Hi, my name is Carl and I am a clinical hypnotherapist.
I use solution focused hypnotherapy to find the best solution for you: to eliminate your fears of anxiety, depression, or any phobias you may have. And to help you move on with your life.
Solution focused hypnotherapy is a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and hypnosis. I am focused on helping individuals to heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. My promise is to be there for you every step of your journey.
Areas of special interest and experience include:
- Sports performance (especially combat sports)
- Weight loss
- Call me for a free telephone consultation 07380 253063 or send an email.
Some common questions I get asked:
What is Solution focused hypnotherapy?
- It's a type of 'talking therapy', that combines the use of psychotherapy with hypnosis. Hypnosis or 'trance' is a very natural, relaxing state, encouraged by using guided meditation.
What can I expect during a session?
- A brief talk about your week. This helps you to discuss what positive things have been going on, and whether you have noticed or made any changes in your life that are moving you nearer to your goals!
What can I expect from the initial consultation?
- Just signing the consent forms. an explanation of how the brain works, why we suffer with Anxiety, depression, etc.. and what we can do to move forward.
How does solution focused hypnotherapy differ from other forms of hypnosis?
- It's different because it doesn't require the therapist to 'dig into' a person's past, as this is not deemed necessary. Only focus on going forwards.
Is Hypnosis safe?
- we all naturally go in and out of trance states many times during the day – perhaps when we are driving, reading a good book or even washing the dishes. Yes, its safe.
If you are interested in changing your life for the better I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation or zoom (if you prefer). When you decide to take it further then I’ll book you in for an Initial consultation which lasts approximately 50 minutes- with this you will receive a free mp3 guided meditation recording for you to listen to before sleep every night.
My therapy room is situated in a quiet, peaceful location. I provide an environment which is safe, warm, private, and comfortable which will allow you to explore your feelings and thoughts thoroughly.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
Ex Armed forces:
My background was in the Armed Forces. When I finished my Royal Navy service in the late 90's I felt like a square peg in a round hole. Civilian life was very difficult to adjust to, and I started to suffer with anxiety. My GP referred me for counselling sessions, but these were not very effective for me. There wasn't much help back then for ex-service people, so I decided to undertake my own research. One afternoon I read an article online written by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg- who are solution focused hypnotherapists in the USA. I decided to try hypnotherapy myself, at my own expense, and after my first session felt instantly much calmer!
My further research into anxiety, phobias and depression encouraged me to become a therapist myself. I enrolled with the Clifton Practice Bristol- the gold standard of hypnotherapy training-and re-trained to become a Solution focused hypnotherapist.
My training was intense, it deepened my knowledge, I finally understood how the mind worked - which was a revelation to me. I've never looked back since, it's been a great journey, and my own experiences help me greatly when I am dealing with my clients. I am focused, and dedicated to helping anybody who suffers with anxiety.
My motivation is for my clients to feel self worth, to have self confidence, and to move forward with their lives.
Solution focused hypnotherapist: Positive Outlook Hypnotherapy
I founded Positive Outlook in 2021. There has been a lot of interest within my local community: Taster sessions, hypnotherapy workshops and much more are planned for 2022. I love what I do, and enjoy witnessing the positive changes in people relatively soon- such is the power of trance! I have treated many people successfully who have been overweight or suffered with anxiety, low self esteem, depression, and phobias!
I am very passionate and caring as a therapist. It's extremely rewarding when I witness the change in my clients relatively soon.
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
Sports performance: Its all very well having a fit body, and strong muscles. However; what if you don’t have the correct mindset? I use Solution focused hypnotherapy so you can focus and refocus on goals, focus on realistic, specific goals. WBC world super middleweight boxing champion Glenn Catley was very big on Hypnotherapy. He told me that it helped him in his fight against Marcus Bayer in Frankfurt Germany where he would need a knockout to win. He worked with David Newton- the founder of CPHT in Bristol- and they devised a plan. It worked to perfection because Glenn went and knocked Marcus Beyer out in his own backyard and came home with the prestigious WBC championship.
Weight Loss: Having been overweight myself I know how difficult it is to lose weight, and more importantly keep it off. I can honestly say that I tried every diet unsuccessfully. Sometimes my weight would come back ten fold until I discovered Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. I was able to reverse bad eating habits, quit alcohol consumption - which is the worst offender for weight gain- and then re-tune my mind into making healthier choices automatically. I lost a massive four-and-a-half stone in one year along with regular exercise. I am living proof that hypnosis is extremely effective in reaching your weight loss goal. Call me for a free telephone consultation: 07380253063.
Anxiety: Suffering with anxiety can be very debilitating. It can come on when you least expect it to; it comes in waves, and has peaks, makes you feel nauseous and completely helpless. Nobody should have to go through it, and your quality of life is affected massively. Negative thinking causes anxiety, and this anxiety is stored in what i call a “stress bucket” . When we stockpile too much anxiety in this “stress bucket” it will overflow and cause: Anxiety attacks, depression, and low moods. It can start to affect our physical health in the end, and we suffer heart problems as well as mental health issues. I give my clients a free mp3 guided meditation that they listen to every night which works by deep relaxation which empties that stress bucket. When they come to see me for sessions we can then do the real work and get that person to how they once were.
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Ok I'm interested, what will it cost to see you?
Our first appointment is very important. I will question you gently and listen to you very carefully while taking an extensive case history. We will get to the heart of what you want and need from the therapy and what kind of therapy is going to be most effective and beneficial for you. One size never fits all and it is very important to get this right.
Initial consultation + FREE mp3 hypnosis track- £75
General sessions: £60 ph
Smoking cessation: £130 (one-off session)
Sports performance: £60 ph
Weight management: 6 sessions for £350 saving £10
Social Confidence – six sessions for the price of 5
Fear of Flying – 2 x 1.5 hour sessions for £195
IBS – six sessions over 12 weeks – for the price of 5.
Discount for: Students; unwaged; NHS staff.
"Carl helped me with my anxiety after a severe accident in work. He got me back into a good place and made me feel so much better.
He went above and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend Carl without hesitation."
- Brett Abbott
"My time with Positive outlook Hypnotherapy helped me apply the positive messages, which in turn allowed me to gain better control off my anxiety. If you want to take control I would definitely have a chat with Carl."
- Jason Brown
"Great service highly recommend. Helped me with a smoking issue very relaxing calm atmosphere would highly recommend Carl to everyone."
- Bernie Brougham
"I couldn’t recommend Carl enough! When I first came to Positive Outlook my anxiety was taking over my life and my physical health was poor because I could barely eat. I constantly felt nauseous and my sleep was disturbed. I was waking up in the early hours then couldn’t settle. This affected going to work the next day as I was left feeling exhausted. I’ve tried everything from counselling to cognitive behaviour therapy with no luck-until I started hypnotherapy.
Carl has helped me overcome my anxiety and take back control of my thoughts! After 6, 1 hour sessions I’ve easily had 80 percent improvement.
Carl put me at ease in every session and helped me break negative thoughts by focusing on solutions rather than being stuck with thinking about the problems themselves. He is upbeat, easy going, friendly and kind.
Carl helped me understand how my mind works so I can now work with it- I now have a healthy routine and can achieve the things I wanted to do and also try things out of my comfort zone.
Thank you for all your help and support"
- Rachael O’Connell
"Well worth a visit if you want to quit smoking. Thanks Carl"
- Ralph Howes