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Affordable Hypnotherapy and Counselling by a fully qualified Hypnotherapist

  • Almost all issues can be easily helped with just one easy and affordable session – do not be tricked into multiple sessions by unscrupulous therapists!
  • Check the Hypnotherapists qualifications – they should be at the very least degree qualified!
  • I do not practice stage hypnosis – do not trust your emotional well being to entertainers!



Dr David Postlethwaite PhD, BSc (Psychol) PgD PsychotherapyHypnotherapist Dr Davivid Postlethwaite says offer Hypnotherapy and Counselling from my Gateshead consulting room or home visits across the Northeast of England.

Hypnotherapist  I have been in practice since 1990. Helping people with a variety of issues ranging from smoking and weight control, stress and anxiety, phobias and much more. My aim is always to help people in the shortest and most affordable way. Most of the clients I have seen I have been able to assist them with one session.  I am saddened when I hear that some therapists have said that multiple sessions are needed for the simplest issues. When an unscrupulous therapist does this, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  The majority of people I see I can help with just one session; some more difficult issues may take up to three sessions.

Counselling I have been a practising counsellor since 1993 I work with individuals and couples from my counselling room in Gateshead.  Counselling is a talking therapy, and I will endeavour to provide you with a safe environment where you can explore your issues.


What is Hypnotherapy and what is a Hypnotherapist

The state of hypnosis is a wonderful state of deep relaxation; it utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about positive subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. At all times you are aware, nothing bad can happen to you, and you can not be made to do anything that is against your will or your beliefs.

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Change your life

Hypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress-related issues and a range of long-term conditions. In recent years this therapy has gained recognition in the medical world.  A recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

A Hypnotherapist gives you the opportunity to unlock the power of your subconscious mind to bring about real and lasting change. I have used Hypnotherapy to help my clients with a whole range of issues, from smoking and weight, all fears and phobias, habits, stress, depression and much much more. I have a success rate of over 96%.  Unlike many other therapists, I will help you with no more than three affordable sessions, and many issues are solved with just one.

What is Counselling

Counselling is a unique, one-to-one relationship. We agree to meet privately at my Gateshead Consulting room. The aim is to restore your emotional confidence. It is different from any other relationship that you may have as it is focused 100% on you.

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Helping you to find your answers

I will provide you with a safe place to be yourself and to say in confidence what you truly feel, without fear of judgment, criticism or unwanted advice. Talking about your feelings is a necessary part of therapy, which might seem strange to you at first. When something is getting you down, counselling can help you gain a clearer understanding of your emotions. This allows you to deal better with whatever is in your life at this moment in time, whatever has happened in the past. I will listen to you carefully, paying attention to the things that matter to you. When you cannot see the wood for the trees, I will help you to see your strengths.

How often

The frequency of sessions can be arranged to suit your needs but is usually weekly at the beginning. I  see clients, on the same date and time where possible, each session lasts between 50 and 60 minutes. After you start your sessions, I will usually review how things are going with you. I will check what you find helpful and what, if anything, might not be helping you. It is good if you can say honestly what you feel during the review. Finally, there is never any obligation to continue with sessions once you feel ready to stop.

What is a Hypnotherapist

The Oxford English Dictionary of a Hypnotherapist is ‘A hypnotherapist is a person who treats people by using hypnotherapy’.  I think most people would expect that the practice of Hypnotherapy would be strictly regulated and practitioners monitored and controlled. Unfortunately, there is no regulation, and anyone can set themselves up as a Hypnotherapist with little or no training. Therefore when choosing your hypnotherapist, it is essential that you consider the following:

  • Is the Hypnotherapist properly qualified? They should have at the very least a BSc in Psychology
  • Are they an accredited member of a recognised governing body such as the Hypnotherapy Association
  • Do they carry full medical Insurance?

I have a BSc in Psychology, a PhD in Psychology and Post Graduate Counselling qualification. A full member of the Hypnotherapy Association and work to their ethics and guidelines. I carry full medical and public liability insurance through the SMG group.

Please do not confuse stage Hypnotists with Hypnotherapy; no respectable Hypnotherapist would be willing to perform on a stage.

Visit me in my Gateshead Consulting room.

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