Phone: 07871399733  (9am - 5pm  Mon.-fri.)

My office is located in Oakdale Road, Herne Bay, Kent.  (There is ample free parking and is approximately 1 mile from Herne Bay train station and 5 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop)

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S P Hypnotherapy

Phil Stone  Dip Hyp (ASCH)  GQHP


Hello and welcome to S P Hypnotherapy. 


I'm Phil Stone, based in Herne Bay, Kent and I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I can help you with weight loss, anxiety,  sports performance and relaxation through hypnosis.


The word Hypnosis is derived from Hypnos, the Greek God of sleep. This is slightly misleading however as you do not sleep, you are just deeply relaxed but still fully in control. This leads to the term "Hypnotherapy" which can possibly be better defined as "positive change through relaxation". This is achieved essentially through guided daydreaming. Therefore, if you choose to benefit from a hypnotherapy session you will be awake but relaxed, totally in control and experience a natural, positive change.


Hypnotherapy is a safe, effective and painless method of bringing about a positive therapeutic change by enabling you to change your own mind and the way you think.


"Hypnotherapy is a very powerful means of changing the way we use our minds to control perception and our bodies." (Dr David Spiegel MD)

If you have any questions or would simply like to know more, please contact me. I'm here to help and you will be under no obligation.

Your privacy is assured at all times.



There are 3 main factors involved in losing weight and maintaining that weight loss.


1. Eating the right food in the correct quantities.

2. Exercising appropriately.

3. A positive mental attitude.

We all know that to lose weight and then maintain that weight loss you need to eat a healthy diet and exercise. A positive mental attitude however is just as important.

If the terms "weight loss", "dieting" and "exercise" bring to mind thoughts of hunger and discomfort etc. your chances of success are already reduced due to a negative attitude.


Weight gain and failure to manage your weight effectively may be due to one or more underlying issues such as habit, lack of self-esteem or anxiety to name a few.  Until these issues have been addressed you are relying on will-power alone to manage your weight but will-power alone only addresses the symptoms, not the cause.  This can be exhausting and, as stated, often results in failure.


The good news is that hypnotherapy can help you address the real reasons as to why you find it difficult to manage your weight, and it can also help to motivate you and change your negative attitude into a positive one.  Your chances of acheiving your goals are therefore increased.


If you really want to gain control of your weight you first need to gain control of your mental attitude

A natural side effect experienced by many clients is that they feel a positive change in regards to their day to day lives in general.




Please read the "Fees + Conditions" page.



So what is anxiety?

Anxiety can be described as feelings of unease, such as worry, stress, lack of self-confidence, panic or fear. These feelings of unease can range from mild to severe.

Anxiety can affect anyone at any time.  Perhaps fearing the dentist, feeling stressed in your job,  experiencing a panic attack, a lack of self-worth or worrying about exams.

Most people will experience some form of anxiety in their lives.  It's normal.


But if you feel anxiety is dominating your life, or part of your life,  hypnotherapy can help change the way you think and therfore reduce or even eliminate the negative impact anxiety can have. 


Sometimes we can't change the situation but we can change the way we think about it.


Is it time you fought back and gained control?

I mentioned a fear of the dentist earlier.  I specifically mentioned this example as many years ago hypnotherapy helped me overcome my own fear of the dentist. I'm now calm and relaxed when sitting in the waiting room, no more sweaty palms and dreading hearing my name called!

It was this change in myself that ultimately led me to qualifying as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Every client I see is treated as an indivudual as anxiety takes so many different forms.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss how hypnotherapy could help your specific situation.

Please read the "Terms and Conditions" page.



It's no secret that your mind can affect your performance when it comes to sport or recreational activities.  Everyone recognises that being in the "right frame of mind" is the key to training and performing well, or simply enjoying your sport or activity.

David Beckham, Jack Nicklaus, Jimmy Connors, Kevin McBride and Tiger Woods are just a few of the many sports people who have benefited from hypnotherapy.

Common issues experienced by many include


  • A desire to perform better

  • A loss of focus

  • Anxiety prior to or during an event

  • A loss of confidence 

  • A lack of motivation


If you can relate to any of the above or perhaps a similar issue, you will know how your participation, performance and enjoyment can be adversely affected.


So, if you're involved in team events, solo events or leisure activities at any level from recreational to professional, your mind can be the key to achieving your potential, and in particular your sub-conscious mind.

As a former motorcycle racer I know the importance of a strong mind. And as a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist I can help you strengthen yours using my SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME.




  • Relaxation

  • Positive change

  • Confidence building

  • Achieving your goals

  • Putting you at the centre


If you have an injury, relaxation sessions may be beneficial to the recovery process.

A natural side effect experienced by many clients is that not only do they feel a positive change in regards to their sport or activity, but also in their day to day lives.

Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for a healthy diet and/or appropriate and realistic instruction, training and practice.  Injuries should be assessed by a relevent Health Professional. I am not qualified to advise on these issues.


Please read the "Fees + Conditions" page.



Relaxation is an integral part of the whole hypnotherapy process. 


However, as a stand-alone therapy, relaxation through hypnosis can be incredibly beneficial to our health in its own right.   Relaxation through hypnosis is fast, deep, powerful and enjoyable.  It can promote feelings of calmness and general well-being,  often needed in busy or stressful times.  It also gives the opportunity to "push the re-set button", helping to prevent the build up of anxiety, stress or other negative issues. 

I therefore offer relaxation sessions (£20 per session) as a one-off, or on a regular basis.

Please read the "Fees + Conditions" page.



All hypnotherapy sessions are strictly by appointment at my office in Herne Bay.

Weekend and evening appointments may be available.

To book an appointment, or if you have any queries, please contact me by phone, text or email.


Prior to making an appointment it's important that we have a short, informal talk on the phone to ensure that hypnotherapy is suitable for your personal situation and that I give you the best possible treatment based on the information you give me.

Please read the "Fees + Conditions" page





Weight Loss/Anxiety/Sports Performance 

£60 for initial session (up to 1 1/2 hours)

£25 per follow up session (up to 3/4 hour)

Cash only please


£20 per session (up to 3/4 hour)

Cash only please                                    




Clients must be 16 years or older.    Clients who are 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the session.

Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for a healthy diet, exercise and/or appropriate and realistic instruction, training and practice.  Injuries should be assessed by a Health Professional. I am not qualified to advise on these issues.


If you wear contact lenses please bear in mind that your eyes will be closed for a minimum of 1/2 hour therefore it may be preferable to wear glasses for the session.


Unfortunately hypnotherapy is not suitable for persons suffering from psychosis, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, certain types of brain damage and those who have low cognitive function.


If you are pregnant or suffer from epilepsy, diabetes or asthma, you are advised to speak to your G.P. or Health Professional prior to making an appointment although it's extremely rare that hypnotherapy will not be suitable.

Clients under the influence of mind altering substances (alcohol and/or drugs) are not suitable for a hypnotherapy session.

Please inform me as early as possible if you wish to cancel an appointment as cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will incur the full fee. If you are late for your appointment we will still need to finish at the allotted time.



"I'd like to thank you for my hypnotherapy session.  The change I feel in myself is hard to explain."

"Thanks again for the session.  I did the 10k yesterday and got my second fastest time despite walking up two of the very steep hills.  It was great fun."

"I felt really relaxed and left feeling positive and motivated."

"Phil was confident, calm and professional. I felt in safe hands. Utterly relaxed."

"Unexpectedly powerful."

" I can't thank you enough for how you have changed my training. I am enjoying my sport more than ever"

"Great performance this weekend (after seeing you), improved score by 400 points (Decathlon) and 7 Personal Bests.  Really good move forward. Many thanks."

"I'm looking forward to my next match as my mindset has certainly improved"

"Every aspect of my game has improved. Thank you so much"



Q.   How does hypnotherapy work?

A.   When the mind is relaxed through hypnosis, the unconscious becomes                 much more receptive to positive suggestion which can then bring about a           change in the way you want to think and behave.

Q.   What does it feel like to be hypnotised?

A.   Everyone experiences hypnosis in different ways but it is often described           as a combination of intense relaxation and daydreaming.  I've lost count of          the number of times my clients have told me they didn't want to open                  their eyes at the end of a session because they were enjoying it so much!

Q.   Will I be in control during the session?

A.   Yes, at all times.  You will be free to open your eyes and leave the room at            any time during the session should you choose to.


Q.  Is it safe to drive after a session?

A.  Yes.