About Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis Plus Counselling

Hypnotherapists often employ techniques and skills from a wide variety of counselling methods. I use an integrated approach. These skills begin with listening well in order to accurately understand what you wish to achieve from hypnotherapy and to help you feel confident about the work we will do together. We will discuss your goals and desired outcome and together we will decide how many sessions are required. hypnotherapy is generally a short term therapy, requiring 3-6 sessions but there are some issues that would require longer term therapy.

Hypnosis has been practised for thousands of years. There is evidence in Ancient Sanskrit writings of the use of healing trances and healing temples in India Ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls tell of the use of using trance inductions in sleep temples for healing, and the ancient Greeks invoked 'hypnos' the God of sleep. Hypnosis is a state of mind connected to deep relaxation. When in this trance-like state it is possible to communicate with the unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy is hypnosis used for therapeutic purposes.


Trance states occur naturally and regularly all the time, for example, when you are driving and realise you have no memory of part of your journey.


Lisa Williams MBACP CHP(NC)MPLT

counselling and hypnotherapy in Richmond