CBT, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy
Psychotherapy is defined by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a process “to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour. Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way.”
Hypno-psychotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis to enhance psychotherapeutic interventions. Hypno-psychotherapists should be trained at masters level and are trained to deal with deep psychological issues and psychiatric illness. I am trained to this level.
There is, as yet, no regulation in the UK for psychotherapy. At present it is looking like there is a good chance that UKCP will be regulated by the new Professional Standards Authority (the body currently known as CHRE which regulates the medical and dental professions). This would be a good step forward in ensuring the public know who to consult.