After first becoming interested in talk therapy during the early 1990's as a 16 year old volunteer at The George Eliot Hospital, he discovered how rewarding it was to help take patient's minds off their problems.
Richard says of this time "These were mostly physical ailments and yet just by talking and listening, I found that patients needed less pain control medication."
This interest prompted him to train in Hypnosis and take the plunge to work as a professional hypnotherapist.
His commitment to ethical practice and ongoing personal development was soon recognised and he was invited to take up the post of Director Of Development within The National Council For Hypnotherapy, and is the current Chair of The National Society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
Richard's original training was with The Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and he has further developed his skills with various other training organisations including A Self Hypnosis Instructors Course, Hypnosis For Birthing, National Guild Certified Instructors Course, Hypnosis For Weight Loss Specialist Certification, The HPD which is the National Diploma in Hypnotherapy, which is the nationally recognised qualification, equivalent to NVQ Level 4 and is accredited through NCFE.
He is also currently finishing his studies for The diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. This leads to UKCP accreditation and is an advanced practitioner's course enabling him to deal with issues outside of basic Hypnotherapists skill base.
Individual sessions with Richard are £65 each and for a double session for Smoking Cessation is £150.
Further information about how Richard can help you can be found at his website www.midlandshypnotherapy.com