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Anxiety Specialist, Professional, highly experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and CBT therapist, specialising in anxiety disorders, Addictions, depression, stress, Phobias, confidence and self esteem.

Fees are toward the bottom of the page:

**NB - I am now allowed to see face to face clients, however, I can also still help you via the phone or skype.**

Hi There. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I am a 'Solution Focused' full time hypnotherapist and CBT therapist, meaning I concentrate on results rather than the problems.

Before I go on.... Why choose me?

Well, of course, you are free to choose anyone who ticks all the boxes.

I am trusted to work with business employees and have worked with:

  • The Manchester Stress Institute
  • The North West Ambulance Service
  • NHS
  • Nordex
  • Morgan Sidall
  • Dynamis
  • The National Grid
  • One Education
  • Kirklees housing trust
  • Dats

And others.

I am one of only a few Hypno-Psychotherapist's in this region meaning my qualifications were gained after years of training. A further 18 months training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps put me in one of the best positions to help you!
I often work with GP and Psychiatrist referrals and take on some very complex cases. Everyone deserves a chance to be helped.

  • I also have an 'Enhanced' DBS certificate for your confidence.
  • Anxiety Specialist - Working collaboratively on eliminating anxiety problems.
  • Air conditioned, Comfortable, private and confidential office.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

I am also a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapist) practitioner having spent 18 months continued professional development in CBT at the University of Bolton.  Helping you with your negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This is a proven scientific approach that gets results and is the treatment of choice within the NHS because of its proven efficiency!

Combine the two (hypnosis + CBT) together and it forms a very strong and powerful solution to your problems!

*I am now offering both Saturday and Sunday Appointments to help meet demand*

I am also a:

Speaker - trainer - Corporate consultant & has acted as advisor to the TV industry.
Delivering talks about mental health to big businesses such as the 'NHS', 'North West Ambulance Service', 'Wise Owl Education' 'One education' and the 'Liverpool Law courts' and many others.

Has also appeared on BBC Radio Lancashire talking about fears.

“Chris is also one of the experts used on ’inspire corporate TV’ which aims to help bring wellness to employees in the workplace” and 'The Manchester Stress Institute'.


"Chris was instrumental in the success of our stress and mental health programme for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). He wrote and recorded all the audio podcasts for the programme and worked with the staff on group and 1-2-1 private consultations to help reduce anxiety and stress symptoms. He also worked extensively on our 'One in Ten Programme' working with senior leadership teams and staff to help improve their mental health and wellbeing to improve performance at work."                                                                                      Jeannette Jackson - Director - Manchester Stress Institute.

I am registered with the CNHC (Complimentary natural healthcare council). An organisation set up with the 'Department of health'. CNHC recognises practitioners with solid respected training.

CNHC's register is approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to Parliament. This provides additional assurance that CNHC registrants meet UK-wide standards of patient safety and service quality.


“If you are struggling, let me help you get back on track.”

Free Phone chat available.

For help with:

  • Anxiety/stress disorders
  • Emotional problems
  • Addictions
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Depression (Incorporating proven Psychotherapy techniques)
  • Quit Smoking
  • Weight-Loss

And Much More..

You Can Change How You Feel!

If you have decided that you wish to change something about yourself emotionally, then hypnosis may be just the right solution for you! Many people have changed from being anxious, depressed, phobic, stressed or fearful to living what we refer to as a 'NORMAL' life, through the powerful use of hypnosis. I use psychotherapy and hypnosis together. The two combined, I feel, are extremely potent in helping you to either, overcome your troubles, achieve your goals or help you with confidence and self-esteem.

I also see a lot of people with addiction related problems such as Gambling addiction, alcohol addiction and drug addiction. As well as helping people to quit smoking with my special one session approach and weight loss, including my own very powerful Gastric Band Hypnotherapy programme.

I am one of only a few hypno-psychotherapists in your area which gives me the flexibility to adapt to your needs and not just use a blanket approach.
I am a trained psychotherapist and therefore used to working with some very complex conditions. When it comes to working with the mind, you need someone who understands the workings of the mind and who is actually trained to deal with emotional problems.
I use an integrative style to therapy, using my hypnosis and psychotherapeutic skills (within hypnosis) and techniques to help you realise your goals and achieve the permanent change you desire. Sometimes, hypnosis, on its own, needs backing up, and using my psychotherapy style can really help this process.

Over the years I have come to realise how overwhelming it can be for an individual to search for and find a hypnotherapist who understands them and above all, one who can help them!
So have a read on, and I hope you find me to be the the correct hypnotherapist to help you achieve the change you deserve in your life.

I also work with children and young adults with a wide range of issues from thumb sucking, bed wetting and confidence issues, through to exam nerves, needle phobia, self esteem and driving tests!
However, it is important to note that a person under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult!

How can I help you?

Everyone is different, and will react differently to therapy, depending what model of therapy is used. Because of my training and experience I don't need to stick to one particular style of therapy. I use what I know works and then change and adapt it to your needs. I am a cognitive hypnotherapist and use elements of cognitive behavioural therapy within hypnosis, but there are many more styles of therapy and I don't particularly want to baffle you with a lot of names of therapy techniques. What you are better off knowing, is that these techniques have been proven to work! Some of them researched very scientifically. I have the ability to change the style and direction of my work to suit you, helping you tackle your problem in the shortest amount of time.
I am realistic and ethical and bound by some of the strictest codes of ethics in this country and I always have your best intentions at heart. I don't tie you into sessions and certainly don't try to influence you to carry on in therapy any longer than you need to be.
It is all about you, you are the most important person in the therapy room!

My clients tell me that I have a warm and friendly approach which helps them feel comfortable and relaxed, which really helps the whole process of achieving the change in your life you wish for. I am skilled in understanding your needs and lifting the limitations and negative beliefs that affect people in their everyday lives including the working environment. My education and training provides me with the expertise to operate within a range of conditions and include brief and creative interventions to the everyday challenges faced by individuals and businesses.

What is a Hypno-Psychotherapist?

The difference between a hypnotherapist and a Hypno-Psychotherapist is that a Hypno-Psychotherapist is a practitioner who has undertaken a minimum of 4 years of Masters Degree level training (approx 1800 hours) in hypnosis along with its treatment within psychotherapy, rather than the 400 hours a hypnotherapist would undergo to receive a diploma alone. This means that I can utilise my skills in hypnotherapy but also employ integrative psychotherapeutic interventions to help you achieve your goals.

I have an innate ability to work sensitively and compassionately with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, fear and phobias but I also help individuals to quit smoking, manage their weight, gain confidence and much more.

My approach is caring, friendly, empathetic and professional and I have been told on numerous occasions that I am a natural at placing people at ease, making them feel comfortable and understood. I have helped many individuals create extremely positive outcomes by recognising and then eliminating the very limitations and beliefs that stand in the way of change.

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I have created a comfortable, quiet and safe environment that is light and airy. I fully believe that creating a professional therapy room, built with my clients' needs in mind, helps with the therapeutic process.
I have invested comfortable, supportive leather seating, that support you when in hypnosis, supporting the head, neck and legs. Your comfort is extremely important in session.

There is plenty of free parking and the office has a toilet facility, if needed. I also use my room for my hobbies of art and music writing, which I find very relaxing.


What conditions do I help with??


I am an anxiety specialist, and have attended additional training for anxiety alone.
Anxiety is what we feel when we experience nervousness or fear and can be fuelled by worry. Worry is what we do when we try and cope with a predicted event, normally something that hasn’t happened yet. A little bit of anxiety is normal in most people but when it becomes persistent and intense it can be highly undesirable and can be debilitating.

Anxiety can cause sleeplessness, making it worse.

Generalised anxiety disorder or GAD, is a persistent anxiety and uneasiness that lasts for a long period of time, sometimes years. You may worry about money, family or work but the source of the anxiety is a little less known compared with situational anxiety.

Hypnotherapy is very efficient at helping calm the nerves and can help you think a little more level headed about things, so that you are better placed to deal with any event, should it happen.


I have helped many people get through their addiction and specialise in gambling addiction, however, whether your addiction is related to gambling, alcohol, drugs, you have to first want to receive help to move forward. You have to want to gain back control and there will be work to carry out in between sessions as I use a blend of Hypnosis and other therapeutic techniques to help you deal with the emotional side of what keeps the addiction going as it isn't merely just habit. Addictions can be really tricky, but you can get through it with the correct help!

Panic Disorder

Often referred to as panic attacks, this is where the anxiety strikes as if out of nowhere and the sufferer feels intense fear and the body enters the ‘fight of flight’ mode. Adrenaline is released and our hearts pound, our breathing becomes shallow and we feel dizzy and some people fear they may die!

Hypnotherapy is great at getting to the source of the panic and dealing with the problem at source and helps the client by reacting differently in fearful situations like being afraid of lifts or dark places. When it becomes extreme, the sufferer may then start to avoid the situations where they have had an attack, this avoidance, if left untreated, may lead to agoraphobia.

A panic attack may be brief lasting a few minutes or can cycle over many hours.


A phobia is an extreme fearful response of an object or situation. This fear is usually unfounded and irrational, but to the sufferer it is very real and intense. Fear of an object could be a spider or a dog, fear of a situation could be feeling trapped in a crowd of people. Some people can be afraid of the elements such as rain or wind.

The phobia may be caused by an initial sensitizing event, such as, being bitten by a dog, or being trapped in a lift. Or it can be a learned behavior, like a child seeing it’s parent react in a phobic way to a wasp.

Hypnotherapy is a proven way to help diminish and extinguish the fear. I have even seen a phobia removed in a single session!

Social Anxiety

Predominantly, social phobics fear being negatively judged by other people. The fear is born out of a fear of somehow embarrassing himself or herself in public or depicting that they may lose control and feel humiliated.

Like other phobias, the social phobic may introduce avoidance strategies and will look to get out of such things as work meetings, talks, social gatherings etc. It can become so bad that the may become reclusive and this will severely impact upon their life.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD is another anxiety disorder lead by our thoughts and behavior. The intrusive thoughts trigger a compulsion to carry out something that will relieve the anxiety. Many OCD sufferers know that the compulsion is irrational, but because it reduces their anxiety, the carry on with the compulsion.

People may worry about contamination, so they wash their hands to remove the germs. But then may have another thought very shortly afterwards that they are contaminated again, so the compulsion is carried out again. Some people may turn off the lights or lock the front door a particular number of times to make sure that it is safe.

Again, the quality of life for the individual with OCD can be severely limited.

Separation Anxiety

This is the high anxiety and concern felt by an individual when they are parted from a particular person or place. Normally the person or place provides a feeling of safety and security and when they are separated from these places or people, they feel very unsafe and vulnerable. Occasionally, separation anxiety may lead to feelings of panic.


Depression, or persistent low mood, is where the sufferer will feel sad, lost or hopeless for periods of weeks or even years. It is much more than simply the blues, it can really disturb the individual and they may suffer a lack of sleep, feelings of helplessness, low energy and experiencing a severe lack of enjoyment in those things that used to give enjoyment. This normally leads to avoiding the activity and an attempt to wait out the depression, until they feel better. But this merely feeds the depression.

The individual may feel demotivated and may stay in bed where they feel safe and stop taking care in their appearance.

Depression is commonly treated with antidepressants, but hypnosis and psychotherapy (in particular, CBT) will help get you moving again and set short-term goals. To see things in a more positive light and to focus more on activities rather than monitoring the low mood and guessing how you may feel the next day

Weight Loss & Gastric band Hypnotherapy

I tackle weight loss issues in a couple of ways. Identifying the type of eater you are. Are you a snacker in between meals, do you give yourself large portions? Do you eat when you are bored, frustrated, sad, angry or lonely?
Identifying this is the first way to tackle your weight issue so that we can develop strategies to address emotional eating at their cause.
Exercise motivation. helping you to take up exercise to help you lose the weight and addressing any conflicts that are at play within you. Have you ever had that metaphorical devil on one shoulder encouraging you to eat something you don't need... and the angel on the other shoulder insisting you shouldn't eat it because you will feel bad? Which one wins in the end and what was the resulting feeling?
Another way I help people lose weight, is to use my 5 session Gastric Band Hypnotherapy system which I developed by studying the existing systems out there and then, in my opinion, making it better. How did I do this? Well, I listen to my client and adapt each session rather than just read a printed page of words...I have to adapt and sometimes may use ego state work to help any inner conflicts so that internal harmony can be achieved.

Quit Smoking Hypnosis

I have developed a 1 stop approach that tackles the client's needs and even offer a free backup session if needed!
The session lasts around 90 minutes and I listen to all of your wants and needs and incorporate these into the session so that each session is unique to the individual.

Here is a comprehensive list of many of the problems I have helped the people of Cheshire with over the years.

Gastric band hypnotherapy

Eat less using a hypnotic Gastric Band

Weight loss

Overcome your weight problem


Dealing with addictions using Hypnosis and CBT

Fear of Driving

Help for your driving phobia!


Anxiety specialist in Hypno-Psychotherapy.

Alcohol abuse

It is never too late to quit drinking!

Quit smoking

One stop Quit smoking session (Free backup)

Gambling addiction

Helping gamblers stop for good.


Overcome your phobias now!

Eating disorders

Working sensitively with eating disorders.


Lifting depression using CBT and Hypnosis.

Sexual issues

Helping you with your personal problems.

Food addiction

Powerful addiction help at hand.

Drug abuse

Help for overcoming your drug addiction.


Control your facial flushing.


Structured approach to sleep help.

Relationship issues

Helping you resolve your issues.

Fear of flying

Learn to overcome your flight fears!

Low self confidence

Boost your confidence and self esteem.

Pain management

Manage your pain through hypnosis.

Anger management

Manage in a more calm manner.

Low self-esteem

Boost your self-esteem

Sleep disorders

Overcome sleeping disorders.

Public speaking

Move aside your speaking fears.

Panic attacks

Leave your panic in the past!

Irritable bowel syndrome

IBS can be helped through hypnosis.

Sex addiction

Overcome your sex addiction.


Teeth grinding help is at hand.

Sports performance

Enhance your sporting prowess.


Learn to manage your stress.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

CFS may be helped through hypnosis.

Exam nerves

Calm down before and during exams.

Internet addiction

Help for internet addiction.


Stammering help through hypnosis

Obsessions & compulsions

OCD help in Warrington

Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

Sensitive help for PTSD

Training, qualifications & experience

Christopher Clarkson DHP(NC) CHP(NC) BA(hons) Cert.S.C.S. NSHP CHNC

Over the years I have acquired a number of professional qualifications. I trained with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, which was established in 1980 in the UK. (This is an intensive training running over several years, meaning I pass on the best of my training directly to you, helping bring brief resolution to your problems).

Trained in CBT at University of Bolton

I have given many talks and speeches to businesses and have helped their staff overcome stress and other related problems such as sleep disorders.
Helping corporate staff train in stress and sleep management techniques.
I have also been used by other industries, such as the TV industry, as a consultant on the subject of hypnosis and mental health for programmes they make.

DHP(NC) Diploma in Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (Distinction - Masters degree level)
CHP(NC)) Certificate in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (Credit - Masters degree level)
Cert.S.C.S Certificate in Smoking Cessation
Cert CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation)
EFT Emotional freedom technique.
Borderline Personality Disorder and antisocial personality disorder -In association with (NICE)
Smoking Cessation - (NICE)
Bipolar Disorder: Management (NICE)
Anxiety Disorder in Adults (CPD)
Suicide Prevention (CPD)
Eating disorders (CPD)

I am committed to Continued professional development and therefore my training never ceases.

I belong only to UK organisations such as the NSHP, NCHP, NCsAG and the CHNC (Which means I am recognised by the organisation as having the hallmark of quality for the hypnotherapy sector).
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. And is backed by the Department of Health.

I hold specialist training certificates in Anxiety and smoking cessation.

Member organisations


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.

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

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

I also help people suffering with Bipolar Disorder, in general type 2. You must already have been diagnosed with BiPolar by your GP or Psychiatrist.
I will have to make contact with your psychiatrist or GP before commencing treatment, but this will be with your express permission.

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Free, no obligation phone chat!

My fees are based on my extensive professional training and my continued professional development and my expertise.

  • £60 per session
  • £90 Smoking Cessation

Initial Consultation/assessment usually lasts an hour, but often a little longer in some cases and is chargeable at £60. There will be therapy/hypnosis work within this session and is a very important part of the process, so I can deliver exactly what you need.

Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy sessions last approximately 60 minutes and is charged at £60.

One off smoking cessation sessions are £90 (With a free follow up appointment should it be required, within three months of initial session)

Weight Loss (Or weight management) 6 sessions (60 mins per session) charged at £60 per session. Designed for people who don't want gastric band hypnosis. Helping with emotional eating (such as boredom, frustration, loneliness etc) and helping overcome unconscious habits leading to overeating.

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy £300
Comprising of 5 sessions of weight loss hypnosis with the penultimate session being the fitment of the gastric band (hypnotically). We will also address the reasons for over eating and altering the behaviour around eating too much, snacking too much and reducing portion sizes right down


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 10:00AM to 8:00PM Saturday & Sunday 10:30AM I can also arrange home visits for disabled clients who cannot leave the house.

Evolution Hypnotherapy, 64 Shackleton Close, Old Hall, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 9QE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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