Why Is The Initial Consultation So Important?

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Why is the Initial Consultation so Important? What factors will an ethical therapist cover at this time? The initial Consultation is important because it will give a chance for the hypnotherapist to meet the client face to face, and look for indications of the physical condition which may underline a substantial psychological problem. There is a vast amount of information to obtain on the patient in question. This information will aid the hypnotherapist in building a rapport with the patient; also allow a connection trust to be formed. Of course the information acquired on the patient is the key to the initial assessment and to establish if the therapist is necessary but inevitably it comes down to the therapist and their manner. The reason why an ethical therapist would offer a free initial consultation is because it would show the commitment to the client through devoting their time to them, to talk, get to know them and make them feel comfortable. A hypnotherapist can find out why the client has come to see them, what their problems are and whether or not hypnotherapy is right for them, and whether they have had hypnotherapy before if not then the therapist can explain to the client what hypnotherapy is and how it can help them, they also will need to find out whether they are on medication or not, and to see if they will need their gp’s permission before giving hypnotherapy. The first consultation can be free and last up to 30 minutes. The consultation can give the client a chance to ask questions, find out more about Hypnotherapy and decide whether these solutions focused approaches are right for them. There will be an opportunity to talk about the issues they want to address in complete confidence and also to use the time to discuss any fears, phobias, anxiety, and stress. This is also the place where you would build rapport and look at modalities,
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