Cheshire Hypnotherapy Services – John McKenzie

I’m a clinical hypnotherapist offering hypnotherapy services in the Cheshire area; I work from 2 locations – Northwich and Hale. I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the National Council for Hypnotherapy and I’m proud to adhere to the Council’s strict code of conduct. Click here to find out more about me, my qualifications and accreditations.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic benefit. People can be suspicious of hypnosis, imagining that they’ll lose control of their own actions and be forced into uncomfortable situations. In fact, hypnosis is a natural and relaxing state of mind, and you can often reach a similar state by focusing completely on a film or book that you’re enjoying. Your hypnotherapist is there to guide your subconscious mind but never to force you, and you’ll be in full control at all times. You’ll feel deeply relaxed, both during and after hypnosis, and most people find the process very calming.

Hypnotherapy for habits and smoking

Hypnotherapy for habits and smoking

In addition to the negative effects on your health, habits such as nail biting, excess drinking, food cravings or smoking can have a very limiting effect on your lifestyle. The longer you’ve had your habit, the harder you might think it will be to overcome…

Hypnotherapy for habits >

Hypnotherapy for insomnia

To those who’ve never suffered from it, insomnia might not seem that big a problem. When working with an insomnia sufferer, I’ll always tailor the treatment to the individual case. Using this approach, I’ve treated many patients very successfully…

Hypnotherapy for insomnia >

Hypnotherapy for anxiety

Anxiety is an increasing problem, leaving many people feeling permanently on edge and upset. Anxiety sufferers can get a lot from hypnotherapy, and often some immediate relief during the first session…

Hypnotherapy for anxiety >

Hypnotherapy for phobias

Phobias are irrational and excessive fears of objects or situations. Different people are affected in various ways, but full-blown phobias can have a very limiting effect on your lifestyle. Hypnosis can be used to treat any type of phobia…

Hypnotherapy for phobias >

Latest From The Blog

  • Hypnotherapy for misophonia – a case study

Hypnotherapy for misophonia – a case study

  • November 9th, 2017

It was Hugh’s* wife who suggested he come to see me about hypnotherapy for misophonia – an extreme reaction to sounds. When he rang me he asked if it would be alright if she came with him. As long as people are happy to talk in front of someone else I don’t mind at all if they’re accompanied. If it helps them to relax then it can only be useful.

  • Sensitivity to noises – can hypnotherapy help?

Sensitivity to noises – can hypnotherapy help?

  • November 2nd, 2017

We know that hypnotherapy can be a useful treatment for tinnitus, especially combined with other approaches.  But can it be useful for sensitivity to noises from the environment?

  • PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • November 2nd, 2017

I’m delighted to host a guest blog on PTSD from Sarah Rees, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR practitioner.  PTSD is one of Sarah’s areas of expertise, and I know first-hand how effective her therapy is.

  • Why do we enjoy being scared ?

Why do we enjoy being scared ?

  • October 31st, 2017

From horror films to rollercoasters (and not forgetting Halloween) a great number of us actively seek out and celebrate being scared. But what makes people do something that isn’t meant to feel enjoyable?