Alan Wick - Positive Hypnotherapy
Alan is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, a Qualified Peer Supervisor and has taught the CPHT, HPD Diploma in Manchester for 4 years, ending in December 2017, to focus on his practice.
Alan runs a friendly and informal practice, and works using the best of new ideas, in particular Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, which is a practical, forward looking approach to therapy, which offers acceptance as standard, and a chance to move forward without the need to become distressed all over again by past life events, as well as modern 'Brain Based Training' and the best of older techniques when working within areas such as simple phobias and stop smoking. No need to reinvent the wheel!
Alan especially enjoys the rewards that come from working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, and Alan has for some time specialised in insomnia, bruxism, restless leg, and other sleep disorders such as sleep walking, sleep 'paralysis' and what Alan prefers to term sleep 'behaviour' such as shouting out, tossing and turning, waving limbs, disturbing partners' and reducing the quality of their own sleep. Maybe you'd like to cope/sleep with your partner's snoring? .
Alan also works with the other areas you'd expect from a Hypnotherapist, such as stop smoking and weight loss, as well as many you might not. With a tailor made clinic at The Plassey Leisure Park just off J2 of the A483 nr Wrexham he is ideally placed for clients within the Chester, Wrexham Oswestry corridor.
First sessions are low charge, which offers Alan the ideal opportunity to explore what he can do for you, and explain how he would approach your situation. This session also gives you the chance to ask your own questions in a relaxed environment, and to assess whether you would be comfortable working with Alan.
Alan never employs analysis or regression techniques, and with this model of hypnotherapy you will never be encouraged to talk during hypnosis, nor will you offer. Hypnosis becomes a tool by which the waking elements of the session are cemented, and a vehicle for relaxation.
Training, qualifications & experience
HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (Clifton Practice/NCFE)
CBT(Hyp) - CBT Skills for Hypnotherapists Diploma (Clifton Practice/NCFE)
(DHP) - Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
AccHypSup - Level 5 NCF Supervisors Qualification (CPHT/NCFE)-accredited by NCH
Course Leader, CPHT Manchester, Hypnotherapy Training (2013-2017)
12 years in practice.
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.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
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.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Pass Your Test
Male/Female Sexual Response
Childrens' Issues (from 6yrs approx)
Initial Consultation £30
Standard 1 hour session £60
Stop Smoking (2 hr) £150
Supervision £25 SO per month
Front line NHS/999/Armed Svcs £15 off standard session
*PTSD in service £....what you can afford
*Hardship/low pay £....what you can afford
No concessions are offered for Stop Smoking. If you're serious about
stopping then you'll be in profit by mid week 2, if not earlier, and then
forever after at c. £4K per year.
*For practical reasons I must limit the number of people I see, per week, who are paying on a ‘what you can afford’ basis, so I may have to ask you to wait, but it’s worth noting that I almost never have that many. This may be because people are proud, or don’t quite trust the offer, but it is real, no proof of hardship is needed, the only people who know our financial arrangement are us, and if you’ve been traumatised in service then I’m proud to help.
I am an experienced practitioner, in therapy terms, but also in general life experience, including 25 years nursing, and 8 years as a Company Director.
I have extensive experience in dealing with the general public in what can be sometimes the most distressing and difficult of circumstances.
I bring all of this to my hypnotherapy practice, so if you want acceptance and to be heard with friendly respect in an informal, supportive environment, by somebody who has real life experience, then give me a ring, and we'll take it from there, together.