About me

I am a hypnotherapist based in Dorking with a Diploma in Solution - Focused hypnotherapy and the Practitioner Diploma of the National Council for Hypnotherapy.    I have a certificate in counselling from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation and am a registered practitioner with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

The solution - focused approach  means that instead of looking at your situation in terms of your past, together we  look forward to the future; the future that you want, the future that you define.

Evidence-based research has demonstrated this to be a powerful and effective model, particularly when enriched with the deepening power of hypnosis.

My work is rooted in modern neuroscience. Whilst we must always take responsibility for our actions,  a simple understanding of this science helps us to look at our behaviours more objectively and without unhelpful feelings of shame or failure.

I believe that everyone who comes to see me has all the resources they need to effect change, and that by simply coming to see me, you demonstrate the willpower you need to make that change a reality.

I have a degree in English Literature from Oxford, having been fascinated since childhood with the stories we tell, to ourselves as much as to others, in order to give meaning to our lives.  And if we can change the story, we can free ourselves of past limitations and create a happier future.

My preparation for becoming a hypnotherapist included 27 years practicing as a lawyer.

Mark Brafield

MA (Oxon), FRCO, FTCL, Dip.SFH, HPD

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