About me

I am sorry that this section is called about me. That is a feature of this website and I can’t change it. It’s not about me. It’s about you.

About You

  • Is anxiety affecting your daily life?
  • Do you struggle with panic attacks?
  • Is your mind always racing?
  • Is worry keeping you awake at night?
  • Do you have a general feeling that something bad is about to happen?
  • Are you plagued by negative thoughts?
  • Do you find yourself being over emotional, sad or angry for example?
  • Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
  • Do you have difficulty in relaxing or switching off?
  • Do you worry about your health? Fear that a headache might be a brain tumour, a twinge in your chest is a heart attack coming on, or that an innocent bodily sensation is a sign of cancer?

If you identify with any of these things you are not alone.  There is nothing seriously wrong with you. These are just some common symptoms of anxiety. 

I have some good news for you. You don’t have to live like that any longer!

My name is Tony Leake. I lived with anxiety and panic attacks for many years. It took a huge toll on my relationships, my work and both my mental and physical health.  Since overcoming my own anxiety, I have spent the last decade helping others to do the same. Perhaps I can help you too?

** PLEASE NOTE ** I am not a general practitioner. If you are struggling with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Stress or Phobias I can help. For anything else, there are many people on here who will be able to offer you advice. 

I do not work in the same way as many therapists, so it would be useful if you read my whole profile before calling me. 

I offer 3 levels of service – each one is outlined below. Once you have read through these, if you would like more detail then please visit my website for a fuller explanation. Or if you prefer, feel free to send me an email or text and we can arrange a convenient time to talk. 

  • Option 1 – Individual Anxiety Therapy 
  • Option 2 – Taming and Overcoming Anxiety.  A 6 week, online and self-paced programme
  • Option 3 – Therapeutic Coaching 

Individual Anxiety Therapy. (£97 per session)

This is a mixture of therapy and life coaching. It is most suited to anyone who is experiencing anxiety and is serious about overcoming it.  

Although it may vary, most people usually have between 4 and 6 sessions. The first 2 or 3 sessions will usually be weekly with the aim or reducing symptoms as quickly as possible. After that we would usually space out our time together. 

Taming and Overcoming Anxiety (£197 one off fee for lifetime access)

A 6 week, online and self-paced programme. Please note this is a pre-recorded course and does not contain any individual coaching or therapy.

This is suitable for anyone who is experiencing mild to moderate anxiety but can function normally most of the time.

The course is taken over 6 weeks to allow what you are learning to settle in and begin to work. It cannot be taken any faster.  If you need more immediate help, or if what you’re experiencing is more severe, then I would recommend 1-2-1 help. If you’re unsure, then please get in touch. 

See the video at the bottom of this page for a more in-depth introduction.  Please take a look at the course page for full contents of the course.  https://tonyleake.com/taming-and-overcoming-anxiety-programme/

Therapeutic Coaching (£147 per session)

Taking this longer-term approach, we can go way beyond what is included in traditional therapy.

Therapy is traditionally about making a problem go away.  That is a good thing but so much more is possible. 

If therapy is about giving you tools to deal with the ups and downs of life, then coaching is about transformation. Transforming you into the kind of person who doesn’t need tools because they don’t get affected by what is happening around them.

Have you ever met anyone who never seems to get stressed or worried, no matter what is going on? Through coaching I can help you to become more like them. 

Once again this is also a mix of therapy and coaching.  Our priority will be to deal with whatever symptoms have brought you to this site. Once we have done that, we can move on to redesigning your life on your terms. 

You do not have to live with anxiety.  Get in touch today and let’s get you moving forward.  All enquires are treated in the strictest confidence. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
  • Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
  • Advanced Diploma of Professional Stress Management - Distinction.
  • Diploma in Smoking Cessation Therapy.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Master Practitioner.
  • Emotional Transformation (EmoTrance) Practitioner.

Additional CPD training in:

  • Anxiety management
  • Weight loss
  • Gastric band hypnotherapy
  • Pain management

Member organisations

GHR

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.

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.

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Fees

From £97.00 to £147.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Availability

Weekday day time.

I also offer evening and Saturday appointments on a very limited basis. Please call for availability.

Further information

General Testimonials

I came to see Tony in regards to my very bad Aniexty and stress. I’m very open minded was was willing to try anything to help me. I was very stressed at work and couldn’t keep control of myself , always crying , which was causing more problems with my IBS.

I explained to Tony that I didn’t like being like this an being out of control and not handling day to day things very well. After weeks of Tony helping me with breathing exercises and talking about what was worse for me and listening on how to control my life things changed for the better.

When I first was seeing Tony I was on IBS tablets , now I no longer take them as I realized the stress was causing my IBS to be worse. I have also got control of myself at work and now I have been trained in customer services that I handle amazingly , the best thing as well is that other people have noticed a difference in me , I’m more confident , more calm and feel in control of me and my life. Seeing Tony was the best thing I could ever have done and I thank him so much for being there to help and guild me. I recommend 100%
Sharon Culley

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I suffered with depression, panic attacks and a very embarrassing phobia. I decided to try something different, not knowing much about hypnotherapy. Tony helped me see depression and anxiety from a different perspective and helped me control it, instead of it controlling me.

Tony is an understanding and compassionate person. I loved how relaxed the environment was, making me feel at ease to discuss personal things.

If you are reading this don’t let your problems whatever it may be eat away at you, I was one of those people. You have nothing to lose and I promise you you will not be disappointed.

Thank you for everything Tony

Anonymous – Nottinhamshire

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Background: I had suffered with anxiety, low confidence and self esteem for many years. I had many different therapies with varying degrees of success. However, I still felt ‘stuck’ and unable to move forward with my life. A friend recommended Tony and I began hypnotherapy with some trepidation and skepticism.

What I learnt: I learnt to trust a complete stranger. I learnt that it’s OK to be vulnerable. I learnt to stop, relax properly and challenge the internal negative mental chatter. I learnt that I have the skills I need, I had just forgotten how to use them. I learnt to think that ‘I CAN’ rather than ‘I can’t’.

The result: Tony has given me the metaphorical ‘wheels’ to move forward with my life and I actually feel excited about my future; something I’ve not felt for many years. I’ve boarded a train, been to a University reunion, and booked a holiday; all things I would never have contemplated before hypnotherapy.

About Tony: Tony is someone with a genuine and clear-cut desire to help people. I can spout off positive adjectives ’till the cows come home, but the greatest impact he has had on my life is that he has given me the tools to really ‘live’ again.

So Tony, thank you doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface…Alaska next!

Sam  

Sam – Worksop.

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Tony has changed both my husbands and my life for the better.

In the past, we have both been hypnotised several times, including helping us to get over phobias.  My husband is now comfortable visiting the dentist and heights don’t hold the fear they did for me anymore.

Since our initial meeting many years ago, Tony has always been there for me when I needed him.

A couple of years ago I had a seizure whilst walking in town on my own.  Although I couldn’t be hypnotised, using other techniques,  Tony gave me back my confidence to be able to go out again without the panic attacks.

Likewise when I got my driving licence back, and having not driven due to the pandemic,  Tony again worked his magic.  I am now comfortable being behind the wheel again. 

I have no idea how he does it, but Tony has opened up my world on several occasions. I can deal with most situations now, but can use the coping mechanisms he has taught me, just in case things get a bit much.

I trust Tony completely and feel so lucky to know him.

Thank you, Tony, for letting me live my life to the full! 

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"Just an appreciation status for this wonderful man who helped me to overcome my needle phobia. 

He deserves the recognition and the credit. Since my hypnotherapy I have had 3 blood tests where i was on my own every time- this being my own choice! (If i can master it on my own then surely having someone else with me next time is easier, right?) It seems to get that little bit easier every time i go. "Proud and grateful are understatements. I am so appreciative of this man for helping me overcome the biggest hurdle i will ever experience in my life!" Charlotte Boyd - Chesterfield (posted as a Facebook status and used with permission)

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Feedback about the Taming and Overcoming Anxiety Programme

This course is the best thing I have ever done! Before starting I would overthink every situation which led me to have panic attacks. The course has given me the techniques, which I practice daily now, to help me manage the situations where I would feel anxious. Tony is amazing and explains everything so everyone can understand. He also gives examples so you can relate it to real-life which I found really helped. In the course, you are taught relaxation techniques and some hypnosis, which has really helped me as relaxing was something I found very difficult. I feel like a new person with a whole new outlook after this course, and even my partner has noticed a difference in my behaviour. If you want to take back control of your life this is the course for you!! Claire - Cleethorpes

If you have been struggling with anxiety and you really want to change your life and take back control this is the course for you. After 6 short weeks, I feel I have the tools to be able to manage the panic attacks and anxiety I was experiencing before, and I feel so much more confident now.  Course Attendee

Absolutely all of the content was exactly what I needed, I really enjoyed actually making time for myself. I enjoyed the idea of maintenance on myself, this covers a broad range. Firstly what stood out for me was to work on one thing consistently, I tend to flit between different things, so very helpful. A few small changes over time equals massive changes. Laura Loy

I liked the blend of anecdotes and humour mixed in with information. I liked the practical and theoretical and appreciated the honesty. I felt comfortable and relaxed and never felt "put on the spot". The course stretched me and caused me to examine and explore my beliefs and learn more about myself but also gave me the courage to try new techniques and form new thought patterns I never felt I was being hurried or wishing I was doing something else. For the duration of the sessions I was able to totally concentrate and clear my mind The sessions gave me clarity and renewed vitality - Maggie Retford

I was going through a terribly difficult time and it gave me immediate methods to ease my anxiety. In this short time I have made huge strides in controlling my thinking. And thank you Tony. I am sleeping better than I have in ages! Fiona Lincoln

Good balance between serious and controlled but light-hearted! Things delivered in a simple way, clarify things as we go on! First time I've been able to do belly breathing in all the times I've tried. Professional but not too much. Course Attendee

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Tony Leake

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