Paul Russell B.Sc.(HONS) D.CHyp. BSCH & HA Member NHS Registered
With Complements Therapy
22 Wynnstay Road
Chester Wellness Centre
0800 083 7423 / 07903 585466
Mr. Paul Gethin Russell B.Sc. (HONS) D. Hyp.
Paul is a fully qualified, Certified and insured Practitioner in the Art and Science of Hypnotherapy with a Hypnotherapy Diploma gained from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis which is the only qualification recognised by the British School of Clinical Hypnosis.
Paul is from North Wales originally and having lived away he has settled there again with his partner and son (and soon to be second child!). He has both English and Welsh parentage and now practises hypnotherapy in his clinics in Colwyn Bay and Chester. He does do home visits too covering all of the UK.
His first awareness to hypnosis was as a five year old watching The Amazing Kreskin on TV and Will E. Coyote’s attempt to catch the Roadrunner by swinging a watch-needless to say his attempts were in vain! Then in 1990, he was handed a leaflet in Portsmouth High Street offering treatment in hypnosis whilst at university there. In an attempt to increase his focus and concentration whilst studying for his Biology degree, Paul booked to make an appointment with the hypnotist. To his astonishment, he found the transformation was incredible. Paul was able to glide through his degree thereafter and even the lecturers were surprised by his improvement in grades and increase in enthusiasm for his degree. This was his first actual experience of hypnotherapy and this discovery of the mind’s ability to change us mentally, fuelled a fascination for hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
From 2002-2006, he became a specialised Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapist and drew (and still does today) clients from all over the UK (including several from abroad).
In order to broaden his repertoire, Paul gained a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy in 2006 with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis in the Manchester campus, regarded as the most reputable hypnotherapy qualifications by the NHS. Since qualifying, Paul has treated over 5,000 clients from all walks of life including doctors, dentists, pensioners, housewives, students, builders, solicitors, accountants, unemployed, nurses, teacher, soap actors and famous footballers and even royalty (confidentiality is paramount he ensures!) for many conditions and ailments ranging from weight loss, addictions, and habits to anxiety, confidence, depression and phobias. In other words, there is not just one type of person that come to see him. Even the most hardened cynic and sceptic of hypnosis who has walked into his clinics, have benefited from his services.
From 2002-2006, he became a specialised in smoking cessation and drew (and still do today) clients from all over the UK (including several from abroad). From 2006, he has broadened my repertoire and treat conditions ranging from weight loss, addictions, and habits to anxiety, confidence, depression and phobias.
The study of the mind (Psychology), hypnosis and human behaviour became a fascination for him then and he read many books and listened to audio books which helped develop him as a person. As a result, he felt capable of eliciting change in other people’s behaviour and felt a career in either counselling, psychotherapy, CBT or any other talking therapy would be his next career choice. His decision was made when he received an invitation to attend a hypnotherapy course in London specialising in smoking cessation. He has attended numerous courses since, and he is now a fully qualified hypnotherapist having treated aver fifty different conditions since.
Throughout his career as a hypnotherapist, Paul has had clinics also in Chester, Liverpool, Warrington, Beaumaris and Llandudno.
It is clear to everyone that meets Paul, just how passionate he is about helping others either through his skills as a hypnotherapist to bring about positive lasting change for his clients
Paul says that he finds his work highly rewarding, especially when he receives a lovely testimonial. For example, “My best man’s speech got a standing ovation”, “I’ve lost 6 stone since I came to see you”, “I am sleeping like a log every night”, “I flew to Kenya without any fear” and “had a great walking holiday in Scotland-I have no fear of heights.”
Call Paul now while it on your mind on 0800 083 7423 or e mail him on the contact form or via firstname.lastname@example.org and be prepared for permanent positive changes to your life. He promises you having to fear and everthing to gain. Don’t miss out!
Mr. Paul Gethin Russell B.Sc. (HONS) D. Hyp.
Qualified, Certified, Registered, Full-time Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner.
Member of Hypnotherapy Association and British School of Clinical Hypnosis.
Over 12 Years Experience.
Home visits available.
Free 10 minute telephone consultation.
Free Relaxation CD for all enquiries.
Qualified from the NHS recognised London School of Clinical Hypnosis.
Treatments include: Smoking cessation, weight control, gastric band weight loss, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, addictions (including recreational drugs), substance misuse, insomnia, phobias (fear of spiders (arachnophobia), blushing (erythrophobia), flying (aviophobia), being sick (emetophobia), dentists, needles, crowded places, clowns, dolls, lifts, birds, etc), alcoholism, panic attacks, low confidence, anxiety, infertility, hair-pulling (trichotillomania, nail-biting, skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, acne, warts), psychosexual disorders (premature ejaculation, impotence, frigidity, vaginismus), sports performance, teeth grinding (bruxism), nervous tics, sweating, etc.
I work in a prestigious, quiet and comfortable clinic in a professional and ethical environment where all therapists and practitioners have to be insured, qualified and be a member of a professional body.
There is ample free parking and a comfortable reception area with friendly and courteous receptionists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Science (HONOURS) in Biology
Certificate in Hypnotherapy (London College of Clinical Hypnosis)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (London College of Clinical Hypnosis)
Certificate in Transactional Analysis (Dominic Bierne School of Hypnosis)
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for IBS (Michael Mahoney)
Certificate in Fertile Body Method (Sjanie Hugo)
Certificate in Advanced Fertility (Sjanie Hugo)
Certificate in Hynoband Weight Loss Method
Certificate in Smoking Cessation
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stuttering *
- Weight loss
* 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Skin conditions (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne)
Treatment depends on number of sessions and nature of condition. Please contact the clinic for a quote based on your condition.
Payment can be made by cash, credit card or debit card.
£297 for smoking cessation programme
£297 cannabis, cocaine, recreational drug cessation programme (one full on two hour appointment including twelve month free support)
£497 for weight loss program (three 2 hour sessions)
£167 for all other treatments (one 2 hour session)
I contacted Paul in August 2012 when I attended a hypnosis session to help me quit smoking. He was immediately helpful by phoning for full discussion and gave preparation information. I received a letter, questionnaire and CD via the post to prepare me. I found the CD very useful as it explained clearly how hypnosis worked to filtrate the sub-conscious mind. On the day of my session, Paul was very encouraging and friendly-checking my reasons for wanting to quit and giving me a full explanation of what would happen in the session afterwards. I felt immediately at ease and confident in his abilities and I believe that understanding how hypnosis works and hearing about the success rates was very helpful. The session lasted 90 minutes and I left feeling focussed and calm; I haven’t smoked since, and better than that-I have not had cravings or desire to smoke, I have full confidence in the process and in Paul as a hypnotherapist, and would recommend this to anyone who genuinely wants to quit.
Jenny Roberts, Swansea
I have been meaning to drop you a note to say thanks for your help in stopping smoking for some time and so I have finally got around to it. Having quit once before through will power alone, I couldn’t believe how easy it has been and here I am a week or so off 6 months down the line and I haven’t had any inclinations to smoke once-you truly are a miracle worker! The thought of smoking is quite bizarre to me now. My friends and family also have been amazed, so a huge thanks to you Paul. I have recommended you to various people some of whom have already been to you and some are still plucking up the courage.
Sue Beesley, Colwyn Bay
15 months ago I came to see you about my smoking. I wanted to stop for health reasons along with me wanting to stop also. I spent two hours with you and, to my amazement I haven’t had another cigarette since that day. Never have I fatlike wanting one and I am so grateful to you for making my life so much healthier.
William Bedford, Rhyl
I have been a regular smoker since I was a teenager. Initially cigarettes, but for the past 10 years, small cigars. Following consultation and treatment with you in May 2011, I am delighted to report that not one cigar has been smoked since. From a regular habit of 25-30 small cigars a day to zero overnight, quite remarkable. Not only that, 2 weeks after my hypnotherapy I was on holiday and that is always a time for indulging even more – long leisurely al-fresco meals, a glass or two more wine than usual, coffee, cigars and a brandy – all that but NO CIGARS! Unbelievable. In July I was ill, had a couple of seizures causing a fracture in my thoracic spine and a little further down the line, an ulcer brought on by the use of painkillers. One day, knowing my partner had kept a small stock of cigars ‘hidden’ I asked him to give me one just to see if it would help with the pain. One small puff was all I had – couldn’t stomach it at all, and that is the one and only time any form of smoking material has touched my lips since the day I stopped smoking 23rd May 2011. I am convinced I will remain a non-smoker now for the rest of my life. It’s such a relief, no more rushing outside at restaurants or shopping centres, no more ash-laden desk, not to mention the savings – probably over £4,000 a year if not more. I am now looking forward to getting better from my recent ailments and appreciating how much fitter I will be without my daily consumption of cigars. I have recommended you to lots of people and even my doctor was impressed enough to ask specifically for your name and contact details. With thanks and kind regards.
Philip Clutton, Pub and Restaurant Owner, Chester
Yippee!! I have pleasure in enclosing this form for you. I feel over the moon about stopping smoking and would recommend you very highly to other people. It really does work!! I do not even feel as if I ever smoked. I am free at last and just wish I had come to you a couple of years ago. However, I would like to thank you so much for everything.
Sam Anderson, Conwy.
My name is Patricia Grady and I am 56 years of age. I had smoked cigarettes for about 42 years and ended up smoking about 30 cigarettes a day. After one hypnotherapy session with Paul I have now stopped smoking altogether. I now class myself as a non-smoker and I have no cravings for cigarettes at all. My thanks got to the Paul and I highly recommend him to anybody who wishes to stop smoking. Many thanks.
Patricia Grady, Widnes, Cheshire
Fantastic! Clean house, clean hair, fresh breath, clear conscience, happy child and a healthy bank account-all in an hour and I honestly can’t believe I was ever a smoker. Total satisfaction and a huge white smile. Thank you so much.
Michelle Hayes, Runcorn, Cheshire
Paul, I am just quickly taking the opportunity to say thanks. I attended a 1 hour session on the 12th Dec 07 to assist in my plans to stop smoking. That was 6 weeks ago today. I still haven’t smoked, and today is the day I have reclaimed the money it cost for the session. From here on, I’m in a profit making zone. I do intend to write again at the one year point, all being well, and confirm the success of the session. I do feel though, I have never smoked and I can also taste my food now.
Peter Parle, Holyhead
I cannot tell you how pleased I am with your treatment. After smoking cigars from the age of 16, a total of 33 years, I gave up ‘just like that’ after your hypnotherapy. I had tried on several occasions to give up on my own but always started again after a few weeks. I have now been a non-smoker for 16 months and have no intention of ever starting again. Not only have you saved me a small fortune, but my health and the health of my family has been improved. I wish you success with your future and will always recommend you to my patients.
Nigel Hancock, Dental Technician, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent
I am writing to thank you for helping me to give up smoking. It is 12 weeks today since I gave up the “evil weed”! I am thrilled with the results-more energy, no cough, no depression when I used to take my first drag, and more spending money! Having tried at least three or four times in the past, I feel that I am a non-smoker as opposed to someone who is really a smoker deep down but doesn’t buy any cigarettes! Thanks again for your invaluable support.
Victoria Stuart, Legal Secretary, Meols, Wirral
I went to see Paul Russell last year for smoking cessation after smoking for 12 years and since then I have not had a cigarette or even felt like having one. I have recommended him to friends and family who have all been successful in giving up smoking. The service is great, very efficient and I would recommend Paul Russell to anyone.
Nicky Highfield, Rhosneigr, Anglesey
I went to see Paul to stop smoking over a year ago and I have had no problems. I had tried to stop smoking with will-power and patches over the years but one session to visit Paul and I stopped without problems. He was very good.
Linda A James, Runcorn
After 35 years of smoking, I am free at last. No more panicking when I could have a cigarette or smelling Smokey. Less than 1 hour with Paul and I am a non-smoker. I can taste food again and breathe without coughing. 2 years down the line and I am still a non-smoker. Thank you Paul.
Gail McDougall, Crewe
Since you visited me in March 2006, I have not had a single cigarette nor had any desire to do so. I can’t believe it was so easy with no withdrawal symptoms or cravings it was an instant success and wish I had done it sooner. Thank you very much. I would highly recommend you to everyone wishing to give up smoking.
Ruth Eddowes, (retired piano teacher) Heswall, Wirral.
After reading an advertisement in the local paper about giving up smoking through hypnotherapy I decided to give Paul Russell a call. When I spoke to him he told me that I would go to him as a smoker and come out as a non-smoker. I was unconvinced because I had tried several times before even when I was involved in a head on collision and was on oxygen for weeks but as soon as I didn’t need the oxygen after weeks of not being able to smoke I started again. I made an appointment and did go in as a smoker and after about two hours I came out as a non-smoker. It’s been 9 months now and I’m still a non-smoker and I will always be grateful to Paul for helping me to achieve that.
Mr D N Lovatt, Porthmadoc
It is now six months since I stopped smoking. Having been a forty-a-day smoker for something in excess of thirty five years. I am nothing less than delighted to be free of cigarettes for the first time. My health is now much improved, and I am financially much better off-the money I have saved so far has enabled me to have my garden landscaped. I hope that this testimonial is of assistance-every word is true.
Margaret Owens, Speke, Liverpool
I feel the need to write this letter of commendation for the future benefit of others who may wish to take up your services. I myself was a smoker of 20 cigarettes a day for some 15 years and it is fair to say I had tried every method available to stop with very little success. Until that is, I met you. I must say I was a bit sceptical before and even during the hypnotherapy. Afterwards, I felt no different than before, nut on leaving I did not want a cigarette, and I found that quite bizarre although I wasn’t complaining. I still thought about smoking but had no cravings to do so. For me, it was a complete success. I feel clean, healthy and most of all, free from cigarettes. Friends of mine who smoke have all received my recommendation to go and see you Paul.
Johnathan Grace, Ellesmere Port, Wirral
I would like to thank Paul for treating me as a smoker. Since having hypnotherapy, I have not smoked for 2 years after having smoked for 35 years-no more bad breath, poor health and smelly clothes. I am very grateful as is my 13 year old son.
Maurice Firth, Rhos, Wrexham
I had been trying to give up smoking for years, trying gum, patches, Zyban and Allan Carr. After a session with Paul I felt a different person-a non-smoker!! What a liberating feeling. Thank you Paul.
Phil Davies, Wrexham
Apart from my hypnosis session being one of the most relaxing experiences I have ever had, the freedom of now being a non-smoker along with feeling healthy is life-changing. Thank you for your help Paul.
Kelly Davies, Wrexham (wife of above)
You have changed my life. It has been 2 years on May 24th that I had my last cigarette and I feel really well. I can also say you have got to want to give it up yourself. With the money I saved I had a lovely holiday in Egypt after 45 years of smoking and to give it up is all thanks to you.
Margaret Hollins, Great Sutton, Wirral.
Just to let you know you can add me to your success rate! Had a bit of struggle the first time I had a drink, but only toyed with the idea of having a fag for 10 mins, and woke up the next morning delighted I hadn’t given in, then didn’t even think about it the next night. Had another weak moment a week later when I fleetingly thought “I can have the odd one now I’ve given up”, then thought I can’t believe I’m hearing myself think this! And put the idea right out of my mind. Since then, I can honestly say I haven’t had one single pang and now find myself pitying people who smoke, and couldn’t bear the thought of the stuff going down my throat. So many thanks, I am now recommending you to all and sundry. Anyway, again thanks very much for your help, I can’t believe I’m finally free of it, and I’m pretty confident it’s for good.
Jan Ellis, Tattenhall, Cheshire
On the seventh July, 2006 my life changed-I became a non-smoker after 55 years I decided that enough was enough, my health was worrying me and the house seemed to smell like a bar room, and most of my friends and family didn’t smoke, and I felt like an outcast. So I came to see you and after one meeting, I was a non-smoker but honestly didn’t believe hypnosis would work, but it does, especially if you really do want to stop smoking. Thank you so much Paul for your help
Nell Buckley, Tabley, Knutsford (1st letter 6.11.08)
I must thank you very much for the hypnotherapy I had to help me to stop smoking in 2006. I have never had nor even wanted a cigarette since that day. My friends and family cannot believe how well it worked. I was a heavy smoker (over 50 years) but as the price of smoking went up, I couldn’t afford it. Thanks to you Paul, I have saved nearly £3,000 and I am putting the money towards getting a new car-I am so proud of myself-thanks to you. I can and will recommend you to all my smoking friends. Thank you Paul
Nell Buckley, Tabley, Knutsford (2nd letter 14.10.08)
When I came to see you on the 17th October last year I was smoking 50 to 60 fags per day. You said that when I leave your clinic I would think that I had never smoked before in my life. You were absolutely spot on, it is now 11 months and I have not smoked or wanted to smoke since; in fact, if anybody asked me what it was like to smoke, I wouldn’t be able to tell them because I don’t know. Thanks very much indeed Paul. As well as my health that’s improved, you have also saved me a lot of money. Many, many thanks Paul. PS Even my chest consultant asked for your number.
Roger Bellis, Wrexham
It is so easy to give up smoking after one go at hypnotherapy after trying all other methods like patches and nicotine inhalers. Well worth every penny it cost me and I know I will never smoke again.
George McNorton, Wrexham
I should have done it years ago. It has changed my life especially when I think how many hours in my life I have wasted sat down and smoked-now that time is used enjoying my life. Thank you.
Tina-Marie Coulthird, Delamere, Chester
I am writing to tell you that since I came to see you for help in quitting smoking, I have not touched nor wanted a cigarette. It was the best thing I have done. Apart from my health, I cannot believe how much I was spending or the smell from smoking which was in my house and clothing. I am looking forward to the 9th Oct which will be one year of having stopped smoking since I came to see you. With many thanks.
Barrie Hill, Hawarden, Flintshire.
Two weeks in and still don’t feel like a fag!!! I think my neighbour Jenny has already been to see you and there should be a couple more friends in the next couple of months. I was sceptical I have to admit but am over the moon at how easy I have found it. I don’t even consider smoking as part of my life now.
Just to let you know I celebrated 5 months since my last cigarette on Friday 13th (!!) March. I can’t thank you enough, I am finally free of the dreaded weed after 35 years. I had tried everything over the years including previous sessions of hypnosis, so I was a bit dubious when I came to see you, but I was so desperate I would have tried anything. I have not craved a cigarette since our session (sometimes when I became a bit stressed I missed the actual habit of getting the packet and taking one out) but I can honestly say I have not wanted to put one to my mouth, and the thought of inhaling the smoke makes me squirm. Giving up was a bit of a life saver for me. I have never really suffered with chest infections, etc. although I know I put “fear of imminent death” at the top of my list, but in late January this year I became seriously ill with bronchial pneumonia and an associated virus which caused liver problems and I was admitted to hospital. I have been told that if I had still been smoking then my fear could quite easily have been a reality. So thank you for getting me free of a dreadful habit….and thank you for my life… because of you, I will be around to see my first grandchild born in May.
Gina Kirkham, Meols, Wirral.
Having been a smoker for almost 40 years, I was intrigued to see you advertisement in the Wrexham Evening Leader offering hypnosis as a method of giving up smoking. After a phone consultation, I decided to take the plunge and book a session. This therapy took place on the 23rd July 2003. I am very happy to report it was a complete success. When I came into your office I was a 40 cigarette a day man, by the time I left, an hour later, I was a non-smoker!
Paul J Simon, Pandy, Wrexham
My wife and I thank you for your service. It worked fantastically just as you said. We understand that after this session, we can never have a cigarette ever again. You made it easy for us. Thank you.
James Jones, Flint.
Over the years I’ve tried many times with various methods, hypnosis was my last resort and it worked. I just wished I’d have come here first. And now, I’m spending more valuable time with my family instead of cigarettes.
L.W. Colwyn Bay
It’s been seventeen months now and I must say I am very pleased with the results of my hypnotherapy. I haven’t had or even wanted to have a cigarette in all that time and I honestly believe I ever will.
Chris Farrington, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
I would like to thank you. Since coming to see you for hypnotherapy I have not wanted to smoke and as a result my health has improved so much. I have recommended you to all my friends. Thank you again Paul.
Elizabeth Steele, Prestatyn.
I smoked for over thirty years and tried various methods to give up and all failed. Since having hypnotherapy I have not smoked. I thought my holiday and New Year would be difficult but here I am in January and still a non-smoker.
Jean Quayle, Nantwich, Cheshire.
Having smoked for nearly 20 years I had tried to stop smoking previously on numerous occasions but to no avail, as the craving was always there to smoke. After one session with Paul, I had no problem in stopping smoking permanently. Hypnosis definitely works.
Paul Topping, Northwich, Cheshire.
On the 2nd July, I came along for the hypnosis session to cease smoking. I would just like to say that after almost 10 months I am still a non-smoker, the most noticeable effect the hypnosis had, was, to stop my mind wondering into a smoker’s. e.g. I didn’t think about having a cigarette so therefore didn’t need any willpower.
Chris Higgins, Widnes, Cheshire.
To give up smoking I had hypnosis with Mr Paul Russell-that was 17months ago and I have never looked back or smoked again and it’s all thanks to him.
P M Wynne, Summerhill, Wrexham.
I am still a non-smoker and would like to thank you for your help in helping me to achieve that goal. I have tried many different methods of trying to give up smoking; patches, gum, willpower, but have not been successful. The hypnotherapy that I received from you was excellent and would happily recommend you to anybody that is wanting to quit.
Simon Sawyer, Tattenhall, Chester.
Being a creature of habit, I could not give up smoking using all conventional methods….but since I walked out Paul’s office 2 years ago, I have not even considered or had any urge to have a cigarette, apart from the financial benefits the best thing I found was that I could still go about my daily life without having to work around “the fag”. A true miracle.
Just a few line to thank you for potentially adding years to my life, I had been a smoker for over 40 years and tried all the usual remedies to quit smoking, I am just sorry I never tried your services years ago. I feel years younger, it’s the little things I notice most like walking up the stairs without getting out of breath and the disgusting smell of ash from my body and clothes. Thanking you once again.
Peter Cruise, Cronton, Widnes.
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