Hypnosis FAQ’s


Here are a selection of hypnosis FAQ’s which have been put to me over the years, usually when people contact me to book their first appointment here at Highgate Hypnosis.

If you have any other questions please call: 0208 352 9827

How many sessions will I need?

Of all the frequently asked questions relating to Hypnotherapy I’ve heard, this is probably the most common. The number of sessions required is entirely dependent on the individual and the nature of the problem, and is unique in each case, though it can average between approximately two to ten. However, it is important to note that effective therapy is not a race!

If you genuinely want to free yourself from old patterns of negative thought, feeling and behavior, then Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective and natural methods of self-empowerment and positive transformation available.

What can I expect in the first session?

Each initial session will focus on answering any questions you may have about hypnotherapy, so that you will clearly understand the way it works. Each person will be asked to describe the various symptoms of their particular problems, and how they would ideally like to manage their reactions. This is very important, for as each person is unique, so are the particular stress symptoms that they experience.

Talking openly and in the strictest confidence with the therapist is the first stage of release. Once these discussions have established the features of the individual’s stresses, tensions, worries and frustrations, I will then structure the rest of the sessions specifically to suit your particular needs.

Will I lose control while in hypnosis?

No, absolutely not. In fact hypnotherapy creates a heightened state of awareness, in which you will be in complete control of yourself at all times. However deeply relaxed you may be you will never do or say anything that goes against your moral judgement.

Are there any side effects?

No. hypnotherapy is both a natural and deeply relaxing therapy that helps you to release yourself from negative habits of thought, feeling and behavior. The effect of this kind of release can positively transform, enhance and empower your overall quality of life.

Does hypnotherapy have a good success rate?

Yes, in fact it often works when other forms of therapy have failed. Unlike many other therapies, hypnotherapy doesn’t dwell on a problem but instead focuses on the development of a fresh perspective on the things which may have felt troublesome, and is very much a solution-focused therapy.

Could hypnotherapy be contrary to my religion?

No. Hypnotherapy deals with enhancing the focused use of the mind, and has nothing whatsoever to do with religion, nor will it compromise any religious beliefs.

What is the cost & duration of a session?

The fees for all hypnotherapy sessions are £80. Concessionary rates are available for the elderly or those on a low income (please inform me of your specific circumstances when making your first booking).

Please reserve up to 2 hours for the initial consultation and between 1 and 1.5 hours thereafter.

For appointment bookings call:

0208 352 9827