Frequently Asked Questions
The number of sessions required depends upon the treatment and your individual circumstances. The treatment pages on this website give a guide as to the number of sessions usually required. Please contact Helen for further advice.
There is no time limit. Most therapists have a 3 month time limit, but with Helen you are welcome to come back anytime even if it is 5 years or more since your initial session. For more detail about Helen’s Stop Smoking Package visit the stop smoking page.
Helen does offer other treatments; please contact Helen for a confidential discussion.
Helen offers a free telephone consultation. Also the first session usually lasts longer to give time to discuss your issues and for Helen to explain hypnotherapy to you, if after the first half hour you don’t feel comfortable or feel that hypnotherapy isn’t for you, then you can leave without any charge, else you continue into a full chargeable session.
For current fees and payment details please visit the fees page. The fees for online and face to face sessions are the same.
Payments can be made by cash and online banking. See the fees page for more details.
Yes. Just because hypnotherapy hasn’t worked for you in the past it doesn’t mean it won’t work for you now. Helen has seen many people in this situation and they have still stopped smoking in just one session.
Yes. Most people that come for hypnosis to stop smoking have already tried: willpower, patches, chewing gum, NHS classes, champix, inhalers, e cigarettes, Allen Carr and zyban and failed but then stopped smoking in one session of hypnosis.
Yes. It is perfectly safe for pregnant women to be hypnotised.
All the treatments are done on a one-to-one basis as they are tailored to each client’s individual needs. However you can book back to back sessions so you can arrive together, there are comfortable waiting facilities so you can wait for each other.
As a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy it is against their code of ethics to publish testimonials.
As a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy it is against their code of ethics to quote success rates.
No. You are awake and alert, aware of everything that is happening.
No. You are in control. The client remains in control of their thoughts and behaviour at all times with you being the ‘Captain’ and the therapist being the ‘Navigator’.
You can. Everyone can. As long as you wish to enter hypnosis you will.
Yes. Not to be confused with stage Hypnosis, Clinical Hypnosis is absolutely safe, respectful and confidential.
No. Most of the time you’ll remain silent but even if you do speak, you won’t say anything you didn’t want your therapist to know as you will remain in control of your thoughts, actions and behaviour.
Hypnosis is a deep state of mental relaxation.
Once a hypnotic state has been reached, the subconscious mind can then absorb information, suggestion and other content, which can bring about therapeutic changes.
Hypnotherapy works by you allowing communication with your subconscious mind – the part of your mind that controls your habits, emotions and behaviour.
Unlike many other forms of therapy and counseling that produce results in months or even years, hypnotherapy communicates suggestions and alternative behaviours directly to your subconscious mind, meaning that changes can take place very rapidly.
Hypnosis is not magic but it can have magical results!
Please note results may vary.