"About Stephen Gidney the therapist"

"Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit my web site. I hope it will come some way in answering any questions that you might have. The intension of this web site is to go some way in explaining hypnosis and hypnotherapy, the symptoms I treat and the methods I use. "Helping to resolve your issues"

Tees Wellbeing hypnotherapy middlesbrough,hartlepool

Let me tell you a little about myself and what I do…

I am a member of the International Association of Evidence Based Psychotherapists or IAEBP (formerly known as the IAPH or International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysts). The Association is dedicated to the professionaland ethical use of Hypnosis allied to the practice of psychoanalysis, for the treatment of nervous disorders and emotional problems. As a member I am bound by a strict code of ethics and your confidentiality and anonymity is guaranteed at all times.

I also offer my client’s Changing Limited Beliefs (THRIVE) which is fantastic for resolving Stress, Anxiety, Fears and Phobias without using Hypnosis, so whatever your symptoms I can help you. Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and (THRIVE) are the most effective treatment for many common symptoms: Fears, Phobias, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Lack of Confidence and Esteem, Sex problems, Blushing, Insomnia, Emetophobia (fear of being sick.) ​I also help with Weight Loss and smoking. Please visit my symptoms page for more information.

Stephen The Person

I am sixty one year’s young, married for thirty eight years, have three sons, two grandsons and two granddaughters. I have been a full time Hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and counsellor for nearly ten years and have helped hundreds of people resolve their issues that caused their fears, phobias, anxieties, lack of confidence and self esteem. Prior to that I worked for thirty years in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry as an operations start up technician, mostly overseas. My last job was in Russia and I worked on a gas pipe line as a senior foreman/shift superintendant…

Why I became a therapist

In my late twenties I suffered from acute stress and went to see my family doctor for help. She wasn’t very sympathetic and advised that there was nothing wrong with me and to pull myself together, go home and have a brandy. I took her very bad advice bought the brandy and self medicated, only succeeding in making myself feel worse. After suffering panic attacks I was referred to a psychiatrist by a more sympathetic doctor. The psychiatrist scripted me diazepam and other drugs and advised to give up my employment because it was too stressful for me. That was the first and last time I saw him and was the sum of my psychiatric treatment. Well there you are problem solved NOT!…Wife, three kids a dog and a mortgage and all I had to do was to put myself on the dole. All my problems solved and all I had to do was to be was a quitter and move onto Benefits Street. This was the darkest most stressed filled point of my life, and all the help that I was given was some bad advice and a cocktail of drugs … I was working in Saudi Arabia at the time and every day there was mental torture for me. What made it worse or perhaps better, was that I was felt just the same at home which confirmed to me that giving up my employment was no answer.

To cut a very long story short, I struggled on for some time. I felt as if I was living in a separate world from everyone else, in a fog even, not a moments respite, a living hell. I believed no one could possibly understand me or how I felt. I wanted to die but my love for my wife and family ruled out suicide. Was I going mad? In my mental anguish it became apparent to me that the drugs that I was taking were not easing my symptoms, if anything they were getting worse. From the moment I opened my eyes in the morning, until I closed them at night I was in a constant state of anxiety. I was away from home and felt that I had no one to talk to. I decided to throw all of my medication down the toilet something I would not advise anybody to do. (Never come off medication without the help and advice from your doctor!)I went through torture, a living hell for about three months with all the additional stress and anxiety of self detoxification. Hard work helped and the fact that I was conscientious helped keep my brain active/distracted and I was rewarded with some ease.

I got brief respite on leave when I visited a clinical hypnotherapist who suggested that I was strong and could work myself though it. Perhaps he was right but his therapy had little to do with it. I saw him about four times and the best thing he did for me was to lend me my first self help book. I later got quite an expert at them. Subjectively, the one thing that I learned was that however good a self help book is, even if you follow every step of advice as directed, you will never resolve your issues without the help/partnership of a good therapist. I determined that when I retired from my first career in the oil, gas and petro-chemical industry, I would retrain, switch profession and become a counsellor. Offering people like me, like you, the qualified help that either wasn’t then available or for which I was denied/not offered.

​It took about three years with the support of my wife before I got what I consider to be 100% well. I continued to work successfully on many big brown and greenfield site projects in the UK and overseas. I often thought about my ambition to be a therapist and at age fifty decided that if I was going to become that counsellor then I better start studying. Whilst trawling the internet I found a course in a therapy called hypnoanalysis being run by a guy called Rob Kelly of Cambridge. It appealed to me because of the Freudian free association aspect of it. I made my investment and commitment and studied hard at home and many courses mainly in Coventry, gained my diploma and set up my first office in Billingham, Cleveland. As part of my training I had to go through analysis myself which left me completely anxiety free. I now practice in Eston, Middlesbrough.

I am now a confident happy ambitious young old man and I am happy in the knowledge that I will never suffer from acute anxiety or any other mental disorder again and i want exactly the same for you. I have now helped many people with their issues and I want you to know that whatever your problem, I can help you resolve yours. I hope that you enjoy my website and allow me to help you become the person you would be without your anxiety/issues. ​

Phone Stephen TODAY on 07941326694

What We offer


Obsessesive Symptoms Weight Control Emetopobia Treatment
Stress and Anxiety Self Confidence Sex Problems
Irritable Bowel problems Social Problems Fears and Problems
Compulsive Symptoms Self Confidence Hypnotherapy and Analysis

Professional Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and pschotherapy in Middlesbrough Convenient for: Stockton-On-Tees, Hartlepool, Saltburn, Guisborough, Redcar, Yarm, Darlington, South Shields, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Darlington Peterlee and surrounding areas.