Questions & Answers

Questions and answers about hypnotherapy at Clevedon Hypnotherapy Centre.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural mental state whereby an individual, with an analyst, through verbal induction assumes a physical state of meditative relaxation combined with a heightened self awareness, within the context of trust.

Can everybody be hypnotised?

Yes. The misconception persists that there are people that cannot be hypnotised.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis is completely relaxing and common sensations can include feeling heavy or light. Others have described the feeling as though they were in a comfortable meditative state. Almost invariably it’s described as a pleasant experience.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis combined with deep relaxation to help people with many kinds of emotional or psychological problems and the habits that may result. Post-hypnotic suggestion may also be used during hypnotherapy to enhance the positive results.

Is hypnosis all about mind control?

Definitely not. Our professionalism and strict code of ethics means that you need not worry anyway. You will never feel ‘out of control’, nor will you be asleep during the session. You’ll even be surprised by how much you remember of the session.

Can hypnosis impart false memories?

Again, definitely not. Hypnoanalysis and hypnotherapy have nothing to do with either mind control or implanting false memories.

Are drugs or tablets used?

No, none whatsoever.

Will my ability to work or drive after each session be impared?

No, you will be able to drive and return to work immediately after each session.

Do you offer a free initial consultation?

Yes. I would like to meet you and discuss your case in complete privacy and it usually lasts about 30 to 40 minutes. After the free consultation there is no obligation. A consultation is not usually required for smoking cessation.

How much do your sessions cost?

This depends on the nature and type of the session. Please see my schedule of fees stated here.

If I seldom relax how can I be hypnotised?

In a calm and peaceful environment I will be able to help you achieve a state of complete relaxation.

How many visits will I need?

After the free initial consultation, we will look at your individual circumstances and decide roughly how many treatment sessions are likely to be necessary. For straightforward suggestion therapy (quitting smoking, pre-exam jitters, etc) only 1 session is usually needed. For analytical hypnotherapy (hypnoanalysis) generally 6 to 10 sessions, once a week will be required.

Do you do home visits?

I do not make home visits. All consultations and sessions are conducted from my private office.

What days do you work?

Monday through Saturday. Sunday appointments are available.

Should I need therapy, can I deal just with you?

Yes. I deal with all bookings and appointments myself, either over the phone or email and this ensures confidentiality.

How do I book an appointment or consultation?

To make an appointment call 07834225680 anytime between 9 AM and 6 PM seven days a week between 9 AM and 6 PM seven days a week. Weekend appointments are available. Ron has helped people from all walks of life from Bristol, Bath, Nailsea, Portishead, Cheddar, Glastonbury, Exeter, Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, Bridgewater, Wells, Frome, Trowbridge and many other places throughout the south west.

While I’m with clients you might reach my answering service, but please leave a message. Your concerns are important to me and I will contact you myself as soon as possible. I make all appointments myself and you won’t need to speak with anyone else.