Suggestion therapy will take effect anywhere from immediately to within a few hours.  Sometimes family and friends notice change before clients because the issue they had is not longer an issue and they stop paying attention to it

The feeling of relaxation and peacefulness felt after a session of hypnotherapy lasts for some time (often hours) afterwards.


This is the longest and most involved of the therapies offered at Lutterworth Health.  Results are rarely immediate but change starts gently around weeks 4-6.  We are dealing with the release and sorting of emotion and emotional events so it takes a little while to see changes, but when they come they will change your outlook on life and lift any “weight” you have been carrying.

Applied Psychology (The Relaxed Living Programme)

The first session of the Relaxed Living Programme is designed to give you techniques you can learn easily (7 year olds use them too).  This means that, with a small amount of effort you will see small changes in the first few days afterwards.  Each week this expands and improves.  Eventually it just becomes second nature to live without your issues

Your response to all therapy is very individual, however, experience and intensive training allow Sue to personalise the therapy for each client to maximise positive results.

The most critical aspect influencing the success of therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist.

A good, experienced therapist will offer a Free Screening Session, so that you can meet prior to treatment. Ensuring the right therapy is selected and that you feel comfortable with the therapist and confident in their abilities.

You should never be put under pressure to sign up to therapy and be able to go away and consider your choice.

When you have the right therapist you’ll look forward to your therapy sessions.  Sue’s clients often say that they feel just a bit better for just having had a phone chat and having booked a Free Screening Session, and that’s before therapy!!!

Yes. They should be qualified and a member of a respected therapy organisation, to ensure a professional service and an ethical code of conduct.

Experience counts for a lot in therapy.  Like all professions, the better therapists will have been practising for many years.  They will also have regular training to keep up to date with improving techniques and scientific evidence

A good knowledge of psychology is key.  Anyone can be taught how to hypnotise, only those with deeper knowledge will know how, when and what to do to help you reach your goals


No, you are in control at all times and you can bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time you choose.  Hypnosis cannot be used to control someone’s thoughts or actions.

Should someone ask you to do something which you do not wish to do, or which is against your own moral standards, you would ignore the suggestion and immediately bring yourself out of hypnosis. (Stage shows are not all they seem and take place under very different circumstances.)

As a professional therapist, Sue will make sure that the session reflects your needs and goals, and is positive and comfortable.  This is where experience comes in…Sue has worked with thousands of clients since 2005 and adapts each session to the client


The release of emotion and sorting of emotional events can be hard work.  Sue will make sure that you feel supported throughout your therapy and that you leave the building feeling calm and ready to get on with your day.

Applied Psychology (Relaxed Living Programme)

Sue gently supports you to learn alternative ways of thinking and seeing situations.  The techniques she offers are easy to learn (7 year olds use some of them) and will become second nature very quickly.  Hypnotherapy is possible but not often used in this programme


Yes, provided they are willing to participate and excluding those who are severely mentally incapacitated, or are under the influence of drink or drugs.

Hypnosis is neither dangerous nor can you get “stuck” in it.  Sue will explain what you can expect before you start the session.

Clients will often say they’ve been hypnotised previously but it “didn’t work”  Often this is because their expectations of what can be achieved were unrealistic or because they thought they’d disappear off into some place where they don’t know what’s happening.

Hypnosis is essentially relaxation and concentration so you’ll be relaxed but able to hear and remember everything being said and able to leave at any point, should you wish. Although that’s never happened!!

After 18 years of practice, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more experienced Hypnotherapist and Sue’s first job is to put you at your ease and to explain, in detail, exactly what you can expect.  You’ll leave a hypnotherapy session relaxed and calm, regardless of why you came


Sue Rayner is an accredited and advanced member of the International Association of Evidence Based Psychotherapy, whose code of conduct ensures absolute confidentiality for clients. This confidentiality may only be breached in potentially life-threatening situations.

In addition, Lutterworth Health is registered for data protection with The Department for Trade & Industry.


because Sue is based in private offices your safety is fully assured.  The only contact you will have is with Sue and her office is separated from her home

Sue would need your permission to discuss your issues or therapy with anyone else; whether that be with a partner, friend or family member

A session lasts between 45 minutes and 55 minutes.  Stop Smoking sessions last 1.5 to 2 hours

Don’t worry, your symptoms and problems will have been covered in previous clients’ therapy, probably many times.

Often the symptom/fear/phobia is unusual, whereas the underlying cause is usually far more commonplace.

Sue is totally unshockable and will put you at ease.  Everything discussed on the telephone and at the clinic is kept in complete confidence and Sue will never speak about your issues with anyone else without your consent.

Yes, you can bring a friend or relative to your free screening session, however they can’t attend your actual therapy sessions as you may not feel so free to speak with someone else in the room.

To find out more about how Sue can help you, just call, text, email or message and she can answer your questions. 

If you’d like to you can then arrange a convenient appointment for a Free Screening Session, where you can have a chat about the problems you’re having, or those of your child. Click here to get in touch

Sue has been offering specialist therapy for children for the past 18 years.  

Over that time their needs and issues have changed massively.  In 2005 it was mainly bedwetting and anger issues.  Today it’s anxiety, panic attacks, depression, phobias, unwanted thoughts, and unhelpful or damaging habits

Kids between 7 and 15 years make up 25% of the clients in therapy at any one time at the clinic.

Parents are with them during therapy, so you’re never out of the loop and can help your child follow simple techniques between sessions.

Head over to the Childrens Therapy page for more information