My name is Ian Surman and I am a professionally trained clinical hypnotherapist with a private practise in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire. I have a friendly, patient, empathic and attentive manner and aim to help you to achieve your goals in a way that acknowledges your individuality, your experiences and the way that you see the world.
I variously use hypno-behavioural; hypno-cognitive behavioural; hypno-analytical; client centred and Eriksonian approaches, in conjunction with direct and indirect suggestions, parts therapies, metaphorical approaches and other relevant techniques, to bring about the positive changes that you seek. Wherever possible, I match techniques to your requirements, preferences and prior experiences.
I received my training in evidence-based hypnotherapy at the highly regarded London College of Clinical Hypnosis, where I specialised in the treatment of anxiety and bodily focussed repetitive behaviours, such as nail-biting. I now specialise in helping people to stop smoking, and offer professional and effective treatment for a wide range of other issues and conditions
If you would like to discuss how I can help you to achieve your goals, you can contact me to arrange a free, face-to-face consultation in the tranquil and comfortable surroundings of Drayton Cottage, in Fenny Drayton; or if you prefer, you can arrange a free, initial telephone consultation.
I would be delighted to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGCert Clin Hyp (distinction)
- MSc Psychology
- BSc Sociology
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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.
- Free, initial consultation (face-to-face or by telephone).
- Hourly session rate: £60.00.
- A 1.5 hour complete treatment for smoking costs £120.00.
When I work
I am open between the hours of 8.00 am and 9.00 pm, Monday to Friday, and 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturdays.