How Many Sessions will it Take? It is my aim is to help you resolve your problem(s) in as few sessions as possible. Smoking Cessation usually requires just one session of 60 - 90 minutes. For Weight Loss we recommend a minimum of three sessions. Other problems can take as little as one session to a maximum of five or six sessions The first session includes a consultation. Each session is up to 90 minutes long.
The Therapy Many hypnotherapists only use 'suggestion hypnosis' to help their clients overcome their problems or achieve their goals. However my experience has shown that by incorporating analytical hypnotherapy, NLP and other therapies where appropriate, greater success is achieved in a shorter period. Analytical hypnotherapy techniques enable us get to the root cause of the problem so you can let go of any unhelpful underlying emotions and feelings. NLP techniques are used to help motivate and to change negative feelings into positive ones. Where there is an unwanted habit or behaviour, I'll help you break the behaviour pattern and replace it with a more positive response.
Habits and Addictions I've been helping clients overcome habits and addictions for over 20 years. When you are at the point where you've had enough of the addictive behaviour then give me a call so we can discuss how I can help you. For stopping smoking (tobacco and/or cannabis) please see the dedicated stop smoking page. The Stop Smoking programme is available for smoking cigarettes or cigars and also for chewing tobacco. Over the years I have helped clients who have problems dur to gambling, excess alcohol, and recreational drugs.
The majority of addictions and habits have an emotional component and an habitual component. Generally there are triggers that trigger off the behaviour. The emotional component might be that the behaviour relieves stress or tension, or makes you feel good while you are doing the behaviour.
If you are already seeing a doctor, psychotherapist or counsellor regarding your problem then it may be appropriate for me to consult with them.
Trichotillomania (TTM) This mainly affects girls, and is the act of pulling out one's hair. Sometimes there may be underlying trauma that started the behaviour, and if so my aim would be to resolve the underlying issues before helping you programme your mind to replace the old negative habit of hair-pulling with a new positive response or behaviour. I recommend you allow for at least three sessions. If you'd like to stop pulling your hair just contact us
Nail Biting (or Nail Picking) "I'd been biting my nails for many, many years. They looked quite unsightly. Then I made a decision that it no longer looked professional. I tried to stop biting my nails by using willpower, but I found that when I was watching TV I had my hand to my mouth without even thinking about it. And when I felt anxious I would bite my nails and only realise I was doing it once my nails had been chewed." The above is a common example of what most nail biters experience. Yet, nail biting can be one of the easiest habits to break. Often in just one session, together with a follow up cd for you to listen to. I've seen many nail biters over the years. Most bite their nails out of habit. Often there are no underlying traumatic events that need resolving. And habits respond very well to hypnotherapy. Just contact us if you'd like help to stop biting your nails (or stop picking them).
Bruxism Bruxism is the grinding of teeth, often taking place during sleep. This is an unconscious behaviour, and likely to be related to stress. I would use hypnotherapy to help you deal with stress and help train the subconscious mind to release stress in ways other than grinding of the teeth. So if you'd like help to overcome bruxism, just contact us
Selective Eating Disorder Are you eating your greens? If you have a problem eating certain fruit or vegetables then I can help you overcome your problem, in a similar way I help people overcome other irrational fears. A problem you may have had for most of your life could be overcome in just minutes using hypnotherapy and NLP. Please call or email for more information.