Frequently Asked Questions

How long does therapy last?

A committed and motivated client is likely to achieve their realistic goals. It should be noted that a cure is not guaranteed and it would not be ethical to make such a claim. A guide to therapy duration and the number of sessions required will be provided at the initial consultation. However, this will be regularly reviewed during your therapy and any changes to this will be discussed with you.

Smoking cessation is one double session of up to 2 hours.

Is hypnotherapy age dependent?

Children, teenagers, adults and seniors can all benefit from hypnotherapy if they have a problem they are committed to resolving.

What can hypnotherapy be used for?

Hypnotherapy can be used for the alleviation of many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. Phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy and anyone suffering from panic attacks or obsessional compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, stress related problems e.g. insomnia, can benefit. Conditions exacerbated by anxiety e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, eczema or asthma respond well. Hypnosis can also be used to relieve pain and reduce the need for painkillers; it can help people overcome addictions to smoking and alcoholism. Hypnotherapy can help blushing, exam nerves, feelings of worthlessness, nail biting, nightmares, public speaking nerves, relationship issues, tinnitus, high blood pressure, conscious fixation on automatic bodily processes and much more.

What can I expect at the initial consultation?

During the initial consultation you will be asked what it is that has brought you to therapy and what you would like to achieve. A short personal and medical history will be taken and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. An understanding of how the brain works is given in the context of the problem for which you are seeking therapy. The meeting will last up to 1 hour and will end with the next session being booked.

What can I expect at weekly sessions?

Progress is discussed during each session where you will be asked about improvements since your last appointment. A review of how the brain works will follow, using the information about yourself you have provided as a context. The second half of the session will be devoted to hypnosis.

Whilst the hypnotic state might resemble sleep from a physical point of view, from a mental standpoint you will be relaxed and perhaps more alert than you would otherwise be. You will remain in a comfortable state where you can think, talk and even move about if necessary. All clients are unique and can experience hypnosis in their own way.

Each session ends with payment being taken and the next session being booked.

How do I pay?

Each session will last up to 60 minutes (smoking cessation up to 120 minutes) and will be charged at the fee as stated on www.hypno.co.uk. Fees are payable at the end of each session, either in cash or by debit/credit card. Fees may be subject to change, however all fees will be agreed upon prior to the commencement of therapy.

A non refundable 50% deposit for smoking cessation therapy must be paid at least 48 hours in advance of the session. Payment is made over the phone or via bank transfer. Please contact Hypnotherapy with Nick by phone on 0117 901 2282 or by email nick@hypno.co.uk to request bank details when paying via bank transfer.

What is your cancellation policy?

For standard weekly sessions a minimum 24 hours’ notice of cancellation is required. For smoking cessation sessions a minimum 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is required. Cancellation can be made either by calling Hypnotherapy with Nick on 0117 901 2282 or emailing nick@hypno.co.uk. Cancellation without the required minimum notice will incur a fee.

Full fees will be applicable for appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours’ notice. Any request for a refund of a deposit or advance payment of sessions cancelled prior to the agreed 24 hours’ notice (48 hours’ notice for smoking cessation) will be made by direct payment to your bank account within 5 working days of the date of request.

In the unlikely event Hypnotherapy with Nick will be required to cancel your session, as much notice as possible will be given. If this notice is less than 24 hours you will be entitled to a full refund of any deposit or fees paid for the cancelled session or a rescheduled appointment will be offered at the earliest possible opportunity.