A NEW therapist from Andover is hoping to help people change their mindset through the power of hypnotherapy.

Mark Williams has launched his new service in the town and is keen to help those who have an issue or phobia which they would like to overcome.

However, he said the practice does not work in the way people might imagine.

“Most people believe hypnotherapy is only for the stage and that they will end up clucking like a chicken or crawling around like a baby,” he said.

“In fact, they are completely wrong. What I practice is clinical research-based hypnotherapy, which I explain to my clients during their free consultation. Clients are then completely aware of the process and understand that they are always in total control.”

Mark, who completed his training at the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis, emphasised that the process is performed by the client and is not a special state of mind or something a therapist does to their client.

After seeing impressive results from his clients, Mark hopes people who have not tried hypnotherapy will give it a go, to help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, phobias, insomnia, migraines, skin disorders and pain relief.

Mark creates personalised treatment plans for clients and said hypnotherapy can even help people to reach their full potential and goals in life, changing the way they think and feel.

He has a passion for working with people undergoing cancer treatment, helping patients relax and cope with symptoms and treatment such as sickness and pain.

“I just wish more people would give hypnotherapy a try,” he said, adding: “The benefits are amazing. I think a lot of people still think it’s all a bit weird, but it really works. I have had great success with great clients who have all wanted to change something in their life, and they’ve done it.”

Mark said many companies are now recognising the benefits of hypnotherapy in the workplace, offering it to employees to reduce absences and sick days, and creating a more positive and productive working environment.

He offers a free consultation prior to booking sessions so clients can have an in-depth understanding of hypnotherapy and ensure that it is the right choice for them.

For more information visit markwilliamshypnotherapy.co.uk.