It may seem like you have tried everything to kick an unhealthy habit or overcome a psychological condition or chronic physical ailment. Hypnotherapy could be the answer.

Living with an addiction can be incredibly difficult as it can take over and affect all areas of your life, including work, relationships, and both your mental and physical health.

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to treat conditions or change habits by inducing you into a hypnotic state. In this state, the mind is more receptive to suggestion and the unconscious mind is more accessible. It allows people to experience detached external attention while focusing on the inner experience.
Most describe the sensation of hypnosis as lovely. It is often compared to the feeling you experience first thing in the morning laying in bed, where you are alert and awake, but relaxed and resting.
At Addcounsel we work with leading doctors to take a ‘whole-person’ approach to treatment, ensuring your individual needs and experiences are always prioritised. We do our best to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during hypnotherapy, and throughout your stay. Our multi-pronged approach to treatment means that we focus on all parts of your mental, physical, and emotional health on your road to recovery. Fully personalised treatment plans and discreet, private care ensure you can relax and heal in a safe environment free from external stress.

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How Hypnotherapy Works

During a hypnotherapy session, a therapist will guide you through a process to induce a hypnotic trance that helps you to focus your mind, become more responsive to suggestions, and relax deeply.

The first step will be an assessment with the therapists, where you will share your medical history and discuss what you hope to achieve. The therapist will also explain the process in more detail and the methods they will use.

The therapist will then lead you into a deeply relaxed state that makes you more open or compliant to suggestions from the hypnotherapist. While in the hypnotic trance, people can become more imaginative and sometimes are able to access long-forgotten memories, offering a new perspective on their addictive behaviour.

The therapist will then use the previously agreed upon methods to guide you toward your goal, for example suggesting that you want to quit smoking.

The hypnotherapist will then guide you out of the trance-like state, after which you will discuss the session. Most people feel refreshed and relaxed after hypnotherapy.

Although everyone responds differently to hypnosis, some people undergoing hypnotherapy treatments may develop a capacity to break free from certain long-term behaviour patterns in the waking state. It is important to know that you are fully in control while under hypnosis and cannot be forced to take on suggestions that you don’t want to.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help You

Hypnotherapy treatments can help you to improve your ability to change deep-rooted behaviour patterns. You can learn to control these detrimental habits through this positive therapy.

Hypnotherapy can make things that seem impossible – such as healing, kicking addiction, or destructive behaviour – appear manageable and desirable.

In addition to breaking habits and overcoming addictions, hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of health problems, both physical and psychological.

Research suggests that hypnotherapy can successfully treat:

  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Dementia symptoms
    Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy
  • Skin conditions, such as psoriasis and warts
  • Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

While hypnotherapy can help you cope with problems related to stress, trauma, and anxiety, best results may be achieved when hypnotherapy is adopted in conjunction with first-line treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or other talking therapies.

A person-centred approach is essential for hypnotherapy to work. Creating a personalised treatment plan that combines different forms of therapy or medication in a relaxing, private environment allows you to focus on the treatment, breaking habits, overcoming addiction, or healing from health conditions.

Treatment Tailored to You

At Addcousel, we are committed to finding the best treatment plan for your individual needs. We understand the unique position that our clients may find themselves in, and Addcounsel’s expertly-trained team draw on our world-leading selection of treatment modalities to deliver the best program for your needs.

Our ‘one client at a time’ approach guarantees you receive the attention and care you deserve with total confidentiality. We’ve worked with a number of high networth individuals and understand the need for privacy and discretion.

Our luxury accommodation and care will ensure you are in the best environment for long-term recovery or healing. For more information, contact us today at +44 (0)203 709 3968 or email us at for an in-depth look at treatment and what you can expect in the admissions process.

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