Hypnotherapy for Children and Teenagers

Hypnotherapy can be very effective in helping the emotional and resulting physical problems which occur in children and teenagers. Growing up can be hard with all the new and challenging experiences, and they may simply not yet be equipped to cope with the associated emotions. Fortunately young people spend a large part of their lives using vivid imagination which makes them very receptive to hypnotherapy.

Children mature at different ages, but as rough guide the minimum age for hypnotherapy is about 8 years old. They need a reasonable attention span and understanding of straightforward language. The methods I use vary with the maturity of the child. It is important for young children that the therapy is gentle and fun so that they can easily visualise the path of the story I am engaging them in. I use guided imagination when the child's mind is relaxed to make positive suggestions to release worries and build confidence, enabling the child to cope better with feelings in the future. For older children and teenagers it is important to reflect their interests and be sensitive to the different problems they face in this transitional phase to independence and adulthood.

There are many fears, habits or worries that a child can develop.
The type of problems that can be helped are:

• Anxiety in teenagers
• Sleep problems
• Behaviour problems
• Anxiety and panic problems
• Asthma/Eczma
• Bed wetting and daytime wetting
• School phobia and other school problems
• Shyness/Blushing
• Eating problems
• Thumb sucking/Nail biting/Hair pulling
• Bullying
• Aggression
• Fear of dentists, thunderstorms, spiders etc.

I offer a free telephone consultation. During this I need to establish what your view of the problem is as the parent or guardian. We will also need to ensure that the idea of seeing a therapist is introduced so that your child is happy to participate - it is important that he/she does not feel he/she is being examined, called to account or put on the spot in any way. If your child is under 16 you must accompany them to the session. We also need to discuss whether you stay during the session. Younger children will probably be happier with you there. Older teenagers may feel less inhibited without you there. After the telephone consultation, if you need time to think about it or discuss it between yourselves as parents before coming back to me that is absolutely fine. There is no obligation to proceed at all.

Appointments available at Brighton and Egham.


For a free initial telephone consultation, ring on

07795 263 822


“After having a child who has always found sleeping difficult (getting to sleep and staying asleep) and years on and off Melatonin to aid insomnia, a friend jokingly said I should try hypnosis on Oliver. I started to do some research as I’d never had any experience of hypnotherapy before and came across Keith @ Intuity. I started to wonder.....what if this could work. Oliver at the age of 9 had had a few failed sleepovers with friends and had a 4 night residential trip with school looming....we had NO idea how he was going to do this!

When I first made contact with Keith, he listened, gave advice about how hypnotherapy worked and told me how the sessions would work. More importantly, he gave me confidence that he could help.

There was no pressure, but with Oliver on board to give it a go, we booked our first appointment.

It is by far the best thing we have ever done. I am astounded by the results and they were almost instant. After just one session Oliver was able to fall asleep within minutes of getting into bed and awoke during the night only once (between 7-9 times had been his average up until this point).

After his second session Oliver went away on his 4 night residential trip and slept really well with his friends, with no problems! After just 3 sessions his sleeping is consistent each night, he no longer wakes during the night and is a happier, more confident boy.

Keith and Oliver have a great rapport. Keith tailors his sessions around Oliver’s interests and Oliver really enjoys their meetings.

I would absolutely and totally recommend Keith; he’s professional, approachable and makes his clients feel totally at ease.”
 —  Anita 2016

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