Are you looking for the help of hypnosis and a hypnotherapist? You might be looking for help for stress, to lose weight, quit smoking or any of the many services hypnotherapists offer. I see clients in London and I offer help for many issues. I do have clients from near and far who need to overcome many types of challenges. It is often hard to know which of the many hypnotherapists available to choose. Today we will often just google, hypnotherapists near me in London and see what comes up. This might have been what you did and I hope this article will help explain more about what I do as one of the many hypnotherapists in London. If you are in London and searching for hypnotherapists near me, click here to learn more about how I can help.
Finding hypnotherapists near me in London
Often when people get in touch I am asked questions about what hypnotherapists actually do (and don’t do). Maybe when you hear the word hypnosis or hypnotherapists, what immediately comes to mind might be a shifty stage performer? Don’t worry I’m far from that!
In the past a hypnotist or hypnotherapist was a weird chap with a goatee, swinging a pocket watch back and forth, who might also have a side line in card tricks. This preconception leads people to worry that hypnotherapists are going to try and take control over their minds and then have you do their evil bidding. As a London hypnotherapist and a busy one, helping people daily, I wish I did have magical powers. The reality is far more boring, but that doesn’t mean hypnotherapy isn’t a very powerful tool, that can bring enormous positive changes. It is and does as I see at my London office every day.
Hypnotherapists use your natural abilities
Hypnotherapists use hypnosis, which is really a deep relaxation technique. You go into a relaxed state similar to focussed concentration or meditation. You are not asleep or unconscious. Think of daydreaming or what you have watched a movie and felt like you were actually there? Or maybe when you were really engrossed in a good book and really was imagining what was happening or those times you were driving down a motorway and didn’t really remember the past two exits? These are all times when you were in similar state to hypnosis. All natural and normal, no magic.
Hypnotherapists near me and hypnosis tools
Hypnosis is commonly defined as a relaxed and focused state of concentration. So when you were watching the movie, or reading the book, or driving on the motorway, you were so relaxed in your environment and completely focused and concentrating on only that one thing. Like some other hypnotherapists near me in London, I use a combination of clinical hypnotherapy and certain coaching and psychotherapy techniques to help you achieve your chosen goals.
I use solution focused hypnotherapy at my London office, which is a combination of psychotherapy tools and hypnotherapy. Of course, solution focused hypnotherapists are already extremely effective and the positive effects are only supercharged by the added use of coaching, CBT or other tools, which enables your subconscious mind to make those desired beneficial changes.
Hypnotherapists don’t do all the work!
Many people believe that hypnotherapy is something that is “done” to them by hypnotherapists. So, then they just need to explain their issue to the therapist, who will then simply hypnotise them to ‘delete’ their problem away, as if by magic. This is not the case. You have to do work, hypnotherapy is a way to facilitate that work happening.
During hypnosis, you will be guided into a relaxing but focused state of attention so that positive and helpful suggestions can be directed towards your subconscious mind, in a therapeutic setting. These suggestions are designed to help you change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours.
Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, hypnotherapists do not take control of your mind. Indeed no one can hypnotise you against your will. Nobody can make you do anything you do not want to and your subconscious mind will simply reject any suggestion that is inappropriate for you.
Hypnotherapists help with many issues
As one of London’s hypnotherapists, I can help in the treatment of a number of anxiety related conditions. Maybe you googled, hypnotherapists near me as you need help with any of the following:
Agoraphobia, Anticipatory Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Claustrophobia, Compulsive Skin Picking, Dental Phobia, Depersonalisation Disorder, Emetophobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Insomnia and Sleep, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Postnatal Anxiety, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Sexual Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Stress, Trichotillomania and many other conditions which might be exacerbated by stress.
Hypnotherapists can help with mindset and sports performance
Solution focused hypnotherapists will often see people looking for help with challenges such as:
Anger Management, Confidence Boosting, Ego Reinforcement, Habit Breaking, Imposter Syndrome, Lifestyle Choices, Pain Management, Personal Performance, Relationship Issues, Self-assertion, Self-esteem, Self-recognition, Sports Performance and Weight Management. At my London office I do help with all these challenges and more.
Hypnotherapists near me and fears and phobias
I frequently help people with phobias big and small. That can be anything from spiders to needles. Common phobias include:
Acrophobia: fear of heights
Aerophobia: fear of flying
Aquaphobia: fear of water
Astraphobia: fear of storms
Claustrophobia: fear of closed spaces
Dentophobia: fear of going to the dentist
Enochlophobia: fear of crowds
Glossophobia: fear of public speaking
Hemophobia: fear of blood
Iatrophobia: fear of doctors
Mysophobia (germophobia): fear of contamination
Nosocomephobia: fear of hospitals
Zoophobia: fear of animals
Engaging the help of hypnotherapists is also a collaborative process, with you being able to sometimes have input into how treatment runs. It is important to understand that change happens because you actually truly want it to and because you are prepared to put work in and take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
What is the difference between using hypnotherapists and traditional therapy?
This is a good question and when it comes to addressing mental health issues, there are many different types of therapies available. Two of the most commonly used approaches are hypnotherapy and traditional talking therapy. Of course, both aim to help you improve mental health and well-being, but they do differ in some key ways.
Traditional therapy, is a broad term that refers to a range of therapeutic approaches. This type of therapy often involves talking with a trained mental health professional about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Depending on the type of therapy, sessions may focus on exploring past experiences, identifying negative thought patterns, and developing coping skills.
As one of London’s hypnotherapists, my approach is slightly different. Yes, we will go in depth into what is troubling you and why. When we do use hypnotherapy, that will involve hypnosis, inducing a trance-like state in the client. This relaxed state helps me to access the subconscious mind.
During a hypnotherapy session, as your hypnotherapist, I will guide you into a relaxed state and help you to focus on positive suggestions related to your specific goals or challenges. The goal of hypnotherapy is to help people reframe negative thought patterns, overcome fears and phobias, and make positive changes in their behaviour.
One of the key differences between traditional therapy and hypnotherapists is the level of consciousness. In traditional therapy, clients are fully conscious and aware of their surroundings. They engage in a back-and-forth conversation with their therapist and are encouraged to actively participate in the therapy process. During hypnotherapy, clients are in a state of deep relaxation and may feel as though they are in a dream-like state. While they are still conscious, they are more open to suggestion and may experience heightened feelings of suggestibility.
Another key difference between these two types of therapies is the focus. Traditional therapy tends to be more focused on exploring past experiences and identifying negative patterns of thought and behaviour. Hypnotherapists on the other hand, will often , but not always, focus on making positive changes in the present moment. Hypnotherapists use techniques like visualisation and positive suggestion to help their clients overcome fears, improve self-esteem, and achieve their goals.
Both traditional therapy and hypnotherapy can be highly effective for improving mental health and well-being. The best approach will always depend on the individual and their specific needs. Some people may prefer the structured, conversation-based approach of traditional therapy, while others may be more receptive to the relaxation and visualisation techniques used in hypnotherapy. With clients in London, I do use hypnotherapy, but will also talk through issues, so sometimes sessions have no hypnosis at all.
So, yes, traditional therapy and hypnotherapy share a common goal of improving mental health and well-being, but they do differ in some key ways. Traditional therapy is often focused on exploring past experiences and identifying negative thought patterns. Often hypnotherapists will focused more on making positive changes in the present moment, though will also sometimes look to your past, when needed.
Of the many hypnotherapists near you, why choose me?
In London, I provide excellence in clinical hypnotherapy right from the very first contact. I have over a decade of experience and treat each person as a unique individual, making no assumptions about you. I listen without judgement and work hard to ensure you reach your chosen goals. This means you will be having sessions with a hugely professional hypnotherapist with a passion for helping people like you. I know how difficult it can be to ask for help, so be assured that you will find support from the start. Click here to contact me today.