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About Me

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About Me - A Wakefield Hypnotherapist

My name is Mark, I am Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. It has always given me great pleasure to have a positive effect on another person.  I am now working in a profession that can and has enabled people to make profound, positive changes to their lives. I believe in it passionately because I have seen it work.

I have felt it work. A few years ago, I found myself unable to focus on the many positives in my life. I went to see a local hypnotherapist, feeling nervous, sceptical, not knowing what to expect. The hypnotherapist I saw changed the direction of my life. He showed me how to quieten the negative voice that was draining my energy, and to appreciate all the things I had somehow been unable to see previously.​

Recently, while looking for a new career, I decided I wanted to make that sort of difference in other people's lives. I enrolled with the prestigious Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training course in March 2019 and qualified in December. 


I am delighted to announce that in addition to my work as a hypnotherapist, from April 2024, I will be working as a tutor at the sfta (Solution Focused Training Academy). I am very excited to be given the chance to help train students to become hypnotherapists with this modern, dynamic training academy.

Qualifications and Accreditation

I hold a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), which is regarded as the Gold Standard in Hypnotherapy training. These were gained through my training with the Clifton Practice (CPHT), a recognised Centre of Excellence for Hypnotherapy training in the UK.

I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is recognised by the NHS and as such, am bound by a strict code of conduct, performance and ethics.  I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and I am insured to work with children and adults. I am also a registered Anxiety UK therapist.

In 2023, I completed my studies for a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, which has given me many more tools with which to help current and future clients.

I am committed to my continual personal development and attend regular CPD courses to ensure my skills and knowledge are kept up to date with latest in neuroscientific research.

The aim of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is to lower clients’ anxiety levels, thus enabling them to think more positively and find the solutions to their problems. It uses well researched, science-based strategies that help you understand how the brain works and move you from a problem focused mindset to a solution focused mindset. In essence, rather than focusing on your past, we look at how you are feeling today, how you would like to feel, and how we are going to achieve that together.

To work, it requires just one thing from the client and that is ‘positive commitment’. With that and the Hypnotherapist’s skill, you can’t fail to make positive, long lasting changes to your circumstances.

I know that the first step is often the hardest. The first step is to be brave. The first step might be to pick up the phone or just type that message.  Change can be scary but I am here to help with that. I am really looking forward to hearing from you.

Mark James in the middle between 2 woman holding his diploma
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Awards and Recognition

We are humbled and proud to have received recognition and awards for our commitment to helping clients achieve their goals through the power of hypnotherapy.

It is an honor for us to be recognized for our work and dedication to helping others.

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