Graham Williams

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CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Supervisn
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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Graham. I am proud to be able to share positive 'Testimonials' from many people who have used my services - see 'Further Information' below.

Of course, it is 'horses for courses', so I offer a Free, 30 minute, no obligation, intitial conversation, to see if my services are for you.

I have worked in mental health for over 20 years, and was an NHS therapist, and clinical supervisor, for 14 years. I have had the privilege of seeing many, many people's lives change, as a result of them actively engaging in the therapeutic process.

Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes we need a hand to get through. If you are struggling, for example, in some of these areas, I can help you:

  • Stress, Anxiety, Fears or Phobias
  • Low mood and not enjoying life
  • Confidence or Self Esteem
  • Sleep
  • Performance anxiety
  • Procrastination or Motivation
  •  Limiting Beliefs
  • Traumatic experiences

If what you want to work on is not on the list, I get it, because things do not always fit into definable 'boxes'. So, please get in touch and we can have a free, 30 minutes, conversation, to see if I can help.

People say they find me easy to talk to, open minded, calm, skilled and experienced: You can see some of the testimonials, from people who have used my services, in the 'Further Information' section - below.

I offer a range of services:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Threapy (MBCT, MBSR and MBCT-L)
  • Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Elite Mentorship Forum (EMF) and other personal development programmes

I invite you to contact me for a FREE, 30 minute, no-obligation, conversation.

'A new future is always available' - (Peter Sage)

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked for not-for-profit services (e.g. service user led mental health, counselling, crisis support, and community support), an NHS occupational counselling service,  and recently, in NHS psychological therapy services, for 14 years.


MA and Diploma in Social Work (2001) 
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (2002)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (2011)                                      (BABCP Fully accredited CBT therapist - since 2011)
Mindfulness Based Approaches (MBCT, MBCT-L, MBSR) (since 2014)            (MBCT - Oxford Mindfulness Centre certificate of competence to teach 2019)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) (2018)                   (EMDR Association accredited EMDR Practitioner)
Clinical Hypnosis Foundation Training (with BSCAH) (2021)
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (2022)

Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma, from the National Council for Hypnotherapy ('Gold Standard' accreditated qualification) (2022)

I also have qualifications in:

Clinical Supervision (CBT and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Long Term Health Conditions

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Elite Mentorship Trainer (Certified) (with Peter Sage - 2022)

I have had training / coaching in:

Memory Reconsolidation (with Alun Parry) (2021)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a Free, 30 minute, no obligation, intitial conversation, to see if my services are for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I am down to earth, open minded, and professional.


I am so pleased that my service is helping people to get positive results. Here is what some people have said:

I found my sessions with Graham extremely helpful. Graham is a calm and thoughtful practitioner and I felt comfortable working with him.

I enjoyed practicing thinking differently and recalling the positives that had happened in my week. It was great to take some time out of my week, to just pause and feel energised with a guided practice.    Julie V

Graham has a gentle, unassuming presence that is calming and grounding. Really valuable sessions. Thank you.   Laura P

Graham is a skilled and experienced practitioner of hypnotherapy. He can support you to make life changes, using effective techniques, that bring to bear your own deep knowledge and wisdom to create effective solutions.    Cheryl

I have received a great and really transforming experience . Graham has helped me to work on a specific area I’ve wanted to try and find a solution to for many years .

His friendly approach , his knowledge about the brain and the research supporting his practice is brilliant. The time has been invaluable , the skills and knowledge Graham shares is incredibly helpful and the resource given to maintain the practice of hypnosis is superb. I’m grateful for Graham’s patience, his skills, his knowledge and his kindness . I would highly recommend working with Graham and will now continue the practices I have learned with him. Please do take the opportunity should you be thinking of trying this work .

Sincerely, thank you so much Graham.   Gill H

I urge anyone to give Graham and hypnotherapy a try. Graham is friendly and approachable. I felt at ease whilst working with him and our work together was discussed and planned. I would recommend people I know to Graham, if they are looking at trying hypnotherapy, and I certainly would work with Graham again in future if needed.    Sally L

Hi Graham, sorry for late response, but did think I would leave contact with you until I could tell you I am a non smoker. Still coming on five weeks now... Thank you for your help, it definitely made a difference in my attitude towards smoking, and I definitely feel the difference in my wellbeing ,thanks again and hope you continue to help others.   Paul B 

I’ve been so grateful Graham for your help and guidance over the last few months- and I know all you have taught me through hypnotherapy will stay with me for the rest of my days.  It’s been so enlightening and given me hope (that I had lost) for a much better, fulfilling and happy life.

I’m definitely, if not the best, then a much better version of myself- and because of you.  Keep doing what you are doing, whoever you help going forward will have a much enriched life because you have been in it.

Thank you so much Graham, you are a fantastic therapist.  Onwards and upwards for me now, all thanks to you. Take good care, and all my gratitude for helping me find me again. Love and respect.   Kay  D

Graham was really helpful and very good at speaking face to face. He is very confident at what he does in the therapy sessions. I enjoyed listening to his description of the brain and how it works, as there is more to anxiety and depression than I thought, so that gave me really good knowledge, from all the sessions I had. I felt it had done me good, and had helped me to not worry as much, and not be as negative and to look at things from a different prospective. Graham helped me achieve this and I had a great experience, and I do recommend Graham to help other people with their problems. The hypnotherapy sessions do make you think more positive.   Jennifer M 

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M18

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme



I offer clinical supervision - CBT

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Graham Williams
Graham Williams