Greg McColl - DHP Acc. Hyp, M.H.S, CNHC, NLP Master Practitioner & Coach

Greg McColl - DHP Acc. Hyp, M.H.S, CNHC,  NLP Master Practitioner & Coach


01242 898404 / 07944 850495

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01242 898404 / 07944 850495

About me

At Total Effect Hypnosis & Coaching I specialise in helping people to find solutions, increase their options to and help them to solve their personal challenges, issues and problems.

Using unique modern approaches and combinations of methods, including rapid hypnosis, content free techniques and coaching sessions to help you make changes you want.

Using "content free" methods there's no need to "dig up" or "dwell in the past" to change your future. Using modern "content free" techniques, we don't actually even have to "discuss" the problem or even tell me what it is you want to change or feel differently about...

I use Hypnotherapy, Coaching, NLP, Kinetic Shift Technique, Symbolism and The Swan Protocol depending on the individuals needs. My Goal - Keeping it Simple, Getting Results, help people get the life and results they want, using whatever tools are at our disposal.

I am "solution focused", and many of the methods I use do not require us to delve into the past and "re-live" past troubles and traumas at length. In fact, in a few techniques I don't even need to know or discuss what "the problem" is at all. Instead we focus on how you want to feel and be instead. "Getting rid of" and "letting go" of unwanted or no longer useful behaviours, feelings or responses.

Call me or email for an initial chat, I'll listen to you and we'll discuss your problem how I can help you and how we can work together to get the change in your life that you want.

What to expect...

The initial introductory session
will last 60-90 minutes. It's your opportunity to ask questions, find out more and to share with me any information you wish to tell me about your issues or challenges. It's an opportunity to meet and get to know each other to make sure we are both happy to work with one another. During the first session, I usually will provide you with some exercises or techniques to help begin your change, and we'll discuss the different methods and techniques open to us and which may best suit you. We'll also do some initial hypnosis and suggestibility work.

The Second session, is usually an hour. I prefer this session to be about 7-10 days after the first session, as this allows your own momentum to already to build and change to start to happen. Usually people are already noticing a measurable improvement in their feelings or situation. At the second session, we'll review your progress so far and perform some "change work" based on the options we discussed in the initial session.

Further Sessions? After the second session, again 7-10 days later, I'll get in touch to see how you are progressing. For most people by this point they have, made enough progress, and have enough forward momentum, that they are happy to continue without a further session. Some request a personal mp3 or I may recommend a personal mp3 to reinforce and continue the work done in our sessions to keep you moving forward.

If you wish further sessions, that's ok too, but in the nicest possible way, I always hope and you should to, that the last time I see you is the last time I see you!

Training, qualifications & experience

I initially studied Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in the 1990's before studying to qualify as an Audiologist.

Following 13 years in Audiology, I found myself looking for new challenges and once again turned towards the world of the mind, and mental performance.

I am a Certified and Accredited Hypnotherapist & NLP Master Practitioner Coach, NLP Master Practitioner Coach, A Mindfulness Coach, Kinetic Shift Practitioner, and am continuing my own development, currently studying for an additional diploma in mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy.

I am a member of or registered with:

  • National Hypnotherapy Society
  • CNHC
  • British Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists & NLP Practitioners

I am based just outside Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and am fully Enhanced DBS/CRB checked and Insured.

I also work in the world of motorsport, with experience in working in series such as F1, BRDC F4, Renault Clio Cup UK, British Superbikes, WSBK World Supersport, and Karting helping develop and strengthen mental skills.

I provide also provide coaching and support for both The Police and Police Firearms Officers in conjunction with The Police Federation and Police Firearms Officers Association.

I am also trained in Mental Health First Aid - Armed Forces.
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Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited register membership

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.


Session Fees

Fees are £120 for a session (Average of 60-90 minutes, sometimes it will be longer sometimes it may be shorter)

Personal MP3’s

Personal mp3’s are also available to help and support your change (additional fee applies)

In addition to your session, a personal, specialised mp3 can be recorded, to help reinforce sessions and provide a form of ongoing support and change. Personal mp3's, are based upon your session, and are highly individual, utilising your language, visualisation skills and relaxation and suggestion to continue your change work outside of the session. Further details may be found on my website.

Further information

The most common questions:

How many appointments will I need?

The most common question is how many sessions do I need, or how long will it take.

I usually advise that it could take maybe 3 or 4 sessions, although the more normally is transpires to be your initial appointment plus one full session. Appointments vary in length. Some will be an hour, others can stretch to 90 minutes to 2 hours.

It's important that by the end of the first appointment, you see a way forward and really feel change is possible, then in your first full session, we do some "change work".

I want people to find their own momentum and both have and feel the control they have in their lives. By the end of the first full session most people have this. Some I never see again after this, but I will always "follow up" to see how you're are progressing.

The number of sessions you mayl require varies from person to person, dependent on the issue and the individual client.

Certainly a lot of people see and feel real results even after just one session of hypnotherapy.

In my experience most of my clients, achieve the changes they want within around 2 sessions.

The National Council of Hypnotherapy reports that up to 6 sessions of hypnotherapy may be possibly needed.

Practically, I find that rapid change can usually be obtained more quickly.

In my experience, an introductory session, then one normal session is in usually all that is needed to help people change.

Some hypnotherapists may only charge £45-60 pounds, however I've had clients tell me they've seen some hypnotherapists 8-10 times at this rate. That's a cost of up to £600! If you are not getting results within a few sessions, the therapist, approach or method is not working and different solutions or approaches should be sought.


If I don't think hypnotherapy or coaching will help you, I'll tell you.

If we are not getting the results I think we should, I'll tell you.

If I don't think we're a "good match" for working together, I'll tell you.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a pleasant, relaxed state of increased concentration and focus. Hypnosis is a way of "talking" to the subconscious mind, and it can occur at many levels, from "eyes open" suggestion to light trance to deep trance.

I don't think I can be hypnotised / I don't believe in hypnosis

Hypnosis is a state. It is measurable in an EEG and also fMRI scans, it also has outward physical signs.

If someone doesn't want to be hypnotised, they won't. Simple as that. However, if you come to see me (a hypnotist) we can assume you are at least open to the possibility. Hypnosis can develop over time so we may start with some suggestion tests and light trance. Over the next sessions, your ability to achieve a deeper sense of hypnosis usually improves.

Hypnosis is not something to "believe" in. It is a state. It is not a state that can fully be defined, but belief is not required. A desire to change and willingness to accept the hypnotic process is.

Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis than others. Some people will go easier into hypnosis. This is something we will test at the first session, although by seeking hypnotherapy, most people are engaged and willing.

Is Hypnotherapy Effective?

Although results cannot be guaranteed, during our sessions, we will establish goals and criteria to measure your success and how you will know when you have achieved your successful outcome. All people are different and you will need a positive desire to change.

Gloucester, GL3

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Available Monday to Friday

Last appointment 18:30pm

Saturday Mornings by request