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Newcastle hypnotherapy

Our Newcastle Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture Services

To book for any therapy, or just to ask for our advice, click this button 



Fee: £170

Most clients stop in a single session, but a free follow-up is provided within three months in the event that you have a problem. Our Newcastle hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.


Fee £175

This therapy is provided over three treatments, usually about a week apart. The fee covers the complete programme, plus our AfterCare service.



We hope to bring AM to Newcastle by the end of 2017.


Our hypnotist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is Pauline Alnwick. Pauline is also a hypnotherapy teacher.

“Pauline was wonderful. She was warm, genuine and understanding. We both feel great, and proud of ourselves.” K and DT, Blyth


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When you have seen our Newcastle hypnotherapist or acupuncturist we will enrol you in our NSSC AfterCare programme. The support that comes with each therapy is different, although in each case it provides access to our unlimited help by telephone counselling.

Newcastle Hypnotherapy AfterCare

This gives three years of support. We recommend that you call our helpdesk the day after your session. We will talk through how the session went, how you feel right now, and what more, if anything, we can do for you. A free second session is available with our Newcastle hypnotist within three months if needed.

Newcastle Acupuncture AfterCare

You will be getting three years of counselling and support with acupuncture. In addition to the long-term support, we like to talk with you after the first treatment. This is to assess your progress and ensure that our Newcastle acupuncturist has feedback to prepare for your second treatment.


Directions to our Newcastle Hypnotherapy branch

Address: The Exchange, Front Street, Benton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7XE

Directions to our Newcastle Acupuncture branch

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NSSC Newcastle hypnotherapy branch


30/01/2018  Our Newcastle hypnosis branch has moved to Benton. See the map for the details.
Bookings: week commencing 19th March.
Our Newcastle acupuncture service has afternoon appointments only, on Monday and Tuesday.
Our Newcastle hypnotist has appointments available on Tuesday morning or afternoon, Wednesday evening, and Friday afternoon.

To book for any therapy, or just to ask for our advice, click this button 


Here is a small taster from the book. If you are going to come to our acupuncturist or hypnotherapist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, read the sample pages first.

….. Stressors are events that your body reacts to in a certain way. If you ever get a stress headache you know what I’m talking about. One kind of stressor is the one I was talking about a lot earlier. If you burn your hand you react by removing it from the source of heat. The heat is a stressor.

Some stress reactions are automatic, like this one, and some are learned, like having a strong drink after a hard day at work. If you are wearing a new pair of shoes and they hurt your feet, the shoes are a stressor and you relieve stress by taking them off. This is both automatic and learned, because an animal with a less developed brain would take time to realise that taking the shoes off relieved the pain. On the other hand an animal with a less developed brain would buy the right-sized shoes, even if they weren’t so fashionable, so forget that one.

Do people learn to smoke as a direct consequence of stress? The answer to that is a resounding no. If smoking relieved stress, a lot more people would do it. Remember, eighty percent of the population of most Western countries don’t smoke, so if smoking is so great at relieving stress they don’t seem to have heard about it. So what we don’t have is a great way to relieve stress that people learn about and use. What we do have is a lot of people who smoke and claim it relieves stress, and that would seem to me to be a conflict of ideas.


From our Newcastle hypnotherapy branch

Janet had not really ever tried seriously to stop smoking. This is unusual, because she was in her late forties, and by that time most smokers have at least tried to stop, usually more than once.

So why hadn’t Janet? When she called us about seeing our Newcastle hypnotherapist we had a long conversation with her on the phone first. We do this for a number of reasons. We want to be sure the smoker is serious about stopping, but more importantly we want to make sure we provide the right therapy. Each smoker is to some extent unique. Fair enough, smoking is smoking, but there is at least an element of individuality in the problems people have with stopping. As a multi-discipline service provider, we offer both acupuncture and hypnosis in Newcastle. Our starting point is therefore to assess the smoker for the most appropriate method.

So why did we recommend hypnosis for Janet? Well, for the very reason that she hadn’t tried to stop before. In fact before we even talked about therapy we did ask her why she needed to come to us at all. If she hadn’t tried to stop, how did she know she needed help, which after all was going to cost her some money? We don’t want people to pay for something they don’t need. Shouldn’t she try at least before coming to us? Her answer was a not-uncommon one. She didn’t believe she could do it on her own. We could have argued with that, but after all she surely knew herself better than we could.

It is surprising how many smokers don’t believe they can stop, when they haven’t tried. The answer, to some extent, is that they have tried. They just haven’t tried very hard, but they count that as trying, and when they don’t succeed they believe that means they can’t. We could go into why they don’t try very hard, but that’s another subject. As far as our hypnotist in Newcastle was concerned, it was enough to know that Janet didn’t believe in herself.

We might add here that a lot of smokers believe the myth that stopping smoking is hard. Yes it is, but it tends to get overstated. However, smoking cessation is what we might call bread and butter work for Newcastle hypnotists, and one might ask if it is in their interest to suggest to a prospective client that they go away any try harder. As part of a non-profit medical foundation, we’re not here to charge for things people don’t need, so our attitude is perhaps a little different.

Anyway, back to Janet. She did stop smoking, really rather easily. So did she need to come to us? Yes, she probably did. She had convinced herself that she couldn’t do it. The act of booking to come to our Newcastle hypnosis branch was in itself important. It was a commitment, one she had never made to herself. The hypnosis was surely important, but committing to it was also important. There is nothing wrong with that. If that’s what it takes, then where’s the problem?


If hypnotherapy or acupuncture are not what you need, you could ask your GP for help with stopping smoking.. You can also visit the NHS Newcastle website here.