Crawley, West Sussex

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is an alternative natural therapy that uses hypnosis in order to achieve desired results. Hypnosis could be described as an ‘altered state of awareness. If you typed in to the Google search bar “what is Hypnosis” then this is what you would get:

“The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behaviour, has been revived but is still controversial.”

The apparent loss of power is not true. In fact, anyone who has been to see a Hypnotherapist will tell you that they had full control, all the way through the session.

During a hypnotherapy session, a Hypnotherapist is like a guide to the client, helping them reach their desired goal. The client has full control of the session and can emerge themselves from the hypnosis session and leave at any given point. Also a point to mention, you are investing in the services of a therapist, not a stage hypnotist! So, you are going in for a therapeutic session designed to help you feel better and reach your desired goal.


Your hypnotherapist will take a detailed history and with some conditions may request permission from you to write to their doctor, to let them know you are having hypnotherapy.

They will then discuss your goal and what you would like to see or feel at the end of your sessions.

Using a range of different techniques your hypnotherapist will relax you, make you feel comfortable and work with you towards achieving your goal.

After a session, you may feel uplifted, lighter and very relaxed. Often change is very subtle, as your hypnotherapist will be working with your subconscious mind, and you may just notice a very positive shift in how you are feeling.

Do we give up control of our mind to someone else when we are reading a book or watching a film? In situations like this you are in a hypnotic trance, although you still have the power to emerge from that state if wished. Whatever or whomever hypnotizes you; you always have the power to resist.

When you realize that you are the one in control, when you decide how deeply into hypnosis you wish to go, then you become aware of what hypnosis is. A hypnotherapist is a guide and helps you on a journey, but the change can only be made by you.

Often the realization that you are in control, and that you can make change yourself is very empowering. You’ll find that the more often you going into hypnosis, aware that you doing it, the more you realize how easy it is to let go, secure in the knowledge that you can always stop a session if you feel uncomfortable.

Some hypnotherapists use the knowledge that actually we are always in hypnosis and will have an open discussion with you, just altering their language patters, using suggestions relating to your goal and the changes you wish to make, without taking you into a ‘trance state’ at all.

Hypnosis can be used to help treat a wide range of issues such as:

  • Fears and phobias
  • Physical conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin conditions and migraines
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Tinnitus
  • Fertility
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of confidence

It can also be used as a tool to:

  • Manage pain
  • Improve performance at work or in sport
  • Improve birth outcomes

Hypnosis does not hurt, it is a method of healing that causes no physical pain. In fact, the client is often more comfortably seated than the therapist!

If we are dealing with an uncomfortable memory from the past, then obviously certain feelings may come up, we do this with a view to helping you feel better in the end.

The number of sessions needed does depend on what we are dealing with, for example Smoking Cessations are differently structured to Confidence sessions. The time of being affected by the issue also is something that needs to be taken in to account, please feel free to contact me to find out more.

Breakthrough Hypnotherapy Solutions For

  • Confidence
  • Self Esteem
  • Weight Loss
  • Selp Hypnosis
  • For Performance
  • Stop Smoking
  • For Alcohol
  • For Gambling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Insomnia


Kal Gazal. B.A & D.A.H.

Hypnos Diploma of Advanced Holistic Hypnotherapy
Coaching & Mentoring Level 7

I am a professional Coach and Advanced Clinical Holistic Hypnotherapist who is here to empower you! I am also registered with the Hypnotherapy Association

Through a combination of Coaching, Hypnosis and NLP techniques- we can work with various parts of your mind to help you get the desired results! The sessions are designed holistically to help you in more ways than one, after all , everything affects everything right?

I believe that you are your greatest asset and investing in developing yourself is very important. Self investment/personal development is something that we should all be doing on a regular basis in order to get the best out of our lives in terms of; quality of life and quantity of achievements.

With over 12 years experience in personal and professional development – I have helped many clients to achieve their goals and realise their true potential.One of my aims in life is to help others realise what they could achieve if they just applied themselves correctly along with having that self confidence to do so. Let’s face it – settling for less is a resentful journey!

Through experience, I have come to realise that those who sadly do not back themselves, sell themselves short and live a life of randomness… they also usually get hit hardest by life as they haven’t worked on themselves and developed the skills needed to deal with what life throws at them.

Brett Higginson. Ad Prof Dip PC

Member of the BACP

My name is Brett Higginson Ad Prof Dip PC and a registered member of the BACP. I am a fully qualified and insured psychotherapeutic counsellor, I finished my training in 2013 and have been working ever since.

Other qualifications I hold are diplomas in Hypnotherapy and mental health awareness.

I am an ethical practitioner who is able to offer an integrative approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies, as I believe that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. I offer a warm, safe and confidential environment where I can work with individuals and couples over a short or long period of time to help them bring about effective change and enhance their wellbeing.

Along with my private clients, I worked last year with adolescents with mental health issues and I currently work as a volunteer counsellor at the Olive Tree in Crawley, helping those with cancer-related issues and their families.