Hypnotherapy

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“I owe Mr Newton an enormous debt of gratitude because without his professionalism, expertise, compassion and care I would not have been able to find my way back to health and happiness. As a clinician who has worked in the NHS for over 30 years, I can honestly say that I have yet to meet anyone who can demonstrate Andrew’s exceptional listening and communication skills.” S.J.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, I have closed my office in Lancaster Gate, London, and am now conducting sessions online.

An online session is exactly the same as a face-to-face session – you will be in the comfort and privacy of your own home, without the need to travel, and at a time that suits you. A lot of people have said they feel more relaxed and less self-conscious during an online session at home.

A 2019 study by Manchester University found that online hypnotherapy sessions were as good as face to face sessions – all the people in the study reported significant improvement. 

The other advantage is that there are no waiting lists – I can see most people at a time that suits you! and… I only see a maximum of two clients a day, which means you get my full attention, even if we run overtime…

Sessions are 2½ to 3 hours  –  Reduced price: £200  –  No additional fees or charges.

“My editor tasked me with finding out whether hypnotism has first-hand legitimacy… 

I found myself visiting four hypnotherapists over the course of eight weeks in an attempt to cure my own particular complaint … 

…only Andrew Newton was successful.”

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“I do not subscribe to the ‘one size fits all’ model of hypnotherapy where the hypnotist reads from a generic script. Most hypnotherapists make the mistake of assuming they already know what the client should have, instead of delivering what the client needs and really wanted in the first place. 

“Today, mainstream psychotherapy is too narrow in its thinking about the human condition. Good psychotherapy has its foundations in the work of psychologist Carl Rogers, who recognised that it is the client who must decide these things, not the therapist. My job to help the client recognise what is important and what is trivial.

“In any event, I don’t believe in long therapy – my aim is the termination of therapy! I can accomplish in ONE SESSION what can take weeks of psychotherapy. Many of my clients come from recommendation. Hypnosis sessions are about more than just hypnosis – addressing emotional or psychological problems always involves examining and interpreting the way we understand ourselves; how we feel emotionally, including our thoughts, feelings, habits and behaviour.

“I disagree with the new fad of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) because that approach does not take into account the individual needs of the client. Clients have things they want to talk about and it’s important to listen. I believe that successful therapy is really just a matter of talking and understanding – hypnosis cements and reinforces what we decide so you can achieve rapid change, retake ownership of your life and live anxiety free. 

“Hypnosis can be a powerful tool for change – even a cure – for a host of problems and subject to intense scientific research at universities and hospitals and has significant academic and medical approval. The positive effects of hypnosis as a natural and effective tool are now understood and accepted as a treatment for a variety of psychological problems. In short, hypnosis and hypnotherapy are now mainstream and no longer just a complementary therapy, but an essential and permanent solution to issues that were once thought incurable!”

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Hypnotherapy for Trauma
PTSD | Past trauma | Assault
Childhood trauma
Abusive relationship

“The past is not a life sentence…”

They say that time is a great healer, and in a lot of cases ‘they’ are right! The pain of trauma can wear off over time – a little. But the memory of the event will still be there – ask any war veteran. Unfortunately, not even the world’s most accomplished hypnotherapist, psychologist or mind-magician can erase the memory of a peak experience. But we can create ‘Emotional Distance’ which means that the memory is no longer hurtful or triggering. 

The hypnotherapist often works with feelings and emotions to help clients achieve a change in the way they perceive. The brain often hides behind the heart, so using a combination of relaxation, visualisation and imagination, it’s possible to banish the painful part of the trauma, leaving only an inert memory!

Remember… the past is not a life sentence!

Hypnotherapy for Stress & Anxiety General Anxiety | Social Anxiety

“It’s a only a short walk to Freedom…”

Stress, anxiety, worry… all affect the way you feel, because the hardest prison to escape from is in your own mind. Anxiety in particular can be like having someone constantly looking over your shoulder, watching everything you do, watching your every move. 

But there is a simple and straightforward solution. 

Hypnotherapy for Grief and Loss
Loss of a Loved One
Failed Relationship
Letting go of the past

“Moving on is not as hard as you think… the road ahead can be easy…”

Most people try to forget – or get over grief – and that’s a mistake, because it’s contrary to the purpose of grief. Rather than try to forget,, it’s better to remember and accept what the emotion is trying to convey.

There are many ways to remember. You can remember what you learned from the person you lost, remember what you enjoyed, and even cry if you feel like crying. Even if your grief is about a relationship gone bad, there is always something that you can learn through recollection.

Hypnosis helps you to reconcile grief and make space for it. In doing that, you will find it much easier to move forward. 

Hypnotherapy for Guilt and Shame

“You’re not a terrible person… so stop punishing yourself”

Guilt or shame can be soul-destroying emotions. Shame isn’t necessarily linked to a particular perceived wrongdoing, it’s more a sense of doubt about one’s core identity being bad or inferior. Feeling chronically guilty is painful because the pain of guilt also serves as its own punishment. 

It’s time to take off the shackles that bind you…

Hypnotherapy for Rejection
Thinking the Worst
Self-Sabotage
Insecurity

“It’s time to turn your back on limiting beliefs…”

When people are rejected, they often feel jealous, or lonely, or anxious. Worse, we tend to interpret the hurt we feel and view rejection as an indication of our self-worth. This can make us feel even worse! But as painful as it may be, rejection can actually benefit you. Rejection can build resilience and help you grow and apply the lessons you learn to future setbacks. To reap the benefits, you have to deal with it in the right way. Hypnosis helps us use the past as a lesson for the future. 

Thinking the worst can be habit forming. But the worst hardly ever happens. Beating the habit is really a matter of putting yourself in the right frame of mind. Once we learn to do this we can also stop sabotaging ourselves because worry and self doubt is really just a misuse of the imagination. 

Insecurity is like a prison we have created in our own minds, and it’s the hardest one to break out of.  But there is a way…

Hypnotherapy for Depression

“Restoring your self esteem…”

It used to be thought that hypnotherapy was not a suitable treatment for people with depression. We now know that hypnosis is a powerful tool to help beat depression. Hypnosis helps to calm the mind and body – something that is extremely beneficial.  Depressed people have higher than normal levels of the stress hormone cortisol and hypnosis can be used to reduce this.

Hypnosis helps you recoup lost energy, rehearse new positive behaviours, and build motivation. These hypnotherapy sessions not only focus on better sleep and reducing anxiety, they also improve self-esteem and self-confidence, helping depressed clients regain ownership of their lives.

Hypnotherapy for Confidence
Self-Esteem and Self-Respect

“Confidence means making better decisions… the right decisions…”

It’s time to stop worrying about what others think, they do not determine who you are! The truth is, you are better than you think you are! Healthy self-esteem means having an honest respect for your own abilities, potentials and values, and recognising your own strengths and trusting in them. 

Hypnotherapy can harness self-confidence and encourage a more healthy and optimistic sense of who you are, and what you can be. Hypnotherapy helps us increase confidence in social situations and focus in the same way that naturally confident people can.  

Hypnotherapy for Public speaking Performance anxiety

“It’s OK to be a show-off!”

How many times have we watched someone holding the audience in the palm of their hands and wondered what it must be like to be able to do that? There’s nothing more empowering than standing in front of a crowd and knowing everyone is hanging on to your every word! The secret is in your own head – and it’s time to unleash it… 

Hypnotherapy for Motivation

“It’s time to stop holding yourself back…”

Lack of motivation, procrastination, fear of success and even plain laziness can all be turned around with hypnosis. Research has proved that people are more able to do something they’ve already rehearsed under hypnosis.

Hypnosis can be used for all kinds of motivational issues, from starting a business, practicing a musical instrument, getting slimmer and fitter – even just getting out of bed and starting the day!

Hypnotherapy for fears and phobias Animal phobias, spiders etc. Agoraphobia | Fear of flying etc.

“…Nothing is ever as scary as you think it is…!”

Hypnosis has long been proved successful in overcoming stress and anxiety, fears and phobias. Many hypnotherapists use a powerful hypnotic technique called disassociation which has been shown to reduce fear by making troubling memories feel ‘safer.’ This is often referred to as creating ‘emotional distance’. Overcoming fears and anxieties becomes an entirely natural and comfortable process.

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine carried out a study on 44 children who were anxious about invasive medical examinations. The children had already been through at least one painful examination and reported being fearful when they had to undergo the procedure again. But the children who had been taught self-hypnosis were much less anxious, and the examinations also took less time.

Hypnotherapy for Smartphone Addiction

“It’s time to decide, who is in charge… you… or the phone? The device is here to serve YOU… NOT the other way round!!”

We need to learn how to say no to technology that takes away our individuality. Online, there are more online videos, posts, articles, and games than we could ever have time to engage with — more products and gadgets being pushed at us via advertisements, and they all conspire to make us feel we’re missing something every time we hear a bleep. 

Now, it’s time to ask the question… do I really need this in my life, or it is time to uninstall all but the most essential apps and turning off all but the most essential notifications, and get my life back? 

Breaking Bad Habits

Nail biting, Face touching, Trichotillomania, Obsessively checking your phone, Watching certain TV programmes, Emotional Shopping, Picking your nose, etc…

“It’s all about retaking ownership…”

We all find that some of the things we do habitually lead to results that we are not happy with. So why don’t people just stop doing the ‘bad habits’ whose results they don’t like?

What do habitual behaviours tell us about the person who does them? There are three basic principles behind effective habit change, and each one will change the way you think about your addiction. Hypnosis can change the way you think and feel about your habit. After that, change will be easy and natural. 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

“It’s time to escape from the tyrant watching everything you do…”

We all use repetitive behaviours every day. They help us structure our lives and keep things predictable and manageable. But for some people, the ability to determine that a behaviour has accomplished its purpose and can now be discarded becomes unreliable. They can find themselves in a nightmare of repeating the same pattern over and over, with no sense that it’s ‘enough’. 

Hypnosis can help us quickly develop a growing and deepening sense of physical and mental distance between reality and obsessive compulsive disorder, changing the relationship the client has with their OCD problem. The client is then taught a powerful process for modifying their experience in situations that used to trigger their compulsive behaviour. 

Hypnotherapy for Cannabis Addiction

“It’s time to terminate the relationship… and regain control of your life…”

The National Council for Hypnotherapy recently circulated research from the University of Iowa on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy as a way of stopping smoking. The study, involving 72,000 people, investigated the most effective ways of stopping. Hypnotherapy was shown to be three times more effective than nicotine replacement therapy.

Overcoming addictions involves instilling hope and optimism. Hypnotherapy can successfully treat all sorts of addictions – not just smoking, but also alcohol and drugs, shopping addiction and social media addiction.

Weight Loss | Dieting
Healthy Eating | Comfort Eating
Sugar Addiction

“Fad diets don’t work… setting achievable goals does… and it’s easy if you do it right!”

A session of hypnotherapy will start by addressing the subtle – and often unrecognised – unconscious reasons behind unhealthy eating patterns, effectively changing them, enabling you to move toward a more healthy lifestyle. Eating is not a conscious, deliberate choice. It operates at the unconscious level, and this is where it must be addressed.

This is not a diet plan… it focuses on how to boost psychological motivation to make, and keep making, the right food choices. It addresses comfort eating and sugar addiction. Most important it concentrates on making better decisions – making the right decisions about food. 

In addition we instal a ‘virtual’ gastric band which will help you feel fuller and more satisfied quicker. 

Exercise Motivation

“Get fitter… feel better… be proud of yourself!”

You already know how much exercise benefits you, and you already know about the good feeling you get when you complete a workout or a walk. You maybe already belong to a gym or have an exercise routine of your own. But sometimes it just feels like all those positive benefits are not quite enough to motivate you to exercise today. 

Hypnosis can programme your unconscious mind to build a powerful exercise habit that you won’t break!

Pain Management
Aches & Pains | Post Operative Pain Rheumatism, etc...

“Pain is nature’s way of telling us there’s something wrong… but you are a mind with a body, not the other way round.”

Hypnosis really can have a profoundly beneficial effect on the workings of your body. Physicians and psychologists agree that we are ‘a mind with a body – not a body with a mind!’ In other words, the way we think can affect our physical as well as our mental health, and there are volumes of scientific evidence to back this up. Major operations have been carried out with hypnosis as the sole anaesthetic.

Hypnotherapy is effective for controlling pain resulting from accidents, post operative pain, the ordinary aches and the long-term pains of age, illness and disease.

There is also a considerable body of evidence that hypnosis can enhance the effectiveness of the immune system. In a study at Washington State University, volunteers who underwent hypnosis specifically to boost their immune systems showed significant increases in levels of immune cells.

Body Dysmorphia

“The mirror is wrong… people are more interested in inner beauty…”

Almost everyone has felt dissatisfied with their nose, or their chin, or their elbow, or some other body part, at some time or another. They may even have become depressed about it for a while. But in most cases such concerns usually fade with time or when they realise that it isn’t as significant as they first thought. But the situation is different for someone experiencing Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). The preoccupation with the supposed ‘wrongness’ of some physical feature becomes so overwhelming that the sufferer can think of nothing else. When they look in the mirror, they actually fail to see what others can see, and instead see and believe in a completely distorted image of themselves.

These negative beliefs and emotions can be overcome using hypnosis using a state of dissociated relaxation, getting you to see yourself in a different way. 

Better Posture

“Head up… shoulders back… Instant confidence!”

In times past, posture was taken so seriously that classes were given in how to stand, walk and sit correctly. Correct structural use of the body is beneficial in terms of efficiency and physical health. In terms of well-being, there is a strong correlation between posture and feeling good about yourself.

The session will help correct any postural imbalance or strain and teach you how to deport yourself well.

Exam Stress

“Forget the 3 ‘R’s… It’s the 3 ‘P’s that matter… Proper Prior Planning!”

There is nothing worse than, after all your hard study, you walk into your exam and your mind goes blank. Your nerves and anxiety get the better of you and your brain simply won’t work properly! Psychologists call this phenomenon state-dependant memory. Put simply, the state you’re in determines what you can remember. One reason is because you’re in a very different state to when you learned, it’s now hard to remember stuff. If you’re very anxious, your brain is simply in the wrong state for thinking.

The fact is, memory and recall depends on you not being stressed. If you’re anxious, your unconscious senses there’s something dangerous going on – when that happens, it starts to operate in survival mode, and this is not the right state mind for recalling information or tackling complex problems. When your emotional centres are activated, it’s much harder to remember what you learned.

Hypnosis is great for re-training your brain to respond with the sort of emotional response that will help your exam performance. In an exam, you need to feel calm, but with maybe just a little sense of excitement to give you that extra edge. This is how to get that balance…

Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance

“As strong as a lion… as fast as a cheetah… Get your game-face on!!!”

There is plenty of evidence to show hypnosis can help you master a skill and generally improve your performance, giving you ‘the edge’. Ever watched Olympic athletes ‘limber up’ before a race? They are mentally going through the steps they practised under hypnosis.

Hypnosis can improve focus, reaction time, confidence and even physical strength. Hypnosis can also enhance skill just as well as actual practice! An ability to increase concentration could improve your game…

Hypnotherapy for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

“Understanding how we sleep is the secret…”

Insomnia can be caused or even worsened by anxiety and stress. A vicious cycle of stress, exhaustion and insomnia can build up, with one feeding off the other.

Hypnotherapy can offer a natural approach to calmness and rest, without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Several studies have confirmed that hypnotherapy sessions and progressive hypnotic relaxation exercises significantly improved the quality of sleep.

Managing the Menopause

“Manage the new season in your life and cool those hot flushes”

The symptoms of menopause vary from person to person, but the menopause can be viewed as a change into a new season in life. This session deals with that change and also helps to control and cool down hot flushes when they appear. 

Hypnosis for Relaxation

Imagine being able to just do nothing  – and feel good about it. Imagine being able to sink into relaxation almost instantly, regardless of the noise and hubbub going on around you and still be able to shut out the stresses and strains of life. Learn how in one easy session. 

Tuning in to your emotions

“Embracing feelings and emotions – problem solving the natural way…”

Imagine being able to get in touch with your inner self… to make the connection with your inner self and permanently make that connection secure and strong for whenever you need it. Learn how in one easy session. 

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Self Hypnosis

“Practice makes perfect… Self-hypnosis is the therapist in you pocket.”

Learn how to hypnotise yourself any time you want! In just one three hour session, I can teach you the techniques to do just that, and… programme your own suggestions to make you a brighter, happier human being. 

Recent Feedback

“I owe Mr Newton an enormous debt of gratitude because without his professionalism, expertise, compassion and care I would not have been able to find my way back to health and happiness. As a clinician who has worked in the NHS for over 30 years, I can honestly say that I have yet to meet anyone who can demonstrate Andrew’s exceptional listening and communication skills.” S.J.

“Thank you once again for your time, professionalism and patience. You did indeed work some magic and I’m very grateful for that.” D.J. 

“Just letting you know I’m doing really well now, focussing on my goals now… Obsessive thinking is slowly going away and I feel much better again.” J.M.

“Thanks for seeing me today. I found the whole experience like a voyage of discovery. Your good humour, kindness and sensitivity was much appreciated.” C.M.

“It has been just over 6 weeks since [name of child] attended a session with you and gradually week by week he has grown in confidence and happiness – we could tell the difference straight away on the train on the way back. He has been leaving his bedroom to do things he has not done for years… out with friends, on Saturday we had a family day out… today he’s been to golf and tomorrow he’s going to London with my mum. He has chosen to do all of these things by himself.” M.H.

“When I left the session, I walked across Hyde Park. All the things that were weighing me down seemed to have gone and I noticed I did feel different, just like you said. When I got home the first thing I did was trash all the stuff from the ******* that had ‘owned’ me. The next day in work was the first day I had felt comfortable in my job for years. I do feel resolute and determined and that I have a life again. Thank you…” P.F.

“Thanks for seeing me today. I found the whole experience like a voyage of discovery. Your good humour, kindness and sensitivity was much appreciated.” A.A. 

“…amazing… I wish I could fly with you.” C.P. [after a session for fear of flying.]

“[name of child] has made fantastic progress…” G.S. 

“Just to say the session was amazing and has really helped. Feel so much better! This weeks been challenging, but my ability to cope and way to viewing it all has been completely different. Thank you so much for your input and assistance.” J.J.

“You made me laugh. That was what was missing. Thanks – onward and upward from now on!!!” G.A. 

“Since the hypnosis things have improved and motivated me to work towards full recovery. It has really given me the motivation to keep going and that I can do this gently and that I can be free and enjoy life.” T.P. 

“I have felt a significant improvement in general and I’m managing to be more relaxed, focussed and generally present in the day to day as a result of the hypnotherapy… so thank you” C.T. 

“Since our session things have been so much better. There’s been a massive shift and improvement. Thank you.”  J.M.

“I’m delighted to report that those two Zoom calls we had in October appear to have made a huge difference. That one particular disturbing issue that was on loop in my mind, dragging me down, seems to have skipped on… I also felt lighter afterwards.” J.D.

“I am so grateful for the session, and honestly I have never in my 30 years had this kind of instant/massive change… Right away I could see the changes – in all areas of life, and I’m not exaggerating! where before I would get an instant fear in my stomach that would stifle me… now I just smile… I keep looking for it to come back, but I’m realising that it is actually fully gone… honestly you have completely changed my life quality and I am SO grateful for it!!” R.H. 

“Just a quick update… I feel great! Have started visiting friends again and not bursting into tears… I feel more in control, I still feel sad and grieve for my incredible husband but now it doesn’t overwhelm me… Thank you for your time and wisdom, I really appreciate everything you have done for me.” Z.N.

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For more information about the effectiveness of hypnotherapy, please go to:

A Closer Look at Hypnosis

How Hypnosis Affects the Brain

Hypnosis in Children’s Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

There is nothing mysterious or supernatural about hypnosis, in fact the opposite is true – hypnosis is a series of well-understood psychological techniques which create a profoundly relaxing and pleasant experience. When you’re hypnotised, you don’t fall asleep or lose consciousness – you will hear my voice at all times and you’ll be fully aware of everything that’s happening.

Hypnotherapy uses this state of deep relaxation, together with suggestion, visualisation and psychological and psychotherapeutic principles to effect positive change in the way you feel, and the way you behave. Together, these techniques help people move forward and retake ownership of their lives. 

Hypnosis is accepted as a useful and viable treatment by the medical profession. More and more psychotherapists, psychologists, doctors, anaesthetists and midwives are using it. For the last 12 years I have been training hypnotherapists at Europe’s finest hypnotherapy and EFT training school in Oslo, Norway.

One of the most exciting things about hypnotherapy is how quickly positive change can be achieved compared with other types of therapy that can take several sessions. Hypnosis can offer a short-cut to wellness. 

Ninety per cent of hypnotherapy is… therapy. Therapy can be a detailed process because there are often underlying issues which need to be explored and addressed. The conversation we have at the beginning of the session will be about your personal history and an exploration of your issue or problem. This is because I really need to get to know you as a person and fully understand what you want to achieve. This can be time-consuming, but it’s important if I’m able to do my best to help you move forward. We’ll also talk about what you want to achieve.

There is no time limit and you will have my full attention for as long as it takes. I can address most issues in one session – working together, we will find a solution. While we talk, I’ll be making notes which will help me help you using the thing I’m really good at – hypnosis.

Nearly all issues have an emotional basis. Hypnotherapy is especially helpful in stress or anxiety related issues, even if those issues have been long-term. If our minds worked logically all the time, there wouldn’t be any need for therapists!

It might surprise you to know that the mind works on imagination rather than reality or logic. By using hypnosis to manipulate the imagination, we can change the way you think about things, and by doing that, we can change the way you feel about them, and about yourself. Once you have control over that, you’ll soon forget about the things that used to bother you.

You will be in the driving seat at all times, but I will guide you because the real ‘change work’ takes place during hypnosis.

The second part of the session involves the actual hypnosis which will address the things we’ve talked about. The session itself is the beginning of change – you will feel relaxed and start to become aware of a growing sense of confidence and positivity. Even if challenges arise in the future, you will have the tools and techniques to help you get back on track.

The hypnosis reinforces everything we’ve decided on and makes it ‘stick.’ This involves some ‘mental gymnastics’ and my overall approach is quite unique. What happens during the session is specific to your individual needs, and whatever we talk about will remain confidential.

Being hypnotised is just like daydreaming, or the feeling you experience when you’re just about to nod off at night… but you’ll still be self-aware throughout the whole process. Many people experience feelings of well-being during hypnosis. You will remain in control at all times, but you’ll also feel mentally and physically calm.

Your mind will be absolutely focused on the suggestions that will help you move forward and let go of all negative feelings and emotions. As your focus increases and your mind will become open to new ideas.

It’s best not to eat a large meal or drink strong coffee or alcohol before your session. I also advise you to wear comfortable clothing. If you wear contact lenses, you might be more comfortable if you remove them. All you need is a comfortable chair to sit in and a pillow or cushion to rest on your knees. All that matters is that we will be able to see and hear each other. 

Most hypnotherapists spread the treatment over three or four sessions, each session usually lasting around 45 minutes to an hour, but this is not how I work. In the main, most of my clients will only need one session. After all, what can we possibly talk about next week that we can’t talk about today?

I believe in getting a result for the client in one session. This means that sessions can last up to three hours, but in that time we will absolutely get where we need to go.

Hypnotherapy for children and young people is effective and safe. Children can respond very well to hypnosis as they are naturally quite imaginative. I am willing to see children from age 14 or over. Hypnotherapy can be very useful in overcoming exam stress, improving concentration, and helping with low self-esteem.

Terms & Conditions

All sessions/consultations are confidential and no information will be passed to any third party.

Fees must be paid as soon as the session is booked by Bank transfer (BACS). Fees are non-refundable if clients do not turn up or cancel their appointment.

Reduced price: £200 – Sessions can take between 2½ – 3 hours. There are no additional fees or charges.

I am not able to see clients who have attempted or considered suicide or who are under the supervision of a psychiatrist, unless their consulting psychiatrist has agreed to your visit in writing.

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