Daniel Fishel B.A. (Hons.), PGCE, DHP
Welcome! I'm Daniel Fishel, a practising hypnotherapist and Counsellor in North Wales and North London (clinics near Corwen, Denbighshire, Hendon and Belsize Park). I offer a free, initial telephone consultation (approx. 20 mins.) and will work with most conditions. I am also very happy to work with children (DBS checked).
I work well with anxiety, weight issues/eating disorders, addictions, quitting smoking (currently this is on "special offer"), alcohol abuse, depression, sexual/relationship issues, phobias or simply the need for a general feel-good relaxation.
Hypnotherapy offers a respected complementary therapy with no side effects and can bring about the changes you want. All clients are seen in strict confidence and in a safe, relaxing environment.
The three main strands of hypnotherapy I practise are:
- Suggestion therapy -
Suggestion hypnotherapy involves the hypnotherapist giving an individual's unconscious mind a series of ‘suggestions’. These suggestions can help an individual to find it easier to do something they want to do (e.g. public speaking) or easier to stop doing something they don’t want to do (e.g. smoking).
Suggestion Hypnotherapy is often used when there is no root cause that needs to be dealt with, or when there are time constraints (such as an individual wanting to deal with a fear of flying). Suggestion hypnotherapy is often considered a short-term therapy compared with other types of therapy, and if changes occur, they can so so within the first few sessions.
- Hypnoanalysis – helps clients to release emotional barriers to success, health and happiness. Safely releasing the past gives clients a better understanding of themselves, helping them to live adaptively in the present and plan more confidently for the future. This is more of a commitment than "suggestion therapy" and will involve booking several sessions. Discounts are available when any treatment goes beyond three sessions.
- Pure Relaxation - this can provide wonderful benefits just by allowing everything external to stop for a while - a chance to fully inhabit the present moment and a chance to learn a little about meditation, which you can then practise without the need for a therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. (Hons.), PGCE, DHP (Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy).
I have a Certificate in Counselling Skills and I am currently working towards a Masters in Psychodynamic Counselling.
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.
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.
There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
I accept payment by cash, cheque, bank transfer or Paypal:
£40 per session in North Wales, £59 at Hendon (reducing to £50 if we go beyond three sessions) and £50 at Belsize Park Clinic. All sessions last a minimum of 60 minutes.
I also offer Skype sessions, which can be particularly helpful for people with anxiety issues or difficulties leaving the house.
I am registered with the CNHC, GHR and APHP (The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy) and receive regular supervision.