Hypnotherapy and Counselling by Dr David Postlethwaite

Professional, Compassionate and Affordable

Tel 0191 440 8649 or Mobile 07596 673319

Dr. David Postlethwaite Phd., BSc., PGCE.,Dip Cur Hyp.

Hello my name is Dr. David Postlethwaite

Dr. David Postlethwaite

I have been a practicing Hypnotherapist and Counsellor since 1991. I offer Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy and Counselling from my Consulting rooms in  Gateshead or in the comfort of your own home (North East England only). I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and Counselling Psychologist I am a member of various professional bodies including the Hypnotherapy association, Hypnotherapy Directory and the Institute of Holistic Therapies.

When I first started practising Hypnotherapy because as a Psychologist I found that it was a very effective and quick way of helping people not only with stopping smoking and weight but also more deep seated psychological issues. I was truly amazed at how with just one session it could transform a life. Today when I read of therapists who claim that their clients will need multiple sessions it saddens me, because this is simply just not true, almost all the people I see only ever need one session. So please when choosing a therapist do not fall into the trap of believing that you are going to need multiple sessions.

I also offer an extensive range of Hypnotherapy at extremely affordable prices on MP3 download and for those people who do not live in the North east of England I offer one to one sessions via Skype.


Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about positive subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Using Hypnotherapy I will alter your state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focusing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness – reached using skilled relaxation techniques – allows me to then make appropriate positive suggestions to help you with a wide range of issues.

Fear of clowns hypnosisHypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress-related issues and for a range of long-term conditions, and in recent years has been gained recognition in the medical world after a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), many have found the process has been incredibly effective either when used in tandem with traditional treatment or when used independently after other avenues have been exhausted. ­

I use Hypnotherapy to help my clients with a whole range of issues, from quitting smoking and losing weight, overcoming all fears and phobias, addictions and habits, stress, depression and much much more. I am very proud of my success rate of over 96% and even more proud to say that unlike many other therapists I will help you with just one affordable session.

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 Health Issues – Amenorrhea,Conquer Anorexia Nervosa, Anger management, Overcome Asthma, Beat Binge Eating, High Low Blood Pressure, Overcome Bulimia NervosaDefeat Depression, Conquer Fibromyagia, Overcome Frigidity, Hypnotic gastric Band, Overcome Impotence, Beat Insomnia, Irritable Bowel SyndromeBetter Orgasms, Pain relief, Panic attacks, Self-Esteem, Stress and Anxiety, Stuttering, Ulcerative Colitis, Weight Control

Children’s Issues – Anxiety, Better Concentration, Fear of Dentist, Coping with parents divorce, fear of flying, fear of swimming, nail biting, nose picking, stammering and stuttering 


 Breaking Habits – Anti depressant addiction, Conquer Alcohol, Overcome Bed-wetting, E-Cigarette Addiction, Beat Gambling, Compulsive hair Pulling, Nail Biting, Cocaine Addiction, Pain Killer Addiction,Self Harming, Sex Addiction, Overcome Skin Picking, Quit Smoking, Impulsive and Compulsive  Spending,


 Phobias and Fears – Beat Agoraphobia, Fear of Anesthesia, Fear of Bees and Wasps, Fear of Cats, Fear of Clowns, Fear of Dentist, Fear of Dogs, Fear of driving, Fear of Flying, Fear of Heights, fear of needles, Fear of Spiders, fear of Storms,


 Body Image – Breast Enhancement, Breast reduction,


Confidence – Pass your driving test, Overcome Exam anxiety, Overcome jealousy, Confident Public Speaking, Relationship breakdown,


Sexual Issues – Sex addiction, Impotence, Overcome Frigidity, Better Orgasms,


Sports Performance Hypnotherapy – Improve your Tennis, Improve your Golf,


Counselling is a unique, one-to-one relationship we agree to meet privately at either of my consulting rooms or in the comfort of your own home and regularly for a period of time with the aim of restoring your emotional. It is different from any other relationship that you may have as it is focused 100% on you. I will provide you a safe place to be yourself and to say what you truly feel in confidence 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, especially if you are used to bottling things up. When something is getting you down, counselling can help you gain a clearer understanding of your emotions. Feeling that these are OK 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 own strengths, resources and opportunities you may not have seen before.

The counselling relationship is a professional one and the boundaries and expectations of it are different from a friendship. For example, I will not meet you socially or expect you to remember my birthday. Our relationship is limited by the length of time of your counselling sessions and your name, address and in-session work are held in confidence by me and are destroyed  after your engagement has ended.

The frequency of sessions can be arranged to suit your needs but is usually weekly at the beginning. I prefer to see clients, on the same date and time where possible and each session lasts between 50 and 60 minutes.

After you start your sessions, I will usually review how things are going with you to 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 as I can adapt my approach to suit you better.

Finally, there is never any obligation to continue with sessions once you feel ready to stop.

Availability and prices:

Home visits – Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Home visits are available across the North East of England, From Morpeth and Ashington in the North to Middlesbrough and Darlington in the South. From Whitley Bay in the East to Hexham and Corbridge in the West

Home visits Hypnotherapy

 NE1 – NE21 £80, NE22 – NE42 £90, SR1 – SR6 £90, NE43, SR7 – SR9 £110, DH1 – DH99 £130, All TS & DL postcode areas £180


Gateshead Consulting Room, 2 Rydal Street, Gateshead, NE8 1TT. (Behind Coatsworth road)

Counselling £45 per session

Hypnotherapy £65







Tel Landline

0191 440 8649 & 0191 645 50 60

or Mobile 07596 673319

The cost for Skype Hypnotherapy is £65:00

All therapies now available as MP3 Download at affordable prices, click here for details.

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