What is London Hypnotherapy UK?
The main London Hypnotherapy practice is run by David Kraft at London Hypnotherapy UK. The late Dr Tom Kraft, consultant psychiatrist, worked successfully as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist at 80 Harley Street since 1971 and wrote many papers in national and international journals. In 2002, he started working with his son, David Kraft. They published articles on driving phobia, anxiety, sleep disorders, psychosexual disorders, snoring, IBS, eating disorders and covert sensitization (aversion therapy).
Dr Tom Kraft was in great demand and in 2003 developed his practice still further by setting up his website, London Psychotherapy www.londonpsychotherapy.co.uk . His son, David Kraft subsequently founded London Hypnotherapy UK www.londonhypnotherapyuk.com . Although there are two separate websites, one which focuses on hypnotherapy and one which focuses on psychotherapy, David Kraft uses both therapies in the consulting room.
David Kraft is both a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. Some individuals come for sessions once, twice or even three times a week for individual psychotherapy sessions. However, in some instances, David Kraft combines psychotherapy (or specifically psychodynamic psychotherapy) with hypnotherapy. This treatment procedure is discussed in the consultation session and also at various times during the therapy.
At London Hypnotherapy UK, David Kraft takes great care to structure the treatment programme to suit the needs of the clients. The consultation session is of an hour’s duration; it is here that David Kraft will listen very carefully and will then discuss a suitable treatment strategy for the client. Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes. London Hypnotherapy UK is one of the leading organizations that offers hypnotherapy in London.
Where is London Hypnotherapy UK?
London Hypnotherapy UK is based at 10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF, UK. David Kraft also offers sessions in Enfield, North London: sessions here are reduced in price.
How do I book an appointment with a clinician at London Hypnotherapy UK?
It used to be the case that one would have to get a referral letter from one’s GP; however, nowadays, one can simply look on the website and then phone for an appointment. The GP doesn’t have to know. In fact, all the notes and information about each client are highly confidential. London Hypnotherapy UK will only write to your GP if you sign the written consent form for them to do so.
Looking for a qualified hypnotherapist in London?
Many of my patients speak to me about how difficult it is to find a suitably qualified hypnotherapist in London. Indeed, there are a great deal of practitioners who describe themselves as ‘hypnotherapists’, but many of them are not trained health professionals and have had very little experience of psychology outside the remit of their hypnotherapy training. When looking for a hypnotherapist in London, it is important to find a clinician who has been trained properly. This is a difficult task because there is a plethora of organisations all of which look professional but which are, in fact, lay organisations. The only professional body which trains health professionals exclusively is the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). If you go to their website, which is www.BSCAH.com, you will be sure to find a qualified hypnotherapist in your local area. If you are looking specifically for a hypnotherapist who has been trained as a counsellor or psychotherapist, it is worth taking a look at the UKCP and the BACP. Practitioners on these registers have been trained thoroughly and have gained accreditation. All the therapists, some of whom are also hypnotherapists, have successfully completed 450 hours of professional training for at least three years. They have also undergone supervision for their clinical work. In short, if you are looking for a qualified hypnotherapist in London, please make sure that you go to someone who is on the BSCAH, UKCP or BACP register. If you are looking for a doctor, please check his of her number on the GMC register; similarly, if you want to consult a psychologist, please make sure that they have a doctorate and are recognised by the British Psychological Society.
I can’t afford a psychotherapist or hypnotherapist in London. What can I do?
David Kraft offers psychotherapy and hypnotherapy in Enfield; therapy sessions here are significantly reduced in price. For an appointment, please ring 0207 467 8564.