Ian was wonderful and gave me constant support, we worked together as a team and this helped me overcome my difficulties.

LF, Wigan
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About Ian Guest

My name is Ian Guest and I am an anxiety coach. I take an evidence-based approach to helping people with anxiety, which means that the techniques and ideas I incorporate have been researched and proven to be effective.

Like many people, I have dealt with stress and anxiety in my life. I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by negative thoughts and feelings. Through my own research and experience with clients, I have gained a greater understanding of the causes of anxiety and what helps in the management of anxiety.

I have developed a new and exciting treatment called Hypno-ACT, which takes the best of current thinking in therapy. I apply what I have learnt in my own life and I can teach you strategies and techniques that will make your life more enjoyable and rewarding.

Qualifications and Training

I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), awarded by the National Council for Hypnotherapy.  The HPD is accredited by NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that meet a level 4 qualification. It also meets the learning outcomes of the National Occupational Standards for “Complementary and Alternative Healthcare – Hypnotherapy”. This means that I am currently working towards the highest national standards for hypnotherapists.

I hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills accredited through the National Hypnotherapy Society. I have also completed the Foundation Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy at the UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy.

Ian Guest is a trained anxiety coach & hypnotherapist

Current Memberships

I am a member of the Hypnotherapy Society and comply with their code of ethics. This includes these fundamental principles.

  • Approach their work in the spirit of a vocation
  • Honour the subjectivity of the therapy experience
  • Honour the client’s subjectivity, views, beliefs, ideas, goals
  • Respect commonly understood boundaries, and
  • Be able to undertake a rigorous self-examination on their work and practice


I am also a fully qualified guidance practitioner, holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and the Diploma for Connexions Personal Advisers. I worked for Connexions and the Careers Service for 15 years, both as an adviser and as a manager. In 2014 I left my post as Team Leader at  Wigan Careers Service to focus on helping people with anxiety using a range of techniques, including hypnosis and mindfulness.


My experience allows me to deliver anxiety recovery services which are client centred, solution focused and outcome based. My aim is to use hypnotherapy and mindfulness to help clients to make real changes, which then allows them to overcome their issues and gain improvements in the quality of their lives.

I offer a specialist stress and anxiety treatment called Hypno-ACT for clients living across a wide geographic area covering Wigan, Leigh, St Helens, Warrington and further.  If you would like to get in touch to find out more and receive a free face to face consultation please complete the form below.

A picture of Ian Guest, Anxiety Coach, WIgan Anxiety Centre. He is friendly and professional .