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BA Psych (Hons), PG Cert, DSFH, MAfSFH (REG), MCHNC (REG)

About me

Hi, my name is Joe Forshaw, I am a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.

Online Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses techniques that employ the latest neuro-scientific research and Hypnosis in the form of guided relaxation. This typically produces fast, effective long-lasting results. I have been offering online sessions pre-Pandemic and the research supports the fact that they are as effective as face-to-face therapy sessions.  These sessions are also far more convenient as there is no need to travel and can be held from the comfort of your own home.

Life can always be stressful, but the events of 2020 have seen an enormous increase in the number of people experiencing Stress and Anxiety. The many  problems and issues that can result from Stress and Anxiety can have a disruptive and sometimes devastating effect on our lives.

Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy I can help with issues such as Depression, Addictions, Confidence, Self-Esteem,  OCD,  Phobias, Sleep and many more.

Anxiety can also exacerbate certain physical conditions including IBS and Chronic Pain. Reducing anxiety can help people cope with pain and reduce the symptoms of IBS.

Many therapies can be described as 'Problem Focused'. This means that they focus on the past and the issues brought you to therapy, their focus is on the problem. However, as the name suggests, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy looks to the present and the future rather than the past. You will be encouraged to identify positive solutions, to focus on your future goals and what you would like to achieve. The sessions are designed to be positive and clients report that they find them very relaxing and enjoyable.

The vital start to the process is the initial consultation, this gives the client the time to explore the benefits of the therapy and gives me the chance to explain how I can help. The sessions are conducted professionally, confidentially and in a relaxed environment. A relaxation down load is given at this stage and that helps with confidence and aids in restoring a regular sleeping pattern. It is important the client listens to this each night between sessions to cement the therapeutic work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I studied and qualified with CPHT Clifton Practice which is regarded as the Gold Standard in Hypnotherapy, gaining a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH). I have a BA Hons Degree in Psychology and a Post Grad Cert in Criminology which I gained at Liverpool University.                 

I am  registered with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy  (AfSFH), the Complimentary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) and the National Council for Hypnotherapists (NCH). I am fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services and have an extended DBS check.

It was during my Undergraduate and Post Grad studies that I really developed my interest in Mental Health issues and the impact they can inflict upon on people and society in general.

I have experience working with clients who have suffered Anxiety, Stress, Depression, OCD, Social Anxiety, Work Related Stress, Relationship Issues and Phobias.

Member organisations


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.


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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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.

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Prior to the Initial Consultation I can offer a free 15-20 minute phone call to explain the process and answer any questions you may have.

Initial Consultation £30

Hypnotherapy Sessions £60  (1 Hour approx.)

When I work

I have appointment times available Weekdays and Evenings up to Eight O'clock.

I have availability at Weekends, however the times can vary. Please contact me for details.

Halewood, Liverpool, Merseyside, L26

Type of session


Key details

I am currently conducting all sessions Online via Zoom.