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About Alan Gray [BSc MA HPD DHP AdvDipH Master NLP DMS MNCP MNCH CertEd (FE)]

 

Alan is here to help you successfully adjust to the challenges of life.

 

He established the Scarborough Hypnotherapy Practice in 2006. Alan is the most qualified and experienced Therapeutic Hypnotherapist, Hypno-analyst and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner in Scarborough North Yorkshire and probably throughout Northern England.

 

Alan's early fascination with hypnosis came from having an Uncle Steve. He was a stage hypnotist. Steve who toured the theatres of the day and, when Alan was a small boy, gave enthralling demonstrations to the family. It was quite amazing what hypnosis could do!

 

More recently, Alan has treated clients for a wide range of issues including: stress & anxiety, weight control, irritable bowel syndrome, sexual issues, obsessions & compulsions, phobias & addictions: such as smoking, gambling & alcohol abuse. He has wide experience in addressing all of these which to many people are everyday concerns.

 

“Alan is fantastic! He's helped me stop smoking and drinking -
would gladly recommend him to anyone wanting to improve their health or wellbeing!”

 

In order for Alan to provide the very best service to his clients, he is committed to continuing his professional development. He has completed extensive initial and ongoing trainings at the highest level and has qualified for accredited membership in several professional bodies. The National Council for Hypnotherapy is considered to be the UK's most professional hypnotherapy organization. To become an accredited member, as Alan Gray is, requires meeting stringent training and experience standards. In North Yorkshire only 20% of the professional membership are accredited and nationally the figure is similar.

 

Alan is therefore bound by Codes of Practice, Ethics and Professional Standards which is a requirement of his memberships. This ensures high quality care and the confidentiality and privacy that is important for your peace-of-mind..

 

He is friendly, approachable, easy to talk to, a good listener and will quickly put you at ease. Alan has a vast amount of experience in supporting his clients to make beneficial changes in their lives. He really cares about his clients and is passionate about helping them achieve their goals in life. Of course, all consultations are confidential.

 

Alan Gray knows a lot about depression with clients and from personal experience. It undermines your ability. Saps your motivation. Drains your energy. It's pessimistic, inward looking. It stifles the real you. Limits your enjoyment of life. Stops you being your true self. And stops you being 'the person you want to be'...

 

Alan is proud of his northern roots; he was born a 'Geordie' on Tyneside. His father was a sea captain so the family could literally live anywhere. When Alan was 14 they relocated to a farm (without electricity or piped water) in rural splendor near Whitby, North Yorkshire. There he enjoyed milking cows and looking after livestock before and after school.

 

He left his Whitby school aged 15 with four certificates to his name: two for swimming and two in pianoforte. In those days 80% of kids left school without ANY paper qualifications. After several years as a farm worker and night school, Alan graduated from university at the age of 25. He then worked variously as an agricultural adviser, financial consultant and a college lecturer in management studies, before reaching his real passion of becoming a hypnotherapist.

 

Alan has lived in Scarborough for over 20 years, having moved up from Hampshire. North Yorkshire is a great place to live. The area has fantastically varied countryside and a beautiful coastline. He enjoys music, theatre and other cultural aspects the area, as well as walking the hills, dales and forests. In the summer months Alan is known to get his Honda CBR 600 F2 motorbike on the road.

 

His life experiences has given him considerable insight into many emotional and anxiety-related conditions which are now commonplace in modern society.

 

Over more recent years, Alan been privileged to train with many international experts in the field of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, including: Dr Paul Peace & Karen Bartle MSc (Academy of Advanced Changework), Gil Boyne PhD of ACHE California (Developer of Transformation Therapy), Steve Andreas MA (Pioneer of NLP), Cal Banyan MA of California (one of the World's top Practitioners), Dr Tim Brunson (USA), Dr Rumi Peynovska MD MSc Medical Hypnotherapy NHS London, Dr John Butler PhD MA BA BSc (Analytical Hypnotherapy), Andrew Newton (who originally taught Paul McKenna), Dr Anna Zohrabian MD PhD Medical Principal London College of Hypnosis, Robert Kelly FIAPH (Analytical Hypnotherapy, & Smoking Cessation) and Gladeana McMahon FBACP (UK Founder of Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching).

 

Alan Gray is fully registered with several professional bodies and very well qualified. He has received specific training in all aspects of anxiety-related issues, stress, weight loss, stopping smoking, IBS, self-confidence building, self-esteem, fears and many phobias. Alan uses a range of proven hypnotic techniques to enhance your experience.

 

In order for Alan to provide the very best service to his clients, he is committed to continuing his professional development. Alan has undergone an extensive programme of initial and ongoing trainings at the highest level in hypnotherapy and has reached full accredited membership in several major professional bodies.

 

Alan is bound by the various Codes of Practice, Ethics and Professional Standards which his memberships require.

 

Qualifications

 

• Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma [National Council for Hypnotherapy/NCFE]

• Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Hypno-analysis [Hypnotherapy Control Board]

• Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy [Academy of Advanced Change-work]

• Master Practitioner NLP [Proudfoot School of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy]

• Advanced Diploma in Stress Consultancy [BSY]

• Doctorate in Complementary Medicine [IBAM]

• 5-PATH© Advanced Certification [International Association of Hypnosis Professionals]
• Advanced Neuro-Noetic Programme [IHRI]

• Diploma in Pure Hypno-analysis [International Association of Pure Hypno-analysts]

• Advanced Practitioner Emotional Freedom Techniques

• Doctorate in Metaphysics [AIHT]

• Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist [International Hypnosis Research Institute]

• Certified Hypertension Practitioner

• Master Class in Hypnotherapy [Hypnotism Training Institute of Los Angeles]

• BSc (Hons) Rural Economy (Wales)

• MA Development Economics (East Anglia)

• Graduate Diploma in Management Studies [Strathclyde]

• Teaching Certificate in Further Education (FE) [Portsmouth]

• Diploma in Past Life Therapy [Past Lives Therapists Association]

• Stop Smoking Hypnosis Specialist [HCB]

• Educational Performance Practitioner [Granger]

• Licensed Practitioner Hypno-Band Weight Loss System

• MIND Mental Charity Trained

 

Recently completed Continuous Professional
Development programmes have included:

 

• Anatomy and Physiology for Clinical Hypnotherapy

• Health Psychology

• 'Inner child' Therapy

• Mindfulness for therapists

 

Accreditations

 

• Member Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) *

• Senior Advanced Member General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

• Accredited Member National Council for Hypnotherapy(NCH)

• Full Member The Hypnotherapy Association (HA)

• Senior Accredited Member, National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

• Member UK Guild of Hypnotist Examiners (UKGHE)

• Chartered Member International Hypnosis Research Institute (USA)

• Member Past Life Therapists Association

• Member Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists

• Senior Associate Royal Society of Medicine

 

Former Memberships

 

• Member of the Institute of Biology

 

* The Department of Health recommend that when people are looking for a complementary healthcare practitioner they consult someone who is on the CNHC register.

 

The General Medical Council (GMC) have also advised doctors to, where appropriate, refer patients to practitioners who are listed on a Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Register.

 

The CNHC is the approved PSA National Register for Clinical Hypnotherapists.

 

Alan Gray has been a registered member of the CNHC
since it was first established in 2011.

 

A brief description of relevant mind therapies

 

Clinical Hypnotherapy uses the relaxed state of hypnosis to access and 'reprogramme' the subconscious mind with beneficial suggestions. Since the subconscious is central to our instinctive thinking and actions, desired change can come by modifying this resource. Stopping smoking hypnotherapy is an example of the application of clinical hypnotherapy.

 

Hypno-analysis is a structured approach to resolve the cause of many emotional and anxiety-related issues. It combines hypnosis and hypnotherapy with free association, together with other advanced techniques (such as inner-child work) where needed.

 

The hypno-analysis approach is often used to resolve depression and anxiety-related conditions which were seeded in childhood, usually under the age of 15 years. Frequently the full emotional effect has been repression to consciousness, but has been retained subconsciously. Hypnosis helps to access this subconscious memory, called the Initial Sensitizing Event (ISE). An emotional release or abreaction is encouraged in therapy. Accessing the ISE frees the individual from the negative effects of the old emotions. Hypno-analysis is also a means of understanding your own subconscious thoughts and motivations.

 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the practice of understanding how people organize their thinking, feelings, language and behaviour to produce effective results. NLP utilizes an eclectic range of therapeutic resources known as: Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Jungian Psychotherapy and Humanistic Psychology.

 

As many gurus say: knowing yourself means knowing your purpose in life.
And knowing your purpose in life is the way to a happier and more contented life.

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Making an Appointment

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.

Please note:

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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