What to Expect During Hypnotherapy


What to Expect During Hypnotherapy

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What to Expect During Hypnotherapy

Free Initial Consultation: getting to know each other.

Before I undertake any course of hypnotherapy with a new client I always spend some time assessing their needs over the phone or face-to-face at one of my three practices: ​Mark Leahy Hypnotherpy

The Centre of the Hills, situated at the foot of the stunning Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. 

The Regency Practice, in Cheltenham, the most complete Regency town in Britain, noted for its elegance and achievements in fine arts and architecture, and located on the edge of the Cotswolds.​

Bedford Consulting Rooms, a beautifully renovated Victorian building in the centre of Bedford.

During this initial assessment, we will talk clearly and openly about why you are seeking support and what you would like to achieve. I will also answer any questions or concerns that you might have. 

I don’t charge for this initial assessment (if carried out over the phone), viewing it as a great way for us to start to get to know each other, overcome any nerves you might be experiencing, and help us get off to the best possible start.

We will then make an appointment for your first session.

The First Session: Setting Realistic End Goals

Firstly, congratulations! Attending the first session means that you have taken an important step on the road to a better and happier life. Now we will discuss your presenting issue in more depth and I will take a detailed clinical history of the circumstances behind your particular problem. This, in turn, will help us to formulate your treatment strategy.

What’s crucial here is for us to decide what you want to achieve; what your end goal is. This will help us to agree the nature and degree of support you need and depending on how you subsequently respond to therapy we will be able to assess the likely duration of your treatment.

As a guide, many goals can be reached within five sessions and smoking cessation usually takes only a single session. More complex issues though may take more sessions and some clients like to return even after their goals have been achieved because they simply enjoy the relaxing experience of hypnosis.

I will then explain the process of hypnosis and how it is used in hypnotherapy to make positive, lasting changes to your thought patterns, feelings and behaviours.

Then we get to work with hypnosis! Often, in the first session, I will teach self-hypnosis so that you can continue our work outside of the consulting room.


For your free, no obligation, initial assessment, call me on 07824 554418 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I look forward to helping you.



“Thank you for helping me through a very tough time. I have recommended you and will continue to. Your knowledge and expertise are insane(!) and it’s been a very interesting process. I feel very close to being myself again. Best wishes, R.”
R.S. from Worcester


Dear Mark,

Firstly thank you so much for your wise words and good wishes after my procedure.

You have been most helpful and kind throughout my consultations.
I found with your help I was able to feel less anxious whilst waiting for the Ablation and, on the day, go in to the hospital with more confidence than previously. During the four-hour procedure I was impressed with my calm stillness. Indeed, the consultant actually congratulated me on my ability to stay still!

I am still, almost daily, practicing my self-hypnosis and finding it particularly helpful when I become over-tired.

Thank you so much for everything!
Kindest regards”

V.H. from Malvern


“Dear Mark,

Thank you very much indeed for the hypnotherapy sessions. I found them really helpful (and enjoyable) and my IBS has improved loads since we started. I'm enjoying starting my day with a bit of self-hypnosis and feeling more relaxed and comfortable - I really appreciate the benefit”

G.S. from Towcester


“After only one visit, Mark made a significant alteration and improvement to a deep-rooted fear response and lack of self-belief, whereby my loved ones and friends made comments over the following days and weeks to what a huge difference in my confidence and self-esteem I was suddenly displaying. Several months later, my confidence is only increasing further and I put that singularly down to Mark’s empathy, time and skill. I am incredibly grateful to him and would highly recommend his work to anyone!”

A.H. from Herefordshire


“I was recommended to Mark by my trainer who had been to see him previously. We knew that I had trained as much as I could for this event and as I was quite in touch with my ‘mind over matter’ motto I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain in having a session with Mark. Not knowing what to expect I was surprised at how quickly I relaxed and went in to a hypnotic state of mind. When I was ‘re-awakened’ I felt excited and more ready than ever for my event! I used the techniques which Mark discussed with me and had embedded into my subconscious throughout my session, during my event which really helped me to keep my focus.”

J.D. from Bedfordshire

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Clinical Hypnotherapy in Malvern, Cheltenham and Bedford

Tel: 07824 554418 
Email: mark@hypnotherapyuk.clinic

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