Frequently Asked Questions
These are the questions which come up most often:
Where are you based?
Pre-Covid this was a really important question as my clients had to take into account travel time etc, particularly if they worked, however now I work online.
I live in East Yorkshire but now, because I work exclusively online, it's irrelevant whether you live in Doncaster or Dundee, Gloucester or Glasgow as long as you have a solid internet connection, a laptop or similar and are willing to invest time in yourself, we should be able to work together. Working online also enables me to be more flexible with the hours I offer so I now have extended opening hours Monday to Friday but the weekends are family time.
Where can I find out about hypnotherapy and about your experience as a hypnotherapist?
The best way to have your questions answered is to make contact with the hypnotherapist (that's me!) and book an initial consultation.
What is an initial consultation?
The initial consultation is a phone or Zoom session of about 20 minutes which enables us both to ask questions and share information; following that I then send out all the relevant paperwork, the consent forms etc to be completed and returned prior to the first session. Payment is made online prior to the first session.
Now that I am working online, payments will be by bank transfer or I-Zettle; payment secures the booking.
This also now applies for Stop Smoking.
How often would we have hypnotherapy sessions?
Depending on the therapy programme, appointments are usually weekly; most programmes are 4 sessions over 4-6 weeks and this is supported by homework tasks.
Stop Smoking is usually one session
Can you guarantee that I will lose weight?
The success of weight loss, or any other therapy for that matter, depends on the client and how they engage with the therapy. I can't give you a guarantee that you will lose x amount of pounds in x sessions, but I will give you all of the tools to change your mindset re exercise, portion control and relationship with food.
How much does it cost?
A 4 session programme costs £350-400 depending on the issue. The consultation session enables me to ask relevant questions so that I can give you the correct information about number of sessions and cost as some issues may be simply a 2 session programme, rather than 4.
Most work is done in blocks of 2 or 4 sessions as a package; you will be asked to sign a Terms and Conditions document which sets out an agreement between myself as a therapist and you as the recipient of the therapy. Please read this carefully as it gives clear guidance on what to do if you need to reschedule an appointment.
If you have decided that hypnotherapy might be right for you, please don't make cost the most important question you ask. You need to feel confident with your therapist and it doesn't matter how much or how little they charge, if you don't feel comfortable with them then walk away.
A good therapist invests in regular training and will have membership of recognised associations. Ensure that your therapist has up-to-date insurance too.
Remember that if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Still have questions or ready to book a consultation?
Don't delay because appointments book up very quickly!
You may find additional information on my Facebook page and then it's just a matter of getting in touch: Phone/ text or email me, or use the form below - but please be reasonable! You must give me a mobile phone contact number in order to proceed. My aim is to return calls the same day ( Monday to Friday) if received before 6pm, but sometimes life gets in the way.
Anne Marie Stagg