Tony Hewitt

Believe it or not, I have worked as a computer software engineer for many years, in fact far too many to reveal. During this time I have had the chance to work within a lot of different industries and with a lot of different people.

It has been a very interesting and challenging career path and I still keep a hand in the technical world. However, during this same time span, I also developed a very keen interest in the human brain and finding out what makes people ‘tick’ and this includes myself.

Although I have been and still am, a very effective computer programmer (if I have to say so myself). I secretly always wanted to work in a more human interactive role than the virtual world I had been working in. I wanted to be able to impact people's lives in a positive way and witness this first hand.

For a number of years I had felt misplaced and lacking in direction, this amounted to quite a bit of unhappiness and dare I say, stress and anxiety.

A couple of years ago I was talking to a close friend about this misalignment in my life, at that time it was starting to really impact my happiness. I felt stuck in an occupation that was no longer fulfilling me to the level it once was. My friend asked me what I really wanted to do. My reply was a little vague at this point with, “I want to do something related to therapy”. My friend followed this up with, “Well why don’t you then?!” I must admit, although I had thought about becoming a therapist a number of times over the years, I always found some excuse not to pursue things any further and hence ended up ‘stuck’.

Coincidently and shortly after the conversation with my friend, I noticed an advert for a hypnotherapy diploma course starting in a matter of weeks and so I did an extraordinary thing (for me), of taking the plunge and enrolled on the course.

Not only was the training very interesting, including a significant amount of neuroscience and understanding why we behaviour and feel the way we do. The practical psychotherapy processes and hypnotherapy were mind blowing, in a good way of course.

I finished the course with an expansion of knowledge and skill, that would not only be very useful to others, but also proved useful to me. Giving me the strength and confidence to make the necessary changes to complete the process of becoming a Clinical Hypnotherapist and making other useful changes in my life.

You might think transitioning from the techie world of computing to the very human world of therapy might be a bit unlikely, however, I am not your average geek and I would like to think you would arrive at a similar conclusion upon meeting me.

I am married with two grown up children and one very close to being grown up. I like to think I have had a reasonable share of life experiences, both good and bad and can therefore relate to the challenges people face including the need for a change and how this might be achieved.

I am proud of having an empathetic approach to clients, bringing humour and lightness (when appropriate of course) to each session, which I believe makes a real difference.

The transformation and confidence clients may exhibit after only a few therapy sessions can be life changing.

I studied with the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy training centre and qualified with a diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). I am a member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

For an insight into some of the conditions Hypnotherapy can help with, please consult the services section of this site. I hope you will be pleasantly surprised to find a way forward to cope or change for the better.

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