Hello, I’m David Reid, the owner of this site.  Notice the photo, it’s in colour – not black-and-white. In this business, things are very rarely black-and-white. I run Mission Hypnotism which is based in Harley Street, London, and also close to the Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire borders. My consulting rooms are in Harley Street, London, Farnham, Surrey, and also in Bagshot, Surrey. My clients  mainly come from the area roughly in a 50 mile radius from my consulting rooms, but can come from anywhere (the furthest so far is Bahrain and New York)

I’m a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, and I’m a Registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHR Reg.), and I’ve also been awarded the Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP), again by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. I’m a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Process Practitioner (National Council for Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy),  and the C. Reg. stands for an added qualification in Past Life Regression techniques. I’m also a Registered Supplier (No.48078) to the NHS for Hypnotherapy Services. You can easily check with any of these organizations if you’d like to.

I specialize particularly in helping you relieve Anxiety and Stress, and I’ve had additional specialist training in Smoking Cessation, Weight Management, Pain Management, Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance, and treatment of Phobias, amongst other things, and helping to reduce alcohol consumption is another particular interest of mine. I’m also a qualified NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Practitioner and qualified Life Coach. I’m only listing all this to offer some re-assurance that when you choose to contact me by phone or otherwise, your inquiry will be dealt with in a friendly, practical and professional way. Many people have benefited from fast, effective help by doing so.

Recently, I’ve also started a Training School for those wishing to become Professional Hypnotherapists – you can learn about this at my newest website www.surreyschoolofhypnotherapy.co.uk. I’m the Principal Instructor there. Well worth a look.

How I came to be a hypnotherapist

For more years than I care to remember, I’d worked in the motor business, where I was a general Manager in a Rolls-Royce and Jaguar franchised dealer. I had also opened my own motor factor’s business and a courier company.

Then one of my brothers-in-law died. Naturally, I went to his funeral, which was in Cambridgeshire. There, I met up with someone, a relative of my brother-in-law, who I hadn’t seen for about 30 years, but who I had always got on really well with. He was Irish (like my brother-in-law), from Belfast. He introduced me to his second wife. It was so long since I’d seen him; I’d never even met his first wife!

Anyway, I immediately got on really well with her too, like we’d known each other for years, just like her husband. She, let’s call her Lulu, was a Hypnotherapist in Belfast. I did what almost everyone does in this situation. I asked her how she got into it, how and where she trained, could anybody do it, where did she get her clients, what did she treat etc., and she gave me lots of info.

At the end of the day, we parted company.

Over the next year or so, I found myself gravitating towards books, videos and various sources of information on the subject. Every time I was in Waterstone’s for instance, I invariably ended up at the “Self Help” section, where those sorts of books are usually located. Eventually more than 18 months had passed, and I just had to scratch that itch. I decided to find out exactly where and how I could train, what levels of training and courses there were, how long it all took, how much it cost, and what levels of qualification were recognised by various Governing bodies. In other words, I researched it properly.

Then I decided to go for it! I signed up and committed myself to a full Professional Level course, qualified, and started my Practice.

That was over 10 years ago, and the rest, as they say, is history. I’ve never looked back, and I’ve been enjoying an interesting and rewarding career since that day, gaining more and more experience and qualifications ever since. There’s always more to learn, which is great.

In fact now, as well as treating my clients for the huge variety of situations they come to me for help with, I train others to be Professional Hypnotherapists too, and to the same standard as I started off reaching.

What could be better?

Contact me now on 01256 704769 or email missionhypnotism@btconnect.com

I have another two websites running – why not have a look? Here are the links

davidreidhypnotherapy.co.uk and surreyschoolofhypnotherapy.co.uk