Graham Ollerenshaw

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BSc (hons) Psych, MSc, MBACP (Accred), DSFH, HPD, MNCH (Reg)
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Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 7LE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I first became interested in hypnosis in the late sixties, along with my wider interests in Holistic Therapies, Esotericism and Spirituality. I also had an interest in Art and Symbolism, and worked as a graphic artist for a while. My interest in symbolism led me to the work of Carl Gustav Jung who continues to inspire me to this day. In the early eighties I took a Professional Hypnotist`s Course with The Institute of Hypnosis and Parapsychology, Inc.

How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) can help you.

If you are committed to change and want to realise your full potential, then SFH is particularly effective with the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Self Esteem
  • Confidence
  • Insomnia
  • Smoking
  • Weight loss

Please note this is not an exhaustive list so please do not hesitate to ask if your particular issue is not indicated.

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What to expect in the first session

In the first session, we will explore the best way hypnotherapy can help you, and complete an assessment. I will also explain how the brain works and answer any questions you have.

The Solution Focused approach focuses on how you want things to be in the future, rather than dwelling on or analysing the past. By exploring preferred futures, you can gradually recognise what would need to change, and identify the necessary steps to move forward

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process which helps you to make positive changes in your life. By connecting with your inner resources, SFH can help you become the person you want to be.

Several conditions are either caused by, or have anxiety as a major contributing factor. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps reduce this general level of anxiety which then has a positive impact on all other areas of your life. This is achieved through progressive relaxation and guided visualisation. By focusing on establishing new patterns of responding to life events, you are empowered to move forwards.

Free hypnotherapy CD

During our initial consultation, I will explain how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works and give you a free Hypnotherapy CD with no obligation to continue.

I will also answer any questions you may have about hypnotherapy.


I've been listening to the CD you gave me, had the best nights sleep in a long time last night. - LB Manchester.

That was really good, I`ve never relaxed like that before. - MM Manchester.

The first time my body was relaxed, and then the mind. I felt more relaxed each time. It really helps. - AN Manchester.

I’ve benefited greatly from Graham’s hypnotherapy sessions. My sleeping quality improved which has a positive impact on all areas of my wellbeing. I now can better manage my stress and able to focus on tasks with increasing concentration span. - Ms N Stockport.

"Since the second session I have been fine, it seems to be working. The problems have lessened, I`ve felt less anxiety and felt better. Everything is good, I`m just getting on with life" - CW Manchester.

Training, qualifications & experience

In the early eighties I took a Professional Hypnotist`s Course with The Institute of Hypnosis and Parapsychology, Inc.

  • 1996 BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 1997 MSc in Psychology and Counselling at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 1997 Diploma in Counselling, Stockport College.
  • 2001 Certificate in Education,Stockport College.
  • 2005 Accredited Status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) No. 522759.
  • 2006 Certificate in Supervision, The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

In December 2016 I gained the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) from the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

In March 2017 I passed the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) which is considered to be the “gold standard” in hypnotherapy training with the prestigious Clifton Practice.

I have incorporated relaxation and visualisation exercises into my counselling and psychotherapy practice over the last 20 years. Having studied neuro psychology as part of my first degree, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy provided the perfect synthesis of current neuro scientific research and hypnotherapy.

Professional membership and accreditation

In 2005 I gained Accredited Status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) No. 522759. At this time I decided to extend my studies into Clinical Supervision, and in 2006 gained a Certificate in Supervision from The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

I am registered with the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This received accredited status from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care in 2014.

My BACP Accredited Status requires me to complete a minimum of thirty hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year. As part of this requirement I completed the Hypnotherapy for Counsellors & Psychotherapist course with NLP Vision in May 2015 (validated by the BACP).

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.

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.

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

Counselling for workplace stress, anxiety, relationships, self identity, confidence, self esteem and depression.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list, so contact me if your issue is not covered.


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Initial Consultation  £60

Standard Session – £60

Smoking Cessation 2 x 1 hour sessions – £120 (£60 deposit required)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note that since the pandemic I work online weekday afternoons.

Further information

My practice is at

The Cenacle Centre
224A Dialstone Lane

0161 456 6622 / 0775 388 5674

I am a fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a registered member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

Cenacle Centre, 224A Dialstone Lane, Offerton, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 7LE

Type of session

In person

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