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The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic
The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Hypnosis ?

For a description of Hypnosis, and what it is, and what happens to the mind in Hypnosis, please see this 'What is Hypnosis ?' article.


Why is Hypnosis so successful in psychotherapy ?

People seeking psychotherapy are looking to change, in some way, some combination of:

  • Their thoughts, and their thinking.
  • Their feelings, and emotions
  • Their behaviour

The Hypnotic state facilitates therapeutic access to the unconscious regions of the mind in order to iintroduce new ways of thinking, feeling and behaviour.


How many appointments will I need ?

The number of appointments required varies with the individual client, depending largely on the problem that they are consulting for, the cause of the problem, and the type of therapy used.


The therapy of choice is a transformational type therapy, such as Hypnoanalysis which might typically require something like 6 - 10 or maybe 12 sesssions.


However counteractive therapies, such as Suggestion Hypnotherapy might typically take only 1 to 3 sessions but it is to be expected that the benefits will 'wear off' over, say 3 months.


Peter does offer a free initial consultation in order to meet and discuss your problem(s) to see whether hypnotherapy or psychotherapy might be able to help you.


How much is your Free Initial Consultation ?

Many therapists do make a charge for an initial consultation however Peter believes that it is more ethical to provide a free initial consultation - and your free intial consultation does exactly what it 'says on the tin', and costs you nothing !


The purpose of the initial consultation is to allow you to understand how therapy works and allows you to make an informed decision as to whether therapy could be suitable for you. You, and/or your problem(s), might not be suitable for, or require, psychotherapy or hypnotherapy, in which case Peter will try to direct you towards another form of therapy, maybe recommending a good book that might help you or refer you back to your GP for reassessment of your medication.


How much is a Therapy session ?

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I am at work all day during the week - can we make an appointment for a Saturday or Sunday ?

I also work during the week(!), and my weekends are set aside for family time, so weekend appointments are definitely not encouraged. I do however have clients during the evening, so that many clients are able to see me after their work. Appointment times may be made between 9:30am to 8:30pm (weekdays). Note that  I like to encourage daytime appointments and so there may be a small premium to pay for an evening appointment, dependent upon circumstances.


Do you offer a guarantee ?

No therapist, anywhere in the world, is able to provide a a guarantee for the success of their therapy because there are so many external and environmental factors that are outside of the control of the therapist, and that can influence the outcome of therapy. However I do guarantee to use my 10+ years of experience, together with my extensive post-qualification training and understanding, to help you to achieve the outcome that you are looking for.


Do you do home visits for therapy sessions?

Some therapists might do home visits but I have a consulting room that is dedicated to the provision of high quality therapy and the thought of arriving at someone's home and then having to battle against the noise of a TV in the next room, together with the possiblity of unexpected interruptions, means that I only do therapy in the familiar surroundings of my own dedicated consulting room.


Additionally, we are situated in a quiet, discreet, setting with easy, and free, parking - so you are assured that your consultations will be discreet, private and confidential. Note that all callers are by prior appointment, which is very easy to arrange - just e-mail Peter first to arrange a convenient time for your appointment.


What are your clients like and where do they come from ?

My clients are normal, everyday, people, who have a some kind of problem that they would rather not have and are sufficiently motivated to do something about it. Typically they are made aware of what I can do for them by either personal recommendation from a previous client or marketing, or a recommendation from their GP.


Geographically my clients for hypnotherapy from mainly Surrey, Hampshire and London (There is a very good train train service between Woking and Waterloo, with trains every 10 minutes or so). As an indication, in addition to Woking itself, clients typically live or work in neighbouring towns, such as: Guildford, Godalming, Farnborough, Aldershot, Camberley, Horley, Weybridge, Addlestone, Sunbury, Leatherhead and Pirbright.


A few years ago I had one particular client who used to fly to and from Spain to see me - which I think just goes to show the lengths to which people will go, to obtain their therapy from a good therapist !


Why do your clients choose psychotherapy with you, rather than some other form of help?

Many of my clients dislike the prospect of embarking on a lifetime of medication to control their symptoms and prefer the idea of psychotherapy because no drugs are used. This is because most forms of medication have, dependent upon the medication, an associated risk of users experiencing:

  • Accidental overdose.
  • Unpleasant side-effects.
  • Becoming dependent upon regular use of the drug.
  • Becoming addicted to the drug.
  • Unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when stopping the drug.
  • Adverse effects as a result of adverse, or dangerous, interactions with other drugs.

How will my prescribed anxiety and/or antidepressant medication affect any psychotherapy?

Some clients are taking medication prescribed by their GP or psychiatrist, to help control their symptoms of, say, depression or anxiety. The use of such medication during therapy is very unlikely to harm or interfere with the effectiveness of your psychotherapy, and is far more likely to help than hinder.


Sometimes people undertake psychotherapy principally because they want to stop their medication because of the side-effects that they experience, or because they just don't want to live on medication for, possibly, the rest of their life.


In such cases it may be that, following completion of your therapy, it might then be wise to schedule a consultation with the medical doctor responsible for prescribing your medication, with a view to perhaps progressively tapering down your dosage, to see how you get on.


Many people do find that, following completion of their therapy, they can taper down their dosage and eventually come off their medication altogether.


Will my health insurance company, medical doctor, or my boss/partner, or anyone else, be able to find out that I am consulting you - just how confidential is your therapy?

I totally understand the need for confidentiality. I take client confidentiality very seriously. I make it clear to all of my clients that, unlike some therapists, I won't even approach you should our eyes meet when out shopping in the local supermarket. This is because, if I were to say hello to you, I might be putting you in a somewhat awkward position if you were actually out shopping with a friend or partner whom you hadn't told that you were consulting a therapist. Of course, should our paths cross when out and about, it's always fine for current and past clients to approach me and say "Hello", Similarly, I will not pass on any information about you to any third party, such as a health insurance company or your GP without your consent or agreement.

Need an individual consultation?

For professional, caring and confidential help, adviice, therapy or treatment for, or about, any of the above issues or topics, or similar, just contact Peter, preferably by e-mail, to arrange an appointment for your free initial consultation.

Best help, advice, therapy & treatment for:

Addictions, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anorexia, Anxiety Disorders, Binge Drinking, Binge Eating, Bulimia, Blushing, Bruxism, Childbirth, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Compulsions, Compulsive Behaviour, Depression, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Emotional Problems (e.g. Anger, Rage, Sadness, Jealousy, Suspicion, Paranoia, Grief, Guilt, Shame, Trauma), Exam Stress, Fear of Flying, Food Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Habits, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Obsessions, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Pain Management, Panic Disorder (Anxiety Attacks or Panic Attacks)Phobic Disorder (Phobias)PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Public Speaking, Smoking or Vaping, Relationship Issues, Relaxation, Sadness, Sex Addiction, Sexual Issues, Sleep Disorders, Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia), Sports Performance, Stress, Stuttering, Tinnitus, Weight Loss - or see Treatments for more general information.

For Hypnosis therapy and Hypnotherapy in Surrey, the Surrey towns of: Addlestone, Aldershot, Bracknell, Byfleet, Camberley, Epsom, Farnborough, Godalming, Guildford, Knaphill, Leatherhead, Staines, Sunbury, Walton, West Byfleet, Weybridge and Woking are all within a short 30 minute drive from Woking Hypnosis Hypnotherapist Peter Back at the Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic.


If you would like to find out more about how Surrey Hypnotherapist Peter Back might be able to help you, or if you are simply looking for the best help, advice, therapy or treatment, from a highly qualified and experienced Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist or Hypnotist, just contact Peter by e-mail, at the Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic, Woking, to arrange an appointment to learn more about Hypnosis and Peter's own unique form of specialist, evidence based, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.

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Situated in a quiet, discreet, setting with easy, and free, parking - you are assured that your consultations will be discreet, private and confidential.


All callers are by prior appointment, which is very easy to arrange - just select the button below to e-mail Peter first to arrange a convenient time for your appointment.


Therapies that facilitate effortless and transformational change in thoughts, feelings and behaviour mean that a number of problems of psychological or emotional origin can be helped.


Select the button below for more information about symptoms and the therapies that may be able help you, or instead just e-mail Peter to arrange a convenient time for a consultation.

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The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic

Blackbridge Road


GU22 0DN


Note. All callers by prior appointment.

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Directions from nearby towns and districts are given here: Directions.


Particularly convenient for:

Addlestone, Aldershot, Ashford, Bookham, Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, Brookwood, Caterham, Camberley, Chertsey, Chobham, DorkingEghamElmbridgeEpsom, Ewell, Farnborough, FarnhamGodalming, Guildford, Hampshire, Hart, Horley, Jacobs Well, Knaphill, Leatherhead, London, Ottershaw, Pirbright, Reading, Ripley,  Runnymede, Rushmoor, Sheerwater, Send, SpelthorneStaines, SunburySurrey, Surrey Heath, Sutton Green, Walton, WaverleyWest Byfleet, Weybridge, Woking, Wokingham, Worplesdon

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Contact info

Please note, if you should 'phone it is quite likely that Peter will be busy with a client and unable to take your call.


E-mail tends to be the best way to contact Peter, to arrange or reschedule appointments.


However, If urgent, you might be able to reach Peter on the following 'phone number but please be prepared to leave a message... Thank you.


Phone:  08707 606765 08707 606765

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