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Frequently Asked Questions

Photo - hale bales - Frequently Asked Questions - Hypnotherapy Aberdeenshire It’s only natural to ask questions before engaging in hypnotherapy.  To help you decide whether you would like to work with me, take a look at the frequently asked questions below.

Don’t see a question you would like to ask? To talk about how I can help you or answer your query, please get in touch over on the contact page.

  • What is hypnotherapy?

    Read about what hypnotherapy is and how it works here.

  • Are there different types of hypnotherapy?

    Yes, several! The type I use is clinical, client-centred which means that I work with YOU and YOUR needs specifically. The therapy is centred around you, the client and what is best for you. I use many techniques and have lots of “tools in my tool box” as we therapists like to say!Using a blend of clinical hypnosis, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) we get to the root cause of your issue and together we deal with it and release it for good.

  • What is this chronic pain elimination technique?

This new chronic pain elimination technique is an amazing, simple and effective way to get rid of your old pain permanently. I am a certified OldPain2Go Practitioner and have seen the wonderful results with many clients and it has even eliminated my own back pain! One session is usually all that is required (I offer a free follow up also though)

It can be done in person or using video messaging of any kind. Its perfect for anyone with chronic pain such as arthritis, old injuries, back pain, fibromyalgia etc. We only work on old pain so it is completely safe (new pain is needed for protection and survival) Also there is no trance needed for this technique so you don’t need to worry if you’re not sure about hypnosis! Come over to my Facebook page to see video testimonials and results forms!

  • How long are the sessions?

    On average a session lasts between 1 ½ hours to 2 hours.

  • How much do they cost?

    Please take a look at the fees page for the cost of the sessions.

  • How many sessions will I need?

    The amount of sessions required can vary from person to person. A rough guide would be 3-5, however this would be mutually agreed on a session by session basis. You will never be asked to come for more sessions than you need and you have the right to cancel at any time (subject to our cancellation policy).

  • Where are you located?

    Please visit the contact page to find out the location of where the practice is based.

  • Will it work?

    Hypnotherapy will always allow positive changes to be made, whether you allow it work is up to you!

  • Do I get homework?

    You will receive at least one free MP3 recording to listen to at home in between sessions to reinforce your therapy.

  • Does it wear off?

    Hypnotherapy does not “wear off” we are making positive changes within your subconscious mind, some of which you may not even notice until someone points them out.

  • Can I be hypnotised?

    Yes! If you can follow instructions, you can be hypnotised. I do an assurance procedure with you at your first session to show you that you are hypnotised.

  • I’m a bit nervous, do you offer a taster?

    Yes! I offer a half price, one hour taster session to see if hypnotherapy feels right for you.

  • Will I be able to drive after a session?

    Yes, you will be fully aware and able to all your normal activities after a hypnotherapy session.

  • Are the sessions confidential?

    Yes absolutely, I am bound by the GHR Code of ethics and the CNHC Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance.  I am also registered with the Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) and the Data Protection Act 1998.

  • Can it make me do things against my will?

    No, I cannot make you do anything that you do not want to do (no clucking chickens or eating onions here!) You are in control at all times.

  • Do you work with children?

    At the moment I have chosen to concentrate on adults. However I can refer you to a colleague who does.

  • Do you offer free recordings?

    Yes, after your first session you will get a free recording. Sometimes if you have made an appointment quite far in advance I will send you a recording to listen to in the meantime.

  • Why should I choose you?

    It’s really important to feel comfortable with your therapist, you should choose me if you feel like I’m the right person for you to work with. You could also have a look at my feedback page to see what others are saying about me. 

  • Do you have any freebies?
    To sample what it feels like to be in a hypnotherapy session with me and have 25 minutes of pure relaxation and awake feeling fantastic, totally refreshed, and ready to take on anything, sign-up and download my free audio today and enjoy! 

  • What are your qualifications?


  • Are you professionally registered?

    I am fully accredited and registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GQHP) (GHR & GHSC)
    I am fully accredited and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) CNHC is on the accredited register with the professional standards authority.
    I am a member of the Hypnotherapy Directory which only list verified practitioners.

  • Are you insured?
    Yes I have full public and professional liability and indemnity insurance.

  • What’s your background?
    You can find out more about how I came to practise hypnotherapy on my about page.

  • Is there a guarantee?
    Results vary from person to person and as an ethical therapist I cannot give guarantees. However, what I can guarantee is a total commitment from me to get you the best outcome possible for you to be the best YOU that you can be.
  • How do I book/pay/cancel?

    Please refer to the Fees page to find out more about how to book, pay for or cancel your appointment.  You can also find the cancellation policy on the Fees page.

  • Can I have a free phone consultation?

    Yes, of course. It’s a great way to see if you like the sound of me and what I say. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Do you do Skype sessions?

    Yes, sessions work just as well on Skype, so no matter where you are in the world, we can work together. This can also be an option for more local clients where we can meet for the first session and then do follow up appointments on Skype.

  • Can I have a custom, personal recording without being a client?

    Yes, I can provide custom, personal recordings for a small fee for non-clients.

  • What are your booking terms and conditions?

    Please refer to the Fees page for the booking terms and conditions.

Emma Armes - Aberdeenshire Hypnotherapies Registrations