Gareth Strangemore-Jones: Integrative Psychotherapist, Penarth, CF64
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Gareth Strangemore-Jones

Integrative psychotherapist
Penarth CF64
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About Me

Clinically-proven Psychotherapy - clients improve by an average of 144% across 7 key areas of their lives (Thoughts, Actions, Interactions, Confidence, Resources & Strengths, Achievements, Overall Happiness).

Many therapists have glowing testimonials, few can back it up with international research proving their effectiveness!

I have both. The CORP Research Programme was developed at Plymouth Marjon University. I joined the programme back in 2015 and I can show and tell you more about my results in the Initial Consultation.

I am a Clinical Psychotherapist, Consultant Medical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher & Therapeutic Life Coach with more than 20 years of experience in Health & Wellbeing.

I practise Integrative Psychotherapy Techniques to deliver effective mental health support to clients of all ages. I help people with Stress, Anxiety, Depression and other mental health issues and life challenges.

I have delivered specialist mental health projects for NHS Wales, The Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff Council, Cardiff Education Authority, Cardiff Harbour Authority, Rumney Primary School, Age Concern, Penarth Ageing Well Club, UNISON The Union, and many Corporate Workplace Wellbeing schemes.

I volunteered for a year at Marie Curie Cancer Care Home in Penarth, providing Clinical Psychotherapy & Medical Hypnotherapy working with patients receiving Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and Palliative Care.

Since 2015, I have worked successfully with clients using Skype, Zoom, secure consulting video-links and by telephone. I offer full confidentiality whether working by name or anonymously.

I am DBS-CRB cleared to work with children and vulnerable adults.

I believe I have the right balance of empathy, understanding and professionalism to assist people compassionately.

This is not just therapy – this is brain training and life coaching.
We go beyond solving current and historic issues. This becomes a Solution Focused Toolkit for Life!

I help people build resilient emotional wellbeing as well as to set, to work towards and to achieve their worthwhile ambitions and achievable life goals.

I have extensive clinical experience in working with people with early-onset Alzheimer's and Dementia, being part of an International Research Project into how Medical Hypnotherapy can help them in 13 key aspects of life. I have also worked with cancer patients undergoing Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Palliative Care.

We can't promise to cure cancer, but we can help with the Stress, Anxiety and Depression associated with it. This boosts the person's Psychoneuroimmunology, which means they get more bang for their buck from the medications and treatments they are receiving.

I now harness and utilise all these diverse life experiences and skills in my work as a therapist. I am passionate about providing a highly bespoke service for all my clients. If neuroscience is an individual’s preference then I gear the sessions into this area or if a person prefers a more spiritual approach, I can adapt to this way of communication.

So...I can help you to free yourself from Stress, Anxiety and Depression the natural way. Learn how to get on track and stay on track with a solution focused toolkit for life! I can help you resolve mental health issues, overcome life challenges and achieve your goals.



My Online Clinic is open Monday to Friday.

Choose a time convenient for you.

Book a session.  

You’ll receive a confirmation email.

You don’t need to leave your own home.  

At the appointment time, just click the link we email and you’re in!



The first session is an Initial Consultation, where I will take notes that include what issues or challenges are being experienced and what goals you’d like to achieve along with some medical details and other relevant information.  I will then explain how the brain works and how these issues arise and, most importantly, what can be done. You will very quickly learn how you can get on track and stay on track. Ongoing sessions are a combination of talking therapies, relaxation and guided visualisation according to your needs and choices.



According to your needs and wishes, I offer an integrative programme of
- Mental Health First Aid
- Counselling Skills
- Clinical Psychotherapy
- SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Advanced Medical Hypnotherapy
- NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
- Forensic Mental Health Support
- Solution Focused Mindfulness
- Mentoring & Life Coaching
- Education & Corporate Training
- Brain Training for Sport & Performance
- The latest research-based and clinically-proven Neuroscience



- Stress

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Relaxation

- Health Anxiety

- Smoking Cessation

- Weight Control

- Anorexia, Bulimia and Eating Disorders

- IBS and Digestion Problems

- Grief and Bereavement

- Alzheimer’s and Dementia

- MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)

- Concentration and Memory

- Confidence and Self Esteem

- Public Speaking

- Motivation and Inspiration

- Sport Performance

- Stage and Screen Performance

- Academic Performance

- Writing and Creative Block

- Migraines and Headaches

- Pain Management

- Fibromyalgia Syndrome

- Fatigue and Exhaustion

- Blood Pressure

- Workplace Stress

- Insomnia and Sleep Issues

- Self Esteem

- Child and Teen Issues

- Student & Exam Stress

- Phobias & Fears

- Driving Anxiety

- OCD and Compulsions

- Obsessive Thinking and Paranoia

- Panic Attacks and Nerves

- Nightmares and Flashbacks

- PTSD and Other Trauma

- Eczema, Psoriasis and Skin Issues

- Anger Management

- Road Rage

- Addictions and Detox

- Relationship Difficulties

- Sexual Problems

- Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth Solution Focused Hypnobirthing

- Post Natal Depression

- Menopause and Perimenopause Symptoms

- Post Operation Recovery

- Cancer (Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Support)

- Cancer (Palliative Care)

- Life Coaching and Manifestation

- Many other issues and challenges


Gareth Strangemore-Jones




Natural Brain Chemistry Creating Positive Change



“Intelligent Optimist of The Year” (Ode Magazine)
“Trailblazing Pioneer” (Hypnotherapy Today) 
“Among the World’s Top Performers” (Newsquest)
“We won our World Record with Gareth’s Brain Training!” (Guy Rigby, Cross Atlantic Rower)
“Gareth helped me win my three championships!” (Monique Colman, BNBF National Champion)
“Outstanding contribution to the community” (Cancer Research Wales)
“Best Community Outreach” (Zokit Business Awards 2017)
“Best Online Wellbeing Clinic - Wales” (SME News UK Enterprise Awards 2022)
“To perform at this level so consistently takes knowledge, effort, stamina and grace!” (South Wales Health & Care Awards 2022)



“This has been a wonderful experience for me. Through their enthusiastic and skilled approach, Alchemy Hypnotherapy has helped me manage anxiety and negative thoughts after a spell of serious illness and resulting treatments. I am more relaxed, sociable and confident. I also have more insight and clarity about my personal and professional goals. Thank you Alchemy Hypnotherapy for a very bespoke and positive experience!” (CW, January 2020)

“From my first session, I was aware that this would be something I'd never experienced in my life. It was the best decision I'd ever made. From being in the darkest place to coming out of the Hypnotherapy a new person, a better person, it makes me so happy to feel like me again. Thank you Alchemy Hypnotherapy for everything you've done for me!” (LS, December 2019)

“Alchemy Hypnotherapy has changed my life for the better. I am so grateful for the amazing help I received at a dark time in my life and I've gone from strength to strength since. Highly recommended team of warm and professional people who can actually help with issues holding you back in life.” (JD, October 2019)

“My son started seeing Alchemy Hypnotherapy due to ongoing issues with peers at school as well as anger issues. We have seen a complete change in our son who is getting along better with peers and teachers in school and his school work has drastically improved as well. We have seen a long-lasting improvement in our son's mental wellbeing as we haven't been for nearly a year but my son is still doing great, all thanks to the hard work and persistence from Alchemy Hypnotherapy. Couldn't thank them enough!!” (LiW, October 2019)

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Alchemy Hypnotherapy
6 Rowan Close
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 5BU


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Couple relationships
Family issues
Cancer/serious illness
Panic attacks

Therapy offered

By phone
On video
By email

Client groups




1:1 Online £90 for 50 minutes

There is a 48-hour cancellation policy as there are limited slots available.

Training and qualifications

MNFA Mental Health First Aid, Cardiff MIND (Sept 2023)


Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy (NCFE Level 5), CPHT College (Jan 2016 – Oct 2018)

Specialist modules in Psychotherapy, Working With Children & Young People, Mindfulness and Acceptance- Based Strategies, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for Fertility, Hypnobirthing & Self Hypnosis for Childbirth, Neuroscience (Understanding how the mind works), Neuroscience and Obesity, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Neuroplasticity & Psychoneuroimmunology.

Diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy, CPHT College (Jan 2017 – Oct 2017)

Specialist modules in Working with Chronic & Incurable Illnesses, Chemotherapy Support, Emetophobia, Self Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management, Phobia of Needles or Medical Devices, Palliative Care & Bereavement, Introduction to EEG & Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Hospitals & Medical Environments.

Diploma Hypnotherapy Practice (NCH Ratified, NCFE Level 4), CPHT College (Jan 2015 – Oct 2015)

Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (NCFE Level 4), CPHT College (Jan 2015 – Oct 2015) 

PGCE (FE) Parts I & II Teacher Training, Cardiff University (Sept 1995 – Jun 1996)
NCTJ Journalism, Stradbroke College & Sheffield University (Sept 1989 – Jun 1990) Journalism & Public Relations
Cardiff Council CPA-MSC (Distinction) (Sept 1988 – Jun 1989)

Business Studies & Business Administration, Sheffield City Polytechnic (Sept 1984 – Jun 1985)
10 O Levels & 3 A Levels, St Cyres Comprehensive School, Penarth (1982 – 1984)

* Plus dozens of CPDs

I am professionally registered with

– Welldoing (NHS Choices)

– CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)

– UK Government Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register 

– NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy)

– AfSFH (Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy)



- Co-Founder and Director of Alchemy Hypnotherapy

- Consultant Medical Hypnotherapist and Clinical Solution Focused Psychotherapist

- Recognised by NHS Choices, The BMA (British Medical Association), The BPS (British Psychological Society) and The Professional Standards Authority

- Trained at The Clifton Practice with the eminent David Newton and Susan Rodrigues

- Guest speaker with David Newton at The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) Annual Conference 2018

- Co-Founder / Director of The Penarth Practice

- Co-founder / Director of Lightbulb Solutions Group (Sport Performance, Education, Training and Transformation: Presentations, Speaking and Seminars)

- Medical Hypnotherapy for Cancer Patients, Marie Curie

- Winner of Zokit Business Awards (2017) for “Outstanding Contribution to Community”

- Special Commendation from Cancer Research Wales

- Reiki Master / Quantum Healing Master / Other Holistic Therapies

- Marketing, PR, Communications and Event Consultant (Quantum Communications)

- Author, Journalist and Broadcaster (Worldshift Media)

- Teacher (Schools, Neath College, Cardiff University, Brunel University)

- Founder, Fundraiser, Trustee (Tsunami Relief, Ecoshelter)

- Winner of “Intelligent Optimist of the Year” (ODE Magazine)


Verified professional membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC: Hypnotherapy) National Council for Hypnotherapy Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

My articles

Online Therapy vs In-Person: What Will Mental Health Support Look Like After Lockdown?

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that clients have had to see...
Gareth Strangemore-Jones