Ian Murton

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Anxiety & Sleep Specialist -HPD, DSFH, AFSFH, NCH & CNHC reg
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Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 4GP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hypnotherapy in Hitchin, Letchworth, Stotfold, surrounding areas and online.

It’s probable that you’re feeling like you’re being pulled out of shape and that you’re not living the life you want. Perhaps you currently feel overwhelmed which is affecting your confidence or negatively impacting your sleep. Maybe you have a habit or phobia that you want to be free from. There’s an almost never ending list of reasons why you could be considering using hypnotherapy.

Perhaps now you’ve reached the point where you really don’t want to live this way anymore and are looking for change. I hear you. Life doesn’t have to be like this.

Most of your thoughts and behaviours are done at a subconscious level. In fact, roughly 97% of everything you do is done without conscious thought. Effective change always happens at a subconscious level. It really doesn’t matter what your current problem is.....

Together we can use hypnotherapy to help change your mind set so you can overcome your current issue and live up to your fullest potential.

You should be able to live your life the way you want. You shouldn’t feel trapped and that just coping is the best it gets. You weren’t born with any type of anxiety, the inability to sleep or the need to try and manage stress through food, drink or other means. You were born happy, confident and calm.

It’s the events in your life, or more specifically your thoughts around those events that have pulled you out of shape. Thankfully I possess all the skills necessary to help you to reset, thrive and live your best life.

I’m Ian Murton, a fully qualified, insured and award winning hypnotherapist. I understand that reaching out and knowing who to trust is hard. I’ve been in your shoes and I’m so thankful that I made that initial contact. Hypnotherapy transformed my life, so much so that I learned how to use it to help others.

I’ve helped hundreds of people just like you to overcome the obstacles in their mind, so that they can sleep well and feel more confident, energetic, lighter and brighter.

I am one of the most trusted and highly reviewed hypnotherapists in the UK (I have over 50 Google reviews all of which are 5 star (you can read them on my website)), not only because of my level of skill and expertise, but because I genuinely care. Once you become a client of mine I will pull out all the stops to help you get the change you are looking for.

Getting you from where you are now to where you want to be is really simple; here’s how it works;

1.      Discover – During your initial consultation you’ll learn why your brain is currently making you feel the way you do. You’ll find out how many sessions you'll need and what approach we'll take in order for you to change and find freedom.

2.      Change – We work together for an hour each week at a convenient time for you either online or face to face. We can use hypnotherapy alongside a number of different therapeutic approaches to ensure you get the quickest and best results possible.

3.      Thrive – No more just coping. You’ve overcome all the obstacles in your mind and you have all the tools necessary to ensure that you’re fully equipped to thrive.

Imagine how your life will be when you’re free of your current issue. What does thriving look like for you? How will you feel?

What will you be doing more of? What will you be doing less of? How will your day to day life be different? What will you be able to achieve that you’re currently talking yourself out of?

You may well still be thinking that this all sounds great, but that you just don’t understand hypnotherapy, or that you believe it won’t work for you. That’s ok, most of my clients initially thought that too. I hear you. 

That's why I offer a free chat so that I can get to know more about you and what you’d like to achieve and you can ask any questions you like. It’s also an opportunity for you to tell me about those thoughts that are spinning around in your mind so I can start putting you at ease.

What have you got to lose?, or  perhaps more importantly what have you got to gain?

I’d love the opportunity to work together to help you to live your life to the full.

All you need to do is make an initial contact and I’ll guide you through the rest of the process. Simple. Change really doesn’t need to be hard.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

  • I hold a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH).
  • I have been awarded the Hypnotherapy in Practise Diploma (HPD).
  • I hold the Association for Nutrition Level 5 Advanced Nutrition Diploma.
  • I have been trained in using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi)
  • I am an approved therapist for Anxiety UK

Registrations with awarding bodies

  • NCH - National Council for Hypnotherapy
  • AfSFH - Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
  • CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • I also hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Certificate

What does this mean for you?

The HPD shows that I have completed a Hypnotherapy in Practise Diploma. This is considered to be the gold standard for hypnotherapists. In fact, it is estimated that less than 20% of practising hypnotherapists have this qualification. It takes roughly 120 hours of classroom learning and many hundreds of hours more studying and practising at home. I hope this gives you the confidence to know I have the knowledge to be able to help you, having received some of the very best training possible.

The DSFH shows that I have completed a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. This is a Level 4 qualification which involved me researching and analysing how to use a solution focused approach to help people quickly overcome a variety of problems.  

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) are all professional bodies that I am a member of. Each has its own codes of conducts that I adhere to. You are only allowed to join each association if you hold a recognised qualification and are fully insured. They also stipulate that I must continue to learn and develop as a therapist by attending professional development training courses.

I have attended the Sleep Unlimited CBTi course. I use a combination of hypnotherapy and CBTi to help my clients overcome insomnia so they can sleep well.

I hope this provides you with the confidence to move forward knowing that I am competent and knowledgeable about your area of concern. 

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.

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

Therapies offered

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£95.00 - £550.00
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

4 Burton Close, Fairfield, Stotfold, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 4GP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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