Richard Lepper - DHP / AFSFH / CNCH
A fully Qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a specialist in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.
In life we sometimes can find we need a little help and sometimes it feels like that help is just not there! Many of my clients say they did not realise how much they were being affected by the thoughts, behaviours and symptoms they were suffering from. It is not until the veil is lifted that you see clearly.
I offer a short course of treatment which provides positive and lasting change as knowledge and understanding cannot be lost. There is no mystery to what I teach. I seek to empower all my clients giving them the confidence and control they need to create the positive change they want.
I offer a free initial consultation to ensure there is no anxiety or financial loss when you choose your therapist. To find out more please call 07791 932 016.
I am also a skilled in sports performance having been involved in sport all my life as a competitor (International standard), Team Coach (university level) and I still compete regularly myself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist trained at the prestigious C.P.H.T. in London. I hold a DHP in Hypnotherapy and I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) as well as a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I attend monthly professional development sessions in order to keep my knowledge to the highest standards possible. I am fully insured.
I specialise in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, utilising the latest research from neurosciene in order to be as up to date as possible. I monitor the progress of each of my client on a weekly basis ensuring they achieve their goals. I do not ask clients to revisit problems of the past in order for them to achieve their goals.
The session I hold are warm and friendly, informative and Fun. Helping to create a relaxed environemt to create positive change.
For testimonials please visit the further information page.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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.
The Initial Consultation is free of charge with further sessions costing £100 and last between 1 1.5 hrs. These sessions should preferably be held weekly in order for treatment to be most effective however it is down to the clinet to decide the timeframe and I can work within the needs of the individual.
The length of treatment is down to the individual case presented. I have helped many people enormously after the initial consultation with one follow up treatment alone. In some cases I will see individuals regularly over a few months as we work on different areas of their life.
Anxiety – 12 -16
Depression – 12 – 16
Specific Phobia – 4
Multiple Phobias - 10 - 12
Smoking – 1 ( One 2.5 hr treatment costing £250)
Addictions – 15 – 20
Public Speaking – 4
Hypno-birthing – 5 (a weekend course or 2 days is also available)
O.C.D. - 15 - 25
Working with Children - 8 - 15
Weight Management - 12 - 16
Post traumatic Stress - 12 - 16
Sports performance - 5 - 10 (depending on goal)
Migraine / panic Attacks - 8 - 10
Tinnitus / Fibromyalgia - 8 - 10
I often find treatment takes place because you know something's not right… you stop receiving treatment when you feel well again or you have made enough progress to be feeling happier!
As a person who have suffered multiple traumas both as a child and as a young adult I have always seen myself as broken in some way. Many of my experiences were hidden from me, in that I had very few memories, but manifested in my life as physical and psychological pain and I was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). From what I had read and from what my doctors told me I had had to come to terms with the fact that this was something incredibly difficult to treat and recover from, and that it probably was something that I would have to live with for the rest of my life. Prior to starting the hypnotherapy I had suffered from sleep deprivation for many years, but had started suffering from nightmares, anxiety-attacks and was diagnosed with severe depression. It is an understatement that Solution focused hypnotherapy saved my life. Even though it sounds dramatic, it is the truth. After three months of weekly sessions my sleep-pattern is now back to normal, meaning I enjoy full night sleep and rarely suffer from nightmares. I have learned to control my anxiety and I have also gained the confidence to unearth hidden memories. The biggest change that the hypnotherapy has accomplished is that I now look forward to living my life, rather than just surviving it, and that is the greatest gift of all! I no longer regard myself as broken, instead I have mended myself and become something amazing and beautiful!"
Thank you so much Richard for your time and your skills which have given me a new kind of life! A better life! I will always be grateful to you!
Mrs K (Trauma/Depressions)
"I was introduced to Richard at a time when there were a lot of emotionally difficult things going on in my life and although, being a totally non-spiritual cynic, I never thought I'd be the sort of person who ever started a sentence 'My hypnotherapist....' I soon found myself telling friends about the things I had found out in our weekly sessions. For some people hypnotherapy is about giving something up, but for me, it was a form of relaxation and learning. Richard was always kind and empathetic and never seemed fazed by anything I told him. His explanations of the way in which the brain works helped me to understand both my behaviour and that of other people around me, and taught me how to adapt my reactions to situations and individuals in a way that has definitely made me happier. A year on, I still use his relaxation CD if I'm having a particularly stressful time of things, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who felt that something in their life was not quite right, even if they were struggling to identify what was actually wrong. "
Miss C. (Emotional Control Issues)
I first visited Richard last summer because he offered to help tackle my awful insomnia, which was affecting my family life and work in various negative ways. I'd been having trouble sleeping for several years, and just got used to always being a bit tired (I share a house with small noisy boys!). I admit I'm pretty cynical and was not convinced that much could be done. However, with weekly sessions over the next few months, Richard taught me to look at my situation in a completely different way. As well as learning lots of fascinating science stuff about the brain, he also showed me new and calmer ways to drop off to sleep, and an entirely fresh approach to coping with the horrible fear I had about dealing with the next day. I really enjoyed the good humoured nature of our sessions. I may still be a little sleep deprived, but I no longer lie awake gripped with the terrible anxiety that comes with it, and feel so much more positive thanks to Richard...and bear in mind this comes from someone who was very sceptical about hypnotherapy!
Mrs C. (Insomnia)
I am featured in this article published by The Times Newspaper - 17/08/15.
Type of session
Monday to Saturday by appointment