Hypnotherapy; is it for you?

Hypnotherapy uses the powerful tool of hypnosis to help people make significant changes in their lives, relatively quickly. It is considered the most effective psychotherapeutic tool available for breaking negative states such as depression and anxiety.

You may not realise that being in a state of hypnosis, or ‘trance’ is actually completely natural. Indeed, you go into a trance many times a day -whenever you are aware of your surroundings but your mind wanders into a ‘daydream’ (for example while washing up, exercising, or driving). These times are essential for us, as they help us to process the things that are happening in our lives.

During your hypnotherapy session, a trance is induced through simple relaxation and visualisation, similar to yoga or meditation. While in a trance you are fully in control and safe. In the trance state, your anxiety levels are reduced and you have access to your subconscious mind.


Initial Consultation £25
Length of Session: 60 mins

Cost per therapy Session:

  • Individual £55

10% Discount is offered to all armed forces and emergency services personnel, NHS staff, university staff, and students.




‘Solution Focused’ means focusing on who you want to be, rather than dwelling on the past. We build on your positives qualities, and the positive aspect of your life to enable you to find solutions that suit you. In this way you can make significant changes, that are long lasting.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the findings of neuroscience, and incorporates the clinically proven aspects of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).


Everybody can be hypnotised, but only if they want to be. A trance is similar to a day dream, and we all do that! For Solution Focused Hypnotherapy you go into trance through simple relaxation and by focusing your attention on me talking to you. It is therefore easy to achieve, and is a very relaxing experience. In fact people with strong personalities and those with the determination to change often do the best.


Yes, you always remain completely in control. When you are in a trance it is like day dreaming – you are fully aware of what’s going on around you. Indeed, every session itself is tailored specifically to what you want to achieve, helping you find an effective way to do so.


Some people find they notice a difference after just one session, fears and phobias can be quick to deal with. Others may find they notice improvements within six to twelve sessions. However others may take more sessions to achieve the full outcome you want. Of course it all depends on the issue you have come to deal with, and your own approach to change. The object of Hypnotherapy is to enable you to perfect and maintain a positive mindset.


Hypnotherapy and counselling can help improve conditions that are also being treated by your doctor. You should continue to take advice and medication from your doctor, and inform your hypnotherapist/counsellor about your medical treatment.

What Our Clients Have to Say

“I reached out to Horizon and started CBT because I was struggling to manage and rationalize my worries and anxieties on a daily basis for a multitude of reasons.

CBT helped me talk through my issues and enabled me to adjust my thoughts and encourage a positive mindset. This helped me to not only accept my anxiety but work with it to rationalize my thoughts and worries.

It has taken time but CBT has helped me to create useful techniques to manage the anxiety and aided me to build my confidence up. I couldn’t be more grateful for the time and patience Natasha has shown me throughout my sessions.”

— Louise

“Deciding to visit Horizon Counselling Services is definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. Alan’s holistic approach to therapy was extremely helpful.He used a combination of hypnotherapy and counselling to help me with insomnia and anxiety.

My life has been completely transformed since accessing this support. I have moved on from a destructive relationship, and I am pursuing my dream career….and I actually sleep! Amazing!

Alan’s approach is warm and friendly. He is a great guy who is passionate about what he does. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone thinking of exploring counselling.”

— Katie

“I highly recommend Horizon for the support given to me over the past few months. It has been amazing!

Natasha especially, has given me the confidence and support in coping with a family bereavement. I feel so much more positive in many aspects of my life.

I have learnt skills and techniques which are helping me with this journey.

Thank you Natasha!”

— Leann