popular belief, hypnotherapy is not about stage performances or mind control. In fact, it is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client to create a safe and relaxed environment where the client can enter into a state of trance, allowing them to access the subconscious mind.

While each person’s experience is unique, most people find hypnotherapy to be an easy and enjoyable experience that can help them achieve deep relaxation and provide them with the tools needed to overcome challenges and improve their quality of life. As a certified hypnotherapist, I am committed to providing my clients with a supportive and non-judgmental environment that fosters positive change and personal growth. So if you’re ready to take the next step towards a happier and more fulfilling life, schedule a hypnotherapy session today and let’s work together to achieve your goals.

How does hypnotherapy i it work?

How does hypnotherapy workHypnotherapy is an incredible technique that can help you conquer the negative aspects of your past by accessing emotional states and inner strengths. Its stress-free nature makes it an ideal choice for those who wish to improve themselves without any added stress or pressure. Using hypnotherapy, you can communicate directly with your unconscious mind and take on tailor-made suggestions and instructions to help you bring about changes that you have always wanted. The hypnotic state is a comfortable and relaxing place that allows for effective visualization and brain rehearsal, which can result in a highly positive outcome. You can use hypnotherapy to improve your performance or simply reduce anxiety, and all you have to do is relax and enjoy the experience. All in all, hypnotherapy is an excellent tool that can help you tap into your fullest potential and transform your life for the better.

Can you use hypnotherapy with children?

 If you are a parent or guardian and your child is experiencing exam stress, sleep problems, bed-wetting, phobias or low self-esteem, then hypnotherapy might be a viable option for you to consider. The good news is that hypnotherapy is both safe and effective for children and young people. Children typically respond to hypnosis very well and this is due to the fact that they are naturally imaginative and tend to use their subconscious minds more often than adults do. Hypnotherapy can be a great tool for addressing various childhood issues and concerns and can help your child to feel more calm, relaxed and confident. So, if you’re looking for a gentle yet powerful approach to help your child, hypnotherapy may be worth exploring.



NLP is a type of therapy that helps you change patterns that stop you from achieving what you want. It works by using language and understanding how our brain works. Often we tell ourselves negative things, and those messages can prevent us from doing what we want. Sometimes these negative messages are from people around us, like our parents. NLP can help by teaching you to stop hurting yourself and make positive messages that help you become the person you want to be.

How many sessions will it take to help me?

In my experience, most issues can be resolved in one to three sessions. Usually, you will notice significant changes after your first session. I also offer treatment packages and multi-session discounts:

To stop smoking – 2 sessions – cost £190

Weight-loss – The Healthy Eating program – 5 sessions – cost £300

What does it cost? – One session – £90

Three sessions pre-paid discount – £240

Stop smoking – 2 sessions – cost £190

Weight-loss – The Healthy Eating program – 5 sessions – cost £300

How long are sessions? – Each session usually lasts an hour.

Where are sessions held – Sessions are held in my consulting room at my home –

West Chiltington, Nr Horsham, West Sussex, RH20 2QY

Online via Teams, WhatsApp, Facetime, By telephone. I can visit your home (travel costs apply)

Can I have hypnotherapy online?
Yes, you can. I offer virtual sessions which means I’ll talk to you via video call. This can often eliminate travel time and allow you to feel more comfortable. I may also record a session for you. Remote sessions are not suitable for serious issues.

What is Self-hypnosis?

Self-hypnosis means using hypnosis techniques on ourselves to achieve a relaxed state where our minds are more open to suggestion. We use this to help create positive habits, break bad habits, or change our outlook on life. You can do this on your own, or with the help of a therapist. Self-hypnosis techniques can be taught during sessions or with audio recordings, to help you relax and support the changes you want to make.


Psychotherapy, a term that has been gaining momentum in recent years, encompasses the specialized skill set of psychotherapists who provide assistance to individuals who are struggling with various problems and ailments in their lives. These problems may manifest themselves in the form of unhappiness, lack of fulfillment, or a sense of disconnection from the world around them. At its core, psychotherapy is a form of treatment that helps individuals to identify and address the underlying causes of their struggles, and to work towards developing healthier, more fulfilling relationships with themselves and with others. By cultivating a safe and supportive space, psychotherapists are able to help their clients navigate complicated emotional landscapes, heal deep-seated wounds, and improve their overall quality of life. So whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or any other form of mental health issue, psychotherapy has the potential to offer you with the support and guidance you need to achieve true healing and growth.

Sports psychology?

Sports psychology is a subject that mixes psychology and sports to understand how emotions affect athletes. Sports psychologists work with athletes to help them improve their mental skills and reach their goals. They help all kinds of athletes deal with things that might stop them from doing well, like feeling nervous, lacking focus, or worrying too much. The aim of sports psychology is to make athletes feel good so they can perform at their best. It’s a fascinating subject that shows how our feelings and thoughts can affect how well we do in sports.

Sports Psychotherapy?

As a sports psychotherapist, I empower sports people and athletes to thier best. I help them to conquer the challenges of a setback, injury, or life crisis, and show them how they can emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before. I assist them in cultivating their emotional agility and resilience, which helps them to adapt to change quickly, and overcome any obstacles that come their way. With my guidance, athletes and sportspeople learn to harness the power of their minds, visualise success, motivate themselves, and execute their best performance. Let me help you unlock your full potential and take your sporting career to the next level!

Life coaching?

Do you feel like you’re not living up to your full potential? Do you feel lost or unsure of your direction? If so, you’re not alone. Luckily, there’s a solution- life coaching. Life coaching is an incredibly powerful tool that can help you unlock your true potential and achieve success in many areas of your life. Whether you’re struggling with your career, your relationships, or your business, a skilled life coach can guide you on a transformative journey towards success.

As a life coach, my focus is on helping you discover your strengths and achieve your goals, even in the toughest of times. Maybe you’re going through a divorce, or recently experienced a job loss- these challenges can be overwhelming, but with proper guidance and support, you can come out even stronger on the other side.

My coaching sessions are gentle, yet effective, and are designed to help you make significant changes in your life. Rather than resorting to boring exercises that feel like a chore, my sessions focus on asking key questions that will lead to lasting change. I will serve as your ally, supporting you every step of the way as you unlock your full potential and become the best version of yourself.

When seeking a hypnotherapist, it is important to consider their qualifications. While a diploma-registered hypnotherapist may have received training, a degree level qualified hypnotherapist has completed a rigorous academic program and holds a higher level of education. They have expanded their knowledge in areas such as neuroscience, psychology, and research methodology, providing them with a unique skill set to better serve their clients. By choosing a degree level qualified hypnotherapist, you can have confidence in their ability to understand and address your needs with a high level of professionalism and expertise.

Useful links

Article in “Psychology Today” By Christopher Costello, BA and Ran. D. Anbar, MD

23-year-old Christopher Costello describes how poetry and Hypnotherapy helped him deal better with his social anxiety disorder. Click here to read

Article in Medical News Today

For anxiety, depression, and fear?”
Medically reviewed by Lori Lawrenz, PsyD — By Zia Sherrell, MPH on June 23, 2021 Click here to read

Is Hypnosis Real? Here’s What Science Says –  by MARKHAM HEID


Click here to read

“BBC – Get the Facts – Hypnosis” By Martha Henriques, 20th May 2022

Hypnosis is emerging as a powerful medical treatment for pain, anxiety, PTSD and a range of other conditions. Can it shake off its reputation as a stage magician’s trick?  Click here to read

Anxiety – Hypnotherapy Directory
Written by Bonnie Gifford Last updated May 2023 Click here to read

Hypnosis for Depression: How It Works, Examples, & Effectiveness Published: August 11, 2023 Click here

Written by: Chris Lemig, CHT, Reviewed by: Dena Westphalen, Pharm.D