Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hynotherapist at The Centre:
Sarah Roberts (Link to Therapist’s own website)

Sarah can offer appointments via Zoom. Please follow link to website for further information.

Cognitive hypnotherapy is a talking therapy which can help people change behaviours, habits, feelings and ways of thinking, in quite a brief number of sessions. Many clients experience significant change within 6 sessions. Treatments are all tailored to you as an individual and can include a recording for you to listen to between sessions.

It is believed that as much as 90% of our behaviour is unconsciously driven, meaning it happens automatically without us thinking about what we’re doing – like when we drive a car.  Cognitive hypnotherapy helps a client understand and change the unconscious drivers of their problem and then uses simple, creative and interactive techniques to change them to something more helpful.

Cognitive hypnotherapy differs from traditional hypnotherapy in that is does not use standard scripts, rather each course of treatment is tailored to the individual. A cognitive hypnotherapist is trained to use a client’s own language patterns to tailor treatment to them. Cognitive hypnotherapy does not require people to enter a deep trance or particularly suggestible state. Cognitive hypnotherapy is interactive and clients learn about themselves from hearing themselves speak.

Cognitive hypnotherapy also incorporates other proven approaches and techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, or tapping) and positive psychology.

Hypnotherapy is helpful with many issues, including dealing with fears, stopping unwanted habits, and coping with life more easily. It can help with improving relationships, performance at work or in sport and living well with health conditions. Research has found cognitive hypnotherapy to be especially effective for anxiety and depression, with 71% of clients with significant anxiety and depression reporting themselves recovered in one 2015 study, compared to 42% of people receiving other therapies such as CBT.