Latest Update ... Jan 2021
You are probably aware that the UK is still in lock-down and it is unclear when it is all going to end.
The advice given from most governing bodies is that the current regulations provide exemptions to closure. These include “...services relating to mental health” and the consensus is that Hypnotherapy falls comfortably within that role. [ref Section 47, Part 3 of the Schedule to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020]
I have had to think long and hard about how to proceed with my practice.
I can only speak for myself , but I feel very strongly that this form of therapy benefits hugely when two people meet in the same space, and can relate to each other in a humanistic way; a circumstance that I cannot reproduce via an internet video provision.
I accept that some level of therapy is possible using technology, and it is important to realise that this service is available from other practitioners who would perhaps disagree with me.
At this point in time, My personal view is that on-line therapy is less effective and creates a whole new set of issues to be dealt with.
Therefore, for now at least, I am continuing to practice Face to Face with clients who fall into the exempt category.
Strict procedures have been put in place at the clinic to provide a Covid-safe environment.
If in doubt – ask.
I shall be happy to provide continued therapy to existing clients via the internet, in the event of one of us having to self isolate (assuming this is desirable to my client).
Many Hypnotherapists are moving to, ‘remote working’ – working online.
In the same way you may speak to family or friends on Facetime or Whatsapp, you can work with a Hypnotherapist.
Hypnotherapy work is highly confidential. It is really important for you to have a safe space to conduct your session.
Ideally this should be a place:
Without interruptions and distractions (in the same way you would expect a physically face to face session to be).
Where you can be comfortable and relax,
With access to an internet connection and the necessary equipment (headphones are useful but not essential)