About UsHead and Body Solutions was established in February 2011 by established Hypnotherapist and Mental Health Practitioner Russell Hoyles, and business manager Jamie Hoyles.
Since then we have evolved into a flourishing therapy service with clinics now in Preston, Liverpool and Blackpool. Driven by a passion for health, fitness and wellbeing our practice aims to provide the best in complementary health and lifestyle enhancement. Please see our profiles below:
Russell Hoyles : Lead Practitioner. Motivational Hypnotherapist and Counsellor.
MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
I practised for 25 years as a mental health social worker. I have considerable experience across a range of mental health issues, lifestyle challenges, and illnesses. Ongoing 'professional development' throughout my career has seen me add qualifications and skills to my practice. I have excellent skills in assessing the needs of my clients which enables me to offer suitable and clinically indicated therapies such counselling, behavioural strategies, hypnotherapy. I describe myself as a 'Wellbeing Coach'. In terms of your safety and confidence I hold qualifications and registrations that are both academically and government recognised as showing my expertise and ethical practice:
I have a Degree in Applied Social Studies and am a Qualified Social Worker.
I am a 'Central Council for the Education and Training in Social Work' Approved Practice Teacher.
I am a Member of The Northern Association of Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists.
I am registered with the General Social Care Council which is a body monitoring training levels and members good practice.
I have a clean Criminal Records Bureau 'Enhanced Disclosure' (CRB) which all persons working in this area should have... but many don't!
RELEVANT PERSONAL BACKGROUND:
I have a lifelong passion for health and fitness. I am extremely competent and capable in a fitness/gym environment and offer 'gym buddy' sessions which are about supporting people new to such an environment. I also as a youngster had my own weight issues so I can empathise with clients struggling to achieve a healthy 'feel good' weight. I can also show and mentor you to success in that regard! More recently I had a cancer journey during which I used self hypnosis and NLP which I am certain enhanced my fight and which ultimately led me to healing. I believe in the power of the mind!
Jamie Hoyles : Practice Manager.
I have five years experience in a caring role for people with disabling conditions. This work has given me insight and awareness around challenging situations not only for the person themselves but also for family and carers.
I also have considerable experience in customer care within the service and leisure industry which has afforded me the opportunity to develop a friendly and engaging approach to clients.
My role within Head & Body Solutions is constantly evolving but I am generally responsible for the day to day running of the business allowing Russell to focus on delivering hypnotherapy, counselling and the other services we offer.