About us

Shaun Brookhouse lecturing

Shaun Brookhouse lecturing on Ericksonian Hypnotherapy at a Hypnotherapy Conference

Our Practice

Brookhouse Hypnotherapy was established in 1989 and is one of the most successful therapeutic practices in the UK. From its Manchester base it was decided to extend to a national service having offices in various centres in the UK, some staffed by Shaun Brookhouse, others by highly qualified clinicians trained or personally approved by him. The experience of the practitioners at the Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Group mean that you can consult a therapist at one of our centres with complete confidence. Fiona Biddle receives Presidents award In addition to clinical work, the senior members of Brookhouse Hypnotherapy also train therapists, coaches and supervisors. This is done through The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and The UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences.  Members of Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Group are active in the hypnotherapy profession, Shaun as a past Chair of the Hypno-Psychotherapy College of UKCP , Founding Chair of UKCHO, President of the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy and Co-Founder of the National Society of Talking Therapies, a Past Chair of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and an Honorary Fellow of UKCP and Fiona Biddle (Managing Director of the Brookhouse Hypnotherpay Group as current Chair of the UKCP Education, Training and Practice Committee, a past chair of the  Hypno-Psychotherapy College of UKCP, Co-Founder of the National Society of Talking Therapies and Past Chair of the  National Council for Hypnotherapy and an Honorary Fellow of UKCP.    

Our Philosophy

Our of views reflect a respect for and tolerance of diversity. We apply the same criteria of respect, empowerment, authenticity, etc. that we have for our clients, to ourselves personally and professionally. We believe in human uniqueness; a holistic need to balance intellect, spirit, emotions and the body; individual autonomy and responsibility; fundamental innocence; and the importance of a shadow side. We believe that in hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy the therapeutic relationship is the main agent of change that the practitioner has any influence on, so who we are is crucial to the well-being of our clients. We see the therapeutic relationship as one of shared responsibility and view transference and counter-transference as a valuable form of communication that takes many forms, including body language and non-verbal communication, and does not necessarily imply pathological aspects.
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