Gary Pugh Dip Hyp, GQHP, NLP Master Prac.
Hi. My name is Gary and I am a GHR registered Hypnotherapist and master NLP practitioner. I have been practising Hypnotherapy and NLP since January 2008. In this time I have conducted over two thousand Hypnotherapy and NLP sessions, helping clients to overcome a variety of limiting behaviours and habits, such as Smoking, Weight loss, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Confidence, Fears and Phobias and lesser known symptoms such as Trichotillomania and Bruxism.
One of the things I would say is common to most new clients is the level of apprehension they feel on arrival. Even those that didn't show it, will often mention feeling some form of nervousness. This is understandable and it is part of my job to help them feel relaxed and at ease and to explain how Hypnotherapy and/or NLP can work for them within the context of their particular problem(s).
I quickly came to realise that even though people live with their symptoms every day, they are not always able to pinpoint the cause of the feelings they experience, or the things that drive them into unwanted habits or routines. It is true, the more we can find out about the root cause, the easier it is to target hypnotic suggestions, but for a percentage of my clients the root cause is unknown and that's where I believe Hypnotherapy can have significant advantages over other forms of therapy. The therapy can be done indirectly or content free, using for example metaphor techniques. Hypnotherapy has many many uses and combined with the powerful techniques of NLP, the benefits can be even more effective.
Those that have tried Hypnotherapy with me often remark how relaxing and rewarding experience it was and then wonder why they ever felt apprehensive in the first place. After all, a state of trance is a naturally occurring human state. To find out more call Gary today!
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip Hyp, GQHP, NLP Master practitioner, Smoking Cessation C.R.S.S.T.
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.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Hair pulling
- Nail biting
- Wedding day nerves
- Best man speeches
- Swimming confidence
- Golf (Inner game)
Sessions from £42 per hour. Call for details.
Recent Testimonials (see more on website)
I had two sessions with Gary as I was flying to New Zealand (Lions tour) and had a bit of a phobia around flying!. Gary was the epitomy of professionalism and after two sessions i set off, I was fine and it seems to have done the trick. I wouldnt hessitate to recomend Garys services. Thanks
'Today I went to the dentist for the first time since I saw you. I cannot believe how calm I was, even my dentist noticed. He was so impressed he's asked me for your contact details. I cannot thank you enough Gary. This is the first time in over 30 years I've been able to attend an appointment without all the dread & fear I've gone through. Thank you so very much.'
Andrea Thomas (Facebook)
'I went to the centre and met Gary, as my partner paid for my birthday to undergo the hypno gastric band. Each session I have found wonderful and inspiring. I have to admit, I was very sceptical about hypnosis, and did not believe it would really work. Gary spoke about weight loss. I won't tell you what he told me, but my goodness how his outlook about these words changed my life. I have to say it was a wonderful experience. I have never felt so relaxed and so motivated. The imagery and the aversion therapy is definitely working. I have not touched chocolate or felt the need to since having my gastric band. I feel fuller, I have not had cravings, and genuinely feel so different. I have not weighed, but definitely feel leaner and I can see changes in a matter of months, and if anyone has tried dieting, and stupid diets like I have over the years, then go and see Gary as he is such a wonderful therapist. If you follow everything he says, you will feel a difference and achieve your goals.'
'I’ve tried to quit smoking more times than I care to remember but always suffered severe withdrawals, which meant that I kept taking it up again. With Gary’s committed help and expertise I was able to stop completely without any cravings whatsoever. I was quite frankly gob smacked by how easy it was. I had the fee back in terms of smoking within ten days. I’m utterly delighted with Gary’s approach, dedication and ultimate results.'
'I visited Gary with a view to increasing my confidence during interviews and for depression after my mother’s death. The session was extremely relaxing and Gary made me feel at ease…My friends were surprised how relaxed I was. The interview went well and I was offered the post…As regards the depression I feel that a weight has been lifted and I definitely feel more relaxed generally.'