On Track Life Skills Counselling / Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy
for Alfreton, Derby and Nottingham

What is Hypnotherapy?

"Doctor, what's the alternative?" Dr Hilary Jones

Hypnotherapy is widely recognised as an effective way of treating many psychological, emotional, and physical disorders. It is included in the NHS's NICE guidelines for the management of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and can be used generally to control pain in surgery and dentistry. It can be used to help people stop smoking, overcome phobias, and treat insomnia; it can promote better relaxation and boost self confidence.

Contrary to common misconceptions hypnosis is not being put to sleep but involves a person experiencing a very deep state of relaxation often referred to as 'trance'. Trance does not mean that you are not in control, but rather that you are in an enhanced state of awareness, enabling you to concentrate entirely on the sound of your hypnotherapist's voice.

Whilst in trance the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious becomes more dominant. Since the subconscious is seated deeper, and is a more instinctive force than the conscious, this enables the hypnotherapist to make positive suggestions directly to your subconscious related to the changes you wish to make in your life.

What I do

When you come to my consulting room it is my responsibility to offer a deep, empathic understanding of you and the changes you wish to make. Therapy can only be effective when a respectful, collaborative relationship is established and you can completely relax.

Maybe you have a goal to achieve or perhaps you need help with an ongoing situation, either way I aim to provide you with a positive experience. There are many changes for which I would regard hypnotherapy as beneficial, but I would emphasise its power to help people to stop smoking, overcome phobias and boost self confidence.

The first session will involve a discussion enabling me to understand you and what is needed. This session will include hypnosis around relaxation. Subsequent sessions will deal directly with bringing about the change under hypnosis. I am happy to provide you with recordings of our sessions.

What Hypnotherapy Treats

This list is by no means exhaustive, and for some conditions a GP will need to give the 'go ahead'.


Anger management
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Exam stress
Fear of flying
Low self confidence/esteem
Obsessions and compulsions
Pain management
Panic attacks
Quit smoking
Relationship issues
Sleep disorders
Sports performance

What to do now

The first step is to get in touch. I offer an initial FREE 20-minute consultation on the phone - to ensure that you will feel happy to work with me, and that I can offer appropriate help in relation to your needs.

Sessions are then conducted in my private consulting room in South Normanton, offering comfort and confidentiality, and will be for 60 or 90 minutes, depending on your needs.

For a three session package the charge is £135; thereafter, on the rare occasions when it is necessary, my fee is £45 per session.

For two sessions of stop smoking therapy the charge is £120.

Contact Confidentiality

On Track Life Skills respects every individuals right to autonomy and confidentiality. We offer an initial FREE 20 minute telephone consultation, during which no written notes are taken without consent and all callers can remain anonymous.

For a free, confidential 20-minute phone call, please dial 07792-509657

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