I have been working with people “in crisis” for over 35 years. I originally trained as an Artist, and subsequently went on to train as an Art Psychotherapist utilising a psychodynamic / psychotherapeutic understanding of problems. Over time and through a range of training undertaken in various work roles, including child protection and adult mental health, I have moved toward a more pragmatic Solution Focused approach to enabling people to make positive changes in their lives.
Since 1993 John I have worked primarily within Addiction services, initially dealing only with alcohol related difficulties. At the beginning of 2008 I became more involved and interested in working with users of other substances including opiates, cocaine, cannabis and more “novel psychoactive” substances, whilst continuing to work with alcohol related difficulties.
Over the last 9 years I have enabled many people to change their behaviour in positive ways in particular by addressing the issues underpinning their behaviour. I have utilised a specific hypnotherapy technique to enable them to deal with past traumatic experiences which previously they managed by their use of a variety of substances. I routinely work with people to help them deal with past experiences of witnessing or experiencing violence, sexual assault, combat trauma and other personal trauma.
I have recently completed training in Clinical Hypnosis at Central England College of Hypnotherapy. For the first time in my life I am embracing self employment as a way of being able to continue to promote and enable change.
I am able to help you with; Anxiety, Addictions, Stress, PTSD, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Self Confidence, Weight Control, Trauma, Sports Performance and much more. Additionally I am a registered Quit 4 Life practitioner, this is a NHS recognised programme for Smoking Cessation
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Central England College and have attained the qualification of D Hyp CECCH. I have certified qualifications in:
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis
NLP Professional Coaching
I abide by NCH Professional Code of Ethics.
I am a member of the National Hypnotherapy Council (NCH) and the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)
I have extensive experience working with addictions and the underlying conditions that maintain it, particularly trauma. I have enabled many clients to change their reliance on substances by addressing the factors underpinning their use. I am aware that many clients have experienced either directly or indirectly violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, combat situations and other traumatic events. By enabling the patterns for the trauma to be dissipated, the function of the substance use is changed, thus enabling either a reduction or cessation of use.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Sex addiction *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- 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.
My fee is: £65 per session (50-60 mins)
£130 one off smoking cessation (90 mins approx)
I am able to see clients week day or weekend 9.30am -7.30pm in Malvern & Friday am in Upton upon Severn.