How the sessions are structured
Most of the sessions take one hour, which includes about 50 minutes of time spent with the client and about 10 minutes for the hypnotherapist to write notes and prepare records for the next session.
Each session consists of the counselling part, which takes most of the first session and between 10 to 20 minutes of subsequent sessions. The counselling part is very important. This is when the therapy is tailored for the client's needs. The hypnotherapist must gather all the necessary information from the client. It is also the time when the client is helped to specify exactly what the goals are and how they are to be reached.
The counselling is followed by a hypnotic session, when the therapy is performed. The first hypnotic session is usually shorter, because the counselling part would be longer.
Sometimes the client only needs a shorter, 30 minute "boost" session, but they are only used as a part of a longer hypnotherapy process.