Hi, my name is Mark Leahy and I’m a Clinical Hypnotherapist with private practices in the historic market town of Bedford; the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire (the Malvern Hills Area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and in Cheltenham, the most complete Regency town in Britain, noted for its elegance and achievements in fine arts and architecture, and located on the edge of the Cotswolds.
I use hypnosis to help people from all walks of life, professional backgrounds and ages, quickly and successfully overcome issues like weight and anxiety disorders, stress, low self-esteem, phobias and anger, amongst others.
My approach is straightforward: whilst respecting and using traditional methods, I also tailor the best of a variety of very modern techniques to suit your individual needs and help you to take full control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can finally live the happy and fulfilling life you deserve.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
Mark D. Leahy BSc (Hons) Psych, PgDip, MSc (Distinc) Clin Hyp, MBPsS, DBSCH.
BSc (Hons) Psychology (First-class Honours)
MSc Clinical Hypnotherapy (Distinction)
Post-graduate Certificate (PgCert., Distinction) Clinical Hypnotherapy
Post-graduate Diploma (PgDip., Distinction) Clinical Hypnotherapy
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Full Member with Diplomate status
British Psychological Society – Full Member
Royal Society of Medicine, Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section - Senior Associate
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council – Full Member
Anxiety UK – Approved Therapist
I qualified in Clinical Hypnotherapy at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis with Distinction at both Post-graduate Certificate (PgCert) and Post-graduate Diploma (PgDip) levels, awarded by the University of West London.
I subsequently achieved a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy, at the University of West London.
Already holding a First-class Honours degree in Psychology, I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Diplomate of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) where I am registered as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I am also a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section.
In addition I’m registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). CNHC's register is approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). General Medical Council guidance to doctors confirms that they are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers.
I’m also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership, in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my governing body (The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis).
My Volunteer Work
I have worked as a volunteer 1-to-1 Mentor with Mind BLMK (Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes), a brilliant charity that offers a range of services aimed at meeting individual needs and promoting mental health recovery, wellbeing and independence.
As a volunteer mentor, I was trained by Mind BLMK to support individuals with mental wellbeing needs, helping them to create action plans and work positively towards agreed goals.
Volunteer mentors are carefully selected for their interpersonal and communication skills and receive formal training certified by the Open College Network.