Dr Patrick McCarthy was born, educated and trained as a doctor in Glasgow, Scotland. He spent four years training to be a GP and a further two years in a mission hospital in Mzuzu, Malawi. In 1986 Patrick immigrated to New Zealand, opening the only medical hypnosis practice in 1996.
A Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs, he has been president of the New Zealand Society of Hypnosis twice and has conducted workshops with clinical audiences throughout New Zealand, Australia, the USA and the UK. A skilled public speaker and storyteller, Patrick has also worked with various organisations to teach staff how to be more optimistic.