Hypnotherapy for Children and Teenagers in Cheltenham Gloucestershire

Hypnotherapy for children and teenagers can provide an innovative and alternative route to overcome some challenging situations.

I am a fully qualified teacher with over 10 years’ experience. I believe children and teenagers are totally suited to Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). They respond rapidly to smart ideas and strategies. These are tailored to meet their mental, physical and emotional needs.

Hypnotherapy for children and teenagers can open their minds in a productive way. The doorway between the conscious and the unconscious mind is the imagination. For younger children, it’s relatively easy to reach at the deepest levels and in a much quicker time than required by a good many adults. Stories, adventures, visualisation, imaginative games and role-playing work effectively with many children. This is why noticeable results can be achieved very quickly. Perception of negative memories can be changed simply and easily.

Much that goes on in our world can cause problems for children and teenagers, just as it does for adults. Rapid physical growth over short periods of time and concerns about changes in their bodies can cause stress and loss of self-esteem. Various problems in school with their studies, teachers and / or peers can also cause issues. Hypnotherapy for children and teenagers can assist them to challenge and constructively address issues in a smart, safe and natural way that makes sense to them.


Cognitive Hypnotherapy for children and teenagers combined with NLP can help with:

  • Exam stress
  • Completing homework more effectively
  • Performing better in the classroom
  • Getting to school and liking it
  • Blushing
  • Nail biting
  • Thumb sucking
  • Bed-wetting
  • Nightmares and fear of the dark
  • Confidence building and self esteem
  • Dealing with divorce or death in a family
  • Illness – their own or someone in the family
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety issues
  • Performance anxiety
    And many other problems…

NLP techniques are used to assist academic performance e.g. reading, writing, memory, getting homework done. They can also be used to deal with exam stress, anxiety, anger and peer pressure,  friendship breakdown and self-esteem issues. Many issues can be overcome with one or two NLP and / or hypnosis sessions.

Consultation Sessions

I work with children and teenagers from 6 – 17  years of age. However, there are exceptions to this age range depending on the individual client and his or her developmental needs. Sessions are very informal and as a result help the children / teenagers relax whilst their problems are addressed positively. Naturally, the subtle techniques used, reflect the age of the client. The consultations end with a relaxation session during which the learning’s are gently and positively reinforced by bespoke hypnotic suggestion. These are very safe and gentle and are formed by listening to and working with the client’s own language patterns in the way they relate to their world.

Client experiences with hypnotherapy for children and teenagers

15 year old

“Hi David, I’m sure you’ll remember that you saw my son for 3 or 4 sessions a few months ago. I did promise to email you so you could maybe use it on your website. Sorry for the delay, but I was waiting to see if the effects were long term. They were!!!

I would like to thank you for the way you helped my son overcome his anxieties towards school. His issues in this area not only greatly affected his own happiness, but was also making general family life between us all rather challenging. After three sessions with you he really took on board the coping strategies you taught him. He’s hardly recognisable as that teenager with so many worries and so much angst. His anxieties have practically disappeared.  As a result of this his school grades have absolutely rocketed.

My son is now relaxed and consequently deals with situations. Most importantly he is back to his old happy, contented and relaxed self. Those carefree silly moments of fun that had been missing for a good couple of years now returned. Once again, I can’t thank you enough for your support. I would highly recommend your services to anybody with similar issues.”
Susannah, Gloucestershire

14 year old

“A Parent’s View :  How do you help a boy who has become insular, lacks confidence and finds school life stressful? Like a lot of parents I would do anything to help my son, the problem being I didn’t really know how to reach him and unlock the potential I could see. Anything I did, only seemed to irritate the situation further. This being a key stage in my son’s development as an individual and I recognised we needed a little help to move forward.  After reading about David Crees and his approach on the Ethical Minds website, my son and I decided to book an appointment.

I didn’t want my son to change I just wanted him to have the confidence to be the person I knew he could be. Since our visits the change in his attitude has been remarkable, he went from the boy who wouldn’t contribute in class to achieving an ‘A’ grade in public speaking … and that’s after just 3 sessions. We can’t thank David enough and I am living with a more content teenager…”
Dawn, Gloucestershire.

11 year old

“Thank you for the work you did with my son.  He was deeply upset from the breakdown of our marriage.  After one hour with you, he walked out feeling 10 feet tall and with a smile from ear to ear.  The special tool kit you gave him has done wonders for his confidence and always helps him to get back to a positive place when he feels any emotional challenges.

David tuned straight into my eight year old son. His special positive way of dealing with children has helped my son immensely.  It only took one session to transform his thinking with immediate effect. A second and third session reinforced his progress.  David’s ability to focus on the solutions and not the problems means the results are immediate.”
J and K Gloucestershire

13 year old

“My teenage son had been for counseling. Counsellors concentrate on problems. He made no progress.  When exam time began his stress levels were beyond anything I could help him with. After a particularly aggressive outburst from him I researched and found David Crees at Ethical Minds.  My son needed techniques to cope with stress and revision and David was offering this. David concentrated on  solutions. Admittedly I was very anxious about handing over responsibility to a ‘stranger’  but it was the best thing I could have done.

David put myself and my son at ease immediately with his kind, understanding but professional approach. After the first session I was no longer anxious to leave my son in David’s care. The improvement was remarkable. As a direct result of David’s work with my son my whole family’s lives have improved dramatically. I would  wholeheartedly recommend David to anyone needing to progress positively and quickly.”
Karen, Cirencester.

Contact David now, in confidence to find out more how hypnotherapy for children and teenagers could help you

Telephone: 01242 570186 Mobile: 07726 789214
Email david@ethicalminds.co.uk

Please ask to see David’s enhanced DBS Certificate (Formerly CRB check) – updated live online.