Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy in London

Find out more about how hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help you!

Hypnotherapy – a powerful, effective alternative

Recognised by the British Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), hypnotherapy has proven to be a safe, effective alternative that can alleviate a wide range of problems in just a few hours of treatment.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you to:

Modern cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy is an enjoyable and relaxing experience allowing you to access your full potential with relatively little effort and in a short time. You are in control all the time and... it feels great!

"Hypnosis is supported by more scientific research than any other complementary therapy".

- The Which? Guide to Complementary Therapies, 2002

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NEW - Course in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy with Mark Davis


Cognitive Hypnotherapy: CBT + Hypnosis, an effective combination

Combining (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Clinical Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT®) creates a powerful treatment solution that can help with a wide range of issues.

CBT has the strongest evidence base for effectiveness of any "talking therapy". Hypnotherapy too has an impressive record of clincial effectiveness. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (or Hypno-CBT®) which is the combination of CBT and hypnosis allows for effective and rapid treatment that lasts.

Most issues can be thought of as a result of excess tension and arousal combined with unhelpful/poor thinking habits - leading to negative emotional states and avoidant, destructive or ineffective behaviour. With a systematic approach to relaxation, acceptance and changing your thinking habits and behaviour, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnosis, you will enjoy freedom from unhealthy negative emotional states, and experience greater ease, empowerment and effective living.

An evidence-based approach - "does it work?"

Clients deserve to know that the treatments provided are effective.

I'm a founder member, and currently Chairman, of the Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - which requires all members to pledge to use the best treatments available based on the evidence obtained in clinical research studies.

I believe that good therapy is common sense therapy - it shouldn't be mysterious or mystical or include unnecessary ideas or theories. Therefore I explain and teach hypnosis and self-hypnosis according to known principles in psychology and physiology.

At Inspired Hypnosis we use the following approaches - each of which has a strong evidence base for effectiveness:
- cognitive behavioural therapy,
- applied relaxation training
- hypnotherapy
- mindfulness based therapy (mindfulness meditation)
- assertiveness and self-expression training
- acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- attention training


Skills Training Approach - tools for life!

I ensure that all clients learn essential skills in relaxation, self-hypnosis and helpful "self-talk". I regard these as "skills for living" as they are fundamental to well-being and our sense of empowerment.

My focus is on training, educating and inspiring my clients to be able to deal effectively with situations in their lives, present and future, and so empowering them to take control of their lives with helpful thinking and healthy emotions.

Typically this covers:
Applied Relaxation (learning to relax as a skill and in situ)
Assertiveness and Self-expression (be yourself more!)
Disengaging from thinking and greater contact with the present moment (mindfulness and cognitive defusion)
Mental stillness and mind-centering techniques
Taking action and approaching that which is meaningful and important in our lives (commited action around valued living).

- - Do you want to learn self-hypnosis?
Read about our evening and one day workshops in self-hypnosis!

Fear of Losing Control vs True Control

Many people are concerned that they will lose control when under hypnosis - this is simply not the case. Indeed I consider that learning self-hypnosis involves the individual reclaiming control of their internal attention and thoughts. Hypnosis is about "defusing" from our negative thoughts, self-talk, beliefs and "fusing" with helpful thoughts that enable us to live more effectively in the here and now.

I believe that therapy should always be about giving the client a greater and greater sense of personal control. Clinical research shows that giving patients and clients more control and choice leads to a stronger and more robust personal health and psychology.

Read more about cognitive hypnotherapy

Want to learn self-hypnosis? Read about our self-hypnosis workshops.

Want to learn hypnotherapy, integrate it into current therapy/coaching or become a professional hypnotherapist? Read about our hypnotherapy training

Listen to talks about hypnosis and hypnotherapy

Download a free self-hypnosis recording for relaxation and confidence here


Get help now with a certified hypnotherapist - with clinics in Harley Street, Primrose Hill
and North London (W1, NW3 & NW7).

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london hypnotherapist - Mark Davis
Mark Davis
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist
Dip CBH., BSc (Psy. & Phil), GHR (Reg), MNCH
Trained in Hypno-CBT®
CNHC Registered Hypnotherapist

Principal & Director of
The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

The Register of Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Health

Member of the International Stress Management Association (UK)

Professional Member of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACT Therapist)

Registered Hypnotherapist with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)

Accredited Member of National Council of Hypnotherapy

Senior Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register

Registered Hypnotherapist with UKCHO (Reg. No. 82318)

Registered therapist with the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners (Reg. No. 6212)

Registered member of the UK Register of IBS Therapists (Reg. No. 07/134)

CNHC - registered london hypnotherapist

UKCHO registered london hypnotherapist

Member of the Association of Contextual and Behavioural Science

Clinic Locations

Harley Street Hypnotherapy Clinic
London W1

Mill Hill Hypnotherapy Clinic
London NW7 4SD

Primrose Hill Hypnotherapy Clinic
London NW3 3AJ


"To be what we are,
and to become what we
are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life."
- Spinoza




Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Central London - 7 Harley Street, London W1G 9QD - 0800 860 0698
Cognitive Hypnotherapist in London - 6 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 3AJ - 0207 483 3344
Hypnosis, Hypnotherapist - 25 Daws Lane, Mill Hill, North London, NW7 4SD - 07830 317486