Are you struggling with mental health issues and considering hypnotherapy? If you’re based in Cornwall, you’re in luck! There are many reputable hypnotherapists in the area who can help you on your journey towards better mental health. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the right hypnotherapist for you. That’s why I’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you navigate the process and find a good hypnotherapist in Cornwall.

Understanding Hypnotherapy

Before diving into the process of finding a hypnotherapist, it’s important to have a basic understanding of hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that uses hypnosis to induce a state of relaxation and heightened suggestibility. It can be used to treat a wide range of mental health issues, from anxiety and depression to phobias and addiction.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, in particular, is a popular form of hypnotherapy that focuses on creating positive change in the present and future rather than dwelling on the past. However, most solution focused hypnotherapists will not induce a traditional trance state, being only a very light state of relaxation. Some clients can feel as if this is not what they were expecting.

Having trained in this technique myself, I naturally have alternative methods which do give you that experience of a deeper trance state. It’s a bit like going shopping and expecting the same coat to fit not just yourself, but everyone else in your family. One size definitely doesn’t fit all!

Internet searching

No doubt your main point of call is Google. Typically you’d search ‘hypnotherapy in Cornwall’ and will likely bring up a list of people who are geographically near you, and even include a handy map showing them too. Google does provide a handy overview from how to contact them, whether they’re open at the moment to showing directions on how to get there.

Below the local google search, you will find the websites of local hypnotherapists. If they’re properly setup and popular the higher they’ll show up in the results. However, just because they’re on page one doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not worth peeking at the next pages. And more than likely, professional listing sites will naturally be more effective at hitting the top spots for search.

Below them are the paid for or ‘sponsored’ entries. They are more than likely hypnotherapists who are seeking to get better visibility by paying for their sites to be advertised. From experience they’re usually from outside of your geographical search area.

Qualifications and Training

When looking for a hypnotherapist in Cornwall, it’s important to consider their qualifications and training. Make sure that the hypnotherapist is registered with a reputable professional organisation, such as the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Additionally, check their training and credentials to ensure that they have received proper education in hypnotherapy.

Reviews and Testimonials

Reading reviews and testimonials from previous clients can be a great way to gauge a hypnotherapist’s effectiveness and professionalism. Look for reviews on the hypnotherapist’s website or social media pages, and don’t be afraid to ask for references or testimonials from previous clients. Positive reviews and recommendations from trusted sources can give you peace of mind and help you feel confident in your choice of hypnotherapist.

It’s also important to recognise that just because there are registers available online which list out hypnotherapists such as Hypnotherapy Directory or Three Best Rated – they don’t necessarily have any real basis of regulation. They simply act as an easier way of finding local hypnotherapists in a geographical manner. Regulation is always best sought through that therapist’s governing body such as the National Council for Hypnotherapy. This information should be readily available from the therapists website.

Probably one of the best sources of recommendation come from people who have previously seen the therapist. You’re more likely to find that someone you know has known someone who’s been to a local hypnotherapist.

Fake reviews.

The hallmark of any good therapist is the presence of real, sound testimonials from satisfied clients. Considering that my work is of a confidential nature, and unless clients want to share their experience, I don’t. But if you do this where my clients rate and review my work.

Trust Index Fresha reviews

But what about the very concerning issue of fake reviews? I know there are many, many ways of people obtaining reviews through paid or other methods. But how do I ensure my reviews are bona fide and can be trusted?

Well the answer is simple. Clients who leave a review are only offered that opportunity securely from my online booking system after having booked and attended their session. Simple.

The issue of fake google reviews for medical clinics has been highlighted by Emma Hardy of BBC News.

Recommendations from Healthcare Professionals

Another great way to find a good hypnotherapist in Cornwall is to ask for recommendations from healthcare professionals, such as your GP or therapist. They may be able to refer you to a reputable hypnotherapist who has helped their patients in the past. Additionally, if you’re already receiving mental health treatment, your therapist or counsellor may offer hypnotherapy as an additional treatment option.

Professionalism and Communication

When meeting with a potential hypnotherapist, pay attention to their level of professionalism and communication. They should be respectful, empathetic, and non-judgmental, creating a safe space for you to discuss your mental health concerns. Additionally, they should be transparent about their treatment methods and what to expect during hypnotherapy sessions. Be that online or in a face to face environment.

In conclusion

Finding a good hypnotherapist in Cornwall can be a daunting task, but it’s important to take the time to find someone who is reputable, qualified, and experienced. By using the tips and resources mentioned in this article, you can make an informed decision and find a hypnotherapist who can help you achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being.

Remember, it’s essential to have an open mind and a willingness to work on yourself when undergoing hypnotherapy. It’s a collaborative process between the therapist and client, and success depends on both parties’ commitment to the process.

If you’re struggling with any issues and believe that hypnotherapy may be the right choice for you, take the time to research and find a reputable hypnotherapist in Cornwall. With the right support, guidance, and techniques, hypnotherapy can be a transformative experience that can help you achieve your goals and live a happier, healthier life.

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