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Hypnotherapy Manchester-Manchester Hypnotherapist

Make positive, lasting changes to your life with Shaun Brookhouse – one of Manchester’s most respected hypnotherapists and hypno-psychotherapists

Shaun’s practice Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Manchester is one of the North West’s longest established and highly rated practices for hypnotherapy and hypno-psychotherapy, call to start your journey right now on 0161 881 1677.

Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Manchester can help you achieve your goals and tackle issues such as insomnia, low self-esteem, addictions, anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome. (This list is not exhaustive to see the various conditions he works with click HERE).

Whether you are turning to therapy for the first time or are familiar with hypnotherapy and psychotherapy interventions, you can be confident that you are in experienced, safe, competent hands when you consult Shaun for assistance.

You should always ensure that the hypnotherapist you consult is appropriately qualified and registered to conduct the therapeutic work they advertise.

Ethical hypnotherapists will always answer any legitimate questions about their qualifications and experience.

Free App

In 2014 Shaun launched a free app available on iTunes and Google PlayTo get this free app, please click the icons at the top of this page. The app gives you direct access to Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Manchester including free hypnotic mp3’s which are added to regularly.

How can Shaun help me with Hypnotherapy?

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Shaun Brookhouse lecturing at the 2014 International Hypno-Psychotherapy Conference, London

With over 26 years’ experience in hypnotherapy, 22 years’ experience as a clinical hypnosis trainer and 21 years’ experience as a psychotherapy practitioner, Shaun Brookhouse has dedicated himself to being the finest therapist in his field.

He has provided hypnotherapy in Manchester since 1991. Shaun’s clients are given a unique therapeutic experience, tailored to their needs and capable of solving deep rooted problems through proven evidence based techniques.

Trust and integrity are crucial to any relationship between client and practitioner. In Shaun, thousands of people have found a Manchester hypnotherapist and psychotherapist who not only puts them at ease and makes them feel utterly comfortable, but achieves genuine, lasting results.

Experience and knowledge are essential for a good therapist. Shaun’s clinical skills are not only appreciated by his clients, but by other practitioners as well. He has trained many of the hypnotherapists currently practising in Manchester. This was through The London College of Clinical Hypnosis, The Washington School of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis, The UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences and finally The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. If you have seen practitioners who hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), Shaun was involved there too, he co-created this qualification for the National Council for Hypnotherapy. You can can be confident that Shaun has the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your goals, he has dedicated the whole of his adult life to the professionalising of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

Shaun is listed on two Accredited Registers recognised by the Professional Standards Authority – the UKCP and the CNHC – proving his high standards of technical competence, responsibility, behaviour and business practice. Additionally, Shaun is the Honorary President of the Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Group which currently includes 17 practices throughout the UK click here for details. He is also the co-founder and an Honorary Fellow of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness In April 2015, Shaun was appointed to the Board of Directors of the CNHC for a three year term. Additionally, in September 2015 Shaun was also appointed to be International Officer for the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

NCSCT Certified Stop Smoking Practitioner

In 2015, Shaun became a National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training Certified Stop Smoking Practitioner. This training included the many varied aspects of smoking cessation. This included the behaviorual aspects of smoking as well as the current use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Shaun takes smoking cessation hypnosis, as with all the other issues he works with, very seriously.

Highly Qualified Manchester Hypnotherapist

In becoming a qualified hypno-psychotherapist, Shaun has completed two 4-year Masters Degree Level courses requiring more than 3600 hours of training in hypnosis and psychotherapy between them.

In addition to these, he has also completed over 4000 additional hours of clinical training in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling, EMDR and clinical supervision. These training hours also include specialist training in anxiety treatment, smoking cessation, brief solution focused psychotherapy, eating problems, and stress management.  As the co-author of Motivational Hypnotism, Shaun Brookhouse has a clinical interest in issues regarding motivation and performance.

Hypnotherapy and hypno-psychotherapy are currently not statutorily controlled professions, which is not helpful when trying to find an ethical and competent practitioner. As there are many psychotherapy and hypnosis practitioners in Manchester,  it is important that potential clients ensure they consult an appropriately qualified practitioner.

Psychotherapy using clinical hypnosis is a personal process, and a therapist should be able to adapt his/her approach to meet the needs of the client. In other words, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to helping people to resolve their issues. Shaun tailors his sessions to meet your needs. His goal is to conclude therapy at the earliest opportunity for the benefit of the client.

It is important to know that Shaun Brookhouse’s conduct is non judgemental, congruent and empathetic when it comes to providing therapy. Shaun wants (as he is sure you do as well) the therapeutic process to be as pleasant and empowering as possible.

What is hypnosis?

The American Psychological Association‘s Division 30 (Society of Psychological Hypnosis) in 2014 has defined hypnosis as “A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterised by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion*” (Elkins et al,2015 p 6) So as you can see hypnosis is something that is natural and nothing at all to be concerned about. It certainly is nothing like it is portrayed in the popular culture. *Elkins, G,R & Barabasz, A.F., Council, J.R & Spiegel, D, (2015) Advancing Research and Practice: The Revised APA Division 30 Definition of Hypnosis, The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Vol 63, Issue 1, pp. 1-8

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy which takes place using hypnosis – a time when the mind is in an altered but completely comfortable and controlled state of consciousness. While in the hypnotic state it has been shown that skilled hypnotherapists can help clients achieve tremendous results, exploring the powers of their mind and tackling deep rooted issues. Shaun’s extensive expertise in utilising clinical hypnosis with psychotherapy has made him one of the most highly regarded practitioners and teachers of hypnotherapy in Manchester generally and Chorlton cum Hardy specifically.

What is the difference between hypnotherapy and hypno-psychotherapy?

Hypno-psychotherapy demands a more developed clinical grounding in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, encompassing work not only in hypnosis, but also in mental health practice, ethics, psychopathology, human development and sexuality, diversities, psychodynamic psychotherapy, humanistic psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy all under dedicated, and verifiable clinical supervision. This training is conducted over a minimum of 4 years at Masters Degree Level.  Hypno-psychotherapists are represented by the UK Council for Psychotherapy College of Hypno-Psychotherapists. Shaun Brookhouse uniquely, has completed not one, but two of these programmes. Hypno-psychotherapists have a far greater range of techniques and approaches at their disposal to assist clients with their treatments, able to utilise both hypnotic and psychotherapeutic interventions. Hypno-Psychotherapy is still brief therapy, but a hypno-psychotherapist can employ both hypnotic and psychotherapeutic based interventions in order to assist clients reach their goals. These interventions are based on Evidenced Based Practice. The approach Shaun favours is Solution Focused, which means that he focuses on the solution(s) to your issues rather than exclusively on the issue itself. This makes for a more positive and affirming therapeutic experience for his clients.

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy:

Shaun Brookhouse has undertaken extensive training in what is known as Ericksonian Hypnotherapy which is based on the work of American Psychiatrist Milton H Erickson. Erickson is considered by many in the profession as the “father of modern hypnotherapy”

The Ericksonian approach to hypnotherapy is a novel use of specific language patterns, fractionalisation, utilisation, and metaphor which are woven into the hypnotic intervention. Shaun not only practises this approach, he has taught it to practitioners world wider at a variety of professional conferences and symposia. This approach also tends to me more creative than the more traditional approaches to hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Training:

As an experienced practitioner and educator, Shaun has trained other hypnotherapists, psychotherapists and hypno-psychotherapists since 1993. Shaun Brookhouse is also currently the 5th Principal of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. The NCHP is accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy, the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy, and the European Association for Psychotherapy. So whether it is for training or clinical hypnotherapy in Manchester this website should provide you with all the information you need.

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Manchester Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Services:

I have utilised hypnosis since 1989 for the treatment of a variety of psychological and emotional issues such as:

This listing is by no means exhaustive. For full details of what hypnotherapy can be effective in treating, click here for a full list of conditions treatable with hypnosis.

I am recognised by BUPA, AVIVA, PruHealth, and WPA for psychotherapeutic referrals.

If you want to ensure that I am the right therapist for you, please either email me at or call me on 0161 881 1677 and I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I offer a no obligation consultation giving you the chance to determine whether I am the right therapist for you. You may also find that reading my code of ethics, practice agreement, my about me page, and/or my CV page will help to give you a better idea of what to expect if you consult me.

Manchester Hypnotherapy:

 Shaun Brookhouse lecturing at Conference 2014

I see clients in my comfortable and discrete Victorian Consulting Rooms in Chorlton cum Hardy, Greater Manchester. 3 Miles from the City Centre of Manchester (easy access from Stretford, Didsbury, Sale, Altrincham, Withington, Stockport, Knutsford, Salford Quays and Cheshire). There is free on and off street parking. Mine is the longest established Hypnotherapy Practice in Chorlton South Manchester. I also provide sessions via SKYPE if you cannot attend sessions at my practice.

Manchester Psychotherapist

 Manchester Hypnotherapist Shaun Brookhouse

Unlike many hypnotherapists, I am also an Accredited UKCP Psychotherapist, the skills I acquired as a psychotherapist assists the hypnotherapeutic process considerably and helps my clients gain new insights into the potential causes of their issues. This is still done in a brief, solution focused manner.

Richmael House

houseRichmael House, where I have been practising since 1991, is the former French Consular residence of Manchester it provides a comfortable and discrete place to make therapeutic changes.

Hypnotherapy Supervision

Hypnotherapy SupervisionSince 2001 I have been providing supervision for hypnotherapists in Manchester as well as throughout the UK. Sessions can be face to face, one to one, groups or on SKYPE.

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