For my professional accreditation I am listed on the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register). You can search their register to find me listed.
When searching for a hypnotherapist it is wise to check their credentials and read online reviews You can independently verify my accreditation by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council by searching their web site. Either by typing my name or just by doing a search of my area.
I am required to comply to the standards of The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and to undergo continuing professional development (CPD).
As I am passionate about the subject, this is no imposition as it is something I am doing all the time.
In addition it is also a good idea to speak to the Hypnotherapist and have a chat with them about the form your therapy might take. it is very important that you establish rapport and that you feel you can work with them. I encourage all clients to speak to me for at least 10-20 minutes prior to their appointment. This ensures that they have a realistic expectation about what to expect and it also allows me to think about their issues and prepare properly for the session. If I don’t think that hypnotherapy can help you I will discourage you from coming. It is sometimes the case with addiction that clients are pressurised into going to a hypnotherapist by their loved ones. The motivation to visit me has to come from you without the added pressure from others.
I have publicly gone on record saying that hypnotherapists have a responsibility to manage client expectation. Whilst it is true that dreams come true you need to understand that it is you that needs to have that dream in order to be able to realise it. Hypnotherapy can help you realise your dreams by helping you visualise them more clearly.