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Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help with a huge varierty of problems from anxiety and depression to coping with a purely physical illness; Really, anything that your thoughts have an impact on or are affected by can be helped, if not solved completely with Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

For a quick introduction to Cognitive Hypnotherapy, watch this animation, narrated by the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy Trevor Silvester.

An Evidence-Based Approach

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.

For further information concerning the research project and pilot study released in the Mental Health Review Journal please visit the evidence-based therapy research page.


You can read more information about the research project here: cognitive hypnotherapy research overview

How the sessions work

The first session with me will consist of a full consultation where I will ask you lots of questions about how you experience your problem and how you will know that your problem has been resolved. This will enable me to create a treatment plan specifically for you which will draw from many different therapy techniques, as well as writing a bespoke hypnosis script using a technique called Wordweaving®; these combined will make achieving your goal much more likely. 

Everything that is discussed will remain completely confidential.

In the first session I will also explain how the subsequent session will work and may teach you techniques to practice in between sessions. 

A recording of the scripted hypnosis part of the sessions can be made available to you to download and play at home.


Each session lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes and costs £110 (£90 concessions), payable by bank transfer on the day of your appointment.

Perception Magazine

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