7 Resources for Therapists: How to be a Better Therapist

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Want to take your therapy skills to the next level? If you’re a hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, or counsellor, you’ll know the importance of supervision and CPD. The resources for therapists on this page will help you offer even better therapy.

Each resource will improve your therapeutic competence and help you go the extra mile with every client you work with. And a satisfied client is your best form of advertising to help grow your therapy practice.

The therapists’ resources include:

  • Hypnotherapy supervision – one-to-one supervision, in-person or online, to help with your clients and ensure professional efficacy
  • Hypnosis scripts – a library of over 600 scripts for hypnosis that can prove invaluable in your early days as a hypnotherapist
  • Over 100 videos of real therapy sessions – a huge selection of therapeutic techniques and interventions with real clients
  • 8 online therapy training courses – perfect for CPD training and to boost your professional competence
  • Free weekly therapy tips and techniques delivered straight to your inbox that you can apply with your very next client
  • Free therapy worksheets – a range of worksheets to use with your clients in sessions and/or for client ‘homework’
  • The best books that every therapist should read – essential reading for beginning and experienced psychotherapists, counsellors, and hypnotherapists

So, let’s look at each of these resources in more detail to help you take your therapy skills to the next level…

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Therapy Resource #1: Professional hypnotherapy supervision and mentoring

The professional body you belong to will ask that you have regular supervision. This might be group supervision – often called ‘peer support’ – or it might be one-to-one supervision.

I offer one-to-one supervision either in-person at my office in Stowmarket or online. I draw upon my 20+ years as a therapist, helping you to meet the needs of your clients in a professional and ethical way.

Hypnotherapy supervision sessions with me are suitable for both newly qualified therapists and those with years of experience. We all need a little extra help at times, no matter how experienced we are.

Each supervision session helps you deal with client issues, maintain professional and ethical boundaries with clients, as well as ensure your own needs are met so that you can work optimally with each person you treat.

Therapy Resource #2: Over 600 Ericksonian-style hypnosis scripts

In my very early days as a hypnotherapist (back in 2001) I found that using a script helped me feel more relaxed and confident. The hypnosis script gave me something to fall back on if I needed it.

Of course, as your skills develop you won’t need to rely on scripts anymore but until then the right hypnosis script could prove invaluable.

It can give you ideas about what to say to your client in hypnosis when treating certain symptoms, especially those you’ve not worked on before.

My library of over 600 hypnosis scripts are based on Ericksonian, ‘conversational style’ language patterns, making the hypnotic part of the session more natural.

And even better, each script – which you can download in PDF format – shows you when to use pauses, vocal emphasis, embedded commands etc. to make your hypnosis sessions even more successful for your clients.

Therapy Resource #3: Over 100 hours of therapy techniques demonstrated with real clients

Access over 100 hours of recorded therapy sessions with real clients in Uncommon Practitioners TV.

The videos demonstrate how to treat a wide variety of symptoms commonly seen in hypnotherapy and counselling, such as PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, anger, depression and low self-esteem – to name but a few.

And as one of the best resources for therapists, the videos are excellent for CPD (continuing professional development) which is another requirement of your governing body.

Over 100 techniques are demonstrated and when you sign up you’ll be able to join in with a live monthly ‘Question and Answer’ session.

Uncommon Practitioners TV

Therapy Resource #4: Online therapy training courses

My training with the Human Givens Institute and Uncommon Knowledge has given me the confidence to help people suffering a wide variety of problems.

The 8 courses I recommend here are certified for Continuing Professional Development and because they are online, you can do them in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

There are courses on…

  • The best ways to lift depression in your clients
  • How to help your clients who have low self-esteem
  • Using hypnosis to help anyone stop smoking
  • The Rewind technique to help clients who have PTSD, phobias, panic attacks, flashbacks etc.
  • Conversational hypnosis
  • And more

Therapy resource #5: Free therapy tips and techniques

My training in hypnotherapy to advanced level took several years and included training from different colleges and universities.

3 years at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford was soon followed by further training with the Human Givens Institute. Over the last decade I’ve received additional training with Uncommon Knowledge.

For this reason I’d really encourage you to sign up to Mark Tyrrell’s weekly newsletter of Free Therapy Techniques.

I first had training with Mark back in 2005 when I attended his workshop on Effective Counselling for the Human Givens College.

Each week, Mark’s newsletter highlights a specific hypno-psychotherapeutic topic that includes loads of tips that you can apply straight away with your clients.

Therapy Resource #6: Free therapy worksheets

In addition to using hypnosis scripts (or as an alternative) a therapy worksheet can provide structure and focus with your clients, especially in your early months as a therapist. A worksheet is something you can also provide for your clients as ‘homework’ between sessions.

These free therapy worksheets cover topics such as…

  • How to reframe and restructure core beliefs
  • Developing gratitude and resilience
  • How to set healthy boundaries
  • How to develop effective coping skills
  • 10 questions to identify root causes of depression
  • and more

Therapy Resource #7: The best books every therapist should read

I’ve devoured a mountain of therapy books over the last 25+ years.

Some of these books have had a massive impact on the way I work as a therapist (adding more skills and knowledge to what I’d learned in my training).

My list of the best books every therapist should read cover a variety of approaches; from existential therapy to solution focused therapy and ‘depth psychology’, written by (and about) some of the masters of therapy down the ages.

Whatever your therapeutic approach, you’re sure to find a book or two in my list that that will add yet more skills to your therapist’s tool box.

If you have any questions about any of these resources please email me and I can provide you with more details.

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