Ben Gaskell DSFH MNCH (Reg.) CNHC – Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.
Looking for Hypnotherapy in Manchester? I’m a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist based in Stretford Manchester.
Originally from the Ribble Valley, Lancashire I moved to Manchester two years ago after studying in Leeds and living / working in London. Whilst in London I worked in broadcasting for Channel 4 and ITV in various tech and leadership positions. I have a BA Hons and a Masters Degree in Cultural Studies, focusing on the anthropology of race. I also have a passion for guitar and graphic design. I currently live in Stretford area of Manchester with my wife and Stevie the cat.
How I came to Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.
After years passing from doctor to doctor with headaches and migraines things finally came to a head in London. A lengthy commute and stressful work life helped me to realise that I needed to spend some time dealing with anxieties and behavioral patterns that had been compounding since I was a teenager. With the help of Anxiety UK I was put in touch with a hypnotherapist that helped me gain a new perspective with a healthy intervention.
I have always enjoyed learning and would spend some of my therapy time discussing the various techniques employed as a hypnotherapist. Outside of these sessions I soon found that my time was taken up reading as much as I could on the subject. This in turn lead me to the Clifton Practice where I became fascinated by their more structured and Solution Focused approach to Hypnotherapy.
I trained in Manchester with the Clifton Practice who are based in Bristol but with satellite schools around the UK. I am also a registered member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, have an enhanced DBS certificate for working with vulnerable adults and children and am professionally insured by Holistic Services Insurance.
I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here – www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk
Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership .