My Hypnotherapy Practice
Question: When should a hypnotherapist not use hypnosis? Answer: Hypnotherapy should not be used on clients with heart disorders, a history of brain damage, a fitted pacemaker. Other conditions (where hypnotherapy should not be used) include: a recent history of epilepsy or fits, a history of drug abuse, a history of E.C.T in the last 4 years. ALWAYS consult your own Doctor or relevant NHS professional if you have any doubts.
Question: Do you belong to any recognised professional bodies? Answer: I am a member (MAPHP) of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and having met the criteria am also a Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) holding the Registration Number 001203-L10. CNCH is the one of the leading UK regulators for many complementary health care practitioners including hypnotherapists as recommended by the Department of Health. I am also officially registered with the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners set up by the NHS Trusts Association (NHSTA) and an accredited Member ( MNRPC Acc) of the National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (UK).
Question: How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need? Answer: Most therapy treatments show progress after one session, usually long lasting effects take two to five sessions. The "Stop Smoking Session" is a single two hour therapy session where the hypnotherapist works on the client's motivation and doubts about stopping smoking using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for the first hour.
Question: Where is your private practice based? Answer: My private practice is based in Egham High Street within two minutes walking distance from Egham Train Station. See locations page for further detailed information. I carry out my cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions there as well as my clinical hypnotherapy and counselling therapy sessions.
Question: Do you use hypnotherapy alongside your use of virtual reality exposure therapy? Answer: Hypnotherapy for treating phobias has traditionally been used as a therapy option for decades so I find that using the two treatments together works extremely effectively for treating Agoraphobia, Claustrophobia, Acrophobia, Arachnaphobia, Amaxophobia, etc.
Question: Apart from feeling relaxed mentally and physically are there any other sensations in a hypnotherapy session? Answer: The signs and symptoms the hypnotherapist would be looking for in the therapy session include, rapid eye movement (REM), eyelids fluttering, eyes watering, slurred speech, muscle jerks, tummy rumbling and deep relaxed breathing. Under hypnotherapy the key things clients may feel are a slight tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, slow heart rate, heavy limbs and a sensation of floating or sinking.
Question: Does hypnotherapy actually work? Answer: Most definitely if it has these key factors ; good rapport between the therapist and client, faith and belief in the therapist and therapy and motivation to succeed on the part of the client.
Question: How long is a hypnotherapy session? Answer: Stop smoking is a one off two hour therapy session that combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and clinical hypnotherapy. A hypnotherapy session for an issue such as panic attacks or phobias would normally expected to be an hour. This would consist of 30 to 40 minutes of hypnotherapy and the remaining therapy time being reserved for information and feedback shared between therapist and client.
Question: There is a question that I have regarding clinical hypnotherapy that is not listed here: can I contact you via phone or email? Answer: I welcome any queries regarding myself as a therapist and therapy sessions and the many issues and problems that I deal with. This is not a commitment to book a session but an opportunity for us to have an informal chat before making up your mind as to whether that I am the hypnotherapist that best suits your need.
"With 20 years of clinical expertise in mental health Simon practises as a hypnotherapist in Egham, Hounslow, Heathrow Airport, Staines, Ashford in Middlesex, Stanwell, Laleham, Bedfont, Feltham, Windsor, Wentworth, Virginia Water, Englefield Green, Wraysbury, Thorpe Park, Woking, Colnbrook, Chertsey, Sunbury, Ascot, Eton, Addlestone, Richmond upon Thames, Twickenham, Slough, Shepperton, Datchet, Winkfield, Cranbourne, Whitely Village, Windlesham, Hampton, Hanworth, Hythe End, Clewer, Southall, Isleworth, West Molesy, Esher, Wexham Court, Richings Park, Cranford, Harlington, Harmondsworth, Bray, uk and surrounding areas in 2018."
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