Linda Sutherland BSc (Hons), BA, Dip Hyp, GHR

Linda Sutherland BSc (Hons), BA, Dip Hyp, GHR

Oldwick Therapy Centre
Oldwick Farm
West Sussex
PO18 9AA


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Oldwick Therapy Centre
Oldwick Farm
West Sussex
PO18 9AA


About me

I am a hypnotherapist with a passion for helping others to improve their lives. I run a fully insured clinic in Lavant, just outside Chichester, and specialise in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Insomnia, Weight Loss, and Stopping smoking. I have also helped clients to overcome phobias, fears and habits, such as skin picking, public speaking, nail biting, and spiders phobia.

"Life is what you make it, so why not make it better?" True Potential Hypnotherapy can help you to make your life into what you want it to be. Hypnotherapy can assist you with life changing benefits which can change your life for the better.

About Me

My name is Linda Sutherland and I have lived and worked in the West Sussex and Hampshire area all my life, developing a good knowledge of the local area and the demographics throughout my life and work.

I initially trained as an Occupational Therapist, and have worked extensively in both the NHS and local Social Services, specialising in disabled living and allowing people to maintain an independent lifestyle. I have also worked in the private sector and with national charities supporting ex -servicemen and women, and their dependents with their daily living needs.

My interest in Hypnotherapy came from experiencing the extraordinary benefits first hand. Seeing for myself the power of this therapy to reduce levels of anxiety, boost confidence and change unwanted habits. Using hypnotherapy assisted me to take care of my psychological wellbeing, and the benefits of this therapy have been life changing.

Since working as a hypnotherapist I have found it a privilege to see others change and progress on their life's pathway, happier, healthier and often wealthier. Hypnotherapy can open up your True Potential too.

Principal Hypnotherapy Clinic
I work and run my own fully insured hypnotherapy business, based principally in Lavant, West Sussex.

I work within a small quiet rural setting, which has plenty of free parking. The beautiful setting in Lavant, offers flexibility of appointments, with both evening and weekend appointments by arrangement.  

How does Hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy is a very “natural” everyday occurrence, and one which we all experience throughout our daily lives. For instance, when absorbed in a book or film, or perhaps driving a familiar route to work, we are naturally in a “trance state”.

During hypnosis, the mind goes into a state of focused concentration which is similar to deep relaxation, allowing the conscious mind to be by-passed and the subconscious mind to be open to receiving and acting upon verbal suggestions to help alter existing thinking patterns.

Hypnotherapy can improve your life for the better on a daily basis, including the way you feel about both yourself and the world around you.

Call True Potential Hypnotherapy on 07701027584 to make an appointment which could literally change your life for the better.

A testimonial from a client suffering with Anxiety:

I just wanted to thank you for the recent hypnotherapy sessions. I cannot describe how much better I feel, and what an enormous difference you have made not only to my work life but in my personal life as well. I hadn't realised just how much anxiety I was suffering from until it was gone! I was starting to worry about even the most trivial things and that's just not like me. Now I feel so much more confident and I don't worry about the small stuff anymore. So a very big thank you for everything you have done to help me get back to normal. Thanks again for all your help, you really helped me... G

A testimonial from a client who suffered with Fear of Flying:

Hi Linda, just wanted to let you know that your sessions definitely helped me. I felt very relaxed on the flights and didn't even need any alcohol! I feel happy to fly anywhere now, so a big thank you. L

A testimonial from a client who suffered from Psoriasis:

Thank you Linda again for all you've done for me - wish I'd thought of hypnotherapy 10 years ago!… I will recommend your sessions to all I know…. 100% satisfaction, you really are very good at your job, thank you again J

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BA Social Sciences
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy HSOH
  • Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
  • Parts Therapy trained by Roy Hunter 2012
  • Licensed Hypno-Gastric Band practitioner

I trained with the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy and use methods such as Gestalt and the Inner Child, which includes the process of regression, to uncover unwanted or outdated habits.



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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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Parts Therapy
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Skin Conditions e.g psoriasis
Public Speaking

Upcoming events


  • Weight Management Therapy - Six sessions plus personalized supporting CD's, £300 if paid in advance or £65 per session.

  • Insomnia - Three Session Course - £180 with supporting CD's
  • Smoking Cessation - £250, also with supporting CD's (usually only one session is needed, but I offer a free follow up session if required - this must be taken within one month of your original appointment).

  • Other Therapies - All other therapies £65 per session.

Taster/Relaxation Sessions

If you are unsure of hypnotherapy and how it can help you, I offer a Taster /Relaxation session for £40 where I will explain about hypnosis and how it can help you. During this session you can experience hypnosis as a relaxation session, and take a CD away to for you to use whenever you need it.

Following the Taster/Relaxation session I then offer a £10 discount on your next full session booked (bookable within 1 month)

CALL 07701027584 today to arrange an appointment.

Further information

Weight Management
weight_1.jpgAre you tired of dieting? Have you yo-yo dieted for years without success? Or put on double the weight you lost on your diet once you have gone back to normal eating patterns? Are you literally chained to your bathroom scales?

Hypnotherapy Weight Management is personally tailored to meet you needs, the price includes CD's to help you to reinforce the therapy during sessions. This might be via Gastric Band Therapy or a Weight Loss plan, the choice is yours.

Using Hypnotherapy for Weight Management/Weight Loss is also a safe way of losing weight; it requires no hospital admission, no long post-operative recovery, and no complications. Unchain yourself from those scales and set yourself free from those diet books.

Testimonials from some of my successful weight loss clients:

"Finally feeling in control of my eating habits, I've lost weight, but more importantly I feel healthier and happier." R

"It has helped me be more positive about myself. I no longer want to eat the things that are bad for me. I have lost some weight but lots of inches, I don't have to stick to a diet, I control myself." J

"It has given me more energy, I am more focused at work. Not so bloated and has made losing weight easier." S

"I feel more confident, losing weight easier, it has helped me address my emotional eating, and I have more energy at work." M

"Following almost a lifetime of having an unhealthy relationship with food and diets, I decided to try weight management with True Potential Hypnotherapy Chichester. After 4 - 5 sessions and regularly listening to the CD's provided after each session, food no longer rules my life. My confidence has grown and consequently the excess weight has fallen off. I can't recommend True Potential Hypnotherapy Chichester highly enough" C

Stop Smoking
Have you tried unsuccessfully to quit smoking? Giving up is never easy, but hypnotherapy can offer a pain free way of smoking cessation.

Using the power of your subconscious mind, hypnotherapy can guide you down the path of a healthier lifestyle, one where you are a successful non-smoker.

In a one-off session you can transform your life into that of a non-smoker. I also supply you with supporting CD’s to aid in your successful path from smoker to non-smoker.

Don’t Stop Giving Up – Try Hypnotherapy, the pathway to your successful non-smoking future.


Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep, or to stay asleep long enough to get a proper night’s sleep. The occasional night with too little sleep can make you feel very tired the following day, but if this goes on for a long period of time it may cause health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes, or may even make you more likely to suffer with a weight problem.

Insomnia can be caused by an underlying problem, either medical or psychological problem such as grief, stress, anxiety and depression.  If experienced over long periods of time, insomnia can weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to illness, irritability, poor concentration, apathy and loss of energy.

There is nothing worse than going to bed and not being able to sleep, but hypnotherapy can change your sleeping patterns safely and easily to allow you to sleep peacefully again.There are close links between the deep relaxing experience of hypnosis and the calm physical and mental experience needed to sleep.

I have now completed a Masterclass with Hypnotherapist Paul Byrne who has devised a three step program for Insomnia. This three session course enables you to change your sleep pattern easily and effectively, and is suitable for both short and long term insomniac's.
Call for an appointment on 07701027584

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
I have now completed a IBS Master Class, to enable my hypnotherapy practice to assist IBS sufferers to the greatest effect. The gut directed hypnotherapy program developed by Professor Peter Whorwell a professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology at University Hospital of South Manchester, has a medically proven success rate of 70%. Gut directed hypnotherapy involves inducing the hypnotic state and then offering specific suggestions for improved gut function. This 6 - 12 week program sets out to give you control over your symptoms, not your symptoms controlling you. Call for an appointment on 07701027584, it could help you get your life back again.

Chichester, PO18 9AA

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I hold my hypnotherapy clinics on a Monday's, Thursday mornings, Fridays and Saturday's of each week. I can accommodate late appointments where necessary by prior arrangement.

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