Atkinson Ball College Logo - HypnotherapyJessica Green trained with the Atkinson Ball college, these are their standards.

Real Standards for Hypnotherapy

Choosing an effective Hypnotherapist can be a daunting task. In order to address this and to help the public make an informed choice when electing to go for hypnotherapy, we have created the Atkinson-Ball Standard. By knowing what to look for, you can avoid the pitfalls and link up with a fully-qualified Advanced Hypnotherapist who can really help.

When it comes to choosing a therapist, most people have three big concerns:

  1. Is Hypnotherapy right for me?
  2. Will this hypnotherapist be able to help me?
  3. What should I look for?

In the current climate of enthusiasm for drug-free, holistic therapies which complement conventional medicine, Advanced Hypnotherapy techniques are being used successfully to treat a wide range of psychological, emotional and physical problems.

Advanced Hypnotherapy is far more effective than many of the ‘talking’ therapies for one very simple reason. Talking about your problem may help in the short term, but to get to the cause of the problem, you need to get to the subconscious mind.

This is why, in the world of hypnotherapy, ‘highly qualified’ does not necessarily mean ‘highly effective’.  That is not to say you should ignore professional qualifications, but what you need is effectiveness. No one’s psychological problem is intellectual in nature; it is emotional – it sits in the subconscious mind.  You need a therapist who is skilled in using tools which enable you to get to the cause of the problem and fix it, without dragging up or re-living your past.

It’s a bit like having your portrait painted. Would you choose an artist with a PhD in Art, who may know all there is to know about art, or would you choose an accomplished artist who can actually paint the picture?

One problem is: all hypnotherapists are NOT the same. There are many schools of hypnotherapy, many teaching Ericksonian style hypnotherapy. Often, this results in practitioners engaging in suggestion therapy - wordy sessions that either seem to ramble, or are based on scripts which are read to the client.

Our hypnotherapists are trained in Elman-based hypnotherapy, employing effective tools, specifically for the client, based upon what the client needs, at any given point in the process. 

If you find that your experience appreciably differs from the above, please address this to your therapist; there is usually a very good reason. If, however, you are not satisfied, please contact me directly.  E-mail is the best option for this (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), but I can be reached at the following number: 0800 2895198

My name is Greg Forde
President, The Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy


JESSICA GREEN, Advanced Hypnotherapist, DABCH, MCAHyp

Registered with the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy.  A professional, fully qualified practitioner offering you genuine help to make the changes that you need in your life.