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Hypnotherapy in Bromley: Costs, Benefits, and the Therapeutic Alliance

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Hypnotherapy, a captivating form of complementary therapy, has been gaining remarkable popularity across the UK. This powerful technique utilises hypnosis to facilitate positive changes in individuals’ lives, addressing cognitive and behavioural challenges. Let’s explore the key aspects of hypnotherapy and why someone in Bromley might find it particularly relevant.

What Is Hypnotherapy?

At its core, hypnotherapy harnesses the power of hypnosis—a state of deep relaxation and heightened suggestibility. Contrary to misconceptions, hypnotherapy is not mind control; individuals remain fully aware and in control throughout the process. They enter a relaxed state, making them more absorbed, and receptive to suggestions for positive change.

Hypnotherapy has ancient roots but gained prominence in the 18th century when Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer developed “animal magnetism,” a precursor to modern hypnotism, developed further by James Braid. Many of the foundation ideas of mesmerism soon dropped away, leaving at its core the idea that people can become focused on a single idea, and become suggestible to change, it’s recognised as an effective treatment for various conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight loss
  • Phobias
  • Sleep improvement
  • Confidence enhancement

The Cost of Hypnotherapy in Bromley

The cost of hypnotherapy sessions varies based on several factors:

  1. Location: Prices differ across regions and cities within the UK.
  2. Therapist’s Unique Experience: hypnotherapists may charge more if they provide a specific market, perhaps someone who only works with top-flight footballers for example.
  3. Session Length: Typically lasting 60-90 minutes, each session contributes to the overall cost.
  4. Specific Issue: Whether it’s stress reduction, smoking cessation, or weight loss, the issue being addressed impacts pricing.

How to Choose a Hypnotherapist in Bromley

Choosing the right hypnotherapist is crucial to the success of your therapy sessions. One of the key factors is something called the therapeutic alliance. This essentially means your therapist is someone who feels right for you, a relationship that is built on mutual trust, and collaboration and where agreement is mutually agreed on on the goals and tasks of therapy.

It is not a friendship relationship, it is a professional goal-oriented, one that is focused solely on the client’s well-being and growth. The relationship is not always one that sits on the fence or on grounds that do not risk offending you. Uncomfortable truths, and challenging a client’s existing beliefs and behaviours require a therapeutic alliance that is strong and resilient enough to have such conversations, in an empathetic manner.

The difference between a therapist and a friend is that for the first time, you have someone listening to your story, and not someone who might hijack and even self-promote their experience over yours. Growth and change is a journey, this is something that will have many ups and downs, but a good therapist is someone who can help guide you on it.

Check Qualifications and Accreditation

First and foremost, ensure that the hypnotherapist you are considering is properly qualified. In the UK, the government does not currently regulate hypnotherapy, but there are several professional bodies that hypnotherapists can register with. These are not compulsory and indeed some practitioners may operate without any suggested registrations. These include the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH), the Hypnotherapy Society, the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), and the British Association of Hypnotherapy and NLP (BAHNLP), Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). These organisations require their members to meet certain standards of training and maintain certain ethical practices.

Your hypnotherapist is not bound to be a registered member, but it may be useful to you if they are. It is also worth pointing out, that which register a hypnotherapist is registered with, is by itself not an indicator of preference.

Experience Matters

Experience is another crucial factor to consider, and this is not just the therapy experience, can life experience make a difference? Looking for a hypnotherapist who has experience dealing with the issues you are seeking help for could be seen as being helpful. For example, some therapists might specialise in anxiety, others in smoking cessation, and so on. Experienced therapists are likely to have developed effective techniques and a deeper understanding of how to handle different scenarios that may arise during therapy.

A therapist with a certain life background, such as a former coach, business leader etc, may bring aspects of that knowledge into the therapy sessions. If for example, you are struggling with public speaking and your therapist knows what it is like to deliver speeches to audiences can add a subtle edge of ‘reality’ to your challenges and aspirations. Remember your doctor does not have to have the same condition as the patient to help treat it, and the same applies with hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy at the Bohangar City Practice

This website is run by my private practice, which runs face-to-face therapy in Bromley and Borough, London Bridge. The practice therapist is registered with the NCH and CNHC. The practice also runs sessions online or offers a hybrid approach between face-to-face and online.

The practice specialism is the triangle of Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia, as well as procrastination and confidence building.

Please reach out if something resonates with you using the contacts on this page – also please leave a comment with any of your experiences

Disclaimer, Please Read: The information provided in this article is for illustrative and informational purposes only. It does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. For medical issues or emergencies, always consult with a licensed medical professional. For non-clinical challenges related to stress, anxiety, and other emotional or behavioural concerns, considering a consultation with a therapist may be beneficial. Bohangar City Practice is a registered Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy practice, specialising in combining cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnosis to address various challenges and promote well-being. Any questions, please do reach out

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MULTI-MODAL THERAPY: Cognitive, Behavioural, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, etc.

THERAPIST: Former City Analyst, City of London, Singapore, Zurich, and Frankfurt. 

If you are seeking Therapy please reach out for an initial free consultation call. Bohangar Hypnotherapy Practice. Hope you enjoy this blog post, would love to hear your comments  

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