As a highly trained hypnotherapist and life coach Stephen’s skills are augmented by a wealth of experience in international Business Analysis and Project Management. His approach is dynamic yet supportive, informative, logical and eclectic; utilising a wide range of different techniques drawn from different models of therapy to empower his clients.
Stephen’s main practice is situated in the Farnham Road in Guildford. He also holds a clinic at The Holistic Health Centre in central Woking.
Stephen’s assistance is sought by a wide range of people from different social, professional, religious and philosophical groups because of his logical “down to earth” approach. The absence of “New Age” philosophy and “mumbo-jumbo” makes his therapy appropriate for both adults and children. He was privileged to be the hypnotherapist for The Surrey Park Clinic from 2005 until 2017.
Stephen is an enthusiastic public speaker who has has spoken at many community groups on the subject of hypnotherapy.
Stephen Rigby’s Qualifications Explained
The letters following Stephen’s name mean:
BSc (Hons): A Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Biochemistry obtained at the University of Surrey in 1977
Dip.SACH.Hyp: This is a diploma in Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy awarded in 2002 by SACH International (School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy) and externally verified by the national awarding body NCFE. My principle trainers included Jure Biechonski, principle of the college who subsequently moved abroad and Tom Barber who went on to found the Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies.
SQHP – Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice, awarded by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.
GHR Reg. – Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), membership of which requires full insurance, supervision and adherence to a strict code of ethics and programme of continued professional development (CPD). The GHR is the largest professional registration body for hypnotherapists in the UK.
Stephen Rigby also holds:
An Advanced Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
A Certificate and Diploma in Life Coaching issued by Newcastle College externally verified by the national awarding body NCFE
A Certificate in IEMT (Integrated Eye Movements Therapy which is a development from EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing that has been scientifically proven to be particularly effective in treating anxiety states and the effects of trauma)
Stephen has also had specialist “Stop Smoking” training, NLP (Classic Code and New Code) and has attended various workshops with John Grinder the co-creator of NLP and Stephen Gilligan (possibly the world authority on Ericksonian Hypnotherapy).
Stephen Rigby BSC (Hons) Dip.SACH.Hyp HPD SQHP GHR Reg
Stephen Rigby is a highly experienced full time Hypnotherapist and Life Coach who, since 2002, has been helping people of Surrey and the surrounding area to rid themselves of unwanted problems and behaviours, fulfil their potential and enhance their life experience.
Stephen is fully insured and is a senior member of the largest registration body for Hypnotherapists in the country. He has received referrals from doctors, dentists and medical consultants and is happy to assist the medical profession with hypnotherapy services.