Dr Emma Rae Rhead B.Sc Hons, M.B.Ch.B (Medical Doctor) Dip.Clin.Hyp, DEHP, BSCAH

Dr Emma Rae Rhead B.Sc Hons, M.B.Ch.B (Medical Doctor) Dip.Clin.Hyp, DEHP, BSCAH

Cherry Tree House
86 Pine Grove

Ten Harley Street Ltd
10 Harley Street

01244 470181

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Cherry Tree House
86 Pine Grove

Ten Harley Street Ltd
10 Harley Street

01244 470181

About me

Are you looking for a Specialist Medical Doctor Hypnotherapist in the UK?

Do you need the peace of mind of a Hypnotherapist who actually understands in precise detail your clinical condition?

Are you looking for safe, ethical and effective holistic treatment?

As one of only a handful of full-time Hypnotherapists in the UK who is also a qualified and experienced Medical Doctor, I help people achieve their best health and success safely and naturally without drugs or side effects.

I am so passionate about the life-changing effects that excellent hypnotherapy and hypno-psychotherapy services can bring to peoples lives, that I chose to leave an established medical career to provide it and pursue my private practice full-time. As one of a rare full-time Specialist Medical Doctor Hypnotherapists in the UK, clients consult me at my practices in Chester in Cheshire, Rodney Street, Liverpool and Harley Street, London.

I have over 23 years clinical experience and have conducted tens of thousands of face-to-face consultations helping people heal in that time.  My very busy and established private practice receives regular referral from NHS Hospital Consultants, GPs, Solicitors, Dentists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists and other Hypnotherapists.

I specialise in providing integrated hypnotherapy and psychotherapy services to individuals who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, stress, chronic pain, alcohol, addictions, low fertility, psychosomatic and medical health issues. I am confident helping clients with complex medical needs. Because of very high demand for my services, I specialist in medical areas of work, but can help you with issues including performance hypnosis and confidence. I currently have 4 Associate Hypnotherapists and Hypno-Psychotherapists alongside me in my practice in the North West.

Non-judgemental, warm, friendly and down to earth, I will approach you as a unique individual recognising that you are the expert on you.. Rather than focusing on medical labels, I will take a broad and holistic view of your current issues, looking at all physical, psychological, emotional, medical, social and spiritual factors that may be having an impact on your current health and well being. As a medical doctor, I am trained in clinical history taking and symptom assessment, so unlike a hypnotherapist without medical training, I am able to diagnose and make a full clinical assessment.

My therapeutic approach is integrative and entirely client-focused. All one to one sessions are uniquely tailored to your particular individual needs. Rest assured, I only used evidence based treatment interventions that have been shown to work in clinical and academic journals, or anecdotally over many years of clinical practice.My aim is always to help you achieve genuine, lasting positive change safely in the fastest time possible for you.

Qualifying as a Medical Doctor with commendation in 1994 (University of Liverpool), I have over a decades experience as a NHS Doctor working predominantly within Hospital Medicine (Coronary Care, Neurology, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology, Elderly Care, Accident and Emergency, ITU, Histopathology) but also briefly in General Practice. I have worked as a Doctor in Neurology at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, which is one of the leading centres for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pain Management in the world. My psychiatric and mental health placements were at Aintree NHS Hospital Trust, Merseyside.

Prior to my medical career, I was an award winning Research Cell Biologist in the Dept. of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool, under Professor Pennington funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Foundation, identifying a protein involved with how human cells signal to each other.

If you are considering working with me, please call me on 01244 470181 or email me direct on emma@chesterhypnotherapy.co.uk to discuss your particular needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

My post-graduate education in therapy began in 1998 alongside my medical career and includes training with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (who provide training equivalent to Masters level, and are one of the longest established schools of Hypnotherapy / Hypno-Psychotherapy in the UK; a recognised centre of excellence accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)), the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy and the American School of Clinical Hypnosis.

I have been trained in person by leading authorities in the field of Hypnosis and Hypno-Psychotherapy including Shaun Brookhouse, (Principal of the National College, UKCP and CNHC Board of Directors), Fiona Biddle (National College and UKCP Board), Professor Windy Dryden (eminent REBT and CBT Psychotherapist), Dr Richard Bandler (co-founder of NLP), Paul McKenna (PhD) and Ron Eslinger (widely acknowledged as a world authority on pain management using hypnosis.)

I am a member of the National Society of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness, the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the National Council of Psychotherapists and am a Senior Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. I am one of only a few therapists in the UK to have been awarded the European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis which is a life award recognising substantial training and experience in the art and science of Hypno-Psychotherapy.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, in the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section and a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) which is an organisation exclusively registering doctors, dentists, psychologists and other health professionals who are trained in the use of medical hypnosis.

I have Diplomas and training in Hypnotherapy, Medical Hypnosis, Hypno-Psychotherapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, Ericksonian Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Stress Management, Past Life Regression and Therapy, Executive and Life Coaching, NLP, Emotional Freedom Technique, MInd-Body Therapies, Counselling and Mindfulness. I am also a qualified Sivananda Yoga Teacher.

For your peace of mind, I am a member of, accredited by or registered with the following professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine)
  • General Medical Council (Fully Registered Medical Practitioner)
  • Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC)
  • National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness (NSHPM)
  • British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)
  • Senior Practitioner General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (SQHP)
  • National Council for Hypnotherapy (MNCH)
  • National Council of Psychotherapists (MNCP)
  • United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice (UKASFP)
  • UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS)
  • European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy (EAHP)
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT)
  • Mindfulness Association (MA)

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Please not because of high demand for my specialist Medical Hypnotherapy work, I no longer offer weight loss hypnotherapy or stop smoking. My Associate Hypnotherapists in the North West are able to help you with these goals.


Free Initial Consultation. Fees vary between clinical issue, length of session and practice location. Please contact me to discuss your particular needs; I'd be honoured to help.

Further information

I offer a free telephone consultation to discuss your particular needs.
Please call me on 01244 4710181 or email me to discuss your particular needs.

Chester, CH2 3LE
London, W1G 9PF

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