Andrew Selway-Woolley

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BSc (Hons), HPD, NCH, AfSFH, CNHC - Clinical Hypnotherapist
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Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25
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About me

I'm Andy and I'm a friendly, accredited Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist assisting people like you, to regain control of your life and improve your mental health; by retraining your brain to overcome limiting negative thought patterns, reduce your fear and anxiety, master your emotions, and cultivate resilient behaviours for a brighter, more positive fulfilling life, that you want! 🤩

I'm based in Upper Heyford nr Bicester, Oxfordshire (but I also work online). I offer a FREE 45 Minute Hypnotherapy Consultation which you can book directly through my website or you can send me an email here. 👈

My passion is to help you feel better, cope better and to find a new positive path, to get you back on track!

Take action and schedule your FREE Consultation  to start your journey towards a happier, more fulfilling life! 🚀 You can book your consultation directly here.

In a nutshell, how can I help you...

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I provide hypnotherapy to adults and children (young people / teenagers, aged 15+ years). 

I'm a professional member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH).

Areas I work with include: 

  • Anxiety, excessive worry and panic attacks
  • Depression and low mood
  • Stress and overwhelm (family, work, relationships)
  • Fears and phobias i.e fear of flying, fear of driving, social phobia, fear of needles, fear of being sick / vomit  (emetophobia), fear of public speaking, claustrophobia, agoraphobia, fear of the dentist etc.
  • Health anxiety and worries
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem, image perception, self-worth etc
  • Negative habits and behaviours (stuck in a negative cycle), repetitive behaviours, procrastination, imposter syndrome.
  • Eating problems and disordered eating
  • Addictions i.e sex, gambling, pornography and abuse of drugs and alcohol
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Sleep problems - insomnia, poor sleep quality
  • Sexual issues i.e non-medical erectile dysfunction, intimacy issues, relationship issues
  • Managing your emotions i.e anger management, jealousy, frustration, overwhelm
  • Menopause symptom management 
  • Weight management, weight loss, food addiction, binge eating - getting away from yo-yo dieting  (I used to be a Personal Trainer so know a thing or two about weight loss).
  • Blushing and non-medical excessive sweating problems
  • OCD
  • Stressful, anxiety, worry inducing life events (weddings, funerals, public speaking, speeches, exam and test nerves (GCSEs, A-Levels, Qualifications), including driving exam and tests).

What is my hypnotherapy approach and what tools do I use to support this change?

I use an integrated, solution focused approach, which is based on the latest evidence-based research from neuroscience and incorporates the very best elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) with Clinical Hypnotherapy

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy combines a non-invasive form of ‘talking therapy' / psychotherapy (SFBT) with a gentle trance-like state (hypnosis) that puts you in control, replacing negative, anxious thoughts, allowing your mind to be open to positive changes.

This allows you to reshape your thought patterns, emotions (i.e Anxiety) and behaviours towards a desired outcome (feeling better and coping better). We focus on the solution, rather than the problem.  Whether this be personal, relationships or even your career. 

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Has anxiety, worry taken control of your life? Are you constantly feeling stressed?
  • Have you lost your confidence, have low self-esteem and/or lost motivation?
  • Do you feel like you’re stuck in a not very helpful cycle (a funk, a rut?)
  • Is fear or a phobia holding you back from living the life you want?
  • Does life feel really overwhelming right now and you're just plain tired of feeling the stress?
  • Are you stuck in a never ending procrastination cycle, lost your motivation, direction and drive, feeling lost either in your personal or professional life?
  • Do you wish you could find a way to cope better with anxiety, worry and fear and know things shouldn't be as hard as this?
  • Do you feel you are standing on the sideline of your own life right now?
  • You are not the person you want to be (and know you can be), whether that's how you feel about life, or even yourself around self-image, your weight, confidence at home or at work /career.

If you're like "uh huh, uh huh.. to any of these." - the good news is, I can help you! 💪 

What are the next steps?

I offer a FREE (no obligation) 45 Minute Initial Consultation / Hypnotherapy Discovery Session  (no ½ measures here!) - in-person (Upper Heyford, nr Bicester, Oxfordshire, or online.

This gives you the opportunity to be heard in a secure, non-judgemental and therapeutic space and together we can explore what you would like support with/or to work on, what you want to achieve, how I work and the process and for you to ask me any questions you like. With absolutely know obligation to continue. Therapy is very personal choice.

How many sessions do people need on average?

It's a quick therapy, usually 6-12 sessions (but can vary) and doesn't involve talking about the past. Simple phobias are usually around 4 sessions. 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy harnesses the principles of neuroplasticity to facilitate positive neural pathway changes, allowing you to reshape your thought patterns, emotions and behaviours towards a desired outcome (feeling better and coping better).  

It's perfectly normal to feel a bit apprehensive when reaching out to a therapist for more information. Taking this step is a powerful choice, and I want you to know that it's absolutely okay to feel that way. I’m here to provide support and guidance every step of the way and to make you feel totally at ease. 🤗

I have a cosy and comfortable therapy room in Upper Heyford, nr Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 (with easy, off-street parking), and therefore easy driving distance from Chipping Norton, Banbury, Kidlington, Buckingham, Brackley, Bucknell, as well as on the border of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, but I also work online nationally. 

I look forward to connecting with you soon! 

All the best!

Andy :)

Training, qualifications & experience

☑️ Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)

☑️ Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)

☑️ Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Level 5) - due to complete in 2025

☑️ Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3)

☑️ Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)

☑️  Working with Children (CPD - Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training)

☑️ The Science of Happiness Certificate (SHC)

☑️ Awareness of Men's Mental Health Issues (Level 2)

☑️ Mindfulness Diploma

☑️ Diploma in Personal Training (Level 3)

Registrations/professional bodies:

☑️ Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

☑️ National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

☑️ Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

☑️  Enhanced DBS Checked

Member organisations

CNHC
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

NCH
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

AfSFH
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I work with all kinds of people (aged 15+), and everyone is welcome in my therapy room. 

Identifying as a 'gay man', I do a lot of work with the LGBTQIA+ community and I have a special interest (but not limited to) in Mens' Mental Health. 

Having a background in Human Resources and Recruitment / Sales, I also work with business performance (especially supporting busy hi-pressure sales teams / recruitment consultants etc) and general corporate wellness. Or, if businesses want to offer Hypnotherapy as an employee benefit to support their people's mental health and wellbeing, I can provide set sessions days (day rate) - please drop me a message.

Often, if a company has a 'Health Cash Plan Scheme', the employee can claim back the cost of hypnotherapy via that plan (depending on the plan).

I can also facilitate group sessions, including group guided relaxation for Corporate Wellness Days etc and work with HR professionals and small business owners  (both corporate and personally). 

I have interest in supporting weight management / weight loss and self-confidence (from my Personal Training / PT  days!).

My therapy room is based in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, nr Bicester, so I am accessible to local towns such as Brackley, Aylesbury, Banbury, Buckingham, Thame, Milton Keynes etc. I am also spread nicely within easy access of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Worcestershire and Berkshire, as well as the West Midlands. 

But, I can also work online, making my services more accessible.

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Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Single Sessions: £65 (50-60 mins) 

Block of 6 Sessions: £340 (saving you £50)

I offer a discount of 10% off individual or block booked sessions for people working in the NHS, Emergency Services (Police, Ambulance and Fire Service), Blue Light Card Holders, Armed Forces and Veterans (proof will be required where appropriate).

Clients typically need 6-12 weekly sessions (sometimes less and sometimes more). 

Simple phobia treatment usually requires approx. 3-4 sessions.

Sessions can be done at my cosy and comfortable Therapy Room in Upper Heyford, nr Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 (free, easy on the drive parking) or I can work with you online.

When I work

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Appointments are available: Monday to Friday

  • Monday - Wednesday 10.00am - 7.00pm
  • Thursday - 10.00am to 3.00pm 
  • Friday - 10.00am to 12.00pm 

Further information

Particular areas of interest (but not limited to):

  • LGBTQIA+ Community 🌈
  • Men's Mental Health or if you prefer a male hypnotherapist
  • Weight Loss / Weight Management  (as I used to be a Personal Trainer)
  • Entrepreneurs / Small Business Owners 
  • Supporting Overwhelmed Parents
  • Anxiety / Negative Thought and Behaviour Patterns (getting you 'unstuck'!)
  • Fears and Phobias - I do a lot of work with driving anxiety, fear of dental/dentists, needle, fear of flying, fear of public speaking
  • Health Anxiety
  • Big Life Event Support - driving test and exams (GCSES, A-Levels), weddings, funerals, public speaking / presentations etc

Some Testimonials / Client Feedback :

"I’ve spoken to a lot of people in my life but this time it felt different. No more talking about the past or any negativity, instead purely focussing on the positive changes I can make in my life. It has helped me and my anxiety so much. Things that could have triggered me before but didn’t. I even look forward to the next session! " - Katie (Oxfordshire)  - Sales Director .

"I was looking for something, but wasn't sure what I needed to get rid of my racing thoughts and anxiety. After understanding more about the brain and a few sessions with Andy I noticed a massive difference. I loved that we didn't talk about the past, only solutions to become the future happier me!  I've developed healthy habits, and my thoughts/anxiety/stress levels have fallen. I'm now able to take a logical approach and using the tools that Andy has given me, I'm calmer and more in control of my life. Thank you!!!" - Amy (Oxfordshire) - Emergency Services

"I needed help trying to find solutions to the issues I was facing after my separation and to help my children and I move forward in a positive way. Solution focused hypnotherapy helped me to firstly ease the weight of stress I was feeling and help me find tools to navigate situations so that I was making better decisions and choices. It has made a huge difference to my quality of life and some of the techniques I've learnt have benefitted my children who are also using them. Andy, you were a complete star from the beginning, always calm and reassuring.. I really don't know where I would be if I hadn't had the fortune of meeting you. I am so happy to have met you and found solution focused hypnotherapy. Thank you for everything, there aren't enough words to convey my gratitude!" Helen (Oxfordshire) - Office Manager.

I hoped to reduce my flying fear/phobia leading up to a long haul flight which will ultimately make me enjoy my holiday more.  Since our sessions I feel more in control of my thoughts and feelings. I understand why my mind and body does what it does.  I’ve enjoyed Andy’s company, he’s personable and really easy to understand. I get the feeling he genuinely gets a sense of satisfaction by helping people. I would recommend hypnotherapy to people as a way of combating a variety of things. Mine initially was a phobia, but linked really nicely into an overall optimistic mindset. - Darren (Buckinghamshire) - Emergency Services

"I had worked through a lot of my issues in talking therapy, but I was being held back from being able to fully move forward.  I was therefore looking for the solutions and strength to do this. I was able to learn how to react to the challenges I was facing in the way I wanted to. I let go of a lot of anger and have been able to heal from a really awful and unexpected life situation. You are so supportive and amazing - a total rock! Thank you so much Andy for such a positive experience and for helping me to find my happy self again 🥰 I have recommended you over and over again and it’s been lovely to see how you have really helped my friends too"  Laura (Oxfordshire) - Operations Director

Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25

Type of session

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Types of client

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