Meet Richard Ingate
Hello, I am Richard Ingate. I am a qualified,experienced and accredited Clinical and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). I am a member of the Professional Hypnotherapy Network which holds its members to a high standard of ethical practice and professional development.
This page is to give you an idea of who I am, how I work and whether working together would be a good fit for us both. Successful hypnotherapy is a collaborative process where we work together to get the results you want. So it is good to get an idea of what to expect, and if, after you have read through what you need to, you can get in touch with me for a free initial consultation.
What brought me to hypnotherapy?
I had always been interested in the mind, and especially meditation. Then in 1990 a friend showed me an article about NLP and we decided to go up to London to watch co founder, John Grinder totally rock St James' Church Hall in a talk and demonstration.
I was hooked and went on to train at Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels and jumped in to working with people at my local natural health centre. Hypnosis is a major source for NLP and I wanted to dive deeper into this mysterious art which I did in 1996 with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis where I graduated with a distinction. Thus I was able to add more hypnosis to my work with people did so for nearly 3 years.
Tai Chi and Malaysia!
Life was about to change, as life does from time to time! In 1999 I decided to follow a dream and went to live and work in Malaysia so I could learn Tai Chi from 'the masters'. It is a journey that continues to this day, mainly thanks to the patience of those masters!
My working life also changed and as I was a qualified teacher I naturally went into teaching English. Amongst other places I have taught at the British Council in Kuala Lumpur, and the University of East Anglia in Norfolk, UK.
When I returned to the UK in 2005 I upgraded my hypnotherapy and Lifecoaching qualifications and became a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist as well, using more evidence based approaches in conjunction with 'traditional' hypnosis.
And then I was 60!
Goodness me! How did that happen?
At such times it is worthwhile to decide how we want to live the next chapter of our lives and so I have started to work more with Lifecoaching and Hypnotherapy. Having worked in a corporate structure I am drawn to helping people who are struggling with anxiety and stress in the workplace - as well as the usual things someone would go to a hypnotherapist for, such as smoking cessation. in fact it was through hypnosis that I also gave up smoking.
And so here we are, up to date! I am helping people make the changes they want to make through both hypnotherapy and lifecoaching. I work face to face in Diss, Norfolk as well as online (yes, hypnosis works just fine and is completely safe online too).
So, let me know if you think I can help you. You can have a free initial consultation and if we go ahead we will spend the first session (I work across three sessions with a client, in the first instance) diving deep into where you are now and where you want to be, getting you practicing some good hypnosis skills and putting a treatment plan together.