If you are considering training as a clinical hypnotherapist, you are likely to be a caring individual who is hoping to facilitate change in others and the world. Improving people’s lives will impact on the wider world, right? But not everyone who trains as a therapist is a quiet, modest person and that’s ok. Different clients will be drawn to different therapists as we all work in wonderfully diverse ways.
Your motivation to train for a career in hypnotherapy may diverge from others on your training course; some students will want to work in the voluntary or charity sector, others will want to work with burnt-out bankers and to charge ‘top dollar.’ The majority will probably want to earn a good hourly rate (full or part time) doing something that is mentally stimulating and emotionally and financially rewarding.
For many of our past students it’s been the blend of a flexible and portable career that can be pursued into older age that is especially appealing. This combined with the potential to earn a decent living doing something worthwhile is an important driver. To be a good therapist we need to love our job. It isn’t something that we can do ‘on automatic’ if we are to be effective in our work. The great thing is that our practice and client-base can be as diverse or as specialist as we choose. If you want to be a generalist and see clients with a wide range of presenting issues, that’s fine. If you choose to specialise in working with anxiety, weight management, addictions or sports, you can do that too.
Whether you specialise or are a generalist, when we work with clients we need to communicate our belief in their ability to change. We also need to believe in ourselves too and what we bring to our new vocation, regardless of our style or approach. Research has shown that the clients of newly qualified therapists achieve just as satisfactory results as those working with experienced therapists. Clients will respond positively to your positivity and your ability to address their issues and fears.
Being a hypnotherapist and facilitating life-enhancing changes for people who seek your professional help is truly one of the best jobs in the world. This is a great time to be a hypnotherapist; public awareness of the benefits of hypnotherapy is growing and it’s becoming more and more mainstream. If you’d like to find out more about our hypnotherapy courses, call us on 020 3369 3360 or book to attend one of our regular Discovery Days or Open Evenings.