We are highly-qualified Clinical Hypnotherapists and Solution Focused Psychotherapists with The Penarth Practice.
The effectiveness of our work is part of an international research programme measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapists, and our results are outstanding. Coverage of this success in The Penarth Times hailed us as "Among the World's top performers"!
We harness the best aspects of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), Mindfulness, SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and the very latest Neuroscience backed by more than 25 years of solid teaching experience.
As specialist consultant teachers, we offer unique insights into ‘mind matters’, behavioural issues, teaching and learning practices and cutting edge techniques to empower people to live and learn positively.
Gareth excelled at sport, and had what was then the equivalent of a Welsh Schools Trial at Rugby, playing in a series of regional heats.
Enfys was a youth competition swimmer and later became a professional actress, singer and dancer, instrumental in the development of Contemporary Dance in Wales.
We have been featured in Hypnotherapy Today, the specialist magazine for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. The front page of the Winter 2016 Edition called us "Trailblazing Pioneers" referring to our participation in the innovative and pioneering research.
We are both DBS / CRB checked and fully insured.
Gareth and Enfys completed the specialist Clinical Hypnotherapy & Solution Focused Psychotherapy for Sports & Performance course at the world-renowned centre of excellence The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training College in Bristol!
The course was delivered by Glenn Catley (pictured right) DHP, HPD, MNCH, AFSFH Lic who himself harnessed the power of Clinical Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance to become WBC Super Middleweight Champion of the World against all the odds (a real-life classic “Rocky” story), along with the eminent David Newton DHP, FAPHP, MNCH, MNCP, SHS, SQHP, Sup Hyp – the man who gave Glenn the Hypnotherapy that created his confidence, sharpened his focus and enhanced his skills to take him to the top of his sporting tree!
His professional boxing career began on May 27th, 1993, when he beat Rick North on a unanimous decision in his hometown of Bristol.
Within his first year, Catley had notched up 7 straight wins and was given the opportunity in November 1994 to compete against iconic British Boxing Legend – Kirkland Laing. Glenn stopped Laing within 5 rounds which elevated him up through the British Rankings and a step closer to his first goal within the paid ranks of becoming a British Champion.
The next three years would see him develop as a recognisable charismatic figure on the British Boxing scene and on January 10th 1998 Catley had positioned himself as the Mandatory Challenger to face long-standing British Middleweight Champion Neville Brown.
After eight compelling rounds, Brown failed to come out for the 9th round and Glenn was declared the winner and British Middleweight Champion. The explosive fight was noted as being one of the best British Championship fights ever to be screened on Sky Sports.
In the same year, Glenn was unexpectedly given the opportunity to contest for the WBC Super Middleweight World Championship with only 11 days’ notice against fellow Brit Richie Woodhall. Glenn lost to a 12 round controversial decision, which was noted from media and boxing critics alike as being a complete travesty of justice for British Boxing.
This controversial loss enabled Glenn to gain in defeat and positioned him to fight Eric Lucas for the WBC Super Middleweight Final Eliminator. The fight took place in Montreal on December 10th 1999, where Glenn stopped Lucas in the 12th and final round to secure his position as the WBC Super Middleweight Mandatory Challenger and challenger to new Champion Marcus Bayer.
Catley’s second opportunity for World title success came on May 5th, 2000. He left nothing to chance and again relieved the judges from determining their decision as Glenn knocked out Bayer in the 12th and final round to become the WBC Super Middleweight Champion of the World.
“Soon after turning Pro, I was invited to spar with the legendary Irish boxer and world champ, Steve Collins,” said Glenn. “He was using Hypnotherapy long before most others in boxing or other sports were aware of the potential and I could see there was something in it as he was impenetrable when he was ‘in the zone’ and I knew then that I should try it for myself!” he added.
“When I had a chance at the British Middleweight Championship, I looked up Hypnotherapy in The Yellow Pages and I chose who I now know to be the very best to help me - David Newton from The Clifton Practice. I’ve never looked back since! Hypnotherapy gave me a whole new level of awareness and focus, it sharpened specific skills and for each fight, I created new in-fight strategies and post-event visualisations that meant, by the time I got in the ring, it was a done deal that I would leave the winner!”
“I now teach Clinical Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance and what Gareth and Enfys have learned is unique and very powerful. It’s a combination of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, with elements of the very latest cutting-edge Solution Focused Brief Therapy and I can wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone in Sport, whether you perform by yourself or in a team. This will help you achieve your goals!”