What is hypnotherapy & how does it sit with other therapies?

Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnosis (or use of hypnosis as the primary tool) for therapeutic or beneficial purposes. Its main advantages over other therapeutic and personal development systems is that it can often promote extremely rapid progress and can require comparatively less effort on the part of the client, though one should never assume it should work without effort or commitment.
 
Because hypnosis is essentially an agnostic tool, it’s not tethered to any single therapeutic philosophy. Hypnotherapy at it’s best can be a broad and versatile approach that allows the practitioner to draw from all other psychotherapeutic disciplines. Everyone is unique and something which works well for one person may have little benefit for another. That’s why I believe it’s essential to tailor a unique approach for each individual, drawing from the widest possible reservoir of techniques.

Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions. Behaviour Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions. Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
— A comparative study sited in American Health Magazine

Hypnosis as a complimentary tool  

While hypnosis used in a straight forward way to deliver transformative suggestions into the subconscious can be highly effective in itself, hypnosis can also be extremely powerful when used as a complimentary tool to reinforce and compound other therapeutic approaches such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or to support and reinforce your preferred personal development philosophies or books such as The Chimp Paradox by Dr Steve Peters or Mindset by Carol Dweck .