Frequently Asked Questions:

How long do Hypnotherapy sessions usually last?

All Professional Hypnotherapy Sessions, whether in-person or online last between 45-90 minutes. I have flexible time slots available including evening and weekend to suit the needs of my clients.

How many Hypnotherapy sessions will I need?

The amount of hypnotherapy sessions you’ll require varies depending on the exact nature and severity of the issue.

As a guide: for effective, long lasting change, most problems can be resolved and GONE in 3 – 6 sessions. All plans are tailored specifically to fit your individual needs, circumstances & aspirations.

Real, positive change can (and often does) happen from the very first session.

Can I see you in person?

Yes, I provide both in person and online hypnotherapy sessions. In person sessions are held in a private therapy treatment room in Bournemouth, BH10 area. Please message me for details.

Are you Qualified to do this?

Yes, I have undertaken many years of training in Hypnosis as well as in complimentary therapies like Mindfulness, Meditation and Counseling. I hold a BA (hons) Social Science degree, as well as diplomas in Clinical Hypnosis and Professional Hypnotherapy. I am a member of a professional hypnosis association and follow their guidelines.

What Happens during a hypnotherapy session?

All online & in-person hypnotherapy sessions are like a collaborative conversation. We’ll talk about your thoughts, feelings, behavior and emotions and help you gain a deeper understanding of what’s driving them.

Sessions may also contain processes such as visualization, guided imagery, emotional freedom technique and mindful breathing practice.

Can I be Hypnotized?

Yes. Hypnosis is a skill we can all access, practice and develop. It involves you utilizing and developing your natural ability to focus and engage your imagination.

It’s also something you can become better and better at through practice.

What's Hypnosis actually like?

People report differing sensations as it’s an individual experience. You may at times feel like you’re floating on a cloud, at other times you may feel as though you’re deeply relaxed, while at at other times you may not be consciously aware of anything at all.

It’s easier to say what it’s not: It’s Not sleep, or trance, or trickery. It’s not woo-woo or playing pretend. It’s not about losing control or hacking your mind.

It IS a safe & effective modality which has been used for hundreds of years to facilitate powerful positive change in people’s lives.

Is it Mind Control?

No, and also Yes. It’s about You taking control of your own mind, and learning to control the thoughts, sensations and emotions which may currently feel out of control or beyond your control.

Ask yourself this; how in control do you currently feel? Would you like to have more control of your emotions, your thoughts, or your habits? If the answer is yes, then Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help you achieve this.

Does Hypnotherapy work for Depression?

Yes. Relaxation and the ability to reduce stress levels are key to reducing the effects of depression and in breaking the cycle of depression. Hypnosis can be utilized to achieve deep levels of relaxation. The other key points of intervention for lifting depression fast are improving sleep quality, building interpersonal skills, quietening the critical inner voice and addressing unmet needs – Hypnosis is also excellent for supporting these positive changes. And the statistics say that effective therapy is more likely to prevent future episodes than ‘other’ treatments.

Ask me about my eight week online hypnotherapy program to lift depression.

Can Hypnosis be used for Sport Performance Anxiety?

Whether it’s perfecting that Golf swing, or taking the perfect shot, or getting into the zone for the match the one critical difference between success and failure is Control. Control of emotions, control of mental focus, control of your Inner state. Imagine what it would be like to have the ability to have total control, total confidence, total calm – in an instant. Imagine what it would be like if you could soothe emotions like anxiety, fear and frustration which affect performance and lead to self sabotage.

This is why so many top sports performers look to hypnosis to give them the edge. It’s the difference which makes the difference.

So, how much does it cost?

Pay for individual sessions as you go, or I offer discounted blocks of prepaid sessions. Which is right for you depends on your individual circumstances, your individual aims and the level of support you will need.

I’m always happy to have a conversation about finding the right help and correct support for you. In the first instances please get in touch for a no obligation conversation where we can discuss the right support for you to overcome your Performance Anxiety issues.

How do I book a hypnotherapy session?

To get in touch or discuss Anxiety, Hypnotherapy and to book any session, please click the link to arrange a free introduction phone call, or email me directly at

You can also find me / message me on Facebook @thecalmhypnotist

(I will usually reply to emails and DMs within a few hours, or as soon as I’m available.)