Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a type of ‘talking therapy’ that combines the use of psychotherapy with hypnosis. Hypnosis or ‘trance’ is a very natural, relaxing state, aided by the use of guided relaxation, where the mind can relax and then focus on thoughts and suggestions that might be useful.

Rooted in the latest developments in neuroscience, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, structured, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. Importantly, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy differs from many other types of therapy in that we look forward at what the client wants to achieve now and in the future rather than back at any painful events that may have occurred in the past.


So what can you expect from a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy session?

During the initial consultation, we discuss what you would like to achieve. I will explain how the brain works, how problems can develop and what can be done to help. I will also provide you with a relaxation track to download and listen to before you go to sleep at night.

Subsequent sessions involve much more than hypnosis. During the first part of the session, we begin by encouraging you to focus on the positive aspects of your week, where you describe what’s been good and we discuss the progress you have made. I’ll then help you to imagine how you would like life to be and small changes that would improve things for you as you move towards your preferred future.

In the second half of the session, I’ll guide you into relaxation and trance, a very natural, easy and pleasant experience. The deep relaxation achieved during trance allows the conscious and the sub-conscious mind to work together to solve problems. The sub-conscious mind is more receptive to beneficial suggestions during trance, which helps us to work together to facilitate the positive changes you are seeking.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to.