James Cairns Hypnotherapist

Frequently Asked Questions



Questions and answers regarding hypnosis
What is hypnotherapy?
What is hypnosis?
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Will I fall asleep?
Will I remember everything?
Can my mind be taken over?
Are any drugs or tablets used?
Will I lose control?

What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a combination of techniques including hypnosis, relaxation and visualisation used to bring about positive changes.
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What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is the natural state of concentration and heightened awareness brought about by relaxation.
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Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes. We all go into the state of hypnosis on a daily basis with the exception of those who are either severely mentally handicapped or those who are high on drugs or alcohol.
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Will I fall asleep?
No. The technique, called conscious hypnosis, is a state of being very relaxed but fully aware at all times.
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Will I remember everything?
Yes.
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Can my mind be taken over?
Certainly not. You will be safely in control at all times.
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Are any drugs or tablets used?
No.
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Will I lose control?
Not at any time.
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Do you see children for hypnotherapy?
No - clients must be over the age of eighteen.
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Why would I choose you as my therapist?
All I can say is that I am a sympathetic and professional therapist
and am affiliated to a professional body which has a strict code of ethics
to which I adhere and I have professional indemnity insurance.
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Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes. This is an informal chat, usually on the telephone, lasting between 10 and 20 minutes and is without obligation.If it is not convenient to talk on the phone the consultation can be at my consulting room in Great Barr
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Can I bring someone else along?
Yes, for the initial consultation. However, once treatment commences it is totally exclusively confidential to the client.
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What will I feel after a session?
Most people feel a sense of deep calm and relaxation after hypnosis.
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Will I be safe to drive?
Yes. You will be totally in control of all of your faculties.
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Is it confidential?
Yes 100% .
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How many sessions will I need?
A single session is normally enough for straightforward symptoms such as smoking or minor weight control. However, for more deep seated emotional issues four to six sessions may be required.
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How much do you charge?
That depends upon the course of treatment chosen.
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Do you do home visits?
No. As I like to guarantee 100 % confidentiality, all the therapies are carried out in my clinic at Great Barr.
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What hours and days do you work?
I currently work between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Saturdays and have appointments at other times to suit all.
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Where are you?
I am located at The Therapy Point,37 Newton Road,Great Barr,Birmingham.B43 6DP.
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How do I book an appointment?
Phone or email. Please see the contact page.
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How long are the sessions?
A session usually lasts for up to an hour. For smoking though allow an hour and a half.
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My problem is rather private and embarrassing how can I trust you?
As an experienced therapist, I recognise such discomfort but I ensure that no one is being judged in any way.
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