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About me

As a fully qualified and experienced hypnotherapist, I can help you to to make make positive changes in your life and overcome issues that may be setting you back from living the life you want and achieving your goals.

Help with...

I can help with problems relating to overcoming anxiety, lack of self confidence, fears, phobias and habit control - including smoking cessation, nail biting etc. This includes panic attacks, performance anxiety such as public speaking and giving presentations, help with 'exam nerves' (including driving tests) and help with stress-related illness.

Self Confidence issues...

Hypnotherapy is a therapy of choice for self-confidence issues and social anxiety and I have been able to help many clients with this.

Free initial consultation...

During our initial meeting we will discuss what you hope to achieve from hypnotherapy and if you want to go ahead, we will plan a course of sessions to help you to achieve this. I will often record sessions for you to use between sessions and teach simple strategies that will assist you.

Free qualified advice...

If you wish to discuss the use of hypnosis generally, are a carer who wants more information or have a problem you are not sure about, please feel free to contact me without any obligation - I am here to help.

Confidential service...

Naturally anything we discuss, whether during an enquiry, consultation or during and after treatment is in complete confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Hypnotherapy (CHP) National College, London

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) National College, London

American Board of Hypnosis (ABH) Devon

Certificate in Medical Hypnotherapy. This additional training was undertaken with Seth Deborah-Ross, mainly for dealing with problems such as allergies, skin complaints and chronic pain.

Member organisations


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

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



Therapies offered

  • Hypnoanalysis/Analytical hypnotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy


Initial Consultation is free.

Treatment consultation £50.00

Smoking cessation: £120.00 - One or two sessions as required plus a back-up recording where necessary.

Further information

Please take a look at my website and blog where you will be able to see more details about the range of help I offer. In addition, you can download and listen to a free sample session of progressive relaxation.

I also have also studied the use of hypnosis in helping with chronic pain – particularly neuropathic pain. This type of pain needs a special approach and whilst it’s not always possible to relieve the pain altogether, we can reduce the negative effects and help to get your life back on track. This is a special interest of mine as I was left with Post Herpetic Neuralgia after a bout of Shingles, which caused me to research pain control and support using hypnosis.

I addition, it has been shown that hypnotherapy can help improve the quality of life for Dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers. Please do contact me if you would like to know more about this.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Consultations in Silverton (easy and free parking) and Tiverton


I am available for in-person consultations most weekdays between 10.00am and 6pm. Other times are sometimes available. Home visits can be arranged. Online consultations also available.


David Cole DHP., CNHC.

David Cole DHP., CNHC.

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