Hello and welcome to my website!
Over the past 21 years I’ve helped thousands of people to overcome their problems and have better lives. Maybe somebody I’ve helped has told you about my work, and you’re wondering if I can help you too. We can start to answer that question right now, before you even contact me. Ask yourself these questions.
What exactly do you want to change about yourself?
If you succeeded, with my help, how would you know? What differences would other people notice?
Are you willing to play an active part in making those changes, so long as what you’re asked to do is possible? Hypnotherapy is not about just sitting back while someone changes you by magic. It requires active participation. And hypnotherapy is not counselling- I don’t just sit there listening to you. Hypnosis makes it easier to make the changes that you want to make- but you do have to actually WANT those changes!
Will you make the time to turn up regularly for a course of therapy, planning in advance to ensure you can attend? If you phone my receptionist in Exeter on
or use the contact form on this site, I can give you a rough estimate of how long therapy is likely to take.
You need to be ready to keep coming and not give up at the first setback. There will generally be ups and downs, three steps forward one step back. If your problems improve after the first session for a day or two at least, then that is a good start and worth persisting. Remember that most clients have had their problem for years before they come to see me. In many cases they have also had other therapies which haven’t worked.
Finally- are you prepared to face some opposition to the changes you want to make, and to resist that opposition with my help?
Those are the questions that matter. It’s motivation and commitment that I’m looking for. I do NOT need you to be wealthy or well-educated- though I won’t be intimidated if you are! My clients come from all classes, races and nationalities, age groups, religions and sexual orientations.
I am especially interested in helping clients who have had severely disturbed childhoods, or who have a complex mess of interlocking problems, or who have seen many other therapists and counsellors without improvement. This includes people who have seen hypnotherapists before and not been hypnotised.
The clients who have been helped the most by my therapy have mainly needed help for abnormal fear and anxiety (including phobia), loss of confidence due to bad experiences, problems in relationships including long history of bad relationships, extreme work-related stress, excessive weight and physical pain. Of course, results will vary from person to person as with any therapy. In my experience the difference between success and failure is mostly down to the client’s level of motivation, which is why no therapist or doctor can ever guarantee success.
On other pages you will find more detailed articles about the main problems for which I provide effective help. There’s also information about hypnotherapy- how it works, how it feels and how it helps. And there’s also information about my background, style of working, qualifications and professional registration. Click on the headings above the picture of Exeter to find these articles. If you’d prefer you can watch the short video introduction by clicking the picture on the right. There are several other videos on other pages.
TO ARRANGE YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Call my receptionist in Exeter on 01392 690703 to book appointment. If you wish to discuss with me before booking, my receptionist will direct you to my personal number where you can speak to me direct or leave a message.
Alternatively you can use the Contact Form click HERE.
WHAT I CAN OFFER YOU.
I can hypnotise almost anyone who wants to be hypnotised.
I will not keep you waiting with a long drawn out assessment process- I will normally start hypnotherapy on your first paying session.
My clients normally enjoy their therapy sessions and start to feel better from the first session.
My clients normally feel better at the end of each session they attend.
My clients have no fear of hypnotism after their first session, even if they were previously afraid of the idea.
I take an active role- I do not merely sit and listen while you talk at length about your unhappiness.
I never read to my clients from a script. All my therapy is tailored to the client’s individual needs.
All of my self-hypnosis MP3s and CDs are made individually- not mass produced. And there is no extra charge for them.
Nothing you can tell me is going to shock me. I’ve been a hypnotherapy practitioner for over 21 years, and before that I was a mental health nurse working in inner London.
My extensive in-depth training and study enables me to analyse even very complex problems, and devise a plan to help you make the changes you desire. In this way I can find solutions even to problems I’ve not previously encountered.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME FIRST?
You can read this or watch the introductory video at the lower right of this page. I’ve practiced as a hypnotherapist and solution-focused counsellor for over twenty years. I’m registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and accredited with the National Council for Hypnotherapy. I’m also listed in the Hypnotherapist Register People come to me for help because I’m safe, highly-experienced, and highly-qualified, and because I work in pleasant professional locations in the city centres of Exeter and Plymouth. Evidence for this is listed below.
- HIGHLY-QUALIFIED. I hold the only hypnotherapy diploma to be credited by the Open University as a post-graduate training. This is the Advanced Diploma in Hypnopsychotherapy, awarded by the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. This course requires at least 1,800 hours of theoretical and practical study and supervised practice. The National College is the ONLY British hypnotherapy institute that is fully recognised by the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy, and one of the very few that meets the high standards required by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Following my original training I’ve attended many other courses with highly-regarded British and American psychotherapists such as Dr Brent Geary, Dr Michael Yapko, and Dr Geoff Ibbotson. Dr Geary was trained by Dr Milton Erickson, the founder of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
- HIGHLY-EXPERIENCED. I have 22 years professional experience in hypnotherapy and solution-focused counselling.
- SAFE. I’m registered with both the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council), which are both recognised by the Government’s Professional Standards Authority. The credibility of my UKCP registration is shown by the fact that my insurers charge me only one third of the premium required from hypnotherapists who are not UKCP registered. On the strength of my UKCP registration I am recognised by most of the main health insurance companies. I also belong to the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis which is the group to which most doctors psychologists and researchers who use or study hypnosis would belong. I have an Enhanced CRB check which can be seen at my office.
- PROFESSIONAL LOCATION. I work from the very pleasant and easily accessible Holmedale Health consulting rooms in Denmark Road, Exeter. You can read about Holmedale Health on their own website here. If it’s more convenient, you could also see me in Plymouth. Click here for a link to my Plymouth Hypnotherapy website.
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