Stephen Mawdsley Dip Hyp, DNLP, GQHP, MNCH, GHRreg, CNHCreg,
My name is Steve Mawdsley and I am a professionally qualified clinical Hypnotherapist. I am very lucky & privileged in what I do, helping people achieve their goals and objectives. Every time somebody leaves having achieved their desired goal, I get a big kick and a great deal of Job satisfaction.
I offer a personalised, individual approach combining hypnotherapy, mind mangement, coaching and NLP (nuero linguistic programing) . I treat my clients as individuals and I believe in changing my therapy to fit the client. I believe that my qualifications and professional experience allow me to offer an excellent service to all of my clients, and my treatments are tailored to each individual using the most up to date techniques that are widely recognised as the most efficient interventions.
I try to make it as easy as possible for people to come and see me and to this end I have offices in Preston, Blackpool, Lancaster & Warton.
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a range of emotional and psychological problems and a wide range of unhelpful behaviours. Hypnotherapy is an excellent intervention to support people in making positive changes in their lives. I have heard over the years many people saying such things as “why don’t you just do it” or “ its simple enough anybody can do that”. As individuals we are all have our own life experiences and what is easy for one person, is not necessarily so for another.
If you want to make a positive change in your life then hypnotherapy can be an excellent tool in helping you achieve your goals. Please get in touch if you are interested in a consultation or would like a confidential discussion about how I may be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered with the Complimentary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Member of the Professional Standards Authority
- Certified by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
- Certified Smoking Cessation Specialist
- Certified Weight Management Specialist
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy accredited by the General Hypnotherapy standards council
- Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (DNLP) endorsed by the Guild of Neuro Linguistic Programming
- General qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP) Accepted by the GHR/GHSC
- Registered at practitioner level on the General hypnotherapy register (GHRreg)
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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
As well as the areas already mentioned through experiance I have become a specialist in anxiety and IBS.
- A session lasts between 1 hour & 90 minutes and costs £70
- Smoking cessation is done in one session of between 90 minute & 2 hours and costs £130
My Client Testimonials
After 11 years of anxiety and panic attack’s with various medical help, I wasn’t sure I would be able to relax enough to benefit from clinical hypnosis. However, I was willing to give it a try and I am so glad I did. You put me at ease straight away and with each session I was able to relax into it more and more. Not only have my self-esteem and confidence taken a massive boost, I feel less anxious about the day to day activities that were really difficult for me. I have found an inner calm that I never thought I would feel again. I can’t thank you enough Steve.
Thank you for everything.
Good morning Steve,
I would like to say a massive thank you for helping me to feel whole again. My confidence is grown, I feel so much more balanced and mentally stronger. My anxiety and depression is so much more controlled.
Steve has been fantastic. I had extreme pain and was suffering with stress and anxiety when I first saw him, my confidence was low and I didn't know what to do. He has turned my life around. I would highly reccommed him to anyone! Thank you Steve!
"Hi Steve, How are you? I just thought I'd drop you a quick note to let you know how I am going after my hypnotherapy back in June. Yesterday I sang twice with absolutely no fear and have been really enjoying myself. I have teamed up with another chap and we are building our act more and more and as I said we had two gigs yesterday and they went really well. So, whatever you did mate, it worked so Thank you Thank you." Hugh
"Hi Steve, As you know I have suffered with an ever increasing phobia of frogs & toads (and anything in between) for over 35 years.This fear had been with me since a childhood incident, that had meant I could not look at a photograph of them or even say the words 'frog' or 'toad, at the age of 45, I shouldn't feel like this, but it had just got worse as the years went by. I never expected to ever be able to change that feeling & just learned to work around it.