Medical Misunderstanding

Very recently, I was contacted by the partner of a former client. The partner explained that she had been physically unwell and her lack of physical well being had been accompanied by depression and anxiety. We spoke briefly on the phone and arranged an initial consultation.
Two days after agreeing to the initial consultation, she texted me to state that while she’d been given the “all clear” in regards to her physical distress, her doctor advised not having hypnotherapy as she, my prospective client, was “depressed” and “anxious”. That the prospective client accepted this medical opinion is less significant than the irony of the doctor’s advice. Imagine: don’t have hypnotherapy. You’re depressed and anxious!
I’m forced into two opinions in regards to the doctor’s advice. Either the doctor was hopelessly misinformed with misinformation from a previous century or the doctor felt threatened by any approach to emotional health that didn’t involve dispensing tablets. I was polite to the prospective client and wished them well.
Reset bones. Mend the flesh. Immunise. Alleviate distress with a physical or genetic basis. This is the domain of the GP, the doctor, the specialist, the surgeon. Any physical distress with an emotional basis is my domain. Doctors are beginning to learn the difference between the two. If you have anxiety and any degree of depression, see a hypnotherapist not a GP.