Adrian Shute

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Advanced EMDR & Hypnotherapy Specialist Anxiety Practitioner
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Hitchin SG5 & Reading RG1
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About me

Advanced approved Child & Adult Specialist Anxiety EMDR & Hypnotherapy Practitioner with clinics in Hitchin and Reading and virtually online. 

At 1 MIND we provide specialist EMDR treatment for Anxiety & Addictions with over 600 professional clinically focused services for private clients in all aspects of Hypnotherapy. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) is the only treatment recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence for psychological trauma and associated anxiety conditions including; Anxiety, Stress, PTSD, trauma, adult survivors of child abuse, abuse victims. EMDR is the fast acting treatment to fully resolve the complete symptoms of anxiety & trauma and we have pioneered a system to safely speed up treatment which reduces cost and the number of sessions needed by up to 80%. Adrian Shute is an internationally published author and one of Europe’s leading therapists in this field. 

We also provide effective therapies which may included EMDR if suitable for weight management, stop smoking, pain relief, fears (fear of flying specialist), phobias, addictions, and we are Hypnotic Gastric Band Specialists.

We provide a free 0800 24/7 phone service as your call is important to us, as well as a free no obligation telephone and free 30 minute to 1 hour no obligation consultation. If therapy and counselling has not worked for you because you have been living with your trauma for more than 3 months, then contact us to discuss why EMDR is the recommended treatment to finally resolve your symptoms.

Here's a bit more about Adrian:

I'm a fully qualified and registered professional EMDR clinical hypnotherapy specialist practitioner based in Hitchin & Reading and was the first therapist to pioneer web based EMDR globally 4 years ago, covering all areas of Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, London, UK and Internationally, where I have since 1988 been practising Healing & Hypnotherapy after I had witnessed first hand the power Hypnotherapy, EMDR and the subconscious mind had to heal myself & many others - well over 2000 children & adults have benefited from our highly professional services.

I also provide EMDR therapy pro bono to children and their families national and local charities. I am also the author of the Easy EMDR 7 book series for children & adults sharing and teaching this knowledge globally. I have appeared on all 5 main TV news channels and my work has been published in the Sunday Times and The Guardian.

Through my extensive positive personal experiences with hypnotherapy and EMDR I have helped many others regain control of their own lives in a supportive, safe environment, free from the exceptionally challenging psychological and physical conditions we all may suffer from in our daily lives.

No matter the anxiety, fear, phobia, stress, trauma, addiction or worries concerning your well-being, or any associated mental health or weight issues you may be struggling with, you can be assured I am here to help every step of the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Society, Specialist Training accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. Full Member of the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association No. 0630.

  • Diploma General Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma Hypnotherapy Specialist Practitioner
  • Diploma EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
  • Diploma Stress Management
  • Diploma Advanced Weight Control & Hypnotic Banding Therapist
  • Diploma Parts Therapy
  • Diploma Age Regression Specialist
  • Diploma Smoking Cessation
  • Diploma Pain Relief Specialist
  • Diploma Fast Inductions & Deepeners - 8 & 3 word hypnotic induction

Supervision: John Dewar D.M.H D.Hyp. CPNLP. EMDR. Dip. SMC. SQHP.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

  • Anxiety Specialist
  • Emotional Trauma Specialist
  • Chronic Syndromes & Fybromyalgia Specialist
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
  • Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
  • Fear of Flying & Heights Specialist
  • PTSD & Stress
  • Military, Police, Fire, Ambulance Therapist
  • 600+ other conditions - see website for details
  • Int. Author of the EASY EMDR series of home use books
  • Top 10 Amazon Author Hottest New Medical Releases

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Additional information

Fees are set at £95 per hour in addition to the 30 minute FREE no obligation consultation. However I never clock watch and I always allow for extra time in each session as that little bit extra help can more often than not make the difference in being highly effective. Imagine we have spent time finding the real deep rooted issue and then we run out of time, so we have to rush the therapy or treatment!

That's not the case with myself. Which is why in my experience I rarely see clients for more than usually just 1 or 2 sessions at the most, because as a Specialist Therapist I am able to concentrate on the therapies or treatment rather than long scripted hypnotic inductions & deepeners.

I do not use scripts, so we spend far more time on the actual bespoke therapy that is right for you, rather than the lengthy induction process most therapists will use. I am able to in most cases induce hypnosis within 8 or even just 3 words. I am therefore able to power through our 'doing therapy' rather than 'talking therapies' which often sees instant results, especially when EMDR is used as a treatment.

For all general fees and services, and concessions for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (in support of the National Survivors Trust) and Armed Forces personnel and Veterans (in support of the British Legion) and Police and Fire Service personnel - please see our comprehensive website for full details:

When I work

9am - 9pm - 7 days a week

Further information

If your interested in reading more here's Adrian's journey:

I'm 47 years old and live in the market town of Hitchin, practising full time as an EMDR and Hypnotherapy specialist practitioner,, having had many positive past experiences myself with EMDR & hypnosis that changed my life when faced with absolute adversity, and when every other medical intervention had failed. I am thus a passionate, dedicated, warm & friendly, empathetic real life role model providing tangible testament to the true power of EMDR as a treatment for psychological trauma and Hypnotherapy as a complimentary effective medical therapy.

Following a severe sustained child hood trauma I manifested an intolerable fear of heights and a severe binge eating disorder which led to anxiety, obesity, unhappiness and an overwhelming sense of a lack of self-worth. As a result as an adult I strived to be a perfectionist to compensate for the hurt and angry perception of myself in childhood, almost working myself to death in order to succeed in a revered highly successful award winning business career. That only ended in a severe episode of personal and work related stress, which resulted in severe anxiety and depression. I was subsequently diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Complex PTSD) and underwent extensive counselling and therapy.

After a few months of seeing no progress I turned to hypnosis at my lowest point when all else had failed. I was astounded at the immediate, powerful and highly effective results. I was firstly cured of my fear of heights, completely - tried and tested! At a further session I was then able to immediately alleviate all the psychological problems associated with the severe stress and anxiety I was experiencing - in just one session! That same day I reverted back to being the person I always was, strong, confident, wonderful and happy.

I went on through EMDR to successfully tackle the difficult underlying diagnosis of PTSD, and in the period after I instead experienced what is termed Post Traumatic 'Growth'. After facing and overcoming so much adversity I realised I had the ability to help others address their own fears surrounding stress, anxiety and PTSD, including Armed Forces veterans of which I am one. The 1MIND organisation I have established is proud to help ex serviceman and women suffering from PTSD in our work supporting the Royal British Legion, and adult survivors of Child Abuse in support of the National Survivors Trust, working to tackle the growing issues of Mental Health - at 1MIND a real difference is being made to peoples lives daily. So please reach out and see how we can truly help you, you are no longer alone.

Leaf Health, 47 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA

The Therapy Centre for EMDR, 6B Church Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2SB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Northampton Clinic is fully accessible. Hitchin clinic is acceded vua 1 flight of stairs.

Additional languages

German, Arabic

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Adrian Shute
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