Margaret Houghton

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HDIP GHR GQHP Free Consultation
Available for new clients
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Southport PR8 & Preston PR4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

FREE initial consultation (for me to understand your problem and for you to ask any questions you may have) normally over the phone.

I offer one to one appointments. Or if you prefer an appointment via Facetime the effectiveness of hypnotherapy will be just as great as if you had visited my clinic.

I am here to help you to make change in your life. My approach is simple, friendly confidential and very effective.

I am highly qualified with many years experience, and have registration with  GHR, and GQHP. It gives me great pleasure to see the fantastic results that my clients achieve using the knowledge I have acquired, including new cutting edge techniques.

The majority of my clients come to see me as a recommendation from my many satisfied clients.

I help you make the changes you desire in as few sessions as possible. Often, only 1-3 sessions are required.

Do you want to change your life so you live a happier and healthier life? Do you want more success in your life? I can help you.


Anxiety, stress, and panic

I have received many wonderful testimonials from clients I have helped overcome these problems. You will receive a recording to use at home on your first session.

Weight management

Many clients who come to me for weight loss now choose to have 'the virtual gastric band'. I use the Hypno-Band gastric band system. This system is tried and tested and is used by practitioners all over the world. You will receive three recordings for use at home. As a Hypno-Band practitioner, I am fully licensed.

Sugar addiction

If you crave sweet things and are unable to resist them, it is possible that you are addicted to sugar. I offer a three-session program and a recording for home use to help you overcome your sugar habit.

Cut down alcohol

I also offer a three-session program and a recording for home use to help you cut down on your alcohol intake, and understand your mind programming on your alcohol consumption.

I also use Hypno-Slim very successfully for clients who wish to lose weight but do not wish to have the virtual gastric band.

Quit smoking in 90 minutes

Normally, only one session is required  (it is extremely rare for a client to ask for a second session) for you to become a happy non-smoker.
I receive many testimonials from happy ex-smoking clients, and I am often told that "I never wanted another cigarette". 

Do you have a fear of flying?

I have helped many people to overcome this fear, and I can help you travel to places you would never have visited before.

Confidence and public speaking.

Hypnotherapy can help you to become the confident person you have always wanted to be. I have helped many people become excellent public speakers!

Past life Regression
I offer a past life regression session for the curious. Would you like to find out who you were in the past? I love doing these sessions, it can reveal some very interesting insights. 

Get in touch...

It costs nothing to call me for a chat about your problem. I welcome you to call or text me on 07752 710 329, or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in advanced hypnotherapy
  • NLP master practitioner
  • Cognitive behaviour therapist
  • IBS certificate
  • NSCI practitioner
  • Smoking cessation specialist
  • GHR GQHP registered
  • Certified weight-management coach
  • Licensed hypno-band practitioner
  • Educational performance practitioner
  • Past life therapist
  • Motivation coach
  • Life coach.

I attend many training sessions that do not give a qualification, but all of them add considerably to the therapy that I offer. This helps me keep ahead of my field and ensures that my clients get a first class service.

Before qualifying as a hypnotherapist, I worked for many years as a driving instructor, and on many occasions I used positive visualisations and calming, relaxing hypnotic techniques with my clients in order to help them overcome test and driving nerves. I found this very successful, leading to an extremely high pass rate. This success led me to study hypnotherapy and alternative therapies. I have now been working as a therapist since 2004, and in that time I have helped many clients to make the change that they desired. This has resulted in receiving many testimonials and referrals from my clients - you can read some of these here.


Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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 (GHR)

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

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

  • Interview techniques
  • Nail biting
  • Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling)
  • Interview nerves
  • Sports performance
  • Sugar cravings
  • Social anxiety
  • Loss
  • Study concentration
  • Hypno-band
  • Hypno-slim
  • Educational performance
  • Alcohol reduction

Sports performance

Q. Do you want to be the best?
Q. Have you ever considered what all the top sports people do to become the best?

A. They use Hypnotherapy/NLP and coaching.

Golf and the Yips

Win the mind game by using hypnotic/NLP techniques.

Use coaching

Our time together will inspire you, it will challenge you, and it will motivate you. Get rapid results!

  • Motivation coaching
  • Performance coaching
  • Life coaching
  • Career change.


£70.00 - £300.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

FREE Initial consultation. This is normally over the telephone but if desired can be an in clinic consultation.

This gives me the opportunity to fully understand your reason for wanting change. I will be able to inform you how I can help you. This appointment also gives you the opportunity to voice any concerns or worries that you may have or to ask any questions about the treatment I offer.

   Most sessions are £70.00 per session, 50-65 minutes this includes:

    Anxiety  Panic  Confidence  Fears  Weight management  Change etc.

If you cannot see your problem please ask - I may be able to help you.

Gastric band hypnotherapy for four sessions - £300.00; this includes 3 CD recordings.

Smoking cessation - £170.00

Weight management - £70.00 first session, up to 90 minutes

Sugar Addiction - three sessions £210.00

Alcohol Reduction - three sessions £210.00

Past life regression - £70.00

Follow up sessions -£70.00, 50 - 60 minutes

Coaching - £35.00 per half-hour, £55.00 per hour

When I work

Monday 9.00am - 8.00pm Tuesday 9.00am - 8.00pm Wednesday 9.00am - 8.00pm Thursday. 9.00am - 8.00 Friday. 9.00am - 7.00 pm 

Further information

Please enquire if you require a home visit.

Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8

Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Margaret Houghton
Margaret Houghton