What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a type of ‘talking therapy’, that combines the use of psychotherapy with hypnosis. As a modern psychotherapeutic approach, 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. Crucially, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy looks at what the client wants to achieve (the solution), rather than at whatever prompted them to seek help. The therapy, depending on circumstances, may include elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), as appropriate.

​What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we all experience at various times and in various depths throughout the day. Many people describe hypnosis as feeling similar to daydreaming, when they are neither fully alert, nor asleep. Hypnosis is usually associated with a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation and this can be part of the therapy, however not all hypnosis nor Hypnotherapy involves relaxation in the traditional sense. During hypnosis insight can be gained through a new perspective and adjustments can be made to limiting beliefs that have influenced or directed the client’s life, sometimes resulting in radical change or gentle differences that increase positively over time.

Will I lose control under hypnosis?

No. Hypnosis is a state of focused attention, similar to when you are absorbed in a book, film, sport or craft. You have the ability to emerge from hypnosis at any time if you wish. The more often you choose to go into hypnosis, the easier it is to relax into the process.

​How long is each session?

The initial consultation is 1 hour. A general therapy session (every session following the initial consultation) is approximately 50 minutes. Smoking cessation, a one-off session, is 120 minutes. Relaxation sessions are 30 minutes.

​I am unable to travel to Cirencester/live too far away to see you in person. Can I still book a session with you?

Yes. Sessions are available online via Microsoft Teams. You do not need a Teams account to access the session, you can join as a guest.

​How do I pay?

Payments are made in advance, via bank transfer. If your session is in person, you may pay on the day (cash or bank transfer) prior to the session commencing.

​Do I need to bring anything?

If you would like, you may bring a pillow and blanket to the session to make yourself more comfortable. You may also like to bring a drink with you.

​Are there bathroom facilities at the practice?


​Where can I park?

There is private, off-road parking available at the practice address.