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Dip HYP, NLP Master Practitioner, GHR, GQHP, CNHC

About me

My name is David Finch, in 2009 I was told by a consultant that if I did not lose weight and change my lifestyle I would be dead in ten years or less.

This was the moment my life changed.

I had non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or “fatty liver disease”. Being a lover of all things chocolate and sweet, this made sense. I had a 40in waist, which had crept up on me. My addictions had to change.
I discovered hypnotherapy. I slowly lost my weight, changed my bad habits for good ones and continued with the 6 monthly blood tests.
Fast forward around 4 years……. I was amazed with my results. I decided to learn hypnotherapy, so I could help others like me. This took me a year of tuition, practice and study.
In 2014 I qualified as a hypnotherapist and started to help people just like you and me.

In July 2015 I had the all clear from my doctors, my liver function tests are now normal. Proof that you can turn your life around.

I now run a successful practice as a clinical hypnotherapist and mind coach. Using a mixture of coaching, NLP and hypnosis. I will help you set realistic goals to make the changes you desire, with a person centred holistic approach.

I am based in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales, and I specialise in the following:

  • Weight Management. I’m a registered Hypno-Band practitioner.
  • Confidence Building. Anxiety / Phobias. Etc.
  • Sports coaching.

Therapy can be provided in the comfort of your home, or at my premises: The Retreat, 13 Market Street, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent. NP23 6HL. Book now.
I offer a free initial consultation, so please contact me, to see how I can help you today. I also provide short informal talks, free of charge, at local groups or clubs and weekly workshops/taster days.

FREE RELAXING DOWNLOAD - please see my website!

Training, qualifications & experience

Since becoming a full time therapist I have undertaken many courses, helping my ongoing self development.

I have the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
  • Weight Management Specialist.
  • Smoking Cessation Specialist.
  • Kinetic Shift Practitioner.
  • Master Practitioner in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
  • Hypno-Band practitioner.
  • Virtual Gastric band Practitioner.
  • Hypno-Birth practitioner.
  • Created my own weight loss program - Hypno-Reshape.
  • Written a book to compliment the Hypno-Reshape program.

I now offer my own training courses to become a hypnotherapist. More details can be found on my website or please give me a call. Funding may be available.


Member organisations


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

Want to train to be a hypnotherapist?

The training is held in Ebbw Vale, with easy free parking and great local accommodation available.

Next Course: Starts September 11th 2021. Pre-book your space now, limited to 10 students, to give you the best one-to-one training experience.

Call now to discuss or book your place 07535069874

The number of students is strictly limited to 10. You receive individual attention enabling you to become a skilled and confident Hypnotherapist.

The Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course offered by Hypnotherapy by David Finch has been assessed and accredited at Practitioner level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Graduates from this course are eligible for professional registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSC’s Registering Agency) at full Practitioner status, together with the acquisition of the industry-based award – the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP).

You will also be eligible to register with the hypnotherapy section of the complementary medicine’s voluntary regulatory body, the complementary and natural healthcare council (CNHC). (at addition costs)

Students will be given ongoing help and advice to enable them to run a successful hypnotherapy business, or seek employment within a clinic.

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Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Many clients choose to attend on a weekly or two weekly basis, this can have a greater ongoing effect for those who are on one of my weight loss, confidence building or stress management programmes.
Conversely some clients on my highly successful phobia programme may book and attend one or two sessions.

Option 1

Free consultation. Plus, one taster feel-good hypnotic session, this is for clients who have not experienced hypnosis in the past.

Option 2 Free consultation, Then one hypnotherapy session. (no recordings provided) £60
Option 3

Free consultation, Then four personal hypnotherapy and coaching sessions. PLUS a top quality MP4 player loaded with personal recorded hypnotherapy sessions PLUS motivational audio & video recordings (value £85), ongoing text & email support.

Option 4

Free consultation, Then six personal hypnotherapy and coaching sessions. PLUS a top quality MP4 player loaded with personal recorded hypnotherapy sessions PLUS motivational audio & video recordings (value £85), ongoing text & email support.

Option 5

Monthly therapy / coaching. Past customers can enjoy the discounted rate of £45 a session for ongoing feel-good, motivation, coaching.(terms apply)


Full MP4 Pic

Payment by cash or bank transfer.

Sessions may vary in length depending on the type of therapy used, typically 1-1½ hours.
Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged for at the full hourly rate.

Full details are available on my website or please call me with no obligation. More information/videos are also available on my website.

When I work

By appointment only. 9.30am - 8pm Monday to Friday. Sunday 10am - 3pm. Home visits available.

Further information

Therapy can be provided in the comfort of your home, or in my therapy room in Ebbw Vale.

Various days and times are available, please get in touch to check availability. Book now.

I also offer free workshops and taster days each week. please check my website for more details.

The Retreat, 13 Market Street,, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, NP23 6HL

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Therapy rooms are on the first floor, sorry, no lift available. Please book a home visit if you find stairs difficult.

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