Hypnotherapists use hypnosis to help people overcome
a wide range of psychological conditions such as
depression, stress, anxiety or addictions. They put
clients into a trance-like state with the aim of altering
negative or dysfunctional patterns of behaviour or
beliefs. They work with clients to bring about a change in
this behaviour or way of thinking.
Hypnotherapists work with clients to overcome conditions such as drug or alcohol addiction, phobias, eating disorders, panic attacks, insomnia, suppressed emotions and lack of confidence. The hypnotherapist will have an initial consultation with the client to discuss the problem or issue, take a full medical and social history, and then recommend a course of treatment. Successful treatment may require several sessions.
The vast majority of hypnotherapists work part-time;
however, there are a number of full-time opportunities.
There are no set working hours. Unsocial hours may be
required to meet the needs of their patients.
They work indoors in consulting rooms in hospitals, clinics and private practice. They may work in a number of venues so the ability to drive would be an advantage.
To be a hypnotherapist you need:
There is a growing demand for hypnotherapists, with
increasing referrals from GPs and private health insurers.
There are opportunities for work in a variety of settings
including private hospitals and clinics, and private
practice. There are a small number of opportunities
within the NHS but mainly for medically qualified
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