Stuart Hannis DHP MNRHP Ad.DipCP MNCS(Acc) MPNLP
The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Brough Walls
My main focus is working with people who feel stuck somehow and are unable to move on with their lives because of stress, anxiety, fear, phobia, low-self esteem, addiction and many other conditions which can hold a person back from achieving their potential.
Conditions that I can treat range from helping with weight loss & stopping smoking to
dealing with stress, trauma and phobia. Please see the list below, which is by no means exhaustive, and feel free to contact me for a free telephone consultation if you are not sure how I may be able tou help you.
You unconscious mind can be a great friend and ally if you know how to work and communicate these deeper parts of the mind, but it can be your greatest enemy and source of self-undoing. Modern Western culture tends to neglect the unconscious in favour of the rational faculty, although mass marketing and advertising media are well versed in manipulating our unconscious minds with suggestions to buy their products. Why not take back control?
Hypnotherapy gives you the opportunity to feed your unconscious mind with the messages that are for your benefit and can show you how to change unhelpful messages, behaviours, beliefs or patterns into more useful ones. Why not take back control?
I have been in private therapy practice since qualifying as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist in 2004, achieving the Centre Training, UKCP accredited diploma and have since qualified as a counsellor, accredited by The National Counselling Society and the Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) scheme.
I also have over 10 years experience working with vulnerable and homeless individuals, supporting them with mental health, substance use, alcohol and other issues which may challenge a person in maintaining a roof over their head. My counselling placement when training with Chrysalis was with a drugs and homeless project, supporting individuals to maintain their abstinence. This practical experience and training, coupled with my original training as a complementary therapist has given me good grounding and well-rounded experience in supporting people from many types of background to overcome their individual challenges.
I am happy to work with clients from all walks of life and social backgrounds, I especially welcome those individuals who have felt, in the past, that therapy 'may not be for them', because they have felt marginalised and/or judged due to their alternative lifestyle, sexual orientation, social status, or just feel excluded somehow. Please feel free to contact me to discuss in confidence any concerns or questions you may have about this.
What to expect?
A brief initial consultation, usually by phone, to determine whether therapy is suitable for your problem or situation. Please be ready to disclose any physical or mental health issues and any medication you may be taking as you may be advised to seek your GP's advice before commencing therapy.
A first session and maybe a course of sessions (6 sessions are a typical course of therapy) will be booked at a mutually convenient time at my current practice room.
The therapy room set-up normally consists of two comfortable chairs facing each other in a private and confidential room. There is no lying down on couches or dangling of pocket -watches.
A session typically starts with talking through your problem, (at later sessions discussing improvements made and any further challenges to be tackled) and working with you to plan and then experience the hypnotherapy interventions most appropriate for you and agreed by you.
You are always in control.
Each session is approx. 50 mins
Training, qualifications & experience
DHP - Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy - Centre Training, 2004
Ad Dip CP - Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Chrysalis 2010
MPNLP - Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming - UK Academy 2012
National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists (MNRHP) Full member.
The National Counselling Society - Accredited Member. MNCS (Acc.)
The National Counselling Society's voluntary register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under its Accredited Voluntary Registers (AVR) scheme.
Currently working towards full UKCP registration.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- 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.
Concessions possible for people on low incomes. Please enquire.
Mon-Thurs 10am - 8pm (last appt 7pm)