Hypnotherapy and counselling are both talking therapies in their own right. Hypnotherapy involves being put into a trance state and your subconscious mind opening up to the positive suggestions that the therapist plants. Counselling involves discussion with your therapist to explore and work through your issues, eventually coming to your own resolutions. Hypnotherapy seeks to influence the subconscious mind, whereas counselling works with the conscious. Within counselling, there are many approaches, and indeed in hypnotherapy there are multiple methods and techniques too, but we’ll look at both therapies as a whole for now