Doreen Gowing DipCH HPD MNCH CNHC

Doreen Gowing DipCH HPD MNCH CNHC

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Fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

I specialise in anxiety, panic attacks and fear of public speaking.

I also help clients with emotional eating for weight loss, phobias, relationship issues, insomnia, building confidence and self-esteem.

Hypnotherapy is a unique process of providing many tools to help change unhelpful behaviour patterns which hold us back from enjoying life. As human beings we are masters of surviving, you are reading this, you have survived. However, often these strategies we learnt a long time ago may not be serving us well anymore.

Finding the root cause of limiting beliefs or habits creates a place and space so healing can take place. I believe we all have the answers within us, yet it can feel like a warehouse with no lights, racking or labeling when we go looking for our answers. It is my job to help you find the light switch, put the right labels on boxes and place them where they belong and some no doubt belong in the bin. This allows so much more space to manoeuvre giving a feeling of freedom and self-control is restored.

I use an integrated holistic approach which includes regression, Inner Child therapy, Parts Therapy, Visualisation, Forgiveness Therapy, EFT and NLP.

I look forward to the day when health professionals recognise and accept that unresolved emotional issues are among the primary cause of the many ailments, illness and addictions.

My aim is to guide you on your journey in discovering your resources within, which empowers you to be your own best friend, find contentment and achieve your goals.

"Helping you claim your Freedom" - a journey to contentment

Treatments I offer cover:

  • Letting go of anxiety, panic attacks and worry

          Helping you go within to find the obstacles which are holding you back. Discovering your hidden
          inner resources which empower you, setting you free.

  • Lighter from Within - Weight loss - emotional eating

          Acknowledging it is not about the food rather your emotional relationship with food.
        You know what is required to loose weight, however there is a saboteur at work leading to                   emotional or 'comfort' eating.

          We work together to find the saboteur, get rid of it and then move forward with new beliefs,                 feelings and responses to food.

  • Quit4Life -  Stop Smoking

          Working with clients who are ready to become a non-smoker for life. This is a powerful                       program using latest knowledge of the brain pleasure response, EFT and Hypnosis.

  • Free from Phobias including Fear of Public Speaking

          Releasing yourself from the grip of fear as you discover how to present with confidence, fly                 calmly and dance with spiders.

  • Self-esteem and Confidence

          Changing how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Letting go of old unhelpful                 limiting beliefs and negative thinking discovering how to empower yourself to make positive                 changes to your life.

Training, qualifications & experience


Full time Clinical Hypnotherapist DipC Hypnotherapy, with the award winning Central England College.

A registered member of CNHC MNCH ICO Data protection and with Full indemnity insurance.

I also run Learn Self-hypnosis for Inner Calm which provide an instant access tool for finding Calm in a storm any time in life. Watch out for dates for the next course.

In 2012 I launched an awareness campaign 'It is not about the food'. When overeating is behaving as an addiction self-sabotage has a habit of repeating itself.
The purpose is to educate and support obese adults in understanding their emotions. Becoming aware of how emotions which are stuffed down can lead to comfort 'emotional eating'.
Discovering that when our emotional needs are satisfied so too is our hunger.  When there is an emptiness inside of us we may have learnt eating is a way of distraction. This is a short term gains long term pain and torment strategy.

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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

We can become addicted to drink, smoking, gambling, entertainment, food or shopping as a way of dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem as a way of dealing with our uncomfortable emotions.

Panic attacks, low confidence, low self-esteem, weight loss, stop smoking, performance anxiety and social anxiety can all play havoc in our lives. 

Phobias such as fear of flying, fear of public speaking can hold us back from moving on in life.

Hypnotherapy can help change how you feel about life allowing you to be yourself.

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  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks or Phobias?


Single session                                 £95.00  90 minutes usually for Phobias

Letting Go of Anxiety                      £513.00 six session program. Proven path to inner Letting Go                                                                         intuitively using integrated therapies, EFT NLP Language Detox MP3

Letting go of Weight                        £575.00  six sessions plus mindfullness, a personal reprogramming MP3                                                   MP3 for your specific requirements and 2 support calls

Quit4Life Smoking                          £250.00 Two hours plus MP3 and a backup session anytime for life

Stay on Track Maintenance           £360.00
  12 x 30 minutes skype coaching monthly or bi-monthly

Gift of Contentment                        £65.00     60 minutes Massage for the Mind & Body
Voucher                                                                     A wonderful gift for yourself or others

I offer an initial free consultation no obligation. Feel free to just give me a call on 01268 675400

There is free on street parking, and I'm just 15 walk from Maidenhead station.

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What clients have said.

I have always been a sufferer of low confidence, low self-esteem and anxiety. Doreen was recommended to me by a colleague whom Doreen helped give up smoking. I have had four sessions with Doreen and feel so much better about myself and the world around me. Doreen showed me that I don't need to feel threatened about the world around me and has really showed me a different point of view. I now feel that I look forward to the future and what lies ahead of me instead of being intimidated. I have developed self respect which I believe people around me can sense and this will definitely help me with meeting people. Doreen's techniques have helped me feel calm in situations and has helped me with my work by standing up for myself. There have been some positive changes that have taken place within the last month. Some changes were just by instinct  but others were just because I felt like I can and nothing can harm me. I'm calm, happy and enthusiastic and I will definitely recommend Doreen to anyone. Thanks again Doreen for all your help.

ER Maidenhead

"When I first came to see Doreen, I was not in a happy state. I was exhausted, verging on depression and totally beaten to the ground by relentless self criticism. Even after the first appointment the changes were measurable. The light state of hypnosis or deep meditative place where Doreen leads you to is a great way to remove the barrier developed by the rational everyday thinking mind. You get straight into the source of the problem and the release is much quicker than in conventional counselling. I always felt that one session with Doreen is an equivalent of 4-5 sessions with a good Councillor. I have now seen Doreen twice - both times 4 sessions placed close together with a several months break in between - and I must say I am in a totally different place within myself. I feel calm, happy, look forward to the future and most importantly my self criticism has gone down immensely. Releasing old issues and behaviour patterns affect so many areas in our lives. As a "by product" I have managed to get my finances into a great shape by suddenly just taking much more responsibility over what and how I spend and how I save. I can wholeheartedly recommend Doreen to everyone - all you need to do is to be willing to take the next step and she will lead you through a great transformation."


"I have used Doreen several times over the last few challenging years for "Emotional Housekeeping". Just like we clean our homes or detox our bodies, I occasionally feel the need to cleanse my thoughts. It is a human condition to get stuck in very fixed unconscious patterns of thinking that did indeed serve us in the past, but we still keep repeating in the present even we can clearly see them not being helpful anymore.

To me what worked best was to go to the place where these unconscious patterns arise from - indeed to their home in the unconscious! And that is where Doreen comes in. She compassionately directs you to the root of the pattern and helps you to untangle the emotional knots. This releases the energy held in those patterns and life will feel much more flowing again and it is much easier, once again, to move forward in life.

I highly recommend Doreen to anyone!"
Service Category: Hypnotherapy
Year first hired: 2011 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

"After an initial discussion with Doreen from Shamrock Hypnotherapy, I decided to take the plunge and try her hypnotherapy to help me control my behaviour when playing golf. I had recently change golf courses and had been becoming more and more frustrated with those bad shots all us golfers experience. Doreen helped me to replace my negative and often destructive thoughts with more positive and calming images which has seemed to work. I recently played two rounds of competitive golf where I did hit a few bad shots but didn't "loose the plot" which I had been doing.  I just pinched my fingers as Doreen explained for me to do and the positive thoughts came back to me.  On the second round our team even managed to win first place in a Charity Day, at my old golf club, which over a 100 golfers took part in. That day in particular I played a very steady round of golf which was probably my best round ever at that course. anything is worth a try, I would not hesitate in recommending Doreen and Shamrock Hypnotherapy."



Hi Doreen, thank you for the hypnotherapy session two weeks ago. Since then I haven't looked back once and am already feeling so much better by being completely smoke free. I'm amazed at how easily I've managed to cope with moving from a pack-a-day habit to nothing in a session lasting just a couple of hours! I'm looking forward to reaping all of the health benefits of being a non-smoker and am sure it has already increased my energy levels, my breathing capability and overall wellbeing. I wish you all the best in helping others to pass this milestone in their lives too. Best Regards, Paul G, Windsor

Hi Doreen,

"I have worked with Doreen to improve my public speaking confidence.

Doreen is an outstanding hypnotherapist, with incredible warmth and approachability. She is enjoyable to work with and hugely effective. I highly recommend her if you need a boost in confidence!"

RL Maidenhead

Over the last couple of months I have had the privilege of taking part in some of Doreen’s workshops, followed by some 1-2-1 sessions.  My initial attraction to Shamrock HypnoTherapy was fueled partly by curiosity about what hypnotherapy was and whether it actually worked, but, if I'm honest, it was probably more by a hidden hope that it might be able to help me.   I was not disappointed, it does work and Doreen, in her inimitable way, has been able to help me, to help myself, to just feel better…......!!!

- Bernie O’Reilly, Slough, Berkshire 03.11.12

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Mon - Thur 9.30 - 19.30 including lunchtimes Friday 9.30 - 18.00 Saturday by special arrangement

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