Cognitive Hypnotherapy  

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a progressive, modern, and highly collaborative approach. Its effectiveness at treating anxiety and depression has been explored and published in a peer-reviewed journal. The video below gives insights and background from the founder himself, Trevor Silvester. I’ve also summarised it below if videos aren’t your thing.


Everyone I see from athletes to enthusiasts, teenagers to adults - each brings with them a unique personal story. Many voice the frustration of sometimes glimpsing their happy, fulfilled self, but also struggling with how to connect with that elusive stranger. Cognitive Hypnotherapy begins with us working together to create a clear and objective picture of you – both the person you are today and the one you feel you could become.


A clear and in-depth understanding of your journey is therefore critical. It allows me to carefully tailor my approach to working with you, and enables a flexible, fluid process, and a supportive environment. Cognitive Hypnotherapy avoids assigning you a box or a label to weigh you down. You are my priority and your well-being, happiness and confidence are my only goals. So everything is designed with you in mind, and we’ll move at your pace.

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The Research

Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy has been put to the test in a scientific research study over a number of years. 


“In September 2015 the pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions. This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT).”

Taken from the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association (QCHPA) Research page on the website, which can be found here