Hi, I’m Paddy O’Rourke DSFH, HPD


“Change comes from within” is a philosophy I firmly believe in. My journey to become a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist is based on my life-long notion of helping people and to develop positive change in their lives.

My Background

My working life started in the Armed Forces and I have been privileged to serve in both the Royal Air Force and the Army, completing over 30 years of service. This varied career involved both combat and medical roles and took me to many parts of the world. Following my time with the military, I re-trained and worked as an NHS Paramedic for several years, whilst simultaneously developing and successfully running my own medical training company. In all parts of my professional life, I have been involved with stressful and challenging situations; with me leading either teams or on a one-to-one basis, to overcome obstacles to achieve positive outcomes. I feel my life experiences bring valuable insight, skills and an understanding that I now use to help others as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

On a personal level, as a result of my careers and life in general, I have experienced traumas and stresses along the way. There have been occasions where I too have needed a helping hand to make changes and to resolve issues. It was during these times that I discovered the invaluable benefits, and relief, that hypnotherapy brought. I was also encouraged by several friends, who saw something innate in me, that I was sensitive to the ‘need for help’ in others, which I just took for granted. With my life experiences, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy gives me a clear structure to facilitate positive changes, once this ‘need’ has been identified.

I am now a professional Solution Focused Hypnotherapist

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based in Hereford, I completed my training with the distinguished Clifton Practice of Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) in Bristol. This School was established by the renowned clinical Hypnotherapist David Newton in 2002. By training there I gained the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and the Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD) through the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH). I am registered with the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the NCH, the UK’s leading not-for-profit Hypnotherapy Professional Association. As a member, I work within their professional code of conduct and, as you would expect, I hold professional insurance and a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check to the enhanced level.

With my life experience and professional qualifications, it means you can be assured of professional, empathetic, discreet and safe therapy, to make that “Change from within”.