Here are some answers to some commonly asked questions about The Mind Lounge . If you still have questions that are not answered here than please, do not hesitate to contact me.
Q: What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?
Please click here to find out what Clinical hypnotherapy is.
Q. What is Counselling/Psychotherapy?
Please click here to find out what Counselling is
Q: What therapies do you offer?
My approach to therapy is mainly person centered and integrative where appropriate to the client’s individual needs. I find that I achieve the best results when Im using a combination of therepuetic techniques. I incorporate a combination of counselling/psychotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy and some NLP where appropriate.
Q: What issues can Hypnotherapy or Counselling help with?
Many. Please click here for an idea of some of the issues I have worked with.
Q:What does Hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis is a very pleasant, trance like state. A little like daydreaming. Most people report feeling very relaxed during hypnotherapy.
Q: Do you have any testimonials or ‘successes’ from treating clients with hypnotherapy?
Yes, plenty! Please click here to read just some of my client feedback. Please note client details cannot be disclosed to comply with ethical guidelines. Please also note that I tend to get a lot of positive feedback from my clients and don’t put all my testimonials on the site.
Q:What are the prices for the therapy sessions?
Prices vary for my Central London practice and Slough Practice. Please click here to view prices
Q:How long are the sessions?
One session is one hour long.
Q:How many sessions will I need?
Each client is different so it is very difficult to say specifically how many sessions you will need and is quite often very dependent on the client and their particular issue/s. I have sucessfully worked with client who have just had a few sessions whereas some may need more.
Q: You state that your a member of the NCH. What is the National Council of Hypnotherapy or NCH?
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed code and conduct and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Q: You state that your a member of the CNHC. What is the Complimentary and Natural HealthCare Council?
CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK accredited register of complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. CNHC registered complementary therapy practitioners demonstrate to members of the general public and other healthcare providers that they conform to national standards of practice in their work. Accredited Voluntary Register:This provides additional assurance that CNHC registrants meet the standards of patient safety and service quality.
Q:You’ve mentioned your a student counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the National Counselling Society?
Yes, you can confirm my status with the NCS. The NCS is registered with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Q: What are your memberships ID?
Q:How do I book a session?
If you wish to book a session, then please do contact me- either by phone or by clicking and filling out the CONTACT form. During your free phone consultation I hope to answer and put to ease any concerns or anxieties you might have about hypnotherapy or any other questions you might have. Should you decide to book a session with me, we will decide on a mutual time that suits both of us for the session. Payments can be made after the session and must be made in cash. If you do forget to bring cash, there is a cash machine one minute walk away from the Slough practice.
We’re all busy people- and sometimes cancellation is unavoidable which I totally understand however I reserve the right to charge 50% of the fee if less than 24 hours notice is given for cancellation. This is because I could have potentially offered that session to another client. Please ensure that if you do cancel- you cancel well before 24 hours- otherwise I will have to charge you.
In the rare occasion that I may need to cancel an appointment I will let you know well before 24 hours in advance and will re-arrange a time to suit you.
Q:Where are you based?
I’am based in Central London and Central Slough, Berkshire. Please click here to view more info on locations.
The rooms for sessions are furnished to a high standard with large comfortable recliner sofas perfect for hypnotherapy.
Q: What are your opening times?
Monday to Friday 10am-3pm
The opening times are flexible- therefore accommodating those who work or who have busy lifestyles.
Q: I feel nervous about seeking help- is this normal?
Of course it is! Its absolutely ok to feel nervous, worried or confused about having a session. That is why I offer a FREE phone consultation before you choose to commit or not. You can also drop me an email and contact me. I will answer all your questions and concerns and you can then decide whether or not to have a session with me. I really want you to feel comfortable- so please do not hesitate to get in touch. You have nothing to lose and you may actually feel a lot better for it.
Please note that all sessions are CONFIDENTIAL.
Q: Will I have control during the session?
‘Hypnotherapy? Never! I don’t want anyone controlling my mind.’
This is a very common misconception of hypnotherapy. A hypnotised person is in full control of themselves. They are conscious and are fully aware of their environment. If the hypnotised person is given a suggestion that they don’t agree with, they can refuse or object and this will probably cause the person to come out of hypnosis all together. Therefore, hypnosis cannot MAKE anyone do anything they don’t want to do. It only helps the client to focus on goals that they wish to accomplish. YOU are always in control.
Q: Will I go under during hypnosis?
A lot of people fear that they will ‘go under’ whilst in deep hypnosis and will not be able to come ‘out of it’. Again- this is NOT THE CASE. The hypnotised person has compleate control and is able to come out of hypnosis whenever they wish. There may be occasions where the person under hypnosis is so relaxed they may fall asleep, but despite this a person in a deep trance can always come out of hypnosis.
Q: Will I reveal my most hidden secrets during hypnosis?
Some people think that if they are hypnotised they may ‘reveal’ there hidden most secrets . Again, it is upto to the hypnotised party what information they may wish to reveal. The hypnotherapist can’t ‘make you’ reveal any information you don’t want to give.
Q: Will I forget things during or after the hypnosis session?
Whilst you may find that you drift off at times during hypnosis and therefore may not recall everything about the hypnosis- any information that you currently have in your memory cannot be ‘lost’.
Q: If Im more susceptible to being hypnotised, does this mean I have a weak mind?
Strangely, there appears to be a common myth that only those who are gullible or weak minded can be hypnotised using hypnotherapy. Actually, quite the contrary is true. People who tend to be intelligent and are better at concentrating actually make the best hypnotic ‘subjects’ as they are actually better at controlling their minds and using visulisation techniques.
Q: Will I be asked to do or say embarassing or humiliating things during hypnosis?
Many people have the misconception that hypnotherapy is similar to stage hypnotism. e.g. a hypnotist instructing someone to cluck like a chicken. People who volunteer for these type of stage shows are aware that they will be ‘clowning’ around in order to entertain the audience. A person under hypnosis will only do what they want to do. It is their choice. If a hypnotist asks a man to cluck like chicken, the person may do so – knowing that he or she is standing in front of numerous audience members who want to be entertained. The client has total control over their actions.
Q: Is there anything I need to do before the therapy session?
The Simple answer is no. Just turn for the session. On time please!
Q: What do the letters after your name stand for?
BSc (Hons) MBPsS: Graduate of Bachelor of science degree in Psychology with honours
MNCH (Reg): Registered as a full member and hypnotherapist with the National council of hypnotherapy
Adv Dip Psych: Advance Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Dip.Hyp: Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
C.Hyp: Certified Clinical hypnotherapist
PNLP: Practitioner of Neuro linguistic programming
Sidra Khan: BSc Psychology (Hons), MNCH (Reg), Dip. Hyp, C.Hyp, PNLP (Ongoing counselling/pscyhotherapy training)
Contact: 07526 000360
Contact: 07526 000360