The information and opinions contained on this website are for general information purposes only. Hypnotherapy is not intended to diagnose, treat or act as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are currently being treated by a GP then please discuss any treatment options or changes to your current treatment plan with your GP or other medical professionals. Hypnotherapy does not replace the need for these services provided by medical professionals. Any questions concerning medical issues should be directed towards your doctor.
Clients with depression, severe anxiety, mental health issues or undergoing pain management should consult their GP and obtain medical approval before undertaking any treatment with hypnotherapy. As a therapist I may require you to obtain medical approval for other issues depending upon their severity and on your treatment goals. Hypnotherapy is not recommended for anybody experiencing certain mental disorders or psychiatric conditions: therefore I uphold the right to refuse to take a client into hypnosis or treatment if I feel that this would be detrimental to their overall well-being.
Although hypnosis can help to alleviate symptoms, it is highly important that you consult with your GP if you are suffering physical pain or are on a pain management system. This is because there may be an underlying issue that requires medical treatment and it is important not to mask symptoms that could be signalling the need for urgent medical attention.
As with any therapy, hypnotherapy requires the client to be committed to change, be prepared and motivated, and to follow through on requests or advice for the treatment to be most effective. The results of treatment will depend on the client’s individual circumstances and cannot be guaranteed. Depending on the circumstances I may set you (the client) homework tasks to complete outside of the therapy room which are designed to enhance the benefits of the work we carry out during the sessions and help to meet the desired therapeutic goals. In order for the treatment to be most effective the client should fully participate with given recommendations; however it is entirely up to the client as to whether or not the tasks are completed.
If you are given a recording of a therapy session then never listen to the hypnosis audio whilst driving or operating machinery. Always choose a safe and secure environment to enjoy the recording, where you won’t be interrupted. Audio products have been developed to assist you but cannot be guaranteed successful.
As a professional, qualified and accredited practitioner of mindfulness and hypnotherapy I consider your privacy and confidentiality to be paramount. I use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information and I will have no liability for disclosure of any information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorised acts of third parties.
Your personal sessions with me are confidential. I will keep brief notes after a session and any records will be stored securely where no-one but myself will have access to them. Any data collected will be stored and kept securely as outlined within the Data Protection Act. As a member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP) I am required to have regular supervision and may need to discuss my work with a supervisor. If this occurs then I will not disclose personal details that could enable you to be identified.
I will not confer with your doctor without your knowledge and permission. However, if there is convincing evidence that you intend harm to yourself, or to others, then I will break confidentiality by informing your doctor or someone in authority to gain the best support for you.
When browsing this website you may do so anonymously and without providing any personal information. If you do wish to book for hypnotherapy or mindfulness then you will need to share some personal data which will be kept securely as noted above.