Graham C. Lee

­Clinical Hypnotherapy

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What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of focussed attention, normally accompanied by feelings of deep relaxation. In hypnosis, you are not asleep, just in a different and more receptive state of awareness. You remain fully in control and fully aware. Your subconscious mind will be able to accept positive thoughts and ideas more easily.

How Is It Different from Counselling?

Whilst you will talk to the hypnotherapist to describe your problem and then to talk about progress made, much of the work will be done in hypnosis. Thus you can use your subconscious mind or right side of your brain (some people call it their intuition) to help you remain calm even when tackling distressing problems. You will also learn about specific relaxation techniques, including self-hypnosis and use CDs to help you continue resolving your problem in between sessions. Thus, you will eventually gain control for yourself of your problem, rather than relying on a therapist to help you.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Yes, most people can providing:

  •     they wish to be hypnotised, and
  •     they cooperate with the instructions given

Are there any unwanted side effects?

No, only the natural power of your mind is used to relieve symptoms and alter unwanted behaviour patterns. Hypnotherapy is non-addictive and safe with no unwanted or unpleasant side effects.

Will I be in control and aware of what is happening?

Yes, all the time. You do not go ‘out’ or ‘under’ or ‘to sleep’. You are not unconscious; you are in an altered state of consciousness. You can hear everything that is being said. Nothing happens without your consent—you have absolute control. However, you are extremely relaxed.

Could I be influenced to do anything against my will or nature?

Many people fear that when they are in ‘trance’ they will be made to reveal a secret. Be assured that you will not do anything that you do not think is acceptable. You cannot be made to violate your own values or accepted patterns of behaviour. You would either reject the suggestion or come out of the hypnotic trance.

How many sessions will I need?

Smoking cessation may take one or two sessions. More deep rooted problems require more sessions. A free initial 15—20 minute consultation is available to assess the problem and determine your needs and the likely number of sessions.

Hypnotherapy has been the subject of clinical trials in recent years and is now an accepted treatment in many fields including dentistry and certain areas of general practice. So don’t dismiss it out of hand…it could work for you.

What does a hypnotherapy session involve?

I offer a free introductory session to explain the basics, as sometimes people are unsure and may feel a little nervous, especially if they have not experienced hypnotherapy before. At the beginning of the first paid session, I outline the broad structure of the session. This will typically involve: 

  • A short discussion about you and what you want to change
  • An explanation of the hypnosis process and the structure of the session
  • The hypnosis session itself
  • The use of a range of therapeutic techniques, approaches and suggestions based on your needs (not all of which need to use hypnosis)

In some cases clients may take home a voice recording of the session or additional techniques to use later

­Who can benefit?

I provide Hypnotherapy sessions for individual clients of all ages, and for small groups, in order to increase their well-being, and enable them to live happier and more satisfying lives. You may be a busy professional, a home maker, a student, or work in a small business. You may feel under pressure, and be aware of the need to change, and importantly have the motivation to do something about it.

 How do I choose the right hypnotherapist?

A hypnotherapist should be registered with an independent Professional Body, which welcomes hypnotherapists with the right level of training from a range of range of different schools.

The CNCH, The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, was set up by the Department of Health in 2010. The Department of Health recommends that you choose a hypnotherapist that is registered with the CNHC.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy, NCH, is the largest not-for profit hypnotherapy Professional Association in the UK and all members registered with the NCH are given the option to join the CNHC.

A Hypnotherapist should also be registered on the Hypnotherapy Directory. For example,

How can Hypnotherapy help?

It is important to understand that hypnotherapy is not a magic pill. It requires that the client be committed to change and prepared to make the effort to make that change a reality

Graham offers therapies and treatments for a wide range of conditions. However small or severe your problem may seem, I am always happy to talk with you and explore ways in which we can help overcome your issue.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with :-

  • Addictions *
  • Alcohol abuse *
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety *
  • Blushing
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
  • Depression *
  • Drug abuse *
  • Eating disorders *
  • Exam stress
  • Fear of flying
  • Food addiction *
  • Gambling addiction *
  • Insomnia *
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low self-confidence *
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessions and compulsions *
  • Pain management *
  • Panic attacks *
  • Phobias *
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder *
  • Public speaking
  • Quit smoking
  • Relationship issues
  • Relaxation
  • Sex addiction *
  • Sexual issues *
  • Sleep disorders *
  • Sports performance
  • Stress *
  • Tinnitus *
  • Weight loss

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.