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Welcome to Positive Outlook Hypnotherapy

Hi, my name is Carl and I am a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist. I specialise in helping people to overcome stress and anxiety. 

 I'm here to help you focus on the positives and feel good about the road ahead. I'm easy going, approachable and keen to help you out of your dark places.

I use solution focused hypnotherapy to find the best solution for you: to eliminate your fears of anxiety, depression, or any phobias you may have.

Many suffer for a long time before seeking help, either because GP waiting lists are so long or because they don't realise the effectiveness of treatments like hypnotherapy. I'm here to help you now so you move forward with your life.

Solution focused hypnotherapy is a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and hypnosis. I am focused on helping individuals to heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. My promise is to be there for you every step of your journey.

Areas of special interest and experience include:

  • Anxiety & depression

My background was in the Armed Forces. When I finished my Royal Navy service in the late 90's I felt like a square peg in a round hole. Civilian life was very difficult to adjust to,  and I started to suffer with anxiety. My GP referred me for counselling sessions, but these were not very effective for me. There wasn't much help back then for ex-service people, so I decided to undertake my own research. One afternoon I read an article online written by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg- who are solution focused hypnotherapists in the USA. I decided to try hypnotherapy myself, at my own expense,  and after my first session felt instantly much calmer! 

My further research into anxiety, phobias and depression encouraged me to become a therapist myself. I enrolled with the Clifton Practice Bristol- the gold standard of hypnotherapy training-and re-trained to become a Solution focused hypnotherapist.

My training was intense, it deepened my knowledge, I finally understood how the mind worked - which was a revelation to me. I've never looked back since, it's been a great journey.  I am very empathetic, focused, and dedicated to helping people become the very best versions of themselves. 


My job is extremely rewarding when I witness the change in my clients quickly. My motivation is for my clients to feel self worth, to have self confidence, and to move forward with their lives. Solution focused hypnotherapy is positive, uplifting and relaxing!


If you are interested in changing your life for the better and knocking your anxiety and fear on the head for good get in touch. I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation or zoom (if you prefer).

Carl Andrew McKay 



Positive Outlook Hypnotherapy

Areas of Hypnotherapy I deal with:

Driving nerves- Depression - Eating problems - Exam stress -Fear of flying -Food addiction - Irritable bowel syndrome- Low self-confidence - Low self-esteem- Panic attacks - Phobias - PTSD - Public speaking- Quit smoking -Relationship issues- Sleep problems -Sports performance- Stress -Weight loss. 

Call now: 07380253063 for a Free telephone consultation 

Therapy room Aughton

LGBTQ Friendly. 

Benefits of Hypnotherapy:

Relieve tension and enjoy a calmer more relaxed mind and body in all situations. Enjoy a deeper, more peaceful and rejuvenating night's sleep. Have more clarity and focus in daily activities. Reduce stress. Be more confident, energised and positive in social and professional situations. Improve relationships and enjoy deeper more harmonious human connections. Stop cycles of negative thoughts, fear and worry from clouding your mind and stealing your energy. Help you better deal with stressful or difficult situations. 

"Quiet the mind and the soul will speak"