Matthew Griggs

Matthew Griggs

Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre
14 Trinity Street

07546 069756

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Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre
14 Trinity Street

07546 069756

About me

  • Welcome to Matthew Griggs Hypnotherapy

    I offer Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapy in Dorchester, Weymouth and consultations via Skype. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a combination of Solution focused brief therapy techniques and hypnotherapy.

    Hypnotherapy can help people overcome many different issues and conditions including:
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Sleep Issues
  • OCD
  • IBS
  • Fears & Phobias
  • weight management

We can also help people improve their confidence including helping people reach sporting goals etc.

If you don't see the subject you are interested in please email or message me and we can discuss the issue in complete confidence.

Why choose Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Different therapies suit different people, I practice the solution focused approach because it is influenced by the latest insights from neuroscience and also because it helps us focus our energies on the solutions to problems/issues, rather than spending lots of time discussing the reasons for the problems/issues.

Our approach is therefore very practical, following our initial consultation, we would work together week by week to identify your goals and then find practical steps to achieve them. As well as being dynamic and proactive, this approach also allows us to continually reframe our goals and ambitions as we start to see change.

To give you a better understanding of the process I offer free initial consultations, if you then wish to proceed I will give you a free CD/Mp3 to listen to which helps start the process. We would then normally meet weekly.

Choosing the right therapist for you is very important, I have a commercial background, working for many years in the cosmetic and toiletry industry (ingredients), I also have experience running small business'. I therefore have a wealth of real world experience, having worked at all levels in large and small organisations.

Training as a solution focused clinical hypnotherapist was in hindsight a natural step for me, I spent my working life helping people and business' find solutions to problems and I wanted to use these skills in a practical way to help people. I have also had a fascination with hypnosis since I was a child, although the reality is very different from the films and TV that inspired me!

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be a very uplifting experience, our approach is very positive and forward looking.

So What is hypnosis?

In solution focused hypnotherapy we use a very natural form of hypnosis, which could be described as a trance like state, we all naturally slip into trance like states many times a day.

Think of yourself driving somewhere familiar (or walking or taking a train) you arrive and you can't quite remember the whole journey. We can have the same experience reading a book, watching the TV or even doing the washing up. We find ourselves drifting, our thoughts wandering and then we snap back into the moment. Fishing is a great example, imagine sitting looking at the sunlight dancing off the water and you have the perfect setting for a relaxing trance like experience (no wonder fishing is so popular). The same could be true of knitting as the actions become more and more automatic the mind is free to wander where it will.

We use relaxation techniques to naturally create a similar state of consciousness,  we then have access to the subconscious mind, while our clients remain completely in control.

What to do now?

If you would like know more about Matthew Griggs Hypnotherapy and the services I offer please visit my web-site ( or my Facebook page.

Hypnotherapy can be very helpful for many of the problems/issues that we face in life, it can help us overcome difficult obstacles and also help us reach our full potential in sports and other areas of life.

Having suffered myself with a sleep condition for many years I am particularly interested in all forms of sleep problems and sleep disturbances.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified to diploma level in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH). This means I am qualified to practice solution focused hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, this was awarded by Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT).

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Accredited register membership

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.

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I offer a free initial consultation and charge £50* per session thereafter for all sessions apart from smoking cessation which is a one off cost of £100 for one extended session.

*Please check my web-site ( for concessions and/or promotions

Further information

I offer consultations in Dorchester, Weymouth and online via Skype

Dorchester, DT1 1DD

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments available Monday to Friday 10.30am to 7.30