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About me

As a qualified professional I am skilled in the confidential, ethical application of Hypnotherapy, Counselling and Life-Coaching techniques. I will work in true partnership with you, to create your own unique personal stepping stones for life...helping you to be the best you can be in a challenging world!

I will work with you to help unleash the power and potential that you hold within your own subconscious mind ....unleashing the power that you have to eradicate the things which are getting in the way of you enjoying most from life's journey.

My ways of working:

I will have an initial consultation with you to establish your desired outcomes from therapy, formulate an integrative approach to therapy that meets your specific needs and then agree this programme with you prior to commencement.
This programme usually lasts between 4 to 8 sessions depending on the clients "presenting issue". Each session lasts no more than an hour and can be delivered at my practice address or the clients home , whichever is most practical. I am fully insured and work within the ethical guidelines of both Hypnotherapy and Counselling societies.

Specialist Areas

Whilst being able to address many generic issues affecting my clients I specialise in Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Phobias, Weight/Pain/Anger Management, Loss & Grief, Confidence and Self-Esteem, as well as coming to terms with work, life and relationship issues...i.e. public speaking, exam/interview nerves, facing redundancy, terminal illness, suddenly single etc.

If you want to know more about how I achieve this, then please give me a call on my mobile or drop me a line via e-mail. If I am unable to take your call, I will endeavour to get back to you within 24hrs. I hope you enjoy visiting my website where I have shared a lot of useful information about "Talking Therapies" and to help you to understand how these can empower you to get more fulfilment from life!

Take the first stepping stone....give me a call or visit my website.....why wouldn’t you?

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered member of the National Hypnotherapy Society
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP

After a successful career in consultancy helping large companies to achieve business goals, I have set up my private Hypnotherapy, Counselling & Life-coaching practice to do similar at a humanistic and personal level.

In essence, I shifted from:

“Helping organisations to be the best they can be in a challenging world”
“Helping individuals to be the best they can be in a challenging world”

I have now discovered my own real true gifts and talent and get tremendous fulfilment from helping others get more from life, overcome the personal challenges they are faced with or to reach the aspirations they dream of.

I am currently a Director/Trustee at Veterans in Sefton (A registered Charity that supports former military men, women and their families).

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy


My Fees vary dependent on the presenting issues of the client.

However, further details of these are available are in the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ's section of my website.

Further information

Life was once described to me as “ Like trying to cross a fast flowing river using a series of stepping stones".

Sometimes they are large, solid under foot and the crossing is pleasant and enjoyable... sometimes the stepping stones are small, slippery and cause you to wobble or fall....sometimes there appears to be no stepping stones at all!”

If there are personal issues and challenges in your life that you need to face up to, need support with, or you have unfulfilled dreams and aspirations..... you have come to the right place!

I will help build your stepping stones for Life!

Lotus House
Red Cat Lane
St. Helens
WA11 8RT

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Home visits is an option to my clients.


Afternoons, Weekends and Evenings

Stephen Calderbank (Ad Pro Dip PC), MBACP

Stephen Calderbank (Ad Pro Dip PC), MBACP