Hypnotherapy in North West London

In this article I will explain what hypnotherapy is and what areas it can help you with. I see clients in King’s Cross, close to North West London. I will explain more about King’s Cross and the area around my North West London Hypnotherapy practice. If you are interested in sessions, contact me today.


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Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy which addresses both daily challenges and more deeply embedded issues. As a type of therapy, hypnotherapy at my North West London practice is a relaxing way to make changes and work on personal growth. Hypnotherapy involves some talking but also guided visualisations in a state of deep calm, which is a type of focused concentration.


About hypnotherapy in North West London


During a hypnotherapy session, as your hypnotherapist, I will guide you to achieve a heightened feeling of awareness that is sometimes referred to as a hypnotherapy ‘trance’. During hypnotherapy or hypnosis, your attention will become more narrowly focused. This will mean that you will no longer be as aware of things in your peripheral vision and therefore sense data (sights, sounds and so on) that you’re not concentrating on will be more out of focus. This process of relaxation will help you listen more carefully and consider what I, your hypnotherapist is ‘suggesting’ to you. With this more concentrated focus, your subconscious mind will be able to hear these suggestions, which you can choose to use for your benefit.


How does hypnotherapy in North West London work?


Just like many forms of counselling, for example cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or psychotherapy, hypnotherapy helps you with both practical aspects of daily life and getting to grips with the underlying causes of serious challenges. People seek out a hypnotherapist for help with challenges such as addictive patterns, anxiety, stress, or depression.

Hypnotherapy is so effective because hypnotherapy looks at your subconscious. You will find that embedded patterns of behaviour or thought that you had felt had been there for years will be brought to the surface. Once you can see patterns more clearly, you are better placed to then more easily change them. In the hypnotherapy trance state, you will be able to recall memories, thoughts, and feelings that had been locked away in the subconscious mind. You will overcome barriers and blocks to change.


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What are different forms of hypnotherapy used at your North West London practice?


There are different types of hypnotherapy and I will mention two:


Suggestion hypnotherapy

During suggestion hypnotherapy you will be guided to a very relaxed state and then given ‘suggestions’. Suggestions are really just, as the word expresses, suggestions of different ways to perceive, think or feel about life challenges, outlooks, thoughts, or situations.

Some simple suggestions, for example, for a smoker, would be to simply no longer enjoy smoking. I might during a session say things like, “You have no desire to smoke anymore”. To the conscious mind and no doubt to you reading this, it may seem strange that simply saying to somebody ‘you have no desire for a cigarette’ would help them reduce their desire to smoke. However, in the relaxing hypnotherapy trance, the subconscious mind is more receptive to these suggestions and takes onboard the suggestion as if it is a reality. Suggestion work can often involve telling a story or describing situations but peppering the narrative with ideas and words that the subconscious will take on in a positive sense.

Of course any suggestions that goes against your morals, beliefs, or you don’t agree with, you would simply ignore. As such, if a hypnotherapist was to say something that you strongly disagreed with, you may even open your eyes and end the session.

Analysis hypnotherapy

During analysis hypnotherapy, sessions can work on issues for which people might visit a psychoanalyst or psychotherapist. Analysis hypnotherapy will help you by looking at the roots of whatever symptom, disorder, condition or problem you have come to overcome. This might be related to memories from your past, childhood experiences or even traumatic experiences. By bringing these memories and thoughts to the surface, you will be more able to look at them, deal with them, overcome them, learn any lessons you need from them and safely file them into your past memories again. This process will leave you feeling calmer, more confident and empowered because of the experience.


What are the benefits of hypnotherapy in North West London?


I often say to potential clients that the worst case scenario is that they will leave the session feeling relaxed and calm. This is because the hypnotherapy trance state is relaxing in and of itself. However hypnotherapy is more than just a simple relaxation technique. It’s a method to really overcome different challenges in everyday life. Here are some examples of challenges I regularly help clients with at my North West London hypnotherapy practice:

  • anxiety and depression
  • insomnia and sleeping
  • phobias and fears
  • IBS – irritable bowel syndrome
  • addictions (for example smoking overeating, drugs, sex, alcohol)
  • post traumatic stress disorder- PTSD
  • grief, and loss
  • stress
  • life coaching challenges such as career direction and time management
  • pain control


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It’s quite common for people today to use a hypnotherapist to quit smoking or simply reduce stress levels. Whatever you are looking to get help with, please get in touch to discuss your needs.


Are there any drawbacks to hypnotherapy?


As previously mentioned, hypnotherapy is simply very relaxing. However, for some people with certain medical conditions, it may not be advised to have hypnotherapy. Please check with your doctor if you have a condition in which you may have fits, hallucinations or suffer from a disorder where there is some psychosis, or you may experience delusional thinking. It may be wise to check with your doctor first if you are unsure.

I believe, in general, that most people are hypnotisable. It’s quite rare for somebody to come along and I am unable to guide them into a gentle hypnotic trance. Some people worry that hypnosis and hypnotherapy is a type of mind control. However, this is really a false impression gained from watching too many TV shows. On these shows you see an entertainer entertaining the audience by manipulating people on stage. A professional therapy session is a very different experience. The hypnosis work I do is very safe and is only about benefiting you. If you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please ask.


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Where are hypnotherapy sessions in North West London?


I see clients in central London, in King’s Cross. Let me tell you about King’s Cross and the North West London area.

North West London contains many historic neighbourhoods and districts. There are those closer to central London, in particular the beautiful areas of Belsize Park, West Hampstead, St. John’s wood and Primrose Hill. Northwest London is famous for Hampstead Heath and Highgate woods, some of the biggest and most beautiful parks in London. Northwest London, as well as boosting wonderful parkland has cultural spots, London zoo, Lord’s cricket ground, as well as famous theatres and cinemas. For example, the Hampstead theatre and the Regents Park open air theatre. Swiss cottage, Highgate and Finchley are other well-known neighbourhoods. Belsize Park and Chalk Farm are known for their beautiful houses.

Hampstead is also a famous area and used to be a spa town. That’s why there are so many pools and ponds around Hampstead Heath. Hampstead is also famous for therapists and is famously where Sigmund Freud lived for one year close to the end of his life. He moved to Hampstead after fleeing Austria, when it was invaded by the Nazis. Primrose Hill is a lovely area close to Regents Park and the zoo. Primrose hill has quaint shops, restaurants and lovely parks.


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Camden town is also found in Northwest London. This now desirable neighbourhood has become more gentrified with formerly run down houses renovated. Famous for Camden market and a music scene, you can also enjoy a canal walk and then visit Camden lock, with its many unique shops. Camden also has a strong nightlife with nightclubs, restaurants and bars.


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King’s Cross and hypnotherapy in Northwest London


There have been a number of famous residence of King’s Cross. Maybe you can guess a few and will be surprised at others.


1. J.K. Rowling: Joanne Rowling, better known by her pen name J.K. Rowling, is a British author who gained worldwide fame for her immensely popular Harry Potter series. Rowling lived in the Kings Cross area of London in the 1990s when she was in the process of writing the early books in the series. It’s said that the idea for the magical platform 9¾ in the Harry Potter books, where students catch the Hogwarts Express train, was inspired by Kings Cross Station. Today, there is even a platform 9¾ installation at the station, complete with a half-disappeared trolley embedded in the wall, which has become a popular spot for Harry Potter fans.

2. Charles Dickens: Charles Dickens was a 19th-century English writer and social critic, widely regarded as one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era. While Dickens resided in various parts of London throughout his life, including Camden and Bloomsbury, he had a notable association with the Kings Cross area. During the 1820s, Dickens lived with his family in Bayham Street, near Kings Cross. This period of his life influenced his later works, and descriptions of the neighborhood can be found in some of his novels, such as “Oliver Twist” and “Great Expectations.”

3. George Orwell: George Orwell, whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair, was an influential English writer and journalist known for his dystopian novels and essays that explored political and social themes. Orwell lived in several locations in London during his lifetime, and one of his residences was in the Kings Cross area. In the 1930s, Orwell lived in a flat on the corner of Stroud Green Road and Tollington Park, near Kings Cross. This area is believed to have influenced his writing, particularly his novel “Keep the Aspidistra Flying.”

4. Virginia Woolf: Virginia Woolf was an English modernist writer and one of the foremost figures of literary modernism in the early 20th century. While Woolf did not live permanently in the Kings Cross area, her notable novel “Mrs Dalloway” features scenes set in the neighborhood. The book captures the vibrant atmosphere of post-World War I London, and Kings Cross serves as a backdrop for some of the characters’ experiences and interactions.

5. Paul McCartney: Sir Paul McCartney is a legendary British musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as a member of the iconic band, The Beatles. McCartney owned a property in the Kings Cross area for a period of time. While not his primary residence, it exemplifies the area’s appeal to prominent individuals. McCartney’s influence in the music industry is vast, and his contributions to The Beatles’ catalog and his solo work have made him one of the most successful and celebrated musicians of all time.

These individuals have left a significant impact on their respective fields, and their associations with the Kings Cross area have added to the cultural and historical heritage of the neighborhood.


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I hope you enjoyed this short review of the area. I see clients in King’s Cross, near Northwest London, a five minute walk from King’s Cross station. If you’d like to find out more about my hypnotherapy practice in North West London, click here to make contact. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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Jason Demant Clinical Hypnotherapist
London hypnotherapist. Seeing Clients in King's Cross and online.