Also known as: Henley-Welch
Member Status: Registrant
Member No: HYP17-04675
I am a friendly Hypnotherapist, Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, counsellor and psychology graduate in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
In a comfortable and safe environment, I use my extensive knowledge of Psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques and Hypnotherapy to help people just like you to achieve the change they desire. I offer free initial consultations either in person or by phone / Skype, so please do take that first step and get in touch for a chat about how I can help you.
"...he took negative memories from my past and I had to keep searching my mind to check but the situation surrounding them is so vague, it’s like they never even happened." S.P.
"Dan has a caring and empathetic approach and is very passionate about the work he does. I would highly recommend him as a therapist." R.B.
"Two month's smoke free after 20 years! Thank you!" S.C.
"A life-long fear of spiders gone in less than an hour. Highly recommend." R.K.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Some clients say that they find themselves experiencing a different, dreamlike state, others that they are fully aware of everything that's being said throughout. There’s no ‘right’ response, just a willingness to go with it.
Hypnotherapy works directly with our deepest programmes. These inform us that we need to satisfy an urge in the case of addiction, hide or retreat in the case of anxiety and depression or that we just aren't good enough in the case of impacted self-esteem. As powerful as the programming may seem, it can be changed! It’s all stored in your unconscious mind – the part of your mind that you can only recall experiencing in dreams or when you are very, very relaxed. So, to alter the programming, we have get you deeply relaxed to access your subconscious and make alternative suggestions to change the behaviour / feeling you wish to deal with. That’s it really... Yes, there are a lot of techniques involved that have taken extensive training and experience to master, but all you need to be concerned with is going with it and getting really nicely relaxed.
Certain treatments, like stopping smoking, are usually one-off sessions, but for weight loss, anxiety, stress, depression, etc, you should be prepared for it being a minimum of three appointments, with the total number dependent mutual review.
Some less experienced hypnotherapists simply patch the problem, they work on the symptom, instead of the underlying issue. I work on both. Think of your symptom as being like a weed and the underlying issue, usually connected to damaged self-esteem as a result of negative past experiences, as the root of the weed. If we only chop the symptom off, but don’t work on the underlying issue, what could happen? You’ve got it – it is highly likely to recur! Would that be effective, or even ethical therapy? Not at all.
What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming?
In my opinion, hugely exciting! The capability of the techniques I use to achieve rapid results is not only evidenced in my own practice, but in those of practitioners the world over. As the term implies it uses language and the neurology of the brain (the way the wiring works) together with strong visualisation techniques to re-wire you! I am directly licensed by the world renowned Dr Richard Bandler, who developed the theory and techniques I use on a daily basis.
Think about having the ability to significantly reduce or eliminate pain in minutes; the ability to take a past trauma and put it somewhere else in your mind so that it doesn’t have the effect it’s having on you; the ability to pet a spider if you’d had a life-long phobia of them; the ability to make something you crave but is bad for you, disgusting; the ability to generate confidence, calm or indeed any feeling at will.
By using NLP alongside hypnotherapy, I can offer you a combination of powerful techniques not used by the majority of other hypnotherapists.
What is traditional counselling?
Typically we are referring to what is known as Person Centred Therapy. It’s a process that provides clients with a safe, non-judgemental and empathetic environment to explore the problems they have and work through them.
I like to use these counselling techniques to really get to the root of a client’s problem – the weed analogy again! In this way we can be sure we are applying hypnotherapy and NLP in most effective and expedient way for you.
What problems can I work with?
Well, the answer to that would be a very long list! Typically though, clients usually approach me for help with the following:
Building Healthy Relationships
This list really is the tip of the iceberg, so if you don’t see the issue you are seeking help with, please get in touch for a chat. You’ll always find me friendly and understanding.
I look forward to meeting you.
- Qualifications & ExperienceBSC (Hons), Cert.Hyp CS, Licenced NLP Practitioner.
Further professional training certification includes:
Working with Grief
Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Mnemodynamic Therapy Practitioner
Working with Bereavement
Working with Pain
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence/ Victim support
- Driving tests
- Emotional issues
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Phobias: dentists
- Phobias: flying
- Phobias: heights
- Phobias: spiders
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sporting performance
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Immune system support
- Languages Spoken