Who is Hypnotherapy for?

Hypnotherapy can help people with a number of health problems including, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fears & Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Problems and Stress.

How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Hypnotherapy is a general term for any therapy that makes use of hypnosis and is usually used in conjunction with another therapy. Hypnosis involves being guided by a therapist into a state of deep relaxation (or trance) where it is thought that either an individual will be more suggestible to making changes to their behaviour (e.g. stopping smoking) or more able to explore painful thoughts or memories that they have blocked out.

“When I felt as if I had hit rock bottom I turned to a variety of vices, but the one I could never control was my gambling addiction. It took a lot of work from both my therapist and I, but over the months I finally managed to free myself from its grasp. I am so thankful to The British CBT & Counselling Service who stopped me from destroying my life.”

LEWIS, Richmond

What the Research into Hypnotherapy Says

There is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy treatment for the following problems; cessation of smoking, weight loss and pain management.  Research has also shown some support for Hypnotherapy in treating symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) notes Hypnotherapy as a viable treatment for this condition.  However, Hypnotherapy is rarely used successfully as a stand alone treatment.

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