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Hypnotherapy & Coaching


Unlock the power of hypnotherapy to transform your mind. Create new associations, reshape thoughts, and break old chains. Experience joy, radiate happiness, live in the present moment, and watch your life blossom. Begin your journey towards a happier you today! Embrace endless possibilities, achieve greatness, and ignite passions. Discover hidden talents, rewrite your story, and live with purpose. Your transformation starts now, empowering every aspect of your life. Find peace, joy, balance, and serenity. Explore the path to a tranquil and satisfying life.

Hypnotherapy for managing stress is something many people bring into their life. As stress is an intermittent problem with a clear trigger, hypnotherapy generally focuses on the trigger. However, most importantly, when you use hypnosis, you take your body out of the physical state of stress. As your brain waves drop down into the slower – closer to sleep – levels, your body moves into a calmer state. Once your mind accepts that your worries can be changed, even a little, your own healing ability starts and the process will continue until the underlying reason for the stress is eliminated.

Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and fear that may cause someone to sweat, feel tense, and experience a rapid heartbeat. Those with anxiety disorders have anxiety that does not go away. It interferes with daily life and leaves people feeling overwhelmed.

Hypnotherapy helps to take back control and teach strategies to think clearly, feel better, and make lasting changes.

Hypnotherapy for sleep, sometimes called sleep hypnosis, is a therapeutic approach using guided meditation and focused attention techniques to address sleep issues and improve sleep quality. With the help of a therapist, a person suffering from insomnia can learn relaxing self-hypnosis techniques that calm the body and mind.

Emotional Release helps if you feel bad and don’t really know why you are feeling grumpy or out of sorts or why you are hurting yourself and other people. That sort of behavior happens when some event, or something somebody does to you, triggers old feelings of powerlessness, helplessness, injustice, or whatever, and that sets of cluster of familiar destructive behavior.

Grief therapy allows the bereaved to accept the death of someone close, and to go on with your life. Grieving is a natural process, and grieving is a healthy emotional response to the loss of someone you love. But sometimes it can go on for too long.
Hypnotherapy helps you to come to terms with their loss and see it as a normal part of life and get back to living your own life.

Hypnotherapy is excellent at helping with all manner of issues related to weight loss or food issues, such as overeating, bingeing, emotional eating, comfort eating or simply to improve habits around food. 

Weight loss therapy needs to pay special attention to the environment in which you grew up, and what was happening in your life when the problem eating pattern started. Successful weight loss therapy usually succeeds when it removes or reframes the beliefs and attitudes arising from this time.
Remember, most weight issues are actually about self-esteem. The real problem is often a core belief that you are just not good enough. Any stress today reminds you of how they felt growing up. Eating allowed you to feel better for a while, and you are still trying to use that cure. Hypnotherapy helps fix how you feel deep inside, showing you that you can handle today’s stress by fixing the original source of stress, and you will sort out the eating habits by yourself.

Most smokers/vapers need convincing that they can stop, that there will be no cravings, that they can deal with stress without a cigarette or a vape. Hypnotherapy deals with all of those, and most other common issues.

Many people want to stop smoking but are convinced that they won’t be able to. In most cases it is this belief that stops people stopping. If they believe it, then they either won’t try, or they will abandon their attempts to give up at the first tiny setback. This will just confirm their belief and make it stronger.
Hypnotherapy aims at altering that belief. It does it by making the person aware of other strong beliefs that they have had, and how these were changed once they realized that the belief was not true. Hypnosis is an excellent way to get people to totally change their belief in their own ability to stop smoking.

Phobias are learned disorders. What has been learned can be unlearned. Treatments for phobias are usually successful immediately and permanently, although clearing a phobia completely may take several sessions.
Hypnotherapy for phobias may use the NLP techniques, or some form of graduated exposure therapy.
Graduated exposure for phobias is done by introducing the phobic person to what they fear, a little at a time, to get them used to it. This can be done easily by repeated visualizations while in hypnosis.
Flooding consists of surrounding the phobic person with what they fear all at once. For example a person with a fear of balloons would be taken into a room filled with multi-colored balloons, allow them to have all their reactions, and then they will gradually realise that they did not come to any harm from the balloons.
Counter conditioning is a treatment that teaches the phobic person how to relax in the phobia situation, so that they learn to control the panic they get from their phobia. 

About Me

Hello, I’m David McAuley, a dedicated Clinical Hypnotherapist and Coach. I specialize in helping individuals overcome the challenges of stress and anxiety while cultivating healthier habits in their lives. With over two decades of experience working in the technology industry for renowned organizations, I understand firsthand the impact that stress, anxiety, and burnout can have on our well-being.

In 2016, after benefiting from two transformative Hypnotherapy sessions and completing a six-week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course, I made the decision to retrain as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. I am also a certified Yin and Kundalini Yoga Teacher.

My own journey, combined with the regular practice of exercise through Yoga and Pilates, has freed me from the burdens of my past and now fuels my passion to help others achieve the same.

My ultimate goal is to empower you to live a happier, healthier life. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together.

My Services

Hypnotherapy helps with stress, anxiety, quitting smoking, diet issues and much more in as little as 1-2 sessions. All sessions are online at a time that is convenient to you.

I use a Holistic Approach to health coaching looking at nutrition, sleep, the mind and the body using a 6-session Lifestyle Transformation program with weekly online calls.

Louise Wright
Louise Wright
Dave has literally changed my life with one session of hypnotherapy! I’d suffered from years of SED (Selective Eating Disorder) and with one session I left completely ‘cured’. I no longer suffer from any of the anxiety I once had surrounding eating. He made me feel at ease from the moment I met him and offered an amazing amount of support and genuine care after my session. I would recommend Dave to anyone struggling with anxiety or phobias - no matter how complex or individual you feel your personal case might be!
Jessica Constable
Jessica Constable
Dave's hypnotherapy has helped me immensely through job interviews and other challenging situations. It is incredible how effective it is! I've also had the pleasure of taking part in many of Dave's meditations and always feel blissed out during and after. Brilliant!
Sharon Dickson
Sharon Dickson
I met Dave McAuley at a free workshop he was running to help people realise their passion and reach their goals. He was friendly, approachable and seemed to coach others and recognise their needs very easily. I later reached out to him for hypnotherapy prior to an interview to reduce my nerves which I was surprised worked with such short time until my interview. I have since attended one of his mindfulness courses which helped me develop a healthy habit of practicing mindfulness daily. Such a calm and genuinely caring person and very knowledgable!
Bill Wright
Bill Wright
I visited Dave McAulay regarding balance and walking problems. He gave excellent advice which have greatly helped my condition, and my consultation was followed up by detailed e mail. I also recommended him to my daughter and in one session he completely cured her problem. I would certainly recommend his services.

Why Choose Me

I have over 2 decades of knowledge, successfully working with clients, often with issues I have had personal experience of in the past, putting me in a unique position to help you with your challenges.

I have personally overcome stress, anxiety, burnout, addictions and various issues in the past. which helps me empathise with whatever you may be struggling with

It’s part of my mission to help you so that you can live a happier and more fulfilled life. I won’t quit until you are satisfied and will work hard to find you a personalised solution

I am constantly improving my own therapeutic knowledge and skillsets, am a kind, caring and compassionate listener and offer a unique and value for money service


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