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What Is Hypnotherapy & How Does It Work?

People often ask “what is hypnotherapy, does it really work, and what is it used for?” It’s not an unusual reaction, in film, TV and written fiction, hypnosis is depicted as irresistible and absolute in its power over the subject, no wonder people are slightly cautious and skeptical about this therapy modality.

In reality this is a common misconception, hypnotherapy is a genuine psychological therapy process and an adjunct form of therapy, a therapeutic tool that is often used alongside other types of therapy modalities to treat specific issues such as stress and anxiety.

During hypnotherapy, while you are in a deeply relaxed state, a practitioner will use verbal hypnotic suggestions in order to guide and help you change habits, work on problems or achieve your goals.

Hypnosis can also be thought of as a trance-like state of concentration, and a trained hypnotherapist will use that state to help you turn your attention to the issue you want to address.

There is no need for any special preparation when undergoing hypnotherapy and it cannot be practised on someone who does not want to be hypnotised.

Clients are not asleep, unconscious or out of control during hypnosis, instead, hypnotherapy uses your relaxation to help you find a deeper focus and clarity around what you want, and what actions you can take to achieve that.

Hypnotherapists Working at HQ Therapy

What to expect from hypnotherapy: Hypnosis is performed by a licensed or certified mental health professional who is specially trained in this technique. The hypnotherapist will guide you into a deep state of relaxation whereapon, they can make suggestions designed to help you become more open to change or therapeutic improvement.

Below is a selection of our current hypnotherapist who are fully trained to work with hypnotherapy using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques. Choosing the right hypnotherapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

What Can Hypnotherapy Help With?

When reaching a hypnotic state this will allow the hypnotherapist to work with the client to be more open to discussion and suggestion. This can lead to improving the success of other ongoing treatments for many conditions.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your therapy.

Below are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to the benefits of hypnotherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Hypnotherapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.