Dr Keith Hearne

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(BSc MSc PhD) Psychologist, hypnotherapist
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Virginia Water GU25 & Richmond (Very Close To Station) TW9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

  • Attention and memory
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Compatibility testing for couples
  • Creativity enhancement
  • Dream interpretation
  • Driving test nerves
  • Embarrassment
  • Fear of flying
  • Finding lost objects
  • Hair problems
  • Home-sickness
  • Insomnia
  • Laziness
  • Menopausal issues
  • Nightmares
  • Obsessions / compulsions
  • Pain
  • Panic attacks
  • Past life therapy
  • Phobias
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Psychological infertility
  • Psychosomatic illness
  • Public speaking nerves
  • Relationship problems
  • Self hypnosis
  • Sexual problems
  • Shyness
  • Skin disorders
  • Sleep problems
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Sleep walking
  • Snoring
  • Spirit release
  • Travel (motion) sickness
  • Traumas
  • Vulvodynia
  • Work problems


Additional information

Fees: £120 for 1  hour, £180 for 2 hours.   Stopping smoking (one session): £200

Have hypnotherapy by a real professional expert.

Difficult cases welcome!    Especially those anxieties. fears & panic attacks..

When I work

Fairly flexible

Further information

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.
Blandford Press.     
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.,

Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25

Richmond (Very Close To Station), Surrey, TW9

Type of session

In person
Dr Keith Hearne
Dr Keith Hearne