What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a state of deep relaxation and focus. It utilises the “trance” state, to allow greater access to your subconscious mind. This is where your behavioural patterns and responses are stored.

It is during this wonderfully relaxed state where the therapist can use positive affirmations and suggestions to help change unwanted, negative patterns of behaviour and reinforce positive ones. You are fully awake at all times and are aware of your surroundings and always in control.

At any point during the session you are be able to open your eyes, stand up and end the session. The chances are though, that you wouldn’t want to, as most people report that it is the most relaxed they’ve felt in a very long time. Or ever!

The truth is, we all go into a hypnotic state many times a day. For example, have you ever driven to work and not remembered the journey? That’s a hypnotic state. Perhaps you’ve sat watching TV and found yourself staring at the screen, aware of the sights and sounds but not consciously taking it all in? That’s a hypnotic state, too.

The following lists represent some of the major areas I work with using solution focused hypnotherapy. The list is not exhaustive, so please give me a call or email me if you need further information. Please note, the client needs to be willing to work with me and some changes in lifestyle may be discussed. Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process. Generally, the more work clients put in, the faster they’ll be able to see progress.

I have significant experience working with clients to bring about positive change.


Anxiety is one of the primary issues clients come to see me with. These issues are an ever increasing problem in today’s busy world.

Man lay on a bed feeling depressed

Low mood / Depression

There are a huge variety of symptoms from depression. It can cause intense physical symptoms as well as mental ones. Depression and low mood can be truly debilitating but, just by being here, you’ve decided to make a step towards the positive.

Scales and a tape measure

Weight management

Understanding our attitudes to eating and exercise is very important. We can discuss these together during your initial consultation. With the power of hypnosis, as well as some simple practical steps, together we can help you change any unhealthy patterns you may have with food or drink and help you to feel empowered towards living a healthier and happier life.

Ashtray full of cigarettes

Smoking cessation

Many people continue to smoke because they believe it will be extremely difficult, or even impossible to quit. By removing that obstacle and guiding you to a positive outlook on your journey to putting down those cigarettes, you can quit for good.

Man suffering with trauma

PTSD / Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very frightening, stressful, or distressing events.

Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt.

Alcohol & Substance addiction

Addictions rarely form overnight. Instead they can become insidious, slowly affecting our daily lives to the point where we feel we can’t cope without them.

Whether it’s complete cessation or regaining a healthy relationship with alcohol, I can help.

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Sleep issues
  • Phobias
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pain management
  • Sports performance
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Professional Speaking
  • Confidence
  • Pain Management
  • Habits & Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Motivation
  • Exam nerves
  • Driving test nerves

If you have anything else you’d like to work on, please don’t hesitate to contact me.