Andrew Richardson

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St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4LY
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About me

In the right hands, Hypnotherapy is an amazing tool - clearing anxieties, phobias, trauma, bad habits and more. Only a handful of sessions are typically needed – to build self confidence, be free of debilitating emotions and to have a life of greater control.

My aim is that you are in control of your lives once again in whatever area is out of control. And that you will have experiences of deep relaxation.

How long it takes: Everyone’s situation is different, but I aim to take as few sessions as possible. Often people need no more than two to four sessions to make significant progress and lasting improvements; sometimes fewer. It is often the case that if a client comes to see me more than 2 or 3 times then the intervals between sessions tend to get a little longer, so it's not a case of having to book 6 weekly sessions in one go.

My clients: I work with people with a very wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress and overload, addictions, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, poor self-esteem and lack of confidence.

I work with each of my clients to set achievable and realistic goals continuing at a pace which suits them; helping them to feel better and take back control of their lives. Some clients come to me with one small issue with which they want help and others come with complex and long standing difficulties.

I am a Human Givens therapist.  Human Givens is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.  Human Givens teaches the use of hypnotherapy as a vital tool.  It is a holistic approach to emotional health, rooted in the latest science and best practice, which is now recognised by the NHS for its proven and rapid help for depression, anxieties and all emotional problems.

Where I am I have my full time practice at my home in St Austell, Cornwall, PL25.

The areas where I can help you include:

  • anxieties, panic attacks, trauma
  • phobias - flying, heights, vomit, cats, dogs, spiders, motorways and so on
  • exam nerves
  • performance
  • public speaking
  • depression
  • sleep problems
  • pain relief
  • quit smoking
  • weight loss
  • nail biting
  • alcohol problems
  • other addictions
  • relationship problems
  • low self esteem and confidence
  • stress linked physical problems.

My website, over 200 pages, has a mass of information on Human Givens and much else, including case studies and testimonials and free mp3 downloads.

I am the author of "The Depression Optimist" - to support my specialty as a Depression Recovery Expert.

Other information I am now in my mid sixties and had a successful business career before training in the Human Givens, over ten years ago now.

I keep hard evidence of my progress with all my clients so know that the large majority (85% plus) will feel better quickly - in less than four sessions.

A Selection of Testimonials
A long standing generalised anxiety The change after just one session with you has been nothing short of remarkable. The anxiety has disappeared and I think I'm not exaggerating when I say that it has changed my life for the better by a long way.

Woman with vomit phobia  I really think there has been a difference. I don't feel nervous about sick any more and when I watched a programme and someone was sick it was ok.   Thank you so much for your help.

Nail biter  I would like to express my thanks to you for helping me overcome my nail biting habit. This is after a lifetime of having unattractive bitten down nails. Your therapy is magic.

Older Woman with Flying Phobia  I am immensely grateful. I wouldn’t call myself in the least suggestible, yet I remain amazed that the fears that have been with me for the best part of my life could have been dispelled in a matter of minutes.

Middle aged woman with anxiety and trauma  I can't recommend Andrew highly enough - human givens counselling is quicker and cheaper than I ever imagined.

Businessman with obsessive thoughts Andrew, thanks so much for everything you've done. You have helped lift a huge burden from me that I have been carrying alone for so long. I now know that I have so much to gain from your counselling.

Entrepreneur with relationship problems Coming to see you has exceeded my expectations a thousand fold. Thank you.

Shop owner with drink problems You really helped me and so quickly. I now understand the connection between my feelings, moods and behaviours and those experiences as a boy. I feel that a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. And my drinking is under control.

Pregnant woman desperate to stop smoking  I truly wish I had come to see you before to give up smoking. I have no idea how it worked but it did. Hopefully my little baby will now have a healthy start in life and I will always be grateful for your help. P

Older man with a terrible traumatic memory  Just to say thank you again for helping me to forget my past. I do feel better and my girlfriend can see the difference in me that I don't talk about that dreadful day any more.

Social worker with depression It has been a wonderful opportunity to experience Human Givens therapy on myself. You have been very kind to give me your time in such a generous way.

Training, qualifications & experience

The practitioner qualification from the Human Givens College
Advanced Certificate in Human Givens
MHGI - Accredited member of the Human Givens Institute.

GQHP - Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register.

Qualified in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Qualified with the NSCI (Smoking Cessation)

Member organisations

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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.


£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

The basic session fee is £0, but I will happily agree concessions for those on limited means to a rate that we both find comfortable.

When I work

Weekdays, most evenings and if required at weekends

Andrew Richardson is also registered with Counselling Directory.

11 Poltair Avenue, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4LY

Type of session

In person


Andrew Richardson
Andrew Richardson