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Stuart Richards was born in 1950 and is married with two sons, his wife Maryrose has been in the medical profession all her adult life. Stuart was originally trained in commerce and subsequently ran his own commercial company. Having long been interested in hypnotherapy and other forms of natural healing he sold his business and trained to become a qualified therapist.

Stuart practices according to the ethical code of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and GHR both of which he has full membership and he is accredited by the National Regulatory Register of Hypnotherapy.

Stuart is qualified in NLP and is a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners and the British Complementary Medicine Association. Stuart is also a member of the Healer Foundation which is an accredited network of complementary practitioners upholding holistic, compassionate and ethical procedures.

Stuart firmly believes in the holistic healing power of mind and body and is in practice to help all those who seek inner peace, calm and tranquility - harmony within and harmony without.






About Hypnotherapy


  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pain
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Control
  • Fear of flying & other phobias
  • Public speaking
  • Exam nerves
  • Emotional release therapy
  • Increased confidence
  • Reduced inner conflict
  • Change limiting beliefs
  • Overcoming extended grief
  • Bullying & abuse
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Achieve goals
  • Sporting excellence
  • and a lot more...

Simply put, hypnosis is deep relaxation and yet it is not sleep, it is similar to what we experience when waking from a good night's sleep, drifting, feeling relaxed, comfortable and gently aware of our senses.

Hypnosis is induced through the reduction of brain wave frequencies, safely and gently helping us find calm, inner balance, peace and release; harmony within and harmony without.

Twenty minutes of hypnosis is equal to about five hours natural sleep, however if anything is suggested in hypnosis that we would not accept when fully alert, we have the presence of mind to immediately return to full awareness; we only accept what both our conscious and unconscious minds find acceptable.

So why do members of theatre and television audiences allow themselves to behave like clucking hens and barking dogs? The people who perform these 'showbiz' acts are generally stage hypnotists who tend to use amusing patter whilst eliminating less suitable members of the audience. Once they have identified the most willing person they ask for their assistance and get them to confirm several times in front of the audience that they are willing to be a part of the act, that they will cluck, bark, whatever and they usually do. People who apparently control others' actions under hypnosis in stories you may have read or fictional films you may have seen are just that, fiction.

Hypnosis is about being human, it is a part of our natural state. When practised by a professionally qualified hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy is an accredited and safe therapy that has positive qualities to calm, heal and release. There are no negative side effects for it is gentle, kind and calming, as natural as breathing in and breathing out. Hypnotherapy is a natural, holstic, healing therapy.

Due to the nature of this therapy no guarantees can be given or implied and appointments and payments are made on that understanding.





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I sincerely trust you have found this site helpful. Please feel free to contact me in confidence by telephone or by e-mail (using the form provided on this page). I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes; Stuart Richards

01732 842 942 (practice)
07970 64 84 33 (mobile)

124 High Street
West Malling
ME19 6NE

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