What happens during an Initial Consultation?

The initial consultation is a free session used by Maddy to collect details from you and to explain what it is she does. She takes some time to explain the mind and why you have been feeling the way you have been.

What happens during a therapy session?

During a usual session you will spend approximately 40 minutes utilising Solution Focused Therapy and 15 minutes solidifying your work on the couch in hypnosis.

What happens during a 2 hour stop smoking session?

During a 2 hour stop smoking session the majority of time is spent explaining why it is you feel you are addicted to nicotine and how to overcome this. Time is spent on the couch solidifying your new non smoking status.

How many sessions will I need?

Solution Focused Therapy is, in its very nature, a brief therapy. Maddy works quickly with clients, but the actual number of sessions will depend on the issue and the client. Once more detailed information is collected during the initial consultation Maddy should have a clearer idea of the approximate number of sessions required.

Can I be made to do something against my will while under hypnosis?

Absolutely not. Your mind will simply not accept any ideas or concepts that it does not deem to be beneficial. A Hypnotherapist has no control whatsoever over your mind and cannot make anyone do anything that is against their morals or beliefs. If you want to get up and leave the room midsession, nothing or no one would be able to stop you. You retain complete control.

Will I speak when under hypnosis?

Maddy does not engage in conversation with clients when they are on the couch but very occasionally she may ask simple yes / no questions.

Will I remember what you have said to me when under hypnosis?

The majority of my clients remember everything that has been said during hypnosis. You will remember everything that you want to remember. Some clients who are comfortable going into a deeper trance may have partial or even total memory loss of their time on the couch.

Will you be able to hypnotise me?

The vast majority of people can be hypnotised easily, after all it is a natural state that you go into a number of times a day such as when preparing for sleep, learning, or day dreaming. Those with an adequate attention span, intelligence and a co-operative attitude rarely experience difficulty. The few who cannot be hypnotised are those who do not want to be or those who cannot concentrate because of very low IQ or certain brain disorders. How deeply you go into hypnosis varies for each individual but it does not really matter, hypnosis can be beneficial even at a very light level. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, in Hypnotherapy the therapist acts simply as a guide.

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a term used to describe the use of hypnotherapy or hypnosis during childbirth. This is a rather vague description of what the Hypnobirthing classes teach couples. The hypnobirthing classes that Maddy runs focuses on the need for relaxation during birthing. If the Mother is relaxed the body can work in the manner it is designed and birthing your child can be a calm, comfortable experience. Please see classes and Childbirth fear for further information.

How much will it cost?

Go to contact & costs for information on pricing.

What do I need to do next?

Firstly, you need to make a firm decision that you are ready to make changes and improvements in your life secondly, call or email maddy (see Contact & Costs) to arrange a free initial consultation and find out how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you.