Tom Bailey

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(MA; BA (hons); Dip CP; Dip Hyp CS)
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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am working face-to-face with clients. Being in the same room together is important in establishing the bond that will be central to our fruitful work.

The hypnotherapy I practice is gentle, collaborative and highly effective. It begins with deep relaxation, which most clients find 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. Those irrational fears and phobias.

Hypnotherapy can help clients to recognize, and overcome, long-standing and deep-rooted issues. Whether you experience fear of travel, social phobia, performance anxiety or addiction, hypnotherapy may be able to help you.

I offer a fifty-minute introductory session, completely 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 session, you will have a good idea as to whether I can help you.

Important to note that I am an holistic practitioner. After our introductory session, I sometimes offer counselling, as an approach to client problems. This may be in conjunction with, or instead of, hypnotherapy.

Over the last ten years, I have developed a way of working congruent with what I consider best practice. Technically speaking, my hypnotherapy is "permissive", rather than "authoritarian".

I love to see clients overcoming their addictions, fears and phobias. I love to see clients happier, healthier and more optimistic about the future than ever before.

(Feb '24: Do not visit my website, incidentally; it's temporarily unavailable).

Hypnotherapy can play an important role in making a profound, and lasting, change in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been running a hypnotherapy practice in Chorlton since 2012. Previously, I spent five years helping clients to overcome addictions, in rehab and detox centres in Manchester. Prior to that, I worked in a move-on unit, for clients with a forensic mental health background.

Helping people to stop smoking is a passion. In 2015, I hosted a free "Stop Smoking Through Hypnotherapy" event in Manchester. In October 2018, I was interviewed live for "Radio City Talk" about hypnotherapy and stopping smoking.

I have extensive experience in the complex area of food and dysfunctional eating. I am happy to discuss hypnotherapy, food and weight, in the 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

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

  • Sleep problems - chronic fatigue; insomnia; troubling dreams.
  • Health concerns.
  • Generalized anxiety - fear for the future.
  • Job interview nerves.
  • Technology and its impact upon human life.

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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

The introductory session is free of charge. This is used to decide whether we can work successfully together.

The fee is then £60 per sixty-minute session.

Some lower-charge sessions are available, for those on lower incomes. Please contact me to discuss this, if necessary.

When I work

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Further information

"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live" (Dorothy Thompson).

Fear increases if we do nothing. When we take positive action, we usually discover that fears begin to diminish and disappear.

Contacting me, through text, email or telephone, is the next step.

Tom Bailey is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Please let me know if you are unable to climb stairs. We can then use a ground-floor room for your session. Unfortunately, The Counselling Rooms are not wheelchair accessible.