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Hypnotherapy, NLP Coaching and
Counselling - John Sammers

Expertise: Hypnotherapy, Master NLP Coach, Counselling, Trainer, Life & Business Coach

John Sammers has been a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP therapist and Counsellor for the past 9 years and in that time has helped hundreds of clients on a range of issues.

He has a unique set of skills and experiences, being a trained and experienced secondary school teacher, a parent plus, having worked in the creative arts for some 30 years, understands the ‘highly strung’ as well as those who have, what is sometimes referred to as, an addictive or compulsive personality.

Apart from the traditional therapy, coaching and counselling work John carries out to move clients to a better place, he has also developed Mind Massages - a new technique based on deep relaxation. This technique is fast, effective and completely non-intrusive. It is a joining of hypnotherapy and the Law of Attraction and leaves clients feeling as if their mind has had a soothing, nourishing and relaxing warm bath. These are 30minute sessions now available at The Happiness Centre for £45. An excellent way to try hypnotherapy if you're completely new to it.

Therapy Information

NLP, Coaching, Counselling and Hypnotherapy are effective tools for helping you achieve change. Insights are the basis for facilitating simple and sustainable changes of attitudes, emotions and behaviours at both the unconsious and conscious levels.

The process is one of listening at different levels for motivations, strengths, limiting beliefs and behaviours you wish to adjust. This assists you in understanding your sense of 'self', your mindset and how you are interacting with your relationships and environment.

It is a relaxing and enriching experience that creates gentle yet rapid changes for clients.

Counselling, NLP & Hypnotherapy can create sustained change in many emotional and physical conditions including:
Anger, Anxiety, Allergies, Blushing, Claustrophobia, Communicating Thoughts, Complexes, Confidence, Control Symptoms, Depression, Employment Stress, Exam Nerves, Feelings of Guilt, Frustration, Habits, Inferiority, Inhibitions, Insomnia, Memory, Nervousness, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Public Speaking, Relationships, Sexual Difficulties, Shyness, Smoking, Slimming, Stammering, Stress, Self Doubt, Self Esteem, Tension, Travel Fears

What can I expect in my first session?

The first session varies depending on the requirement of the client. Some clients come with a specific change they want to create, such as to relieve and resolve emotional distress, release a phobia, lose weight, stop smoking, create a more fulfilling relationship or make a significant change in their lifestyle, relationship situation professional life.

The number of sessions depends on the change desired and the readiness of the client to create the change.

NLP and Hypnotherapy are useful tools for creating rapid changes as they tap into the innate intelligence of the unconscious mind as a powerful resource of knowledge, truth, purpose, intentions and desires.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP is a set of tools and techniques for changing our perceptions, beliefs, behaviours and responses. An individual’s NLP knowledge and skills creates a wider choice of behaviours and responses, so that you can best choose your emotional state, managing the impact of any given event or situation. Also described as a 'communication psychology', NLP is essentially a study of how we know what we know.

"Neuro" refers to the nervous system - the brain, external senses and the rest of the body.
"Linguistic" refers to language and non-verbal communication.
“Programming" refers to the organisation and use of this information, contained both in the neurology and language.

NLP is often referred to as the manual for running our mind and emotions. The manual we would like to receive when we are born. Understanding how our neurology functions helps to create (or re-create) perceptions of experience and adjust our expectations of life. Imagine the empowerment of being able to observe, choose and adjust your everyday behaviours. Imagine what you could accomplish.

As much as 95% of our behaviour is patterned, programmed and therefore predictable. NLP is the study of these patterns and programmes, and is designed to add a wider range of behavioural choices to your life. You can learn to function at a level beyond pattern, the level where you develop the skill of developing skills and learning how to learn.


Hypnotherapy is a well-recognised healing state of mind, orginating from the Greek word 'sleep'. With eyes closed, clients experience a relaxed and safe way to indentify and develop meaningful alternatives to their present unsatisfactory ways of thinking, feeling or behaving, through a trance-like state.

Hypnotherapy enlists the power of the client’s own imagination and may utilise a wide range of techniques from story telling, metaphor or symbolism (judged to be meaningful to the individual client) to the use of direct suggestions for beneficial change.

Client Experiences

Self-confidence and inner strength

"I would definitely like to say that sessions with John helped me a lot in my busy life. I felt very alone and I was just drowning in all of it. John lifted me up, made me stronger and able to cope with everything. I realize what was stopping me and also accept things from my past etc. I would like to tell other people that it'd definitely worth the try for them and they will see the changes in their lives....really. Thank you very much for everything John."

Kelly L


Life coaching clarity

"I began my course of life coaching with John after getting to a point in my life where I wasn't sure what I wanted to do next. I'd had a strange year both career wise and emotionally and began the course with open eyes, not really knowing what to expect. With John's fantastic guidance and support, I managed to turn things around and now feel immensely positive for the future.

Having somebody pointing you in the right direction, listening to you and helping you achieve your goals is an amazing feeling, and I would recommend it to anyone!

I am now in the process of achieving the things I want and I have a more positive outlook on life. I felt a great amount of trust and respect from John and he encourages you to express yourself and teaches you to treat yourself with respect."

TJ D - London


Life-changing experience

"The expression "a life changing experience" is extremely over-used but I would say that my life has changed since I did a course with John Sammers.

I found him to be dedicated to us achieving my goals to the extent that he would remind, re-assure and guide me whenever I started to lose focus. The course was surprising, to say the least, and fascinating. People (who I have since referred to John) were asking me “What are you on?!” - “Why have you got such a spring in your step?”

I would have no hesitation in recommending John Sammers to other people."

David B

Overcoming phobias & fear

"To John: I just wanted to say thank you for helping me overcome my fear of spiders. There was a time when if I saw a spider I would freeze and start to panic but now I am very calm and even manage to dispose of them myself. You have made my life a lot happier not having to worry about spiders anymore. Thank you again."

Wendy M

Overcoming phobias & fear

"Dear John: I must write and congratulate you on the successful hypnotherapy session you gave me recently.

After suffering from a phobia about snakes and worms for as long as I can remember (to the extent of not being able to garden or go on a golf course if it was raining in case a worm was on the putting green!) I can now look at snakes wriggling without a qualm, get down to some serious gardening and enjoy my golf again. I can honestly say you have changed my life."

Barbara M

Stop smoking hypnotherapy

"Hi John: Dan's not smoked to date but the test is on he's off to tenerife. Funny he's convinced he just dont want a ciggy, but every now and then he spouts off how bad it is and how much money he's saving. Almost like he's brain washed !! ha ha .So fingers crossed, think yoiu did a great job..many thanks"

Victoria C

Controlling eating and weight loss hypnosis

Hi John: I thought it was time I gave you some feedback since my Hypnotherapy session with you some 10 days ago.

Somewhat to my surprise (given my relative scepticism), I have not once graced the fridge or the kitchen with a midnight visit since our session. My poor cats are somewhat annoyed with you because they are missing their extra treats to which they had grown accustomed – as one is also suffering from obesity, he should also be grateful for the change though he won’t admit it.

For the first couple nights, I still awoke with the distraction of lusting for one of my midnight snacks and credited your session as having strengthened my will-power sufficiently to be able to ward off my mouth watering fantasies. Since then, it seems that the seductive fantasies have themselves dissipated which I find almost unbelievable.

Now to ensure this translates to the desired weight loss alongside my effort to also maintain a better exercise regime

Thanks & Best Wishes"

Roger B

Self-confidence and esteem

"I have to say how much better I feel after each session. It is like my mind has been cleansed of all the bad stuff that was crowding it. I believe that I will just come on a regular basis from now on, like people go to the gym."

Gill H

Overcoming fears and panic attacks

"Dear John: It's very weird because I developed my fear over 10 years - and it got worse and worse. When you said it should only take a few sessions, I didn't totally believe you but was convinced by your sincerity and professionalism that you meant it. After only 2 sessions I have not only forgotten the fear, at times I forget that I even had it! I have paid for three sessions so will just keep one in the bank for now. Thanks so much!"

C Dunkley

Call 020 8749 3792 to book your hypnotherapy session or email info @ thehappinesscentre.com
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Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm
Sunday 3pm - 7pm

Initial Sessions 90mins £125
Follow-On Sessions 60mins £90

NLP Coaching or Counselling
Initial Sessions 75mins £110
Follow-On Sessions 60mins £90

[Packages available for multiple

Stop Smoking Package
£225 all-inclusive package with
2.5hour intensive Stop Smoking Hypnosis session, support CD, handbook and 12month guarantee.

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To book call 020 8749 3792

info@ thehappinesscentre.com


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