About The Hypnotherapist

Dr John Barry PhD, MSc, BA, FBPsS, DHyp, CPsychol

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Dr John Barry is a fully qualified, insured and experienced hypnotherapist, a chartered psychologist and psychological researcher.  Contact Dr Barry here for a free initial consultation and find out how you can benefit from hypnotherapy.



Having initially trained in counselling, John Barry was eager to find a method of therapy that produced results more rapidly. After training with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis  and receiving a diploma in Clinical Hypnois (DHyp) from the Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Training Association at Regent’s College (now Regent’s University), Dr Barry started his hypnotherapy practice in 1999. He took a break from therapy to complete his PhD in Psychology (City University London) after which he became a Member of the exclusive British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis.  Dr Barry’s practice has been running for 15 years. His current hypnotherapy practices are in central London and Bury St Edmunds as well as online.

Psychologist & Researcher

Dr Barry is also a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS).  John has a BA (hons) in Social Psychology, an MSc in Health Psychology and a PhD in Psychology (The Psychological Aspects of PCOS).

John is an established researcher in psychology, and his work in health psychology had led to world-class publications in gynaecology, ophthalmology, and cardiology. over 60 peer-reviewed publications, including the examples below). John offers a treatment programme for women with PCOS based on a multidisciplinary research with the Royal Free Hospital London and University College London.  John is an advocate for the benefits of tailoring therapy to the client’s gender (Holloway et al, 2018) and is a co-founder of the British Psychological Society’s Male Psychology Section.

John is also an Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at University College London (UCL), the author of two books (see below) and regularly lectures around the UK psychological aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and on men’s mental health.  He regularly blogs about hypnosis – you can find his blog here.


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Men’s Mental Health
Dr John Barry is a leading figure in men’s psychology having co-founded the Male Psychology Network and the Male Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society (BPS).  John is an editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology, a groundbreaking work on how therapy for men can be improved, due to be published in 2019.

Psychological Aspects of PCOS
Dr John Barry is also a leading figure into research regarding the psychological aspects of PCOS.  Dr Barry’s book on the psychological aspects of PCOS is due to be published in 2020.

Peer-reviewed publications about clinical applications of hypnosis

John A. Barry, Noelia Leite, Nagaruban Sivarajah, Brian Keevil, Laura Owen, Liliana C.S. Miranda, Fan Qu and Paul J. Hardiman. Relaxation and Guided Imagery Significantly Reduces Androgen Levels and Distress in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Pilot Study. [To be published in the next edition of the BSCAH journal] Contemporary Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy, 31.

Barry, JA (2017). Is your therapy gender aware or gender blind? British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis Newsletter, 8, 10, 6-8.

Leiya E Lemkey, Belinda Brown, John A Barry (2016). Gender Distinctions: Should We Be More Sensitive to the Different Therapeutic Needs of Men and Women in Clinical Hypnosis? Findings from a pilot interview study.Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis, 28, 1

John A Barry. (2012). Treating relationship problems in adulthood by using guided imagery to modify the influence of childhood attachment schemas.Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis34(1), 15-25.

Dr John Barry

British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society