Clinical Hypnotherapy Sessions


Pain Management

The use of hypnotherapy has been very effective as an adjunctive treatment within individualised pain management regimes. It can be used for acute, chronic and cancer pain.

Implementation of a variety of hypnotic techniques can enable an individual to make positive changes towards their response to the pain experienced and management of symptoms and expectations. Hypnotherapy empowers individuals to take control and work towards a better quality of life.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Irritable Bowel Disease (Gastrointestinal conditions)

Hypnotherapy has been widely used in the treatment and management of gastrointestinal conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recognises hypnotherapy as an effective psychological intervention, especially when an individual’s symptoms are unresponsive to pharmacological treatments.

Anxiety/Stress/Low Confidence

Hypnotherapy can facilitate identification of an individual’s root cause for feelings of anxiety, stress or low confidence. By setting goals and using an array of hypnotic techniques, the individual can work towards modifying beliefs or behaviours and finding ways to positively resolve inner conflicts.

Hypnobirthing/Antenatal & Postnatal Care

The main principle of Hypnobirthing is to reduce or remove fears associated with childbirth, with the main aim being to promote an easier, calmer, comfortable and positive birthing experience.

Antenatal and Postnatal Hypnotherapy can be used to support expectant parents who may have fears and anxieties relating to forthcoming parenthood and likewise to support the transition into parenthood in the postnatal period.

Habit Control/Weight Management

Hypnotherapy has been successful in assisting individuals to break the cycle involved with a variety of habits/behaviours. Success rates will usually be measured against an individual having the right motivation to make positive changes, particularly when improvement in health is the key trigger.

There are various hypnotic techniques available for use within Weight Management. Again, these will be determined on an individual’s aims, goals and motivation.


Individual beliefs of how to deal with grief and loss are so subjective and can result in both psychological and physical symptoms. Hypnotherapy can facilitate an individual through the process of dealing and/or coming to terms with grief or loss and learn individual coping strategies that will enable them to positively move forward.

How does hypnotherapy work with children?

Imagination in most children and young people is very vivid. An active imagination can be a beneficial resource when undertaking clinical
hypnotherapy as it can assist with connecting to the subconscious mind. Our modern, technological society has exposed the young to life’s trials and tribulations a lot earlier than in previous generations. Therefore undeveloped minds can experience a sense of ‘information overload’ which can effectively make simple decisions harder and more stressful.

It has been noted that the continual bombardment of visual and auditory stimulation in the cyber world is beginning to have some detrimental effects on children and young people. The growing influence of social media has also contributed to the manifestation of heightened levels of anxiety, worry, fear and depression.

Though advanced technology is hugely valuable, it may facilitate internal tension, conflict and negative interactions within families. Simple comparisons can be amplified in the young who may already be struggling with social or educational pressures and as a result, a child or young person may become self-critical, develop reduced levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.

We recognise that this can pose quite a challenge for both parents and healthcare providers and this is where clinical hypnotherapy can be of help. Introducing the use of hypnotic techniques can increase feelings of calm whilst also de-escalating fears, worries and anxieties. Ultimately aiming to promote a positive mind, self-talk and behaviour.

Hypnotherapy sessions with children and young people

The initial consultation is essential for discussing the child or young person’s medical history and it is a requirement to have a parent/guardian present. This consultation establishes the client/therapist relationship. The client’s age will determine how much parental involvement is necessary in any future sessions. If any safeguarding concerns are raised parents will be informed and issues will be appropriately escalated.