As a Hypnotherapist (Clinical Hypnotist) I utilise hypnosis, as well as other psychological interventions that I am trained in, to help you make the changes you want. I work with a diverse range of issues that my clients call:

  • Anxiety, stress, panic attacks, nerves and worry
  • Depression
  • Fears and phobias
  • Emotional issues such as grief, anger, guilt and jealousy
  • Emotional traumas and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Confidence and self esteem issues
  • Eating issues including weight loss, bulimia, anorexia
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Sports, business and social performance
  • Conditions such as allergies, asthma, pain, CFS, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, IBS,
  • Addictions to alcohol, cocaine, smoking
  • And much more...
Please note that I don't diagnose, I don't judge, and I work with my client in front of me as an individual and not a label. I also need little by way of 'content'. I won't be taking a detailed history of your past, or allowing you to go down the 'story' route. This isn't counselling and it isn't required for the way that I work. We simply start the session with the question "So, what are we here for today?" and take it from there. Your response guides me as to the work that is required.

To book in please contact me on 07879 624646 during normal working hours or via gary@garyturner.co.uk.

Sessions cost £130, last approximately 2hrs, and take place from my home in Church Crookham. I ask that clients are on time as I may have a client prior to our session or immediately afterwards.
Once a firm booking is made payment is to be received either by cash, cheque or bank transfer payable at the time of the booked session. Sessions cancelled by the client at any time for any reason may still be charged for, as that time will be set aside for you.

Following the session you will be asked to contact me about a week after the session so we can discuss how things are going, and if any further sessions are needed we'll make arrangements at that point.  I’m not going to book you in for any more sessions than are necessary – we’ll discuss every stage together and it’s always your choice. And whereas some clients have resolved long standing issues in a single session this is the exception rather than the norm. However, I'll be doing my best to help you in every session.

I utilise hypnosis in my work. Yet, 'hypnosis' is a very much misunderstood subject and many myths persist.

All of the following are myths:

  • Hypnosis puts you into trance
  • Hypnosis is sleep
  • Hypnosis is relaxation of the mind and body
  • You need your eyes closed for hypnosis
  • You are always in control
  • You cannot be made to do anything that you wouldn’t normally do
There is no definite state of hypnosis that can be shown neurologically. Hypnosis is not about different ‘brain wave’ states. In fact, apart from the results, there is no evidence that hypnosis exists!

Hypnosis instead defines a process and a result. A very simple definition of hypnosis that should suffice for most people is:

“Hypnosis is when your imagination is guided so that it becomes your reality.”

Whether hypnosis is used in therapy or in performance (such as by a street hypnotist or stage hypnotist), this is what is happening. The hypnotist guides your imagination until it becomes your reality. In performance the created reality is designed for entertainment. In hypnotherapy the created reality is for changing the way you think. If we change the way that you think you will act and behave differently, and get the results that you are after.

You think with your mind, and your mind can be thought of as ‘the resultant of a functioning brain’. To create change the hypnotherapist quite literally guides your imagination and makes real changes in your brain structure. Hebb’s Law states ‘neurons that fire together wire together’. A hypnotherapist will help your brain fire differently so it can wire together differently – we will literally change the way that your mind ‘thinks’.

A nice quote for this is from Dr Susan Vaughan. She states that a hypnotherapist is a “micro-surgeon of the mind”, who helps clients make needed alterations in neuronal networks.

With the mind and the body being intrinsically linked there is a psychological element, and sometimes even a psychological cause, with every physical condition whether disease or illness. A healthy mind provides a healthy body, as much as a healthy body provides a healthy mind.

To book in, please contact me on 07879 624646 or via gary@garyturner.co.uk

Me giving a hypnotism demonstration, National Hypnotism Conference May 2012