Stuart Downing DMH CPNLP DHyp EMDR Dip MNACHP Cht

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The Cottage Therapy Centre
12 New Street

Treatment Rooms
1619 Warwick Road
West Midlands
B93 9LF

01926 910031 / 07825 599340

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About me

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Ask yourself - what is preventing you from resolving issues, holding you back from leading a more fulfilling, satisfying and healthier life? Lasting change is possible, taking back control of your emotions, releasing ...fear, anxiety, stress, guilt, jealousy..

Your desire and commitment is ALL that is required to achieve FANTASTIC LIFE CHANGING RESULTS!

I can help you drop that unwanted behaviour, remove fears/phobias/addictions, improve that performance or achieve that dream.

Change will involve utilising rapid techniques and need not take months or years for effective results.  I am a fast working therapist, one of only 90 UK approved Psychosensory Techniques and Principles Practitioners  (PSY-Tap), who seek to remove the root cause quickly.

The result is YOU save time, money and hassle, and achieve your improvement far sooner.

Whether you're wanting to make a few adjustments to an already contented life, or are in desperate need of help, my aim is to facilitate your full recovery in the very shortest period of time, empowering you to live your life to its greatest potential – the life you deserve to lead.

It is important to remember that however much you may be suffering, what you are experiencing is a sequence of negative events locked in a particular moment in time. With help, this period will pass.

What is addiction and how to beat it ?

Vast numbers of us do things to excess, or have the feeling that it might be difficult to stop doing something, or sometimes wonder why on earth we have just done something that seemed attractive before we did it.
Over 25% of all Britons smoke, for example, a behaviour that costs tens of thousands of pounds in the course of an average lifetime, and not only shortens that life but makes it unpleasant for others and often dreadful for the smoker. However, a proper understanding of the givens of human nature could change all that.
Addiction spreads to every kind of pleasurable behaviour: drinking, surfing (wave and internet), sex, food, and so on. Some activities or substances can generate a feeling that is so powerful that life without that feeling may never seem worthwhile again. For example, many gamblers have a big win early in their career and then spend the rest of their life chasing that buzz.

My first consideration will always be the confidentiality of our client therapist relationship, your welfare, safety and comfort. Your treatment session will be, first and foremost, unique to you and will begin the process whereby you start to re-frame the problem and to circumvent whatever blockages are preventing you from leading a normal and happy life.

  • Overcome - Drug addictions - Cocaine, Cannabis…, Smoking, Gambling, Excessive  Alcohol Consumption, Emotional Eating.
  • Remove - Anxiety, Phobias, Fears,  Depression, Low Self Esteem, Stress, Social Anxiety, Blushing, Shyness and Nervousness.
  • Enjoy - Deep, Restful Rejuvenating Sleep, Increased Energy, Self Control and Freedom  
  • Become - More Confident, Happier, Self Assured.
  • Develop new relationships with Food, Lose Weight, Look Great, Fitter and Healthier.

This is my day job, it’s what I do, it’s who I am and I live for it.

I will deliver the best possible outcome for you. I invest heavily in Continuing Professional Development and I am only as good as my last client.

All the answers are within you. You will be amazed by what you can do and what your mind can do.  After all, both belong to you and are inseparable.

If you're not sure, just pick up the phone and have a no obligation chat before you decide. Please call 01926 910031 or 07825 599340.

Life changes, and so can you!

Specialist Websites

Anxiety  -

Eating Disorders-

Cocaine Addiction -


Stop Smoking -

Gambling Addiction -

Alcohol Addiction -

Addiction -

Sleep -



Life Coaching-

Lanzarote -

Harley Street -

Call Stuart - 01926 910031 / 07825 599340

Training, qualifications & experience

  • D.M.H.         Master Hypnotist
  • D.Hyp         Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • CPNLP        Clinical Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • DNLP          Advanced Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • MNACHP     Clinical Psychotherapist
  • EMDR         Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Practitioner
  • PSY-TAP     Practitioner of Psychosensory Techniques and Principles
  • Advanced Weight Control & Hypnotic Banding Therapist - AWLH member
  • Advanced Smoking Cessation Specialist
  • Depression Therapist
  • Kinetic Shift Practitioner
  • Parts Therapist Practitioner
  • Transactional Hypnosis Practitioner
  • Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • DBS Enhanced Certificate
  • Memberships
  • GHR               Registered (General Hypnotherapy Register)
  • MNCH           Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy
  • GHSC             Validated Practitioner (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council)
  • IMDHA           International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
  • AWLH             Association of Weight Loss Hypnotherapists
  • PSY-TAP       Psychosensory Techniques and Principles Practitioner
  • NGH               National Guild of Hypnotists , Inc
  • I H A               International Hypnosis Association
  • HA                 Hypnotherapy Association
  • IAPH               International Alliance of Professional Hypnotists
  • NACHP           National Association of Counsellors, Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists
  • IACT               International Association of Counselors and Therapists
  • IBS Register   Member of the IBS Register Specialist in IBS treatment
  • PCSG             Member of Primary Care Society for for Gastroenterology
  • CNHC             Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • GSMTS         Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists
  • GSCST         Guild for Smoking Cessation Specialists & Therapists
  • MELT             Member of the Mind Emotion Liberation Techniques
  • ACMT           Association of Complete Mind Therapists
  • IPPA             Member International Positive Psychology Association
  • Anxiety UK     Approved Therapist
  • FDAP           Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • PLTA             Member of the Past Life Therapists Association
  • CRSST         Accredited Practitioner (Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists)


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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

        Achieving Your Full Potential      
        Binge Drinking
        Bed Wetting                                
        Bruxism - (Teeth Grinding / Excessive Jaw Clenching)
        Cannabis Addiction
        Cervical Dystonia - Spasmodic Torticollis - (Involuntary Muscle Contractions)
        Chocolate Addiction                    
        Crohn’s Disease
        Communication Skills
        Conversation Starting                  
        Controlling Emotions / Feelings / Reactions
        Enhanced Creativity - (including Writers Block)
        Dealing with Difficult People
        Dermotillomania (Compulsive Scratching)        
        Disappointment / Disillusionment  
        Ease with the Opposite Sex    
        Emetophobia - (Fear of Being Sick / Vomiting)
        Emotional Intelligence                  
        Erectile Dysfunction  
        Excessive Sweating                      
        Exercise - Increasing Motivation
        Facial Tics                                    
        Fear of Abandonment
        Fear of Ageing                            
        Fear Of Authority
        Fear Of Bees And Wasps            
        Fear Of Birds
        Fear Of Cancer                            
        Fear Of Cats
        Fear Of Confrontation                  
        Fear Of Crowds
        Fear Of The Dark                        
        Fear Of Death - (Morbidity)
        Fear Of The Dentist                    
        Fear Of Dining Out
        Fear Of Doctors                          
        Fear Of Dogs
        Fear Of Driving                            
        Fear Of Elevators
        Fear Of Failure
        Fear Of Flying - Learn to Fly Relaxed
        Fear Of General Anaesthesia      
        Fear Of Germs
        Fear Of A Heart Attack                  
        Fear Of Heights
        Fear Of Hospitals                          
        Fear Of Leaving Home
        Fear Of Needles                            
        Fear Of Noise
        Fear Of Public Speaking              
        Fear Of Sharks
        Fear Of Snakes                            
        Fear of Spiders
        Fear Of Success                          
        Fear Of Terrorism
        Fear Of Thunder                        
        Fear Of Travel
        Fear Of Violence                          
        Fear Of Vomiting
        Fear Of Water                              
        Feel Attractive
        Fertility & Conception                    
        Fibromyalgia - Chronic Pain
        Flirting Confidence
        Food & Weight Issues                  
        Gambling Addiction
        Globus Hystericus (Lump in the Throat)
        Grief And Loss
        Hair Pulling (Trichotilomania)
        I.B.S. - (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
        Improving Concentration
        Impulse Buying                             
        Increased Libido
        Increased Personal Popularity      
        Internet Addiction
        Interpersonal Skills                       
        Interview Skills
        Irrationality - Irrational Fears        
        Job Skills                                     
        Letting Go Of The Past                
        M.E. - (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
        Memory Problems                       
        Morbidity - Fear of Dying
        Musicians & Singers' Nerves (Stage Fright)
        Nail Biting                                     
        Obsessing - (O.C.D. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
        Pain Management                        
        Panic Attacks
        Parenting Skills                            
        Personal Development
        Personal Fitness                          
        Personal Productivity
        Personal Skills                             
        Positive Thinking
        Post Traumatic Stress                 
        Pregnancy And Childbirth
        Premature Ejaculation                 
        Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
        Presentation Skills - Presenting with Confidence
        Public Speaking
        Relaxation Techniques              
        Scratching / Itching
        Self Discipline                             
        Self-Control / Decision Making
        Self Motivation                              
        Self Sabotage
        Sexual Enhancement                    
        Sexual Issues
        Shopping Addiction                    
        Skin Picking                                  
        Social Issues - Social Confidence
        Speaking Clearly
        Sports Performance                      
        Stage Fright
        Stopping Negative Thinking          
        Stopping Smoking
        Stress - Stress Management       
        Tension Headaches                      
        Troubled Childhood                     
        Unfamiliar Surroundings
        Virtual Gastric Band                     
        Wedding Nerves
        Weight Loss                                
        What Others Think
        Workplace Well-being                    
        Writer's Block

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        • Therapy Introduction
        • Therapy Expectation
        • Anxiety
        • Eating Disorders
        • Gambling Issues?
        • Anger
        • Depression
        • Weight Loss
        • Panic Attacks
        • Stress
        • Smoking
        • Sexual Issues
        • Anxiety/ Stress and depression
        • Gambling Addiction ?
        • Weight Loss Hypnotherapy /Life Coaching
        • Weight Loss Hypnotherapy
        • Gambling Addiction ?
        • Sleep Issues
        • Drug Addiction ?
        • Cocaine Addiction?
        • Anxiety ?
        • Welcome to Hypnotherapy4Freedom
        • Matthew Testimonial
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        • Cognitive Hypnotherapy in 3 minutes
        • How to hypnotise a deadly shark
        • Does Hypnosis Work?
        • Hypnosis
        • Hypnotherapy
        • Lose Weight Today !
        • Stop Smoking in 2 Hours !
        • Confidence
        • Depression
        • Your Wonderful Mind
        • The Hypnotherapy Office
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        • Think Like a Winner
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        My Professional fees are:

        Free 30 minute telephone consultation

        Single Appointment         (60 minutes appointment)   £95.00

        Weekdays                        ( 90 minute appointment)   £125.00

        Evening Appointments after 5.30 pm ( 2 hour)        £145.00

        Weekend Appointments                        (2 hour)        £145.00

        30 minutes telephone consultation                           - FREE

        Smoking Cessation (2 hour intensive session)           £225.00

        "Weight Loss - *OFFER* - Book in April  2019

        3 x 2 hour appointments -  £375.00 "

        Clinical Psychotherapist

        Professional Life Coaching -

        London Appointments available -

        Lanzarote Appointments available -

        Full DBS Enhanced Certificate

        Payment can be made by Bacs, Paypal or cash

        Appointments are available am and pm weekdays, evenings and weekends.

        Telephone 01926 910031 / 07825 599340

        Appointments also available at:

        35510 Puerto del Carmen
        Canary Islands

        Further information

                              Advanced Weight Loss Hypnotherapy

        ** SPECIAL OFFER - Booked in June 2018  - 3 X 2 HOUR INTENSIVE WEIGHT LOSS APPOINTMENTS - SPECIAL OFFER PRICE - BOOK EARLY £395.00 ..... RRP £480.00 .
                                      GET SLIM FOR SUMMER  !!!

        Emotional eating
        can and does sabotage any attempt at weight loss.

        If you want to change your have to change your mind......

        How you think determines what you eat. Everything we do comes from a thought, unconscious or conscious.

        Most of our habits and behaviours, including eating habits, are formed in our subconscious mind.

        From an early age, you learn that if you cry, you get fed. If you fall over or do well, you are rewarded, maybe with a biscuit or becomes a comfort, an eating pattern which makes you feel better. Diets have been around for 70 years and the population is getting more overweight than ever, what does that say about diets?? Diabetes is now at record numbers, why?

        In order to successfully lose weight and remain slim, you have to change your thought processes around food.

        Change your mind with Weight Loss Hypnotherapy - think more and eat less. Experience fantastic results now. Choose a healthier, slimmer you!!!

        Call me 07825 599340 for a free, no - obligation consultation .

        Recent Testimonials

        "I sought Stuart s help, tried lots of diets , that worked in a fashion whilst I was on them, only to find the weight piled back on the minute i stopped dieting !.
        4 sessions of hypnotherapy and after 3 months I have lost 2 dress sizes and the weight stays off ! I both feel and look good and have a fantastic healthy relationship with food and exercise
        I cannot believe how stress free around food and easy my eating is now .No more rewarding or over indulging with food and thankfully no more yo -yo dieting and counting calories .
        Thank you , it really works ."
        Georgina , Birmingham Jan 2017

        "I am the mother of a teenage son who suffers from anxiety and OCD.

        He did not sleep through the night until he was 14 and then it was only with yoga breathing and a great deal of time spent that he relaxed enough to drift off and stay asleep all night.

        A disturbing incident in his primary school years compounded the problem and as he reached his mid teens, his anxiety was causing self destructive behaviour.

        After a series of visits to Stuart, my son has re-gained his self confidence and his belief that he is capable of controlling what happens to him. This is a major achievement and I will be eternally grateful to Stuart for turning around the negative thoughts of fear and exposure to disaster that were in my son’s mind and affected his every waking moment. Particularly at night when he was terrified by nightmares and night terrors.

        My son is now a different person. He has self control, he can calm his mind and relax in order to think clearly and positively about daily challenges. This priceless skill he has learnt from Stuart. He is changing his social behaviour and taking care of himself more.

        I am so proud of the strong young man that he has grown into and I thank Stuart for helping him to turn a crucial corner.

        Stuart has helped to turn my son away from a dangerous road and I am incredibly thankful for that."

        A happy mother.

        Dawn - Warwickshire Oct 2016

        "I contacted Stuart , needed to lose some weight .Two and half months later, 4 sessions and i have lost 3 stone and the weight loss continues.
        Hypnotherapy installed in me the right mental approach to food, portion control and motivation to exercise . Highly recommended, great lasting results "
        Steve , Warwickshire Oct 2016.

        "I also went to Stuart so that I could get help dealing with my anxiety problem which developed in my teens because of chronic blushing. I underwent keyhole surgery (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, or ETS) to stop the physical act of blushing but I was still left with mental scars that gave me day to day problems and prevented me from moving on with certain aspects of my life.My anxiety would go through the roof during social situations and I would constantly feel on edge. I would plan every part of my day to try and avoid certain people and situations, and I would constantly scan my surroundings for perceived threats. After a few sessions with Stuart I found that I had actually done things without even thinking about being anxious and my level of anxiety in social situations had more or less disappeared. I no longer scan my surroundings and I now feel like I have the confidence to get on with my life in the knowledge that my fight or flight response will no longer be activated in public situations. I never thought it would be possible to feel normal and anxiety free so I will always be thankful to Stuart for helping me get over these issues and I would recommend anyone with the same type of problem to please give Stuarts hypnotherapy sessions a go as the results will be life changing. "

        Recent Testimonials

        William , Birmingham Sept 2016

        "As I mentioned in my last email, I had a drink for the first time in over a year and things were completely different like you said they would be. It's hard to explain but I will give it a try. When I used to touch a drink before, I would always develop the same binge pattern of drinking that would last for weeks or even months in which I would drink and drink until I was extremely ill, paranoid and penniless. As soon as I would start drinking I would drink at speed with just one thought in mind, about where the next drink was coming from. Once I was drunk I would always buy more booze so that I could drink again in the morning. I always had an overwhelming urge to do this no matter what. Even if I thought about not letting one drink turn into a binge beforehand, once I was drunk all these plans would go out the window. I would always feel sorry for myself and guilty, which would make me drink even more. This would obviously spiral out of control as my anxiety would go through the roof. But this time the urge to drink more had completely gone. I was totally in control of my drinking and did not feel the compulsion to drink more. It sounds so simple but I just felt in control and at ease with it. I feel confident now that I can enjoy a drink like a normal person which is a massive thing in my life. I don't have to worry about falling into a dark hole again. Thank you again for your help."


        "As a 20 year smoker, a session with Stuart gave me the additional tools and willpower to finally stop. I have to say that the work we did together has enabled me to adopt a significantly healthier lifestyle. I have recommended Stuart to several friends and have had nothing but positive feedback. " David Feb 2016

        "Having seen the success that Stuart Downing achieved with a friend in Lanzarote.  I decided to book an appointment.  One session later and I have been smoke-free for over 2 weeks with minimal cravings.  I feel confident that this is for good.  Thanks a million.  Jackie" March 2016

        "I had smoked cigarettes since my late teens.  I did not think that I could ever give up smoking.  I was conscious that I was missing out on activities with my friends.  Precluded from going inside anywhere.  So, whilst in Lanzarote I contacted Stuart Downing to arrange a consultation.  I thought that I would give hypnotherapy a try.  Much to my amazement it worked.  For the first 3 days I had longings for a cigarette every now and then but would use Stuart's technique to combat those feelings.  All my friends are also suitably amazed that Stuart in their eyes has performed an absolute miracle and there is a queue forming to follow in my footsteps – for once!   So after smoking for 47 years, I am now an ex-smoker.  Have no aching muscles and I feel 5 years younger." Liz K March 2016
        "Hi, I went to eventually went to see Stuart when I realised and finally admitted to myself that there was a problem. I think I was just like everyone else with an addiction, I’m alright, I can stop when I want it’s not a problem…. but it was…I hadn’t realised just how much money I was losing, a gambler only ever remembers their wins so you think your doing ok…I’d get up in the morning and my first thought would be to reach for my phone and check odds for the day, it could be anything racing, football, tennis, anything at all because gambling becomes an addiction just like drugs….i would bet on anything, even if I didn’t know anything about the sport or race or runners, I just liked the buzz of being involved. With the internet so readily available and numerous online bookies I could bet any time anywhere on anything at all…if I lost I would be straight away trying to recoup my losses and if It didn’t work out for me I would get angry and bet again and again until I won but generally you don’t get all your money back so then it’s I’ll just have one more bet…it wasn’t until I’d maxed out on my credit cards that I was forced to do something, so I called Stuart, he made an appointment to see me very quickly and just listened, whilst I admitted my failings and finally asked for help, the techniques he’s used to help me really worked over time I’ve managed to get on top of my addiction, his fast intervention has helped me regain my life, self respect and I’ve removed my gambling fix…sometimes it can still be a battle but Stuart is always available and by using the techniques and method he has given me I’m able to really enjoy life again without feeling the need for a bet."

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        Counselling or hypnotherapy: what works?

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        Your self image: How does it influence your ability to change?

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        Kenilworth, CV8 2EZ
        Solihull, B93 9LF

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

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        Other languages: None


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        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Free 30 minute telephone consultation Appointments are available am and pm weekdays, evenings and weekends .