Richard Hennessy HPD, Dip.H, Dip.NLP, Cert. DE

Richard Hennessy HPD, Dip.H, Dip.NLP, Cert. DE

8 Campo Lane
S1 2EF

0114 383 0123

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8 Campo Lane
S1 2EF

0114 383 0123

About me

Sheffield hypnotherapy practice Focused Hypnosis could help you to live the life you desire and deserve.

  • Are you ready for change?
  • Are you sick of feeling the way you do?
  • Not sure what else to try?

With hypnotherapy you could feel differently, you could live the life you WANT and feel great!

When you work with Focused Hypnosis you get:

  • A free chat on the phone or in person to discuss hypnotherapy, where I work and how I work
  • A free 30 minute hypnotic relaxation mp3 so you can try before you buy
  • A satisfaction guarantee - this applies to the initial consultation and first treatment session
  • All treatment sessions are recorded onto a USB flash drive so you can listen back to the sessions to reinforce the work done face to face

Hi, my name is Richard and my practice Focused Hypnosis is one of the market leaders in the city. I use a variety of techniques to help people change things about how they think, act or feel. I have undertaken many raining courses to further develop my skills but the most effective training I have undertaken was my NLP Practitioner qualification. As a part of this qualification I was trained by Dr Richard Bandler, the man who taught Paul McKenna.

As a result of working with me people often feel calmer, more focused, more able to live in a way that is healthy and productive. Hypnotherapy is becoming more popular in Sheffield and around the whole world as it is often a very quick solution to an issue, there are no side effects and it addresses the whole issue rather than just the symptoms.

The Focused Hypnosis satisfaction guarantee means that if after the initial consultation of first treatment session you want to discontinue treatment, for whatever reason, there will be no charge for the session and future sessions will be cancelled.

I will even help you to find a different local hypnotherapist if that is what you want. I would much rather you get the exact right hypnotherapist and have the best chance of getting the result you desire than have you feel obliged to continue with me if that is not what you want.

You can download a free sample of how I work via my website. The free 30 minute hypnotic relaxation session will give you an idea what it might be like to be in a trance and could be eye opening for you. I also give away a free guide called "10 things you MUST know before getting hypnotherapy" which will give you essential information to help you pick a reputable and professional hypnotherapist.

Call now on 0114 383 0123 for a free no obligation chat to discuss your situation and how hypnotherapy could help.

Hypnotherapy In Sheffield

There are many different hypnotherapy providers in Sheffield to chose from. When looking for hypnotherapy it can often be difficult to tell the difference between the good hypnotherapists that are out there and the not so good ones so let me help you out!

Here are some of the points that you should consider:

What To Look For In A Great Hypnotherapy Provider

Experience counts for a lot. Experience can be gained from treating clients and also from first hand experience of life. A good hypnotherapist will be able to put themselves in your shoes and imagine how you experience your life but without making assumptions or judgements.

If the hypnotherapist has experienced the same issue themselves AND has also successfully treated people for the same issue then they have a great chance of being able to help you.

In my work I draw on my own life experience, my extensive training and of course my experience in treating people using hypnotherapy since 2008. I have personally tackled issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, fear of public speaking, drug addictions and bereavement and have used these experience to help some of my clients have life changing breakthroughs.

Personal Experience Counts For A Lot!

As well as this I used to be a smoker for 13 years and I managed to quit through stop smoking hypnotherapy. I have found that my personal experience of many of the issues people face has helped me greatly in empathising with the people who come to me for help.

For those issues that I haven't had personal experience with like a phobia of speed cameras (I kid you not!) and pregnancy stress (not first hand experience but I am a dad so I do have second hand experience) I do my very best to understand the issue and help in every way I can.

I have helped a large number of people with a wide variety of different issues in my time as a therapist, everything from weight loss, stress, depression and relationship problems. I have that personal experience to draw upon, the experience of people I have already helped and I combine that with hypnotherapy techniques and NLP (Neuro Lingusitic Programming) which helps many to achieve some really great results.

Other Things To Look For In A Hypnotherapist

Other things to look for in a good hypnotherapist is if they are a member of a professional governing body. This shows that the hypnotherapist is committed to developing their practice and they will also probably adhere to the rules of conduct set down by that governing body.

This is great for you, the potential client, as these codes of conduct are there mainly for you and to ensure that you have the best chance of seeing a great hypnotherapist. If you don't have a good experience these codes of conduct also help you to redress this issue through the governing body.

Regardless of your issue that you want help with I offer a free, no obligation 20 minute chat to anyone interested in hypnotherapy. This means you can come and meet me at my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice and see if you like the look of me and where I work! I like my clients to be comfortable with me and happy with the work we will do together because that's when the really great results can happen.

Satisfaction Is Guaranteed With Me

I would just like to finish off by telling you about my satisfaction guarantee. What this means is that if after the first session of hypnotherapy treatment you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the customer service you have received or the environment where I work or if you simply didn't enjoy the process of hypnotherapy then you do not have to pay for that session and there is no obligation to return for any future sessions.

I have offered this guarantee for as long as I have been in business and no-one has ever taken me up on it. I like to think that says a lot about the level of service and care I offer. Why don't you be the judge though?

Have a look at my website for more detailed information on what I do and how I do it  or call me, Richard, on 0114 383 0123 now to book your free 20 minute chat to find out how some Focused Hypnosis could make a difference in your life.

I regularly help people to:
Lose weight (through gastric band hypnotherapy as well as hypnosis for weight loss), quit smoking, reduce anxiety, beat phobias, tackle panic attacks, get over a fear of flying, addressing food addiction, low self confidence and low self esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma - awarded by The National Council for Hypnotherapy
Dip H- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Dip N.L.P. - Diploma in NLP
Cert. D.E. - Certificate in Discursive Empowerment
GHR - General Hypnotherapy Register member
NLP Practitioner - & a member of the Society of NLP

Personal Experience:
I was a smoker for over 13 years and at my peak was smoking 25 cigarettes a day. I tried multiple ways of stopping, some were more successful than others but none of them offered a long term solution. Then I had hypnotherapy in Sheffield and I stopped smoking immediately and had no withdrawal period, no mood swings, no compensating by over eating and best of all I loved the experience of stopping! It was easy, fun and enjoyable! I now help others get the same result.

In my years in hypnotherapy I have seen more people for weight issues than anything else and this is an area I am particularly familiar with as a result.

Member organisations


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

Within the last few months I have helped various people with issues such as anger management, alcohol abuse & moderation, sports performance and relationship issues.

I see people for a wide variety of issues including:

  • Weight loss
  • Stop smoking
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self confidence
  • Optimism
  • Grief
  • Insomnia
  • Public speaking
  • Exam stress and nerves
  • IBS
  • Relationship difficulties

Photos & videos

  • Hypnotherapy In Sheffield With Focused Hypnosis
  • Hypnotherapy Reviews For Focused Hypnosis
  • Working With Focused Hypnosis


Initial consultations usually last an hour to an hour and a half and cost £70.

A treatment session lasts one hour and includes the recording of the session which is provided on a USB flash drive. Treatment sessions cost £70.

If you require an evening appointment (Any session that starts at 5pm or later) there is a £10 surcharge as these appointments are strictly limited but in high demand).

A 2 hour stop smoking one-off session includes a 30 minute consultation, approximately 1.5 hours of treatment, a recording of the session onto a USB flashdrive and a free 1 hour top up session IF you need it (many don't). This package costs £197.

Further information

One issue I particularly enjoy working with is helping people to quit smoking. I stopped smoking after 13 years with the help of hypnotherapy and I found the process effortlessly easy which means you could too. Quitting smoking doesn't have to be difficult, despite what you may have heard. It can be easy, fun and even enjoyable!

Because hypnotherapy deals with the psychological aspects of smoking (which are FAR more powerful than the physical aspects of the habit could ever be) you could stop smoking instantly and effortlessly with no withdrawal period, no cravings, no mood swings and no over-eating.

So few people stop smoking with the right attitude and it is this that has the biggest impact on your potential success. The right attitude is SO important in how you perceive the process of stopping smoking. If you go into the process optimistically, looking forward to the many ways your life will improve then you have a great chance of stopping, enjoying the process of stopping and staying stopped.

The techniques I use are specifically intended to boost your optimism and you confidence in tackling this issue. If, however, you go into the process of quitting smoking apprehensive and doubtful of your chance of success it could be a difficult process and you have an increased chance of returning to smoking again.

My stop smoking treatment takes around 2 hours and will give you an up to 65% chance of successfully quitting smoking. This figure is based on research which was published in The Journal Of Applied Psychology and was based on a study of 72,000 people. It found that hypnotherapy was the #1 way of stopping smoking.

If you are serious about stopping smoking nothing is more effective than hypnotherapy.

The final part of both of my Stop Smoking Programmes is the free top up session I offer. If after working together you are still smoking or seriously thinking about returning to smoking I will give you a free session to help you end your habit once and for all. It is very rare for anyone to need this session but it's nice to know it's there IF you need it.

Sheffield, S1 2EF

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Sessions are available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Evening appointments and weekend appointments are also available. There is a £10 surcharge for these appointments.

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