Helping homecoming heroes

Hypnotherapist Jon Creffield, Adcroft House, Portishead.

Hypnotherapist Jon Creffield, Adcroft House, Portishead. - Credit: Archant

A HYPNOTHERAPIST in Portishead has signed up to a scheme to offer servicemen and women free consultations.

Jon Creffield is now part of the Help a Hero programme which is run by the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) to help homecoming members of the armed forces to cope with their return to civilian life.

The 48-year-old has been offering professional hypnotherapy services since April last year under the name of Life Coaching Hypnotherapy and decided to sign up for the scheme last month after it was revealed members of the UK armed forces are twice as likely to develop depression or anxiety than members of the general working population.

Jon, of Roath Road, said: “The NCH has successfully run the homecoming heroes scheme in 2009. With the recent coverage given to the higher incidence of depression and anxiety in the armed forces, I am happy to offer both a free initial consultation and a free follow-up session to servicemen and women.”

For more details contact Jon at