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GQHP, NLP Master Practitioner & Rapid Change Consultant

About me

Howard Cooper is one of Britain’s leading ‘Rapid Change’ consultants and Hypnotherapists. Known for helping people to create RAPID shifts in their thinking, Howard rejects the notion that deep and lasting change needs to take a long time.

Drawing on a variety of psychological tools, Howard has supported more than 2,500 individuals over the past 17 years on an international level, regularly bringing about transformational changes to their lives.

His practical, dynamic and innovative approach has helped people from all walks of life and ages overcome intrusive personal phobias, anxieties and issues that they have often suffered from for years, offering his clients a new lease of life.

In addition to his personal therapy work, Howard is a very popular and entertaining presenter on a range of topics relevant to society today and has a huge following amongst his peers through his podcast.

He spent almost two years as the lead psychological presenter on Virgin Atlantic’s critically acclaimed ‘Flying Without Fear’ course, and also appeared as the expert on fear of flying on Channel 4’s documentary ‘Fear of Flying: Caught on Camera’.

He has also contributed to other media appearing on the BBC, in The Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Sun, CEO Magazine, just some of the media who have documented his successful ability to help people change quickly.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master Practitioner & Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Thought Field Therapist - TFTdx

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (GQHP)

Design Human Engineer

2 years as the Lead Therapist and speaker on Virgin Atlantic's Flying Without Fear Course

Trained 1000s of business people better communication skills for increased success

Trained directly with the Co-Founder of NLP (Dr. Richard Bandler)

Appeared as the expert on Channel 4's Prime Time Documentary on Fear of Flying.

Assisted Paul McKenna on a number of his large training events

Various case studies of Howard's work have appeared in the national press over the last 14 years.

Member organisations


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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

Corona Anxiety


Additional information

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When I work

My hours are flexible and I also work with people successfully via Skype/Facetime

Further information

As a therapist I am slightly unusual in that this is not about long drawn out therapy where people come in "week in - week out" to talk about their problems, nor is it about getting people to understand where their problem came from. It's simply about giving people strategies for helping them to develop better mental processes (a new perspective as it were) so that can they can take charge and be the driver of their own neurology!

After 1 session we chat a week later over the phone and work out if any further sessions are needed (it is rare that I need to work with anyone for more than 3 sessions.)

Depending on what techniques work for you… after each session I provide you with either a tailored audio programme you or I email you bespoke techniques for you to practice etc.

Q: If I see you about a phobia... Will you make me do the thing I am afraid of?

A: Relax… no one is made to confront their issue through exposure!
I teach you some simple but effective strategies for getting rid of fear and at the same time break the old negative patterns and associations in your mind.
I will then help you to create a new set of resources and a new perspective at the unconscious level so that you find yourself feeling free from your fears / phobias…

Q: Will it last?

A: I hear people say this to me all the time. Somehow, many of us have brought into the notion that behavioural change has to be slow, difficult and painful. Well this is simply not true!.
People find it hard to believe that 1-session could change the way you think in a lasting way.
However, if you stop and think about it… this is how the brain works. For example, take a look at fears / phobias... they often start from one bad experience?
E.g. Someone gets attacked by a dog… the attack last only 30 seconds… but the person is now afraid forever (or until they see me!)
Just think… if one 30 second experience with a dog can change your behaviour in a lasting way… what can a trained expert do for you if you give him a whole hour!

Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6

Type of session

In person