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David is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with 20 years experience of hypnotherapy. He specialises in stress & anxiety, fears & phobias, weight loss, habits, emotional problems, OCD and addiction.

David is one of the UK’s leading clinical hypnotherapists. He has achieved this status through his experience, masters level qualifications and sustained success rate. The outcomes of his therapy were assessed from January to July 2014 and his success rate was found to be 95%, with 94% being recorded the previous year.

David is a co-founder of the Curative Hypnotherapy Clinic, where the advanced techniques of analytical and curative hypnotherapy are practiced. These more advanced techniques are distinguishable from other forms of hypnotherapy in that they achieve a permanent resolution to a patient’s condition.

David suffered from a range of problems anxiety, fears, addiction and weight gain and made a full recovery through curative hypnotherapy. This experience led him to helping others and to setting up the Curative Hypnotherapy Clinic. Due to his experience and understanding of hypnotherapy David is often referred to by other therapists with patients with more resistant problems.

After gaining an MSc from Leeds University in the 1990s David has applied his scientific knowledge and understanding to help develop hypnotherapy theory and practice. He is a leading figure in the field of hypnotherapy and now, when not writing or training, sees patients from across the UK.

Covid-19 and Hypnotherapy

After considering government advice from Monday 16th March and its impact on hypnotherapy, it is understood that as a non contact form of therapy, hypnotherapy treatment can continue as normal.

I will, however, be using an enhanced hygiene procedure. All used surfaces will be cleaned between patients with Dettol (which kills coronaviruses) and the therapy room will become a clean zone. Hand sanitiser (70% alcohol) or hand washing will be used by both myself and patient before and after the session. All communal areas will be wiped down with Dettol repeatedly through the day and during your session I will aim to stay a sensible distance away from you.

For enhanced safety if you would rather not wait in the waiting area before your session, just wait in your car and text me when you arrive, I will then call back when ready and you can go straight to the treatment room.

If I, or anyone I am in close contact with, has a new cough or a temperature obviously I will cancel the appointment, I would ask if you would do the same.

Also it is worth noting we can arrange therapy through Skype (Zoom) if desired.




Issues Treated

David specialises in the areas mentioned above but is experienced in treating the full range of conditions treatable with hypnotherapy, these are listed on the 'complete list' page of the Curative Hypnotherapy Clinic website which is linked at the top of the page.

Professional Standards

- David is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, registered through full membership of the Hypnotherapy Association.

- The Hypnotherapy Association requires its therapists to have the appropriate training, experience and qualifications, David exceeds all of these requirements.

- David abides by the rigorous Codes of Ethics of the Hypnotherapy Association.

Training, qualifications & experience

David is a highly qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapist. He originally trained with a General Hypnotherapy Standards Council registered training school and has since gone on to complete advanced, curative hypnotherapy, training at Birmingham’s Therapy Training College, as well as having partaken in many extension courses on, for example, NLP and EMDR.

MSc (Hons): Masters degree from the University of Leeds
D Hyp: Hypnotherapy Diploma
CP NLP: Practitioner of NLP
CP EMDR: Practitioner of EMDR
Member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
Member of the Hypnotherapy Association (HA)

Member organisations

International Hypnotherapy Association

International Hypnotherapy Association

The International Hypnotherapy Association is one of the leading organisations supporting hypnotherapists in practice. Established in 1997 and representing several hundred therapists, you can be sure to find the properly qualified, ethical and experienced practitioner to meet your needs, wherever you are in the world.


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



Additional information

£100 for session one and £70 for any subsequent sessions.

Further information

Therapy sessions are available early evenings and on Saturdays, to enable all patients to access therapy.

The Curative Hypnotherapy Clinic has practices across the West Midlands in Kings Heath, Solihull (Knowle), Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Stratford upon Avon.

Stratford Upon Avon Hypnotherapy Practice
30 Albany Road
Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6PG

Stourbridge Hypnotherapy Practice
15-17 Lawn Avenue

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

David Grinnell MSc (Hons) CHyp MBHA

David Grinnell MSc (Hons) CHyp MBHA