Picture copyright - Rob Popper - www.marketsquares.co.uk

That's me next to a swimming pool on a rooftop - about to share some stuff at an international psychotherapy conference - hypnosis for real...

So - Why Me?

Because I actually give a xxxx.

I have personally lost 70lb since that photo was taken - worked with roughly 10,000 weight loss clients who have lost about 5 tonnes - consulted with some of the top Harley St Clinics, managed a homeless project, ran one of the most successful drug projects in the UK and now mainly specialise in helping people set and reach their goals. I also do quite a lot of helping people overcome issues related to food, overeating, addiction and low self esteem.

And - of course - I teach self hypnosis - for most things - especially for self esteem - and what can seem like "unbelievable" weight loss...

I've since read about 1000 books and reviewed a couple of hundred on Amazon along the way - I even became an Amazon top reviewer - and have linked 5 books I have personally reviewed to give you a feel of how you can "learn how to get better" - and most books cost less than a tenner - so don't let the cost of getting better hold you back...

Helps to question "health advice"...

Transactional Analysis is life changing...

Change your body as well as your mind...

Learn how to experience life nicer...

Learning how to learn is clever...

A bit more about me...

I am just a regular person - married to Tracy with three wonderful kids called Georgia, Freddie and Max, a dog called Hector and like you I have good days and bad days. And I am passionate about helping people learn how to get better.

Relationships are one of the keys to getting better. And I help create the communication process needed to help you get more out of life.

My son Max doing a bit of football therapy and winning everything!

Putting a bit of effort into what you already have can pay massive dividends - here is my son Max winning 5 trophies and making me a very proud father - (did you spot the can of Irn Bru? My secret weapon in Max's success - that and all the hours of focused practice).
Another moment of footballing history...

"Chopper"Harris, Chelsea's highest appearance maker (795 first class games), Mark and Kerry Dixon just before a moment of glory for Chelsea as they went on to win the UEFA Europa League

Sometimes the relationship we need to look at may be in the past and we are unaware that this is affecting our ongoing current relationships and sometimes it is the relationships we have in the present.

Always, we can always have a better relationship with ourselves and this is what the focus of my work covers - how you can have a better life and create better relationships today - simple and very effective.

If you decide to work with me, your life will get better because that is what the focus of the self hypnosis is about - getting better.

Working with me is interesting...

I'm genuinely interested in your current and ongoing health and wellbeing for real - and I'll tell it like it really is.

For me - the relationship is the therapy. The content is how we co-create the change needed - better relationships in every area of your life. Simple and easy to do - Focus + Re-evaluation + Persistence.

I will help you get better and will do this with a 100% confidential contractual agreement.

By contracting together we both agree what the focus of getting better means for you and then we agree to create the ongoing relationship to make this happen.

I have over 10,000 client contact hours as a practitioner and help people overcome lots of different problems including addictive issues on a regular basis.
This is me meeting the President of the Royal Society of Medicine whilst being honoured in 2009 at the RSM building in Wimpole Street.

You can contact me by my mobile / text 07508 500 839 or by email mark@markthehypnotherapist.com today to book your initial assessment.

The way I work will change you way you feel - for the better...

An example of simple stuff that works...

Take a few seconds to think about your happiest or proudest moments?

When my first child was born I was overwhelmed with feelings of joy (and also with my second and third child). I also remember some happy times with my nieces and nephews such as putting this little one into the sink for a quick wash!
Why not begin to practice with remembering your happiest and proudest moments and I will share with you why something as simple as this can change your life for the better.

If you work with me you will learn some of the most powerful techniques in getting better and also share some of my favourite moments like this one below.
Mark & someone who loves talking about themselves as much as Mark - Liam Gallagher (Oasis) http://www.oasisinet.com/ having a laugh about the type of jobs they have ended up doing.


I can help you because I know that psychotherapy, coaching and self-hypnosis can help you get better (for real - not just in theory).

I have trained and been trained by some of the top professors, psychotherapists and psychologists in the world including specialists in:

Smoking Cessation,

Weight Management,


Solution Focused Therapy,

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,

Transactional Analysis,


Qualitative Psychology,

Cognitive Psychology,

Personal Training,

Rowing Coaching,

Integrative Counselling

and of course Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

I understand the importance of confidentiality and guarantee this 100%.

If you are serious about changing your life then contact me by telephone or email today.

All interventions are co-created on a case by case basis and are dependent on the ongoing assessment and contracting process.


My specialism is teaching people how the brain and memory work through the tool of self hypnosis and I present this skill at national and international psychotherapy conferences because it works. This is the "missing ingredient" in the weight loss process.

If you are interested in learning more about hypnosis read my hypnosis page and buy a couple of books on the subject.
Mark Stipanovsky (me) discussing a "fast & healthy weight process".


All sessions are 100% confidential and so is my client list. I do a lot of work with addiction and most people want their privacy respected and confidentiality guaranteed.

I will sign any non-disclosure agreements if necessary and guarantee the confidentiality of all work / sessions undertaken.
I am also one of the highest qualified Great Britain Indoor Rowing coaches – qualified to teach coaches as well as the general public and I use the mind-body connection to help people to choose to get better.


What is counselling / psychotherapy? 

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Psychology, counselling is the practice or profession of applying psychological theories and communication skills to a client's personal problems,concerns or aspirations.

Some forms of counselling also include advice giving, but the dominant ethos is one of providing facilitation without directive guidance.

Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental disorders and allied problems by psychological methods. All therapists should also be in clinical supervision, attend ongoing training and national and international conferences to ensure they are up-to-date with latest good practice. Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy.

How much does it cost?

£150 for a double session (£75.00 per session)

Average price is London is between £45 - £250.00 per session.

Do you always charge for therapy? 

The simple answer is yes.

What if I cannot attend an appointment? 

All sessions are paid for in advance and you will be charged whether you attend or not. This is to ensure you understand the implications of agreeing to meet at a regular time and on a regular basis. I will help you to help yourself and this includes setting appropriate boundaries and responsibilities.

What if I need to speak to someone in between sessions or at night? 

I can provide a 24 hour crisis intervention service to ensure you will always have support. I will refer you to the most appropriate specialist service if I cannot or do not have the specialism within my current staff team.

Is your therapy service confidential?

Of course, and I will explain the difference between confidentiality and secrecy. I will also ask you to sign a contract (if appropriate)and if you have a confidentiality policy I will also sign that.

I have worked with people from all walks of life because weight loss issues, mental health, addiction and trauma normally do not discriminate and unfortunately some times the higher net worth / higher paid the person the is, the more issues they sometimes have to deal with.

Certain professions carry greater risk - modelling involves more issues around cocaine and sex working – working within the media means that unsocial hours are the “norm” and so are the stimulants that go with that way of working - being a publican involves more issues around alcohol and divorce - art and creativity involves more issues around heroin - working within the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Service or Social Services may involve much more issues of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than average - unfortunately.

As we all get older we will all face more issues of bereavement and loss - and having to deal with the reality of our own death.

How long will my therapy last?

How long is a piece of string? Therapy is highly individual and may last one session or many years. There is no average and your problems, concerns and aspirations are unique to you. An individual session is normally 50 minutes. This session can be held on a regular basis daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly depending on your needs and the contract you create with me.

Do I need Therapy?

Only you can answer that but sometimes people just need that extra bit of support especially if any of the following may have happened or is happening in your life:

• You have unsuccessfully "tried" every diet and are depressed about your current size

You currently spend 5 out of 7 days feeling unhappy or sad

• Regularly cannot sleep at night / or have put on or lost a lot of weight

• Are the primary carer of a parent or a child and the idea crosses your mind that you may want to hit that person

• Are in a relationship and you want to hit the other person

• You have recently placed one of your parents or in-laws in a nursing home and feel extremely guilty

• Have just lost someone or something (such as a job or a partner)

• Have just been diagnosed with a chronic or acute medical illness

• You can no longer prioritize what is most important in your life

• Feel that you can no longer manage your stress - Also remember that you do not have to be "sick" to benefit from therapy.

Another question Mark and his team are normally asked - Will my health insurance cover the cost of our therapy?

Unfortunately, we are a complementary service at the top end of the market - so to speak - and health insurance does not cover our services.

We have decided to offer a premium service alongside orthodox medical interventions rather than compromise our integrity or our own professional development.

Also because Mark and his team may sometime have to come to you - the hourly rate may seem disproportionate when compared to someone who sits in a GP's practice all day and sees 8 clients per day.

Depending on the intensity of the work we do - we may only see one client in an average day. This ensures that we are capable of giving you our full attention.

Mark and the team also carry out lots of behavioural experiments with clients and these take longer than your average 50 minute session. (Please see next section for a definition of a behavioural experiment).

What is a behavioural experiment? 

If you have a fear of flying for example - how will we know your fear has gone unless you actually get on a plane? We may contract with you to actually fly somewhere and be there supporting you to overcome your phobia.

Lots of thinking, feeling and behaving strategies are called "safety behaviours" because you think they are keeping you safe from your fear / anxiety / worry but they are actually part of the problem because they also "stop" you doing things.

Uncovering "safety behaviours" is a massive step in getting better - but you need to define what better is. And then, once you begin to understand what better actually means for you - we can support you in testing out your new thinking, feeling and behaving safely.

For any other questions you may want answered please contact Mark via text, email or telephone.

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