About Me


Stephen Kelsey BSc(Hons)Psy, MBPsS DoN, HPD

The letters after my name stand for:

I hold an honours degree in Psychology
Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS), the premier society of psychologists in Britain. Membership of BPS signifies that I have an upper class degree from an accredited university which has been verified, as has my background.
The Division of Neuropsychology - I am a member of the BPS Neuropsychology section.
(Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma). The HPD is the first nationally accredited hypnotherapy qualification and is externally validated by the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the NCFE, an independent accrediting body.


Stephen Kelsey, a hypnotherapist trained in psychology based in essex in the uk

I am a father of two girls, now in their 20s, and a grandfather of two small boys. I have been both happily married and subsequently divorced.

I was a Senior Police Officer in London for 30 years, during which time I dealt with many people who needed my help. Over time, it became increasingly apparent to me that many of the issues I was handling had their roots in psychology. Therefore, fifteen years ago, I began a serious study of the subject, reading many hundreds of books, culminating in my decision to take a degree in the subject.

I have suffered from 'post-traumatic stress disorder'(policing can be emotionally very hard) and I have also been overweight. In short, like you (whatever age you are), I have lived and experienced the difficulties of life, the benefit of these experiences is that I am far less judgemental than I was as a younger man. I now know we all have times in life when things don't go well for us, but I also know that things can change for the better.