Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG DO THE SESSIONS LAST?
Each Counselling session lasts between 50minutes to an hour. Each RTP sessions last between 2 and 3 hours. For that reason, we ask you to block a full 3 hours in your calendar on that day to make sure you’re not rushed.
WILL I BE ASLEEP DURING THE RTP SESSION?
No. You are awake and alert, aware of everything that is happening throughout the session, you just have your eyes closed.
WILL I BE UNDER YOUR POWER DURING THE SESSION?
No. You are in charge. You are just in a relaxed state, a bit like the end of a yoga class when you get to close your eyes and just relax. You cannot be made to do anything against your will. It is your experience, I simply facilitate you. You can talk, move your body, get a tissue, even get up and leave if you wish to do so!
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
Most people feel relaxed, at ease and comfortable, some feel sleepy, others do not. What is important to know is that how you feel isn’t an indicator of how effective it is. Regardless of what it feels like, it will be working because your mind is amazing!
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTERWARDS?
The experience feels different for everyone depending on how deeply you work. You might leave the clinic bouncing out of your skin with excitement or you may feel a sense of reflection or wonder. You may continue to discover even more about yourself & your programming post session. Whether you feel excited or reflective, you will always leave my clinic with a sense of understanding, freedom & empowerment.
WHAT IF I CAN'T GO INTO DEEP RELAXATION / HYPNOSIS?
You can. Everyone can. As long as you wish to enter this state, you will. It's an easy, enjoyable and thoroughly relaxing process.
Deep Relaxations / Hypnosis is not magic - it’s science! It works by creating a burst of brain waves that are the same as when you’re in REM. That’s what allows you to access the subconscious mind. It’s very easy and anyone can do it, you’ll see for yourself when you do it too!
AM I ASSURED OF CONFIDENTIALITY?
Absolutely. All clients are assured of confidentiality about any disclosed material, in accordance with professional codes of ethics. I do not contact other practitioners or doctors who the client may also be under, without the client’s permission. I destroy inactive files after three years in order to assure clients total confidentiality.
HOW CAN IT WORK IN JUST ONE SESSION?
The way in which I work allows direct access to the 'reasons' we do what we do & react the way we react etc saving you hours even years in traditional talk therapy, searching for the source. The source of our issues are usually based on an age appropriate understandings. When you're able to observe yourself & these understandings from a non judgemental perspective it's relatively easy to let them go & move onto rewiring new belief that are more beneficial.
Sometimes it can take more than one session per issue but as a rule most issues only take one session. I don't want to waste my time or yours which is why I treat this way. Don't worry, if you wish to see me again we all have many more than one issue to address in life.
WHAT IF I UNCOVER SOMETHING I DON'T WANT TO SHARE?
You are in complete control during hypnosis & if you don't wish to share something, you won't. It's ok to keep details to yourself; I can still help you as long as you can tell me how the unnamed details affect you (as in how they make you feel). I will support you and create a safe space for you to express your emotions allowing you to heal. You’ll be OK.
WHEN WILL I START TO SEE CHANGES?
There are 3 types of change from Rapid Transformational Psychotherapy – every person is different:
i. Immediate: You feel a massive shift right away – immediate changes in your physiology, thoughts and behaviours right in the session.
ii. Incremental: You see consistent shifts every day, or over time.
iii. Retroactive: You don’t see the shifts right away and then one day you suddenly look back and see all of the things that are different in your life.
WHAT IF I NEED OR WANT ANOTHER SESSION
RTP is designed to give you a powerful breakthrough and create big changes in your life. Some clients may need more than one RTP session on a particular issue, depending on how deep it is it can take up to 3. Most want to keep doing sessions to work on other areas of their life and receive coaching to integrate the new beliefs and build new habits and behaviours. For these reasons I offer a 3 month Rapid Transformational Experience Program for those who want continued support on their change journey.