What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?

As a qualified, Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with practices at The Centre of the Hills, in Malvern, The Regency Practice in Cheltenham and Bedford Consulting Rooms in Bedford, I help people from all walks of life overcome a range of issues and problems that have been holding them back from living fulfilling personal or professional lives.Hypnotherapy in malvern

Quite often, people turn to me because standard medical approaches and conventional methods of treatment have not produced the desired result or because sheer will power alone hasn’t quite done the trick and naturally – especially given the dramatic portrayal of hypnosis by Hollywood - I’m often asked what hypnosis actually is, how safe it is, and whether it can really help people deal with what can sometimes feel like deeply personal or seemingly insurmountable problems.

So, to help put your mind at ease, allow me to answer many of the questions that you might have, and when you feel fully confident that I can help you, please give me a call on 07824 554418 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your free initial consultation.

What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a naturally-occurring, altered state of awareness. Hypnosis itself is not a treatment, but it enables a mental state that can facilitate a variety of treatment strategies. Hypnosis is a form of highly focused attention coupled with dissociation (in hypnosis the term “dissociation” is used to describe the ability to detach, separate or disconnect – like the splitting off of a group of mental processes from the main body of consciousness). Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy in which the use of hypnosis forms the core aspect of the treatment.



“Thank you for helping me through a very tough time. I have recommended you and will continue to. Your knowledge and expertise are insane(!) and it’s been a very interesting process. I feel very close to being myself again. Best wishes, R.”
R.S. from Worcester


Dear Mark,

Firstly thank you so much for your wise words and good wishes after my procedure.

You have been most helpful and kind throughout my consultations.
I found with your help I was able to feel less anxious whilst waiting for the Ablation and, on the day, go in to the hospital with more confidence than previously. During the four-hour procedure I was impressed with my calm stillness. Indeed, the consultant actually congratulated me on my ability to stay still!

I am still, almost daily, practicing my self-hypnosis and finding it particularly helpful when I become over-tired.

Thank you so much for everything!
Kindest regards”

V.H. from Malvern


“Dear Mark,

Thank you very much indeed for the hypnotherapy sessions. I found them really helpful (and enjoyable) and my IBS has improved loads since we started. I'm enjoying starting my day with a bit of self-hypnosis and feeling more relaxed and comfortable - I really appreciate the benefit”

G.S. from Towcester


“After only one visit, Mark made a significant alteration and improvement to a deep-rooted fear response and lack of self-belief, whereby my loved ones and friends made comments over the following days and weeks to what a huge difference in my confidence and self-esteem I was suddenly displaying. Several months later, my confidence is only increasing further and I put that singularly down to Mark’s empathy, time and skill. I am incredibly grateful to him and would highly recommend his work to anyone!”

A.H. from Herefordshire


“I was recommended to Mark by my trainer who had been to see him previously. We knew that I had trained as much as I could for this event and as I was quite in touch with my ‘mind over matter’ motto I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain in having a session with Mark. Not knowing what to expect I was surprised at how quickly I relaxed and went in to a hypnotic state of mind. When I was ‘re-awakened’ I felt excited and more ready than ever for my event! I used the techniques which Mark discussed with me and had embedded into my subconscious throughout my session, during my event which really helped me to keep my focus.”

J.D. from Bedfordshire

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Clinical Hypnotherapy in Malvern, Cheltenham and Bedford

Tel: 07824 554418 
Email: mark@hypnotherapyuk.clinic

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