Richard Cawte

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PhD, Ba (Hons), PDCHyp, PCCHyp, MBSCH, CNCH
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Dorchester DT1 & Wimborne BH21
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About me

Confidential, qualified, experienced hypnotherapist and stress management consultant with clinics in Wimborne, Poundbury and Milton Abbas. Free Consultation. Here to help you make lasting changes to your life. I specialize in treating insomnia, stress, anxiety, phobias, weightloss, stop-smoking, public speaking and sports performance.

I love what I do because it works. It's so great to see the transformations people can achieve in all areas of life. Please call me for a free consultation to discuss how hypnotherapy can help you on 07894 541796.

As a registered practitioner with both the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council I adhere to strict ethical guidelines concerning client welfare. I am also registered with the Professional Standards Authority.

Call me on 07894 541796 or email for more information/questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD (Intl Business), Ba (Hons) English, Practitioner Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy (London College of Clinical Hypnosis) Level 5, Practitioner Certificate Clinical Hypnotherapy (LCCH), Stress Management Consultant. Certificate in Behavioural Self-Management. Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Registered Full Member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (recognised by the Professional Standards Authority).

Fully Insured to Practice as a Stress Consultant and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Member organisations

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.

There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.

Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.

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.

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

  • Couples Therapy
  • Menopause
  • Goal Setting
  • Work-Related Stress
  • Pre-Presentation Nerves

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£85.00 - £335.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Free Consultation:  Success in any therapy depends on the trust and rapport between client and therapist. I offer a free initial meeting or phone conversation during which you can ask me any questions you have about hypnotherapy or stress management and how they can help you.

Session Fee: £145 initial session (85 minutes) with follow up sessions of £95 (75 minutes) or £85 (55 minutes).

Please note that Saturday appointments incur a £25.00 surcharge per appointment.

Stop Smoking: £335 for a one-off treatment of 3 hours or for two treatments of 90 minutes split over a week or so. Fees include several audios as well as ongoing phone support and one free top-up session during the month after treatment.

Not sure? You might like to know that hypnotherapy is now recognised as the most effective single non-pharmaceutical treatment for stop smoking (New Scientist).


Weight Loss: £395 for 5 sessions, includes 4 audios plus one personalised audio.

Deep Sleep: £295 for 3 sessions plus a personalised recording.

Quick De-Stress: £195 for a 90 minute session plus a personalised recording.

I also offer concessions on a discretionary basis. Please call me on 07894 541796 about this.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Aswell as regular hours, I offer evening and Saturday morning clinics. We can also do sessions online, via Zoom or Skype. Please call me on 07894 541796 for more information.

Further information

What is Hypnotherapy?

For those of you who have not experienced hypnotherapy, it's nothing like stage hypnosis (in other words, you won't leave me quacking like a duck or clucking like a chicken...or if you do, it won't be anything to do with our session together!). It's more like a focused dream in which your logical mind is switched off for a while, allowing your subconscious (the really powerful part) to make real and lasting changes to the way you live.

That's the reason I really love what I do: it helps people make lasting changes to their lives.

Free Consultation. I am more than happy to see you or chat with you free of charge so that you can find out more about me and the ways i work. All therapies work best when there is trust and respect between both client and therapist, so having a free initial consultation helps us both to start this process.

How Many Sessions? This is a common question and the answer is that I can't forecast an exact time-frame. It all depends on what changes you are looking to make. Insomnia can often be successfully addressed in as few as 3 sessions. Losing several stone in weight will take longer, not least because that is the only way to do so healthily according to BMA guidelines. On average people come to me perhaps 3-5 times, although some clients enjoy popping in once a month simply for the chance to switch off and relax.

Life Coaching and Corporate Work. Before training as a hypnotherapist I spent years as a consultant and mentor to businesses and individuals all over the world. To find out how I can help you set goals and achieve them, personally and financially, please call me.

The Rooms Health Clinic, 1 Ringhill Street, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3TL

Deans Court Therapy Rooms, 2 Deans Court Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1EE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair access at both clinics.

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Richard Cawte
Richard Cawte