Ian Guest HPD - First Step Hypnosis

Ian Guest HPD - First Step Hypnosis

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The Bridgeman Centre
18 Bridgeman Terrace
Greater Manchester

0161 298 7070

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The Bridgeman Centre
18 Bridgeman Terrace
Greater Manchester

0161 298 7070

About me

My name is Ian Guest and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist. I run a full time hypnotherapy practice in Wigan and see clients from across the North West. When working with clients I take an evidence based approach, ensuring that the techniques I use are proven to be effective.

I see clients for a range of issues, including smoking cessation, weight reduction, phobias and habit removal but I specialise in helping clients to reduce their stress and anxiety. For that reason I devised the Stress, Tension & Anxiety Reduction (STAR) programme to offer clients a structured, but adaptable treatment that uses evidence based theories and techniques to help them take control of their lives.

So how can the STAR programme help?

The STAR programme combines techniques from hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. It focuses on helping clients to develop a range of tactics and strategies that they can use in their day to day life to feel calmer, more relaxed and more confident.
The programme is based on 3 principles:

  • Deep relaxation improves our response to potentially stressful situations
  • If you change your beliefs you can change your feelings
  • Clients can develop the skills they need to take control of their lives

Are you ready to take control and lose the weight you desire?
If you want to build your motivation, control what food you eat and boost your confidence then the FREEDOM weight reduction programme is for you. Over the 6 week programme you can learn how to stop emotional eating, make better food choices and be more motivated to exercise.

Are you ready to quit smoking for good?
With so many compelling reasons to finally stop smoking why not use hypnosis to help you with your goal. Whether you want to quit for your health, for your family or to save money the STOP smoking cessation programme can help you become a non-smoker. During the 2 hour session I will help you build your resolve to quit and help you understand any inner conflict that has been stopping you. I will help you to deal with your stress more effectively and learn how to soften and reduce any cravings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills and a Foundation Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy.

I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and comply with their codes of ethics. I am also fully insured to practice and hold an enhanced DBS check for working with children.

I trained as a hypnotherapist in 2012 and have been running a full-time practice since 2014. Previously I worked in careers guidance and I managed Wigan Careers Service.

My experience allows me to deliver hypnotherapy which is client centred, solution focused and outcome based. My aim is to use hypnotherapy to help clients to make real changes, which then allows them to overcome their issues and gain improvements in the quality of their lives.

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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.

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  • Hypnotic Relaxation Session
  • Hypnotherapy For Stress & Anxiety
  • Welcome to First Step Hypnosis
  • Hypnotherapy at First Step Hypnosis
  • The Bridgeman Centre, Wigan


I offer a FREE complimentary telephone consultation, please get in touch to see how I can help you.

  • Single session fee - £65
  • 3 session package £179
  • 6 session package £339 - includes free follow up session within 12 months
  • 2 hour Smoking Cessation - £120
Wigan, WN1 1TD

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Monday - Friday, 9am to 8pm