Ian Bond's Counselling and Therapy Services, Vancouver, BC


Medical grade hypnotherapy is an effective form of therapy for many conditions according to the American Medical Association and British Medical Association. Ian is a registered professional who provides medical grade hypnotherapy to individuals and couples, for the treatment of a variety of these conditions. He often utilizes hypnotherapy as a stand-alone therapy, or part of an overall treatment plan. He has used hypnotherapy successfully in helping clients with the following:

Alcohol, Smoking, and Drug problems



  • Panic Attacks
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Childhood Traumas
  • Acute Stress





Stress Management

What Clients Say

“That’s really awesome, I cleared my mind and felt euphoric...a very happy state!”
(Client who experienced the Hypnotic Assessment Procedure to see how hypnotizable he is)

“I don’t feel the pull of the bottle anymore.”
(Client who successfully overcame their drinking problem through hypnotherapy and psychotherapy)

“I’ve stopped smoking.”
(Client who successfully quit smoking (2+ packs per day) after two sessions of hypnotherapy)

“This is the first time I’ve been relaxed in my whole life.”
(Client who was suffering with traumatic stress symptoms and who eventually recovered after receiving psychotherapy and hypnotherapy)

“I was surprised, I had lower anxiety for the rest of the day [after the hypnosis session].”
(A client recovering from an anxiety disorder)

“I feel really good...amazing!”
(Client who was learning about stress management)

These comments were provided by different Vancouver area clients at some point during the hypnotherapy process. Comments such as these have been made by the large majority of clients. In accordance with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors Code of Ethics, testimonials cannot be solicited from clients who, because of their circumstances, may be vulnerable to undue influence. Client’s names are kept confidential.

What is Hypnotherapy and how does it work?

Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that utilizes hypnosis, which is a term that comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning “sleep.” Hypnosis is essentially a process for focussing consciousness and going into a deep state of absorption, also called a trance. It’s a natural state of consciousness that you may have been aware of experiencing before. For example, many people have reported being surprised that they were automatically driving to work on Saturday morning instead of going shopping. With hypnosis you can go to deeper levels of consciousness, and in this deeply focused state it’s possible to educate the subconscious with helpful, healing suggestions. This is accomplished by the hypnotherapist utilizing a particular hypnotic script, written by experts in the field. It’s important to note that all hypnosis is essentially self-hypnosis, so the client is in control. A hypnotherapist can’t control a client’s mind. Hypnosis is a skill that anyone can learn. Like other skill training, the more you do it the more successful you will become.

What can I expect?

After the initial thirty-minute consultation, you can usually expect the next session to include a more thorough assessment of the issue you are struggling with, and the hypnotic assessment procedure. The general assessment includes many specific questions, and goal planning. The hypnotic assessment procedure helps to determine how hypnotizable you are, and it’s also a good introduction to hypnosis.  All the assessment information is important in providing you with an individualized, effective treatment plan. The plan may offer hypnotherapy as a stand-alone treatment or be combined with other highly effective counselling and therapy approaches to be maximally effective. A number of hypnotherapy sessions is usually required to effectively treat a condition. To help boost the in-person sessions an audio recording is made using your mobile device, or one can be made for you. Some clients bring their partner or friend to help provide emotional support. The vast majority of clients work on their plan and successfully achieve their goals.

Ian is a full member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Its members include medical doctors, professors, registered clinical counsellors, Dentists, and Registered Psychologists.

Ian offers a complimentary thirty minute consultation to briefly discuss your situation and how counselling, therapy, and hypnotherapy can help. Please contact Ian if you would like to ask any questions and set up an appointment.

Ian Bond, MA, BA, RCC, Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy services in Vancouver. Areas of practice include: Marriage counselling, couples counselling, relationship problems, affairs, anger management, depression, professional burnout, parenting issues, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, PTSD – post traumatic stress disorder, acute stress, childhood traumas, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, addictions, alcohol & drugs, smoking cessation, individual growth and development, stress management, and others.

Serving clients in the Lower Mainland including: Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, White Rock, Tsawwassan, Langley, and New Westminster.

Ian Bond, M.A., B.A., R.C.C. - Vancouver, BC

Ian Bond, MA, BA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor (#2648)
Member of the Canadian Society
of Clinical Hypnosis
MA in Counselling Psychology
BA (Major in Psychology)
Age: Mid 50s

Call/Text 604-809-1018
Email Ibond@alumni.sfu.ca

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Disclaimer: The information presented on this site about various psychological conditions, is of a general nature and is not a substitute for an assessment by a competent therapist and/or medical professional. If you believe that you or an important person in your life is in need of an intervention please seek qualified help as soon as possible.

*Please refer to testimonial page for information about client testimonials.