Fears, phobias, depression and anxiety – the hypnotherapist has you covered !
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After spending 14 years working as a police officer and struggling with mental health issues, Chris O’Connor knew he needed help.
He tried various forms of therapy with little success, and didn’t feel like he was making progress until he started solution-focused hypnotherapy.
Chris was so impressed with the therapy that he decided to become a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist himself.
Here, in our latest Business of the Week feature, Chris tells us about his service and how he can help people from all walks of life.
What is the name of the business?
Eccleston Park Hypnotherapy
What is the address?
18 The Meads, Eccleston Park, Prescott L34 2GA
When did you open the business?
Are you local to the area? Did you grow up here?
I was born in Widnes and moved to Rainhill as a child. After settling in with my partner Kelly and having a baby, we moved into my current residence.
Tell me a little about your work. What do you do? What services do you provide?
I help people with a wide range of brain-related issues such as depression, anxiety, and addictions as well as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), fears, and phobias. I also assist elite athletes with their sport-related performance and general well-being.
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Why did you decide to open your own business?
I served in the police for 14 years and struggled with mental health issues, mainly depression and anxiety. I was referred for treatment and tried this in various forms including counseling which did little to improve my mental health. Then I tried Solutionocused Hypnotherapy and found that it really helped me. I decided I wanted to become a clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist and have so far helped hundreds of clients with sports-related brain and performance issues.
Why this kind of business?
I am passionate about helping people with mental health issues.
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How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected your work?
I have used the time during the lockdown to gain valuable experience by practicing and assisting many people including emergency service workers while working as a police officer. The vast majority of this work was done voluntarily not just to help people but to gain experience.
What makes your business different from others in the same industry/field? What distinguishes your business from your competitors?
I am trained in Clifton’s practice which is considered the gold standard for hypnotherapy training. Upon completion of the initial diploma, she studied for an advanced diploma from the Hypnotherapy Board. I am a member of NCH and the Society for Solutionocused Hypnotherapy. I conduct 16 hours of CPD annually and hold regular monthly supervision meetings.
I have a unique combination of experience having worked at Ashworth Hospital for seven years and working 14 years as a police officer. I have been involved in some very high profile traumatic events. I am passionate about my treatment because I know how effective it is. I have an excellent working knowledge of the highly demanding public sector as well as the ability to help my elite athletes achieve their dreams and goals.
What’s Next? What do the next few months hold for you and your business?
I want to continue to help people from all walks of life and backgrounds using the clinical experience I have gained over the past four years. I find it easy to connect with people and hope to help those who are fighting their own battles with mental health. I also want to continue to help elite athletes improve their athletic mindset and become the best they can be. My goal is to demonstrate excellence in every area of my business.