About Emma

Dr Emma Rae Rhead. Medical Hypnotherapist and Hypno-Psychotherapist

Emma has more than 25 years clinical experience helping others overcome life's most challenging issues and she can help you too.

As a Hypnotherapist who is also a Qualified Medical Doctor, she manages a successful private practice providing professional, integated hypnotherapy and psychotherapy services to clients throughout the UK and internationally.  Her established practice receives regular referral from NHS Doctors,  Hospital Consultants, GPs and other health professionals.

Dr Rhead is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine where she has serves as an Elected Member of the Council for their Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section.

Dr Rhead is a compassionate dynamic interventional practitioner experienced in Hypnotherapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Hypno-Psychotherapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Inner Child Therapy, Counselling, Stress Management, Body-Mind Therapies,Health Coaching, Holistic Chronic Disease Management, Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation.

Her post-graduate therapeutic education includes training with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (who provide training equivalent to Masters level, and are one of the longest established schools of Hypnotherapy / Hypno-Psychotherapy in the UK and a recognised centre of excellence accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)), the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy and the American School of Clinical Hypnosis

Emma is one of only a few hypnotherapists in the UK to have been awarded the European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis which is a life award recognising substantial (over 1200 hours) training and experience in the art and science of Hypno-Psychotherapy.

She is a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) which is a professional organisation exclusively registering doctors, dentists, psychologists and other health professionals who are specifically  trained in the use of clinical hypnosis for medical conditions.

Emma is a Senior Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the National Council of Psychotherapists and the National Society of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness.

Qualifying as a medical doctor in 1994 (University of Liverpool), Dr Rhead has over a decades experience as a NHS medical doctor working predominantly within hospital medicine, where she achieved post-graduate qualifications with the Royal College of Physicians. She has worked as a doctor in Neurology at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, which is one of the leading centres for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pain Management in the country.

During her medical career, Emma has undertaken Ph.D level Research in Human Cell Biology at the University of Liverpool, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Foundation, investigating how human cells signal to each other. As a professional Medical Cell Biologist with special expertise in the pathology and pathophysiology of disease, Dr Rhead maintains her Membership of the Royal Society of Biology.



  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section Member)
  • Elected Member of Council of Hypnosis Section of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • General Medical Council (Fully Registered Medical Doctor)
  • Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC)
  • National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness (NSHPM)
  • British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)
  • Senior Practitioner General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (SQHP)
  • Senior Practitioner General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
  • National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • The International Society of Paediatric Hypnotherapists (TISPH)
  • United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice (UKASFP)
  • European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy (EAHP)
  • National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT)
  • Mindfulness Association (MA)
  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)(Hatha Yoga and Meditation)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology

EDUCATION (relevant)

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Commendation (M.B.Ch.B) (University of Liverpool 1994)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Medical Cell Biology (B.Sc.Hons) (Univ. of Liverpool 1991)
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Distinction (Dip.Clin.Hyp)
  • Diploma in Ericksonian Hypno-Psychotherapy (DEHP)
  • Diploma in Paediatric Hypnotherapy (Dip. Hyp (Paediatrics)
  • European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis (ECCH)
  • Advanced Clinical Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Stress Management
  • Hypnosis Pain Management Specialist Practitioner
  • VTCT Level 3 Diplomas in Complementary Therapies
  • Person-Centred Counselling
  • Smoking Cessation Specialist Practitioner
  • Certified 'Hypnotension' Practitioner
  • Coaching
  • Meditation Teacher
  • Qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher)

If you have any questions about Dr Rhead or her Chester Hypnotherapy Practice, please don't hesitate to contact her to discuss.


Dr Emma Rae Rhead Hypnotherapy
Safe, Effective Specialist Hypnotherapy with a Qualified Medical Doctor
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine)
Hypnotherapy Chester, Hypnotherapy Liverpool, Hypnotherapy Harley Street London