Ian Guest HPD


Ian Guest Hypnotherapist WiganMy name is Ian Guest HPD and I am a Cognitive Behavioural HypnotherapistI take an evidence based approach to hypnotherapy, which means that the techniques and ideas I incorporate have been researched and proven to be effective.

I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), awarded by the National Council for Hypnotherapy.  The HPD is accredited by NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that meet a level 4 qualification. It also meets the learning outcomes of the National Occupational Standards for “Complementary and Alternative Healthcare – Hypnotherapy”. This means that I am currently working towards the highest national standards for hypnotherapists.

I hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills accredited through the National Hypnotherapy Society. I have also completed the Foundation Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy at the UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy.

I am a member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy and comply with their code of conduct. This includes these general principles.

  • The care of your patient must be your first concern
  • You must provide a high standard of care at all times
  • Patients must be treated with respect, as individuals
  • Your professional knowledge must be kept up to date
  • You must act lawfully in your professional and personal practice
  • You are personally accountable for your professional activity

I am a member of the Complementary & Natural Health Council (CNHC), which was was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists.

I am also a fully qualified guidance practitioner, holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and the Diploma for Connexions Personal Advisers. I worked for Connexions and the Careers Service for 15 years, both as an adviser and as a manager. In 2014 I left my post as Team Leader at  Wigan Careers Service to focus on building my hypnotherapy practice.

My experience allows me to deliver hypnotherapy which is client centred, solution focused and outcome based. My aim is to use hypnotherapy to help clients to make real changes, which then allows them to overcome their issues and gain improvements in the quality of their lives. 

I offer Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy across a wide geographic area covering Wigan, Leigh, St Helens, Warrington and further.  If you would like to get in touch to find out more and receive a free telephone consultation please complete the form below.