I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques as part of therapy, to identify and reframe thought patterns and beliefs which may be holding you back. The basic premise of CBT is that negative thoughts lead to negative feelings and behaviours. However, my personal view is that for many people, it is negative feelings, such as low mood, that lead to distressing thoughts and associated behaviours. Feelings are activated in the oldest part of the brain, more instantaneously than rational thought. CBT can be combined with hypnosis for many problems; something I have specific training in.
CBT is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for many common mental health issues, such as depression, phobias and anxiety.