Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy


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Luke Henderson

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Principal Hypnotherapist


About My Practice

I have been using hypnotherapy to help people for twenty years.

During that time I spent five years in private practice in Oxford. I have also worked as a Physics Teacher. I now run a clinic in Cambridge.

I aim to use the best combination of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy or CBT to help you.

The techniques that I use can be effective for a variety of issues. I am a member of the IAEBP – The International Association of Evidence Based Psychotherapy


I have helped resolve complicated and emotionally difficult issues for many people. The therapies that I offer have improved people’s lives more than they could have imagined. At my Hypnotherapy Practice I specialize in Weight Loss, Anxiety, Addictions, Stopping Smoking, Virtual Gastric Band and many other issues. I will use hypnosis to help you change for the better. The results that we can achieve together are truly fantastic.

  • Be calmer.
  • Change the way you feel about food.
  • Free Initial Consultation.

Therapy Clinic

My clinic in Cambridge is light and airy yet confidential and peaceful. I always enjoy being in my clinic and I feel that the atmosphere that it creates helps my clients achieve a feeling of safety and calm.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a term used to describe the therapies that take place whilst the client or patient is under hypnosis. Hypnosis is state of deep relaxation and is often described as a state of heightened focus. This can seem contradictory as whilst under hypnosis the patient can feel so relaxed, that they will often claim to be unaware of what was happening and completely lack focus. It is the subconscious that has the focus and is attuned for the well-being and protection of the person. Neuroscience research has shown that the state of Hypnosis is processed in a different part of the brain to straight forward suggestions or the placebo effect.

Who can be hypnotised?

Everyone I have ever had as a patient can be hypnotised. The hypnotic feeling is an individual experience. We all experience hypnosis in our own way. It is a pleasant state to be in and a natural state to be in.

Types of Therapy

Although it would appear that there are many different types of therapy under the term hypnotherapy there are really just two types. Suggestion Hypnotherapy which is often called Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. My Virtual Gastric Band Therapy and my Stop Smoking sessions are types of Suggestion Hypnotherapy. The rapid Psychotherapy that I use has the descriptive name of Memory Reconsolidation.

Suggestion Hypnotherapy

Whilst the patient is under hypnosis the hypnotherapist will give positive suggestions to the patient. These are carefully worded so that the subconscious will accept them as safe and good alternatives to any previously learned behaviour or habits.

Memory Reconsolidation

This therapy gets to the heart of the problem. It is an evidence based rapid form of psychotherapy. Subconscious learned behaviour can cause feelings that are no longer relevant to our present lives. Neuroscience has shown that it is possible to change these subconscious learned behaviours by finding the appropriate memories and contradicting them with the present day reality.