Hi. I’m Paul Gibson and it’s a privilege to be a part of the team here at Zoë Clews & Associates.
My background is in therapy and medical practice and I’m absolutely passionate about what I do. As it says at the top of the page here, my area of expertise is medical hypnosis, sports performance and eating disorders. In short, what that means is that I use the medical knowledge and skills I gained as an experienced dermatology nurse to inform the way therapy can help alleviate common (and not so common) problems.
There’s extensive research to show a clear emotional link to conditions like eczema, IBS, psoriasis, alopecia, allergies and Fibromyalgia. Much of my work – both as a practising therapist and as a visiting lecturer – is to tackle the emotional factors that often trigger those conditions and I’ve seen my clients enjoy tremendous success in their treatment as a result.
For me, my work is all about you, the patient – so I’m always reluctant to talk too much about myself. But I’m a great believer in continuous learning. I have diplomas in, among many others, Psychology, Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, medical hypnosis, sports hypnosis and the neuroscientific method of Havening and my training has taken me all over the world, learning from some of the world’s best practitioners.
As a sports performance specialist I’ve worked with athletes to help them gain edge over their competition as well as perform optimally. The greatest athletes in the world are at the top of their game because they have the intense focus necessary to succeed. Hypnosis can give an athlete that edge, as well as help them overcome performance anxiety or pre-game jitters. And it’s not just the professionals who can benefit, either – I also really enjoy working with people who enjoy sport as a hobby and are looking to enhance their experience and enjoyment.
Hypnotherapy for eating disorders is a very powerful intervention. I have seen many clients overcome anorexia, bulimia and binge eating by looking at and changing the internal thought / emotional processes that govern the behaviour.
I also treat people with addictions and work with clients to help them realise that addiction isn’t a prison from which there is no escape – that freedom is actually within reach
I believe most of the difficulties we experience are outside of our conscious control and that the real power comes from our subconscious mind. Most therapies around today focus on the conscious mind for change but using hypnosis we can focus on the real issues in the subconscious and allow you to be the person you deserve to be, not a creation from the past, but your choice for the future.
I’d love to hear from you to talk about how I can help you to move forward in your life!