Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to the questions I get asked the most.

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07813 138 171

For the following FAQs related to Hypnotherapy, please visit the ‘Hypnotherapy and NLP’ page.  This can be found under ‘Talking Therapies’ in the main menu.

What is hypnotherapy?

What does it feel like to be hypnotised?

What can you achieve using hypnotherapy?

What does research say about hypnotherapy?

Why does hypnotherapy work when other methods don’t?

So how exactly does hypnotherapy work?

How much of our brainpower is held in the subconscious mind?

Why would you recommend a coaching session before having hypnotherapy?

How does Harmony4Life use information from a coaching session?

What other ways may I benefit from coaching?

How safe is hypnotherapy?

What evidence is there to prove that hypnotherapy really works?

Who can be hypnotised?

How do you hypnotise someone?

Tell me more about how you use suggestion therapy and NLP in conjunction with cognitive behavioural coaching

What is hypnoanalysis/ regression therapy?

What kind of issues does hypnoanalysis/ regression therapy treat and is it successful?

How many sessions of hypnoanalysis/ regression therapy will I need?

For the following FAQs related to Life Coaching, please visit the ‘Life Coaching’ page.  This can be found under ‘Talking Therapies’ in the main menu.

What is a coach?

What is coaching?

What are the key benefits of coaching?

What have Harmony4Life clients said?

What is the difference between coaching and counselling?

Which professional bodies and associations regulate coaching?

A background in Psychology is highly beneficial for dealing with personal problems that are psychological in nature. I am a trained Occupational Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, Life, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Performance coach.

My strong and varied skill-set enables me to take a professional and holistic approach to helping you. Also it means I will not approach hypnotherapy in a mechanical way, even though it relies on certain techniques to produce results, including a hypnotised state. Instead I will always tailor my approach to you as an individual.

At the end of each session you will have the chance to talk about what you have experienced and integrate it into your everyday consciousness. Also if you need to, you can call to discuss any issues between sessions.

I offer a free initial consultation, after which you are under no obligation to have a session or contact me again. This means that we can discuss your issues and you can go away and reflect on whether you would like to work with me.

It is extremely important that you feel comfortable with me in order to get the most out of any session and emerge into hypnosis and explore any issues. I will also consider whether I am the best person to work with you and how the psychological techniques I use will help you get the results you want.

If I don’t believe that I can help you I will ensure you do not waste your time and where possible refer you on to someone with more relevant experience.

Related comments from Harmony4Life clients…

“I always felt like Claire listened to my answers or my feedback and thought carefully how to adapt techniques to suit me throughout our sessions.”

“I am very happy to recommend Claire.  She was professional, tailored her approach for me and created an environment where I was both comfortable discussing the background to my problem, and where I trusted her fully (which is important when you’re allowing someone to put you in a hypnotised state!).”

I will spend time assessing your issues and any relevant medical history.  This will help me get a full understanding of the areas that you would like to work on and the most effective psychological techniques to address them.  All information is completely confidential and will be used to define a tailored approach to suit you.

Related comment from Harmony4Life clients

“I was happy with Claire’s initial consultation, as I felt she asked enough questions to understand the nature of my fear of driving tests. Also, before beginning any hypnosis she explained what would happen and if I was happy to continue.”

As a professional I am keen to reinforce the professional boundaries between the psychological techniques I offer (including cognitive behavioural coaching, hypnotherapy and NLP) and traditional therapies (such as counselling). I do not have appropriate professional qualifications to deal with certain issues that may be part of the problem, e.g. Bipolar, Endogenous or Psychotic Depression.

Therefore, where appropriate I will refer a client for counselling, or other professional help, at any time during the hypnotherapy/ coaching relationship. For example, clients who are unable to overcome difficulties, or change their behaviour during cognitive behavioural coaching, hypnotherapy and NLP, may have deeper underlying issues; this may be due to a personal or family crisis for which they need counselling.

I also believe many other therapies can be hugely beneficial.  The following are some links that may help:

  • Experienced registered nutritionist – Kirsten Brooks, known as the Brain Health nutritionist specialising in mental health, cognition, stress & burnout, hormones, metabolism & gut health.


  • Dunmore Hypnotherapy (Derbyshire)


Description of session/ support


90 minute Solution Focused, NLP and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching session (face to face in person) £90
90 minute Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis or Regression session (face to face in person) £90
60 minute session over the telephone  £60
60 minute session online via video call (with or without webcam) £65
Ladies 60 minute walk talk therapy session £60
30 minute booster over the telephone (for existing clients only) £40
email support- one bite sized self help tool per email, tailored to your needs (free with standard sessions)

£10 (per email)

90 minute corporate sessions  £110

Cash, cheque or online payment. Cheques should be made payable to Claire Paul. Get in contact if you need more details.

The hypnotherapy/ coaching session will end at the agreed time, even if you are late, as session timings are fixed. If you need to re-schedule or cancel any appointment it is crucial that you give as much notice as possible by calling or texting me on my mobile (48 hours at a minimum), otherwise you will be charged the full cost of a session and this will not be re-scheduled unless further payment is received.

Most specific issues can be dealt with using Hypnotherapy and NLP with Cognitive Behavioural Coaching over 2-5 sessions. This can be online, over the phone or face to face. More deep rooted or complex issues may require six to twelve sessions.

Sessions can be spaced out to suit your time and budget. However, if you would like to book sessions more than two weeks apart it is even more important that you take action between sessions.

How I can help you...

I can work with you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be… CBT, Hypnotherapy and the other psychological therapies I offer can be tailored to address many issues, so if you would like to work on something that’s not included below get in touch.

Contact me

If you’re interested in taking the next step towards positive change get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

All messages come through to me personally, which I deal with as soon as I can. If you reach my answerphone please leave a voicemail or send a text or email.

I am happy to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have. I will also create an effective solution tailored for you personally, if you choose to work with me.

Get in touch for more information, to arrange an appointment, FREE initial consultation or call back. All information is treated as strictly confidential.

Make positive change for life with Hypnotherapy and NLP plus CBT Therapy Bristol and North Somerset

Claire Paul (Hons), MSc, Dip. Hyp, Dip. LC/ PC, Psychologist Hypnotherapist and Professional Life Coach Bristol and North Somerset

FREE initial consultation: 07813 138 171/

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