Interview with John Patching

Hello. My name is John Patching and I am a professional Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Meditation Tutor. I have also had the experience of transitioning from the female gender to becoming male.

I am going to be completely honest with you and say that the transition from one gender to another is not an easy path. It is not a choice; it is a necessity in order to become a whole person. It involves a journey of discovery that encompasses all that we are Mentally, Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually. However, I consider this path to be both enlightening and transformational. An opportunity to become consciously aware of who we are in a way that most people struggle to achieve.

I began my transition 20yrs ago when little was known about Gender Dysphoria. Male to Female Transsexuals were considered an extension of drag queens and Female to Male Transsexuals were unheard of. Fortunately, a lot has changed since then; there have been great medical advancements of both treatments and surgical procedures; laws have changed, and there has become public awareness and acceptance of the condition. However, there is still a distinct lack of therapeutic support and emotional understanding. It is for this reason that I believe I have been called to help and support both people who are going through this change and their families and friends.

By combining my personal understanding of Gender Dysphoria and my professional knowledge, I can provide a specialist therapeutic approach that takes into consideration the Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual needs of each client. I am here to help and support you during your time of change.

I offer my services online via skype, which means we can speak in the comfort of your own home.

John Patching
John Patching
What qualifications do you have and what’s your experience?

I am a qualified Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and NLP Practioner. I am accredited and registered by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). I am also a registered member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

I have enjoyed over 10yrs experience of working with people with a range of conditions including physical, mental, and emotional issues. I have been practising Meditation and Mindfulness for 15yrs and teaching for 5yrs, which has given me a profound and deep understanding of life and the world around us.

I have also personally transitioned from female to male and have a unique therapeutic understanding of Transgender Identity (Gender Dysphoria) and the processes involved.

Why should I choose to work with you?

I feel that it is very important to have a good, open and trusting rapport with my clients, also to connect with them in a deeply caring manner. I encourage my clients to work together with me, so we can uncover the causes of their issues thus enabling lasting, successful outcomes to be achieved.

I work with all aspects of the individual (mind, body, and spirit) ensuring there is a balance. I believe in helping my clients to master their mental processes to become the best version of themselves possible. I place great emphasis on enabling each individual to access the power within themselves to move forward confidently towards lasting well-being.

As well as working with clients with Gender Dysphoria and their friends/families, I also work with individuals with a range of issues including anxiety, stress and depression, loss of identity, sexuality, relationship issues, confidence and performance anxiety, lethargy and lack of motivation, insomnia, loneliness, trauma, grief and bereavement, and other health issues.

I use Advanced Hypnosis Skills, Neuro-linguistic Training, Life Coaching, LBL Regression, and Mindfulness Techniques, as well as Deep Cleansing and Rejuvenation at a Spiritual Level.

I believe that empowering the individual through teaching them techniques such as Mindfulness helps them to achieve long term well being once therapy has ended.

How will I benefit from working with you?

I will work with you throughout your transition, helping you to discover who you are and develop into a confident and integrated individual. Whatever you need I will be there to support you – whether it is changed to your physical appearance; finding and deciphering information; a shoulder to cry on, or deep psychological work that enables you to fully accept your life and the integration of both parts of your gender.

How do you offer therapy?

I offer my services online via Skype, as this allows us to speak in the comfort of your own home.

I have decided to work with you what do I do next?

Give me a call on 05603 844314

or drop me an email at

to arrange a free informal chat either in person or by Skype to discuss what is best for you.