About Michael

clinical hypnotherapy bristol michael hughesI am a Senior Accredited Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor treating privately at 5 College Fields in Clifton, BS8 and The Arches Therapy Rooms, 198 Cheltenham Road (Just before the Gloucester Road) in the BS6 area of Bristol.

Having always been interested in the workings of the human mind, I first studied Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) back in 2005 and additionally a Diploma in Life Coaching. In the same year (2005) I trained at the Clifton Practice (Intake 36) in Bristol, a recognised centre of hypnotherapy excellence, receiving the DHP award (Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy) which is considered to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy training of which it was awarded in my graduating year.

My enthusiasm for Neuroscience and Brain-Based therapy was noted in 2010 when I became Head of Research on the Executive Committee of the Association for Solution focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH), a not-for-profit organisation who’s aim is to further the public’s knowledge about Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy.

Shortly afterwards, at the very beginning of 2011, I gained the Accredited Hypnotherapy Supervisor Qualification (AccSupHyp) and as a Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am officially qualified and recognised to offer help, support and guidance to other Hypnotherapists which reflects my knowledge and experience gained in clinical practice within the profession and this also enables me to further promote Hypnotherapy and its many benefits.

I am registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care under the accredition of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

It is important to choose a qualified clinical hypnotherapist who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. By choosing hypnotherapists registered with the CNHC you can be confidant that they are properly trained, qualified, fully insured and licensed to practice.

My clients come from all walks or life and bring a wide variety of problems. Although outcomes can never be guaranteed, I do have an excellent success rate in helping people achieve their objectives.

I’m very pleased to say that a large number of my clients, about 98 per cent of my business are as a direct result of referrals or recommendations. Please do get in touch so that we can start to change your life for the better.

The last few years have been exceptionally busy in the clinic and 2019 is set to be my busiest yet.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,


Michael Hughes Accredited Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Accredited Hypnotherapist Supervisor BA (Hons) SQHP (Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice) HPD DHP MNCH (AccHypSup) CBT (Hyp) SFBT (SupHyp)

Accredited Healthcare Professional

‘Keeping Hypnotherapy Professional’ – TM