Jean Luc Lafitte, Hypnotherapy expert



Hypnotherapy uses the hypnotic state to change perceptions. It is usually performed alongside some form of counselling, which helps patients to understand what they are feeling, why they are feeling it and how they can move past it.

Hypnotherapy can also be used to treat a variety of conditions such as:

  • Anxiety & phobia management
  • Aid Sleeping
  • Eating problems
  • Confidence Issues

The aim of hypnotherapy is to open the subconscious mind to see the root of possible problems and then show that some of these reactions may be causing detrimental effects, emotionally and physically. It helps change the perception of fears, phobias and negative thoughts, enabling you to overcome them. When performed the conscious side of the brain is put to sleep whilst the subconscious side becomes more aware. By altering the perceptions of the subconscious mind, there is a better chance of changing the conscious mind too.

Contrary to what you may have heard, hypnosis does not involve a deep sleep and patients are fully aware of all of their thoughts and actions throughout the procedure. However, hypnotherapy alone does not work – the patient does need to be motivated to change in order to see results.

If you would like to book an appointment with our Richmond Hypnotherapist, please give us a call on 020 8332 6184, email us at Alternatively, you can book online.

Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.