Stefan Richards FAHSM, MHA, MHR, D.Hyp
STEFAN RICHARDS has over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist. He first became interested in dealing with individuals' problems some years before as a Human Resources Manager with a major Building Society, in particular in addressing the problem of sick leave due to stress. This gave him an invaluable insight into the causes of stress and the impact on both the company and the individual. He subsequently studied the subject in depth and was awarded Fellowships with the Association of Stress Management in July 1998, and the Society of Stress Managers (now the Association of Hypnotherapy & Stress Management) in March 1999.
Stefan has a strong belief that different problems require different approaches and, for this reason also studied NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Hypnosis and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming). He became a full member of the Hypnotherapy Association in June 2001. He has given over 200 talks and lectures on the subject of Stress and Hypnotherapy. He has had articles published in several journals, including clinical hypnotherapists' own journal "The Hypnotherapist". He has also appeared on television programmes, including Thursday Night Live for Central TV, and East Midlands Today for the BBC.
Stefan offers a free initial consultation during which he will explain in detail what hypnosis is, how it works and what is involved. This also gives the client the opportunity to make sure this is a professional set-up and ask any questions they may have. They are then in a position to decide whether this is right for them, with no initial cost.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fellow of the Association of Hypnotherapy & Stress Management (FAHSM)
Fellow of the Society of Stress Managers (FSSM)
Member of the Hypnotherapy Association (MHA)
Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Diploma in Hypnosis (D.Hyp)
NHS provider N0 8FL21
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- 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.
Free initial consultation, then £65 per session.
If more than 5 sessions are required, the fee reduces to £55 per session from session 6 onwards, then £45 per session from session 11 onwards.
(Most problems require between 3 to 5 sessions)
In addition to hypnosis, we also offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling.
We work Monday to Saturday and will always try to be as flexible as possible to suit clients' requirements.