Peter Appleton

Peter Appleton

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road

South Glos

07597 212987 / 07597 212987

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About me

I am a qualified both as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and as an Integrative Counsellor. I worked in mental health services in the NHS for over thirty years and have a wide experience of dealing with people with most forms of mental distress and illness. For many years I worked as a highly specialist nurse in a team treating people with eating disorders.

In my private practice I now continue to focus on primarily working with anxiety related difficulties.The challenges of life are far more complex and anxiety provoking than they have ever been. Hypnotherapy works powerfully to allow us to adapt and work skillfully and effectively.

I continue to also  specialise in helping anyone with complex anxiety related conditions - in particular phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviours, low self-esteem/confidence, post-traumatic anxiety and eating/weight concerns.

I provide Continuous Professional Development training at the Clifton Practice in working with people with disordered eating.

I also focus on providing anxiety management to professionals working in public services as I recognise the pressures involved in these areas.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Mental Nurse 1983
Family Therapy in Context - Bristol University 1989
Diploma in Shiatsu - Bristol School of Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine 1992
Diploma in Counselling - University of the West of England 1997
Diploma in Mental Health Studies (eating disorders) Birmingham University 2004
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - AWP - 2007
HPD, DFSH, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy - Clifton Practice, 2014

I have worked extensively in areas of alcohol addictions and eating disorders as well as in generic mental health services. I have offered supervision, training and support to GPs, other mental health professionals and organisations. I have run workshops and taught at UWE and other venues around the country.

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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.


        Initial Consultations are free and include free CD

        Treatment sessions are £50 each. I have some concessionary sessions for students, people on low wages or unemployment benefit and OAPs.

        Further information

        In addition to my clinical expertise I bring with this a wealth of life experience that enables me to understand and empathize with my clients; to work with them in developing their understanding of the challenges in their lives and to develop their skills and resources so as to achieve their goals.

        On street parking is available easy at my address in North Bristol .On street parking is available in Central Bristol. Both addresses are easily reached by public transport.

        Bristol, BS6 5RB
        Bristol, BS16

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        I am available Mon 09.00 am to 06.00 pm and Tues - Fri 09.00 to 08.00pm