Pete Luce MNCH(Acc), CNHC
Hello, I'm Pete and I have worked as a Hypnotherapist for 25 years.
Most of my work involves helping people to overcome anxiety, phobia, and the effects of trauma. I also have a special interest in helping people to recover from controlling and abusive relationships.
Therapy with me is a collaboration- I will be helping you to help yourself.
Most clients notice an improvement following their first session, although it occasionally takes longer. If there’s an approach to your problem that has strong scientific backing or that I’ve used successfully before with many clients, then I will use that first. If that doesn’t help then I can more creative and innovative.
My therapy is based on a knowledge of first principles and tailored to your individual needs. I have helped many people whom other therapists were unable to help, especially those with a history of abusive and controlling relationships.
If you would like to book an appointment or discuss how I can help, please call or email. In accordance with CNHC and NCH guidance, I am running face-to-face sessions, with certain techniques slightly modified to maintain social distancing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 25 years experience working as a Hypnotherapist.
- Registered with the CNHC.
- Accredited member of the NCH.
- Diploma in Counselling and an Honours Degree in Psychology.
My first career was in mental health nursing, mainly in multi-cultural areas of inner London. I managed a busy short-stay mental health ward and was also involved in one of the first NHS open-access counselling services and one of the first NHS Crisis Intervention services.
Following my first training with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, I have done further training with many other experts from Britain and America including Dr Brent Geary (Milton Erickson Foundation in Arizona USA), Dr Geoff Ibbotson, and Lee Gerard Barlow (the UK representative for Dr Marco Paret).
Registered / Accredited
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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.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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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
- Recovery from controlling relationships.
- Sexual expression.
I have a positively affirmative attitude towards all forms of sexual expression, so long as they are risk-aware and consensual between adults.
- £45 per session.
Any questions or to discuss any concerns you may have, please get in touch.
I work from my own spacious private office with waiting room in Plymouth city centre, about five minutes walk from Royal Parade. There's no available parking right outside but plenty of car parks nearby, and near bus stops in Royal Parade.