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MSc (Clinical Hypnotherapy) - NHS Contracted - 16 years full time!

About me

MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy - only a very few in Europe! Expert help from one of the very highest qualified practitioners available - Full time, NHS contracted, GP clinic based, international hypnotherapy lecturer, presenter and author.

Also available in Guildford, Odiham & London


Garry Coles MSc (Clin Hyp) HPD Dip. Adv Hyp DBSCH
NHS Contracted, Harley Street Hypnotherapy Specialist (at a price you can afford!)

Five Locations in Surrey, Hants, London & ONLINE! (Locations include hospital and GP surgery locations).

One of only a very small number of hypnotherapists in the UK (and probably Europe) to hold an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy - you will not find a higher qualified hypnotherapist!

In fact, The organisers of the 2016 UK Hypnosis Convention, (where Garry is a regular speaker, having been asked to present every year) hailed him as 'one of the top thirty hypnosis experts worldwide!'

Yet, Garry still charges rates that are below many 'lesser' qualified therapists.

Referred to in the industry as 'The Hypnotherapist's Hypnotherapist' due to the number of hypnotherapists Garry offers treatment, training and mentoring for, Garry also counts numerous Doctors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors amongst his patients (and has taught many of them hypnotherapy) and is seen as the 'goto' hypnotherapist for the more challenging cases from all over the UK (and abroad).

Garry is also one of the few hypnotherapists actually contracted to the NHS for hypnotherapeutic work, he consults on a regular basis at a major hospital specialising in oncology based hypnotherapy work. He also practises from within a local GP surgery, with the GP's referring many of the patients directly. In addition he receives hospital referrals and referrals from many other local GPs and Health Care professionals.

Practising as a full time therapist for many years, Garry has busy private practices in five locations in the South East; Farnham and Guildford in Surrey, Odiham and Fleet in Hampshire and Harley Street in central London (all at prices you can afford).  Zoom (or other online communication) sessions are available for certain approaches and conditions for those based overseas, or preferring not to travel to 'in person' sessions.

Garry's treatments include: Classical or Suggestion Based Hypnotherapy, Analytical Hypnotherapy (and Hypno-Analysis, Regression Hypnotherapy), Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, (including CBT), Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Behavioural Psychology, Mindfulness, Coaching (Life, Peak Performance, Business and Sporting) and NLP. Many more approaches and techniques are available and each treatment is geared to each individual patient. For example for weight control patients we can offer traditional hypnotherapy, gastric band style hypnotherapy, authoritarian based weight management approaches and the 'super powerful' unique 'Release' method which gets directly to the core of your issues.

In addition to regularly speaking in the UK, Garry is a regular speaker at hypnosis conferences worldwide (including Hypnothoughts Live in Las Vegas, Hipnoseday in Brazil, and Hypnobiz in New York, Canada and The Netherlands, in addition to many others).

Garry presents 'sold out' specialist hypnotherapy training courses to doctors, psychologists and hypnotherapists throughout the world, (particularly on Hypno-Oncology), having taught to excellent feedback to doctors, psychologists and hypnotherapists in the UK, Europe, the USA and the Middle East, and is also sought after as a guest lecturer on post graduate university training courses. His first academic book- Hypno-Oncology: Hypnotic Interventions for the Cancer Journey is due to be published towards the end of 2021

In addition to writing and teaching post graduate level, specialist hypnotherapy masterclasses, (worldwide), Garry offers clinical supervision and mentoring for qualified hypnotherapists.

Garry carried out the first ground breaking UK clinical research project into the effects of pre-surgical hypnotherapy on the recovery quality in breast cancer biopsies. The results were acclaimed and are awaiting publication.

Garry was recently elected, for a second term, (by his peers in the industry), to the Hypnotherapy Profession Specific Board (PSB) for the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) where he advises the CNHC on all aspects of hypnotherapy governance, ethics and training. He also comprised of one third of the team who formulated the 'core curriculum' for hypnotherapy training in the UK. Garry also is an exam marker for the Australian hypnotherapy board.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Clinical Hypnotherapy (one of only six practitioners in the UK!)

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Genuine UK university qualifications)
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Genuine UK university qualifications)
Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Level 7, Masters degree level)
Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Level 7, Masters degree level)
Certificate of Personal and Professional  Development (CPPD) in Clinical Hypnosis (Level 6 - degree level)

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)

Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice
Diploma in Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Diploma in Sports Performance Mind Coaching
Diploma Past Life Regression Therapy

Certificate in Hypno-CBT
Certificate in Hypno-Genetics
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for infertility
Certificate in Good Clinical Practice

Trained in Kinetic Shift hypnosis technique

Trained in 'The Arrow' Pain Control technique

Trained in 'The Swan' Analytical Hypnotherapy Technique.

Trained in EMDR
Certificate in Health and Safety in the workplace - level 2
Practitioner Certificate in NLP (taught personally by Dr Richard Bandler - the co-creator)
Further post graduate NLP studies
Diplomat of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (DBSCH)
General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) - 'Advanced Practitioner' status.
Member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
Member of the Society of NLP
Certified to offer Clinical Supervision
Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (MNCH)
Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Member of the NHS Complementary and Alternative Therapists Directory.

In the USA Garry is a Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Many short specialism courses also taken including insomnia, gastric band hypnosis, pain control, hypnobirthing, IBS.
Certificate in First Aid
Carried out the first UK study into the effects of pre-surgical hypnosis on the recovery quality in breast cancer biopsies
Fully CRB checked (current)

Creator and Founder of 'Hypno-Oncology'

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.

There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.

Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.


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.


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.

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

Cancer care and wellbeing
Chemotherapy side effects
Anticipatory Nausea
Comfort eating
Sugar addiction
Binge drinking
Menopausal issues
Urge incontinence
Eczema and skin disorders
Excessive Sweating
Crohn's disease
White Coat Syndrome
Blood Pressure
Pre-surgical hypnosis
Post-surgical hypnosis (recovery aiding)
Panic Attacks
Sea Sickness
Accelerated Studying
Presentations and exams
Work Issues
Meetings Anxiety


Additional information

Varies depending upon location, time of day and treatment required.

When I work

Full time - availability varies by day as five consultation locations available in Surrey, Hampshire, London. & Online

Further information

Beware! Hypnotherapy in the UK is currently unregulated.

The majority of practitioners are part time and generally poorly trained and lack experience seeing hypnotherapy as merely an extra income stream.

More and more of the qualifications held by practitioners are being touted as 'post graduate'. However in reality they are only considered to be 'post-graduate' by the course provider, not being accredited to any university or government organisation. Why not find out whether a prospective hypnotherapist you are considering seeing actually has government recognised qualifications, very few have. Also there are many companies awarding 'certificates' and 'diplomas' for a single day of study, again get any prospective provider to tell you how long they trained for (and with whom) for qualifications they are claiming to hold.

Also beware of many dubious claims and 'associations' to the NHS and other credible organisations. Some claim to be 'associates' of organisations, 'associate' is simply that, i.e. they are not qualified to be entitled to full membership!

There is also no such thing as an NHS registered hypnotherapist! Many have an NHS provider code, which anyone can apply for, (such as a cleaner), but misleadingly claim this as being 'registered'

For your safety, consult with a full time, highly qualified, experienced hypnotherapy specialist. Garry actually has a contract of employment with the NHS as a hypnotherapy specialist.

The Richmond GP Surgery, Richmond Close, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 7US

Upper Hale, Farnham, Surrey, GU9

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Only at Odiham and also at Guildford and Fleet by prior arrangement


In person

Garry is approved by the GHR and the BSCH as a supervisor.

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