About Chris Skoyles

Hello, my name is Chris. I’m a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, and I spend my time sharing my experiences with quitting smoking, overcoming depression, and replacing self-sabotaging behaviours with positive, healthy habbits.

I started sharing about my journey on YouTube in 2017 and have since attracted a growing community of like-minded people who are all working to find freedom from the things that are holding them back and to enjoy a greater sense of health and happiness in their lives.

Quit Smoking and Be Happy

My YouTube channel began by accident.

I’ve always been a writer at heart, and my plan was to record a couple of short video diaries that I’d eventually reference in an article I was planning to write about quitting smoking.

Things ended up going in a very different direction for me, but I did eventually get round to writing about quitting smoking.

I took everything I’d learned about the physical, mental, and emotional impact of quitting smoking, and put it altogether in my new book Quit Smoking and Be Happy: A Guide to Finding Freedom, Health, and Joy Without Cigarettes.


In 2019, I gained my Level 3 Qualification in the use of Person Centered Counselling Skills before going on to start my Level 4 Diploma in Theraputic Counselling.

I’m expected to qualify in June 2021.

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One-to-One Sessions

I use some of the skills that I’ve learned along my journey in my one-to-one support and mentoring sessions.

I set these up in response to the increasing number of requests I had from my YouTube subscribers who wanted more individual support.

As much as I would love to help everybody who asks, I found it simply wasn’t practical or sustainable to do so.

The one-to-one sessions allow me to provide focused, practical and emotional support to a select number of people in a way that is both managable and of more help than the occasional back-and-forth message on Facebook!

Other Writing

I sometimes write here on my blog.

Previously, I’ve written for Lifehack.org.

I’ve also published a large number of articles and thought-pieces on Medium.

What I’m Doing Now

What’s going on in my world right now? Find out on my Now Page.

Finally, if you’d like to reach out, you can contact me here.