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About me

Learn to Live, not merely survive, take back control of your life today!

Did you know that hypnotherapy is a safe, drug-free and non-addictive option for sufferers of chronic pain and non-curative health conditions?

I am a solution focused hypnotherapist specialising in chronic pain and non-curative health conditions. And I can offer a real alternative to endless prescriptions and hospital appointments, giving you emotional support and the ability to create a more positive outlook. As part of a pain management plan, hypnotherapy can make a real and lasting difference?

Whether you’re suffering from a long-term physical disability or a recently diagnosed chronic condition, life can improve infinitely when you learn strategies to help you relax, focus and take back control. My techniques could even help you manage pain effectively without the need for drugs.

Let me help you find the drive and determination to keep on keeping on…to become the best version of yourself that you can be.

I specialise in:

  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Support for those living with long-term disability
  • Coping with life-changing events

You don’t want pity - you want your power back

And how do I know? Because I’ve been there, where you are now.

I’ve gone through the emotions:

     Anger - “why me?”

     Anxiety - “how will I cope?”

     Despair - ”I just can’t do it.”

I’ve been through countless hospital appointments, numerous care plans and a plethora of people who never seemed to look at me as a whole person – instead they saw a collection of symptoms.

Get in touch with me for 15 minute free complimentary chat, to discuss how my hypnotherapy services could help you and to book your 90 minute Lifestyle Discovery Session based at The Practice Rooms, Westbury-on Trym, Bristol.

Training, qualifications & experience

Current status: Solution Focused Hypnotherapist

In 2015, I decided to reignite his career in Health and Social Care, investigating careers in talking therapies. I decided to have a career which related to and reflected his professional training and experience, and so I decided to train as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

I am Clinical Hypnotherapist who trained at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) in Bristol. The Clifton Practice is one of the pioneering Hypnotherapy Practice in the South West where I have gained a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH). I am Registered Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) for Hypnotherapy. I am also have professional insurance and an up-to-date enhanced DBS check.

Previous Background: Public Health and Health Promotion within Children's Services

I decided to pursue a career in Human Nutrition 20 years ago as I have always had an interest in food, science and helping people. I decided to train as a Nutritionist and attained three degrees including: BSc Diet & Clinical Nutrition, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; BSc (Hons) Health Sciences (Health Care Option) University of Aberdeen and MSc Public Health Nutrition, Southampton University respectively.

In 2003, I started his first professional role as a Community Health Development Worker (Sure Start, Dover). I then worked within the Health Inequalities Team and Sure Start to ensure the delivery of health promotion interventions and approaches to individuals, families and neighbourhoods. In 2005, I started a new role as Departmental Nutritionist at the Birmingham Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service. This gave him a rewarding opportunity to work on various projects for the department. My role was mainly to develop and manage health projects and evaluations to support nutrition practices.

In 2006, I decided to relocate to Bristol and worked in many administrative roles within the local authorities in Children Services.

Member organisations


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

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.


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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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).

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

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

  • Relaxation sessions

Therapies offered

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy



Individual hypnotherapy session £65 per a session

Signature Package: 4 Hypnotherapy sessions (includes initial consultation) (4 hours total) costs £200 altogether. (Makes a saving £60)

All payments must be paid in full at the end of each session. I am happy to take cash, cheque, debit or major credit cards, using the Paypal buttons below. At Daniel Bateman Hypnotherapy we operate a ‘Pay as you Go’ service as well as 'block sessions'. This means that you have complete control over how many sessions you pay for.Care agreement and cancellation policy

Prior to your initial consultation, I will ask you to sign a ‘Care Agreement’. This contract is there to protect you, the client, and to clarify any legalities. Once signed I will give you a copy and retain the original.

If you are unable to make the appointment, I politely request that you give 48 hours’ notice to allow me to reschedule another client. All cancellations must be made verbally by telephone or by leaving an answer phone message.

Unfortunately emails or text messages cannot be accepted.

Due to overheads incurred, same day cancellations, forgotten or missed appointments will be charged in full.

Further information

Testimonials from clients

If you want to know how successful my sessions are, don’t just take my word for it! Please read my anonymous reviews below which give real accounts of each client’s experience’s. The following reviews are from my clients themselves:

“Help reduce Anxiety”

“Daniel is an inspiration to all of his clients. When he talks to you in sessions you get a real sense he’s overcome some real personal struggles in his own life. He uses these experiences to help you create a positive outlook. I walk away from every session with a much clearer head and feeling much more relaxed. I found it interesting to learn about how the mind works. How a greater knowledge of this has helped me relax my mind and body. If you’re suffering with Anxiety, Depression, Panic attacks, OCD or Irrational Phobias Daniel is the guy for you. Can’t thank Daniel enough for his time and patience in helping me overcome my own personal issues. I’m still working on them but when I look back 6 months I’ve come such a long way.”

“Help with Insomnia”

“I arranged to meet with Daniel due to problems that I was having with insomnia related to anxiety over beginning a new job. We met and had a very thorough initial consultation in which Daniel explained Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in a very accessible way. He also asked me some questions about myself and the issue that I wanted help with. I only ended up having one session after this, which was spent undertaking guided relaxation. Daniel also gave me a CD of music and guided relaxation which I listened to before going to bed. I found the CD in particular to be very helpful and feel that it certainly helped me get to sleep more easily and stay asleep for longer. Overall, I found Daniel to be friendly, approachable and professional and would definitely recommend his service to anyone considering hypnotherapy”

“Help with low self-esteem”

“I went to Daniel for help as I have had low self esteem for a long time. Daniel was immensely understanding and reassuring. In the initial consultation he explained the principal of ‘Solution Focused Hypnotherapy’ to me. He also ensured that I understood how it would work. I was given a relaxation CD to take home and listen to at bedtime. I found this so relaxing and fell sleep to it most nights (allowing my subconscious mind to absorb it’s message). The five sessions I had after this were very rewarding. We would recap on the theory behind the therapy and talk about the positive aspects of my week.

Daniel would then play the relaxing music and tell me a ‘story’ whilst putting me in a trance (in other words I fell asleep). Again my subconscious mind was absorbing these positive affirmations. I always felt very good after each session and definitely felt much more confident. I have now finished the sessions and still listen to the CD at bedtime to reinforce the good work that Daniel has done. Through his work and therapy sessions I have become a far more confident person then I was before the sessions started back in January. I highly recommend Daniel.”

“Help with giving up smoking”

“I had been attempting and failing to stop smoking over and over again for years. Then a friend suggested I try solution focused hypnotherapy. After visiting Daniel Bateman at his practice in Clifton Village, I am overjoyed to be able to say that I am cured. Just like that! Like I’d never been a smoker, the craving – IT’S GONE! Thank You Daniel.

The Arches Therapy Rooms
First Floor, 198 Cheltenham Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Monday to Friday: 6.00pm - 9.00pm Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Daniel Bateman Hypnotherapy BSc (Hon), MSc, DSFH, AfSFH

Daniel Bateman Hypnotherapy BSc (Hon), MSc, DSFH, AfSFH