Is Online Hypnotherapy As Effective As Face-to-Face?

by | Jun 25, 2021 | Blog

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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a very versatile therapy.  Over the past, very difficult, year it has become widely used as an online rather than a face-to-face therapy. And this has proved very successful.

Online hypnotherapy raises questions for many people, quite understandably:

  • How can I be sure that the service is confidential
  • Is the technology easy to use and secure?
  • Is online hypnotherapy as effective as face-to-face?

The questions you may have about its effectiveness, the process, security and technology issues are all valid.  To put your mind at rest here are the answers to these questions. Questions I am often asked by my clients.

My online practice emerged initially to allow me to work with local clients who could not travel to my clinic, or who simply preferred an online service. It expanded to include clients from further afield, in the UK and overseas. And then the pandemic accelerated the move to an online service very quickly!

To be honest I was amazed by how well received the online service was by my regular face-to-face clients.  After some initial doubts and worries, all of them accepted the move and quickly became comfortable with it.  Here are some of the reasons why!

We can meet from the comfort of your own home – you choose the most relaxing place for you
There’s no wasted time and money travelling from home to the clinic
No worries about parking and traffic!


Sessions are never recorded and your personal information is never shared online or on social media.

Easy to Use, Safe and Secure

Your safety and security is always my priority.  You will receive a link which is unique to you and secured with a password.  You can connect using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.  All you need is an internet connection.

Choose a place to sit that is comfortable and free from distractions. Turn off any alerts on your phone which might disturb you.

Background noise is not an issue.  Solution Focused Hypnotherapy sessions help you to filter out noise and to focus on where your attentions needs to be.

Simply log in at your designated time and from there, it’s exactly like an in-person session.


Online Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is now well established. The available clinical research evidence has found that online sessions are just as effective as face-to-face.

My personal experience is that my clients find it to be just as effective as working together in the clinic. We follow the same structured approach.

When you work with me you have the reassurance of my five years experience as a clinical hypnotherapist and coach, and almost 20 years experience as a registered nurse.

Interested in Online Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Simply contact me via email and we can work out the best way for us to work together. We will then arrange a suitable appointment for you.

My online service offers many benefits including:

  • Flexibility – fit your appointments around your lifestyle
  • Convenient and accessible if you have any physical limitations
  • Continue your sessions when travelling or abroad
  • Relax in the comfort of your own home where you feel safe and secure
  • No social distancing or face coverings needed
  • Easier to organise around childcare or other family needs
  • Reduced anxiety if going out or medical reasons make it a challenge

Many of my clients who changed from clinic appointments to online have decided to stay online.

“After completing two sessions with Sarah at her Horley practice I switched to online meetings, due to the coronavirus ‘Stay at Home’ requirement.  I have since had three sessions online. And I have found them fantastic! I am more relaxed in my own space and I therefore go into a trance-like state more quickly. And it feels much deeper.

When Sarah first suggested that we should do the session over a Zoom call I wasn’t sure it would be as effective, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! Going forward I will probably ask if I can stick with doing them this way.”

Rosie, April 2020

If you are interested in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy or the other therapies I offer – Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Rewind Trauma Therapy, or personal coaching, do get in touch.

Please leave a comment

If you found this article helpful or have any questions, please leave me a comment below.


  1. Jennifer Smith

    Dear Sarah you have helped me so much in the last year. I have treasured your experience and understanding. You have a special gift. Your soft Irish voice on my CD you kindly gave me is very soothing and helps me concentrate.
    Thank you again for your help. Jenny

  2. Denise

    Very interested.


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