Cognitive Hypnotherapy


Hypnotherapy in Reading and Wokingham
Why  is Cognitive Hypnotherapy so effective?

I offer the Cognitive Hypnotherapy approach because it’s an approach that respects the fact we are all unique. Being able to tailor to your needs means that together we can discover the best treatment plan for you. Unlike some approaches, we’ll focus on your solution as well as exploring your problem, plus I’ll teach you useful, practice techniques to help you feel in control in the moment.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses proven techniques and ideas from many different schools of therapy including Hypnotherapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Integration (EMI), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Positive Psychology to form a powerful way of achieving lasting change in the shortest time possible for you.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy Reading – if you want to find out more or book a free initial phone call, please contact me on: or 07446950386

You can find out more about Cognitive Hypnotherapy in this great 3 minute video:


You are unique! So there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach

As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, I will always treat you as an individual as we believe that everyone is unique and every person experiences their problem in a unique way even if sometimes we give problems common labels like anxiety, depression, stress. I therefore avoid the ‘one size fits all approach’ and unlike some traditional hypnotherapy there are no set scripts. Together we’ll explore this uniqueness to find the root of your issue and guide you to the right answers for you.  I will tailor each session for you based on what you need and will also write a personalised MP3 download for you.


Freeing you from being ‘emotionally hijacked’

We believe that the unconscious mind which controls about 90% of what we do is always trying to protect us and that all behaviour has a positive purpose but that the brain is plastic and thinking can be changed. We also believe that trance is every day and that someone experiencing a problem is in effect in a ‘problem trance’ where they react in a way they don’t want to. Our unconscious minds make calculations based on past experiences and our environment in order to keep us away from ‘perceived’ danger. When a similar situation occurs we are essentially being ‘emotionally hijacked’ by our unconscious mind making you feel out of control in that situation. Using the Cognitive Hypnotherapy approach my aim is to de-hypnotise your unconscious from being ‘emotionally hijacked’ so you can be yourself, take control and behave in the way you want to.


Using natural, every day trance

Research shows us that we go in and out of an altered state of awareness or trance all day long. Just think about when you day dream or are doing something whilst thinking about something else. Some people worry about being hypnotised because of what they see on the TV but there are no swinging watches and you always stay in control.

In Cognitive Hypnotherapy we focus on light trance states so you will be fully aware of what is happening. It will be familiar and natural for you just like daydreaming and relaxing.

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Professional and ethicalQuest Institute

Cognitive Hypnotherapy was founded by Trevor Silvester, of the Quest Institute in London and follows the highest standards of training and qualification. I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy which promotes and implements the highest standards of training, practice and professional ethics. Confidentiality and professionalism are a priority.