Will Thomas - MA, GHR, GQHP, MP.NLP - Specialist in Anxiety, HSP and LGBTQ
Fully qualified in Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and much more. My caring, blended approach helps you meet your goals and let go old habits and feelings. Specialisms: Anxiety, Stress, HSP & LGBTQ_ . Open to all, I help my clients navigate to new ways of feeling and thinking, through a range of evidence-based approaches to personal change.
I AM CURRENTLY OPERATING FULLY VIRTUALLY OR FACE TO FACE, SUBJECT TO CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES
For over 20 years I have been offering coaching and therapy support to people like you, who want to feel free of anxiety, unhelpful emotions, phobias and more. I can help you find the peace, stillness and confidence that you desire.
If you are affected by one or more of these, I can help:
- difficult emotions
- addiction including alcohol, drugs, sex, gaming and internet
- sexuality or identity issues
- stress or overwhelm
- substance misuse
- low self esteem and low confidence
- being HSP
- coming to terms with sexuality and gender
- life not working out as it should
I am qualified in 8 different types of therapy so you get much more than just hypnotherapy, when we work together. I work with you, to blend a unique set of approaches that meet your requirements using: Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Emotional Freedom Technique, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy, Mindfulness, Satir Transformational Therapy, Counselling, Trauma-informed Therapy.
Whilst I work with people from all sections of society, I have a particular focus on HSP and LGBTQ+ clients and bring compassion and understanding to a community I understand from the inside. I am also passionate about supporting those who identify as Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP).
What clients say:
"Will is sensitive, kind and empathic. He is a highly skilled professional who is humble and compassionate - you feel in safe hands" Anne Copley, Derbyshire.
"Will saved me when I was at my lowest and unhappiest in my career. His support and guidance was invaluable and he built me back up to be the person I wanted to be. I only have the fondest memories of being with Will as he helped me beyond words. I would recommend him to anyone who feels they might benefit from coaching as he is warm, caring and brilliant" Gemma Dixon, Worcester
"Will helped me through my transition from swimming to triathlon and onto my steep climb to the Rio Paralympics in 2016. He's been amazing" Dave Hill, Devon, Two-time Paralympian.
"Will always gets to the nub of the problem and then works with me to iron it out. I like it that Will helps me find concrete steps and helps me break things down" Allison Prebble, Worcestershire
"It's really important for me to feel safe when I am working on myself. Will's knowledge, expertise and wisdom are the perfect compliment to his professional qualities. The outcome of working with Will was great results and a happy me" MD, Worcestershire.
"Will is an incredible coach who helped me understand myself better...I cannot recommend him highly enough" Sir Chris Stone, Global Chief Education Officer, Gems, Dubai
"Will is a highly skilled and deeply compassionate coach........ Recommend him wholeheartedly" Abi B., Malvern
"Will is a wonderfully supportive and insightful coach. Highly recommended!" Sarah Mook, Oxford
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council of which I am a member say this about Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.In a typical hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist and client will discuss the intended alterations or therapeutic goals desired. The hypnotherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for the individual. Hypnotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and isused alongside a person’s own willpower and motivation to seek a desired goal.It is often usedto help relieve anxiety, aid sleeping, help to address bedwetting, address attitudes to weight,and help clients achieve behavioural change to stop smoking. It may also help with minor skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress and confidence issues, and may also be used to enhance performance in areas such as sport and public speaking. Hypnotherapy may help people to cope with and manage the relief of perceived pain. Hypnotherapy has also been used with both adults and children to help manage the pain associated with irritable bowel.There is evidence to support its use in this conditionfor both adults and children and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance (NICE) recommends the NHS should consider referring patients for hypnotherapy if their irritable bowel is persistent and has failed to respond to simple prescribed medicine.Choosing a practitioner It is important to choose a qualified hypnotherapist who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of hypnotherapy. You can check whether a hypnotherapist is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register at www.cnhc.org.uk. By choosing hypnotherapists registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.
Want to find out more?
If you are ready to start making the changes you want, to feel more alive, peaceful, confident, focussed, and free from the shackles of the past, get in touch now.
Call me for a 'no obligation' conversation to find out how I can help you achieve the goals you want. 07775 506494 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Start your journey to a new you right now.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've trained and qualified in more than 8 different approaches and am constantly updating my knowledge and skills.
My qualifications include:
Certificate in Performance Coaching, Qualified Life Coach, Master Practitioner in NLP, Master Practitioner in Timeline Therapy, Master Practitioner in Hypnotherapy, Master of Arts (MA Major: Counselling and Guidance), Emotional Freedom Technique Levels 1 and 2, Certificate in Satir Transformational Therapy (Satir Institute of the Pacific), Certificate in Trauma-informed Practice. General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice. General Hypnotherapy Standards Council Accredited Practitioner. General Hypnotherapy Register Registered Practitioner. Teacher of Mindfulness. Hypnosis Trainer Training.
Current Professional Memberships
Member of CNHC, GHR registered, ANLP, EFTi.
Supervision and Insurance
I have regular supervision and am fully insured
I've been practising as a hypnotherapist and integrative coach and therapist for 20+ years working in private practice, in schools, businesses, and with charities. I work locally, nationally and internationally.
Academic and clinical research lead for EFT International
Trainer and Lecture for University of Worcester and The Coaching Academy
PhD research prelim: Treatment Efficacy for PTSD and CPTSD
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.
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
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
I Specialise in anxiety and stress management and in supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community and those who identify as HSP.
Initial call: Free
Single session: £85 per session
6 sessions: £80 per session
12 sessions: £70 per session
Concessionary fees available. Please ask. We can discuss fees easily and openly when we have an initial conversation.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and an HSP I know what it means to feel different. If you’re struggling with feelings of separation and isolation, not fitting in, and not feeling understood, we will have much in common.. I spent much of my childhood and early adulthood feeling just that. Thanks to a fascinating journey of learning and discovery my own change experiences have enlightened my client work. I’d love to support you to thrive and shine. Drop me a line. Let’s have a chat soon.
You don’t have to identify as LGBTQ+ or HSP for us to get along, but if you feel an outsider, or different I know we’ll get along.
Call or email now. Let’s talk.