Does Hypnotherapy Really Work? Is it Different from Hypnosis?


Hypnosis is a brought-about state of relaxation, similar to daydreaming.

It is a perfectly natural state which we all access on a daily basis, but unlike sleeping, there is a heightened mental awareness.

It is a state in which your conscious mind relaxes and your subconscious mind ‘takes over’.

And because your subconscious mind is more open to suggestion, this makes hypnosis an ideal tool for hypnotherapy because it means therapists can suggest positive change for you, the client.

Clinical hypnosis should not be confused with ‘stage hypnosis’, which involves using highly suggestible members of an audience for entertainment purposes.

With clinical hypnosis, no-one can be made to do, or say, anything that they would not wish to say, or do, in normal wakeful awareness. And you always wake up after the experience.

Other examples from life where your subconscious mind ‘takes over’ include: driving a car, riding a bike, brushing your teeth, reading a book or perhaps watching TV.


Hypnotherapy is a therapy undertaken with a client who is in hypnosis, and is also often called ‘clinical hypnosis’.

A hypnotherapy session involves inducing hypnosis, then using carefully constructed suggestions to influence your thought processes or behaviours. This can support patients in their efforts to overcome a range of problems. All treatments are discussed with you upfront, so you have complete control. And you choose the goals you want to achieve.

If you would like a FREE initial consultation, to evaluate goals, number of sessions, and therapeutic techniques, this offer is available when
you get in touch.

At all times, enquiries and sessions are completely confidential.

On occasion, you may be asked to get written medical consent from your GP before hypnosis sessions can be undertaken. This will be made clear to you at consultation if this is necessary.