Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I choose a hypnotherapist?
It is important to find a therapist you get on well with, the relationship between us is key to our success. You can call me for a chat or send an email to find out more about me. Take your time to decide if I am right for you, and if you decide I am not for you then find someone else rather than see me because of the opinion of others. Whoever you choose make sure they are CNHC
registered to ensure that they are safe and competent to practice, please do not accept a therapist is registered just because they say so, check the links and make sure the registration is current - that way you can be sure they adhere to national standards of ethics and training. Therapy is about enabling you to trust your choices. This is your first one.
What happens in a hypnotherapy session?
A session typically lasts between 60-90 minutes. During a session we talk about the issue holding you back, and may work with you using hypnotic techniques. You'll remain conscious at all times and you will remember everything. The effect is much like a deep relaxation or daydreaming pleasant state. With your agreement you may be set tasks to carry out between sessions.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions will depend on the issue and your progress, but Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a brief therapy technique and so it is normal to need only a handful of sessions.
Does it mean I'll have to relive past experiences?
I am trained in using a number of tools that include regression techniques, but they do not involve you reliving the full pain of past events.
Is it safe?
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is very safe. Depending on the issue we are dealing with you may experience some emotion, but this will be temporary and accessed with the intention of helping overcome past issues.
Will I be in control?
You will always retain control. Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy I will induce a light trance to help you access the cause of the problem, working together you will learn to overcome the issue and take control of your emotional responses. You will never be subject to suggestions that go against your dignity, safety, beliefs and values.
What is the difference between Cognitive Hypnotherapy & Clinical Hypnotherapy?
The term Clinical Hypnotherapy is a bit confusing because 'Hypnotherapy' means the use of hypnosis in a clinical setting, so putting 'clinical' in front of it is a bit unnecessary. So the term in itself doesn't actually identify the philosophy of the approach, the techniques used or the style of the practitioner. For that you'd need to contact the school or therapist. Trevor Silvester created the term Cognitive Hypnotherapy to differentiate Quest trained hypnotherapists from the traditional, mainstream approach. As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist I treat the person, not the problem, so I will tailor my approach to the needs of the client and create a hypnotic language pattern based on the information I get from you.
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