About me

My mantra has always been “Once you have the start, the rest is inevitable”. So if you’re here reading this, it means you have already made the start. So why don’t we complete your journey together? There is only one “you”, so why not be the best “you” you can be?

So what brings you here?

For some people, hypnotherapy is a last resort – something to try when all else has failed. Others find they have a good idea of what is troubling them but the thought of being placed under scrutiny to explain it is overwhelming. Some people have lived with their issues for so long they simply put up with them.

We’re living in extraordinary times. Tasks that used to be routine and mundane are now difficult and challenging. We can all see how stretched our hard-working doctors and nurses are and a lot of us are choosing to live with our difficulties rather than bother our own GP. Hypnotherapy is an effective alternative treatment, empowering you to take control and regain some much-needed self-care.

What is your challenge?

In order to protect those around us we have had to completely change our way of living, but for a lot of people, this comes at the cost of rising anxiety and stress. Or what used to be a minor phobia has developed into something a little more problematic. Stress and anxiety are currently the number one mental health issue we are all facing at the moment.

Anxiety – that awful feeling of deep dread inside your gut, making you feel like you’re almost existing outside of your own body. You constantly feel sick, you’re unable to concentrate, and things that you used to enjoy no longer bring you happiness. Maybe sleeping doesn’t come as easily as it once did?

Stress – that feeling of being completely overwhelmed and almost spinning out of control. It takes away your motivation, which makes it difficult for you to keep on top of things. You find yourself putting off important tasks. For some people, this is just the tip of the iceberg with these feelings playing on their mind all the time creating an almost dominating presence. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.

A safe environment

So let’s see how I can change that for you. My way of working is to create a safe environment that is relaxed, friendly and easy-going.

We’ll have a chat and discuss what is bothering you and see where we can make changes to make things better.

Hypnotherapy is a bit like guided meditation but is more structured with a specific goal in mind. You will be guided through a series of suggestions that help you to either change the way you deal with a specific issue or how you perceive it.

These subtle shifts in perspective are what can bring about positive life-altering results. It is a very relaxing and therapeutic experience.

So whether you need help getting your anxiety or stress more under control, an extra confidence boost for that important job interview, or you need help shifting those extra post-lockdown pounds, I can help you – scroll down to see all the areas of hypnotherapy I can help you with.

Some recent clients I have seen include:

  • Shedding their fear of dogs (an intense fear carried since childhood).
  • Reduce their fear of public speaking (something that would cause so much nervousness it would cause them to vomit!)
  • Quitting smoking, along with losing some weight and overcoming sleep issues. (See their testimonial below)
                    “I did some hypnotherapy with John to both stop smoking and help to stop overeating. Both have helped me massively and not to mention the overwhelming feeling of relaxation during sessions and beyond. I still think of his voice and the journey he took me on during the sessions to put me to hypno sleep, to get me relaxed and to sleep on a night. Would definitely recommend, very professional.” – L

It’s so heartwarming for me to know I’ve been able to help and make a difference in people’s lives. And I’d love to help you!

So, what comes next? Your first step is to get in touch to arrange a free consultation, to discuss the areas you feel you need to change. During this consultation, we’ll come up with an action plan on how we can get you there.

Currently, consultations are carried out over video calling. Hypnotherapy sessions can also be carried out via video calling or face-to-face in a relaxing (and Covid secure) treatment room in sunny Darlington.

So, you’ve made it to the end of this page. So why not go that little bit further and get in touch. Be the best “you” you can be!

Stay safe and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert Hyp CS)

Nutrition & Health Level 2

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

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.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The initial consultation is free of charge.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I'm very flexible and in most instances I can work around what times works for you.

Further information

Hypnotherapy sessions are charged at £40 with each session lasting around 35 to 45 minutes.


Bishop Auckland

Type of session

In person


John Williams

John Williams