“I’m doing really well - All issues seem to be better and I’m feeling pretty good! Many thanks for all your help” - A recent patient


Text Box: Did You Know that Hypnotherapy is not government regulated in the UK? (This is despite misleading statements that you may have seen from other therapists).  Protect yourself and see our guide on ‘How to Choose A Hypnotherapist’?

Beware when choosing a therapist as sadly anyone can claim to be a qualified hypnotherapist! And unfortunately, many do! Whilst proudly displaying their numerous ‘Diplomas’ that they have obtained on-line for a few pence. Along with a leaflet that indicates they belong to a ‘Governing Body’ – usually one invented by the on-line diploma seller! 

This area has too many poorly trained, part-time therapists (marketing men, bus drivers etc) with glossy brochures and professional looking websites just trying to make a ‘bit of money on the side’, rather than being full time professionals intent on helping people improve their lives.

I am even aware of practitioners locally who have had NO training and have simply purchased a training DVD which includes a selection of ‘print your own’ Diplomas and Certificates, along with registration documents to non existent governing bodies!

Read on to see why Release Hypnotherapy should be your only serious choice!

Many hypnotherapists, (particularly the newly qualified or inexperienced) simply use basic suggestion based therapy quite often packaged as ’solution’ or ’resolution’ hypnotherapy. Others have attended a ‘best of’ training course learning a few basic techniques on a course lasting a week or two and peddle what little they know with baffling titles such as ‘integrated hypnotherapy’ or ‘Complete Mind Therapy’.

At Release Hypnotherapy we have trained in a variety of powerful hypnotherapeutic and psychological disciplines and therefore go far beyond this by using the fastest and most suitable approaches and techniques for each individual person and issue. For example, using Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy techniques to assist in reprogramming your subconscious mind or using advanced and powerful techniques to attempt to find the original underlying source or cause of any problems to enable a full and speedy resolution to them. Only then do we use advanced and powerful suggestion techniques to reinforce the treatment administered.

For example, a fear of flying may often not actually be a fear of being at a height, but sometimes it may be a fear of water, or claustrophobia, or lack of control. Therefore suggestion based therapy relating to fear of flying is purely ’papering over the cracks’ if the original cause is not found and resolved. At Release Hypnotherapy we would attempt to find and address that fear and only then introduce powerful reinforcement suggestions.

We aim to solve problems fast! The advanced and powerful methods we use mean we are confident that we can resolve many problems quickly and easily, quite often in only two or three sessions! (subject to assessment at initial consultation). Many have been resolved in only one session! Even highly complex, or deep rooted problems can often be solved in as little as three to five sessions (It is very unusual for us to take as many as five sessions). Whereas many other hypnotherapists recommend ten, twelve or even fifteen sessions!

Through constant research, we strive to stay informed of the latest, most powerful, best practice and emperically proven techniques from throughout the world.

We use modern ‘hi-tech’ approaches and tools to supplement the skill of the therapist, where appropriate. For example, we may use a Galvanic Skin Response Meter to detect the level of relaxation or minute changes in anxiety in a patient. We may also use a specialized therapy sound reinforcement system to ‘get right inside your head’!

After the successful treatment for your problem, you may be offered ‘backup’ and ‘reinforcement’ material to move your life permanently forward for the better. For example, we may offer, where appropriate, a professionally recorded, hypnotic suggestion CDs. 

We can also offer powerful suggestion based hypnotherapy CDs (including individually personalized products) to our many overseas patients. Please see our Self Help Products Section for more details. We can also offer this services to corporate customers - Please see the separate corporate section for details.

“My ‘black moods’, depression and lack of confidence simply left me after just a single session!” - A recent patient

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Stop Press: Garry Coles, Principal Consultant at Release Hypnotherapy has recently been approved as a Clinical Supervisor and Tutor for graduate and post graduate students in Clinical Hypnosis by The University of West London. Garry holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (awarded by the same university) which is currently the highest academic qualification awarded in the UK in Clinical Hypnosis, held by only a handful of practitioners. 

Last Year The Royal Society of Medicine announced that they feel that the increased use of hypnotherapy in many clinical and medical areas should be available on the NHS as it could potentially save the NHS millions of pounds, but the use of it is being undermined by cowboy practitioners with little training who have caused serious harm to patients. 

This has been highlighted by a recent survey which indicated the following very alarming statistics:-

Only 3% of hypnotherapists claim to have had more than 600 hours of face to face training! 
Only 16% claim to have had in excess of 400 hours training.
17% claim to have only had a total of between 50 and 100 hours of training
3% Admitted to having NO training at all and 33% refused to give an indication (I wonder why?).

75% of hypnotherapists are part time, with 70% of therapists seeing less than 5 clients per week.
Over 30% are not a member of any credible organisation. 

Garry Coles at Release Hypnotherapy has completed in excess of 1200 hours of face to face clinical hypnosis training (including over 800 university hours, mostly at post graduate level). This is in addition to all the private research and study.

Garry continues to be in demand with the local and national press and remains the UK hypnotherapy expert for ‘Greatvine’, the national UK ‘Expert Advice For Life’ helpline. Garry has also just been commissioned to produce and present a series of factual natural health radio programmes. 

Latest Complementary and Alternative Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Health News for Surrey and Hants

Hypnosis is generally considered to be an alternative or complementary therapy but according to the BMA (British Medical Association), it should be considered an "orthodox treatment" and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) consider hypnotherapy to be a valid psychological intervention. 
There is evidence being produced on a regular basis from around the world indicating it’s efficiency in treating a variety of problems and issues. It has been shown in research and scientific review to be more effective in many circumstances when compared to psychotherapy or counselling.  In addition, scientific research indicates that hypnosis has a therapeutic effect on many physical conditions, that it can be effective in addressing both psychological and physiological conditions.

WARNING! Are you thinking of consulting a hypnotherapist displaying the NHS logo? Or claiming to be NHS registered? Beware there are rogues in this area. They are probably NOT NHS registered and are using the logo illegally. Beware also of bogus qualifications and experience!


Click here for our tips on how to safely choose a hypnotherapist


Text Box: Most Release Hypnotherapy therapists also hold contracts directly with the NHS for administering to NHS patients -  This is very rare as only the most experienced and well qualified Hypnotherapist would be trusted to work directly with NHS patients. We also receive regular referrals from a number of NHS GP’s as well as  Private Medical Practitioners.

All our hypnotherapy consultants practice full time and are highly qualified and experienced with legitimate qualifications.

We adhere fully to the ethics and codes of conduct of our regulatory organizations to which we belong.

All Release Hypnotherapy consultants are fully insured in respect of hypnotherapy for a minimum of £2,000,000.00

All Release Hypnotherapy consultants are registered with the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners. 

In some circumstances and for certain issues you may be entitled to treatment paid for by your Local Health Care Trust. Circumstances vary greatly from area to area and with each individual Primary Care Trust. Please enquire with your General Practitioner (GP), Local NHS Trust or Primary Care Trust for further details.

Many leading Health Care Insurance Companies may also reimburse you for treatment from us. Contact your own health insurance provider for further details.

Many companies are now including treatments such as hypnotherapy as part of employee ‘wellbeing’ packages. Ask your own company for details of any schemes they run.
Text Box: Some common reasons for contacting Release Hypnotherapy

Smoking: please see our detailed description on smoking cessation. 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Confidence: Hypnotherapy is frequently and routinely used to assist in these areas.

Problems At Work: If you are worried about speaking in public or feel intimidated in meetings, we can calm your nerves. We can assist in addressing panic attacks. We are specialists in increasing motivation, confidence and advising in stress reduction techniques. 

Weight Loss: Diets Don’t Work - But hypnotherapy may be of great assistance to both men and women in helping to achieve the ideal weight and body image. There has been a lot of media coverage recently concerning hypnotic gastric band approaches. 

Sports and Performance: It would be almost unthinkable for many top professional (and leading amateur) sportsmen not to employ the services of their own Hypnotherapist to  help ‘give them the edge’.  We regularly treat professional sportsmen, but can help people at any level to move up to the next level and achieve their full potential.  

Pain Relief: Hypnotherapy is now used more routinely for the control of pain. 

Women’s Issues: Hypnotherapy is becoming more frequently used in the areas of infertility and the treatment of menopausal issues, as well as many other areas. 

Sleep problems:  Did you know that Hypnotherapy can be used to control your dreams at night?  We can also address many sleep problems, such as insomnia, nightmares, somnambulism (sleepwalking) etc.

Appearance:  We can address problems of body image, and weight loss. Hypnotherapy is even used sometimes, as a preference for cosmetic surgery?!  And not too many people would know that! 

Phobias: We can help with anything from fear of heights to fear of anything imaginable (or unimaginable).

Please See our A – Z Section for Further Uses
Why not explore this website at your leisure and possibly be rather surprised at some of the things hypnotherapy could potentially do for you.

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Garry Coles PgDip (Clin. Hyp) PgCert (Clin. Hyp) PDCHyp SQHP MBSCH Dip Adv. Hyp 

is the only full time, post graduate university qualified, NHS Contracted, Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapy Specialist in this area of the UK. He consults regularly at both a major NHS Hospital and a local NHS GP Surgery.  He is also registered with both the CNHC and the NHSTA.

Garry is qualified (to post graduate level) and experienced in a variety of clinical and medical hypnosis related disciplines and approaches, including Analytical and Psycho-Dynamic Hypnotherapy, Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH & Hypno-CBT®), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). See the ‘About Us’ section for more details.

Read on to see why Release Hypnotherapy should be your only choice for safe, natural and effective hypnotherapy treatment.
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Surrey Hampshire (Hants) London (Harley Street) Berkshire.
01252 687260


The Only NHS Contracted, University Qualified, Full Time, Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapy
 Specialists in the Area!    
Text Box: Consultations available at:-

Heath Lane
Upper Hale

10 Harley Street

The Richmond GP Surgery
Richmond Close
GU52 7US

The Fountain Centre
St Lukes Cancer Centre
Royal Surrey County Hospital
Egerton Road

The Odiham Clinic
2 High Street
RG29 1LG

Home or business consultations possible by appointment.

We are happy to give talks and presentations to interested groups and organisations.
Text Box: Who do we see and which areas do we cover?

We are able to help patients worldwide in improving their lives with general and personalised self help products.

We also arrange personal consultations with patients who travel to us from all over the UK, Europe and the Middle East (such is our reputation) and these include household names, top international sports people, world names in industry, doctors and nurses, forces personnel, business men and women, housewives, teachers, students and public sector employees. In fact we help people from just about every walk of life. Most of these come to us from personal recommendations from colleagues or friends that have visited us before or from GP’s or other health care professionals.

However, it is fair to say that the majority of our patients are from the following areas:-

Aldershot Alton Ascot Bagshot Basingstoke Berkshire Bordon Bracknell Camberley Crowthorne Chobham Cobham Egham Fareham Farnham Farnborough Fleet Frimley Godalming Guildford Hampshire Hartley Wintney Hook, London (Harley Street) Odiham Petersfield  Reading Staines Surrey West Sussex Weybridge Whitehill Woking Wokingham Surrey, Hants, Berkshire, West Sussex, Central and Greater London.



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