Roger Gilbert

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MA (Cantab), D Hyp (Distinction) PDCHyp, MBSCH
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Leeds, Yorkshire (West), LS17 7BW
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About me

Anxiety/Stress: "Roger has been a fantastic support I have found him a sensitive and easy person to discuss my concerns with. He has enabled me to deal with anxiety with regard to work issues, in particular cyber phobia. I am now feeling much calmer and confident about work related issues.... I would highly recommend him as a therapist to anyone experiencing anxiety ..he is a highly skilled and emotionally intelligent person." GF, Leeds

Hello, I am Roger Gilbert, an experienced clinical hypnotherapist based in Yorkshire, offering help both face to face and online. I began seeing clients for counselling/therapy/coaching in 1993 and have been a full time hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner since 2014. In recent years I have trained and practised as a Havening Techniques practitioner and mBit coach. I believe that this combination of approaches gives me the tools to help my clients change the way they feel, think and act, and get the most out of life.

Corona virus update

In view of the corona virus, I am currently working with clients exclusively online or over the telephone. If the idea of doing a counselling or hypnotherapy session over the telephone or internet is new to you, it is actually quite straightforward and works very well. The testimonial above was from someone who I helped with online sessions during the corona virus lockdown.

Online sessions

There are now a number of ways of communicating via technology - the telephone and a range of video-conferencing platforms. I use a video-conferencing platform which does not require you to download any software, is easy to use and encrypted, but I can use all the usual video platforms such as Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp as well as some others too! If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with video calls, I can help you.

How can I help

My areas of special expertise are anxiety, stress, negative emotions, and insomnia, but over the years I have helped people with many other problems - including, for example, phobias, stopping smoking, bereavement, addiction to prescription drugs, exam nerves, public speaking and confidence building.

I use a range of approaches, depending on the needs of my clients:

  • hypnotherapy (I am a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis)
  • Neurolinguistic Programming (I am a master practitioner)
  • mBit coaching (I am a certified coach) and
  • Havening Techniques (I am a registered practitioner).

My sessions (other than for smoking) last an hour and a quarter. The number of sessions needed depends on the nature of the issue. Smoking cessation is a one-session "treatment" lasting about two and a half hours and the price includes a free "top up" if needed within a month.

Getting in touch...

I am always pleased to answer any questions you may have about the services I offer, so, if you would like some more information or you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch by ringing me on 0113 285 7136 or 07903 462 715 or email me at

I offer a FREE no obligation 20 minute consultation when you can tell me what help you are looking for and find out about me and the help I can offer.

If you would like to subscribe to my free newsletter, please click on this link and give your name and email address:  Everyone who signs up will be able to download a FREE MP3 audio "Sleep well"

"I found that it worked really well for me and enabled me to drift off into a deep sleep without waking throughout the night several times. I always feel well rested when I've used the hypnotherapy to get to sleep." VT Leeds.


Here are some of the testimonials I have received. You can find more on my website.

"Roger was warm and friendly and extremely professional. He has helped me immensely in a short period of time with my mental and emotional wellbeing. I would highly recommend him to those in need of mental and emotional help including traumas. He is an exceptionally intelligent individual." [personal details withheld by request]

Insomnia: "Dear Roger, I have had five lovely nights’ sleep. Thank you a lot." AO, Leeds

Bullying at work: "You are extremely good at what you do. You make it all seem so easy and natural and fun" PH, Leeds

Anxiety: "I have struggled with anxiety for many years....I have had three sessions of havening and the release from such strong feelings of anxiety astonishing. I am sincerely grateful to Roger and cannot recommend an appointment with him highly enough." AM, Leeds

About me

After studying Classics at Cambridge University, I trained as a lawyer and I practised as a solicitor for many years.

I first became involved in the therapy field in 1985 as a client. This gave me a deep understanding of counselling and therapy from the perspective of the client and it was as a result of these experiences that I realised that I wanted to work in that field myself. I have been in practice since 1993.

My other interests include running a conservation group, and playing the ukulele.

Training, qualifications & experience

In practice since 1993. Full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis since 2001.

  • 1989: Certificate in counselling skills
  • 1990: Practitioner certificate in NLP:
  • 1992: Second practitioner certificate in NLP
  • 1992: Master practitioner certificate in NLP
  • 1997: Certificate in clinical hypnosis
  • 1998: Diploma with distinction in clinical hypnosis awarded by British Medical Hypnotherapy Examinations Board
  • 2003: Practitioner diploma in clinical hypnosis
  • 2003: Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique
  • 2012: Certified Civil and Commercial mediator
  • 2014: Second master practitioner certificate in NLP
  • 2014: Certified mBit coach
  • 2016: Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner

Qualifications and experience

I started training as a counsellor in 1988, obtaining a certificate in counselling skills from Park Lane College, Leeds. After that I studied Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) obtaining a practitioner certificate in 1990, a second practitioner certificate in 1992, and a master practitioner certificate in 1992. I later trained as a hypnotherapist with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis and qualified with distinction in 1998. I have been a full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis since 2001. I have attended many additional short trainings over the years.

From 1993 to 2000 I was a volunteer student counsellor for Leeds Metropolitan University and from 2000 to 2017 I was a volunteer hypnotherapist for Anxiety UK (formerly the Phobics Society).

Over the years I have played an active part in the therapy field in Leeds - putting on short courses in NLP and related subjects, running an NLP practice group from 1993 to 2000, and running a resource group for hypnotherapists and NLP practitioners from 2001 to date. During 2013 and 2014 I undertook further training in NLP and gained a second master practitioner certificate in July 2014.

In November 2014 I successfully completed training as an mBit coach (Multiple Brain Integration Technologies) - a powerful approach which ensures that your heart, head and gut instincts are all aligned and working together.

In August 2016, I became a certified practitioner of Havening Techniques.

I also run laughter workshops from time to time!

Member organisations

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.

There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.

Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I am happy to give talks to groups about hypnotherapy, NLP or any of my other services.

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£65.00 - £95.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I charge £95 per session (lasting an hour and a quarter) for people who are in employment and £65 per session for people who are not.   However, I feel it is important that people should get the help they need irrespective of their circumstances, so I offer two sessions a week at a reduced price.

I do not ask clients to sign up for a course of sessions.

I can take payment by bank transfer or card payment.

When I work

Appointments available Monday to Friday during the day and evenings. Limited appointments at weekends.

Further information

Hypnotherapy is very helpful with all sorts of issues including:

  • anxiety and phobias
  • exam nerves
  • pain management
  • study skills
  • public speaking and presentations
  • stress management
  • anaesthesia and preparation for surgery
  • emotional issues
  • relationship problems
  • smoking, addiction and habit disorders
  • sleeping better
  • cancer treatment (eg. needle phobias, nausea)
  • enhancing confidence

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is an entirely natural, relaxed state which you experience many times a day, and when you experience hypnotherapy - the use of hypnosis for beneficial purposes - for the first time, you will probably be surprised by how pleasant and "normal" it feels.

The benefit of consciously entering this relaxed state in a hypnotherapy session is that is a way of:

  • getting in touch with your imagination, creativity, inner strengths and healing abilities
  • gaining a greater understanding of what is going on in your life
  • helping you clarify your needs and goals
  • helping you to explore options and solutions
  • using your experiences and resources to move forward in a way in which fits you and what is important to you

In my experience everyone responds to and can benefit from hypnotherapy, though-like everything in life-everyone is different and you may respond more quickly or more slowly at different times.

Sometimes people think that hypnotherapy is a form of mind control. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you enter a state of hypnosis you do so of your own free will. You are not under the power of the hypnotherapist. You are fully aware and fully able to "wake up" if you wish.

8 The Grove, Leeds, Yorkshire (West), LS17 7BW

Type of session

In person

Key details

In view of the corona virus situation, all sessions are currently by video call or telephone.