What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a natural complementary therapy used by a qualified hypnotherapist to help their client bring on intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behaviour by altering their state of consciousness.

In a typical hypnotherapy session, the hypnotherapist will ask the client questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle and the change they are wishing to make in their life. The hypnotherapist and client will discuss the changes or goals that they wish to achieve and agree on a treatment plan together. To put it simply hypnotherapy re-programs the subconscious mind to change its belief system surrounding the thoughts and behaviors that is causing the distress to the client.

Hypnotherapy is widely used for all psychosomatic disorders. (i.e. those mental and emotional states which actually produce physical symptoms)

In a nutshell, hypnotherapy can generally help with any problem you’re finding hard to handle on your own – thoughts and actions you’d like to banish or acquire, or emotional suffering that is too overwhelming or has gone on too long. Some physical problems can also be treated effectively by hypnotherapy.

What can Hypnotherapy Treat?

This is not an exhaustive list, but is designed to give you an idea of the range of conditions that can be helped by hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a natural state of heightened awareness, where you are able to open your mind to beneficial suggestions and where you can make use of your imagination to help make positive changes in your life.

Alcoholism MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
Anger Management Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Asthma Pain Control
Weight Loss Panic Attacks
Childbirth (‘Hypnobirthing’) Stammering
Confidence/Motivation/Self Esteem Phobias (fear of flying, spiders, etc)
Depression Psoriasis
Drug Addiction Sexual Abuse
Eating Disorders Sexual Problems
Eczema Sports / Work Performance
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Migraine
Insomnia Smoking Cessation
M.E Stress / Anxieties


If you suffer from epilepsy, schizophrenia or clinical depression, you should consult your GP before approaching a hypnotherapist.