There are many providers of hypnotherapy, NLP, coaching, personal training, personal development … we’re all different. Perhaps, choosing who to go to, and what therapy to try is a matter of looking for someone you believe will help you achieve what you want, quickly and efficiently.
Change is sometimes challenging even with hypnotherapy and training. Success requires commitment and trust from you and your therapist. It is important that you both feel at ease so that you can talk openly about why you want hypnotherapy or training at your free initial consultation. So it is a good idea to meet and talk to a few different therapists before you make a decision. It’s about finding a good ‘fit’ for both parties.
On this page I’ve explained why I chose to work only with the International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysts (IAPH) and why I only offer IAPH hypnotherapy or training for my clients. It also explains a bit more about me so you can decide if you want to call me to arrange your free initial consultation.
So how do you know who to trust?
I asked exactly the same question when I was looking for hypnotherapy training.
Hypnotherapy is not regulated by any one national body. I was a senior manager in the Care Quality Commission (CQC regulate health and social care in England) when CQC was set up. I was involved in Department of Health discussions about the “scope of regulation” (what treatments should be regulated). The Department decided it wasn’t necessary to regulate hypnotherapy because hypnotherapy was a safe therapy and ‘market forces’ would ensure that only the best therapists survived.
There are lots of schools who will teach you how to hypnotise someone. I trusted the IAPH and chose to become a member because:
- Having experienced many therapies and programmes in the past (coaching, development, training, hypnosis, NLP, CBT, EFT etc), I truly believe the hypnotherapy and training I practice now are the most effective. The IAPH is the ONLY organisation to teach Pure Hypnoanalysis and the Thrive Programme.
- The course I had to do was thorough – I wanted to be sure that I’d help people achieve what they wanted. I passed my practical hypnotherapy training before I was eligible join the organisation.
- There is on-going personal development within IAPH and they recognise some external personal development too (in fact it’s seen as a way to bring new ideas into the organisation so we’re constantly learning).
- I had to experience the hypnotherapy and training I practice so that I could experience how they worked and how they feel. Surprisingly, this is not the case will all training courses. I felt that I’d be more able to quickly and effectively help you overcome any concerns you may have if I could see things from your point of view.
- Our therapies are all about empowering clients and trainees, enabling them to make their own changes. The IAPH has rules about the length of time we can keep people in therapy; we’re about liberating you as soon as it’s therapeutically beneficial for you. So I work efficiently and effectively to discharge each and every client from treatment at the earliest possible moment consistent with that client’s good care.
- The IAPH was the very first hypnotherapy organisation in the UK to introduce mandatory clinical supervision for all of its members. This is not about having somebody watching over my shoulder while I am working, it is about having a professional relationship with someone trained and hugely experienced in the therapies I provide. With my supervisor, I ensure that I am providing the very best treatment for you.
Professor David Haslam, CBE
Having worked with Tania Clarke over several years in the Healthcare Commission and Care Quality Commission I have been extremely impressed by the quality of her work, her sensitivity and her commitment to improving people’s lives. I wish her every success in her hypnotherapy practice.
David Haslam: GP in Cambridgeshire since 1976; visiting professor of primary healthcare at De Montfort University; member of the Council at the Royal College of GPs since 1987, chairman from 2001 to 2004 and President 2006 to 2009.
We worked together since 2005 while he was with the Healthcare Commission and the Care Quality Commission. We also worked together at the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) and the General Medical Council (GMC).
I am still a Lay Visitor for the GMC as a result of the work I did during this time. I built partnerships and changed the way organisations and people work together. We improved healthcare.