Mark Witter MA PhD DHP
A highly qualified and experienced hypno-psychotherapist, creating a safe, compassionate and professional environment to confidentially support your healing and personal development.
During the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency, I am offering consultations via online video link supported with personalised mp3 recordings.
As one of my clients, your happiness, well-being and success will be my primary goal. I will provide you with a professional, safe, supportive, compassionate and non-judgemental environment for you to achieve the positive changes you desire. I view each and every client as a unique whole person, so you can be assured that I will always tailor and adapt my approach to your situation, characteristics and preferences to the very best of my ability. I will always do my best to understand you and your situation – I consider you to be the expert on you, so I will always respect your wishes and needs. I aim to respond effectively to your needs at whatever level is required, be it conscious or subconscious, feeling, cognitive, behavioural, physiological or spiritual. My objective is to help you make positive lasting change as gracefully, respectfully and swiftly as possible.
As a client of mine, you will have access to my unique and broad ranging knowledge, expertise and experience. With almost twenty years as a hypnotherapist, working with well over 2000 clients, with more than 10,000-hours of face-to-face consultations, you really can trust that you are in safe hands. I am absolutely dedicated to on-going excellence in my clinical practice, so you can be sure that I am continuing on-going professional training, utilising up-to-date theory and practice, and subjecting myself to regular review. I am committed to the highest levels of ethical conduct and maintain strict adherence to The Codes of Ethics and Conduct of my professional bodies, The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). So you can rest assured that our work together will be confidential, respectful, safe, appropriate and accountable.
Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy, applied with compassion, experience and skill, are powerful change therapies that can allow you to make genuine, positive lasting change. It will be an honour to help you on your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
Mark's Qualifications & Experience
I qualified as a hypnotherapist in 1998 and I have wide-ranging qualifications and expertise in the fields of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and behaviour. With almost twenty years in clinical practice, working with well over 2000 clients, my experience covers a wide range of approaches: cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, humanistic, body-centered and mindfulness-based therapies. I have a PhD in Behavioural Sciences, a Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy (DHP) and a postgraduate Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy (pgDHP). My PhD, on body mass regulation, was awarded the highly prestigious Thomas Henry Huxley Medal for most original doctoral thesis. I was awarded the national student of the year for my DHP AND pgDHP. I am a Master Practitioner and Training Specialist in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and I have also been awarded The Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP).
I am committed to helping my clients with the very best tools available and I regularly update my training and knowledge to remain at the forefront of current methods and research. I hold a wide range of certificates in specialised areas of therapy, including paediatric hypnotherapy, stress management, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, advanced hypnosis, conversational hypnosis, positive psychology, smoking cessation therapy, hypnotic pain control, hypnosis for surgery preparation, and the hypnotherapeutic treatments of depression, infertility, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and environmental illness. For your peace of mind, all consultations are carried out in complete confidence. My work as a therapist is bound by a strict code of ethics and is subject to regular review, via professional supervision.
Summary of Qualifications & Awards
BA (Hons), Zoology, First Class, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Awarded college Exhibition Scholarship
MA, Zoology, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
PhD, Behavioural Science, University of Bristol
Awarded The Thomas Henry Huxley Medal for most original doctoral thesis
Certified Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Certificate in Advanced Hypnosis
Certified Master Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Certified Training Specialist in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Diploma in Hypno-psychotherapy, with Distinction
Awarded national student of the year
Post-graduate Diploma in Hypno-psychotherapy, with Distinction
Awarded national student of the year
Diploma in Stress Management
- Diploma in Paediatric Hypnotherapy
Certified Hypnotension Practitioner
- Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Certificate in Health & Safety
Certificate in Smoking Cessation
Certificate in hypnotic anaesthesia and pain management
Certificate in therapeutic reframing
- Certificate in managing difficult behaviour in the workplace
Certificate in the treatment of depression
Certificate in the treatment of Tinnitus and Chronic Fatigue
- Certificate in Positive Psychology
Areas in which I have worked include:
- Abuse (emotional, physical and sexual)
- Academic performance
- Alcohol use
- Archery performance
- Arthritis pain
- Artistic expression
- Athletic performance
- Bed wetting
- Body dysmorphia
- Cannabis addiction
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic illness
- Chronic pain management
- Cocaine addiction
- Comfort eating
- Composing music
- Compulsive lying
- Compulsive shopping
- Darts performance
- Dating confidence
- Dealing with criticism
- Dealing with difficult people
- Delayed ejaculation
- Dental phobia
- Difficult boss
- Drug use
- Emotional eating
- Exam nerves
- Family dynamics
- Fear of bridges
- Fear of death
- Fear of driving
- Fear of flying
- Fear of germs
- Fear of men
- Fear of needles
- Fear of sex
- Fear of spiders
- Fear of surgery
- Fear of vomiting
- Fear of others vomiting
- Fear of women
- Grinding teeth
- Guitar playing
- Habit disorders
- Hair pulling
- High blood pressure
- Hot flushes
- Interview performance
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Letting go
- Life purpose
- Meditation training
- Memory & learning
- Mindfulness training
- Morning sickness
- MS symptoms
- Music Performance
- Nail biting
- Nervous movements
- Noise sensitivity
- Obsessive compulsive disorders
- Panic attacks
- Past lives
- Performance anxiety
- Personal development
- Pornography addiction
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Premature ejaculation
- Psychogenic infertility
- Public speaking
- Sexual difficulties
- Shooting performance
- Singing performance
- Sleep problems
- Spiritual crisis
- Sports performance
- Stage fright
- Surgery preparation
- Weight loss
- Writer's Block
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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
Each one-hour consultation costs £75 each.
In situations were a client requires assistance, but is unable to afford the fees, concessionary rates or a payment plan may be available - please enquire if this applies to you.
The two-hour Stop Smoking Programme costs £150.