I offer a caring therapeutic service based on effective methods (as demonstrated in clinical research trials.)
My approach combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT) to treat a wide range of conditions including smoking, drinking, anxiety, panic attacks, low confidence, phobias, insomnia and IBS.
I am a specialist in relaxation training, deep muscle relaxation, mindfulness and meditation - particularly working with social anxiety, general anxiety and panic attacks.
Clients receive not only deep hypnosis in the sessions they are also encouraged and motivated to work between the sessions with therapeutic self-hypnosis recordings and relaxation exercises which form a core part of the treatment.
Each client is learns key life skills in relaxation, self-hypnosis and how to challenge and replace one's own negative thinking. I place a particular emphasis on clients learning rapid deep relaxation skills and self-hypnosis.
I focus on getting clients back to optimal functioning as soon as possible. Hypnotherapy sessions include formal assessments of emotional distress and fears - and progress is measured during the course of treatment.
I specialise in working with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, insomnia, low self-confidence, social phobia/anxiety, IBS, fear of flying and smoking cessation.
In the sessions hypnotherapy treatments utilise evidence-based methods and are focused on dealing with the here and now - rather than needing to analyse the past.
Training, qualifications & experience
Founder, Mark Davis, is a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and the Principal and Director of The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (www.ukhypnosis.com) one of the leading UK hypnotherapy training providers. He has an honours degree in Psychology & Philosophy and a Diploma in Hypno-CBT (Cognitive Hypnotherapy), specialist training in Smoking Cessation, IBS, Relaxation and Meditation and an extensive background in yoga and meditation (including 5 years study and practice in India and a further 10 years in the USA.)
He lectures and teaches internationally - and runs a hypnotherapy training programme in Beijing.
In 2008 Mark helped to launch The Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy - promoting evidence-based practice. Currently Mark is Chairman of the Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.
He is a registered member of the following professional organisations:
General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (REBHP)
UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO)
Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Mark has had a life long interest in psychology, the mind and meditation. He spent five years in India studying, practising and eventually teaching yoga and meditation - and for over 25 years has been professionally involved in teaching and promoting yoga, meditation and Eastern philosophy. He trained in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy with Donald Robertson at the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in 2006.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Fees range from £90/hour to £120/hour (depending on location)
Initial session (Assessment, plus treatment plan and getting started): 2 hours
I practice in two locations and fees vary by location and also schedule.
55 Jamestown Road
London NW 1 7DB
Harley Street Hypnotherapy Clinic
7 Harley Street
London, W1G 9QD