Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) is an evidence driven set of therapeutic techniques and protocols that have been shown to be effective for most of the mental and emotional health issues including depression, anxiety, psychoses, etc.
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy techniques tend to be practical and focus on changing thinking styles and behavioural patterns.
Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy draws on traditional cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, but introduces hypnosis as a strategy to bring about change.
One client described it as ‘turbo charged’ CBT.
The format is similar to cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.
The first sessions involve a careful assessment of your difficulties.
Once we have developed a shared understanding of what is happening, a kind of model known as a formulation, we use that understanding to target techniques to tackle your particular difficulties.
Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy uses all the normal techniques of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, but we add powerful hypnosis techniques as well.