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GHR Advanced Practitioner | Specialising in Anxiety & Depression

About me

Hi I'm Darren,

I deliver online Hypnotherapy sessions, nationally and internationally (via Zoom, WhatsApp and other platforms on request) and face to face sessions in York at one of the cities longest established clinics for Integrated Healthcare.

Where I can help

Here is a list of the areas where more commonly hypnosis can resolve both short and long-term issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Habits
  • Weight Management
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Jealousy
  • Confidence
  • Anger Management
  • Sleep
  • Self-esteem
  • Eating
  • and Addiction

This is not an exhaustive list and please get in touch to explore how I can help you.

Why choose me?

I'm an Advanced Practitioner (around 1% of UK hypnotherapists have successfully completed studies to this level). Even more importantly, I run a very busy practice, which means I'm constantly being presented with challenging cases and this has helped me to become more of a specialist than a generalist. I've helped a great many people with a great many issues and my results speak for themselves (see below).

I aim to become one of the UK's most trusted and recommended Clinical Hypnotherapists, and this can only be achieved by delivering great results, with care, compassion, and understanding.

My methods

I have a range of skills to help you. You are unique so I don't have a one size fits all approach. Together we will choose what will work best for you.

I draw on my experience as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and my skills as a Motivation Therapist and Coach. I will combine my skills to help you.

Often people come and see me after struggling with issues for years, having found my profile it would be great if you became one of the growing numbers that say "I wished I had found your help sooner".

What will you say, after we resolve whatever has led you to read my profile?

If you would like to read testimonials from previous clients please click here?


If you would like to book an appointment click here.


Or, you may instead choose to arrange a complimentary telephone consultation to discuss your requirements and gain confidence in the positive results that I deliver.


Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications

  • Certificate in Advanced Hypnotherapy
  • Master Practitioner of NLP
  • Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • NLP Life Coaching.

In addition to these qualifications, I am also, a Motivation Therapist and Coach. Ongoing training ensures I am up to date with the latest developments within my industry and that I am well equipped to enable my clients to make positive changes in their lives.

I'm registered as an Advanced Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Register https://www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com/darren-housley/

I have lots of qualifications, reviews, and testimonials to impress you with, however, the best way to discover how I can help YOU, is by getting in touch. Let's have a chat and it's easy to schedule a complimentary telephone appointment by clicking the link below.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


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.

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.

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 have worked very successfully with hundreds of people who wanted to lose weight, and I myself have lost over six stones in weight. As such I have a real passion and understanding for those with weight issues.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are highly effective in helping those looking to lose weight.

In addition to my skills as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner in NLP and Motivation Therapist, I also trained with the UK's leading Slimming organisation as a consultant.

Self-esteem, anxiety & panic attacks

Another area where my skills are especially effective is with those suffering from low self-esteem, anxiety or panic attacks. Through the use of motivation therapy, hypnosis, NLP and my knowledge and expertise as I coach, I can provide positive lasting change.

My skills, knowledge, and expertise can help a wide range of issues, I've helped hundreds of clients to overcome Stress, Anxiety, and Depression. I also help with other challenges including, weight management, unwanted habits, and both common and more complex phobias, along with a whole host of other matters including PTSD. This is an area that I find most beneficial for my clients, as by resolving negative memories, the emotional landscape dramatically improves. I'm also able to do this content free, which means there is no need for personal disclosure.

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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

All sessions are charged at £75.

Click here to arrange a complimentary telephone consultation to discuss your requirements and gain confidence in the positive results that I deliver.

I strive to make my help affordable and offer exceptional value to all my clients. Please be assured that with my level of professional qualifications, comfortable private clinic, and the consistently positive results I deliver, you will receive excellent value for money.

When I work

I'm helping clients in person and online.

Further information

What to expect in your first session

An initial session lasts for 75 minutes. I always offer my clients a cup of tea or coffee, and there is also always plenty of filtered water available.

There will be a step by step explanation of what to expect at each stage and we will work at a speed to suit you.

Your comfort and safety are paramount, I'm confident you will be pleasantly surprised by just how relaxing Hypnotherapy can be and just how effective it will be in helping deliver the positive lasting change you wish for.

Whilst in this deeply relaxed state, you will be aware of your surroundings, be able to hear the sound of my voice and I will play some music that helps enhance the experience.

Many times in your life you will have been in an eyes-open state of hypnosis, whilst watching a film or when driving and arriving at your destination without quite remembering the journey. There are many myths and misconceptions about hypnosis and I will dispel any that you might have.

Arrange a complimentary telephone consultation:


alternatively, email by clicking the link:


The York Clinic For Integrated Healthcare, 296 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York, YO24 1ET

Melrosegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO31

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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