My name is Gary Sutherland and I’m a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist. I trained at the renowned, Bristol-based Clifton Practice, one of the most respected and prestigious centers of excellence in the UK.
I chose Solution Focused Hypnotherapy as it combines the latest neuroscience with hypnosis and talk therapies such as CBT, SFBT, and NLP to help clients overcome problems in their lives and help them to develop greater psychological robustness, enabling them to cope better with life's inevitable challenges.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy doesn’t dig into the past. The past is gone. We start with where you are right now and together we co-create a space to explore what your preferred future would look like. Then we combine talk therapy techniques with hypnotherapy to develop your confidence to make it a reality. Step-by-step, over time with the help of your subconscious mind, the kind of life you want for yourself can become a reality.
Hypnotherapy was a natural choice for me as it has helped me in a number of ways. In fact, I was the perfect guinea pig as I’ve used it to stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, cure my flying phobia and virtually eliminated all stress and anxiety from my life. So it’s fair to say I can vouch for its power and efficacy.
Nothing feels better to me than seeing my clients overcoming debilitating conditions such as low self-esteem, crushing anxiety and addictions in a matter of a few weeks.
I hope that I’ll be able to help you too, please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation. Or call if you have any questions I haven't answered on this website.
To help you feel at ease, I create a warm and relaxing environment in my home. At the initial consultation, I find out all about your background and explain to you how the brain works and how we can learn to change our thinking to transform our lives. I focus on moving you, the client, towards your desired future.
“Imagine you’re stuck in a maze in the dark and you can’t find a way out? You need help. I don’t helicopter in and airlift you out. Instead, I appear beside you and give you a torch and point you in the right direction. Then I walk with you as you grow in confidence and creativity and find your own way out. By trusting yourself you become much more psychologically robust.”
My previous career of over 30 years was a business owner in advertising and marketing so I've have honed my 'people-skills' dealing with all the highs and lows that clients' and employees' lives can bring.
In my spare time I like to write music, walk, play tennis, read (philosophy and personal development) motorcycle and FaceTime my two adult daughters who now live in London and Glasgow.
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
I trained at the renowned Clifton Practice. I'm committed to continuous professional development through attending advanced and specialist courses. I also have regular 1 to 1 and group supervision sessions with senior lecturers.