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BSc., H.P.D., D.S.F.H.,A.f.S.F.H

About me

At Clifton Down Hypnotherapy I practise Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

In this form of hypnotherapy we use  a cognitive approach together with hypnotherapy  to move towards your required  goals.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy encourages you to use resources already within yourself to make the changes you require. We achieve this by focusing on the solutions rather than dwelling on problems of the past.

It is commonly assumed that you can explain your problems to the hypnotherapist who is able to hypnotize them away, but this is not the case.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is very much a partnership and joint effort between you and the hypnotherapist.

The hypnotherapist requires you to focus on the solutions which enables the hypnotherapist to help you make the necessary changes.

Training, qualifications & experience

My name is Philip Purser BSc., HPD, DSFH,AfSFH and I am passionate about my hypnotherapy work and how I can help others. I offer one hundred per cent commitment to working with those who come to me for solutions.I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and the principal practitioner at Clifton Down Hypnotherapy.

I trained with the highly respected Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) body. CPHT is recognized internationally as a Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy.

I hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma which is regarded as the 'gold standard' in this field. I update my knowledge and skills regularly.

I have a wide range of interests and a well-rounded experience of life, having worked as a teacher, a physicist, and in various capacities in the business world.

My broad life experience has contributed to my personal qualities which I would characterise as understanding, sensitive, and empathetic yet realistic.

I believe that these, together with the positive outcomes I have achieved, are the qualities my clients appreciate.

Member organisations


National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

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.

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

Change of diet necessary for controlling diabetes


Additional information

Initial consultation: Free - approx 45 mins + free CD (NB does not apply to 'Stop smoking' or home visits)

Hypnotherapy session: £65 - approx 50 mins

Stop smoking: £130 - approx 90 mins (NB free consultation does not apply)

Phobias: One free session of approx 45 mins plus 3 sessions of 50 mins approx at £65 per session

Home visits (Clifton or nearby): £30 fee applies to initial consultation

When I work

Appointments available weekdays between 9am and 8 pm.and some .weekend appointments can be made available if requested

Further information


Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNCH)

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Diploma (DSFH)

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)(City University London)

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (Brunel University)

Chiron Centre At Cherry Orchards, Canford Lane, Westbury -on Trym, Bristol, BS9 3PE

Type of session

In person

Key details

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The conditions I deal with are often stress related which can take the form of phobias,insomnia,weight control,bad habits,lack of confidence,lack of motivation,low mood,anger,O.C.D,and some physical problems like eczema. Help with sports performance