Peter Dawes Huish - Bristol Hypnotherapist

Peter Dawes Huish - The Peterson Practice

Peter Dawes Huish - The Peterson Practice

The Old Rectory Clinic
High Street
Iron Acton
South Glos
BS37 9UQ

01454 300191

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About me

Stress and Anxiety are normal 'fight and flight' responses to ensure our survival in dangerous situations, however in everyday life, these reactions are seldom required. Of course modern day life can be challenging but too often our brain will misinterpret the constant bombardment of life's situations and the result of this becomes anxiety and stress.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy which helps to reduce anxiety and stress by focusing on your desired future and providing you with tools to help you to move towards it. Looking forwards creates a mental visualisation of a stress free environment whereas looking backwards can exacerbate or recreate the anxiety responses.

I am Peter of the Peterson Practice, a professional, qualified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I practice Solution Focused Hypnotherapy to help you get results under the NHS guidelines which includes the proven techniques of Hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) .

My therapy sessions are caring and confidential.  They are designed to be relaxing and tailored to your individual needs, so that it helps you to achieve your goals, reduce your stress and overcome the challenges that you are facing.

Clinical environment is important and my practice is located in Iron Acton, South Glos. at the tranquil and beautiful Old Rectory Clinic.  Here the calm environment is the perfect setting for therapy

In a relatively short space of time, my approach can make significant life changes to help you resolve unwelcome habits and create positive thought patterns at a subconscious level.

I thoroughly enjoy helping my clients reaching their goals.  It is always a pleasure to see them taking control and making the most of their life.

Why I practice Hypnotherapy

I found Hypnotherapy when a series of life changing events left me at a crossroads and I didn't know where to turn. I tried a number of therapies with varying degrees of success.  Then I found Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which helped me overcome my anxiety and depression. Hypnotherapy empowered me, allowed me to 'change my outlook' and to focus on a positive future.

I decided to train as a hypnotherapist as a way to help others to overcome obstacles in their lives.  I have found it to be an incredible tool to help people achieve their best outcomes.

My training was rigorous and I continue to enhance my knowledge by attending regular workshops and seminars.  I have a BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences. I have a DSFHP (Diploma in Solution Focus Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy) and HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma) the 'Gold Standard of Hypnotherapy' accredited jointly by the National Council for Hypnotherapy and NCFE (National Council for Further Education).  
I have served in the Army and have worked in senior roles across the Private and Public sector. I have been involved in a number of charities including Help for Heroes and The Bristol Hospital Grand Appeal.  I was also honoured to receive a United Nations Commendation for my voluntary contributions and work to help disadvantaged adults across the globe in support of the UN and the United Nations Development Programme.

My Clinic sessions are designed to be relaxing, reduce anxiety and provide a calm space to positively move forward. I provide a caring and confidential treatment programme tailored to your individual needs. Every session is tailored specifically for you so that it helps and supports you to achieve your goals, reduce your stress and overcome the challenges that you are facing.

My practice is located in the tranquil and beautiful The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton, South Glos. where I offer a calm and relaxing environment that is the perfect setting for you to focus on making the positive changes to your life. and I have an Enhanced Disclosure DBS Checked for your peace of mind.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses clinically proven techniques of Hypnotherapy, NLP-Neuro Linguistic Programming and CBT -Cognitive Behaviour Therapy tailored to meet your needs.

I thoroughly enjoy helping my clients to reach their goals and make the most of their lives by taking control.  Whatever the reason that you come to see me, from weight management to anxiety and depression to personal performance hypnotherapy can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and I trained at The Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice, the recognised and accredited Centre of Excellence in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy which is a leading UK government recognised teaching authority.

I am a member of the following organisations:

  • National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH)
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)


  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)

In addition to Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy I have trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Solution Focused BRIEF Therapy and The Neuroscience of Perception.

Award and Contributions 

  • United Nations Development Programme - Commendation for contribution
  • Royal Institute of International Affairs (Speaker)
  • Royal United Services Institute (Member and Speaker)

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

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  • The Old Rectory Clinic
  • Clinic Rooms
  • In session


I offer an initial Consultation which allows me to assess how I can help you and gives you time to see if I am the right person for you. The assessment and consultation lasts up to 1 hour @ £60.

Ongoing Individual Tailored Sessions are £60 for 50 minutes

Stop Smoking is a single session lasting 2 hours at £165

Payment is by debit or credit card, bank transfer or cash at the end of each session.