Dr John Barry

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Chartered Psychologist, AFBPsS, PhD, MSc, DHyp, BA
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Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Practicing clinical hypnosis since 1999, I specialise in stress management (e.g. reducing anxiety and panic attacks), helping people quit smoking (in one session), phobias (e.g. public speaking), relationship problems, and anger management.

I have written textbooks on mental health, and had around 70 academic papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals on women's mental health (polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS) and men's mental health. 

Sessions are conducted in a safe, friendly and confidential environment. After your free initial consultation, in which we talk about how best to help with your issue, you can decide whether to go ahead with the treatment plan, and usually relatively few sessions are required to achieve lasting successful results. 

I am a member of the British Psychological Society and the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis. Besides my clinical work I am also an honorary lecturer in Psychology at University College London (UCL).

I have a PhD in Psychology, am a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

(Please note that my central London clinic closed due to the covid lockdowns, and has yet to reopen).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PhD Psychology, City University London, Oct 2011

  • MSc Health Psychology, University of Westminster, June 2004

  • Clinical Hypnosis Diploma, Psychotherapy & Hypnosis Training Association, London, Dec 1999

  • Clinical Hypnosis Certificate, London College of Clinical Hypnosis, June 1999

  • BA Social Psychology, University of Sussex, July 1998

  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling (Cruse), June 1998

  • Pre-diploma in Counselling, University of Sussex, Nov 1997


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

Specialist knowledge of men's mental health.


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Reduced fee available for students and unemployed.
  • Reduced rate for block bookings (blocks of 6 sessions)

When I work

Daytime, Evening, Weekends

Further information

I specialise in:

  • Stress management
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Smoking
  • Phobias (e.g. fear of flying)
  • Women's health (especially Polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS)
  • Men's mental health

Kempson Way, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32

Type of session

In person