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Welcome to Helpful Hypnotherapy

By visiting this site, you have already taken the first step towards seeking help and improving your health and well-being.

Changing the way you think, feel and behave can sometimes feel like a challenge, but with the right support, change can be achieved.

In order to create lasting change, however, you need to be able to access strategies to help you once treatment is over so that you can learn to become your own therapist and take care of your needs when faced with challenges in the future.

Because let’s face it, you can’t predict what life will throw at you, but you can change the way you deal with it.

What is cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy?


Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy is a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy, which is recognised by the British Medical Association (BMA) and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as being a safe and effective treatment for a range of conditions.

Although both CBT and hypnotherapy are proven to provide successful outcomes in their own right, clinical research studies have demonstrated that the combination of the two therapies results in much greater outcomes for clients. In addition, at Helpful Hypnotherapy an evidence-based approach is used.

This means that all the treatment plans are designed using proven techniques and there is none of that ‘wishy-washy’ stage hypnosis stuff.  Evidence-based practice ensures that the most recent research findings are used to improve treatment outcomes, in order to provide you with safe, effective and rapid treatment. So what are the next steps? A FREE initial telephone consultation can be arranged to answer any questions you may have about the treatment, your suitability for treatment or hypnotherapy in general.

The telephone consultation lasts approximately 20 minutes and can be arranged at a time that is convenient for you.  During the initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to book your first face-to-face treatment session if you wish to do so. To book your FREE telephone consultation please contact me on 0203 633 2783 or complete the contact form below.   


Stop smoking

Arun tells himself that he has to quit smoking. He begins by announcing his decision…


Carlos is exhausted. He is lying in bed with his eyes closed but not able to sleep…

Exam stress

Marina is trying to revise for her German oral exam and each time she…

Stress Management

These phrases are often used by Anna when her young kids want…


Ella is an executive in a large corporation in the city. The nature…

Chronic Pain Management

Adriana has suffered from chronic pain for many years. She had a spinal condition…

Fears and phobias

Ben tries to live a normal life but he has a secret. He is scared of cucumbers; the…

Anger Management

Two young men were queuing up for 20 minutes to buy cinema tickets. When…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Joel is feeling frustrated and angry with himself. His stomach is constantly…

Stress-related skin disorders: acne, eczema and psoriasis

Mia has these thoughts when she looks at herself in the mirror. She would was…

Generalised Anxiety Disorder / chronic worry

It’s Sunday evening and Sara is feeling on edge, even though she is at…

Confidence issues and low self-esteem

Jay is in the pub with his mates. He didn’t really fancy going out this…

About me

I’m Gurvinder and I set up Helpful Hypnotherapy to help those of you who suffer from stress and anxiety-related conditions. I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist with a Diploma in…

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We are located in a newly refurbished clinic with private therapy rooms, a comfortable waiting area, toilets and drinking water on-site.  We have step-free access into the clinic and ground floor rooms designed for wheelchair access.


We offer a FREE, no obligation telephone consultation for all treatments, which lasts approximately 20 minutes and can be arranged at a time that is convenient for you. During the telephone consultation…

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Popular questions

  • 1) Will I be in control during hypnosis?

    Absolutely. Being hypnotised is like being in a very deep state of relaxation and unlike what you might have seen on TV, you cannot be made to do anything you don’t want to do. While you are in this state, you will be given positive suggestions which you must choose to accept as you are in control.

  • 2) How many sessions will I need?

    For most treatments 4-6 sessions are enough to create lasting results. The stop smoking treatment is a longer one-off 2 hour session.

  • 3) How much does it cost?

    For all treatments except Stop Smoking, sessions costs £90 each and last an hour. The stop smoking package is priced at £295 and is a one-session treatment.

  • 4) Are you fully qualified?

    Yes, I have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Dip. CHB) and I am fully insured with Balens. I am a registered hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and I am a licenciate member of the Register of Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (REBHP) as well as being a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and a PruHealth Approved Hypnotherapist.

  • 5) What are your practice opening hours?

    Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9am to 9pm and some Saturdays from 9am – 12 noon. However, it may be possible to be seen outside these hours if necessary.

Canada Water SE16

South Woodford E18

Old Street - EC1



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