At the first session I will ask you about your presenting problem and together we will decide on the target outcome for your treatment. The length of treatment will be discussed (whether one session or several). I will then take a detailed ‘case history’ of the circumstances and history of the particular problem you need help with, to help with the formulation of an efficient treatment strategy or hypnotic script. The first session will take about 80 minutes. All follow up sessions are 50 minutes long. Treatment for smoking cessation lasts for up to 2 hours please see further details.
I will also explain the process of hypnosis and how it is used in my therapy to help you make changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. There may be some preliminary testing and practice before starting the full treatment (either immediately or in a subsequent session).