Hypnotherapy is commonly misunderstood to be something mysterious and strange. In reality it is more like a relaxed state the kind of state you find yourself in when you are day dreaming. When you are in this state your subconscious is more relaxed and open to suggestions. This is where you can speak to your subconscious and change habits and unwanted behaviours.
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that enables you to talk through areas of your thoughts and feelings that are troubling you. The purpose of the therapy is help you identify solutions and change patterns of behaviour that are hindering you.
The short answer to this is yes, but it is up to you how deep you go. Some people may find that they are a bit resistant at first. Very often it is fear of the unknown. However, when you realise that it is just a nice peaceful state of mind they find it easier to let go.
Absolutely not. That is stage hypnotists who do that. This is therapy and it is all about you and your needs. Your subconscious will not allow you to do anything that is against your code of ethics or values.
There is no definitive answer to this I'm afraid. This will depend very much on what comes out in the consultation and what the underlying issue is. Some people find their issue is resolved in one session. Others may need a period of time to work through their issues.
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I may ask you for information about your GP contact details. The only need for this is if you under medical supervision and it may prevent us from working together. However, we will discuss all of this at our first meeting.
I will also ask for next of kin in case of any emergencies. This has never happened but it is there just in case.
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I am sure that we can work out and discuss any complaints you may have with me or the service. However, should you wish to make a complaint the procedure is as follows,
If you would like to report a complaint about a psychotherapist or psychotherapeutic counsellor to the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), please complete this form either by hand or electronically and send it to the address at the bottom of this form.
The aim of this form is to provide the UKCP with:
the basic information needed to identify you and the individual you wish to make a complaint against; and
details of your complaint needed t investigate the matter.
Please note that due to the measures introduced by the Government in response to COVID-19, all our staff are working from home. This means we have limited access to our post and we would strongly advise that you send your complaint by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and not by post where possible.
If you would like to discuss your concerns with a member of the Complaints and Conduct Team, or if you need help to fill in this form, please call us on 020 7014 9493 or 020 7014 9978.