Richard Jones BSc (Hons) Psych, Dip CHyp, HPD, GQHP

Richard Jones BSc (Hons) Psych, Dip CHyp, HPD, GQHP

Lombard Wellbeing Centre
Lombard House
12-17 Upper Bridge Street

07828 793189

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Lombard Wellbeing Centre
Lombard House
12-17 Upper Bridge Street

07828 793189

About me

About me

Fascinated by change, a constant in our everyday lives. Specifically, the effects of unforeseen changes, and their negative and positive affects. Due to my own personal experiences of unforeseen change. The biggest being a near fatal accident that challenged me physically, mentally and emotionally. Leading directly, to a revaluation of my life. Never quite sure to what level of recovery I would achieve.

So when I found hypnotherapy I was amazed at how quickly and effectively it was able to help me. It completely changed my outlook on life, helping me to be more positive, and successful in everything that I do. I was so inspired by the powerful simplicity of hypnotherapy that I decided to train to become a hypnotherapist myself so that I can help others to make positive changes in their own lives.

I love working with people and I am always still amazed how hypnotherapy can turn someone’s life around for the better even when things appear at their very worst. I offer my clients a professional, caring and enjoyable approach, helping them to see the positives in their lives so that they can be the best they possibly can be.

Do you want to get back on track and in control of your life?

Do you feel anxious or know you have anxiety issues?
Have you lost your confidence or direction in life?
Is a phobia or fear stopping you enjoying your life?
Is your negative thinking or self-doubt stopping you?
Are you just 'going through the motions' and not enjoying life?
Do you want to take control and live your life the way you want to?

You're not alone. Inspired To Change Hypnotherapy specialise in working with people just like you; people who are suffering from stress and anxiety, lost their mojo, have phobias such as a fear of flying, don't feel they are coping well and feel stuck.

We use modern, clinically proven techniques to work with you and help you get your life back on track. This means you can be feeling happy confident and looking forward to a positive future in just a few sessions.

Why Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

I was classically trained hypnotherapist practicing for a couple of years before discovering the power of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. The results spoke for themselves - in just a few sessions people were really turning their lives around, getting on with things, resolving long standing issues and letting go of anxieties, phobias, fears and frustrations that might have troubled them for years, sometimes decades.

Having retrained I work almost exclusively using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy because it is acknowledged as one of the most effective and quickest ways of addressing anxiety, panic attacks and stress AND my clients get results.

Does any of this sound familiar?

We've worked with hundreds of clients who feel just like you do now. This is what some of our clients said about how they felt before working with us:

"I'm really struggling to cope. Surely there's got to be a better way than this"
"No-one seems able to help me find a way to feel better; one that doesn't involve popping a pill or years of counselling"
"I worry so much about what other people think it stops me doing things I really want to do"
"I've stopped going out, I can't be bothered to see my friends or do the things I used to enjoy"
"I've forgotten how to have fun and laugh"
"Even the littlest things set me off now - I never used to be like this"
If any of this sounds familiar we want to tell you, there is a solution. You do have a choice about how you want to feel and you can make the changes you want to make.

Call, message or text now to have a chat, or to book your FREE initial consultation.

Some Areas You May Be Considering:

Performance and Success hypnosis - sport, business, life
Stress and anxiety disorders and issues
Stop Smoking
Phobias and Fears
Driving test nerve reduction / performance improvement
Exam nerves / performance improvement
Low Self Esteem
Goal Setting
Habit Breaking
Stress Reduction, Relaxation, Serenity Bubble ©
Physical and Mental wellbeing
Weight management

Something else - hypnotherapy can help address a wide range of issues
You have almost certainly found this page because you live in or near Canterbury in Kent and want to make a change for the better and you want to make it now. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy eliminates stress, anxiety and negativity without dwelling on the past.

Training, qualifications & experience


- BSc (hons) Psychology from the University of Sussex
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)
- Certificate in Thought Field Therapy Algoriththms (Tapping)

I abide by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) code of ethic with full public indemnity insurance to practice together with a valid Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Trauma (e.g. any kind of abuse or neglect)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

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Initial Consultation is FREE and is essential, so we can discuss how hypnotherapy can help you, answer any questions you have. This also includes a relaxation audio download for you to take away with you.

Subsequent Sessions - Up to One Hour - £70 or book the right package for you

Available Hypnotherapy Packages:

ASCEND - The simple and highly effective process that helps you feel better fast

The number of sessions required depends on your individual needs and circumstances. Many clients find 'block booking' 6 or 12 sessions up front is a powerful way of getting their treatment underway positively.

£70 per session or you can block book your sessions - 6 sessions at £350 saving £70 or 12 sessions £700 saving £140

FREEDOM - Smoking Cessation is normally a 1 off session of between 1.5 and 2.5 hours, plus free relaxation CD to take away with you. £200

MOMENTUM - ongoing sessions to keep you feeling in control. 12 sessions to use as and when you choose or feel the need to. £700, saving £140

We accept payment in cash or direct bank transfer (BACS) and all major Credit/Debit. Call now to book your free initial consultation and find out what you can achieve with the right therapy.

Further information


Richard has been truly amazing in helping me to overcome my anxiety.  It suddenly appeared from nowhere, so much so that I didn’t even recognise what was happening to me.  During the middle of last year I had an immense build-up of stress across all areas of my life, which I thought I was handling well. Clearly this wasn’t the case and as the weeks went by, everything started to shut down to the point that I could no longer function.  I felt very stuck and couldn’t see how I could ever start to get better.

It was at this point that I started to see Richard.  Initially we had a call to discuss my specific issues and Richard explained how he would be able to help.   I felt very reassured by Richard’s calm, compassionate and gentle nature and the high caliber of his experience and qualifications as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a degree in Psychology.

Immediately after my first session with Richard I knew that the help and support I needed was definitely there. I felt very comfortable sharing and discussing my issues in confidence. He never judged me and showed complete empathy towards my situation.  He also understands first-hand about anxiety and associated issues, which made is so easy to talk openly and find resolutions.

At the beginning Richard and I discussed and agreed a customised plan for me  incorporating a number of counselling and hypnotherapy techniques.  I found them very constructive, yet at the same time incredibly relaxing and effective.  During hypnotherapy, I sometimes didn’t want to open my eyes at the end of the session as I felt so peaceful and stress-free. He adapted each session according to my requirements on that particular day, after he talked through how I felt.  He was always very clear about what technique he was going to use so I knew what was going on at all times.

I am so grateful to Richard for all the help that he has given me.  After only three months, I am back to myself – confident, bubbly and my cheeky sense of humour has reappeared.  He also taught me how to take care of myself and showed me how to manage my expectations and that of others to ensure my ongoing wellbeing.  This has definitely worked and my perspective of myself, my life as well as the situations that life throws at you has changed for the most positive.  I no longer worry or feel down and am able to manage everything in a much healthier and holistic way.

I would highly recommend seeing Richard.  His absolute focus is to help his clients and support them on their road to recovery.  Richard cares and his kindness and empathy definitely made all the difference to me.

I had nothing to lose by seeing Richard for my first appointment and I’m so glad I did – he helped me to get better!


I saw Richard several times for help with various issues, mainly pain related.

I have chronic chest pain which can be severe and the doctors do not know exactly what is causing it.

Through relaxation and the different methods that Richard showed me, I was able to control my pain much better.

I was truly amazed at the power of relaxation and the “ tapping” technique Richard showed me. My pain was always around a level 6, however in hypnosis I was able to get my pain down to a 1 and sometimes it went away completely!

Hypnosis is extremely relaxing and what I liked about it the most was, Richard gave me a “ personalised ” program. I was able to apply what Richard showed me at home and it truly helped.

Richard is a very nice, caring person and I would recommend him. He can help with pain , anxiety, relaxation and much more!

Thank you Richard for your help !


I felt that anxiety was getting the better of me and effecting my daily life and progressively getting worse to a point where I didn’t want to go places or on occasions even work.

I booked an appointment with yourself and had the initial consultation, in which you made me feel comfortable even though I had been a sceptic of hypnotherapy previously.

After our discussions and you getting an understanding of what would work regarding the therapy I started feeling less anxious about the whole process, although I did have up and down days.

Once we had started the treatment I did feel that slowly I was able to on occasions control the anxiety and it was me creating the situation in my head.  I think then after the we felt we had got to a point where I was able to control the anxiety through breathing, mind and generally having a word with myself, you then told me that there was no need to see you again unless I had some reoccurring issues (which I haven’t to date) although there are always going to be situations where anxiety will be there is just the control which you taught me.

I feel that I have full control of the anxiety and am able to do what I want when I want thanks to you…

I have and would definitely recommend you to other people with any issues not just anxiety which could be treated through hypnotherapy.

Thank you for all your support


I very much enjoyed the Throne Room and for me it was the most helpful and relaxing experience of them all. I think that linking in with my inner child was the one thing that has helped me the most. I’m now a forgiving friend to myself and I am much happier inside for it. My self-assurance is getting stronger and stronger day by day.

So thank you for your kindness and help with it all.


Canterbury, CT1 2NF

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Practice Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00 (Appointments outside these normal practice hours are available by prior arrangement).