Hypnotherapy, Counselling & CBT
• Is hypnosis safe?
• Who is counselling for?
• Where are you located?
• How do I book a consultation?
• What will happen at my consultation?
• How long will my consultation/session last for?
• Is it confidential?
• What is the cost of a session?
• How many sessions will I need?
• Can I bring a friend or partner?
• Do I need to tell you about my problem before I see you?
• Do you work with children?
• How do I cancel my appointment?
• To which accredited bodies to you belong?
• You haven’t answered my question, what else can I do?
Yes, completely safe. Hypnosis is simply the replication of our natural trance state that we find ourselves in many times each day. When we reproduce this focused state on the therapists couch, we have the ability to create positive change in a calm and relaxed way.
What is CBT?
CBT is a talking therapy that works with our thought processes, and over time can be used to change the way we feel, think and behave.
How many sessions are needed for CBT?
Most people need around 10 – 20 sessions, although this is dependent on individual circumstances. Session last for an hour, usually once a week.
Who is CBT for?
CBT is usually recommended for anxiety and depression, whether it’s a chronic problem or a response to a event/situation.
For those who:
• have experienced bereavement, separation or divorce
• are experiencing relationship difficulties
• feel depressed
• feel anxious
• experience a lack of self confidence or self esteem
• feel stressed
• feel they are being bullied
• would like to explore personal growth
….. and others issues that you would like to bring
We are located in The Business Centre 2 Cattedown road, Plymouth, 2 minutes from Cattedown roundabout located just behind the Christian Centre Church. There is free on street parking or alternatively there is a small pay and display car park available.
Your free initial consultation can be booked by phone, email or on my contact page.
During our initial consultation we will start by taking a few details and once we have discussed the reason for your visit, we will tailor the therapy to you and your needs. At this point, we can discuss the number of sessions you will require.
The free initial consultation will last around 45 minutes with each subsequent session lasting around 50 minutes. Smoking cessation lasts between 1 and a half to 2 hours.
The initial consultation is free, please view our costs section for all of our prices. Payment is due at the end of each session, I accept cash or cheque.
The number of sessions is really dependent on the issue you have come to resolve. However, as a rough guide from a hypnotherapy perspective; stop smoking is 1 extended session, simple phobias are 4 sessions including the free initial consultation with therapy for depression or anxiety taking up to 10 or 12 sessions.
Yes, most clients however attend on their own as they feel more comfortable discussing personal issues on a one to one basis. On the other hand, if it helps you feel more at ease, then it is perfectly fine to have someone come along with you.
No, we do not have to discuss anything before we meet. We can, of course, chat over the phone or by email if you so wish but this is entirely your decision.
Yes, we have worked with children before and found that they too can benefit from hypnotherapy. Children over the age of 7 or 8 respond best to treatment.
Please allow 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Please telephone if this is necessary.
We are members of the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and abide by all their strict codes of conduct and ethics.
If you have a question that we have not answered above or you would just like a bit more information then please do not hesitate to telephone, text or email and we will help you with your enquiry.