CBT, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis to assist clients to resolve problems arising from habits, maladaptive behaviours, pain (under medical supervision) and psychosomatic medical conditions. It can also be used to assist clients in maximising potential in settings such as work and sport. Hypnotherapy alone is not suitable to deal with deep psychological issues or psychiatric illness (see psychotherapy ).
Hypnotherapy in the UK is regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. This is a voluntary process (ie someone practising as a hypnotherapist who is not registered is not breaking the law); the Department of Health recommend that the public only visit a person who is registered with them, if the therapy is covered by them. This is a very welcome step towards protection of the public from therapists with little training