Stow-Hypno is situated in the Suffolk town of Stowmarket with an office at The Green Room in Old Tannery Square. Founded by Advanced Professional Hypnotherapist, Gavin Roberts (below) it is now in its 13th year in business and in that time Gavin has helped hundreds of people overcome a variety of problems and make positive changes.


Gavin tells his own story...

Before qualifying as a therapist I worked in Social Services, helping people with learning disabilities and mental health problems in residential establishments and in the community.

I studied meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques and hypnosis for many years but it wasn't until after a profound personal experience with hypnotherapy that I decided to undertake formal training.

Having suffered from a chronic psychosomatic condition for the best part of a decade, and having been told by doctors and specialists that I would 'have to live with it', I experienced first-hand the amazing healing power of hypnosis. My 10-year symptoms disappeared after only two sessions of hypnotherapy!


Such a life-changing experience inspired me to learn therapeutic techniques so that I could help others change and improve their lives. I went on to gain Diplomas in Professional Hypnotherapy, Hypno-analysis and Past Life Regression with the Midlands Institute of Hypnotherapy and I have increased my knowledge to Advanced Hypnotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy at http://www.sachuk.co.uk/. I am continuing my training with the European Therapies Studies Institute using the Human Givens approach http://www.hgi.org.uk. My eclectic training means that I can do solution-focused therapy or deeper, transpersonal therapy, depending on each person's requirements.


I also run workshops about the healing and transformative power of stories with Dr Kate Powis, where you can find out how stories may have shaped your life and can re-shape it. More info about the workshops and how stories, myths and metaphor affect all of us can be found at http://www.storiesforlife.co.uk. 


I hold a General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP) and am a Nationally Registered Hypnotherapist (NRH) and a member of the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register - http://www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com/). The GHR is the registering agency for the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) which has been established following department of health guidelines, stating that each complementery or alternative profession (CAM) should have a single register of practitioners. The GHR currently hold the largest register of practitioners in the UK. The register is comprised of individual practitioners who are listed on the GHR website and is open to any hypnotherapist who is able to satisfy the criteria with regard to both on-going training and supervision. All registered practitioners are required to maintain adequate public liability and professional indemnity insurance and accept the GHR's code of ethics and practice, which ensure that your rights to privacy and confidentiality are always respected.


I am also qualified in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and am a member of the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists.


Gavin Roberts 

Adv. Dip. SACH Hyp., GQHP, GHR Reg. NRH

Advanced Hypnotherapist and Holistic Psychotherapist