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Hypnotherapy & Coaching


Are you ready to create positive change in your life? I offer a powerful combination of life coaching and hypnotherapy to empower you to achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life.

What is life coaching?

Life coaching is a collaborative process that provides you with the structure and support you need to achieve your goals. Through coaching, you will gain:

  • Clarity: Identify your values, desires, and what truly matters to you.
  • Empowerment: Develop the tools and strategies to overcome obstacles and achieve success.
  • Accountability: Stay motivated and focused on your goals with ongoing support.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective technique that utilizes a state of deep relaxation to access your subconscious mind. In this state, you are more receptive to positive suggestions that can help you:

  • Change unwanted behaviours: Reduce stress, anxiety, or phobias.
  • Break free from limiting beliefs: Identify and overcome negative thought patterns.
  • Enhance self-confidence: Boost your belief in yourself and your abilities.

The Power of Combining Coaching and Hypnotherapy

By combining life coaching and hypnotherapy, I offer a unique and comprehensive approach to personal transformation. Life coaching provides the framework and direction for your journey, while hypnotherapy helps you remove subconscious barriers that may be holding you back.

Ready to take the first step?

Contact me today for a free consultation to discuss your goals and how we can help you achieve them. Together, we can create a personalized plan to unlock your full potential and live the life you deserve.

I look forward to partnering with you on your journey to success!

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.

If you are seeking a change in your life, a new job, fulfilment and discovering your passion, we do a Deep Dive to help you achieve your goals.

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

Send Me a Message

Any questions? Either drop me a message using the form, give me a call, drop me an email or reach out via Facebook or Instagram. I’ll get back to you within 24-Hours.

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