What I do to help


Welcome to Mark de Freitas Solution Focused Hypnotherapy


I help people get back on track after suffering from stress, anxiety disorders, depression and many other conditions affecting their mental health and well-being, including IBS, OCD, PTSD, chronic pain, phobias and unwanted habits.


Are your sleep patterns disturbed, maybe you suffer from insomnia and you'd like to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy? Do you see the negative in everything and want to be positive again, or maybe you feel angry when you know you shouldn't? Do you feel sad and want to be happy again? Have you lost your self confidence and want to get rid of your self doubt and believe in yourself? Maybe you find life too challenging and want to be able to cope with your day to day activities in a calm and relaxed manner? Perhaps you suffer from chronic pain that nothing seems to take away and you can't see a reason for it? 

I can help you with all of these common issues, feelings and problems. Get in touch so you can start your journey back to the real you.


Hypnotherapy Treatment Focus


I use Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) to help the client achieve their personal goals and get their life back on track. Clinically proven and based on the latest neuroscience research, SFH is rapid and effective and, unlike other types of therapy, you will never need to revisit the past, we will focus on your future. The past is gone and can't be changed, so there is no point dwelling in it, we will look to a brighter future and I will help you shape your life just how you want it and need it to be. I work with people of all ages from 6 years old and above.

In most sessions, the process follows a standard pattern: we focus on the good things you notice in life, we talk about what is happening in your brain, we discuss what would be different when you feel a little better or have moved closer to your goal, and then I use trance (focused relaxation) to help your mind start to make the positive changes you desire. We all go into trance very many times each day, it is a very natural state, and I use this natural state to access the subconscious where all the resources you need can be found.

Younger children

The process with very young children is almost identical to sessions with an adult client. The main differences are the language and terminology used to explain the workings of the brain, and the sessions also include some training and coaching designed to help the child develop their ability to respond to life and the World in a more controlled and logical manner, reducing the strength of emotion and negative consequences.


My Promise

I promise to help you identify how you can get your life back on track. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I promise, once we have discussed what you want help with, we will never need to discuss the problems in your life again, only ever the solutions and the good things that happen to you, and there will be many good things that happen when you take back control.

Mark de Freitas Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Billingborough

(Skype or Zoom sessions are available if you are unable to travel to my location)

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Stress & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Latest data suggest 1 in 4 of us will suffer from stress or anxiety each year. Through Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, you will be able to get back in control. 

You will be able to control your anxiety levels and have a calmer, more confident approach to all situations. I can help you get back on track.



Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders and is often a significant factor in the break up of relationships, career problems and lack of motivation. Sufferers of depression will often withdraw from society and refuse to engage with others, rejecting or distancing themselves from colleagues, friends and family. People with depression usually also have a general feeling of despair or an inability to see how their life could be enjoyable. SFH is possibly the most effective way to get life back on track and be happy again.



Mark de Freitas

For more than 15 years I specialised in helping people have a better and more productive life at work, and I always knew I wanted to have a more direct, positive and life changing effect on people's personal lives, this is where my journey to becoming a hypnotherapist started. 

In addition to my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sport Science, I have been awarded the Hypnotherapy Practitioner's Diploma (HPD) from the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), plus a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

I also hold the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice award.

I am a member of the AfSFH and NCH (MNCH Reg).

Other memberships and qualifications:

Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Qualified Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) 

Qualified as an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 Coach and Mentor

My practice is in a quiet village midway between Sleaford and Bourne, Lincolnshire. I currently work part time, so please contact me for details of available appointments.

If this seems too far from where you live, I have 2 possible solutions for you. The first one is we can hold the sessions via our computers using Skype or Zoom and everything will be almost the same as if I was in the room with you. The second option is I have a large network of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy colleagues, and I could always refer you to one who is based closer to where you live. 

National Council for Hypnotherapy Registered Member



Ongoing development - other hypnotherapy courses and CPD


Free Relaxation Downloads (to listen to just before you sleep each night - approx 30 mins long)

Relaxation recording (mp3)


Float away stress (mp3)


Relaxation and Weight Management (mp3)


Children's (<14) Relaxation Recording (mp3)


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Mark de Freitas Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

07971 288250