Jo Copland-Dando

Jo Copland-Dando


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. With my background as a Nurse, Midwife and Health visitor, for over 25 years, I can help clients with a variety of health and well-being issues. I draw on NLP, CBT, psychotherapeutic and counselling skills to explore your concerns, in a safe and confidential environment.

Are you wanting to change a habit, a phobia, your thoughts about something, or generally feel more positive and skilled in a certain situation?

Feeling anxious? Don't be, we can discuss by phone or email, any queries you may have. This will introduce you to how I work and discuss what suits you.This is a free consultation and is partly about assessing whether I am the right person for you and to establish the plan for the changes you would like to make.
This can often take several sessions but this will be planned and discussed with you.

Anxiety or stress an 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 from which messages to your subconscious enables change to happen effectively, suggestions which boost your motivation and bonus of a sense of wellbeing. This makes hypnotherapy enjoyable as well as productive.

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. You need to be committed to this process to enable change to happen. 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. Hypnotherapy when used together with therapeutic skills can be a powerful tool for sustained change.

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

I can work with adults, children and teenagers.

Please contact me and I look forward to moving you on your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

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 natally
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:
Weight loss - Virtual gastric band
Eating disorders
Emotional freedom technique

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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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