About Richard Hennessy – Hypnotherapist

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My name is Richard and I could be your hypnotherapist. If you are looking for hypnotherapy in Sheffield and  you want to work with me  then chances are you will want to know some details about me to help you decide  I am the right Sheffield hypnotherapist for you.

I established Focused Hypnosis in 2008 and it fast became one of the highest ranked and highest rated hypnotherapy practises in Sheffield.

The practise has seen people for a very wide variety of issues over the years but the one issue that has come up again and again is weight. It is clear from the media reports and just walking the streets that there are a lot of people who are having difficulty controlling their weight.

The reviews from successful previous clients prove that my approach as a hypnotherapist has yielded significant results for some people

You might be wondering what my qualifications are to be doing what I do. I have the following:

Licensed NLP Practitioner (Certified by Society of NLP)

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.

Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (Dip NLP)

The Dip NLP has been a fantastic introduction to the power of NLP and I am looking forward to expanding upon this

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)

The HPD is widely accepted as the gold standard within hypnotherapy

Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Dip H)

The Dip H perfectly compliments the HPD and further enhances my understanding of hypnotherapy

Certificate in Discursive Empowerment (Cert.DE)

A great 4th qualification which brings together many elements of my other qualifications with an extra something

Diploma In Advanced Smoking Cessation (Dip. ASC)

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.

Hypnotension Certified

This Continuing Professional Development training focused exclusively on high blood pressure and how in many cases it can be reduced through hypnotherapy

EMDR Diploma

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.

Parts Therapy Diploma

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?”

JuliaFear Of Flying HypnotherapyGoogle+Local

“Quality treatment, quality person.” 

RobertSleep IssuesGoogle+

“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” 

WendyRelaxation HypnosisGoogle+

“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!” 

Nicki C Confidence HypnotherapyGoogle+

“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” 

ClaireWeight ManagementGoogle+

“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!” 

TimFlying PhobiaGoogle+

“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

AnonymousDriving Test AnxietyGoogle+

“At work I have been able to perform a disciplinary procedure without doubting my ability or authority and I perform better under stressful conditions” 

RachelConfidence HypnotherapyGoogle+

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”

Stark Weight Management HypnosisGoogle+

“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”

#browniesHypnotherapy ClientGoogle+

“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.”

Sarah Hypnotherapy ClientGoogle+

“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”

JuliaConfidence HypnotherapyGoogle+

“I found Focused Hypnosis on a forum and came highly recommended. I was amazed at the dramatic results, my anxiety levels are significantly lower” 

PollyP Hypnotherapy For AnxietyGoogle+

“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” 

NicolaHypnotherapy ClientGoogle+

“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!”

AntoniaHypnotherapy ClientGoogle+

“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” 

RyanHypnotherapy ClientGoogle+

“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!” 

Anonymous Stop Smoking HypnotherapyGoogle+

“I definitely improved my quality of life through using Focused Hypnosis” 

JudyHypnotherapy ClientGoogle+

“He has helped me to take major steps in achieving what I want from myself. His professionalism, enthusiasm and attitude is excellent”

BexHypnotherapy ClientGoogle+

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My Professional Memberships

I have been a hypnotherapist for 10 years and for the vast majority of that time I was registered with the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) and the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy). When I first qualified I was told it was very important to be registered with them but over the years I became disillusioned with organisations like these as I didn’t feel that they adequately met my needs as a therapist or did that much for my clients.

As a result, I put the money I saved into a more substantial public liability and professional indemnity insurance and the remainder of the saved money has been spent on a higher quality microphone so I can provide a better quality recording to everyone I work with. I feel this works a lot better for me and all my clients.

Further Information

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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