Approach to Training


Our Approach to Training

Contemporary College feels that the most important aspect of being a versatile and competent therapist is to be able to adapt, as a therapist, to the many different issues that clients present themselves with. With this in mind we teach Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Integrative approach central to our focus of learning and includes a basic insight into the skills of counselling.

Many courses focus on only one aspect of therapy in particular. Contemporary College offer training in not one, but all of the approaches above. As a qualified therapist you will have a vast amount of knowledge and skills to be able to treat a wide range of clients. Each client will present his or her own unique and differing problems and issues. Our approach will train you to deal with all and any of them, and if not, will give you the awareness to know when referral is appropriate.

The approaches that inform the models of therapy we teach include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Existential
  • Phenomenology
  • Transpersonal

The Integrative Approach

The Integrative Approach is not tied to any single therapy since its practitioners take the view that no one single approach works for every client in every situation. Each client's problem is tackled systemically, typically in three or more stages, and the hypnotherapist is obliged to be disciplined and thorough, but still flexible, in interacting with clients.

An overall structure is essential but is not slavishly followed since hypnotherapy is not a mechanical process. The therapy must fit the client, not vice versa. Research indicates that the most probable factors determining a successful outcome to therapy are the personal qualities of therapist and client and the relationship between them, rather than the particular approach used.

Your Training

In your training you will learn the most vital aspects of the client-therapist relationship and just what makes hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy effective. Above all, we emphasise the ‘human' aspect of therapy, and hope to teach you that in being ‘all you can be' will directly affect the quality of therapy both you and your client will experience, together.

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