Gavin Roberts

Gavin Roberts

NLP Practitioner in Stowmarket

Hi and thanks for taking a moment to read my profile.
I've been in private practice as a hypnotherapist for over 15 years and have offices in Stowmarket and Colchester.

I was first drawn to hypnosis when, after just two sessions with a hypnotherapist, a ten year problem I'd had disappeared. This prompted me to train as a hypnotherapist myself. You can read more about this in my free e-book on my website.

Please read through my profile and you can find much more info about hypnosis and the way I work by visiting my website

Background & Qualifications

I spent 12 years working for Social Services, helping people with mental health problems and learning disabilities before first qualifying in Professional Hypnotherapy in 2001 with the Midlands Institute of Hypnotherapy. I then went on to gain an Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy with the School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy (SACH) at Anglia Ruskin University from 2004 to 2007.

I am continuing to develop my skills with on-going training and supervision with the Human Givens Institute.
I am also trained and qualified in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and am a member of the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists

I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register, the largest governing body for hypnotherapists in the UK and am fully insured.

My Specialisms

I specialise in the use of hypnosis to treat all manner of emotional, psychological, and physical/behavioural problems, tailoring my approach to you as an individual.
Hypnosis is about changing instinctive patterns and responses, rather than just trying to change the way you think (as in CBT). Positive thinking cannot change most emotional problems. I explain why on my website.

I use hypnosis to help you...

conquer addictions (including stopping smoking and drinking), overcoming trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other negative memories, manage and alleviate anger and anxiety disorders, climb out of depression, boost confidence and self-esteem, resolve phobias and panic attacks, deal better with stress, sleep better, improve performance at work/business/education/sports/the arts, lose weight, develop assertiveness and authenticity, find more meaning and purpose in life, and lots more.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I believe that most of us are sleep walking through life, carrying limiting stories and negative beliefs about ourselves based on what we learnt or experienced years ago. We are enslaved by our history.

Negative conditioning still affects the way we relate to people today and how we perform, all based on old patterns of experiences. In other words, we are already hypnotised, held captive by the past, and my job is to get you out of the trance you are already in, such as anxiety, fear, lack of confidence, shyness, depression, whatever. These are all trance states, not who you really are!

I use a variety of methods to help you solve your problems, unlock your potential, and awaken your soul.

I believe that hypnosis is the fastest and most reliable way of changing negative, symptomatic trance states and out-dated beliefs because, rather than just trying to change the way you think, hypnosis changes deeper, instinctive patterns in the unconscious mind. It's not a case of positive thinking but something much more profound, based on how the brain actually processes information.

I am currently offering Free Discovery Sessions where you can come along to one of my offices and i) tell me about your issue of concern ii) tell me what you'd like to achieve from hypnotherapy and iii) ask me any questions about hypnosis and the way I work. There is no obligation to book any sessions.

Should you decide to book up a first session-proper, the first session lasts 90 minutes where we go through an indepth questionnaire, aimed at helping me to fully understand your current situation and establish clear goals for therapy. If there is time in the first session you will experience hypnosis and also be given some self-help techniques that you can practise between sessions.

Subsequent sessions last 75 minutes where we continue to explore patterns more deeply and develop strategies to help you not only cope with current life challenges but to actually begin to thrive and feel much more confident about yourself as you work toward your goals and the changes you would like to see in the real world.

I can help you resolve past issues as well as meet your current emotional needs, whilst also building upon and strengthening your resources.
I believe that most of us have not reached our potential and that hypnosis is the golden key to unlocking the resources inside each and every one of us to create a rich and meaningful life.

To take advantage of my current offer of a Free Discovery Session and find out how hypnosis could help you make positive and lasting changes, please visit my website for more details.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Hypnotherapy In Person £60 per 75 minutes
Psychotherapy In Person £60 per 75 minutes
Emotional Freedom Technique In Person £60 per 75 minutes
NLP In Person £60 per 75 minutes

Additional Rate Information

I am currently offering a Free Discovery Session where you can find out how hypnotherapy (and especially my approach) can help you make lasting changes. Then, if you decide to book, all first-proper hypno/psychotherapy sessions last 90 minutes and cost £70. Thereafter, sessions last 75 minutes and cost £60 per session. Stop smoking is done in a single 3 hour session and costs £225. With this you get a 50 page supporting e-book, a reinforcing hypnosis CD, on-going email support and FREE session anytime up to a year from the date of your session. Past Life Regression sessions last 2 hours and cost £95 Personal Evolution sessions last 2 1/2 hours and cost £135. I do Skype psychotherapy/mind-coaching and mentoring sessions at £50 per hour. Email me from my website for my Skype details. I also do some concessions if you are on benefits. More info is available on my website