Karen Plimmer Therapies

Fees & FAQs

Fees and FAQs

Fees and payment information

30-minute consultation - telephone, face to face or video call - Free

This is a chance for you to meet me and ask any questions you may have about counselling or hypnotherapy. There is no therapy involved in this meeting and no obligation to book any further sessions.

Initial consultation - 60 minutes - face to face or video call - £35

All counselling sessions and  hypnotherapy treatments will first require an initial consultation.

This session will start with the therapy contract being established, we will then go on to look at the reasons you are coming for therapy in more depth. Any goals or ideal outcomes will be discussed.

Counselling session - face to face or video call - 60 minutes - £45

Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly depending on your circumstances.

Hypnotherapy session - face to face - 50 - 60 minutes - £55

Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly depending on your circumstances. 


Online sessions can only be paid by bank transfer

Bank transfer – if you wish to pay by bank transfer please ask for bank details before your appointment – funds must be showing in my account before the appointment start time.

Cash or card payment can be taken for face to face appointments at the beginning of each session.

Missed or cancelled appointments

I understand that sometimes it may be necessary to cancel or rearrange an appointment. I ask that you give me as much notice as possible if this happens, in order for me to be able to offer the cancellation to another client. I endeavor to give you as much notice should I need to cancel or rearrange an appointment.

I reserve the right to charge the standard session fee for any appointments not cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.


Counselling is a talking therapy that provides a safe space that can be used to explore difficulties you may be experiencing. There are different approaches to counselling, some may be just talking, some may involve a more creative input, and some may involve more work-based exercises to challenge thought processes, your therapy will be tailored to suit you and you needs.

Hypnotherapy and counselling may have the same goal, to make you feel better about yourself or make positive changes in your life but they are totally different in approaches and techniques. Hypnotherapy works with the relaxed state of hypnosis to change thought processes or behaviours. Counselling works more with exploration of an issue, you will be fully awake during counselling, where as you will be in a relaxed hypnotic state for hypnotherapy.

Yes, counselling and hypnotherapy can be used as a combined therapy. Counselling can be used to explore issues, feelings and behaviours and uncover root causes. Then hypnotherapy may be useful to work directly with changing behaviours. Or when dealing with anxiety, counselling can be useful to give an understanding of where the anxiety stems from and hypnotherapy can be a useful relaxation or grounding technique used to counteract the anxiety.

Absolutely, I offer counselling as a stand-alone therapy and also hypnotherapy as a stand alone therapy. Any kind of therapy is your journey and will be tailored to you.

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses a natural relaxed state of hypnosis to access your subconscious mind.
Your hypnotherapist will assist you to reach a natural hypnotic trance. Once there they will use a variety of techniques including visualisations and positive suggestions to change your way of thinking in order to enhance your life.

Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to be, although some people are more susceptible to suggestion than others. If a person doesn’t want to be hypnotised then they will not be. A person needs to give themselves to the process and allow themselves to enter the relaxed hypnotic state. No one can make someone enter this state against their will.

Hypnotherapy has helped a great number of people achieve goals and make positive changes to their lives, however is not a magic cure and offers no guarantees. The hypnotherapist offers the environment and tools for you to make the changes you want to make. As with any therapy, it is a process that requires input and work from both the therapist and the client.

Yes. Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, it is in between awake and asleep, so you will not be unconscious at all. You can bring yourself out of hypnosis at any point and you are free to accept or reject any suggestions made.

This will vary from person to person and will depend on the reasons for seeking therapy. Everyone is different and will respond differently to therapy. Each treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs and I will work with you until you feel you have achieved your ideal outcome.

This will depend on what the condition is. Hypnotherapy will not cure medical conditions, however it can help alleviate some symptoms. A full medical history will be taken at the initial consultation including any medications being taken. Sometimes it will be necessary to consult with your GP or consultant to gain permission before starting hypnotherapy. If you suffer from epilepsy, severe mental health issues or psychosis, then hypnotherapy may not be advisable, always consult your doctor.

Yes, the code of ethics I work to ensures your confidentiality at all times. There are some exceptional circumstances when confidentiality would need to be broken, these will be explained at the initial consultation and outlined in the contract given before any treatment commences.

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