Chris Sibbald

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South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33
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About me

I'm an experienced Cognitive Behavioural  Hypnotherapist specialising in helping adults and young people who need help overcoming stress, anxiety and burnout. I also work with people struggling with stammering/ stuttering, confidence issues and public speaking.  

So often we get stuck in a loop of negative thoughts which affects are feelings and behaviours. This can cause stress, anxiety and overtime cause burnout.

I use a combination of Hypnotherapy, CBT, ACT and coaching. This helps me be flexible and alter our sessions to meet your needs.  

Our work together is a partnership and I will do my best to help you feel as secure and comfortable as possible. I appreciate that often we have been carrying these things around for a long time and the prospect of opening up and looking for change is unsettling, for this reason I work at your pace and alter my techniques to meet your needs.

Do you feel stuck, but you can’t put your finger on it? Trapped in bad habits or behaviours which are stifling progress, leaving you feeling frustrated or unhappy?

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy can help get to the bottom of these and release that feeling. It works by uncovering our negative beliefs and thoughts linked to the issue and taking the emotion out of them. This then enables us to work towards your ‘goals’ which is basically how you want to be and how you want to live your life. Providing you with the courage or confidence to grow and develop.

Get in touch and book a free 30 minute discovery call. This way I can explain how I work and answer any questions you may have. This provides both of us with the chance to get to know each other and decide if I am a good fit!

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, the focus of which was specifically on evidence based practice. The evidence based approach convinced me of the value of this method and as a practitioner I have seen its effects at first hand.

I am a registered member of the Genera Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

I have previously worked as a ICT & Business teacher and a leader in secondary schools for over 20 years. In my most recent role as Head of Sixth Form at a College I gained a wealth of experience supporting a guiding students through pastoral and mental health issues. I found this very rewarding and and then the Corona virus pandemic changed the world we live in and I wanted to change direction so that I could help even more people.  My other academic qualifications include MA, BA(Hans) and NPQSL. 

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

  • Burnout prevention
  • Anxiety and its related symptoms, including social inhibition and phobia, problems with assertiveness (I offer a comprehensive program of Assertiveness Skills Coaching) and compulsive behaviours and patterns of behaviour
  • Work related stress
  • Persistent troubling thoughts
  • Relaxation skills training
  • Resilience training
  • Assertiveness coaching.

Therapies offered

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£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Book a free 30 minute discovery call

One hour sessions - £60 

Discount available for bulk purchases of 4+ sessions

When I work

Evening and weekend sessions available at request.

Further information

My sessions are delivered on Zoom.

South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Chris Sibbald
Chris Sibbald