How much is a session?

A single coaching or hypnosis session costs £70 and lasts about an hour. Unless there are special circumstances I see clients in blocks of three or six sessions with part or full payment required in advance. My excellent stop smoking program costs £220 including all extras. Click to read more about how I can help you stop smoking. If you're on long term sick leave or unemployed, please mention it when you get in touch as I may be able to offer a reduced rate.

How many sessions will I need?

I practice brief therapy. I am solution focused and don't think it's healthy to keep someone in therapy indefinitely. Hypnotherapy isn't a magic wand (although it is pretty amazing) - it can take several sessions to undo years of emotional and physical patterns. Most problems can be addressed in 3-6 sessions. Sometimes, things are more deep rooted and will need more. We can discuss this as we go along. Therapists who tell you how many sessions you will need before meeting you could be acting in self interest. We are all different, after all.

Does hypnosis really work?

Yes, it certainly does. Don't let the silly things you see on tv fool you, hypnosis is a great tool for changing the beliefs and patterns that you are holding on to and wish you weren't. Here is Paul Mckenna talking about the basics.

How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis is a focused, relaxed state that allows the therapist to make changes to the deep structures of the unconscious mind. Bypassing the critical faculty, we allow the release of negative emotion and put you in touch with your innate resources. I can teach you how to control your thinking.

I've tried quitting smoking before, how will this time be different?

My program is tried and tested- it has helped hundreds of people to quit smoking forever. By preparing you fully and supporting you throughout the process we will make sure that you take control. The hypnosis techniques I use are cutting edge and they work. You can become a non smoker today!

How do I pay?

You can choose to pay in advance by bank transfer or on the day by cash or card. Please let me know in advance how you'd like to pay.

What happens if I have to cancel?

I understand that life can sometimes get in the way. If you need to cancel please give 24hrs notice and we can reschedule. If you don't you will be charged the session fee (I will probably have turned down another client to see you!).

There's nothing wrong with me, why do I need coaching?

If you are totally happy with every aspect of your job, your relationships, your bank balance, your stress levels, your confidence, the way you think, your habits and your feelings then you probably don't! Well done! If you're not 100% sure, or have typed something like "Life Coach Peterborough" into a browser, I can help you.

How does the free consultation work?

I offer a free initial consultation so we can meet and chat about what you wish to achieve through hypnosis. I will explain how hypnosis works to re-wire your mind and help to release unwanted emotional patterns. It gives you a chance to decide whether I am the right therapist for you before you come for treatment. You can contact me here.

How can I find you?

Here is a map of the area. When you book your first appointment I will confirm the address by email. There is free on street parking nearby.