Roger Gilbert MA (Cantab), D Hyp (Distinction) PDCHyp, MBSCH

Roger Gilbert MA (Cantab), D Hyp (Distinction) PDCHyp, MBSCH

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8 The Grove
Yorkshire (West)
LS17 7BW

0113 285 7136 / 07903 462715

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About me

After leaving Cambridge University, I trained as a lawyer and I practised as a solicitor for over thirty years. I have been a full-time hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner for the last two years has helped people with these skills on a part-time basis since 1993.

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 help other people.

I trained in Neuro-linguistic programming and then hypnotherapy because these seemed - and still seem - to me to be the quickest and most successful routes to help people to make changes in the way they think, feel and behave, and to get the most out of life.

Recently, I have trained as an mBit coach and as a Havening Techniques practitioner.

How can I help you?

Contact me for help with stress management, phobias, fears and anxiety, smoking cessation and much more.

Over the years I have helped people with all kinds of problems - including quitting smoking, phobias of many different kinds, fear of flying, bereavement, addiction to prescription drugs, exam nerves, public speaking, weight loss, addiction to alcohol and gambling, social phobia, insomnia, confidence building, and stress management.

For most issues, my sessions last an hour and a quarter which gives me time to talk to you and tailor the session to your precise needs. The number of sessions needed varies depending on the nature of the issue.

For smoking cessation, the session lasts about two and a half hours and the price includes a free "top up" if needed within a month.

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What happens next?

I am always pleased to answer any questions you might have about any of the services I offer, so, if you would like to book an appointment, or if there is any further information you would like, please get in touch by ringing me on 0113 285 7136 or 07903 462 715 or click here to send me an email.

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

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 since 2000 I have been 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!

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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.

        Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with


        I am happy to come and give talks to groups about hypnotherapy or NLP.

        I have made a very well received CD on sleeping well which I will be happy to send to you for £10 inclusive of postage and packing.

        I run a successful group of conservation volunteers and play the ukulele!

        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.

        Leeds, LS17 7BW

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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