Dr Phil Erwin



Member of the Guild of Smoking Cessation Specialists and Therapists

Quit Smoking Hypnotherapy

I am a Doctor and Professor of Psychology and have been a professional Psychologist for over thirty years.  I have practised, taught and researched at a number of  British universities, and published several books and numerous research articles.  I have presented my research at national and international conferences and have appeared on television and radio.  My work has featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles.


My approach to hypnotherapy is client centred and as such acknowledges and values each client's individuality and recognises their unique therapeutic needs.  Combining traditional and cutting-edge hypnotherapy protocols, each session of quit smoking hypnotherapy  is designed uniquely and specifically for an individual client.


I am a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist (GHR) and Certified Conversational Hypnotherapist (IAPCH).  I am also a Certified NLP Master Practitioner (NLP is often used in conjunction with hypnosis in modern hypnotherapy).  My professional background and experience enables me to keep informed and understand at a deep level the relevant psychological research on hypnotherapy to stop smoking.   Consequently my clients can be assured of getting the maximum effectiveness in their session of hypnotherapy to quit smoking.  


As a professional psychologist and hypnotherapist I seek to uphold the highest standards of conduct and ethics in my practice.  All clients are treated positively and with respect.  All consultations are totally confidential.  I aim to serve Southport, Formby Ormskirk, Crosby, Maghull and surrounding areas, though I do have clients coming from considerably further afield.

My Mini-Biography

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University Awards:


BSc (Hons) Psychology.  North East London Polytechnic (Now University of East London).


Doctorate in Psychology (PhD). University of York.


Diploma in Advanced Study in Guidance and Counselling in Education (Distinction).  Manchester University.


Professorship in Psychology.  Edge Hill University.


Professional Awards:


Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis


Certified Conversational Hypnotherapist


Certified NLP Master Practitioner


General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP)


Registered Hypnotherapist (GHR)


Certificate in IBS (TGOM)


Certified Life Coach

My Qualifications