Richard Newman, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist DHP, AfSFH, MNCH

Richard Newman, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist DHP, AfSFH, MNCH

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About me

I am a fully insured Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist working in Glastonbury and I have an Enhanced DBS certificate for working with vulnerable adults and children.
I combine Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Hypnotherapy, NLP, TNI and Mindfulness techniques as best suits each of my client’s individual needs.
My initial one hour consultations are free and are designed to give you the opportunity to find out exactly how we will work together to successfully resolve your issues. I also offer full therapy sessions over Skype for clients who live further away.

Whether you have issues around anxiety, depression, insomnia, confidence, pain, phobias (such as fear of flying or dentists), addiction (including alcohol or smoking), weight loss, or panic attacks and would like to discuss these issues or any other concerns, please contact me by telephone or e-mail me with the best times to contact you. My initial consultation is free and I do also offer discounts to students, pensioners and those in receipt of state benefits.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a powerful combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) techniques, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and hypnosis. SFBT is a well-proven form of psychotherapy that encourages clients to work towards their preferred future, focusing on how they want things to be.  Unlike some forms of psychotherapy it is not problem focused; instead, it can be effective in helping clients reduce their experience of stress, anxiety, depression and pain and support them in gaining clarity and direction and moving towards the future they desire for themselves. It is fast and effective therapy and can be used to good effect for all the areas listed below.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and registered with the National Council of Hypnotherapy, I follow their strict code of ethics and have full professional liability insurance.
I also have Enhanced DBS Certification to work with vulnerable children and adults.

Since studying Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in the 1980’s I have spent a number of years working and training with the American psychologist Frank Natale , the founder of the Phoenix Center in New York and the originator of the popular TNI Relationships, Self Esteem, and Results courses. I was also a founding investor of The Humaniversity, a highly successful group therapy center in North London.
I have lately completed courses in Neuroscience with Dr. Naeem Iqbal to compliment my own research into teenage brain development as well as Mindfulness training with Matthew Dyson.

For more detailed information about my work you can visit my website:

Most of my clients are adults but I do also have a special interest in teenage brain and mental/emotional development. This is an area where much important neurological and psychological research is being done at this time. Reducing stress in the teenage years can have life changing, long term benefits and I find this an exciting area of work, combining Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Education about the brain to develop effective and engaging solutions for teenagers.

I have recently worked in a local secondary school in educational support of children with special needs and I have also worked as a Consultant Hypnotherapist with students at a number of local colleges including Inaura, an independent special school in Somerset.

It is not unusual for teenagers to suffer from sleep problems, self-esteem and confidence issues, anxiety and depression at some time. These symptoms can seriously affect their education and while they may be temporary they can go on to form the foundation for long-term difficulties. Addressing them with the right therapy intervention can enhance their happiness and academic achievements as well as their productivity throughout adult lives.

Whatever your age, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is very effective.

I graduated in 2013 as a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist from The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training school (CPHT) in Bristol, an accredited center of excellence in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

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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

Confidence, Mindfulness Training, Dental Phobia and Dental Anxiety, Reading Difficulties, Anxiety at Work

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  • Richard J L Newman Hypnotherapy


The Initial One Hour Consultation is Free.

Thereafter I charge

  • £60 per one hour consultation
  • Discounts are available for those on benefits or low income (please ask, proof may be required)
  • £110 for the 2 hour Special AfSFH smoking cessation session
Glastonbury, BA6

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I am available between 9am and 8pm weekdays and 10am till 4pm weekends

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