what is hypnotherapy?

What hypnotherapy is

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic technique that makes use of your mind’s most receptive level of awareness. In this state, we can help you to process fears, anxieties and negative behaviours and overcome them.

We enter this awareness state quite naturally; when driving a car, watching TV, daydreaming. We recognise it afterwards, when we suddenly realise we’ve been focusing on something totally unrelated to our activity.

The REM phase during sleep is another example, when the mind is busy processing information and experiences. Memories are transferred from the subconscious to the conscious mind, turning from emotions to a rational narrative that helps us to deal with life events.

Hypnotherapy encourages this natural mental process which is vital for maintaining a healthy mind.

What hypnotherapy is not

No one can take control of your mind or actions but yourself.

There are no crystals, pocket watches or magic wands and I do not touch a client; I simply talk, using positive mental imagery, while you relax.

What happens on The Yellow Couch?

Consistency is the key to getting lasting results. Every one of your hour-long sessions would be at the same time each week and follow a simple, three step process.

  • Setting the scene – You relax on the yellow couch while I explain how your mind works and why you are in your current situation. Repeating this helps you to internalise this information and create a new mind-set.
  • Positive suggestion – You move to the therapy chair where you feel comfortable and secure. I take you to a more receptive frame of mind where conscious and subconscious are in tune and we can explore positive suggestions to overcome the blocks in your life. You may remain aware of your surroundings, you may doze or even fall asleep and that’s fine. Your subconscious continues to explore the scenario we create.
  • Processing – Finally, I ask you to come back from your receptive state so that your mind remains calm and you feel relaxed and refreshed. Over the next week, your brain will absorb those suggestions that contribute to positive changes in your mind-set and behaviour.

See your own stress lowering
Throughout the session we monitor your stress levels using a Galvanic Skin Response monitor so that you see the change in your own stress level when you experience therapy. Many clients continue coming back, after we’ve dealt with any mental blocks, because an hour with The Yellow Couch makes them feel more relaxed and positive.

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“I first utilised Suzi’s professional services to help me as I was struggling with SAD. It made me feel very low & consequently I ate more carbohydrates. My weight increased & my self esteem was affected.  Suzi’s practice is a beautiful, relaxing room which instantly gave a feeling of calm & peace. Suzi is a very empathetic lady who took great care not to let you go into trance too quickly.  I always left my sessions feeling very relaxed & at peace within myself. My self esteem & confidence grew & consequently I wanted to improve my health & wellbeing. I have now lost 18 pounds & as a Type 2 Diabetic it has made a huge impact on me & my life. I recommend Suzi’s professional services most highly.”


“Suzi has changed my life!!!

After suffering with a snake phobia for years, she worked her hypnotherapy magic on me.  Before attending sessions with Suzi, I was not even able to watch snakes on the TV, let alone be up close to one.  Now I’m able to watch nature programmes without freaking out when they come on the screen and touch a worm, not quite a snake, big still moves like one.

Suzi makes you feel at ease the minute you walk through the door and I always leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.

I would highly recommend hypnotherapy to anyone who needs help with anxiety, relaxation or phobias and Suzi’s approach to it makes the whole experience a pleasurable one.”


“I originally sought Suzi’s help to conquer my fear of spiders. At the first meeting, Suzi recognised that I had a sleeping disorder and she set about to deal with that. The relaxation/trance tape is unbelievably restful and I listen to it regularly. Although I couldn’t say I am completely comfortable near big spiders, my anxiety about them has diminished to a much more controllable level and the process has been completely fascinating, especially as I was the biggest cynic at first. I could not recommend Suzi highly enough.”


“I love my sessions with Suzi. I run a small business, I enjoy what I do and provide an excellent service however I was struggling talking to clients about costs and always dropping below my worth and the time I worked for them. A few visits to Suzi and her Yellow Couch not only eradicated this problem but tackled a few other stopping points for me at the same time.”


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