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Hypnotherapy | Counselling | Psychotherapy


FAQ, Aspired Therapiesaspired therapies offers a variety of therapies, including Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling and EMDR. To help you decide on which therapy is most suited for you, feel free to browse these frequently asked questions.

Please also feel free to contact Angela to discuss your requirements. If Angela is not available, please leave a message and she will get back to you as soon as she can.  Your confidentiality will be respected at all times and we will not leave private messages on an answer machine or with any other persons.

How will I know if Counselling, Psychotherapy or Hypnotherapy is right for me?
It is important to feel comfortable and safe with your therapist and an initial consultation will help you to establish this. As such, Angela offers a ‘no obligation’, 15 minute FREE* (* Terms: face-to-face appointments are £20, payable & redeemable against first session) consultation.

What can I expect when I make contact?
Angela will have a  telephone conversation with you in order to get essential details from you. You can  then arrange an appointment to suit you to discuss your presenting issue(s) in more detail with Angela.

How do we get started?
aspired therapies offers you a FREE* (* Terms: face-to-face appointments are £20, payable & redeemable against first session) initial consultation lasting up to 15 minutes where Angela will explain to you the process of therapy and allay any misconceptions you may have and devise a treatment plan for you after which you may immediately begin your initial treatment session if desired (allow for a further 60 minutes).
In the following sessions we aim to deepen the therapeutic effect of the therapy. At aspired therapies we will help you to build on the positive effects of the therapy by freeing your ability to help yourself through the innate healing capacity of your mind. We always prioritise your needs and continually work on feedback and structure the therapy around you. (Subsequent sessions last approx 60 minutes for hypnotherapy and 50 minutes for counselling/psychotherapy)

How does hypnotherapy work? 
Hypnosis is a  relaxed and focused state of mind brought about by the use of a set of relaxation techniques. It enhances your concentration and increases your responsiveness to positive suggestions in order to make the beneficial changes that you wish to make.

Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, most people can be hypnotised provided they want to be. No one can be hypnotised against their will.

Will I be asleep?
No, contrary to popular opinion, you are not asleep during hypnosis. You are fully aware of what is happening and what is being said to you. You give the impression of being asleep because your body is totally relaxed, but “hypnotic sleep” bears no resemblance to normal sleep.

Are there any side effects?
No, there are absolutely no negative side effects from being hypnotised. It is a perfectly safe and natural way of using your own inner resources to reorganise your thoughts and behaviours to bring about beneficial change. Most clients enjoy the mental and physical relaxation they experience. After the session you will feel very relaxed and it is completely safe to drive, operate machinery or anything else.

Will I be out of control?
No, when in a hypnotic trance you will have a feeling of profound relaxation whilst remaining in complete control of your thoughts and actions during every session.   If there is something that you prefer to keep private, then that is your choice.

How can talking help?
It can be of considerable benefit to talk to a therapist whether you are experiencing a problem for the first time or whether you have a history of difficulties for which you have sought professional assistance in the past. Counselling/Psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to develop new and more helpful skills.

How many sessions will I need? 
This depends on what your needs are and will vary from person to person and to some extent will depend on the nature of the problem and how long it has been there. We offer both short term or long term therapy.

Is all information and personal detail kept confidential? 
Yes. Angela is bound by a strict Code of Ethics of the National Hypnotherapy Society, the National Counselling Society, the CNHC and the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. Angela  respects and values confidentiality very highly.

Useful Links
HERE is a list of useful links including various Governing Bodies Angela is a member of…  

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