Clinical Hypnosis

Effective – Practical & Research-Based


Hypnosis is a focused state of awareness. This focus is what is necessary to create change ~ New Scientist

In Hypnosis your unconscious mind becomes very receptive to positive suggestions. Especially when those suggestions are tied to a goal you already know you want to achieve.


What is clinical hypnosis?


Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration, and focused attention – when your mind is concentrated and focused, you are able to use it more powerfully.

At Positive Help I use clinical hypnosis in three main ways. First, I encourage the use of your imagination. Mental imagery is very powerful, especially when you are in a focused state of attention. A second basic hypnotic method is to present you with ideas and suggestions. In a state of concentrated attention, ideas and suggestions that are compatible with individual goals have a more powerful impact on your mind. Finally, hypnosis may be used for unconscious exploration, to better understand your underlying motivations, or identify whether past events or experiences are associated with causing a problem.

Hypnosis avoids the critical censor of your conscious mind, which often defeats what we know to be in our best interests. Hypnosis can be very effective as it bypasses the interference of your conscious mind, allowing intentions for change to take effect in your unconscious mind.


Clinical hypnosis is commonly used to treat the following issues and difficulties:

Anxiety and stress management, Depression, Smoking cessation, Obesity and weight control, Pain management, Nail-biting, Fears and phobias (i.e. fear of flying, fear of heights), Bed-wetting, Concentration difficulties and test anxiety, Sleep disorders, Sexual dysfunctions, Sports and athletic performance.


How to lose weight, stop smoking, and stop gambling through clinical hypnosis.

Clinical hypnosis can be very effective in helping you to reduce or cease detrimental habits and compulsive behaviours that reduce your quality of life. This includes weight management, smoking, and gambling.

At Positive Help Therapy, when hypnosis is used to help you to lose weight, stop smoking, or stop gambling, it is conducted in combination with other forms of psychological therapies. This allows you to develop positive and helpful psychological skills to manage difficulties, with additional benefits associated with the hypnotic component. For example, if you want to stop smoking, we might use hypnosis combined with behavioural and psychological strategies to maximise your treatment effectiveness.

I have used Clinical Hypnosis to help people successfully reach their ideal weight, stop unwanted and negative habits, and greatly improve their mental and physical health and well-being. We will discuss your treatment aims and goals during your first session.

At Positive help Therapy I use psychotherapy to help you better understand your issues, whatever they may be; and, using hypnosis I can help you deal with them at a deeper level so that you can begin to live with more freedom and calm.


I am always open about my thought process and the approaches I use because I consider the work to be collaboration.

Here are some of the issues I work with:

  • Emerging from depression
  • Becoming less anxious, more relaxed, more confident
  • Healing traumatic memories that may be inhibiting or upsetting you in the present
  • Improving your relationship with yourself
  • Improving your relationship with others
  • Taming a harsh inner critic
  • Mastering panic attacks
  • Overcoming phobias
  • Grieving in a healthy way
  • And many other issues as well

Regardless of the issues, my overall goal is to provide a place that is welcoming and confidential where you can engage with a skilled psychotherapist to create positive changes in your life.

My Unique Approaches

I don’t confine myself to any single theoretical orientation. I utilize a variety of approaches always favouring brief solution focused (BSF) methods. My goal is to help you get the changes you want effectively and as quickly as possible.

My practice is heavily influenced by Positive Psychology, Choice Theory, Human Givens Psychology, Buddhist Psychology & Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Focusing, Emotional Intelligence, NeuroPlasticity Therapies & Various Hypnosis practices.

It's All About You

I may have a favorite theory or therapeutic technique that I tend to use more often or fall back on, but I am always willing to and often use all that are available to me.

After all, the key here is to help you as quickly and as effectively as possible ~ Not to pigeon-hole you into some set way of looking at all people, whether it works for you or not.

Contact me if you could benefit from a therapist who will work with you to find the solutions that YOU want, efficiently and effectively.


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