Hypnotherapy is a skill which uses the tool of Hypnosis for the administration of many and various forms of Psychotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is totally different from any other form of therapeutic intervention. It does not involve drugs or physical manipulation and it does not rely on the clients intellect to make it work. The major difference is that all other forms of psychological work such as Counseling, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and the like are based around conscious processes of thought, and because it is conscious work, the conscious mind can often hinder its success.
A Hypnotherapist works with something quite different. We approach the subconscious part of the psyche, helping our clients to resolve difficulties at a level where conscious thought cannot interfere, either for good OR bad. And it is precisely because of the fundamental change to the thought processes that a client will be released from a symptom (or habit) so completely that he may easily begin to believe that it was never really that bad in the first place.
In short, Hypnotherapy means the use of hypnosis for the treatment and relief of a variety of somatic and psychological symptoms with the aid of a trained therapist. I practice Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis in Essex along with Emotional Freedom Technique. I am an accredited member of the APHP and I have been a full time member for the past 15 years.