How to find the Best Hypnotherapist Melbourne has for you
#Choosing a therapist can be tricky. Choosing a Clinical Hypnotherapist in Melbourne can be particularly challenging because as Hypnotherapy is currently not regulated in Victoria it's important to check that the Hypnotherapist has been properly trained and is registered with an approved and nationally accredited association such as the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA).
Membership in an accredited association provides evidence that the practitioner has been properly trained in Hypnotherapy, so it's a good way of finding the best Australian Hypnotherapists in clinical practice. Often it's the case the practitioners of other disciplines add Hypnotherapy to their lists of services when in fact they haven't undertaken sufficient training to merit membership in an industry association and in some cases haven't undertaken any training at all.
Registration with an accredited association provides peace of mind in that it not only indicates that the Hypnotherapist has been trained to the standard required for acceptance in the Hypnotherapy Association, it also demonstrates that they have agreed to adhere to the Hypnotherapy Associations code of conduct, they they have passed a police check, a working with children check, have trained in first aid, are properly insured and are undertaking continuous professional development training. These are all very important criteria to have in mind before entering a therapeutic relationship, particularly where confidentiality is so critical.
Hypnotherapy is more than simply helping someone relax, it requires counselling and psychotherapy skills, for this reason in addition to the training I received during my years of studying Hypnotherapy I also undertook formal training as a Professional Counsellor; in addition to being a member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association I'm also a member of the Australian Counselling Association. The Australian Counselling Association has similar criteria to the Hypnotherapy Association.
Another aspect of association membership is that you are required to have professional supervision from a highly experienced, skilled and professionally accredited supervisor. This supervision helps to ensure that as a therapist you are able to workshop cases and review treatment plans while maintaining confidentiality and is an essential part of any therapists professional practice and development. In addition to the aforementioned membership of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association means that I have a provider number for Private Health Insurers so if your policy covers Hypnotherapy you can claim back some of the cost of the sessions.
So in conclusion when seeking a therapist I recommend that you spend a little time doing some research as to their training and ongoing development to ensure that not only did they study Hypnotherapy extensively but are continuing to learn new techniques on the cutting edge of the industry.
As a private practitioner I ensure to keep a register of other reputable therapists that I can refer clients to if I believe their needs will be best served elsewhere.
Once you've established the credentials of the therapist then it's about finding the therapist that resonates most with you, you can do this by reading their blog or website and getting a feel for their style. If still unsure give them a call and talk to them about how they work. Any good therapist will be happy to talk to you by phone because a good therapist wants to ensure the best outcome for you and to help you make the choice that works best for you.
If you'd like further information please don't hesitate to contact me on 0435 923 817 or by using this contact form. Click this link learn more about me.
For the best Hypnotherapy Australia has to offer always check the NHRA (National Hypnotherapist Register). A register of all member hypnotherapists in associations Australia wide.
The Australian Hypnotherapy Association Is A Great Place To Start.
Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina spent many years working in senior management in the Corporate world, before leaving to pursue her passion to become a Therapist.
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