Jo Copland-Dando BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), DIHP, GQHP, RGN, HV

Jo Copland-Dando BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), DIHP, GQHP, RGN, HV


0117 986 9351 / 07766 021730

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0117 986 9351 / 07766 021730

About me

Hi my name is Jo, a fully trained Integrated Hypnotherapist, offering NLP, CBT, psychotherapeutic and counselling skills. I will build a therapeutic relationship with you, to explore health and well-being concerns, identify tools or resources and enable you to make changes.

Are you struggling with an unwanted habit eg.your eating pattern or food addictions? Or do you find it difficult to manage your negative thoughts about something? Anxiety and how to move forward with certain feelings can be overwhelming. Do you have a phobia which is restricting what you can do and where you can go? Anything which is limiting what you want to achieve in life, can be worked on so you have the skills and strategies to be the best you, you can be.

With 25 years experience as a Nurse, Midwife, Health visitor and Practice Teacher I can help clients with a range of health and well-being Issues. I have a non judgemental approach and no concern is too trivial to discuss. In this safe environment with guaranteed confidentiality we can explore together, to help you generally feel more positive and skilled in a particular situation.

Before meeting I contact you by phone or email to discuss any concerns or queries about how hypnotherapy and my sessions can support you.This conversation introduces you to how I work and explores what you want to achieve from our sessions. This is a free consultation and is partly about assessing whether I am the right person for you and if you feel comfortable with me.

At our first meeting we will explore the issue and work together to achieve your goals. This is time and space for you to be really listened to and can be empowering in itself. Clients often know what they want to do, but need help to access their resources, which gives insight into their thoughts and behaviours, enabling changes to be effective. It also helps to establish how motivated you are to make changes, as this process involves your commitment too.

Anxiety or stress can be a large influencer on health and well-being, which reduces our ability to cope with everyday life. Some of the many benefits of hypnotherapy includes a relaxed, inward focusing state where messages to your subconscious enables change to happen effectively and positive suggestions boost your motivation and sense of wellbeing. This makes hypnotherapy enjoyable as well as productive.

Areas of expertise include anxiety, confidence, phobias, weight and pain management and quit smoking.

Hypnotherapy when used together with therapeutic skills can be a powerful tool for sustained change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrated Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural hypnosis & NLP
Hypno Virtual Gastric Band
Working with Eating disorder and Obesity
Currently studying towards Master NLP Practitiionner

Bsc(Hons) Nursing,
Registered Midwife,
Ba(Hons) Community Health studies
Ma module Practice & professional standards for Practice Teaching.

Health promotion
Grief and loss counselling skills
Depression - particularly post natal
Stress management
Support to stop smoking
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Motivational interviewing

I have been developing my hypnotherapy skills since 2012 but have a wealth of skills already in working one to one, listening skills and working collaboratively with clients.

Special interests:
Pregnancy and parenthood
Stop smoking
Weight loss
Virtual gastric band
Eating disorders
Emotional freedom technique

Member organisations


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.

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Please feel free to contact me to discuss. This initial consultation is free.

An hour session starts at £50 per session
Quit smoking £120 over 1-2 sessions

I accept cash or electronic transfer.

I provide free resources eg MP3's, for skills you can use and practice at home.

When working with children and young people the parent or carer needs to be involved, give consent and stay within the premises. The adult will be informed of the process and be aware of the overall exploration.
On occasion, particularly with the older teenager, they may need a confidential therapeutic relationship and this can be discussed.
I have a current active DBS check.

Further information


Feedback on sessions with Jo "I am not the most confident person going especially with strangers but instantly felt at ease and relaxed into it very easily." JR

"I really think that the way i see and think about food has changed hugely, my lifestyle has changed and the whole family are becoming more active.
I don't just think about my family but think about myself as a person not just a mum/ wife you played a big part in that change thank you Jo" JR

I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here .

Bristol, BS31

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday and some evening or Saturay am sessions on discussion.

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