How many sessions will I need?

In many cases, three to six appointments are sufficient, however, it can vary from person to person. A key part of each session will be the opportunity to discuss progress with the hypnotherapist to ensure each session benefits you the most.


How long is each session?

Sessions are around an hour, or slightly longer. The fee is per session, not per hour, so however long your appointment takes, you will never be asked to pay more.


When are appointments available?

My working hours are 9am-6pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am-2pm on Friday. Please call me to discuss a time that works well for you.


What happens in a hypnotherapy session?

At your first appointment a detailed case history will be taken, and a plan for therapy will be agreed with you. Hypnosis will be explained and you can discuss any questions you have. During the actual hypnosis, you can lie or sit, as you relax deeply and listen to the hypnotherapist.

In subsequent sessions, progress will be discussed, self hypnosis will be taught, and tailored hypnosis will be given.


Will I be asleep/unconscious during the hypnosis?

No, definitely not. Although hypnotherapy talks about sleep, it is ‘hypnotic sleep’ and is not the same as conventional sleep. Hypnosis is a deeply relaxed state, similar to the feelings just as you begin to wake on a morning or fall asleep at night. Most people describe hypnosis as a very pleasant, relaxed sensation.


Will I be under the hypnotherapist’s control?

No one can be made to enter a hypnotic trance against their wishes. Hypnotherapy is a partnership between client and therapist, and you remain in control at all times.


Are you qualified to deliver hypnosis?

As a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have undertaken clinical hypnotherapy training with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH), a highly respected school of hypnosis validated by the University of West London.

My qualifications are: Diploma in Hypnotherapy, and Clinical Hypnosis Certificate of Personal and Professional Development. I have undertaken additional training in hypnotherapy for IBS and also Mindfulness.

I am a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) and adhere to their ethical code of conduct and commitment to Continuing Professional Development each year.

Additional training includes IBS, Mindfulness, Hypnotically Enhanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hypn-ACT), EMDR, Psychotherapy, and Depression.

I am also an examiner for the LCCH.

I hold an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) Check.

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

BSCH Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist in Leeds

Helen Laws Hypnotherapy DHyp BSCH