Initial Consultation and Assessment
No hypnosis takes place during our initial consultation. This is a very important session, giving you information that will be extremely helpful to kick start your therapy. The initial consultation session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. I would hope to get an understanding of why you are seeking therapy, what you feel you need from the process and what you would like to get out of it.
I will then explain my version of how the brain works. We will also talk through our agreement which will include the expected number of sessions required, the regular weekly session time, payment, confidentiality and the cancellation policy.
Hypnotherapy is a joint effort rather than a magic wand. It is very important to understand that a commitment and determination to make positive change is required on your part, in order to maximise the success of any treatment program. Hypnosis and the accompanying therapy can be enormously powerful but only in combination with this determination. Results may vary depending on the individual and their commitment to the process. Listening to the relaxation CD/MP3 as advised in between clinical sessions is absolutely necessary.
It is important that you arrive on time for your sessions. If your session needs to be curtailed due to your late arrival then the session fee remains payable in full.
As with all complementary therapies, you should seek advice from your GP if you feel you have a medical condition.
Initial Consultation & Assessment - £50 - Prepayment may be required at certain times to secure the date in the diary.
Session includes information gathering, an explanation of the brain, what hypnotherapy is and what the goals for therapy are – this lasts up to an hour.
This session always includes a complimentary relaxation CD or MP3 for you to listen to. (No hypnosis takes place in this session).
Session Fees - £70 – These happen weekly for the duration of our working together. Sessions last approx. 50 mins.
Smoking Cessation – A one-off 120 mins session for helping to quit smoking is £200
For Stop Smoking sessions I ask for a non-refundable deposit of £125 payable via PayPal or bank transfer, payable at the time of booking, to secure the appointment.
Subject to terms and conditions.
No discounts apply.
Payment can be made by card (in person), cash or by BACS bank transfer.
You are very welcome to contact me via phone or email to talk through how hypnotherapy can help you or ask any questions. If you would like to know whether your problem or issue can be effectively helped with hypnotherapy, then please do get in touch.
You can book an Initial Consultation and Assessment by calling 07970 686201 between 9 am and 5 pm Mon-Fri by calling - If the answerphone comes on then please do leave me a message and I will call you back as soon as I am able.
All phones are switched off at 5 pm each weekday evening and at weekends. Answerphone service operates out of hours.
*Please note that by booking an appointment with me you are agreeing to my cancellation policy terms and conditions. Please familiarise yourself with the details below.
Booking any appointment confirms that you are familiar with, have read and understood and agree to the terms and conditions.
All cancellations should be made preferably verbally via telephone (Absolutely fine if it goes through to voicemail); email or text messages may be accepted but this is not a recommended method of contact.
I ask that you give me a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for cancellation or change of regular appointments / 4 working days for ‘Stop Smoking’ sessions.
(Messages may not be picked up on Saturday and Sunday)
If you fail to arrive for your appointment, the full fee will still be payable within 24 hours.
Please do bear in mind that appointments missed or rescheduled/cancelled without giving the appropriate notice do not allow me time to offer the appointment to another client.
Missed sessions due to sickness, illness, others’ illness or breaks in therapy:
Hypnotherapy is most effective when you are seen regularly therefore repeated rescheduling or cancellations may result in my reassessing your needs and discussing with you the effectiveness of therapy and subsequently the possibility of ending our therapeutic relationship.
No refunds are given once the therapy has been carried out. There are no refunds on hypnosis downloads and audios.
Data protection & confidentiality
I am fully compliant with the latest GDPR regulation and am registered as with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) I will not disclose any personal information to third parties, except where required by law, without your express consent unless I believe that you present a danger to yourself or others.
All information you share with me is held in the utmost confidence, you will be treated in a friendly, respectful and professional manner, per the code of ethics issued by the professional bodies to which I belong; AfSFH, NCH & CNHC.
These terms and conditions will be supplied by text or email before your appointment is booked and paid for and a paper copy is supplied to you at the initial consultation and assessment. The therapy agreement and consent form must be signed, dated and held on your file before any formal treatment begins.