Dr Russell Thackeray

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Gateshead NE11 & Ponteland NE20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced hypnotherapist, business psychologist, mediator and coach who specialises in assisting people embed change, achieve goals and build the emotional toughness & resilience that allows them to thrive whatever life throws at them.

I adopt a client-centered approach to create practical and supportive sessions. I believe that the focus of any session is to create a situation where the client can be empowered to move forward - rather than becoming dependent on the therapist or the process itself.

Sessions will usually involve some level of 'home-work' and reporting back to ensure that any desired changes actually take place and are supported until fully embedded.

I offer a number of therapeutic approaches to find the best and most appropriate way to work with  clients whether they are dealing stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss or loneliness, going through a major life transition or simply feel stuck and want a way to move forward. I offer a confidential space that allows you to explore the difficulties, self-criticism and negative thoughts and behaviours that may be holding you back from achieving a happier and balanced life.

My background includes experience as a top ranked professional musician, a career in the business side of music, sales and marketing, operational change in motor retailing, projects in automotive manufacturing, professional regulation, financial services and heading up a substantial Legal operation as its CEO. This breadth allows me to draw on my experiences to create an approach based on the ‘real world’ needs of people and to ensure they are inspired to seize their opportunities in life and at work to live their ‘best life’.

We are based in Ponteland, Newcastle, Gateshead, Hexham and Online

Training, qualifications & experience


MBA - MPhil - MProf

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Emotional Intelligence Certificate

PNI Certificate


NLP Master Practicioner

Reiki Practicioner

A range of business qualifications to allow to the administration and interpretation of psychometric profiles

Member of NGH, ABP, Coaching and CIPD

I am also a qualified Mediator

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


Stress Management

Performance - Work, Life, Sexual,



Sleep/Dreaming and Nightmares

Transgender Issues (I am a trustee of one of the UK's most significant Trans charities)

Photos & videos


£80.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Standard fees range from £80 per session, however, I often create packages of sessions to deal with a specific subject, so why not call me on 07770 811352 to discuss your situation - from there I will prepare you a tailored fee....and a mechanism to manage payments

When I work

I can meet at my therapy room in Jesmond, the MetroCentre or Hexham, at your office or home or online. I have flexible hours as I work with people in different countries and timezones.

Further information

Some people thing that 'therapy' is for those people who are 'failing', 'down' or 'broken'...!

However, Hypnotherapy, Mediation and Coaching are systems and approaches that allow you to maximise opportunities, build on successes and live your best life - to thrive..! They include strategies to (for example) maintain happiness, lock in the secrets to great relationships and constantly innovate and build your well-being. This process of building on your successes and achievements are a major part of the work I do.

In addition, many people believe that therapy doesn't work for men - they contend we don't like to talk - especially about feelings..!  The key is to find the method and approach that works for men as well as other genders...

Gateshead, Tyne and wear, NE11

Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams