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About me

During my thirty years in education and therapy it has been a joy to help people grow and overcome the obstacles to their happiness. I love working with children and the adults who support them. I specialise in anxiety, sleep issues and low motivation - how can I help you?

I’m a clinical hypnotherapist based in Torbay. I have spent my career working to create positive change with young adults and teachers in education. I trained at the prestigious Observatory Practice in Plymouth, with the HPD being regarded as the gold standard qualification in the profession. I practise online and in the Torbay and South Hams areas, as well as organising Wellbeing services for teachers and schools.​

No matter how you’re feeling right now, I want to share my belief in you! I believe that you have everything you need to make the changes you have always wanted, and by working together we can clear the obstacles to a happier and more fulfilled life. 

Every one of us has needed a bit of support at some stage in our lives and I want to share the life-changing benefits of hypnotherapy with you, whether it's for anxiety, smoking, depression or sleepless nights.

I work hard to keep my training up to date, have insurance and an enhanced DBS Check allowing me to work with young people. 

The fact that you are on this page shows you are well on the road to taking control in your life - I'm looking forward to working with you!

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Bodies

  • The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
  • The Complimentary Natural Health Council (CNHC)


  • HPD in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy HPD (Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training )
  • Certificate in Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine and Society (University of Michigan)
  • Diploma modules in Educational Psychology, (London) Life Coaching Newcastle College)

Courses in:

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy for children
  • OCD
  • Sporting Performance
  • Disordered Eating


In Education I have mentored and coached teachers in their early years, and more recently have provided hypnotherapy support to Senior Leaders and Head Teachers in their stressful roles.

My main aim is to empower the client to regain control of their life as speedily as possible and enable them to live the happy fulfilled life that we all want.

My background in Psychology and training in brain-based scientific hypnotherapy mean that I am constantly looking for the most effective evidence-based approaches to treatment.

For all the science, it's hard to hide the joy to be found in helping people break free from the things that are holding them back form being the best person they can be!

Co-author of "The Art of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy" a book to support the development of other therapists.

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.


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

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

Support for Long Covid Sufferers


Additional information

Standard Rate
£70 per hourly session

Sleep Package
£360 for six sessions

Stop Smoking
£150 for a single session of around two hours – then you’re done!

I offer a 20% reduction for Teachers and NHS staff
Teachers and NHS Staff

I may be able to fund concessions, depending on the circumstances - talk to me, I want to help!

Further information


Face-to-face in Paignton

Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Evening sessions Monday


"Our 11-year-old son Sam needed some support around anxieties and OCD. He loved his sessions with Pat who gave him useful, practical strategies he still uses to help control his anxieties. The sessions really boosted Sam’s wellbeing and self-confidence and as Sam grows up, he now knows it is ok to ask for help and we would gladly use Pat’s support again." Ed

"For years (at least 20+) I have suffered with an anxiety/phobia of feeling sick or physically being sick in certain situations, normally around crowds, or events anything from weddings, airports/aeroplanes, concerts or just simply going for a meal in a restaurant.  Over the years I have tried lots of strategies, doctors/consultants and nothing has ever worked, until I came across Pat Haggerty… I will be honest I didn’t have much faith in this approach as nothing has ever worked before “why would this” I spent several sessions and to my amazement, delight and relief I can now do all the things I haven’t been able to do before, Pat has also taught me so much along our journey and I will be forever grateful for this” – If you are suffering the way I did, don’t waste years trying things that don’t work, give Pat a try and trust me you will be amazed just like me." Martine - emetophobia

"Pat is very professional and has a friendly relaxed and positive attitude to his hypnotherapy sessions. He has helped me understand over the past weeks how my mind works which has, in turn, has led to boosting my confidence, self-esteem and positivity. I would highly recommend Pat as an excellent practitioner and for someone who can help you move forward in your life." Amy

Paignton, Devon, TQ4

The Devon Clinic, 30 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BY

Type of session

In person