Tom Bailey (MA; BA (hons); Dip CP; Dip Hyp CS)
The hypnotherapy I practice is gentle, collaborative, effective. It begins with deep relaxation, which most clients find very enjoyable.
Once the conscious mind is quietened, through this relaxation process, the subconscious can be addressed. It is in the subconscious that unwanted habits and fears lurk - the urge to smoke or to eat unhealthy food, for example.
Hypnotherapy can help clients to recognise, and overcome, long-standing and deep-rooted issues. Whether you experience generalized anxiety, fear of travel, social phobia, performance anxiety, overeating or an addiction, hypnotherapy may be able to help you.
I offer a fifty-minute introductory session, face-to-face and free of charge. This session is used to discuss your issues and lifestyle. I will also explain how hypnotherapy works in general, and how I work in particular. At the end of this free session, you will have a good idea as to whether hypnotherapy can work for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been running a hypnotherapy practice in Chorlton for six years. Previously, I spent five years helping clients to overcome addictions. Prior to that, I worked with clients experiencing mental health issues.
Helping people to stop smoking is a passion. I smoked for 25 years and hypnotherapy helped me stop, for good. In 2015, I hosted a "Stop Smoking Through Hypnotherapy" event in Manchester. In October 2018, I was interviewed live for "Radio City Talk" about hypnotherapy and stopping smoking for good.
Weight loss through hypnotherapy is another specialism. I have extensive experience in this area and am happy to discuss weight loss - and how hypnotherapy might help you - in an introductory session.
I hold a Diploma (distinction) in Hypnotherapy from Chrysalis, an accredited professional training scheme. I have a BA in Philosophy from the University of Essex, and MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester. I am also a fully-qualified Counsellor.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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
- Driving test anxiety.
- Job interview anxiety.
- Technology and its impact upon relationships. I specialize in using hypnotherapy (and counselling) in the treatment of Smartphone or internet addiction.
- Weight loss through hypnotherapy.
The introductory session is free of charge. This is used to decide whether we can work successfully together.
An individual, personal treatment package can then be agreed.
Fees are £50 per hour-long session. A reduced rate is offered if you book four, six or eight sessions.
I offer concessionary rates for those on lower incomes - if I have the capacity.
"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live" (Dorothy Thompson).
Fear is often kept alive through inaction. When we take positive action, we often discover that fear begins to disappear.
Making contact is the next step in banishing your fear.
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Type of session
Evenings or daytimes throughout the week.