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About me

Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fears and phobias
  • Anger management
  • Couples relationships
  • Issues from childhood
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Performance: interviews, presentations, social anxiety
  • Ageing (memory, identity, wisdom)
  • Diabetes control (diet, exercise, relaxation)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. Hons Psychology, MSc. Psychology, MSc. Psychological Research Methods, DHP(NC), MA Philosophy 

John Jeffrey

I am a mature therapist with many life experiences behind me. This, coupled with my psychology and therapy training enables me to use a holistic approach to facilitate lifestyle changes. I use hypnosis since it allows clients to progressively achieve deep relaxation which reduces anxiety and fearfulness. During the hypnotic state positive emotional responses can be visualised and worked through before testing out in the real world. Clients are encouraged to use the techniques they learn outside of therapy as part of them regaining control over their presenting details, not vice versa.

Almost all fears and phobias are learned but they may also have a genetic component making some individuals more susceptible. The learning process takes place in the neurons of the limbic system of the brain laying down stimulus-response behaviours that can last a lifetime. Associated emotions of anxiety and fearfulness can be called up in the 'here and now' in response to cues both conscious and unconscious. This very repetition itself consolidates and maintains the unwanted emotions in response to these situations. The new learned experience of hypnotherapy provides and encourages repetition of ego-strengthening and enhances the relaxed state.

Hypnosis is particularly useful in helping clients to relax and harness the power of positive emotions in their visualisations, in a safe environment. This process is itself a new learning of how to respond, subverting the very same neural systems and memories that are currently the cause of anxious and phobic feelings.

Hypnotic suggestions can support and stabilise this new learning facilitating more and more new responses to old situations and more and more new cognitive processing of old cues and triggers. Clients learn in sessions how to address old fears and thoughts in a more empowering fashion. It is a positive experience to discover that they can do so, and this itself reinforces the new cognitive processing further.

John Jeffrey

Member organisations


National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP)

The National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP) was formed to promote the skilled use of hypno-psychotherapy. There are a number of different membership categories e.g. Associate 1, Associate 2, Associate 3 and Full Member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Regulated Members of NRHP are obliged to meet all the rules and regulations of NRHP including the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and the Guidelines for Supervision and Continuing Professional Development.

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

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fears and phobias
  • Anger management
  • Couples relationships,
  • Issues from childhood,
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Performance: interviews, presentations, social anxiety
  • Ageing (memory, identity, wisdom)
  • Diabetes control (diet, exercise, relaxation)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

on request

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

weekdays 14.00 to 21.00

14 Abbotts Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1JP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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