Abetterlife - Richard Walker

Abetterlife - Richard Walker


Bowers Parade

01582 461762

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About me

Hypnotherapy for Stress and Anxiety; also specialist in Weight Control, Smoking Cessation and working with children.

Drawing on over 15 years of experience using Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and my PhD dissertation on happiness. A bit Sherlock Holmes-like, I get to the root of the problem quickly so that 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 over 15 years experience, having begun practising Hypnosis in 1997. I also teach and certify other practitioners at the Hertfordshire College of Hypnosis and NLP which I founded and direct. I am well-known for my deeply ethical and 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 also run a professional peer support group for local hypnotherapists, and lead Harpenden Complementary Health which brings together a wide range of therapists and the public to promote 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.
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis: Full Member (second only to Hon Life member).
Director of the Hertfordshire College of Hypnosis and NLP
ANLP India – accredited trainer.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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.


        • £ 110 for first consultation session (1 hour) in Hertfordshire
        • free initial consultations available on request
        • Subsequent treatment packages at similar rate.
        • Typically three x 2-hour sessions.
        • Stop Smoking treatment in a single session.
        London, W1K
        Harpenden, AL5

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Yes

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


        Mon 12.00 to 6.00pm; Tues to Thurs 10.00am to 6.00pm; Fridays on request.