Francesco Carco

Certified Practitioner since August 2020
Certified Trainer

+44(0)7740 539218
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I am Francesco, a Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner. I help people overcoming a variety of self-limiting beliefs, phobia and fears, while managing your stresses, anxieties and depression. Using a blend of Hypno-CBT and NLP life coaching skills I support your cognitive and behavioural development. I am also a Mindfulness Teacher and a Pranic and Reiki Healer. Very much aware of corporate life’s dynamics as I personally worked in this highly stressful environment for over 20 years. My natural progression was then to work with corporate clients, in groups or on an individual basis, in support of their Stress Management and Resilience Building goals.

Available for daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Once a week, I offer my anxiety and stress management services for free, to students and unemployed people in need.

My Background: I am a well-rounded professional that in his early days dreamed to become an airplane pilot and attended an elite school in Italy, where I qualified as a pilot and air traffic controller. At the age of 18, I attended the world renown Livorno Academy in Italy, to become a Navy Officer. The intent was to become a Pilot for the navy. Not all dreams come true so after serving in two conflicts in the Balkans, I left the Italian Navy in 1993.

This was a great life experience where I covered many duties up to Second in Command of ship, as a Lieutenant Commander.

Straight after leaving the Navy I moved to the UK to learn English, and it is there that I met my Anglo-Brazilian wife with whom I share a lovely life, with two wonderful kids. My arrival in the UK was followed by a BEng Hons Degree as Electrical and Electronic Engineer, specialised in Telecommunications.

Thanks to my wife, and my wonderful in-laws, I speak Portuguese and I bit of Spanish and have dual Citizenship, British and Italian.

My degree opened the doors to the Telecom and ICT world where I worked for many years, covering several roles from engineer to Sales Director. Worked in various companies like Nortel Networks, Vodafone and NTT. For more than two decades I lived and experienced corporate life and the full-on pressures and stresses that this environment inevitably produces.

While managing family life, and all the tension that the various life situations generated, I grew stronger. During my professional career, my first employer filed for bankruptcy, and two more decided that my services were no longer required. Needless to say, the impact these events had on me and my family were significant. But over time, I learnt to better manage these situations and what life threw at me, using a mindful and highly cognitive approach.

While working for large corporations, I got certified as Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis by the co-founder of this Technics, Richard Bandler. Fascinated by the power of our brain and its complex functionality, I attended a weekend retreat with Paul McKenna and Steve Crabb where I experienced the efficacy of hypnotherapy. I am now a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, NLP and Havening Practitioner, EMDR technique practitioner, I am a Pranic Healer and hold qualifications as Mindfulness Teacher and as a Life Coach. I offer my services to Anxiety UK and support suicidal prevention initiatives.

My life has taught me how to become a master of change management, and I have come to the top despite countless push backs. With every knock down I received, I grew stronger, and now I want to help you do the same.


Areas of specialization

Addictions, Food addiction, Quit smoking, Anger management, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias, Bruxism (teeth grinding), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Eating disorders, Exam nerves, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Obsessions and compulsions, Pain management, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Public speaking, Relaxation, Sports performance, Stress, Stuttering, Tinnitus, Weight loss, Gastric band hypnotherapy, Grief, Interview Nerves, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Shyness, Belief Creation, Confidence, Empowerment, Weight, Bereavement


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Better version of yourself

Francesco is not just a life-coach; he's a life saver! I cannot begin to explain how incredible he is at extracting the part(s) of you that brought you to see him in the first place - even if you didn't know it! - laying it out clearly before you and then, with his exceptional skills, techniques, patience, kindness and sincerity, anything and everything you felt was hindering you is suddenly manageable. And, to go further, so is the rest of your life!
Sometimes talking alone is not enough. It takes a professional like Francesco with his mixed array of qualifications, dedications, experiences and more to apply bespoke techniques in order to guide and support you to a better version of yourself.
I thank you so much, Francesco. You're a star. ?
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Personal Development

Francesco is amazing. I have been trying for years to work with my personal issues, to no avail. It's taken only a couple of sessions with him, and I already feel like a different, better person. My issues have gone from almost crippling to non-existent, and I know I will only improve. He is attentive, thorough, and will go to the root of your problems. He is also super available, and willing to go beyond scheduled hours if he understood the session warranted it. I never felt rushed in any of his sessions. Not only has he helped me with my past and current issues, but he has also provided me with the tools to deal with any future issues that could arise. He is worth every cent (or whatever currency you use) that you pay him. Thank you, Francesco.
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Free from Anxieties!

Francesco provided me with amazing support in key areas which I wanted to address, particularly around anxiety. Francesco instils calmness and explains everything thoroughly - I found this extremely useful when applying the tools he showed me, as I understood the logic. The techniques used by Francesco are highly effective. Francesco is a warm and caring individual and has helped me a lot with life challenges and my personal development!
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The painful past in finally gone!

I feel so grateful. Working with Francesco I can honestly say that I've finally let go of things that had been plaguing me my whole life. Not that I didn't try changing them/ healing them/ letting them go. I did, many times, through therapy, workshops, trauma releases, physical work, mental work, past regression, inner child, you name it. And still, after all these hours of work and tears shed, I was still stuck. Working with Francesco, doing the havening, identifying the emotions, and processing them is like letting go of something I've been carrying my whole life that was deeply stuck and I was almost holding on to it. And then, I don't have to worry about letting go of it anymore because it just feels like a huge release and I'm safe and I feel free. Wow! I feel hopeful and happy. He's also very supportive and understanding, gives me the time to work through things and is present for support afterwards too. Thank you Francesco, I am sooo immensely grateful for finding you and for our work together. So excited for what lies ahead in my future in this new dimension :) Syma
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Fully Recovered from PTSD

Our son suffered a trauma, was still struggling after a year with PTSD. He had tried a number of psychotherapists, but none seemed to help him fully recover. My husband and I were at our wits end when a good friend suggested Francesco. Our son took to Francesco immediately saying that the Havening technique helped him immensely and that Francesco had a very kind way of delivering home truths. There was also great support between sessions by WhatsApp. Within four sessions our son was so much brighter and ready to restart his life. We feel incredibly grateful to Francesco and wished we had come across him earlier. We shall be shouting Francesco’s name from every rooftop - we highly recommend Francesco to anyone in need of help and direction in their lives. ?
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