Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy involving hypnosis which focuses a clients imagination and subconscious to help bring about positive changes to their thoughts, feelings or behaviour. Together the hypnotherapist and client will decide on the desired changes to work on prior to the hypnosis occurring.

What happens in hypnotherapy?

Unlike counselling, psychotherapy or psychology which may involve looking at a number of issues in a conscious way, hypnotherapy often focuses on a singular issue and works with the unconscious. However this doesn't mean you risk losing control or that you can be manipulated to do or think things you don't want to. At all times when being hypnotised the client actually should remain in control and although very relaxed, should be able to talk or get up and leave the room if they want to.

Common issues that can be addresses through hypnotherapy are things such as giving up smoking, phobias, weight loss and confidence issues. Hypnotherapy also often involves a short course of treatment, with only a few sessions needed in some instances to address a particular issue.

There are different avenues and levels of training for hypnotherapists. Some hypnotherapists will have undertaken quite extensive training but others may only have done quite short courses.

However, if you find a hypnotherapist through our directory you can feel confident they are all highly qualified as we only allow hypnotherapists to join us who are members of the General Hypnotherapy Register. The register is governed by an authoritative body for hypnotherapists called the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and hypnotherapists need to meet strict criteria relating to their training and experience so as to become members.

We have a large number of qualified and experienced hypnotherapists on our directory from around London and the rest of the UK.

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