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Hello! I’m James a qualified Hypnotherapist and Head of Hypnotherapy at BCS Mental Health Services.

I know that taking the step to see a hypnotherapist can seem daunting! Working with me I can promise a safe, confidential space that is non-judgmental, where we will work together to get to the best version of you that you can be.

Hypnotherapy is a wonderfully powerful way of working toward the goals you would like to reach whether it be to free yourself from the grip of anxiety or depressive thoughts, manage your weight or conquer your fear of flying!

I use a wide variety of techniques in the therapy room to help you get to where you want to be. Primarily I am a ‘Solution Focused Hypnotherapist’ which means that we work together on building a pathway to achieve your goal. In my practice I use a variety of techniques such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Coaching, Mindfulness, Neurolinguistic programming, CBT and, of course, hypnosis during our time together.

Each hourly session is guided by you.

What I will offer is a safe place that is:

  • Friendly 

  • Comfortable

  • Non-judgmental

  • Open

  • Honest

  • Confidential   

  • Working toward your best interests                                                             

  • Empowering you

In the first session, we will meet either in person or online and we will talk about the challenges that you are facing and the goals you would like to achieve. We will then have a chat about how the brain works and why you are feeling the way that you do. For many of my past clients this is the first time that they can begin to understand their own thoughts and feelings and understand that they are natural processes that were useful to us at one point in our lives, but no longer serve a purpose.

The ‘Hypno’ part of the session is something that people sometimes worry about. I don’t have a swinging watch, wear a sparkly waistcoat… I won’t make you cluck like a chicken or do anything against your will. I’ll simply talk to you… it’s a bit like being told a story when you were little… and you’ll drift off into a state of relaxed concentration.  The closest analogy I can make is that it is like being in a daydream…  or lost in a stare! You know where you are, but your mind is able to wander and solve problems in a way that it can’t when you’re feeling anxious.

In each follow-up session, we will spend the first part of our time together talking, I’ll ask you questions and together we look at what successes you’ve had during the week, talk through any challenges you’ve faced and look to the week ahead and plan for your successes. In the second part of the session, you’ll be in hypnosis to cement the work from our talking.

How often do I need to visit?

Some clients will visit weekly, others every few weeks and some monthly. We work quickly and you are in control of how many times and how often you would like to see me. We work quickly, and you will never have more sessions than you need. 

The ending of the sessions is guided by you. There will be a gradual ending so that you feel empowered and ready to move forward in a space that is right for you.

How are the sessions conducted?

You can either come to our comfortable, offices in Barry Town Centre, I can come to you in your home (additional fees may apply) or we can meet online!

A little bit more about me, my training and my associations...

I trained at (among others) the prestigious Clifton Practice under David Newton. This means I have an outstanding grounding in the practices of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and that the work that I do is based on the latest neuroscience research.

Training, qualifications & experience

Clifton Practice, Bristol - ASFH (Dip)

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)

Hypnotherapy Certificate from the Scottish Strategic Life Academy (Cert. Hyp)

PGCE (Secondary with QTS)

1st Class BA (Hons)

Areas I deal with

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Low self-confidence *

  • Low self-esteem

  • Male sexual problems *

  • Obsessions and compulsions *

  • Pain management *

  • Panic attacks *

  • Phobias *

  • PTSD *

  • Public speaking

  • Quit smoking

  • Relationship issues

  • Relaxation

  • Sex addiction *

  • Sleep problems *

  • Sports performance

  • Stress *

  • Stuttering *

  • Tinnitus *

  • Weight loss

  • Addictions *

  • Alcohol abuse *

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety *

  • Blushing

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *

  • Depression *

  • Drug addiction *

  • Eating problems *

  • Exam stress

  • Fear of flying

  • Female sexual problems *

  • Food addiction *

  • Gambling addiction *

  • Insomnia *

Types of Hypnotherapy

Face to face


Individual Session £50

People I help

Young people
Older adults

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