Dr Keith Hearne (BSc MSc PhD) Psychologist, hypnotherapist
I am the Principal of the European College of Hypnotherapy, have trained many practitioners over some 20 years, and introduced several new techniques into hypnotherapy. Simultaneously, I have practised hypnotherapy during that period, dealing with clients with varied – sometimes quite difficult – conditions. To me, it is spiritually very rewarding to help people overcome issues in their journey through life.
Difficult cases welcomed! Especially those anxieties.
'He's good. He's very good!'
Known as the ‘father of lucid dream research’, I conducted the world's first sleep-laboratory research into 'lucid' dreams (in which the dreamer becomes fully aware of being in a dream) for my doctorate - completed at Liverpool University. In the course of that research I invented the first 'dream machine', on permanent display in the London Science Museum. The date of that discovery (12th April) has now become Lucid Dreaming Day throughout the world. (See www.keithhearne.com for further details).
Training, qualifications & experience
Graduated from the Psychology Department of Reading University (BSc)
Completed Master’s Degree (MSc) in Psychology at Hull University
Attained Doctorate in Psychology (PhD) at Liverpool University
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for MRC
Inspector for the BAC (British Accreditation Council)
On the Advisory Board of the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register)
On the Advisory Board of the IAH (Irish Association of Hypno-analysts)
Registered as a hypnotherapist and qualified trainer with the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council)
Over 20 years' experience as a hypnotherapist and trainer
Lecturer in hypnotherapy
(Plus many TV appearances)
Registered / Accredited
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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Attention and memory
- Compatibility testing for couples
- Creativity enhancement
- Dream interpretation
- Driving test nerves
- Fear of flying
- Finding lost objects
- Hair problems
- Menopausal issues
- Obsessions / compulsions
- Panic attacks
- Past life therapy
- Post traumatic stress
- Psychological infertility
- Psychosomatic illness
- Public speaking nerves
- Relationship problems
- Self hypnosis
- Sexual problems
- Skin disorders
- Sleep problems
- Sleep paralysis
- Sleep walking
- Spirit release
- Travel (motion) sickness
- Work problems
Fees: £120 for 1 hour, £160 for 2 hours. Stopping smoking (one session): £200
Have hypnotherapy by a real professional expert.
Difficult cases welcome! Especially those anxieties. fears & panic attacks..
I have authored or co-authored seven books to date: (Also, scores of scientific papers and articles):
Hearne, K. (1989) Visions of the Future. Aquarian Press.
Hearne, K. (1990) The Dream Machine. Aquarian Press.
Melbourne, D. & Hearne, K. (1997) Dream Interpretation - the Secret. Blandford.
Melbourne, D. & Hearne, K. (2002) The Dream Oracle. Foulsham Publishers.
Melbourne, D. & Hearne, K. (1999) The Meaning of Your Dreams.
Hearne, K. & Melbourne, D. (2001) Understanding dreams. New Holland Press.
Hearne, K. Encounters with the cyber-commentariat, in The Case for the Jordan Codices by Barker, M.,