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If You're Ready for Change
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Like to be less anxious? More confident? Worry less? Sleep better? Be your ideal weight?
Stop smoking? Free of bad habits? Less obsessive? More relaxed?
Able to better cope with life's ups and downs…
Welcome to my website and the world of hypnotherapy! Whether this is a new concept to you or a more familiar approach, I hope you find something of interest and relevance in your journey towards becoming the 'new you'.
I'm Alan Gray the most qualified and experienced therapeutic hypnotherapist and psychotherapist in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I am here to help you successfully adjust to the stress and challenges of modern life.
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, even our sanity!
To most people this means being: healthier, more confident, less anxious, not depressed, clear of obsessive habits, more optimistic, positive, and less stressed...
What is Hypnotherapy
Imagine our mind and body is like a ship. The conscious mind is represented by the Captain. He believes he's in full charge. However, the ship's crew – as the subconscious mind – are also essential to progress. To have a successful voyage/life both captain and crew must work together as a team. Hypnotherapy ensures the captain/crew relationship is programmed to work together in harmony. If the crew were to mutiny and overpower the Captain the ship would lose direction. Just as we can become 'all at sea' in our lives.
Do You Worry about Hypnosis?
Firstly, in a hypnotherapy session there is no personal loss of control, no zombie-like state, no surrender to the hypnotist and you don't go to sleep. There are also no unpleasant side-effects, quite the reverse.
In hypnosis you'll experience a completely natural and pleasant state of mind (between full waking awareness and sleep) - much like a daydream. You won't even know you are hypnotized, if you expect to be somehow in a different place.
Rather you often become very relaxed, can feel heavier than usual and more self-absorbed. Your subconscious mind will focus and become more open to suggestions. Reassuringly too, you will only accept suggestions which are in your interest and congruent with your wishes.
When relaxing into hypnosis your hearing will be normal, you retain free-will at all times and if need be you can talk quite normally. You won't give any secrets away, unless of course you wish to confide in the therapist. As your conscious mind relaxes, so your subconscious becomes more 'accessible'.
This change assists the hypnotherapist to help the client with beneficial post-hypnotic suggestions ('reprogramming') and also, on occasions, by aiding the subconscious mind to review and resolve any issues. The imagination can also be engaged to facilitate a pathway to change.
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.
Some Client Testimonials
“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
"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
“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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
What Doctors Don't Tell You
Professionally Qualified Hypnotherapists
The Hypnotherapy Association
National Council of Psychotherapists
General Hypnotherapy Register
NHS National Independant Provider Code: 8HE88
For your peace of mind, Alan Gray is Enhanced DBS Checked
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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.
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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