FAQ’s

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How many sessions will be needed?

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Most therapy takes just a few sessions. It depends upon the nature and depth of the problem as well as your own personal rate of response.

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How long does a session last?

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Each session lasts for about one-and-a-half hours.

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Is there any commitment?

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No. You come as many times as you want. There is no forward commitment and no pressure is exerted. It is your therapy and you remain in control at all times.

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How does hypnosis work?

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Ericksonian hypnosis works with your unconscious, the part of your mind that creates your dreams and allows you to fantasise. In therapy we enlist the help of your unconscious mind to find a solution to your problem that you find satisfying and compelling. Then the mind learns how to use the solution to change aspects of you that were causing the problem. This is a newer form of hypnosis that is most pleasant and effective. Unlike older forms of hypnotherapy, there are no standardised treatments. Therapy is built around you, out of your personal dreams, desires and interests. It feels perfectly natural and is enthusiastically embraced by your unconscious mind, leading to satisfying outcomes.

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What is UKCP?

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This is the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, a body set up and inaugurated in the House of Lords to regulate all forms of psychotherapy in the UK. It sets minimum standards for psychotherapy training and ensures that all approved therapists have been properly trained, have undergone a minimum of two years clinical supervision after completing their training and they undertake regular professional updating. Many GPs only recommend UKCP-registered psychotherapists. To find out more take a look at the website www.psychotherapy.org.uk. Don has been a member of UKCP for more than 20 years.