One session Hypnosis


Hello, my name is Dr David Postlethwaite I am a traditional Hypnotherapist with almost 30 years of successful practice. Professional HypnotherapistAlthough now based in Gateshead in the Northeast of England I have worked in many countries across the world practising hypnosis. I can help you to stop smoking, lose weight, beat stress or anxiety, overcome a phobia or addiction and the good news is that almost all positive changes can be brought about with just one session

Dangerous and Unqualified Therapists

I am very saddened to say that there are many poorly qualified Hypnotherapists who because of either their lack of skills or simply because they are unscrupulous will try to convince you that you need multiple sessions. Unfortunately, in many cases, this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. There are even some who care so little about their profession that they split their time between making fools of people on the stage and then claiming to try and help people with their issues. All I would like to ask is if you needed surgery, would you ask your local Butcher to carry it out, after all, he knows how to use a knife. Of course, you wouldn’t, yet some people do ask a stage Charleton to carry out Psychological procedures.

Qualified Therapists

So how can you make sure that you are trusting your Psychological wellbeing to a properly qualified therapist? You will notice that many therapists proudly display the letters Dip, Cur, Hyp what does that mean, well it stands for Diploma in Curative Hypnotherapy. What it means is they have learnt how to induce hypnosis, but it does not have any official recognition and in the vast majority of cases has no recognised Psychological training. In other words, this is the butcher who knows how to use a knife. So exactly what should you be looking for, here are some general indications to look for:

  • At the very least a BSc in Psychology
  • Are they insured?
  • How long have they been practising
  • Are they a member of a legitimate professional body


I myself Have a BSc in Psychology, a PhD in Psychology, postgraduate qualifications in both Counselling and Psychotherapy and yes I do have also the Dip, Cur, Hyp. I carry full Psychological and Liability insurance and I am a member of the Hypnotherapy Association.

I try to keep my service as affordable as I can, If you visit me in Gateshead I charge £95 no hidden extras!

If you would like to have a confidential chat or to book an appointment you can call me on :

Landline 0191 440 8649 or mobile 07596 673 319.