Juan Carlos Gouveia is a Solution Focused Therapist – Clinical Hypnotherapist and Performance Coach. After 22 years’ experience as a Biomedical Scientist, he retrained as a therapist, using his insights to help his clients understand, and master, the fundamental mind/body connection. Clients come to him for his bespoke combination therapy short programme, to be guided and supported through an exploration of their subconscious drivers and long-forgotten experiences which, unconsciously, still shape their actions in the present day. Juan Carlos helps his clients discover the answers to what’s holding them back, helping them progress. His passion is helping his clients achieve the change they deserve.
Juan Carlos Gouveia, Solution Focused Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Performance Coach
Hi! I’m Juan Carlos, born in Venezuela of Portuguese heritage. I’m in my fifties, now living and working in the UK, which is where I met my husband – we have been together for 30 years now. My first career was as a Biomedical Scientist which involved many years of training – and then over two decades of practice.
What is the mission and purpose of your website or business, and what inspired you to start it?
I offer Solution Focused Therapy – Clinical Hypnotherapy and Coaching Services online for clients around the world, and in-person for clients in London. My mission is helping my clients free themselves from whatever is holding them back and supporting them to feel empowered to achieve their goals naturally, easily and effortlessly. We do this by reconnecting with their own inner wisdom –this way we can discover clarity, direction, motivation, harnessing the extraordinary power of their mind which can help them uncover and develop unstoppable self-belief to transform their dreams into reality and create the life they truly want.
My services are uniquely tailored to the individual – no two sessions are the same. We work together in a safe supportive and inclusive space; one where everyone is welcome and equally valued.
My service was inspired by my own journey of reconnection and transformation. I had to find my own way, and it took years. Now I have created a positive, constructive and dynamic system based in neuroscience. It allows deep reflection and investigation, making peace with the past, and support to instill positive behaviours to empower the positive future we all want for ourselves. In short, it’s about supporting my clients to make the change they deserve!
Can you provide some background information about your company, such as its history, when it was founded, and how it has evolved over the years?
I always had an interest in self-empowerment and self-development, seizing every opportunity to learn from a variety of inspirational mentors. Coaching and mentoring colleagues to achieve their goals proved to be my speciality in my science career. This commitment to helping people overcome challenges (both professional and personal) and thrive beyond them led me to formalise my many years of therapy knowledge, training and research, and in 2018 I formally retrained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Coach – and now I am grateful to be going from strength to strength!
Each client is unique, both as a person and in the way they experience their challenge and life transformation. This, therefore, requires an equally individually-tailored approach to help them overcome their challenge.
Listening is the key, and I start with a lot of listening before we both come to decide if we will work together, always remembering that the most important is not what I say to you but what you say to yourself.
What services do you offer, and how do they address the needs of your target audience?
I offer Solution Focused Therapy, which is a short, concentrated programme which, as it says, focuses on the solutions rather than on the challenge. Only my client has the answers to their challenges. It’s my job to help guide them safely to investigate their subconscious mind to examine what led to these challenges affecting their lives, and from there we focus on the solution and support to disempower those previous (often childhood) experiences impacting on their adult life today.
Solution Focused Therapy is tailored to address the challenges outlined in our pre-session discussions and information gathering. My aim is to effectively help my client to determine the root, source, and rationale for their challenge. With that knowledge, together we can disempower those limiting beliefs and negative behaviours, and rewire their mind with positive suggestions to move forward, enhanced by supportive bespoke coaching sessions.
As a Solution Focused Therapist – Clinical Hypnotherapist and Coach I help my clients feel empowered to Identify and eliminate limiting beliefs and negative behaviours that stand in the way of their abundance and potential.
My clients come from all over the world – UK, Europe, USA, Africa, Dubai and beyond – and they range from their twenties to their seventies.
My clients are adults (including people who identify as LGBTQI+) who may be affected by anxiety and depression, lack of confidence and self-esteem, addictions, anger, self-harm, various chronic conditions, suicide ideation and stress. These are just some of the many issues I have supported my clients with.
How does your website/business differ from competitors in your industry, and what sets it apart?
My services differ from others in the therapy industry due to its unique approach, and my personal experience and journey.
My scientific mind has always demanded evidence, and the development of my services over years of personal experience. I developed it and went on the journey myself – so I can confidently tell you that it worked for me.
My services have been developed from years of personal experience and evaluation. They worked for me.
My Solution Focused Therapy programme is unique to each client because it is highly-tailored to the individual, their expressed challenges and the way they are experiencing those challenges and how they are affecting their day-to-day life. What they share with me will then help me to decide the way I will construct the programme to best help them, what tools I will choose from my wide toolkit to bring this specific client the most effective enquiry, insight and closure.
For me, the mind-body connection is an integral part of my understanding, and informs much of my work. As an experienced biomedical scientist, I spent decades witnessing the effects of disease in the body, how the body overcomes disease and heals. Now, as a therapist and coach, I work with the mind’s incredible potential for reconnection, renewal and transformation.
As a passionate learner, I devote more than a quarter of my working year to research, further training and continuous professional development. This means that I have an ever-widening range of up-to-date tools with which to help my clients.
To further help my clients I trained as a high-level performance coach; my clients have so far included professional title-holding sportspeople, theatrical producers, entrepreneurs, other therapists and scientists, amongst others.
I have trained and been accredited to high standards by numerous National and International Organisations such as: The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT), Clinical Hypnosis Training (ICH). The full list of accreditations is available on my website.
If you could change one thing about your industry, what would it be and why?
Educating clients to what to look for when choosing a therapist to work with. It’s helpful and reassuring to locate a therapist through a nationally accredited organisation, their membership helps give you some indication that your therapist will be suitably qualified. Personal recommendation is another way to find a therapist, but we must always remember that one person’s experience may be entirely different to another’s.
Tell us about your greatest career achievement so far.
My greatest career achievements are the positive life transformation of my clients. Each time I guide a client out of their main session back to present time, the “Wow!” they almost always let out brings me satisfaction I cannot fully describe.
We are all put on this earth to help and serve each other, and when I am working with a client, that excitement of seeing their progress, supporting them through the challenges, and seeing them start out on a new direction is truly inspiring. My clients are my heroes, because it’s so easy just to give up – but these brave people have said “No – I deserve better”, and with my assistance they have done the work to create a better life for themselves and their loved ones. It’s truly inspiring. My clients are the reason I get out of bed every morning, and I am forever grateful to them for their trust, determination and their positive development in creating the changes they deserve.
What would you say to readers who want to know more about your services?
Many people are desperate to make change in their lives but they have no idea how to do it, or how to create the best conditions for ensuring that they maintain, develop and grow from that change.
As a Solution Focused Therapist, each day I help my clients to move from the life they’ve got towards the life they truly want.
My Solution Focused Therapy is a short programme with a defined end goal in sight, supported by certified personal coaching and stress management.
I work with my clients to investigate the roots of their negative, damaging behaviours that they feel are holding them back, helping them understand why the behaviours originated, and truly reconcile themselves with their past, so that they can move forward towards the better life they hope for.
I can help you find a structure within which you can make positive change, as well as providing support and motivation to move past old issues so that they no longer restrict you.
If you are troubled or frustrated by negative thoughts or damaging behaviours, you have two choices; you can carry on – or change.
If you're ready to change, I’m ready to talk. Talk with me confidentially on a free Discovery Call – book yours here.
How can readers learn more about your services?
Everyone is welcome to visit my website at changeideserve.com where you’ll find much more information in my Healthy Reading Blog and published articles as well as links to my YouTube channels. Also on the website you can book a free Discovery Call where we can talk in confidence about the challenges you face and how Solution Focused Therapy might best help you. After that, we can both decide whether we want to move forward and work together.
So your first step is to visit here and book your Free Discovery Call. I look forward to talking with you!