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Matthew Bates

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist

Sessions and Fees

The initial consultation is where I get to understand more about what you are looking for.

It’s also where I explain how the therapy works and where we can discuss whether it is the right option for you. There are no hard and fast rules on the number of sessions you will need. It all depends upon your commitment to follow the process and the nature of the issue. However,  I see most people for about 8 - 12 sessions (normally weekly). We usually start with booking just 1 or 2 sessions to see how the client takes to the therapy and then look to see if booking a block makes sense. Or you can just pay for individual sessions as you feel you need them, although this won’t guarantee your preferred time each week.

Initial Consultation Free Includes a relaxation audio
Therapy Session Individual Session (Bronze)
A block of 3 sessions (Silver)
Only £230 SAVE £25

A block of 6 sessions (Gold)
Only £425 SAVE £85
Mind Calming/Guided Relaxation £35
Talks/Presentations Contact me for details

* Discounts for individual therapy sessions are given to HM Forces and NHS Staff.

Mind Calming Guided Relaxation Sessions

Just like a massage or yoga class, a 30-minute guided relaxation session can provide soothing and de-stressing benefits. However, it also has the added benefit of energizing and motivating you for days to come. This makes it the perfect choice if you're looking for deep relaxation without needing help with a specific issue. In addition to the immediate benefits, a guided relaxation session can also have long-term effects. Studies have shown that regular relaxation can improve sleep quality, reduce stress levels, and boost the immune system. It can also help to improve focus and concentration.

The Small Print

Payment in advance

Please note, I offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. After your consultation, sessions must be paid for in advance, no later than 48 hours prior to your booking. If payment is not received, your booking time will be released to other clients, and you may need to reschedule.

Cancellation Policy

Life gets in the way and sometimes we just can’t make appointments. If you are unable to attend your appointment, I kindly ask you to give me as much notice as possible. However less than 48 hours’ notice will incur a 50% charge. Less than 24 hrs notice will incur a full charge of the rate of your session.  If in unavoidable situations appointments need to be cancelled by me, refunds (pro-rata) will be provided or appointments re-arranged, as appropriate for the client.

Purchasing a block of sessions

Purchasing a block of sessions in advance attracts a discount. However, should the therapy sessions end early and there are still unused sessions these are neither refundable nor transferrable.


“ 'tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes” - Not Benjamin Franklin writing to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789 but instead written by Christopher Bullock an English actor and dramatist 70 years earlier in his play “The cobbler of Preston” dated 1716 - The Yale Book of Quotations.

The client must want to undertake the therapy (not a friend or relative pushing them to take it). Clients also need to fully commit to following the processes involved. If one or both of these are missing, then the chances of a successful outcome for the client are reduced accordingly.

So as for guarantees …. sorry, there are none.