Ian Guest is a trained anxiety coach & hypnotherapist

Welcome To Wigan Anxiety Centre

I’m Ian Guest, an anxiety coach in Wigan, Greater Manchester, and I’m passionate about helping clients to overcome their stress, anxiety, worries and fears. 

We all struggle with challenges and feel overwhelmed at times, but when our emotions stop us from living the life that we want, it is time to make a change. Since you have found yourself here, my guess is that you are looking for anxiety treatment for yourself or someone you care about.

Making the initial decision to address your mental health can be challenging and it takes real bravery to face your problems head-on, so well done.

My job is to create an environment where you feel safe and happy to work with me. Our work will be a collaborative process, so I won’t be telling you what to do. We’ll work together as a team and finding out what works for you. On the way, you’ll be learning new skills so that you can handle difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively.

My experience of working with clients has allowed me to develop a new and effective treatment called Hypno-ACT (®). It combines the best of hypnosis, mindfulness and CBT, and is based on the most current research on dealing with anxiety attacks, panic attacks, phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, irritable bowel syndrome and social anxiety.


Ian Guest, anxiety coach and qualified hypnotherapist is with a client. She is comfortable and relaxed telling Ian about her anxiety and stress.

Personalised Treatment

All treatments are personalised to your needs. Tailored sessions are created based on your goals.

  • 1-1 sessions
  • Initial assessments to identify issues & strengths
  • Full case notes taken and goals identified
  • Progress reviewed throughout treatment
  • Your ideas and suggestions included in hypnotherapy sessions
  • Hypnotherapy sessions recorded for you to use at home
  • Daytime, evening & weekend sessions available
Ian Guest, anxiety coach, is sat in his office talking to a client.He is is explaining how a client can use hypnosis and mindfulness to help with stress and anxiety.

Safe, Natural & Effective Techniques

All techniques are evidence-based and proven to be effective, including hypnotherapy and mindfulness & CBT.

  • Techniques taken from evidence-based practices such as ACT, hypnotherapy & CBT
  • Handouts given with extra information
  • Homework tasks to complete
  • Email support offered
  • Fully qualified hypnotherapist
  • Fully insured hypnotherapist
A client is sitting with her eyes closed. She is enjoying learning how to follow a mindfulness meditation.

Develop New Skills

Apply what you have learnt in your sessions into your daily life.

  • Learn self-hypnosis
  • Discover how to use mindfulness
  • Apply new problem solving skills
  • Practice strategies for dealing with worry
  • Think about your thoughts in a new way
  • Enjoy relaxation techniques
  • Stop getting fused to thoughts and feelings
  • Practise gratitude and self-compassion to improve your well-being

What is Hypno-ACT®?

Hypno-ACT combines the best of four evidence-based treatments; hypnosis, acceptance & commitment therapy, CBT & EMDR.

Research into the benefits of hypnosis goes back over 150 years ago. It is a natural, safe and effective treatment that involves helping you to create a deep state of focused attention. In that state, you are able to discover new ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. Hypnosis is particularly effective at producing a wonderful feeling of relaxation and calmness, which is ideal for helping you to deal with your anxiety issues.

Acceptance & commitment therapy (pronounced like the word “act”) is a cutting-edge form of therapy. Over 1000 studies have shown its effectiveness on a wide range of emotional issues. Learning the skills of ACT, such as mindfulness and defusion, will help you to be more present, be more open to difficult feelings and to be more in touch with your values.

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) focuses on the present, rather than the past. It helps you to understand that what you think and do can affect the way that you feel. CBT techniques can help you to recognise unhelpful thinking habits that cause your anxiety and give you strategies for dealing with life’s challenges.

Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a technique that was developed to help clients overcome trauma, but it can be used for a variety of emotional issues. It involves the client focusing on thoughts and feelings, whilst at the same time watching the movements of the coach’s finger. EMDR can create rapid change in clients.

A woman has her eyes closed and is experiencing hypnosis. She looks relaxed, calm and comfortable. She is enjoying the hypnosis for anxiety.


Hypno-ACT can be an effective treatment for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety attacks and phobais. If you need help with a specific anxiety issue not listed below please contact me to arrange your FREE face to face consultation so that we can discuss your suitability for treatment.

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • Stress

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Specific Phobias

  • Panic Disorders

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Client Testimonials

To read more genuine testimonials from clients from across Wigan, Manchester and the North West who have been helped with by our anxiety treatment you can visit our testimonials page.

Alternatively, you can read our 21 5 star reviews at Wigan Anxiety Centre’s Google Business page

Yes, the treatment helped very much… It was the best decision that I could have made. After four sessions, I have become a different person. I’m able to control my anxiety much better, and I am now able to calmly make more rational decisions.

JG, Parbold(Disclaimer: results may vary from person to person)

Firstly thanks Ian for making me feel comfortable during the sessions. I have developed a number of techniques to help assist me in reducing my levels of anxiety especially at work and these are reinforced by your excellent and relaxing hypnosis recordings.

JG, Wigan(Disclaimer: results may vary from person to person)

The treatment I received exceeded my expectations. In the last 12 months I have attended CBT and client centered counselling. Neither of which achieved the long term goals I was searching for… I feel I now have the results that I was looking for.

KP, Wigan(Disclaimer: results may vary from person to person)


If you are interested in anxiety treatment in Wigan, you can book your free consultation by clicking on the button below.