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Clinical Hypnotherapy - Frequently asked questions

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What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is safe, natural and is the process of inducing a trance which you may have experienced in day to day life. Hypnotherapy is when hypnosis is used in or with therapy to promote change and healing from within. 

Can I be made to do something against my will?

No. Whilst in trance, clients are aware of themselves and their surroundings and able to terminate the trance at any point.

While the conscious mind is rested direct acces is enabled to the subconscious mind so that positive changes can be made to thought patterns, habits and areas that have previously had a mental/physical negative impact in the clients life.

Our conscious mind is rational and we are aware of ourselves and our thoughts. The unconscious mind is beyond our awareness and where our habits, irrational thoughts and impulses are seated. 

Why should I choose a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist?

If you are going to consult a hypnotherapist, it is in your best interest to make sure that the therapist you choose meets such standards. Therapists who are members of HCA professional associations  have agreed to abide by industry standards and the code of conduct of the association to which they belong as well as those of the peak body, HCA.  Choosing a therapist who is a member of a HCA  member association protects you as a consumer of health services.

These professional associations provide accountability for therapists and serve as an avenue of recourse and arbitration for clients. They also ensure that therapists are professionally qualified and the associations provide ongoing training and professional supervision for members.

Hypnotherapists who are not members of professional associations may not have recognised training or, their training may also be inadequate and may have been provided more for personal development than for professional practice. Many non-qualified hypnotherapists are individuals with an interest in hypnosis, or who may have experienced a trauma and use this as their qualification for helping others.

What can clinical hypnotherapy be used for?


There are many areas that hypnotherapy can help. Below are some examples which are not limited:

  • stress and anxiety

  • smoking cessation

  • healthy weight management 

  • confidence (public speaking, exams, promotions etc.)

  • self-esteem

  • motivation (sport, 

  • phobias (flying, needles, animals, dental etc)

  • management of medical complaints such as chronic pain, IBS

How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?

Whilst it would be great to state a definite number, the number and frequency of sessions depend on the nature and severity of the problem(s), client's motivation, goals of therapy and also if these change during the course of therapy.

The therapy provided is individual to each unique client, not depersonalised scripts for 'one size fits all' issues that don't recognise the client's personality, traits, and life experience.


Contact the clinic to arrange a free informal confidential phone call

Please note an assessment of suitability will be made before our first meeting.

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