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Hello & welcome to Clinical Hypnotherapy in Scarborough North Yorkshire UK

the website of Alan Gray Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hypno-analyst, Psychotherapist,
Coach & Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Weight - Fit and Slim
Stop Smoking
Young People Anxieties
Sexuality Relationships

Helping You to Become

 The Person You Want to Be

You may not have experienced clinical hypnosis (Hypno-therapy) before...
a natural evidence-based approach to resolving many emotional & habitual issues...


Clinical Hypnosis is calming, effective & liberating.


 Stress & anxiety, stopping smoking,
weight loss, habits, depression, sexual problems, fears & phobias all respond well


Why suffer from those things that stop you being your true self including:
low self-confidence * anxiety & panic attacks * self-esteem issues * being overweight * lifestyle stress
* a smoking habit * fears & phobias *...


Put simply, hypnotherapy works by reviewing subconscious processes,

both habitual and emotional.


Conditions regularly helped by Alan Gray at Scarborough Hypnotherapy include: anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, weight loss, stop smoking, many fears & phobias, IBS, insomnia, addictions, OCD, alcohol misuse, low self-confidence, fear of public speaking, fear of flying, driving test nerves, exam or interview anxiety, social phobia, emetaphobia, emotional issues, low self-esteem, relationships, sexual problems, unhealthy eating habits and gambling addiction.

Alan is client focused: understanding, supportive and down to earth.


Please do use our search facility to find your own interest. You don't have to read all the site, but do so if you have time!  Give Alan a call and come along for a FREE Informal Consultation – a chat to see how you can be helped. Incidentally, hypnosis will not be used at this time. Alan looks forward to meeting you.


Sometimes we just know in our heart-of-hearts that things need to change...be they for health reasons, for our relationships, our peace-of-mind, future prospects, our happiness and sometimes even our sanity!


To most people this means being: healthier, more confident, less anxious, free from depression, clear of obsessive & compulsive habits, more optimistic, positive, and much less stressed and anxious...


A Voyage of Discovery


Just imagine a ocean liner where the captain in charge. Let him (or her) represent the conscious part of the mind. The captain is supported by his crew, think of them as the subconscious mind. Of course, the captain has ultimate authority at sea. Yet the crews' knowledge & experience are also essential for a successful voyage.


Clearly for all to go well both captain and crew must work well together. Should the crew unfortunately rebel - a mutiny against the Captain - chaos is likely to occur. This represents the subconscious taking over the conscious mind.


So it is with ourselves. We can lose direction if our subconscious is in charge.

We can be 'all at sea' in our thoughts and lifestyle.


In hypnotherapy we talk to both Captain (conscious) and crew (subconscious) so they work in harmony towards a healthy, happy and successful life.


With many of Alan's clients it is 'the crew' who are in charge of the 'ship', until change begins to happen...


Is Hypnosis Mind-Control?


The short answer is: no, you won't be controlled. There are many myths that are still perpetuated by the media and stage hypnosis! In reality the mind-state we call hypnosis is for many people their most frequently accessed state of mind.


Human beings HAVE evolved without the need to consciously think through every aspect of their lives. Through repetition we quickly learn 'automatic' thoughts & actions which save time and effort. These 'automatic modes' are unconscious & subconscious reflexes. Such thoughts can pass without conscious awareness when our problem-solving (true thinking) mind is not paying attention.


We have well-rehearsed subconscious habits when we 'daydream' our way through life. The mind rarely rests, but for many people this activity can be largely subconscious. And unless we become consciously aware of our thoughts & actions we can remain in a restrictive 'comfort-zone'.


And when we are 'internally focused', as in daydreaming, we are in natural hypnosis.


It is then we access our subconscious store of: memories, fears, habits, feelings, perceptions, hopes, plans, self-confidence, beliefs or doubts, our imagination, creativity and self-esteem. These could loosely be described as 'personality' being based on an individual's knowledge and past experiences, particularly those with emotional content.


So there is absolutely nothing to worry about!


Hypnosis is a completely natural and frequent state-of-mind.


When the conscious mind and the subconscious work well together in harmony it is like a 'well oiled machine'. Of course, we know all humans are rational AND emotional. And quite often it is the emotions that can have a strong influence on our lives. But it is logical consciousness which should take the lead and be the 'captain of the ship'.The subconscious 'crew' then can make their important contribution too.


Nonetheless, some people - such as writers and composers - will often have inspirations directly arising from the subconscious creative part of the mind. Thinking 'outside of the box' in effect.


For everyone, wisdom is greatly assisted by a positive subconscious store.


Had enough of anxiety and stress, want to boost your self-esteem and confidence, feel better about yourself, or even have a healthier relationship with food and drink?


You might want to be more successful at work and gain that extra promotion.

Perhaps there are unresolved issues from childhood that need to be put to rest.

Just feel you should be more comfortable in your own skin.


Alan Gray has a professional, friendly and empathic approach designed to help you progress in your life. He specialises in all aspects of self-esteem work, since this is at the very core of our being. What we feel about ourselves really matters.


Alan has a passion for helping people overcome limiting beliefs, addictions, holding you back emotions and undesirable lifestyles.


Some of the following may strike a cord with you.


Struggle with your weight?

Lack confidence or self-esteem?

Want to free yourself from habits?

Feel depressed? Have relationship issues?

Are hooked on alcohol, gambling or cigarettes?

Do you suffer from stress, anxiety or panic attacks?


Although life is rarely plain sailing, help is at hand to get you firmly back on track.


What Clients Say


"I came to see you for several sessions to help me with my social phobia/anxiety. I honestly don't know if I have ever told you what a huge difference you made to my life. I had reached a point in my life where I knew I had a problem, you were the person who started me on the path to coping and understanding it. I am forever in your debt for that". Philip


"After trying almost everything to stop smoking (without success), I came to see Alan for a stop smoking hypnotherapy session. Not knowing what to expect, Alan put me at ease and it turned out to be a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

It's now been 10 years since I touched a cigarette, I've never looked back or missed smoking - almost like Alan turned a switch off in my head. Best thing I've done for my health EVER! Can't thank Alan enough". Ross S Anderson, Director Radar Music Videos


“I attended an interview last week and I felt very relaxed and confident, Hence a phone call this morning with an offer of the job, how great is that!” Brenda


“I visited Alan Gray earlier this year as I was experiencing personal problems. On my first visit I found Alan to be a person who never judges you, but who was quite happy to sit and listen to the problems I was experiencing. The more sessions I attended the more I found I was able to talk openly about my troubles. The hypnotherapy I underwent has made me stronger as a person and all this is down to one person: Alan Gray. I would not hesitate to seek treatment from Alan in the future if I need to”. Stephen


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for giving me my life back. When I wake in the morning I'm ready to face the world with confidence and relish. Once again Alan many thanks. If it wasn't for you I would still be suffering from the problems that you have been able to resolve with your patient treatment and also sense of humour and understanding”.Steve.


“I went to hypnotherapy to seek help for a phobia that I have had for as long as I can remember and I thought I was going to have it forever. When I went to Alan I was skeptical however I was greeted with a lovely, chatty gentleman who made me feel very at ease and after my first session with him I saw a drastic improvement in my phobia. I had 3 sessions and my phobia has disappeared and I can now live without the limitations that my phobia caused me. I never thought it would be so easy to get rid of but it was. I would highly recommend Alan to anyone”. Jade-Taylor.


“I feel good, I'm more confident, more positive and of course that has an effect on everything - life's pretty good, so thank you! Alison.


“Saw Alan Gray for one hour some 18 months ago and have not smoked since!” Frank.


“I had to give a talk to a group of important people at college and was terrified by the thought! Hypnotherapy gave me the confidence I needed”. Susan.


“Hi Alan, after our last session my weight has dropped over half a stone!” Suzi.


“I think your previous client was right and you do have a magic wand! I'm very happy, thank you”. Michelle, Travel Sickness Client.


“I consulted Alan Gray for an anxiety problem and found him understanding and kind. Alan tailored my treatment to address my individual needs which gave me a better perspective on a number of personal issues”. Joanne

“I had struggled for over a year with an irrational thought that my teeth were going to fall out. I had had a bad experience with a dentist and through lack of communication on his part, got it into my head that they would fall out. I left the dentist immediately and joined a new one who confirmed my teeth were NOT going to fall out. However, I had already started with symptoms of nightmares, pain and severe psychological stress. I had X-rays, numerous check ups and even though these were clear, I still believed my teeth were falling out. I decided to go and see Alan, as he had helped me in the past. After as little as three sessions with him, all may fears had gone. In time, the physical symptoms I had created lifted and the nightmares stopped. Approximately 18 months of pain finally gone and the best part is I believe everything my new dentist says now and have a great relationship with the Practice. Thank you Alan”. Fiona.


“After four failed attempts to pass my driving test due to extreme anxiety I decided to have hypnotherapy and chose Alan Gray because I could see that he had qualifications and plenty of experience. On my initial assessment session with Alan I was quite sceptical and suspected that hypnotherapy might not work, but thought I would give it a try because I had tried everything else. Alan was very welcoming and I felt at ease immediately. Even as I laid listening to Alan there were parts of me that thought 'this is not going to work', but I persevered and stayed for the session. On the day of my driving test I felt different, I was still anxious, but this time I could focus. To my surprise my anxiety felt manageable and I could fully concentrate and even my mind slowed down. I would really like to thank Alan because I passed my driving test on the day”. Adele

National Council for Hypnotherapy

Senior Accredited

Master Practitioner

Certified 5-PATH® Advanced Practitioner

Blood Pressure Reduction

Typical issues resolved at Scarborough Hypnotherapy have included:


Anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, being overweight, stop smoking, fears & phobias, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), sleepless nights, addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), alcohol misuse, low self-confidence, fear of public speaking, exam & interview nerves, social phobia, emetaphobia (fear of being sick), emotional issues, excessive worrying, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, sexual problems, being 'stuck in a rut', unhealthy eating habits, gambling, and fear of flying.


Alan's full qualifications and acceditations are listed on the About Alan page.


His professional memberships include:


• Senior Advanced Practitioner, General Hypnotherapy Register

• Accredited Member, National Council for Hypnotherapy

• Full Member, The Hypnotherapy Association

• Senior Accredited Member, National Council of Psychotherapists


Alan is also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). This is the government approved Department of Health Quality Standard for Hypnotherapy. He was one of the first UK Hypnotherapists to be accepted by this regulatory body back in 2011. Hypnotherapists registered with the CNHC satisfy high professional and ethical standards.


At all times you will find Alan Gray understanding, fully supportive, down to earth and non-judgemental.


If now is the time to make positive changes to your life, then start by contacting

Alan Gray today by phone or text: 07722 071217

or email: alan@scarborough-hypnotherapy.co.uk


• Alan will arrange an appointment in the near future that suits you best.

• Confidentially discuss your needs before beginning therapy.

• Provide full professional support throughout your time with him.

Please note: Information on this website is provided for general educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute (i) medical advice or counselling, (ii) the practice of medicine including psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy or the provision of health care diagnosis or treatment, (iii) the creation of a physician patient or clinical relationship. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem contact your doctor or healthcare provider. As with all medical and therapeutic treatments, it is not possible to offer a guarantee of effectiveness. Each person is different in their response and will have varying motivations.




National Council for Hypnotherapy



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Professionally Qualified Hypnotherapists



The Hypnotherapy Association



National Council of Psychotherapists



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We provide a Free and informal Initial Appointment (30 minutes) if requested to discuss your personal needs and establish if we can help. Please feel free to bring a friend along for company if you wish.

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If you telephone and we are with a client, you may be directed to leave a message. Please give your name and telephone number and a suitable time to call you back. Due to the confidential nature of our work, Alan personally takes all appointment bookings.


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