Stuart Downing DMH CPNLP DHyp EMDR Dip. MNACHP Cht

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Suite 9
Quadrant Court
51- 52 Calthorpe Road
West Midlands
B15 1TH

The Holistic Practice
25 Coleshill Street
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1SD

0121 403 3163 / 07825 599340

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Suite 9
Quadrant Court
51- 52 Calthorpe Road
West Midlands
B15 1TH

The Holistic Practice
25 Coleshill Street
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1SD

0121 403 3163 / 07825 599340

About me

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Ask yourself - what is preventing you from resolving issues, holding you back from leading a more fulfilling, satisfying and healthier life??

Your desire and commitment is ALL that is required to achieve FANTASTIC LIFE CHANGING RESULTS!

I can help you drop that unwanted behaviour, remove fears/phobias/addictions, improve that performance or achieve that dream.

Change will involve utilising rapid techniques and need not take months or years for effective results.  I am a fast working therapist, one of only 90 UK approved Psychosensory Techniques and Principles Practitioners  (PSY-Tap), who seek to remove the root cause quickly.

The result is YOU save time, money and hassle, and achieve your improvement far sooner.

Whether you're wanting to make a few adjustments to an already contented life, or are in desperate need of help, my aim is to facilitate your full recovery in the very shortest period of time, empowering you to live your life to its greatest potential – the life you deserve to lead.

It is important to remember that however much you may be suffering, what you are experiencing is a sequence of negative events locked in a particular moment in time. With help, this period will pass.

Hypnotherapy is safe, natural and feels wonderful.  You are aware of what is going on at all times and are always in control. Relaxation, self-hypnosis, regression, visualisation and imagery are some of the many tools I may use to help you.  As your hypnotherapist, I help you access the infinite resources of your subconscious mind, in order to bring about the therapeutic changes your desire.

My first consideration will always be the confidentiality of our client therapist relationship, your welfare, safety and comfort. Your treatment session will be, first and foremost, unique to you and will begin the process whereby you start to re-frame the problem and to circumvent whatever blockages are preventing you from leading a normal and happy life.

  • Overcome - Drug addictions - Cocaine, Cannabis…, Smoking, Gambling, Excessive  Alcohol Consumption, Emotional Eating.
  • Remove - Anxiety, Phobias, Fears, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Stress, Social Anxiety, Blushing, Shyness and Nervousness.
  • Enjoy - Deep, Restful Rejuvenating Sleep, Increased Energy, Self Control and Freedom  
  • Become - More Confident, Happier, Self Assured.
  • Develop new relationships with Food, Lose Weight, Look Great, Fitter and Healthier.

This is my day job, it’s what I do, it’s who I am and I live for it.

I will deliver the best possible outcome for you. I invest heavily in Continuing Professional Development and I am only as good as my last client.

All the answers are within you. You will be amazed by what you can do and what your mind can do.  After all, both belong to you and are inseparable.

If you're not sure, just pick up the phone and have a no obligation chat before you decide. Please call 0121 403 3163 or 07825 599340.

Life changes, and so can you!

Recent Testimonials

"I am the mother of a teenage son who suffers from anxiety and OCD.

He did not sleep through the night until he was 14 and then it was only with yoga breathing and a great deal of time spent that he relaxed enough to drift off and stay asleep all night.

A disturbing incident in his primary school years compounded the problem and as he reached his mid teens, his anxiety was causing self destructive behaviour.

After a series of visits to Stuart, my son has re-gained his self confidence and his belief that he is capable of controlling what happens to him. This is a major achievement and I will be eternally grateful to Stuart for turning around the negative thoughts of fear and exposure to disaster that were in my son’s mind and affected his every waking moment. Particularly at night when he was terrified by nightmares and night terrors.

My son is now a different person. He has self control, he can calm his mind and relax in order to think clearly and positively about daily challenges. This priceless skill he has learnt from Stuart. He is changing his social behaviour and taking care of himself more.

I am so proud of the strong young man that he has grown into and I thank Stuart for helping him to turn a crucial corner.

Stuart has helped to turn my son away from a dangerous road and I am incredibly thankful for that."

A happy mother.

Dawn - Warwickshire Oct 2016

"I also went to Stuart so that I could get help dealing with my anxiety problem which developed in my teens because of chronic blushing. I underwent keyhole surgery (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, or ETS) to stop the physical act of blushing but I was still left with mental scars that gave me day to day problems and prevented me from moving on with certain aspects of my life.My anxiety would go through the roof during social situations and I would constantly feel on edge. I would plan every part of my day to try and avoid certain people and situations, and I would constantly scan my surroundings for perceived threats. After a few sessions with Stuart I found that I had actually done things without even thinking about being anxious and my level of anxiety in social situations had more or less disappeared. I no longer scan my surroundings and I now feel like I have the confidence to get on with my life in the knowledge that my fight or flight response will no longer be activated in public situations. I never thought it would be possible to feel normal and anxiety free so I will always be thankful to Stuart for helping me get over these issues and I would recommend anyone with the same type of problem to please give Stuarts hypnotherapy sessions a go as the results will be life changing. "

William , Birmingham Sept 2016

"As I mentioned in my last email, I had a drink for the first time in over a year and things were completely different like you said they would be. It's hard to explain but I will give it a try. When I used to touch a drink before, I would always develop the same binge pattern of drinking that would last for weeks or even months in which I would drink and drink until I was extremely ill, paranoid and penniless. As soon as I would start drinking I would drink at speed with just one thought in mind, about where the next drink was coming from. Once I was drunk I would always buy more booze so that I could drink again in the morning. I always had an overwhelming urge to do this no matter what. Even if I thought about not letting one drink turn into a binge beforehand, once I was drunk all these plans would go out the window. I would always feel sorry for myself and guilty, which would make me drink even more. This would obviously spiral out of control as my anxiety would go through the roof. But this time the urge to drink more had completely gone. I was totally in control of my drinking and did not feel the compulsion to drink more. It sounds so simple but I just felt in control and at ease with it. I feel confident now that I can enjoy a drink like a normal person which is a massive thing in my life. I don't have to worry about falling into a dark hole again. Thank you again for your help."

William - Birmingham August 2016

"I had suffered with depression and anxiety for a number of years before seeing Stuart and had become accustomed and almost oblivious, to the dysfunctional behavioural patterns that this had left behind. I had initially rung Stuart to ask for help in interviews as this was where I felt my anxiety really got the better of me and was holding me back from progressing professionally.

I had developed a strategy of deflecting situations before they got to the point of inflicting anxiety. Where this was successful in some situations, it was impossible to do whilst searching for work. After a few sessions with Stuart, I began to understand that avoidance, although successful in keeping anxiety at bay 9 times out of 10, was responsible for me missing opportunities in all aspects of life; not just in terms of job prospects. To think that I had been holding myself back for so long was a sad realisation, but I was glad that I had taken the plunge to move on and progress.

It took a while for me to be able to talk more freely about my experiences that led to my current state with Stuart and for him to gain a better feel for how to deal with me during our sessions. This was by no means a reflection on him; in fact it’s a small miracle that anyone was able to coax this information out of me and that alone is praiseworthy. His patience and relaxed demeanour really helped me to feel at ease without feeling as though I was in a counselling session - which I was strongly averse to. When I felt unable to communicate my feelings to him, he would take the pressure off and help me in conveying my emotions - which was a major help.

Little by little I noticed that the positive changes we had implemented were beginning to take affect. At first these things weren’t noticeable until after I had achieved them and I would take a step back to revel in how I’d accomplished a small goal that would usually cause so much stress without a second thought. Since then the progress has snowballed and I have done so much that I never thought possible. Things that I ultimately should take for granted as normal are starting to feel that way; from making phone calls without feeling sick, to getting in a car and driving again for the first time in 6 years.

I have a new job that I had two interviews for and I successfully applied to do my teacher training which I delayed for three years, ultimately as a direct result of these sessions. I still have some work to do on building my self confidence, but it takes time and effort to overcome old habits and nurture the good that was put in place.

The liberation I have gained from Stuart is worth so much more than what he charges and no amount of thanks can cover it. You can’t put a price on the peace of mind you get knowing that you are living as your fullest self! "

Annabel October 2016 - Birmingham

"After my sessions with Stuart, what I can say is how it's changed my life, for someone who has been suffering from anxiety for some time now, it was affecting my social life and relationships, having a constant fear of being in places or going out where I felt I didn't have control, I would always drive so I could escape when I needed to, I would plan the route I was going before leaving the home, even days before going out, social anxiety was taking control.I suffer from MS and have 18 food intolerances, so I had so many other things I couldn't control this I needed back.I didn't want to taking pills for anxiety so I searched online for a qualified hypnotherapist and came across Stuart.
My first session was very relaxed, I did get upset and cried, but that's normal I guess, let out a lot of emotions, how I had been feeling, and was then sat down and helped to relax, Stuart then did his work, spoke to me, I felt so deeply relaxed, I could hear him talking softly, and I drifted of with my own thoughts, he carried on talking.When I awoke I felt very alert, and a little nervous as I thought oh what if I think or talk to people about why I got hypnotised it would come back, well it didn't Every time I would be in a situation that would normally make me nervous it was like the feeling of talking to somebody and forgetting what it was I was saying, and something else would pop into my head, like food shopping or a holiday.As the weeks went on I didn't test myself and just carried on as normal, going out, no car, other people driving, social events and the next day I would think wow I did that..I cannot thank Stuart enough and I recommend all my friends and family who also suffer with some type of anxiety to see him.... He gave me my life back "
Rachael - Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain May 2016

Appointments available at:

1 Harley Street
020 3143 5263            Appointments and price by prior arrangement

Appointments also available at:

35510 Puerto del Carmen
Canary Islands

Full DBS Enhanced Certificate.
Clinical Psychotherapist.
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • D.M.H.           Master Hypnotist
  • D.Hyp            Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • FDAP           Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • CPNLP          Clinical Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • DNLP           Advanced Master Practitioner Nuero Linguistic Programming
  • MNACHP       Clinical Psychotherapist
  • PSY-TAP     Practitioner of Psychosensory Techniques and Principles
  • EMDR           Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Practitioner
  • Advanced Weight Control & Hypnotic Banding Therapist
  • Advanced Smoking Cessation Specialist
  • Parts Therapist practitioner
  • Transactional Hypnosis practitioner
  • DBS Enhanced Certificate
  • Memberships
  • GHR             Registered (General Hypnotherapy Register)
  • MNCH           Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy
  • NGH             National Guild of Hypnotists
  • GHSC           Validated Practitioner (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council)
  • IMDHA         International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
  • I H A             International Hypnosis Association
  • HA                Hypnotherapy Association
  • FDAP           Member of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • IAPC             International Alliance of Professional Hypnotist
  • PSY-TAP     Psychosensory Techniques and Principles Practitioner
  • FDAP           Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • IBS Register Member of the IBS Register for Specialist IBS Therapy
  • PCSG           Member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology .
  • CNHC           Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • NACHP         National Association of Counsellors,Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists
  • IACT             International Association of Counselors and Therapists
  • GSMTS        Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists
  • GSCST         Guild for Smoking Cessation Specialists & Therapists
  • MELT           Member of the Mind Emotion Liberation Techniques
  • ACMT           Association of Complete Mind Therapists
  • IPPA             Member of International Positive Psychology Association
  • ANXIETY UK Approved Therapist
  • PLTA           Member of the Past Life Therapists Association
  • CRSST        Accredited Practitioner (Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists)


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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

                        SPECIALIST AREAS OF TREATMENT
                        Anxiety / Social Anxiety
                        Alcohol Problems 
                        Weight Loss / Eating Disorders
                        Fears and Phobias
                        Confidence / Self Esteem
                        Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS )                 
                        Relationship Issues                      
                        Sexual Issues
                        Medical and Dental - Pain / Needle Phobias

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My Professional fees are ;

Weekdays until 7.00 pm                           -     £95.00   ( 90 minute appointments )
Evening Appointments after 7.30 pm     -   £110.00
Weekend Appointments                         -     £125.00

4 x Pre-paid Weight Loss appointment - October offer please phone 

You will actively experience hypnosis in your first session.

Smoking Cessation (2 hour ) - £195.00

Clinical Psychotherapist

Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals

Professional Life Coaching -   

London Appointments available -

Lanzarote Appointments available -

Payment can be made by Bacs, Paypal or cash

Full DBS Enhanced Certificate

Appointments are available am and pm weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Telephone 0121 403 3163 / 07825 599340


Further information

Smoking Testimonials

"I had smoked cigarettes since my late teens.  I did not think that I could ever give up smoking.  I was conscious that I was missing out on activities with my friends.  Precluded from going inside anywhere.  So, whilst in Lanzarote I contacted Stuart Downing to arrange a consultation.  I thought that I would give hypnotherapy a try.  Much to my amazement it worked.  For the first 3 days I had longings for a cigarette every now and then but would use Stuart's technique to combat those feelings.  All my friends are also suitably amazed that Stuart in their eyes has performed an absolute miracle and there is a queue forming to follow in my footsteps – for once!   So after smoking for 47 years, I am now an ex-smoker.  Have no aching muscles and I feel 5 years younger." Liz K March 2016

"Having seen the success that Stuart Downing achieved with a friend in Lanzarote.  I decided to book an appointment.  One session later and I have been smoke-free for over 2 weeks with minimal cravings.  I feel confident that this is for good.  Thanks a million." Jackie March 2016

"As a 20 year smoker, a session with Stuart gave me the additional tools and willpower to finally stop. I have to say that the work we did together has enabled me to adopt a significantly healthier lifestyle. I have recommended Stuart to several friends and have had nothing but positive feedback. " David Feb 2016

Published Articles

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