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What Is Regression Therapy (RT)?

Regression therapy (RT) is a short-term modality conducted in an altered state of mind inducing a light hypnotic trance, which is quite simply a state of deep relaxation, similar to that which is achieved in meditation. It is an intriguing approach that delves into the depths of our past experiences to uncover hidden memories and emotions.

The modality aims at following the client’s subconscious to the root cause of the issue (be it an event from childhood or a more abstract, symbolic image) and resolving it at a deep subconscious level. It aims to identify past events, memories, and trauma that may negatively impact an individual in the present.

Practitioners believe that the subconscious mind can repress trauma experienced during childhood when the mind is incapable of processing it appropriately. The therapist uses hypnosis to bring memories to the surface, often focusing on childhood memories specifically.


How does Regression Therapy work? The therapist creates a safe and supportive environment for the client, helping them feel comfortable and relaxed. An average session takes about 2 hours and consists of two main parts:

  • In the first part, the therapist guides you through your memories and/or associations linked with the issue.
  • In the second part, the therapist helps you through the transformation of the difficult aspects with the help of active imagination.

The therapist will guide the client through relaxation exercises to enter a hypnotic state and access past memories. Once a difficult memory is found, emotions that had remained buried could come to the surface to be released. The memory and its effects could also be reframed to feel less painful to the person. As a result of releasing these emotions or reframing the difficult events, a person might experience improvement in their daily life.

Although there are no guarantees, it is often the case that you can notice the first shift after just one session, and 3-5 sessions are usually sufficient to resolve the issue.


Origins of Regression Therapy: Sigmund Freud, the Austrian neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, laid the groundwork for regression therapy. He believed that addressing past traumas and releasing the difficult emotions they caused is essential for overall well-being. The core techniques used in regression therapy, namely hypnotherapy and psychoanalysis, gained prominence in the 1950s.

However, regression therapy itself developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s and based itself on core psychological principles of the conscious and subconscious, studying the effects of stored memories on the psyche.

Founded at Frankfurt in 2006 by 36 members from 7 countries the international standards for Regression Therapy have been set by The EARTH Association.

Therapy Issues That Regression Therapy Helps With

Regression therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues, including:

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

***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

These are some of the additional counseling issues we deal with that are closely related to regression therapy.

Regression Therapists Working at HQ Therapy

What to expect from Regression Therapy?: During a therapy session, the therapist will work with the client to create a safe and supportive environment to explore past memories and emotions. The therapist will guide the client through relaxation exercises to enter a hypnotic state and access past memories.

Once a difficult memory is found, emotions that had remained buried could come to the surface to be released. The memory and its effects could also be reframed to feel less painful to the person

Below is a selection of our current fully trained therapists and counsellors who are available to work with clients using a wide range range of regression therapy techniques.

Choosing the right counsellor is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Motivational Interviewing?

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 get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 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.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to 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.