Stephen Bate DSFH, AfSFH, HPD, MNCH(reg), CNHC(reg)
Hi, I am Stephen Bate a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist specialising in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. This uses a combination of modern therapy techniques to enable people to regain control of their lives, giving them the confidence to make decisions and look positively for ways to change their thinking. I like the way that this combination can help clients achieve fast and lasting results, more than hypnosis alone.
I have always been fascinated with hypnosis and the power of our mind but it was only when I visited a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist that I truly appreciated how powerful it could be and it changed my whole perception. I now approach life with a completely different mindset. Being part of a client's journey to get them to this point too is a real privilege.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with Clifton Practice, which is considered to be the leading hypnotherapy clinic in the country, here I earned my Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD) which is considered the gold standard for Hypnotherapists.
I am proud to be a member of the following professional bodies, the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), these all ensure that their members are fully trained and follow strict codes of conduct.
I am pleased to be a local champion for the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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
Initial Consultation ( 20 % discount for Bluelight cardholders )
This is an informal chat, your chance to discuss the issues you are facing. I also explain how the brain works - don't worry this is not a science lesson! This really helps you to understand what is happening in your mind and how it can make you think and feel you also get a free Hypnosis download to listen to.
** No hypnosis takes place during this session **
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy ( 20 % discount for Bluelight cardholders )
£ 65 per session
This is a regular session to deal with a wide array of issues. Each session is 55 minutes and combines psychotherapy with hypnosis for the treatment of a wide range of conditions including Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Anger, Weight Control, Grief, IBS, Confidence building and many more.
Stop Smoking ( 20 % discount for Bluelight cardholders )
£ 199 one-off fee
A One-off session for stop smoking
one 90 minute session (including audio download)
Time for the mind
Time for the mind to just chill out... No therapy just 30 minutes of hypnosis for the mind to chill out and relax. (including audio download)