Cognitive Hypnotherapy

A gentle approach to changing your mind

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a gentle and effective approach which works to rewire your unconscious mind and stop it driving the unwanted behaviours, thoughts and emotions that create the problem. Utilizing a relaxed state, along with powerful words and suggestions that are easily noticed by the unconscious mind, it can help in creating the desired changes in your life. 


Focused relaxation as a powerful tool for change  

Hypnotherapy is a centuries old technique for calming the mind and focusing our attention on bringing about positive changes. 

The word hypnosis describes the state of mind where we are relaxed and focused to the exclusion of everything around us. We go in and out of this state all day long without realising it. As much as 90% of the day we are in this ‘awake but elsewhere’ alpha brainwave state – for instance when we drive, watch TV or daydream. 

When we are in this state we can be doing two things at once. Consciously we are thinking about what to have for dinner, whilst unconsciously we are driving our car. In this state our mind is actively absorbing information from around us (hence why we are so susceptible to advertising and marketing). 

There are no swinging pocket watches or funny bow ties in this therapy practice. Please don’t worry by the ridiculous notion that you will be put to sleep or made unconscious.  On the contrary, I want to help you become MORE conscious and awake so that you STOP going into trance-loops, doing those behaviours which cause your problem. 


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Hypnotherapy isn’t about putting you to sleep. On the contrary I want to help you become more awake so that you stop going into autopilot and doing those things which cause your problem”. 


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Takes the best bits of other therapies

Cognitive Hypnotherapy takes the art of hypnotherapy, and combines it with the best elements of other therapies and techniques including Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Time-Line Therapy, Coaching, Positive Psychology, Gestalt Therapy and others.  You don’t need to understand all these fancy names but it may reassure you to know that I have so many tools at my disposal to help you in the way that you will most benefit from. 

Evidence Based

Clinical studies show that hypnotherapy can be successful for weight loss, fears, phobias, depression, anxiety, learning, stress management, wound healing, improving immune function and pain control. Hypnotherapy is also recognised as a possible treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Whilst the word hypnotherapy may conjure up images of innocent people being put to sleep and made to do embarrassing things on stage, this is the realm of stage hypnosis which is used to shock and entertain audiences and uses different approaches to hypnotherapy. 

What are sessions like?

The focus of the first session is for me to learn more about you; the problem you seek to overcome and your goals. Everyone is unique and I want to understand your view of the world and how and why you do things, so that I can develop a bespoke treatment approach to most effectively help you. This first session alone can begin the process of transformation and act as a springboard for change as it can be a great relief to tell your story and be heard without judgement. 

Each session thereafter will be unique depending on your needs. They may involve relaxing hypnosis, processes to create change, guided meditations, coaching or simply talking and reflecting. You may receive a personalised hypnotherapy recording for you to listen to in between sessions. This will help you embed the work we did together in the session. 


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Holistic approach

Bespoke sessions tailored to your needs

Providing you with tools to help yourself


Completely confidential

After-care support

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate” Carl Jung

Candice Luper
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