Ann Mason RGN., ONC., DipAH.,DipHSM.,GQHP
152, Chorley Road
01257 483 463 / 07754 180 049
Hello, I'm Ann Mason an experienced, highly qualified, ethical and CNHC Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, with a solid background in healthcare.
Hypnotherapy is a safe, effective and fast way to make positive changes in your life and has a proven track record in successfully treating a wide range of physical, emotional, behavioural and motivational issues.
I use a variety of Advanced Hypnotherapy methods combined with other therapeutic processes all of which are tried and tested. When tailored to each individual need... problems and issues, sometimes complex or lifelong, may be resolved in just a few sessions.
Feeling at ease and comfortable with your hypnotherapist is an essential factor which is why I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of up to I hour.
I’m experienced in and passionate about my specialisms which are:
Anxiety disorders: By far the most popular conditions that I see because of word of mouth recommendation. It’s an umbrella term which includes:
Generalised anxiety disorder; panic disorder; social anxiety disorder; obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); specific phobias; health anxiety.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I’m an IBS Therapist and member of the IBS Register. A mountain of research has since been carried out which has supported the lasting value of hypnotherapy and IBS. Because the evidence is so strong, the National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) recommends hypnotherapy for IBS in the UK after 12 months of non- effective drug therapy. It’s essential that you have a diagnosis of IBS prior to having hypnotherapy.
Pain management: An area of hypnotherapy that I’ve undertaken additional training in and thoroughly enjoy. It’s well documented that Hypnotherapy is a very useful tool for the relief and control of pain. You can learn how to change the way that you perceive pain messages so that the intensity is reduced and change your emotional responses to pain
Children’s issues: I really enjoy working with children and they seem to enjoy working with me. Children generally find that hypnotherapy is easy, very natural and enjoyable. These are some of the more frequently seen issues:
anxiety; bedwetting ,coping with bullying; fears and phobias; lack of concentration; lack of confidence; low self-esteem; nail biting; sleeping difficulties; test and exam nerves; unwanted habits.
I have been trained by Lynda Hudson who is the recognised expert on Children’s Hypnotherapy, Lecturer in Clinical Hypnosis at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
I also deal with a varied and wide range of issues as listed below. Feel free to contact me if you don’t see you’re particular problem listed as this is not an exhaustive list.
I'm a Registered General Nurse (since1980) who, for several years have been specialising in Clinical Hypnotherapy. My nursing underpins the knowledge of medical conditions and expertise in emotionally supporting those who have been affected by trauma and illness.
My approach is open, warm and non- judgemental so that you can be at ease to be yourself.
Audio recordings of the hypnotherapy part of the session are made so that you have CD’s / mp3’s for your home use. Using recordings between sessions generates much better long term results.
Home visits of about a 10 mile radius are available if you are unable travel to my therapy room. This service is of value especially for anyone who is agoraphobic, in a lot of pain or who is very uncomfortable going to somewhere new.
With over 35 years of experience as a Health Care Professional you can be assured of a professional, friendly and confidential service.
If you’d like to discuss your particular issue, ask any questions or arrange a free, no obligation initial consultation, please give me a call on 01257 483 463 /07754 180 049 or leave a message on the contact page.
I look forward to hearing from you.
To see what a few of my clients have to say, see below under further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master Practitioner Diploma in Applied Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diplomas in Hypnotherapy and Stress Management
Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy
Practical NLP Diploma
Life Coaching Certificate
Virtual Gastric Band Practitioner
Children's Hypnotherapy: I have been trained by Lynda Hudson who is the recognised expert on Children’s Hypnotherapy, Lecturer in Clinical Hypnosis at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
Registered General Nurse, Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate and adult teaching qualifications.
I am a member of:
General Hypnotherapy Register
General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
The UK Register of IBS Therapists.
Complementary and Natural HealthCare Council (CNHC) registered, the Department of Health recommends you consult with someone who is CNHC registered. As such, I take pride in adhering to their strict codes of ethics.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked
Full professional indemnity insurance
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and supervision are mandatory and something that I find stimulating and enjoy immensely. By continuing to undertake additional training, attend masterclasses, seminars, conferences and workshops this bolsters and strengthens my enthusiasm, knowledge and skills.
These are some examples of the additional training which I have undertaken: IBS, Pain Management, Hypertension, Mindfulness, EFT, EMDR, Weight management and Virtual Gastric Banding. Anxiety, separation anxiety; bed wetting (nocturnal enuresis), phobias, low self-esteem.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Emotional wellbeing:, low self- esteem, low self-confidence, worrying, negative thinking patterns, limiting beliefs, anger, jealousy, guilt, overwhelm and a whole host of life-limiting and unwanted responses.
Health issues: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic pain, coping with chronic illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, hypertension, menopausal symptoms, migraine, skin conditions and any condition which is caused or exacerbated by stress. Health anxiety and Emetaphobia (fear of being sick or seeing someone being sick)
Children and teenagers - anxiety; bedwetting (enuresis), behavioural problems; coping with bullying; fears and phobias; lack of concentration; lack of confidence; low self-esteem; nail biting; sleeping difficulties; test and exam nerves; unwanted habits.
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Free initial consultation
£60 per session about 90mins but sometimes longer.
£70 per session for home visits.
The number and frequency of sessions are assessed at the first appointment. Some issues can be resolved in a couple of sessions. However, other problems may take four and occasionally more.
To arrange a no obligation free consultation call 07754180049 / 01257 483463 or email
Private Health Cash Plan Providers:
Westfield Health and Health Shield will reimburse for CNHC registered Hypnotherapy on specified corporate paid plans: Clients who wish to seek reimbursement through these Private Health cash Plans will need to check that their employer‘s plan covers Hypnotherapy.
Some kind words...
"Two years just gone by in a flash that I haven’t smoked for and it’s down to New Leaf hypnotherapy for showing me how, never looked back and I know I never will!"
Mrs S. Darwen
I cannot thank you enough for helping me to get control of my life and start to live it. I find it almost impossible to put into words how much my sessions with you have helped me to change my life for the better. Your ability to deal with profoundly complex issues in a safe, reassuring, non- judgemental, professional yet friendly way has given me the confidence to finally work through and deal with very deep seated issues that have blighted my life until now.
To say you have changed my life for the better is not overstating how I feel.
To anyone wondering if consulting Ann is 'worth a go' I would say - what are you waiting for, the start of a new life is only a phone call away.
Thank you again"
Mrs J. Morecambe Bay
"I approached Ann at a time when I was losing my way with my business focus. I was quite literally burning myself out trying to do too many things to a very high standard. I went to Ann for help to become more focussed and to ease the feelings of stress and inaction but she helped me in far more ways than that.
I regained my confidence using Ann's techniques and my business and personal life turned a corner. I took away with me tools to revisit if ever I felt I was slipping into my old ways. Thanks for your help Ann. I'd recommend you to anyone who is stuck!"
Pamela , Darwen
"I just wanted to say thank you for your help. The treatment you provided helped me clear my mind and put life back into the proper perspective. By putting me back on an even keel you have enabled me to function as I used to – stress free. And no more stomach upsets."
Mr T, Bolton
"In November 2012 I went along to see Ann for a four week weight management programme. I was a little apprehensive but was immediately put at ease by Ann. At all times she was professional, empathetic, supportive and very approachable. She was able to explain very clearly what she was doing and why.
18 Months later I am 1.5 stones (21 lbs) lighter, I have dropped two dress sizes by losing a staggering 34.5 inches from my bust, waist and hips. My BMI is now in the normal range. My relationship with food has changed completely, I no longer need to comfort eat, my sweet tooth has virtually disappeared, I no longer get food cravings. I am still eating all my favourite foods just much smaller quantities and I don’t even feel hungry. I have more energy and feel absolutely amazing.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Ann to anyone, and everyone, who needs help giving up something or help with fears and phobia’s. I guarantee it will be money well spent and you will not regret it."
Mrs. S. Blackburn
"I have always been extremely positive about other people’s abilities and very negative about my own attributes. There are a few areas whereby negative aspects of my personality rise up to confront me and I use avoiding or delaying tactics as I fear success as much as failure in my creative life. Ann has taught me that failure is not an option. Her motivational skills are first class and I amazingly after 4 or so sessions of hypnotherapy, I hear myself thinking that I too have talents and abilities which I so very clearly see in others. Ann quickly and professionally identifies areas which need addressing and her approach works.
Shall I win the Man Booker prize? Who knows what I can do with Ann behind me, motivating me in to action. Thank you very much Ann for helping me to focus."
Mrs M. Chorley
"NYC is amazing! Thank you for enabling me to get here!" - Mrs T. Bolton