What can it be used for?

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have over 10 years experience working with clients. I have treated many clients for behavioural, physiological and psychological issues; child birth, anxiety, depression, anger management, weight loss, stop smoking and panic attacks to name a few.

It can be highly effective in helping alleviate physical, emotional and mental health issues, boosting confidence and self-esteem, dealing effectively with addictions, sleep problems, and weight control issues.  Hypnotherapy can also help to enhance performance and achievement in a multitude of disciplines, including business, education and sports. In fact, hypnotherapy can be used to improve almost all areas of human activity.


How does it work?

Hypnosis results in the client entering a trance like state, awareness of the outside world fades gradually.  The client’s attention becomes more focused on the words of the therapist. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed, and the subconscious mind is revealed.  Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness in which the client becomes more receptive to suggestions and changes in attitude, which enable them to face up to or deal with outstanding and troublesome aspects of their life.  This frees them from negative restrictions that they themselves have accepted within their personality.

Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome.


Wondering what the session will be like?

At the beginning of the session I will invite you to talk about the changes you want to make and may ask quite a lot of questions about you and your life circumstances. This is a lot like a traditional counselling session, and everything you say will be kept confidential except for safeguarding concerns.

I will then ask you to make yourself comfortable in a chair, or to lie on a couch if you feel comfortable doing this. You can then simply listen quietly while I talk to you. Using relaxation techniques, I will assist you in entering a trance like state. You will be able to respond to me and understand every word that I say to you. You won’t lose control or become unconscious, and you cannot be made to do anything against your will.


If you would like an appointment with Lorraine at Heswall Hills Counselling Centre  please get in touch.