Garry Coles - 'The Hypnotherapist's Hypnotherapist!' MSc (Clinical Hypnotherapy)
The Richmond GP Surgery
Garry Coles MSc (Clin Hyp) HPD Dip. Adv Hyp DBSCH
NHS Contracted, Harley Street Hypnotherapy Specialist (at a price you can afford!)
One of only a very small number of hypnotherapists in the UK (and probably Europe) to hold an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy - you will not find a higher qualified hypnotherapist! In fact, The organisers of last year's UK Hypnosis Convention, who had invited Garry to present to hypnotherapists attending from all over the world, (and have asked him back again this year) advertised him as 'one of the top thirty hypnosis experts worldwide?!'
Yet, Garry still charges rates that are below many 'lesser' qualified therapists. Referred to in the industry as 'The Hypnotherapist's Hypnotherapist' due to the number of hypnotherapists Garry offers treatment, training and mentoring for, Garry also counts numerous Doctors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors amongst his patients (and has taught many of them hypnotherapy) and is seen as the 'goto' hypnotherapist for the more challenging cases from all over the UK (and abroad).
Garry is also one of the few hypnotherapists actually contracted to the NHS for hypnotherapeutic work, he consults on a regular basis at a major hospital specialising in oncology based hypnotherapy work. He also practises from within a local GP surgery, with the GP's referring many of the patients directly. In addition he receives hospital referrals and referrals from many other local GPs and Health Care professionals.
Practising as a full time therapist for many years, Garry has busy private practices in five locations in the South East; Farnham and Guildford in Surrey, Odiham and Fleet in Hampshire and Harley Street in central London (all at prices you can afford). Skype sessions are available for certain approaches and conditions for those based overseas.
Garry's treatments include: Classical or Suggestion Based Hypnotherapy, Analytical Hypnotherapy (and Hypno-Analysis, Regression Hypnotherapy), Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, (including CBT), Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Behavioural Psychology, Mindfulness, Coaching (Life, Peak Performance, Business and Sporting) and NLP. Many more approaches and techniques are available and each treatment is geared to each individual patient. For example for weight control patients we can offer traditional hypnotherapy, gastric band style hypnotherapy, authoritarian based weight management approaches and the 'super powerful' unique 'Release' method which gets directly to the core of your issues.
Garry is sought after for guest appearances on post graduate university training courses and internationally for conference speaking (especially about the use of hypnotherapy in an oncology setting). As well as being a regular speaker at the UK Hypnosis Convention in London, Garry recently presented at HT Live in Las Vegas, the world's largest and most prestigious hypnotherapy conference. In addition to writing and teaching post graduate level, specialist hypnotherapy masterclasses, Garry offers clinical supervision and mentoring for qualified hypnotherapists.
Garry carried out the first ground breaking UK clinical research project into the effects of pre-surgical hypnotherapy on the recovery quality in breast cancer biopsies. The results were acclaimed and are awaiting publication.
Garry was recently elected to (by his peers in the industry) to the Hypnotherapy Profession Specific Board (PSB) for the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) where he advises the CNHC on all aspects of hypnotherapy governance and training.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Clinical Hypnotherapy (one of only six practitioners in the UK!)
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Genuine UK university qualifications)
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Genuine UK university qualifications)
Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Level 7, Masters degree level)
Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Level 7, Masters degree level)
Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in Clinical Hypnosis (Level 6 - degree level)
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice
Diploma in Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma Past Life Regression Therapy
Certificate in Hypno-CBT
Certificate in Hypno-Genetics
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for infertility
Certificate in Good Clinical Practice
Certificate in Health and Safety in the workplace - level 2
Practitioner Certificate in NLP (taught personally by Dr Richard Bandler - the co-creator)
Further post graduate NLP studies
Diplomat of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (DBSCH)
General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) - 'Advanced Practitioner' status.
Member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
Member of the Society of NLP
Certified to offer Clinical Supervision
Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (MNCH)
Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Member of the NHS Complementary and Alternative Therapists Directory.
Many short specialism courses also taken including insomnia, gastric band hypnosis, pain control, hypnobirthing, IBS.
Certificate in First Aid
Carried out the first UK study into the effects of pre-surgical hypnosis on the recovery quality in breast cancer biopsies
Fully CRB checked (current)
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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
Cancer care and wellbeing
Chemotherapy side effects
Eczema and skin disorders
White Coat Syndrome
Post-surgical hypnosis (recovery aiding)
Presentations and exams
Varies depending upon location, time of day and treatment required.
Beware! Hypnotherapy in the UK is currently unregulated.
The majority of practitioners are part time and generally poorly trained and lack experience seeing hypnotherapy as merely an extra income stream.
More and more of the qualifications held by practitioners are being touted as 'post graduate'. However in reality they are only considered to be 'post-graduate' by the course provider, not being accredited to any university or government organisation. Why not find out whether a prospective hypnotherapist you are considering seeing actually has government recognised qualifications, very few have. Also there are many companies awarding 'certificates' and 'diplomas' for a single day of study, again get any prospective provider to tell you how long they trained for (and with whom) for qualifications they are claiming to hold.
Also beware of many dubious claims and 'associations' to the NHS and other credible organisations. Some claim to be 'associates' of organisations, 'associate' is simply that, i.e. you are not entitled to full membership!
There is also no such thing as an NHS registered hypnotherapist! Many have an NHS provider code, which anyone can apply for, (such as a cleaner), but misleadingly claim this as being 'registered'
For your safety, consult with a full time, highly qualified, experienced hypnotherapy specialist. Garry actually has a contract of employment with the NHS as a hypnotherapy specialist.
Full time - availability varies by day as five consultation locations available in Surrey, Hampshire and London.