Hypnotherapy in London with Steve Dell

Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy London: Steve Dell

Hi, I’m Steve. I am a clinical hypnotherapist in London. I run my hypnotherapy practice in North London, Central London or via online hypnotherapy sessions. As a Member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma and Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy awarded by the CPHT, considered the gold standard in hypnotherapy training.

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Clinical Hypnotherapy London

I opened my London clinic in 2016 and since then I’ve helped many clients to overcome a variety of issues such as anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, quit smoking, lose weight, improve low self-esteem and self-confidence, all through the power of hypnotic suggestion.

My aim has always been to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable and relaxed, allowing them to fully engage in the hypnotherapy process.

I practice Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, it is an evidence-based approach that uses cognitive hypnotherapy to produce results in just a few sessions*.

This type of therapeutic hypnosis has origins in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). It was developed by master practitioner Milton Erickson, who is considered the father of modern hypnosis. His idea is that solutions to problems could be found by focusing on the positive aspects of a situation. Erickson’s work was further developed by Steve de Shazer, who is credited with being the founder of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Later developed by David Newton, the founder of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and CPHT (Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training) the leading UK-based Hypnotherapy Training provider.

In the UK, the AfSFH is made up of accredited clinical hypnotherapists who have undergone specialist training in this type of therapy. I practice clinical hypnotherapy in London and as a Member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma and Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy from the CPHT. My online sessions take place in the comfort of your home via the Zoom platform.


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Difficult times, lack of sleep or a traumatic experience can all cause temporary distortions in our minds. When that happens, the brain’s primitive survival mechanism responds. This overrides everything, causing us to feel anxious and can lead to panic attacks.

Hypnotherapy can help by accessing the subconscious mind and rewiring negative thought patterns that contribute to anxiety and panic attacks. Through deep relaxation and positive suggestion, hypnotherapy can help you release feelings of anxiety and promote feelings of calm, confidence, and well-being.

By tapping into your inner resources, you can cultivate a sense of inner peace and resilience, enabling you to cope with life’s challenges with greater ease and grace.

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When we experience a trauma, that event can be too big to be filed away during sleep. And so it remains “live”, with all the emotions still attached. This can lead to increased levels of anxiety, depression or anger.

I am a qualified Rewind Technique or Rewind Therapy (RT) practitioner,  a widely recognized method for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The technique is based on the concept of closure without disclosure, which means that the client does not need to share the details of their traumatic experience with the therapist in order to experience healing. Research suggests that the Rewind Technique can be effective in as little as three sessions.

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Depression can sometimes be the response to feelings of a threat to our existence. And it can make hiding away in our cave feel like the best option. But being stuck in this state often results in a continuation of, or a worsening of, the depression.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to help address and manage depression by accessing the subconscious mind and promoting positive changes in thought patterns and behaviors. By guiding the mind into a deeply relaxed state, hypnotherapy can help identify and release negative beliefs and emotions that contribute to depression.

Hypnotherapy can also help cultivate feelings of self-worth and inner strength, providing a sense of hope and empowerment that can be essential for overcoming depression.

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Confidence and self-esteem can be positively impacted by hypnosis. When we are in a state of hypnosis, our critical conscious mind is bypassed, allowing for positive suggestions to be received by the subconscious mind. This means that limiting beliefs and negative self-talk can be reprogrammed with positive, empowering messages.

Through hypnosis, individuals can access their inner resources, discover their strengths, and develop a sense of confidence and self-worth by tapping into the power of the subconscious mind.

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Phobias & Fear

Phobias can either be developed as rational fears from a bad experience or irrational fears that have no obvious origins. Each can be treated easily enough using hypnosis but depending on whether your phobia is rational or irrational, determines a slightly different approach.

Hypnotherapy for phobias and fears can be a highly effective treatment option, as it allows individuals to access and reprogram the subconscious beliefs and patterns of behavior that contribute to their phobia or fear.

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Addiction is a complex disease that affects not only a person’s behavior but also their thoughts, emotions, and physical health. Breaking free from addiction often requires a combination of approaches, including therapy, medication, support groups, and lifestyle changes.

Hypnotherapy can be a useful tool in treating addiction, by helping a person change their thoughts and behaviors by accessing the subconscious mind and suggesting positive changes to thoughts, behaviors, and overall mindset.

About Hypnotherapy

Sleep Hypnosis for Insomnia

What is Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy?

Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy is a type of cognitive hypnotherapy or talking therapy that is based on the idea that solutions to problems can be found by focusing on the positive aspects of a situation.


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Does Online Hypnotherapy Really Work?

If an online hypnotherapy session might seem a little strange to you, you’re not alone. But since 2020 I have seen many life changing, positive outcomes happen online via the power of Zoom.


Where I hold my sessions

My hypnotherapy practice is at Muswell Health (North London) and The Terapia Consultancy (Central London). I also run an online hypnotherapy clinic with many of my clients enjoy the process from the comfort of their own home.


I believe therapy needn’t be painful. I am passionate about how hypnotherapy in London can navigate towards the actual solutions to your issues and bring about the changes that you want.

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What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that is used to help people overcome anxiety, manage sleep problems, gain confidence in areas like public speaking, aid pain management, help quit smoking and stop bad habits such as binge eating, and overcome other challenges caused by negative patterns of behaviour.

Hypnosis is a trance-like state in which a person is more open to suggestions. A master practitioner or experienced therapist can lead most people into this state of being, a place where inner calm reigns without anxiety or anxious feelings. It's not uncommon for clients at my London clinic to fall asleep during a hypnotherapy session.

What are the most popular types of hypnotherapy?

Some of the most popular forms of modern hypnotherapy in London include Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Regression Hyponotherapy. They all follow a similar path, hypnotic suggestions are presented to the unconscious mind to help change behaviour patterns, but the approaches differ when it comes to treating the root cause.

What is solution focused hypnotherapy?

Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy deals with helping you achieve your desired outcomes, without digging into the past. The goal is to co-create a positive vision of what the future may look like, then comes the hypnosis part.

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are terms sometimes used interchangeably but refer to different processes. Here's a breakdown:

Hypnosis refers to the altered state of consciousness characterised by heightened focus, deep relaxation, and increased suggestibility. It's a natural state that everyone has experienced, such as when you're engrossed in a book or daydreaming.

Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic application of hypnosis. A trained professional uses hypnosis to help clients address and overcome specific issues or challenges. During a hypnotherapy session, the therapist guides the client into a relaxed state and employs various therapeutic techniques to help bring about desired changes, such as breaking a habit or managing stress.

In essence, while hypnosis is the state of mind, hypnotherapy is the process of using that state for therapeutic purposes.

How long does hypnosis last?

The duration of a hypnotic state can vary widely depending on the context in which you're asking and the individual involved. Here's a breakdown:

In a therapeutic context, a typical session with a hypnotherapist can last between 30-90 minutes, although this can vary based on the goals and needs of the client.

Hypnotherapists can give "post-hypnotic" suggestions during a session, instructions intended to affect the client's behaviour after the session ends. The effects of these suggestions can last for varying lengths of time, depending on the individual and the nature of the suggestion. Some suggestions may only last a short time (hours or days), while others can have a more enduring effect, lasting weeks, months, or even longer.

Individuals trained in self-hypnosis can induce a hypnotic state on their own. The duration of this self-induced trance can range from a few minutes to much longer, depending on the individual's experience and intent.

Everyone naturally enters hypnotic-like states daily, such as when daydreaming or getting engrossed in a task (often referred to as 'flow' states). These can last for just a few moments or extend for longer periods.

The lasting impact or changes that result from hypnotherapy can vary. Some people experience immediate and permanent change after just one session, while others may require multiple sessions. Still, others might need occasional "refresher" sessions to maintain the benefits.

What is the average cost of a hypnosis session in the UK?

The cost of a hypnosis or hypnotherapy session in the UK can vary based on several factors, including the practitioner's location, their experience and qualifications, the length of the session, and the specific issue being addressed.

The average cost of a hypnotherapy session in the UK typically ranges from £50 to £150 per hour. However, there are some variations to consider:

Hypnotherapists in London and other prime locations, especially in major cities, might charge more or even more on the higher end of this range.

Highly experienced and renowned hypnotherapists can charge premium rates, especially if they are recognised for treating specific issues or using proprietary techniques.

Some treatments, such as smoking cessation or weight loss, might be priced differently, often as a package that includes multiple sessions and support materials.

Some practitioners offer a free or reduced-rate initial consultation to discuss the client's needs and outline the proposed treatment.