Richard Walker

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Harpenden AL5 & London W1K
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About me

  • Stress, anxiety, frustration / irritability
  • Focus / motivation / burnout
  • Feeling unfulfilled / lost 'mojo'
  • Happiness! 

All these, and more, can underpin almost any condition or problem, including the more familiar such as smoking and weight (eating).

I also enjoy working with children :)

Drawing on over 20 years of experience using and teaching Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and PhD on happiness.  An ex-scientist and problems solver, I get to the root of the problem quickly so we can resolve it permanently.

Training, qualifications & experience

Curiosity has always driven me: educated in Physics, my first job was exploring the ground beneath our feet in oil and coal exploration; next I studied the space above our heads with atmospheric physics; and then the spaces we inhabit (in buildings), and now the space inside our heads.

I have been practising Hypnosis since  1997, since when I went to teach and certify other practitioners both in Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). I am well-known for my depth and breadth of knowledge, and ethical, empathetic approach.

Training and Certification
I have trained with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Tad James (creator of Time Line Therapy®), Richard Bandler (co-creator of NLP), Bobby Bodenhamer (co-author, ‘User’s Manual for the Brain’), Rubin Battino MS (author, ‘Guided Imagery & other approaches to healing’).

What more am I doing?
I have developed the Physics of Happiness, a unique way of understanding our world around us, where it's heading and how we each fit in. Developed in my recent PhD dissertation. I provide professional peer support group for local hypnotherapists, and for over ten years led the Harpenden Complementary Health group, bringing together the public with a wide range of therapists to explore ways of looking after your own health and wellbeing.

Academic qualifications
PhD (Esoterics), MSc (Physics), DIC, BSc hons (Physics)
Visiting Lecturer on “Mind and Environment” on MSc course on Intelligent Buildings– Reading University for over ten years.

Hypnotherapy & NLP  Qualifications
American Board of NLP – Master and Accredited Trainer in NLP.
Time Line Therapy Association – Master and Accredited Trainer in Time Line Therapy®.
American Board of Hypnotherapy – Master Hypnotist.
British Medical Hypnosis Examination Board (London College of Clinical Hypnosis) – Post Grad Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis.
Past supervisor for the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
Qualified Life Coach with the Life Coach Group (member of the CIPD).
Founding chairman of the Harpenden Professional Development group for mind-therapy practitioners and students.

Professional accreditations and memberships
General Hypnotherapy Register: Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP) (highest accreditation level) and accredited trainer in Hypnotherapy.
Member of the CNHC national standards body 
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis: past Full Member for over 20 years.
ANLP India – accredited trainer.

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British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

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£125.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Free initial phone consultation
  • £ 125 for first analysis consultation session (1 hour) in Herts / Beds
  • £ 175 In London Mayfair 
  • Follow on treatment in 2-hour sessions
  • Typically three x 2-hour sessions; sometimes fewer, occasionally more.
  • Stop Smoking treatment in a single 1.5 - 2hr  session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays Tues to Thurs 10.00am to 7.00pm; 
Early / late appts,  on request;
Monday/Friday on request.

Harpenden, Herts, AL5

Wellbeing Centre, 58 South Molton Street, London, Greater London, W1K 5SL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Lift to first floor. Small lip at main entrance threshold may be troublesome for some.

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Richard Walker
Richard Walker