Consultant Profile

Dr Keith R Ashcroft

Dr Keith R Ashcroft BA (Hons.) MSc PhD (Edin.) C Psychol CSci AFBPsS
Practicing at:
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Hypnotherapy
Special clinical interests:

Management of Obesity, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Addictive Disorders, Insomnia and Stress.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
The Hypnotherapy Association.
British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis.
British Psychological Society.
British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience
International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality and Dissociation.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 092 9601
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Ashcroft studied at the Departments of Psychology and Education, University of Wales Cardiff, Department of Psychiatry, Academic Clinical Psychology Unit, The Victoria University of Manchester, Forensic Medicine Unit, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, and at the Department of Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield.
His interests in clinical hypnosis span 18 years, having gained a Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (Distinction) after studying at the Department of Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield, which is a recognised and approved training course by the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis. He has full professional registration of The Hypnotherapy Association and the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council.
Dr Ashcroft regularly supervises other healthcare professionals in their hypnosis training, and conducts research into the use of hypnosis in forensic contexts.
His main areas of interest within clinical hypnosis are in the treatment of and management of obesity, which includes those patients undergoing weight loss (bariatric) surgery. Hypnosis has been found to be an effective adjunctive treatment for address eating behaviour disorders in obesity patients; in addition have found clinical hypnosis to be very helpful in treating Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, especially refractive Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Personal profile:

Dr Ashcroft is married with one son, and is passionate about fitness, cross-cultural interests and international travel. He is amenable to discuss any matters relating to his professional services to other consultants and practitioners.

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Dr Keith R Ashcroft

Dr Keith R Ashcroft Allied Health Professionals Consultant, Blackpool, Lancashire, private hospital specialist.

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