Catherine Evans, Dip Hyp, Dip CP, Adv.Dip CP, BWRT® Practitioner

Catherine Evans, Dip Hyp, Dip CP, Adv.Dip CP, BWRT® Practitioner

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About me

Hypnotherapy is a means of accessing your subconscious; the part of your mind that holds all your memories, thoughts and beliefs and allows you to make changes, whether it’s releasing old feeling that are no longer serving you, creating new habits to replace the old unhelpful ones or allowing you to feel differently about yourself and your life.

Hypnotherapy is not about me controlling your mind, it’s about me helping you to create the changes that you’re ready to make to live the life you’re ready to live.

Sometimes people are unsure if hypnotherapy is for them or want to ensure that they’re working with the right person.  Anyone who is unsure whether this is the right thing for them is very welcome to book a 30 minute appointment which is free of charge with no obligation to continue.  If you’d like to find out more about how I work and how I can help you, you’re very welcome to book a shorter appointment to find out more. Alternatively, we can have a chat on the phone or via Skype if you don’t want to come along in person.  Whatever works for you, then that’s fine.

I work with a variety areas including:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety - including Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Support with Fertility - when cleared medically and it remains unexplained or dealing with coming to terms with infertility

  • Support with IVF

  • Fears and phobias - both general and pregnancy/childbirth related

  • Relaxation through pregnancy and childbirth - including hypnosis for childbirth

  • Birth trauma/birth reflection - through either talking through your birth experience or by using hypnotherapy to allow you to gently release the negative feelings surrounding birth

  • Ante/Post-natal depression- through either counselling, hypnotherapy or BWRT®

  • Depression - through either counselling, hypnotherapy or BWRT®

  • Bereavement

  • Weight loss

  • Quit smoking

    and many other areas that can be effectively helped by Hypnotherapy

    For general issues, please see my general website at
    For fertility, birth and post birth related issues, see


Enjoy Autumn

When you're ready to enjoy autumn but something is in the way:

Weight Loss

If you’re dreading the Christmas Parties because you lack the motivation to lose weight or exercise or you feel that you’re eating is out of control, I have 3 packages to help you regain your momentum to take control of your eating and lose weight.

Package 1: Motivation, food choices and taking control

For those who want to lose up to a couple of stone and are struggling to get motivated.  This package helps you to increase your motivation, make the right food choices and take control of your eating. Most clients require 3-4 sessions and each session is tailored to your individual needs. All sessions are recorded and sent to the client as an MP3.

Package 2: In-depth exploration and resolving deeper issues

This package is aimed at those who have always struggled with their weight, don’t feel they’ve ever had control of their eating or have more complex causes of weight gain.  We work at a much deeper level to resolve and release the causes of your weight problems.  Aimed at those with 3 stones or more to lose.  Most clients require 5-6 sessions and all motivational sessions are recorded and sent to the client as an MP3.

Package 3:   The WHY Programme – Weight, Hypnotherapy and You

This package requires complete commitment from you and is based on on-going results.  I’ll give you a variety of tools to continue working with, a workbook and recordings of all your hypnosis sessions and the programme is based on achieving results in order to continue to the next stage of the programme.

You need to be completely committed to this programme which lasts 8 sessions although there is no timescale to complete it so you can work through it at your own pace.  Through the process, we will cover compulsive eating, self-hypnosis to give you the tools to use whenever you need them, emotional eating and stress management, making sensible food choices, creating a better relationship with food, increasing motivation to exercise and look to creating a better future.  This is an example and can be tailored to your individual needs.

Fears – Spiders, Clowns, Fireworks

Fears and phobias can stop us enjoying life to the full and can respond very effectively to both Hypnotherapy and BWRT®.

Please see my website for more information on these points or anything else you may wish to work through and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or to book a free chat to find out more.


With a clinical background of working within the NHS for 27 years, I also have a deep understanding of stress, anxiety and emotional issues experienced by Health Care Professionals and the moral and ethical guidance associated with it.  If you’d like help in dealing with the pressures related to working in healthcare, please give me a call.

I also offer BWRT®’ which stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a non-hypnotic totally confidential method that doesn’t require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist, and is carried out in a completely conscious state. It doesn’t use hypnosis or any mystical concepts – it’s completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and only needs you to know what you want to change in your life for it be completely successful. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills  Dip Hyp CS
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy          Dip CP
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy  Adv. Dip CP
BWRT® Practitioner
Broadband 4 the Brain
WSN - Counselling and Coaching

I am a Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS), an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS(Acc)) and a Member of the Institute of Brain Working Recursive Therapy

I also have over 27 years of nursing and midwifery experience of which 10 years are specifically in a maternity setting offering emotional as well as clinical support to the women in my care.

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited register membership

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* 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

Generalized Anxiety Disorder


I offer a free 30 minute consultation to have a chat about how you're feeling and how I can help.  This helps to give you an understanding of how I work and choose the best form of therapy for you.

Although every client is different, I find that many clients respond well to a course of 3 sessions of hypnotherapy.  I offer a 3 session package for £195 (£65 per session).  If further sessions are required, the cost remains at £65 per session.

Individual sessions are £70 per session  -  Hypnotherapy sessions include an MP3 recording which is emailed to you following the session.

Quit smoking is a single 2 hour session at £160.  This includes a further 1hour session if required.

Counselling sessions are £50 per session

Brain Working Recursive Therapy
BWRT® is £65 per session

I also offer a variety of workshops relating to preparation for childbirth, preparation for motherhood and post birth reflection.  Please see for more details.

Further information

My Practice is based in Lower Earley, Reading with easy access from M4 and A329(M).  I am also on the 21 bus route from Reading.

Reading, RG6

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with a variety of day and evening appointments and Saturday Mornings. I am however able to be flexible on appointment times so please ask.

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