Derek Fraser Crosson

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HPD, Dip. Hyp, MNCH (Reg), NLP Prac
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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with individuals, using solution-focused techniques, primarily from the fields of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Gestalt and Problem Solving Therapy.

We will agree your goals together and devise a treatment plan which is specifically tailored to your needs and consistent with your personal values and preferences.

I will explain the hypnotherapy process as we go along in detail, and I encourage you to participate fully in the process and ask questions if there is anything you don't understand.

I like to offer clients several techniques and coping skills and a toolbox of mindset personalities that they can use outside the therapy setting, and indeed this is encouraged as clients often find that these skills can then be used in all aspects of their everyday lives.

Practising at home in between our therapy sessions can be a key step towards achieving your goal. I will often suggest that you practice or carry out related tasks between the hypnosis sessions in order to build on what you've gained during the therapy sessions. This will increase the efficacy of the agreed treatment plan.

Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and client and this is how I work in my sessions.

Where there may be physical causes of a condition (e.g. pain, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome), a medical diagnosis is required to confirm that this has been investigated. This will be required before any therapy can commence.

Training, qualifications & experience

Derek Fraser Crosson HPD, Dip Hyp, MNCH (Reg)

I studied and was taught by Adam Eason , who is a prolific author of Hypnotherapy audios and books and the highly successful The Science of Self Hypnosis, and who is also the director of the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis ( Here I achieved my HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma), considered to be the utmost standard in hypnotherapy training in the UK.

I am an evidence-based practitioner, which means I offer clinical hypnosis in ways that are supported by high-quality research.

I am a registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and work to the NCH Code of Ethics and confidentiality policy. Please see the National Council for Hypnotherapy website for further details.

I hold a practitioners certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), successfully completing and qualifying as a hypnotherapist at the prestigious and highly respected Adam Eason School of Therapeutic Hypnosis.

I am also fully insured to practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Member organisations

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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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

Guilty Feelings
Managing Change
Performance Anxiety
Problem-solving Skills
Nervous Tics
Traumatic life Events
Unwanted Habits

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£140.00 per session

Additional information

Hypnotherapy session £140 (1 hour)

Please note that the first session with me will last approximately 1 hour which allows for a thorough and in depth assessment that allows me to get a really good idea of your desired outcome. Further sessions are of 1 hour duration.

I usually see clients for between 5 and 6 sessions, depending on what issue you have in particular, although everyone is different and may respond differently to therapy.

For more information please visit my web site...

Relax and Unwind session £50 (1 hour)

My 'Relax and Unwind' sessions are an ideal way to experience the benefits of deep relaxation and deal with the effects of every-day stresses, frustrations and worries.

Treatments requiring Longer Therapy

Sometimes, you might have an issue that will require regular sessions over an extended period of time such as helping you lose weight sensibly or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

For longer Therapy sessions I offer discounts on block session bookings paid in advance.
Please get in touch to discuss your needs, and how many sessions I think you may need to determine discount.

Appointments - How do I work?

To arrange an appointment, please call me on 07534 930265 to discuss your needs and to determine a suitable date and time for your session.

Prior to your first appointment, you will be sent a client intake form, which needs to be returned to me prior to your first session. This form will provide me with your basic details, and basic information about your issue or condition, in order that I can begin to devise an appropriate treatment plan. At our first session a more thorough and detailed assessment will be conducted.

When you come for your first session, it will last around 60 minutes. This will allow for a detailed assessment in order for me to gather all the information I need to really help understand your presenting problem. If you are completely new to hypnotherapy, we may also spend some time discussing exactly what hypnotherapy is, how it works, and what you, the client, can expect to experience. We will also practice some hypnotic skills training to show you that hypnosis is safe and fun!

Follow up sessions are normally around 60 minutes in duration.

How many sessions you will require really depends on your condition and how motivated you are to achieve your goals. Usually 4 to 6 sessions are needed, however for some things such as Phobias, they may require fewer sessions.

I provide email support in-between sessions for advice and to answer any questions that you may have, and to help keep you on track with your progress.

Appointments are conducted in my office at The Stratford Healthcare Centre in Stratford-on-Avon (directions are given on my web site). My office is on the first floor.

Payment and Cancellation Policy


The session fee applies regardless of the session duration.

Contact and support between sessions, as well as any support materials provided, is all included in the price.


All sessions must be paid for prior to each appointment, ideally by cash, or by BACS transfer where bank transfer details will be provided in your confirmation email.

Payments in cash must be made at the beginning of the session.


For appointments cancelled or postponed with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee is payable.

My working hours

My usual working hours are 9:30am - 6pm, Monday to Friday by appointment only.

Saturday working hours 10:00am to 1:00pm are available by appointment only.

If you wish to contact me to discuss something, please either call me on my mobile or email me. If I am not available leave a message on my answer phone with your contact details a brief description of the nature of your enquiry, and I will call you back ASAP (Usually within 24 hours)

emails sent out of hours may not be answered till the next working day.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My usual working hours are 9:30am - 6pm, Monday to Friday by appointment only. Saturday working hours 10:00am to 1:00pm are available by appointment only.

Further information

I am a fully qualified Transformational and Clinical Hypnotherapist and Public Speaker based in Stratford-On-Avon. I am a very people-centred therapist and I take immense pride in helping everyone achieve and attain their desired goals. I will always go that extra mile to Supercharge Your Confidence in all areas of your life.

Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

Type of session

In person

Additional languages

French, Spanish, Italian

Derek Fraser Crosson
Derek Fraser Crosson