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About me

I live in Castlethorpe, near Milton Keynes with my wife and family. I graduated from University with a BA Hons degree in Sociology. I then went on to train as a teacher and taught at a variety of different schools for 30 years, before retraining as a Hypnotherapist and Counsellor. Having experienced my own mental health challenges I found a way through these, using hypnotherapy and counselling. The impact of the treatment I received was transformational and inspired me to help other people achieve their goals and peace of mind.

Having been awarded the Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert Hyp CS) I am qualified to treat a wide variety of conditions and phobias. I believe that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is essential and I am currently working towards achieving the Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (Diploma CST).   The capability and capacity of our subconscious mind fascinates me and it is the ability we all have to change which is most exciting to me.

I also work with 'Little Miracles', a charity which supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions.

I am committed to helping and understanding each individual client and genuinely care about each person I work with, to ensure that they receive the best possible outcome and treatment available. I do this by providing a professional service and making sure that I am constantly up to date with the latest research into hypnosis and counselling.  I look forward to meeting you!


Is there something you would really like to achieve in your life? Perhaps you wish to move in a different career direction or move up to the next level. Perhaps you want to take control of your weight or stop that bad habit?

Trauma & distress

Are you constantly anxious and thinking about what will be or could have been? Do you feel trapped in your own thoughts? Do you feel like you are a burden to others? Do you feel locked in a pattern of rituals? Is pain controlling your life?


Do you have a phobia that gets in the way of you being able to truly live life to the full? We all have the power to use our minds in the way we choose. We need to take control, rather than allowing our fears to dominate. Solution focused hypnotherapy will enable you to take control of your fears and phobias, allowing many new possibilities to open up.


Daniel, Milton Keynes
I had suffered from depression for far too long before making the decision to see Richard. I can honestly say that it was the best thing I could have done. Richard was able to help me find for myself the issues in my life, which went back a long time, - issues that had caused me a great deal of anxiety for many years. From there, hypnotherapy allowed me to begin accepting the past and really look forward to the future. Richard is completely non-judgmental and his calm, professional manner put me at ease right from the start.

Eleanor, Willen, Milton Keynes
I found my sessions with Richard really useful. He has such a calming nature and is extremely easy to talk to. Richard discussed what my issues were and what I wanted to achieve and I really felt he cared about what I was saying. I wasn’t sure if I would feel a bit self conscious doing the hypnotherapy but Richard made me feel really comfortable and I actually found myself really relaxing into it. I couldn’t believe how quickly I went into a deep relaxation. It’s amazing how he managed this when I usually take so long to fall asleep and relax. Richard has given me the tools and confidence to work on things in my own time too, which feels really empowering.

Maisy, Nottingham (via zoom)
My session with Richard has really benefited me. After one session of hypnotherapy I have been able to stop biting my nails, which is something I’ve been trying to do for years. His calming nature made the topic easily approachable and I felt really comfortable the whole time. I now take forward the coping mechanisms he has taught me and apply them to everyday life. I’m grateful for the fact that I now have control over what was previously a big issue.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cert Hyp CS


Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Hypnoanalysis/Analytical hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy


From £40.00 to £70.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

FREE initial 45 minute consultation

Treatment session: £70 per hour

Relaxation Mindfulness session: £40 for 30 minutes


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Other times available upon request.

Further information

The list of treatments below provides a selection of available treatments and is not exhaustive.

  • Anxiety
  • Bad habits (including smoking)
  • Compulsions
  • Depression
  • Doubt
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional issues
  • Fears
  • Frigidity
  • Guilt
  • IBS
  • Insomnia
  • Jealousy
  • Nerves
  • OCD
  • Pain relief
  • Panic attacks
  • Sexual issues
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress
  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Weight management

Milton Keynes

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Richard Knowles Cert Hyp CS

Richard Knowles Cert Hyp CS