Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH) launched a unique research project in 2011. Using a team of QCH therapists, clients with anxiety and depression were assessed using the same outcome measures currently used to assess the effectiveness of talking therapies within the NHS. The pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal in 2015. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions. This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT). To our knowledge, this is the only hypnotherapy approach to have been validated in this way.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy prides itself on taking a holistic approach to therapy, as it essentially combines various curative methods from different schools of thought. Such methods include: Hypnotherapy, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Evolutionary Psychology and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Using a combination of these methods, Cognitive Hypnotherapy aims to change and solve the unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviours each client individually presents.
So, as your therapist I will create individual treatment plans ‘made to measure’ for you, in order for you to regain the control and conscious direction you desire over your life.
If you have a few minutes spare, please watch the animation below which explains Cognitive Hypnotherapy to a tee!