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.
About Richard Hennessy – Hypnotherapist
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?”
JuliaSheffieldFear Of Flying Hypnotherapy – Google+Local
“Quality treatment, quality person.”
RobertSheffieldSleep Issues – Google+
“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”
WendySheffieldRelaxation Hypnosis – Google+
“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 SheffieldConfidence Hypnotherapy – Google+
“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”
ClaireSheffieldWeight Management – Google+
“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!”
TimSheffieldFlying Phobia – Google+
“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
AnonymousSheffieldDriving Test Anxiety – Google+
“At work I have been able to perform a disciplinary procedure without doubting my ability or authority and I perform better under stressful conditions”
RachelSheffieldConfidence Hypnotherapy – Google+
“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 SheffieldWeight Management Hypnosis – Google+
“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”
#browniesSheffieldHypnotherapy Client – Google+
“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 SheffieldHypnotherapy Client – Google+
“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”
JuliaSheffieldConfidence Hypnotherapy – Google+
“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 SheffieldHypnotherapy For Anxiety – Google+
“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”
NicolaSheffieldHypnotherapy Client – Google+
“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!”
AntoniaSheffieldHypnotherapy Client – Google+
“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”
RyanSheffieldHypnotherapy Client – Google+
“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 SheffieldStop Smoking Hypnotherapy – Google+
“I definitely improved my quality of life through using Focused Hypnosis”
JudySheffieldHypnotherapy Client – Google+
“He has helped me to take major steps in achieving what I want from myself. His professionalism, enthusiasm and attitude is excellent”
BexSheffieldHypnotherapy Client – Google+
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.
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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12:27 09 Jan 19
I got in contact with Richard because I was struggling with confidence and anxiety around my placement as a student paramedic. I had previously been having CBT sessions, which were okay but not impactful enough for me. Whilst having an occupational health check, I was encouraged to try hypnosis, and a Google search later, I came across Richard. I was a little dubious at first, because I thought that I would not be able to go into trance and that it wouldn't work for me. But Richard had no doubt about the former. He talked me through all my questions and concerns and reassured me that if it wasn't for me, I would get my money back. He also highlighted to me that hypnosis is not a magic wand, it doesn't solve the problem for you; it gives you the tools to help you help yourself.Listening to Richard is like being immersed in honey; his words and the way he speaks makes you feel safe and calm. Being in a trance is like that period before you fall asleep. And it was so easy to get there. I was aware of everything at the time, but now I look back on it, I wouldn't remember the things that Richard was saying to me. If I wanted to move, I could have done, but I was so relaxed that I didn't even want to move my hand to scratch my nose. After every trance, I awoke feeling absolutely amazing and so good about myself.I don't feel like hypnosis particularly helped me when I think about it. However, it must have done, because I have since become a qualified paramedic. My mentor said that the change in my behaviour and confidence was profound. Maybe my conscious mind is unaware of the changes in my subconscious and that's why I don't feel different? I don't know how this stuff works, but I suppose it did! So, thank you Richard, you've helped me open the door to my brand new career.The only reason why Richard doesn't get 5 stars is because he forgot about one of our appointments and turned up 15minutes late, and I wasn't emailed a copy of our second recording session and was therefore unable to listen to it in my free time.
16:15 06 Dec 18
Ultimately, I realised hypnotherapy isn't what I am looking for but Richard nevertheless gave great advice and showed a real understanding of my issue. With his help I am confident in moving forward and thinking more about the future and less about the past!
16:12 07 Nov 18
Richard was very helpful in helping me understand what may be causing my recurrent nightmares. Even after the initial consultation on the phone and then in person just by talking about the issue and having his input I felt I could control them more effectively. The hypnotherapy was something that I hadn't tried before and I found relaxing and interesting. It has been helpful to go back over the recordings of the sessions again. Richard also had some very sensible suggestions for improving my work life balance and skills / tips to decrease the things that cause me stress to do with my work. Thank you very much Richard.
14:56 19 Oct 18
I had suffered from panic attacks regularly in the past due to anxiety, it got to a point where I felt like I couldn't cope anymore. I visited Richard for an initial consultation where he gave me some tips on how to cope until our first session and even that was an unbelievable amount of help. I have had only one session with Richard and I feel as if the anxiety has near enough disappeared from my life. I finally feel like my old self again. Highly recommend, such a lovely man and so easy to get along with, felt like I had known him for years.
20:57 17 Jan 18
An amazing experience of hypnotherapy, I cannot recommend enough. I am quite sceptical but this actually works and changed my life, so pleased. Thank you!
Amanda Jayne Greenwood
20:39 29 Aug 17
Brilliant I didn't know what to expect but from the minute I meet Richard I felt at ease.Iwanted help with diet issues I'd been dieting most of my life and I'd had enough of not eating proper food ,counting points felling fed up tierd hungry not even wanting to have food as I'd lost intrest it was boring to me.But not anymore after 4sessions with Richard Ive opened up a new chapter in my life no more points being normal in what I eat were and when it's a great feeling anyone struggling with their diet should try this , Richard makes you feel at ease comfortable and the best bit he dosnt judge you he helps Ive noticed a big difference in myself I'm happy enjoying my life without constantly thinking of my diet Ive really enjoyed my session so a big big Thankyou richard.
18:54 20 Jul 17
Richard was very professional and kind in offering his advice and support for my situation. He is the type of person who would go the extra mile for you. I would recommend his services to anyone.
12:55 02 Jul 17
My problem was weight loss and not having the motivation to do anything about it. I contacted Richard Hennessy and after one chat and one hypnosis session I was on my way. The actual hypnosis was nothing like I imagined. I thought I would go into a trance like in the movies!! I was totally aware of everything the whole time and at the end felt completely relaxed. Before hypnosis I would eat because it was meal time regardless of whether I was hungry, but after, I only eat when I am hungry and I can leave food on my plate instead of clearing it - a flashback to childhood days when you couldn't leave the table until your plate was clear. I had one more recording from Richard, because I couldn't get to another appointment, and don't feel I need anymore. If I feel as if I am slipping back into old ways I listen to the recording and feel fine again. Richard provides a recording of all sessions to take away with you so its not like he is pressuring you to going back again and again. I would fully recommend him to anyone. Thankyou Richard!!
17:16 09 May 17
Emetophobia - a fear of sickness or illness, It had a name and i never knew, but thanks to Richard it is now a name i don't associate with me and it is all down to the power of hypnosis .One session of just talking then 4 sessions of hypnosis and now i feel able to do things without having bad thoughts. Cannot thank Richard enough.I first saw Richard in March 2015 since then I have travelled abroad 6times(3 more to go ) something I wouldn't have thought possible especially as I travelled by coach, at the age of 65 a world of travel is something I really enjoy and as I have said before it's all down to Richard thanx again
Eleanor R Reynolds
06:59 25 Apr 17
I sought help from Richard with regard to anxiety and depression. I was looking for help to clear the 'chatter' in my mind so that I can more easily focus and make progress towards goals that are important to me.I found the deep mindfulness I gained from the sessions helped to clear my mind and give me tools that I can use in everyday situations. I am more able to calm myself for work presentations and better focus on what is needed for my family.I feel like I have tapped into the core of who I am and can now channel my inner energy for postive outcomes for me.The recordings of the sessions were great in helping me continue my practice after my sessions with Richard and his nuturing and assertive style made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
18:07 27 Aug 16
Richard may have saved my life! I was smoking 60 cigarettes a day and had no other way to quit. There was not a single thing I wanted to do without smoking and not a single emotion that I didn't associate with smoking.Richard sat with me and talked about all the triggers and issues that I felt, he spent a long time before the session started. Then in the session he made me feel relaxed about everything and confident that we were going to beat the habit.When I came out of the the session, I didn't smoke, and I haven't for over 7 months now. I had tried everything else previously, and he is the only person who has made me feel truly like a non smoker. I hang out with smokers, I go to smokey venues, and I just don't need it myself.He is truly a miracle worker and I am so impressed and grateful for what he did. Thank you Richard, please keep changing people's lives for the better.
12:03 08 May 16
I saw Richard during the course of four sessions to help me get my weight under control without going on some magic diet. Richard is a lovely, friendly, and knowledgeable person, who made me feel at ease from the word go. The sessions where highly enjoyable and allowed me to explore the inner knowledge and strength that I already possessed but wasn't aware of, by being nudged in the right direction. I immediately saw a change in my eating habits which have resulted steady loss of around 1 kg per week (16 kg in total so far) without much change in what I eat. Through the sessions, I have learn to regain control of my eating and to allow myself to enjoy food again. If you are serious about losing weight and need someone who you can trust to help you, I can HIGHLY recommend hypnotherapy with Richard! Many thanks :)