I gained my NLP Practitioner qualification in 2015 through studying in London with Dr Richard Bandler, the co-creator of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). Dr Bandler is the person who taught Paul McKenna many of the things he knows.
You might be wondering what my qualifications are to be doing what I do. I have the following:
The Dip NLP has been a fantastic introduction to the power of NLP and I am looking forward to expanding upon this
The HPD is widely accepted as the gold standard within hypnotherapy
The Dip H perfectly compliments the HPD and further enhances my understanding of hypnotherapy
A great 4th qualification which brings together many elements of my other qualifications with an extra something
This Continuing Professional Development course tied in very nicely with my personal experience as a smoker for 13 years between 1997 and 2010 and my work with clients since then.
This Continuing Professional Development training focused exclusively on high blood pressure and how in many cases it can be reduced through hypnotherapy
This Continuing Professional Development training focused on a technique called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming. This approach can be very useful for bringing about change, especially with phobias and anxiety.
This Continuing Professional Development training focused on a technique called Parts Therapy. This approach can help people find a better alternative to a situation by negotiating with themselves to find better possibilities.
What Some Of My Happy Clients Have Said About Me
“I went to see Richard to help me overcome my fear of flying. I now feel confident that I have the strategies to cope with most situations.My only remaining question is why did I wait so long before seeking help?”
“Quality treatment, quality person.”
“I found listening to Richard’s free Relaxation download extremely relaxing and soothing. I felt refreshed, chilled and ready to face the rest of the day. Thank you Richard”
“I left feeling more confident and relaxed than I have in a very long time, and I am sure that this will only increase with further sessions. Highly recommended!”
“For a long time I’d seen food as ‘the enemy’, but after a few sessions with Richard I am learning to see things in a much healthier light. I would definitely recommend Focused Hypnosis”
“Safe to say Richard is excellent at what he does and I have flown to Holland and back with ZERO anxiety and am looking forward to flying to Portugal in a couple of weeks. Thank you so much Richard!”
“I felt Richard understood my needs and when it came to taking my driving test I felt calm and had belief in my driving skills. I went on to pass with only 2 minors. I would highly recommend Focused Hypnosis
“At work I have been able to perform a disciplinary procedure without doubting my ability or authority and I perform better under stressful conditions”
“I had a very good experience, and I have made significant progress in achieving my weight loss goals. If you…feel that you need a little something extra to succeed then Richard’s support could be what makes the difference”
“I’ve had two sessions to date and I believe the issues I have will be fully resolved after a few more. It is not expensive and because you can actually ‘feel’ the results, I believe it’s money well spent”
“Richard made me feel very relaxed and at easy and was very confident but considerate in how he worked. I found the whole process very enjoyable and…I would highly recommend Focused Hypnosis to anyone in Sheffield.”
“From the outset I was impressed with Richard’s professionalism and his knowledge. I returned for one more session and now feel confident that I have the strategies to cope with most situations”
“I found Focused Hypnosis on a forum and came highly recommended. I was amazed at the dramatic results, my anxiety levels are significantly lower”
“Within the first consultation I had spectacular results! After three sessions, I had a huge improvement and would recommend Richard to anybody that was thinking about hypnosis”
“Richard is lovely; professional and friendly, he immediately made me feel comfortable and completely ‘got’ where I was coming from…and am very happy with the results – thanks Richard!”
“Richard is an excellent hypnotist. Most importantly he’s registered – that means he is properly trained and adheres to quality standards and requirements. Highly recommended”
“It has been 3 weeks now since my session and I am feeling great as a non-smoker, just wish I had done it years ago!”
“I definitely improved my quality of life through using Focused Hypnosis”
“He has helped me to take major steps in achieving what I want from myself. His professionalism, enthusiasm and attitude is excellent”
My Professional Memberships
As a hypnotherapist I have undertaken many continuing professional development (CPD) courses to make sure I stay on top of new techniques and developments in the field. I hold professional indemnity insurance & public liability insurance. (Certificates available on request)
My style of hypnosis is about being supportive, positive and modern in my approach. It is designed to help you to develop the skills that are already within you to change how you think or feel about your issue. I tend to save aversion based therapy as a last option as I don’t believe this style is as effective or as powerful as the positive/optimistic style.
Over the years weight related clients have made up 70 to 80% of my cases and as a result it is the one issue that I am most experienced in helping people address. On a forum someone once said to me “How do you know what it’s like being fat? You have never been over weight.” That is true but I don’t think personal experience of the problem is always an advantage.
If you have a brain tumour that needs surgery you wouldn’t insist that your surgeon has also had the same kind of brain tumour would you??
If you have decided that it is about time to do something about your issues then get in touch for a free chat.
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Focused Hypnosis regularly attracts clients for hypnotherapy from across Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Stocksbridge and Mosborough.