Simon A. Bates
MNCH(Acc) BSc Cog. Sci. MNLP
I first qualified as a hypnotist in 1995 when I trained with Paul McKenna
and Richard Bandler. Since that time I have continued to hone my skills, most recently updating them at The Quest Institute, London. The Quest Institute is the home of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, a modern, evidence based, brief therapy encompassing a number of NLP shortcuts together with Word WeavingTM a fast, highly targeted and bespoke form of hypnosis. This training led to my membership of the National Council of Hypnotherapists in 2013. I am now an Accredited member.
To ensure my clients get the service which best meets their needs I also have training in ‘Eye Movement‘ work (IEMT and EMI) together with EFT and metaphor work. These additional services often provide the fastest and most permanent turn-around for emotional conditions and are a great addition to a standard hypnosis session when called for.
Freedom Hypnosis began in 2013, offering a general Cognitive Hypnotherapy service in central London. Most recently, I am currently offering sessions at London’s YMCA, from Gower Street and my home office in West Drayton.
At Exeter University I received a BSc Hons in Cognitive Science – a joint honours programme offering a Psychology and Computer Science degree with a focus on modelling brain processes. My interest was in computer assisted psychotherapy.
Memberships & Affiliations
I am an Accredited member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists (NCH).
I am a member of the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (QCHPA).
I am a member of The Quest Institute and a teaching assistant on their Hypnosis Practitioner courses.
I am a volunteer Hypnotherapist for the YMCA’s Positive Health programme (a health programme for people living with HIV).
I am a member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).