The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy & Mindfulness

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is the provision, by qualified practitioners, of a formal and professional relationship within which patient(s)/ client(s) can profitably explore difficult, and often painful, emotions and experiences.

These may include feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, or perhaps the loss of meaning in one’s life. It is a process which seeks to help the person gain an increased capacity for choice, through which the individual becomes more autonomous and self determined. Psychotherapy may be provided for individuals or children, couples, families and groups.

It should be noted that additional training in psychotherapy or counselling should assist a hypnotherapist in helping you to achieve your goals more effectively. Not all hypnotherapists have this additional training, potential clients should always ask this of any hypnotherapist you are considering consulting.

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