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What issues are Arrive Therapy's cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy ideal for?

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

Hypnotherapy and also cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are both suitable for many different presenting issues, and individual clinicians will offer specific services, and specialise in key areas.

So, what issues are Arrive Therapy's cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy ideal for?

  • Hypnotherapy for generalised anxiety, and some anxiety disorders including social anxiety. (You can read about my status as a polyvagal-affirming therapist in this blog on polyvagal theory, which explains a little more, and helps us understand how we may get 'stuck' in anxiety.)

  • Hypnotherapy to help deal with pain. You can read our article about pain HERE, which may help you understand how we go about this work utilising brain plasticity and holistic approaches.

  • iTherapy and face-to-face-sessions to improve confidence, assertiveness, self-esteem and personal autonomy.

  • Hypnosis for phobias, to help clients face their fears. (Again, as with anxiety, an understanding of one's autonomic nervous system is key to help address phobias using hypnotherapy.)

  • Therapy for minority stress. (Minority stress is additional stress that members of marginalised groups experience, because of the prejudice and discrimination they face, day to day.)

  • Hypno-CBT® for unwanted habits that are problematic.

  • Hypnotherapy as an aid in pain management.

  • Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy to help manage the symptoms of some psychosomatic issues.

  • Hypnotherapy for mindset mastery / mindset marketing within business.

  • Hypno-CBT® for 'life admin', problem solving and business coaching.

  • Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy to help autistic people and their families live their best lives. Under 18s accompanied (for both webcam / online therapy and face-to-face) by an appropriate adult.

I am passionate about helping neurodivergent and / or autistic people achieve their potential. Read our blogs 'Can hypnotherapy, Hypno-CBT and mindfulness tools help autistic individuals?' and 'How autistic people & their talking therapist / hypnotherapist can create a therapeutic relationship' for more info.

Key areas in which Hypno-CBT® could help an autistic person

Key areas in which cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy could help an autistic person include issues such as anxiety, self-efficacy, confidence, relaxation, self-esteem and social anxiety. As an autistic person seeking any talking therapy, you should always work with a therapist who understands autism, and I have extensive familial and personal experience here. (#Actuallyautistic). Even if you're at the start of the journey towards recognising that you may be autistic, Hypno-CBT can help you find yourself, partly by looking at your beliefs about yourself and any stigmas surrounding autism, and also help you to reach your goals towards self-efficacy and autonomy.

(Also check out our article 'Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy for business coaching and mindset marketing' which addresses supporting autistic entrepreneurs.)

If you’d like more info, please email me on to discuss your queries.

Kathy Carter


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