About Stephen Chan

Stephen Chan D.Hyp (Adv.) (FIAEBP) / BACP / AAMH Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, Licensed Thrive Programme® Consultant in Belfast and Portadown (Northern Ireland):

Covering Belfast, Portadown, Ulster, Lisburn, Newry, Armagh, Antrim, Lurgan and Dungannon.

Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself, and more importantly why I believe that I can offer you what I believe to be the best possible help and support for whatever your symptoms might be.

I’m guessing that by now you have tried pretty much everything i.e. the usual talking therapies, life style gurus, drugs, monetary distractions, self help books, relaxation techniques, various religious / spiritual beliefs, fortune tellers, and what has all this time and effort brought you?…‘Little or no lasting relief?’

Right now, you’re probably desperate and this is the last resort…and how do I know this about you?

I’ve been there, I know what it’s like to feel that there’s something inside you that seems out of your control, or feel that you have to put on a mask every morning in order to cope, to look in the mirror and feel like it’s a stranger looking back at you, to feel guilty and judged, to have destroyed relationships, and to have spent a small fortune trying to run away and cope with your feelings. But, looking back now, the strangest thing is that at the time, the emotional roller-coaster I was on actually felt normal?

Over the years I turned to counselling and traditional hypnotherapy or suggestion therapy, and yes in the back of my mind I was thinking that it was some sort of watch swinging mind control thing and that with just the click of the fingers I’d be fixed, just like that…magic! In a way there was a part of me hoping that it would be that easy. of course, it wasn’t like that. It was really relaxing and involved being given lovely positive suggestion and given tapes to listen in an attempt to reinforce these lovely suggestions. But despite our best efforts, the benefits didn’t really last.

I was then introduced to hypnoanalysis and eventually the Thrive Programme® which help you to deal with the source, the real reasons behind our problems. Stress, anxiety, addictions, phobias, eating disorders, emotional and physical dis-ease are the symptoms of this source.

It has been the best thing that I’ve ever done, it’s given me the peace of mind, the confidence and the control over my life that I’d always dreamed of. If I was to have any regrets, it would be that I didn’t do this earlier.

This all happened over a decade ago and the experience changed my life, so much so that I decided to train with The International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysts (now the International Association of Evidence Based Psychotherapists or IAEBP) and become a licensed Thrive Programme® Consultant so in turn I can now offer the same help to you.

So you can see that my path has probably been pretty similar to yours, and this is precisely why I have the greatest of confidence in these treatments, and in my abilities to be able to offer you the same comfortable, safe and non-judgemental environment that were afforded to me, in order for you to be free to be the best that you can be.

Call me on 07854877882 and I will arrange a FREE confidential consultation for you in which I will explain exactly how your problems can and will be sorted out once and for all in only a matter of weeks.

I am also a licensed Thrive Programme® Consultant Trainer and have trained in counselling and N.L.P. For 9 years I was the relaxation consultant for the Southern Area Hospice. I have also given lectures and workshops for the I.A.P.H. on cancer care, pain management, hypno-anaesthesia, and for the Southern Education Board and various counselling organizations.

I have been fully C.R.B. passed to be able to work with vulnerable adults.

At the 21st annual conference in May of 2006 I became one of the first eighteen members of the International Association of Hypno-Analysts to be awarded the advanced membership status, from a worldwide membership of 400 hypnotherapists.

As a fully qualified member of the International Association of Evidence Based Psychotherapists, the American Association of Medical Hypnotherapists and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I am bound by a strict code of Practice and Ethics of the highest standards.

Having undergone extensive training, and have satisfied the various examination boards of my competence. I am also committed to excellence of service to my clients, and have committed myself to an ongoing programme of personal and professional development in my field of therapy “Because I feel I have a responsibility to retain and update my repertoire of skills regularly, in order for me to provide the highest possible quality of therapy…I believe that my clients expect and deserve the best. With over a decade of experience, I have seen the results of hypnotherapy first hand and I know how it can be used to effectively help people overcome a variety of issues”

Fellow of the IAPH (now IAEBP)

In May 2008 Stephen was awarded a Fellowship of the International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysts at the IAPH annual conference. Over the years, he has contributed a huge amount to the field of hypnotherapy, and in particular, to the IAPH, especially in the field of medical hypnosis and pain management – subjects he has lectured on throughout the UK.

About the IAPH fellowship

Rob Kelly Thrive founder presenting Stephen Chan with his IAEBP fellowship

Rob Kelly Thrive founder presenting Stephen Chan with his IAEBP fellowship

An IAPH fellowship is the highest accolade achievable in the organisation and is reserved for therapists who have made a SIGNIFICANT contribution to both the IAPH and the profession of hypnotherapy.

In the association the title of Fellow is held in high regard – since the IAPH was established 23 years ago only 10 Fellowships have ever been awarded. Stephen Chan is one of the most experienced and successful hypnotherapists and Hypnoanalysts in the UK.

Over the years, he has contributed a huge amount to the field of hypnotherapy, and in particular, to the IAPH.

He is a well-respected and well-liked therapist, who is always willing to help his fellow Members and students.  In recognition of his services, the IAPH Fellows have decided to award him a Fellowship of the IAPH.”

Robert Kelly
The founder of the Thrive Programme®                                                                                                       F.I.A.P.H. (Administrator and Director of Training)

Please contact me at Ulster Hypnotherapy to arrange a free consultation on 07854 877 882

I offer a free confidential consultation at my Portadown, Newry and Belfast Hypnotherapy clinics, which are within easy reach of Lisburn, Armagh, Antrim, Lurgan, Dungannon and Dundalk.

There will be no need to speak to anyone other than myself and I promise that your problems will be discussed with the greatest of sensitivity and strictest confidence. Please note because of the volume of clientèle there is a strong possibility you will be connected to my personal answering service. If this is the case just leave your name and number and, when I return the call, I will not give my name and I will ask for and talk only to you. Please feel free to contact me at Ulster Hypnotherapy to book your free consultation.