Welcome to Harrogate Hypnotherapy Centre

Fully qualified, experienced therapists treating a wide range of symptoms including Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Fears & Phobias, Smoking, Confidence issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Skin Conditions, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Relationship Issues, Bereavement and many more.

Our team consists of qualified therapists based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, offering a range of therapies including Hypnotherapy, BWRT® (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy) and Psychotherapy. We are proud to run a very successful, private practice which has been based in central Harrogate since 2006

Clinical Hypnosis

The mind is an amazingly powerful tool in controlling our physical health. We need optimum emotional wellbeing in order to maintain optimum physical health. How we think affects how we feel, and sometimes getting stuck in negative thought patterns can create many problems. These may manifest in very real physical symptoms such as sweaty palms, palpitations, fast breathing... or perhaps avoidance of situations, hyper vigilance or a general feeling of low self esteem. Mind over matter is key to changing our negative thought patterns and releasing fear or anxiety. Using relaxation techniques and tailored therapy sessions, hypnosis helps you to eradicate unwanted feelings and behaviours and regain control.

Our aim is to treat the cause, not just the symptom.

We provide you with the skills to unlock your own powerful inner resources and enable you to make change for life. You will be taught self hypnosis so you can practice the valuable techniques yourself, implement positive changes and take control.

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BWRT® (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy)

BWRT® is a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It's a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist and it is carried out in a completely conscious state. It does not use hypnosis or any concepts that might be considered mystical or unscientific - it's completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and for it to succeed only needs you to know what you want to change in your life. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code.

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You can find out much more about how BWRT® works at our dedicated BWRT website or the official BWRT website here.

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling are talking therapies with the aim of helping a person change and overcome problems. We offer an environment in which you can express your feelings and gain a deeper insight into your difficulties.

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Relationship Repair and Psychosexual Issues

Relationships are a very significant part of our lives - we are after all social animals - and a good, positive relationship can bring us a great deal of happiness. Positive relationships do not just happen; they require work, sometimes hard work, and there are challenges along the way.

When it comes to relationships, sex can be one of the most enjoyable and intimate aspects, yet sesual dysfunction is not uncommon, but rarely spoken about. Where there is no physical cause, psychosexual dysfunction is caused by psychological problems, such as stress, trauma, guilt, poor body image, etc. We can treat a wide variety of psychosexual problems in both men and women confidentially and without embarrassment.

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Coaching

Coaching will normally focus on improving a specific area of your life or work on a single issue or project. This might relate to your home life, personal life, work life, relationships - whatever adjustment you would like to make. Coaching can help you to establish a clear idea of where you are in life right now, what really matters to you, where your strengths and weaknesses are, what obstacles might be in your way, and help you to develop a plan that can allow you to make those changes you want to make.

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Our Therapists

Heather Baldwin-Lewis (away until April 2017)

After an extensive career in business, Heather retrained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, gaining a Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) in partnership with the University of West London. Heather has also trained with Terence Watts MCGI, an internationally respected professional therapist and author, gaining qualifications in WSN level 2 (Warrior Settlers & Nomads) counselling and coaching (seeĀ wsn-counselling.co.uk), SymbioDynamics® coaching and therapy (see symbiodynamics.com) and BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) (seeĀ www.bwrt.org), all unique therapies developed by Terence Watts. Heather is also a Specialist in Psychosexual Dysfunction. Heather also practices a variety of other psychotherapeutic techniques.

Qualifications & Training

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychosexual Dysfunction
  • Advanced Brainworking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) Practitioner
  • NLP training

Professional Memberships

  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
  • Member of the Institute of Brainworking Recursive Therapy (MIBWRT)
  • British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Other credentials

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate (formally known as CRB check)
  • Fully insured

Availability

Heather is available for appointments in Harrogate Monday to Friday and Saturdays by arrangement.




John Taylor

John Taylor

John has had previous careers in teaching and business, and is now a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and counsellor. He runs clinics in the North Yorkshire area (Harrogate, Skipton, Northallerton) and via Skype. John is an Advanced BWRT® practitioner, having trained directly with Terence Watts, and holds diplomas in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Counselling. He has trained in a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches and, although he specialises in anxiety and stress management, can offer therapy for many different issues.

Qualifications & Training

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma as a Smoking Cessation Specialist
  • Advanced Brainworking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) Practitioner
  • Certified Practitioner of Virtual Gastric Band Procedure

Professional Memberships

  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
  • Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)
  • The National Council for Hypnotherapy (Registered Member) (MNCH(Reg.))
  • National Counselling Society (Registered Member) (MNCS)
  • Member of the Institute of Brainworking Recursive Therapy (MIBWRT)
  • Member of Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists (CRSST)

Other credentials

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate (formally known as CRB check)
  • Fully insured

Availability

John is available for appointments on Tuesdays and other days by prior arrangement.

Just some of the issues we work with:

  • Addictive Behaviour
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger Issues
  • Binge Eating & Drinking
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fear of Authority
  • Fear of Failure
  • Gambling
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (G.A.D.)
  • Grief
  • Habits & Behaviours
  • Loneliness
  • Motivation & Procrastination
  • Obsessive Behaviour
  • OCD
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias, Fears & Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Worth & Self-Confidence
  • Sexual Issues
  • Social Phobias
  • Substance Abuse
  • Success Inhibition
  • ... and more