The first time you meet me, we will have an initial consultation. You can tell me a little about yourself and what you want from your time with me. I will describe some of the science that explains how your brain is behaving in a way that is unhelpful to you, and answer any questions you might have.
After the initial consultation, we will meet once a week for hypnotherapy. We will talk things through – talking about your week and how you can move forward. Then you can get nicely relaxed in a therapeutic trance. The trance will give you access to your unconscious mind, which will help you enormously. My clients really enjoy this part.
In trance, you become very relaxed, allowing your unconscious mind to find new pathways and new ways of behaving. You are totally in control and can come out of trance whenever you want to. Most people enjoy the trance so much that they are very happy to stay in it for as long as possible. It is a very relaxing and positive experience.
People ask me how many sessions are needed. With the exception of quitting smoking (which I do in one longish session), my clients vary in how long they want to stay. Solution focused hypnotherapy is generally quicker other forms of therapy, but the time taken varies from a few weeks to a few months.
“Working with Tim has really saved me from myself!” – KH
The therapy does not only happen when you are with me. At the initial consultation, I will also give you a relaxation audio track to listen to every night (when it is time to go to sleep). You may also take away a task to do between sessions. This will also be an important part of the process.