This site is for you if you want to make positive changes in your life and if you are facing challenges achieving that on your own. I primarily help people develop skills around anxiety & stress management and developing resilience.

Have a look at the information on this site and if you think I can help you, contact me to arrange a no obligation initial conversation. 

Hypnotherapy is a way of using hypnosis to help people make changes. This is a collaborative way of working and you will engage with me to learn skills, new ways of thinking and feeling and responding to situations - even to your own thoughts. 

You will take ownership of your new skills and apply them in your world, where it makes a difference for you. 

It is very different to many people's notion of hypnosis as the hypnotist transforming the 'client' without any participation or control on the 'client's part.  I am interested in my clients waking up, not becoming more efficient robots.

I work exclusively online so there is no additional cost to you in terms of time and travel.

What is it good for?  / Who do I work with?  

This approach is particularly effective for working with stress and anxiety. It is also a valuable way of working with goal setting, motivation, and moving through times of transition with greater robustness. I also have an interest  in working with people anticipating or actually navigating their 'retirement' transition.

This way of 'mental cultivation' is suitable for people who want to investigate and be able to influence their own experience of the world. It is not suitable for people who just want to be 'fixed' by a magician. You will need to engage with the process rather than sit back and wait for the 'magic to happen to you'.

Most of us will want to change something about our lives at some point. It is at those moments that we discover that if willpower is the only skill we have, it might not be enough. 

The longer a problem like anxiety goes on, the harder we may feel it is to change the difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Perhaps we may not even believe that we can be different.

Hypnotherapy can help you to build more understanding and awareness of your thoughts so that you are able to identify them for what they are - learned thoughts, feelings and behaviours - rather than objective facts about you and the world.

Hypnotherapy will help you to gain a perspective over difficult thoughts and so not add to your own struggle; as well as enabling you to use new psychological skills to build more useful ways of thinking and feeling and behaving.

It is a little like going to the gym. However out of shape you may be, you can realistically accept your present condition as the foundation you are working with and set about reshaping. 

You will have greater influence over your responses to thoughts and feelings, build empowering thoughts, feelings and behaviours, have greater control over habits, establish beneficial and enjoyable daily habits and grow and experience greater resilience that helps you to navigate through this uncertain and chaotic world!

My name is Richard Ingate and I am a professional Clinical and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist based in the UK but working online anywhere in the world with a good internet connection. I use evidence-based Hypnotherapy with my clients to help them achieve a way of life which is more satisfying and that they feel more in control of. I mainly work to help my clients through the stress, anxiety of transitions, and in particular the transition of retirement.

I currently see clients for Hypnotherapy online via Skype and Zoom.

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

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