Gary Smith

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DSFH, HPD, AfSFH (Reg), MNCH (Reg), CNHC (Reg) PHA (Reg)
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Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Best Mind Therapy, is a Swindon and Cirencester based Clinical Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy practice, founded by me, Gary Smith DSFH, AfSFH (Reg.), HPD, MNCH (Reg.) CNHC (Reg). I follow the Solution Focused approach to Therapy, incorporating Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro Science and Hypnosis.

I originally became interested in Psychotherapy as a way of helping a family member overcome fears and sensory issues. Whilst getting nowhere with traditional routes to find assistance and help, I decided I would embark on educating myself in the best ways to find solutions to the problems. 

Having spent 30 years working as a senior manager in the retail and motor sectors, I have a vast experience of working with people, developing businesses, ensuring continual improvement and managing goals. I am now putting this knowledge, drive and training into helping others achieve a better life.

I work with Children (I have three of my own) and firmly believe we should all ensure our future generations are given the tools to enjoy their lives without fears, anxiety and worries. Allowing them to understand and overcome any issues that they have. Providing them with the knowledge to make the best out of life.

Phobia, Trauma and PTSD reduction are amongst my specialities. I use proven techniques to help people overcome the Fight and Flight responses that they can have when they are triggered by memories of past experiences.

I am a member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy  (AfSFH) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH).

I have a positive outlook and believe that we can all make small differences to our lives and of those around us to Make Lives Better. My ethos is to ensure that my Clients only have enough sessions to allow them to gain Intellectual control and no more than than they need. I ensure that they understanding why they may feel like they do and this is critical to the healing process. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy - DSFH and the Hypnotherapy in practice diploma - HPD. I am a registered member of the AsFSH, MNCH, CNHC and PHA.

I hold certificates in CBT, NLP and EMDR.

I have studied The Diagnosis and Management of ARFID and the University of Winchester.

I have a busy practice based in North Swindon where I see up to 30 clients a week.

I work in a Solution Focused approach, not only dealing with the issue that is presented, but helping my clients lead a better life to promote lasting change.

If you want a non judgemental therapist, that has your best interests at the forefront of every session, please contact me.

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.

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.

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

If you are anxious, your ability to cope with every day life is reduced. By reducing anxiety, your life will improve. We can work together help you control your thoughts and your feelings which will allow you to overcome your fears, trauma, phobia and  those things that are stopping you live the life that you deserve.

I also offer corporate therapy to businesses. If your issue is work related, please speak to your manager or HR department to see if the currently subscribe to my services.

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£60.00 - £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

The Initial Session is Free
We will meet and chat about what you would like me to help you with. I will explain to you the workings of the Mind and how the brain reacts in relation to your situation and how Solution Focused hypnotherapy works. You will receive a complementary MP3 to help your sleep patterns improve and to reinforce and speed up the work we will be doing together.

Sessions are between £60-£70 depending on timings and the amount of sessions that you book. 

Children £60

Block booking discounts are available. Please visit my website for details.

Discounts are available for NHS workers, Blue Light workers, the Military, teachers and those in full time education. 

Smoking cessation Sessions are £195 for a one off session lasting up to 2 hours.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me for availability or email me your preferred timings.


Further information

I work from my home office, which is warm and comfortable. There is plenty of parking which is free. Sessions are around an hour and we work together to find solutions to problems.

I am forward thinking, we cannot change the past, so let's concentrate on the future that you would like to live and make little steps to get there.

As well as Hypnotherapy, I also offer Psychotherapy, Life Coaching and counselling when needed.

Why not Visit my blog, for insights and random thought -

St Andrews Ridge, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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