Hi I'm Dan, and I’m a fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist based in Wimbledon and trained at London’s acclaimed Institute of Clinical Hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is an amazingly powerful and diverse tool, it can help you change almost any aspect of your life, whether you’re suffering from intense anxiety or you’re generally happy with your life but could do with a boost to your self-confidence or motivation to achieve an illusive goal.
The chances are any qualified hypnotherapist can help you but it's better to find one that's right for you, someone you're comfortable with, so you can relax, someone who understands you and someone who gets results.
My approach is very relaxed, supportive and caring but that's underpinned by a single minded commitment and a rigorous process tailored to getting fast results. I take a strategic and holistic view so I'm not just treating the specific issue but working with the root causes - the mindset and habits that sit behind. My goal is for you to experience true lasting change in every area of your life, nothing less than personal growth.
In my practice in Wimbledon I use wide range of highly effective and powerful techniques from multiple therapeutic disciplines including hypnotherapy, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), mindfulness and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). And I'm always looking to keep up with and incorporate the latest developments and breakthrough treatments, however with an emphasis of filtering them down to the things that really work.
Originally I worked for many years as an advertising and marketing professional, so I’m no stranger to the challenges and stresses of city life. However after years of never feeling quite satisfied I made the decision to take a different path, to do something worthwhile, so I set up my practice Growth Hypnosis Wimbledon.
I chose hypnotherapy for a few reasons. For years in the past I’ve suffered from chronic anxiety and depression myself. Having tried almost everything, hypnotherapy helped me to overcome my issues and build confidence. And as I did so, my interest in the process grew. Long before I started training or considered hypnotherapy as a career, I naturally found myself practicing what I’d experienced as a hobby, I’d practice with friends and family, sometimes for fun but also occasionally dealing with real and serious issues, which I found very rewarding. Eventually my wife suggested I practice professionally and I haven’t looked back since.
So why me?
Well, whatever you want to work with, the chances are I’ll have some relevant personal experience which will give me better understanding and insight in order to help you.
I know what it’s like when you’ve tried everything and feel like nothing’s going to work. So I have a standing promise to all my clients – I am 100% committed to helping you find a solution that works for you.
A unique approach
The truth is everyone has a unique approach. We all bring part of ourselves, our experiences, our beliefs and interests into our practice which makes it unique. My own perspective comes from a life long search in pursuit of understanding how the mind works. This has taught me to keep an open mind. The more you learn the more you realise there's still so much more to learn. There are so many different paths and from my experience none are perfect yet many have merit. There is no single right way, or absolute truth. We're human and we can't help holding opinions and beliefs. Indeed we can't function without them. However, if one is able to hold beliefs without attachment, with the understanding that it's just an opinion, that it's not right, then it gives you the flexibility to navigate the complexity of life finding ways that work, for you and for the people you help. This mindset has given me the freedom to absorb many different approaches, from eastern philosophy to western psychology, while continuously evolving, updating and improving my model of the world. This defines not only my approach to therapy but to a mindset that I seek to impart to my clients which I hope will serve them as well as it serves me. I don’t want just to give my clients a bandage to fix a particular problem at a particular time. I want to leave them with a new adaptive mindset that empowers them to deal with all of their problems all of the time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) Institute of Clinical Hypnosis
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (DCH) Institute of Clinical Hypnosis
- Dealing with Anxiety Disorders CPD Institute of Clinical Hypnosis
- Deep States Hypnosis CPD Institute of Clinical Hypnosis
- Advanced Regressions CPD Institute of Clinical Hypnosis
- Eye Movement Therapies including EMDR CPD Institute of Clinical Hypnosis
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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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
- Teach self hypnosis, NLP, CBT and mindfulness tequniques
- Regression therapy
- Setting positive habits or autopilots
- Changing to a growth mindset
Growth Hypnosis Wimbledon standard fees are on a sliding scale starting at £80 for the first hour, dropping to £60 for the second hour and £40 for the third hour and thereafter:
60 minute session - £80
90 minute session - £110
2 hour session - £140
2.5 hour session - £160
3 hour session - £180
Smoking cessation (a single session lasting approximates 90-150 mins) - £195
10am - 7pm weekdays at Wimbledon. Saturday's possible by special arrangement at a 50% premium
Client feedback at Growth Hypnosis practice in Wimbledon:
Eating disorder / bulimia:
"I really can't thank you enough - it was a calmness I did not know I was capable of experiencing. I often blame my issues on my uptightness/ inability to unwind, but you proved this wrong. After that session I only had one incident with low intensity.......The script was really insightful......"
"Six years ago, I developed bulimia. It started off as a little bad habit, but soon exploded into an unhealthy and miserable addiction. My relationships suffered and my health quickly deteriorated, causing me to be hospitalised twice. I became desperate and attempted a range of unsuccessful recovery attempts; these included counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy and even anti-depressants. None of these made me even begin to improve and I began to think recovery was an impossibility.
Since starting hypnotherapy sessions with Dan, my life has been completely transformed in a way I never thought possible. Primarily, Dan helped me to realise I possessed capabilities I was not aware of – the ability to step back from madness and truly relax. He possesses an insightful, professional nature which meant I always felt comfortable and relaxed when in trance.
As a result of only a few sessions and his attentive, continued support, my whole mind set and approach to eating began to change. My self-esteem continues to heal and I cannot remember when I last truly felt this happy.
Dan’s support extended beyond the actual hypnotherapy session as he promoted calmness by equipping me with strategies to help manage stress that I could utilise in my day to day life no matter where I was or what I was doing. He also helped me to understand my negative behaviours and positively change my bad habits. Dan encouraged me to complete little focussed tasks in-between sessions, which I believed has allowed for an enduring recovery.
I am now enjoying improved relationships with my partner, friends and family. My performance at work and quality of life has completely reformed and, after six years of torment and misery, I finally have my life back. As the hypnosis helped my bulimic urges to diminish, I now have much improved health, renewed energy and more time to spend doing the things I enjoy, with a new, calm outlook.
Thank you does not even come close to how grateful I am to Dan Stanbury and his support. "
Mary, Teacher, S W London
“I would recommend hypnotherapy to anyone. You don’t have to believe in this type of therapy, but you just need to have an open mind to this kind of approach. Personally, I have suffered from eating disorders for 10 years, previously anorexia and more recently bulimia.
I have tried many things including drug therapy in hospital and 1:1 counselling etc . As you can imagine, nothing previously helped. When I found the Growth Hypnosis web site I was in a really bad emotional state. After a few months I can fully admit that trying therapy with Growth Hypnosis was one of the best decisions in my life. ”
Marta, student, Poland
“I went to see Dan as I was having recurring issues with binge eating.
I was finding myself eating to buffer my stress and to stop feeling anything to be honest after launching my business and the stress that comes with being your own boss!
I have tried a lot of techniques and as a nutritionist and trainer I know exactly what to do but I had let habits take over.
Dan and I only worked together for very few sessions but I got such quick results with my mindset and focus and I haven’t ‘binged’ since!”
Lucy, entrepreneur, South West London
Anxiety disorders and fear of flying:
“I had always been interested in the practice of hypnotherapy but I was sceptical at first, given the extravagant claims that appear on the internet. However, after my sessions with Dan I can honestly say I am a true believer in the practice. I have come away with so much more than I expected, not only do I feel more confident about flying but I now have a remarkable toolkit that I can draw on in everyday life. My sessions with Dan have changed my perspective on life and helped me to truly understand myself. If you are hesitating to book a session, please don’t, it may change your life as it has changed mine. ”
Katy, data analyst, South West London
"I was only able to attend one session but even that one proved very helpful! The process was clearly explained to me and I felt safe and comfortable at all times. Dan is very professional and knowledgeable and I highly recommend Growth Hypnosis"*
Lexi, student, Manchester
Confidence coping with Vitigilo:
"I was very impressed with how well prepared Dan was in researching my particular issue and how he could help. At each session he had a clear plan and list of 'tools' for me to take away and continue my therapy outside of the sessions. Since seeing Dan his hypnotherapy sessions really helped me address my issues and provided me long term tools to manage my condition. I'm grateful for Dan's assistance and would highly recommend him to anyone who is considering hypnotherapy.
Omar, professional, South London