Clinical Hypnotherapy

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. In a typical hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist and client will discuss the intended alterations or therapeutic goals desired. The hypnotherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for the individual.

Hypnotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and is used alongside a person’s own imagination and motivation to seek a desired goal. It is often used to help relieve anxiety, aid sleeping, address attitudes to weight, and help clients achieve behavioural changes to address unwanted habits. It may also help with minor skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress and confidence issues, and may also be used to enhance performance in areas such as sport and public speaking. Hypnotherapy may help people to cope with and manage the relief of perceived pain.

What will Clinical Hypnotherapy involve?

Our Clinical Hypnotherapists offer an initial 20 minute phone consultation which provides an opportunity to discuss the issue and the changes you would like to make, as well as any questions you may have. Following this they will schedule in a full initial consultation. Here the clinician will discuss the presenting problem and your treatment objectives in order to reach a shared understanding of the problem and your goals for therapy. In order to gain the most benefit from the sessions, it is important to be as honest and candid as possible so that your therapist can build up an accurate picture of the presenting problem and start to formulate ideas about how we can treat it, in order to achieve your therapy goals.

The assessment session is also where you will discuss confidentiality, what hypnotherapy and hypnosis is and clarify your understanding of the process. The more you understand and engage with the therapeutic process, the more you will benefit from your hypnotherapy sessions.

Why choose us?

Our Clinical Hypnotherapists are qualified to a minimum of degree level and are hand picked for their in depth knowledge in their field along with their ability to create detailed bespoke treatment plans for every patient. They are available for daytime and evening appointments so they can always be available when you need them. Couple this with free parking just outside and a beautiful brand new clinic, you will feel looked after as soon as you arrive.


Penny Finnegan

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Penny is the clinical hypnotherapist at The Thornbury Clinic. Penny is a Clinical hypnotherapist, coach and certified NLP Master Practitioner and holds a Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD), a gold-standard qualification verified by the National Council for Hypnotherapists (NCH) and the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE).

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