John Shallcroft MSc FinstLM HPD

John Shallcroft MSc FinstLM HPD

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Inspiring Health
17 Fish Strand Hill
TR11 3BD


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About me

If I could give more than five stars then I would. I've been seeing John for anxiety and unstable mood and it's honestly the best decision I've ever made. The sessions have completely changed my life. John is so understanding and makes you feel so at ease, and I started to notice a difference even after the first couple of sessions. If someone had told me six months ago that I'd be this much better in such a short space of time I would have thought it was impossible, but I really am! I'm a newer, happier me now, so thank you so much John. - Jane C - Falmouth

A fully qualified, accredited and insured clinical hypnotherapist and personal performance coach, my life experience allows me to work closely with clients to find a tailored solution which works for them.

A resident of Falmouth in Cornwall, I spent over 30 years as an Officer in the Royal Navy, which provided me with considerable experience of handling varied and unusual issues and complaints. Building on this experience, I have more than 25 years of personal development experience working within both the public and private sectors. Fully insured and DBS checked, my professional integrity is something I’m very proud of.

My clients describe me as an experienced, understanding effective personal development coach and clinical hypnotherapist.

I get to the heart of the problem quickly in order to achieve the most beneficial and lasting results for you.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a relaxing and very effective psychotherapeutic technique in which we utilize the natural trance phenomenon to help people make significant changes in their lives.

It is considered the most effective psychotherapeutic tool available for breaking negative states such as depression and anxiety.

You will be familiar with trance, you go in and out of it naturally many times each day when for example out walking, driving or watching the television. The amazing thing about trance is, although it may feel as if you have switched off, your brain is actually working four times harder than usual to process information and come up with solutions. Trance heightens our awareness and concentration, and during this time you are more susceptible to suggestion.

In therapy sessions, I harness the power of trance to, break the negative states of anxiety and depression, and move you towards your goals.

I use Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy. This technique is future orientated, and therefore I focus on where you are now and what you want to achieve, rather than analyzing the past. This is different from many other types of therapy. I can’t change the past and whilst I respect things that have happened in the past I will focus our attention on where you want to be. It is now widely recognized that going over past events is not helpful in moving forward.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the latest neuro-scientific research and has a wealth of empirical evidence confirming its effectiveness.

During the initial consultation, I will gather information from you about your current circumstances and how you would like to move forward. I will explain how the brain works, based on the latest brain-based research, and why it is we can suffer in the way that we do from anxiety disorders, depression, fears and phobias, OCD, and so on.

I will then show you how we will get back on top of things by bringing out the very best in you and putting you back in control of your life.

Therapy sessions are fun and going on the couch and into trance is a wonderful relaxing experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a leading body in management and leadership studies, and have achieved coaching accreditation from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, who develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe. I also hold memberships of the Association of Neuro Linguistic Programmers and the Association for Coaching.

An accredited practitioner of the popular and widely used Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator, which is well respected in the world of business, I also use the FIRO tool to aid with conflict resolution. Having trained with John Grinder, the co-founder of neurolinguistic programming, I am well placed to provide NLP training.

Holding a diploma in Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapy allowed me to register with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH), The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and The National Board for Modern Psychotherapy (NBMP), meaning that I abide by strict codes of conduct and ethical standards.

This led me to gain a Masters Degree from Cranfield University, which specialises in science, engineering, technology and management, while completing coaching courses with ILM and CMI which furthered EMCC accreditation. Closer to home, I have studied at the world leading Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Centre in Plymouth, achieving the gold standard in modern therapeutic techniques.

Ensuring that my skills remain up to date through ongoing training and supervision is important to me, and I am currently studying for an Advanced Diploma for Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapy as well as gaining EMCC accredited Supervisor status.

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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Initial Consultation – £40 (includes free CD and Usb stick)

Follow up sessions (50 Minutes) - £60

Fears and Phobias –– Initial consultation + 3 further sessions - £60 per session

Stop Smoking - £150 - One session, 1 ½ -2 Hours.

Sessions can be face to face or via Skype / Facetime

Home visits will be subject to a surcharge

Ring 01326 352535 to book

I offer 10% discount to all Members of the Armed Forces (Past of Present) and Member of the NHS.

General Conditions


In order to ensure continued best practice, I receive regular supervision of my work with clients. During supervision it may be necessary to review your progress but any reference that could allow you to be identified is removed and each client is referenced by a number only. Everything you say will naturally be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Cancellation Policy

My cancellation policy requires 24 hours’ notice of cancellation via telephone, text or email. I reserve the right to charge the full fee if 24 hours’ notice is not given.

Arriving Late for an Appointment

If you are running late, please let me know as soon as possible. I will do my best to make a full session available, but this often depends on appointments subsequent to your booking and so cannot be guaranteed.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Specific Conditions.


This site does not provide medical advice. Consult with your Doctor on all medical issues regarding your condition and its treatment. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is not a substitute for a medical examination, nor does it replace the need for services provided by medical professional.

Always seek the advice of your medical professional before making any changes to your treatment. I am a solution focused therapist and the material in this website represents the latest understanding of hypnosis Any medical questions should be directed to your personal doctor.

Expectations of therapy: Each individual responds differently so I do my best to align you with the style of therapy that I feel your personality type will best benefit from. There are no guarantees that any of these courses of action will solve your issues. It is my intention to help you to help yourself, by facilitating a deep awareness of what is actually troubling you and helping you to empower yourself to make the appropriate changes. I will make no promises that I can help you, however, I can promise to do my best to help you. There will be homework I ask you to do, reading, listening to audio recordings and some written work, it is up to you if you undertake these tasks, however, I believe them to be a positive aspect to the change work.

In my experience a hypnotic approach has a multitude of beneficial effects; however, hypnosis isn’t a substitute for proper medical attention. The material and merchandise made available on this website aren’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or protect against any disease or illness. When dealing with physical and/or mental illness or disease, always seek the advice of a qualified doctor.

Hypnotherapy downloads are not recommended for persons experiencing mental disorders or illness.

Never ever focus on hypnosis tracks whilst driving a car or running equipment. While paying attention to self-hypnosis recordings, select an environment that is calm as well as safe.

Sessions can be face to face or via Skype / Facetime


Further information

I work in closely with with the Inspiring Health Clinic Falmouth

See for further details of the clinic and other therapies

Falmouth, TR11 3BD

Type of session

Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Nil


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I see a maximum of 5 clients per week to ensure you get a tailored one to one service. I have appointments on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6pm