What can you expect from Cognitive Hypnotherapy?

A Cognitive Hypnotherapy session offers you an opportunity to find the difference that might just make the difference in your life.

Thinking Room is the place to come to deal with those specific issues, problems and difficulties that are stopping you living your best life.

People often wonder what to expect.

During our first contact whether by telephone or e-mail I will ask for a general idea of why you would like to work with me and what kind of issue or problem you want to address.  Sometimes this is fairly simple to identify and talk about, sometimes not so easy to say.  Don’t worry, I can still work with you.

I try and see new clients within two weeks and if you are flexible I can often see you in within a week.

Your first appointment will usually be slightly longer than future appointments because it’s during this time we deal with a bit of paperwork and I get a better idea of what we will be working on together. I’ll ask a few questions and we’ll have a conversation about what you want to achieve.

Hypnotherapy itself is actually a very relaxing experience for most people. The trance state is one we often go into without even realising and is also something you have a great deal of control over and believe it or not, you don’t even have to close your eyes!

So, it’s not all about watching a swinging clock, looking deep into my eyes or me using a funny voice and telling you you’re getting sleepy. You might even have to do some of the work yourself. Each client is different and I will respond to your individual need at all times.

Remember, we are looking for solutions!


An Evidence-Based Approach

Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH) launched a unique research project in 2011. Using a team of QCH therapists, clients with anxiety and depression were assessed using the same outcome measures currently used to assess the effectiveness of talking therapies within the NHS.

The pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal in 2015. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions.

This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT).

To our knowledge, this is the only hypnotherapy approach to have been validated in this way.

For further information concerning the research project and pilot study released in the Mental Health Review Journal please visit the evidence-based therapy research page.