John Gotelee

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Newbury, Berks, RG14 2BA
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About me

8 years in a row I have been independently rated as one of the 3 best rated hypnotherapists in Newbury but that is enough about me for the moment because  this is about you. You are reading this because you or a friend/loved one has a problem.

Unlike the NHS I do not have long waiting times. I am also here for those who dont want to talk about things because they are either fed up with telling strangers their life history which can lead to reliving times that they would rather not remember.

Problems and their symptoms all come from somewhere. They have roots, and those roots will almost certainly go way back in time possibly to your childhood. Those roots will not be known to your conscious mind, which it is why the problem is inside you, out of control and you don't know how to fix it.  If you did you wouldn't be reading this. These subconscious problems are what I deal with.  Whilst the problem can lie in serious and nasty events in our childhood. Most of the time when the root of the problem is identified people are amazed that something so mundane could cause years of suffering with conditions like Anxiety.  However when that event occurred you didn't have the experience or knowledge to understand it, or the feelings and emotions that it is now causing. A memory is locked in time and your subconscious is trying to protect you but only has the resources that were available to it at the time.

Take the anxiety out of therapy? Not all hypnotherapy is the same. You may, for instance, see people call themselves a "Cognitive Hypnotherapist" or a "Regression Therapist" Whilst I have been trained in several disciplines I believe that any past traumas you have had should not be relived again. I work most of the time in a way called "Content Free".

What is Content Free Therapy?

Content Free Therapy has a specific definition. It is a way of working to resolve your issues without the need for a detailed knowledge of the issue. You do not even have to tell me what the issue is or how you believe it started. In actual fact it can be my advantage if you do not tell me your version of events – because anything which you say is already run through your cognitive (conscious) filters. These filters include opinion, bias, pride, ego, embarrassment and even false memory. So anything you tell me, is to a greater or lesser extent a distortion of actual or perceived events. If I then commence a course of remedial work based on these distortions it is likely to lead to a possible negative outcome for you the client and a frustrating outcome for me the therapist. The most likely thing that will happen is you will talk about the trigger and not the cause of the problem simply because the cause doesnt come to conscious awareness.
As such, bypassing these cognitive influences and dealing with the root-cause, held in the sub-conscious mind frees the client from the issue through simply releasing what the deeper mind is holding on to.
So Content Free is NOT 'change work'. I am NOT trying to modify a
behaviour. Modifying behaviours is at best a short term remedy. With the real problem still implanted in the deeper mind, either the initial presenting issue will return or a new issue will in time replace it.
We call the return of an issue (or new issue) a “Client roll-back”. This is where you revert to your previous anxious self, for example, as the real driving force behind the anxiety has not been removed.
Content Free Therapy does not require the use of 'coping strategies' as part of the therapy model. Coping strategies are dealing with symptoms not causes. (A symptom is the conscious issue the client has, for example the fear or phobia, anxiety or depression)

Summary of Content Free approach:
Zero client re-traumatisation
No need for the therapist to know the root issue
Works for any issue which has the basis in something the deeper mind is holding
Brings permanent resolution of symptoms
No client roll-backs                                                                                                        It is a non-invasive and painless therapy.
It can be used to address a wide range of issues.
It is a safe and effective form of therapy.
It can be a quick and effective way to resolve problems.
It can help people to develop a more positive outlook on life.                                 No need to talk about and re-live past traumatic events.

This means that I work with your subconscious to alleviate subconscious problems. A subconscious or unconscious problem is one that is inside you, out of control and you don't know how to fix it. If you could fix it cognitively you would just do it and not be reading this. However, the roots of these problems are not coming up to your conscious awareness, which means one has to work with the subconscious to alleviate the problem. The good news is that this can be done with virtually no participation on your part. You just sit and relax while I do my stuff.

In a content-free hypnotherapy session, the therapist will guide the client into a state of comfort and focus. Once you are in a hypnotic state, I will use  suggestions and metaphors to access your subconscious mind. These suggestions are designed to help your subconscious identify and release the root cause of your problem.

This form of hypnotherapy can be used to address a wide range of issues, including:

Pain management
Habit change
Performance enhancement

It is a safe and effective form of therapy that can be helpful for people of all ages. If you are considering hypnotherapy, it is important to find a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist.

I am dedicated to removing your pain (both emotional and physical) and any other issues such as Anxiety, Smoking, Weight Loss and some of the nastier side effects of Menopause and Perimenopause

Your problems are yours to carry. But they are also yours to put down. I can help. Whatever problem or issue you’re facing in life if you are ready to take back the life you truly deserve, give me a call on 07793497963. Make that call the first step towards a better future.

What kind of problems can hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy is best used for an unconscious problem, which is where you have a problem that is out of control. It is inside you and you don't know how to stop it

Content Free Blueprint Hypnotherapy for Anxiety, Depression Relationship problems and Stress (see also my articles below)

I believe that inside everyone on the planet is a clean, unbroken version, literally a Blueprint. That's the version before life got in the way and distorted the picture with the different problems we encounter.

By releasing the negatives which are held in the mind we bring about trans-formative and lasting change for our clients in a few sessions.

The 'Content Free' method means the levers of the sub-conscious mind are used to do all of the work without the client having to re-live anything negative.

Most complaints that we deal with have a root in Stress or Anxiety in some way or another. Modern-day living is full of stress. The good news is that hypnosis can be beneficial here. If you have failed consciously to rationalise a problem then you can be pretty sure it is an unconscious problem. Hypnosis deals with the unconscious mind and is like the antivirus on your computer. Stress is an area in which deep relaxation techniques are useful. I teach you these in the first session so you can use them at home.

"Content free" just means that the therapist doesn't specify anything in the therapy. Very often people will have preconceived ideas of where their problem came from. However, if you knew the root of the problem you would have fixed it consciously or with help from counselling or CBT. In reality, what you think is the cause, is often the trigger but not the source. This may be way back in time and sometimes an event which is not even related to the trigger

Hypnosis can close the wounds opened by counselling and CBT

Content free hypnotherapy is especially good for people with Anxiety or Depression who have perhaps had CBT or counselling and found it ineffective. Maybe you don't like talking about things, especially the bad things that have happened to you. You don't want to relive them over and over again. With content free hypnotherapy you don't even need to tell me why you have come for an appointment. If your problem is inside you, out of control and you don't know how to stop it, then it is an unconscious problem and so you are not consciously aware of the source of the problem. Talking about it is unlikely to help. Content free hypnotherapy gets the unconscious mind to seek out and rectify the problem by going back to the original blueprint of your mind. Just the same as an engineer does when he has a problem with a piece of machinery.

Relationship Recovery

Are you trying to move on from a relationship? Do you find yourself held back and unable to get things out of your head? Leaving any relationship can cause pain and so my relationship recovery program is tailor-made for such breakups. It is an average of 3 sessions on a buy 2 get 3rd half price basis so that is 3 full sessions for just £200

Weight Management

I do individual sessions and also run group sessions. If you want to lose weight then history has shown us that diets alone do not work. This is because not only do you need good nutritional advice but you need also to get your "brain" on your side. It is your brain that tells you that you are hungry and decides whether you walk past the McDonalds shop or go inside.


I do a single stop smoking session with free backups if they are ever needed. The idea is you come in a smoker and go out about an hour later a non-smoker. 

Chronic Pain

Many people are unaware of how good hypnosis is for pain relief. Throughout history, hypnosis has often been the only anaesthetic for operations. If you have long-standing pain that is not protecting you in any way I may be able to take it away for you.

Other areas of my work

Those above are the main day to day things I work with but I can also do many other things including Phobias, Past Life Regression, meet your spirit guides, Psychosomatic problems and addictions

How can hypnotherapy work for you?

Hypnotherapy can change unconscious patterns in the mind. An unconscious pattern is where something triggers off a reaction that leads to something uncomfortable for you mentally or physically. For example, Hard day at work or with family and you seek comfort in food even though you know it is making you fatter. Some people light a cigarette or even turn to drink. An unconscious problem is one that is inside you, it is out of control and you don't know how to stop it. Hypnosis can break those patterns and change them for a better result very quickly. Much (but not all) of my work is done in just one session because that is often all it takes to change someone with genuine hypnosis. Problems are just patterns of thought that started quickly and so there is no reason why they can't end quickly. Call me now for a free chat 07793497963.

Why Me?

I have experienced the power of hypnosis first hand for 4 different problems in my life. 1) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 2) I stopped Smoking with hypnosis 30 yrs ago 3) Chronic back pain and 4) Fear of flying.
My training is also probably pretty unique. I originally trained as a conventional hypnotherapist in the late 90s but often found the therapy slow and only semi-effective. I was always jealous of the stage hypnotists who could put a person into hypnosis in seconds so I did stage hypnosis training. I have also done street hypnosis. This has given me the best of both worlds and I have since found that I have so much more time to do therapy, that the number of sessions and cost to you is greatly reduced
I have also trained in the Swan Protocol with the master himself, Bob Burns. This is a method of direct communication with the subconscious and can give amazing results very quickly.

I have also added Mesmerism to my practice. Mesmerism is the therapy that spawned hypnosis. It is very powerful for some conditions and is largely non verbal as it is a form of energy healing and often produces a much deeper trance.

Hypnosis  The art of using the human capability to imagine, create and alter our experience guided by the suggestion of the Hypnotist, Basically you are in a state where your subconscious is dominant. You do not have to be relaxed with your eyes shut. You can be hypnotised almost anywhere.

Hypnosis may also be used to enhance, focus and exacerbate not only our interpretation of our sensory input and our creative response, but also to accelerate and increase our innovation and innate mental skills, traits and talents.

Hypnotherapy Is using the potential that the hypnotist sees to solve the problem the therapist finds. However much of what is labelled as hypnotherapy I find is little more than being put in a relaxed state and then applying some psychotherapy. Much "hypnotherapy Training" actually focuses very little on hypnosis. Over the years I have learnt to utilise and test for a hypnotic response so that I know my clients are experiencing hypnosis.

What is it like?

Although most of us will have problems at some time or other I find that few people know how beneficial hypnosis can be. Inside our minds, we have tremendous resources to help us do the things we want and be the person we want to be.
We all have daydreams, these are often very powerful but ineffective because they lack structure. Hypnosis is like a structured daydream that guides you in finding solutions for your problems. Over the years I have realised that everyone is different and while some will respond to one form of Hypnotherapy others will respond to another form. This has led me to train with many very different styles of Hypnosis so that I can tailor a solution to fit an individual. I have found also that this approach means I can help people quickly and cost-effectively because fewer sessions are needed

Some genuine comments I have received but most of my reviews can be found by googling newbury hypnotherapy reviews.
I have had hypnotherapy twice before over the last 20 years which did not improve my life long phobia at all, in fact, made me feel dizzy and very uncomfortable. So with a very sceptical attitude, I have tried a hypnotherapy session with John Gotelee. His attitude is relaxed, uncomplicated and a feeling of ease and understanding. My eyes were open all the time and I seemed to be fully aware of the procedure - however, what was achieved was extremely beneficial and positive. Much to my amazement I responded well in the session and came out feeling incredibly chilled and able to try to face my phobia on the way home. I was able to face my fear for a short while which I have never been able to do for years. Please give John a try - it seems to work - don't quite know how, but just go with it and as a complete disbeliever due to my 2 past experiences I truly was surprised at the result. It is a work in progress but I certainly feel positive that with the tools I have been given I can crack a life long fear,(C.G Belamadena)

I would just like to thank you for your wonderful help. I know it is early days but I have not had a cigarette even on a night out so thank you again for giving me my lungs back   (M.A. Slough)

I had a 30 year Diet Coke addiction and on a whim tried a session, and it worked. I honestly never thought I could go a day without Diet Coke and it has been 6 weeks. It is obvious John wants to help people and would strongly recommend him. (K.V West Berks)

Hi John

I'm just wanting to thank you for my past regression experience. one word..... WOW!!!!! What an experience that was. Would love to delve deeper in it all. maybe with your guidance and hypnosis I could accomplish this. many thanks once again for an amazing experience. (V.M Newbury)

Alex wrote:
Thank you so much!!!!


It's now nearly 7 months since you helped me stop smoking. I have now not smoked a cigarette since 10.30 am on May 11th. Absolutely incredible!!!! The first couple of weeks were "interesting" (mainly because I was conscious that I was not smoking), but now I am an absolute non-smoker. I have no issues spending time with smokers. The smell of smoke doesn't concern me. It's just incredible!!!! I travel a lot for work and long haul flights are now a pleasure; there's no stress, no worrying about where I can get my next fag, no desperate rush to be through customs!!!

Since May 11th, I've not smoked 4,367 cigarettes and the money I've saved pays for a personal trainer every week!

Best of all, I think I've encouraged about half a dozen of the other locals in our village pub to give up – they're all doing fantastically!!!!!

Again, thank you. I'm now fitter, healthier and a much more positive person!!!


Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy.
Diploma in Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy.
Diploma in Complete Mind Therapy
Member of General Hypnotherapy Register.
Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.
Certificated in "The Blueprint"
Swan Protocol Practitioner
STEPS practitioner ( Subconscious Therapeutic Elimination of Pain Signals and Symptoms)  Diploma in Mesmerism
Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy                                                                           Certificate in Menopause hypnotherapy

I have only listed above what I feel is relevant to my practice.
I have been trained by some wonderful therapists plus some stage and street hypnotists. Whilst I do not practice stage hypnosis I have found that some elements give me a real advantage. Stage hypnotist's induce hypnosis far quicker than most therapists which leaves more time to deal with your problems in fewer sessions, thereby saving you money.

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


Physical pain is just an outward message from the brain. many people suffer with chronic pain for years. Conditions such as fibromyalgia can be greatly helped by hypnosis. Any long term pain is likely to be helped


If you think you may have had a past life then why not do a past life regression with me and see what happens. You may also believe your problems today come from a past life and want to try and resolve those issues. Whatever the reason the cost is only £40.00 or £30.00 if you agree to let me use a video for promotional purposes.


Marriage can be a very stressful time for both parties. The bride has to look her best, she may need to shed a pound or two to fit the dress perfectly. Speeches have to be made. Sometimes both sides relatives don't get on. there are lots of ways stress can tarnish what is meant to be the best day of your life. I offer a complete wedding de-stress package for bride and groom combined for £ 250.00. This will not stop things going wrong but will help you take anything in your stride.

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fees are less expensive than many other therapists because I own my therapy room next to my home. This means I have no rent to pay and free parking.

£80.00 per session (sessions are not limited to one hour like a lot of other therapists. I dont clock watch  and so sessions may be up to two hours.)
One session Smoking Cessation Standard £150 Silver £250. and Gold £500. Ask for details.

I do also do packages for multiple sessions. See my website for details.

Clucking like a chicken or other silly uses of hypnosis costs more than usual therapy. Please contact me for a quote. If this is really what you want.

Free sessions: I want people to be able to enjoy the benefits of hypnotherapy and appreciate not everyone can afford the fees.

If you genuinely cannot afford my fees then please ring me and tell me what you can afford and I will go out of my way to help you even to the extent of free sessions.

When I work

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I can make appointments from 9am to 8pm 7 days a week to suit clients needs. I am also happy to see clients in their own home.

Further information

If you would like information or would like to discuss your needs, please feel free to get in touch.

You can call me, John Gotelee on 07793497963 or email

or you can contact me through my website

Kelso, London Rd, Newbury, Berks, RG14 2BA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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My office is on ground level but you would need to go upstairs to access the toilet. If this is a problem I can visit you in your home at no additional cost in a 15 mile radius

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