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​Hypnotherapy In Norfolk: Why Choose Me?

My extensive Hypnotherapy experience offers a unique and effective approach to addressing various issues, including anxiety and weight loss, both in Dereham and Norwich. Unlike traditional counselling for anxiety, hypnotherapy delves deep into the subconscious mind, allowing individuals to uncover and address the root causes of their concerns. This innovative technique fosters relaxation, enabling clients to access their inner resources and reprogram negative thought patterns. Moreover, weight loss hypnotherapy harnesses the power of suggestion, helping individuals develop healthier eating habits and a positive relationship with food. Whether you're seeking relief from anxiety or assistance with weight management, hypnotherapy provides a powerful path to personal transformation.

James Gunning Hypnotherapist

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With over 25 years of experience as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have successfully worked with a diverse range of clients. To help you feel more comfortable, I offer a FREE consultation where you can meet me in person. You are welcome to bring a friend along to feel more at ease if you wish.



I understand that choosing the right therapist is a personal decision that requires careful consideration and trust. Feel free to reach out to me for more details or to schedule your complimentary consultation

Here are some key points about my practice:

  • Over 25 years of experience, with a reputation for delivering positive outcomes

  • 'Content Free' sessions, allowing you to avoid revisiting painful event

  • Utilisation of modern hypnosis techniques and methods

  • Highly skilled in listening and communication

  • Empathetic and understanding towards your needs

  • Provide a safe and private environment for your sessions

  • Non-judgmental approach to ensure you feel comfortable and supported

  • Sessions are available in person or online, providing flexibility for your convenience.

  • Clear PRICES - No hidden costs

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My Story

To assist you in making your choice, I would like to provide some background information about myself. I hope this will reassure you when you contact me for information or to book your FREE consultation. Additionally, you can explore my BLOG for further insights, free advice, helpful tips, and inspiring stories.
So....who am I and what made me choose this career?
I have lived in Norfolk for over 35 years. Prior to this I have lived in many different places including Cyprus for a brief stint! This gave me an amazing grounding in life, having to change schools and make and lose friends so regularly. I believe this is where my interest in communication began. I became an expert at establishing friendships quickly and learning (sometimes the hard way!) about what makes people tick.
During my working life I have always worked in some form of communication, whether it be face to face or over the telephone. I was previously a Police Officer and worked for Norfolk Police for 11 years (See below). I also spent several years as a Trainer for KLM Airlines, teaching courses ranging from advanced interpersonal skills and body language all the way through to Load Control (weight & balance) on live flights for the various aircraft types being used. During this time I successfully achieved certificates for Coaching, Training Trainers, Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Powerful First Impressions and Mentoring. Sadly I was made redundant, but this was when my interest in hypnosis really ignited. I was determined to bounce back and decided that a strong mental attitude would be required and so, used my redundancy money to book my first course as a Master Hypnotist through the Proudfoot School of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, way back in 1996! My appetite for learning went off the scale. After successfully passing, I later booked up on the full Hypnotherapist training course and started using my new skills with family and friends. The results totally changed my view of the human mind and what can be achieved when things are pulled into focus and changed. I truly believe we are only skimming the surface of our true capabilities and that is what makes hypnosis work so exciting.
My Anxiety Experience...
More recently I spent eleven years as a Supervisor within the Norfolk Police Control Room. This was a role that required exceptional communication skills due to the nature of the work and extreme pressure that often arose during difficult incidents. I witnessed and experienced first hand the effects of stress, anxiety and fatigue, and how it could manifest itself both physically and mentally.
Burn Out!
After years of pretending I was ok, a particular incident occurred one night and it changed everything. I was burnt out and anxiety overwhelmed me and suffocated what little bit of me I had left. It had been building for a while, but suddenly I found myself down a path I couldn't escape from.
I went from 'Hero to Zero' fast!
Simple decisions became impossible, I found myself feeling sick and nervous in almost every situation. Anxiety had taken control and left me tearful and sinking fast. 
The Turning Point
After seeing my GP and trying various medications (Which for me, made things worse!), I found myself signed off work sick. It was during this time that I realised it was only ever going to change if I took action. This was the turning point. Using Hypnosis for anxiety and other powerful techniques, I tore down the walls I had created in my head and took back control.
I have NEVER looked back!
James Gunning Hypnotherapist

Training with Wilf Proudfoot, UK GUILD OF HYPNOTIST EXAMINERS

(Now called UK Guild of Hypnosis Practitioners)

Here I am receiving my Hypnotherapist certificate from Wilf Proudfoot. Taken in May 1996 when I qualified. I still had no hair back then either!

I am SENIOR member of the United Kingdom Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists (Advanced Hypnotherpist), a FULL member of the UK Guild of Hypnosis Practitioners and  trained Mental Health First Aider:

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