Sheila Barratt-Smith D.Hyp MBSCH, HypnoBirthing Practitioner

Sheila Barratt-Smith D.Hyp MBSCH, HypnoBirthing Practitioner

127a Worcester Road
West Midlands

01562 882662 / 07912536188

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127a Worcester Road
West Midlands

01562 882662 / 07912536188

About me

As a highly experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, and HypnoBirthing practitioner Sheila has over 12 years experience helping people to successfully make the changes in their lives that they were struggling to make on their own

Professional Qualifications

Trained with London College of Clinical Hypnosis
Member of the Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Registered with the NHS
Member of the National Stop Smoking Centre
Member of HypnoBirthing Institute
Diploma in Meditation BSM
Licensed HypnoBand (Gastric Band) Practitioner

Sheila studied psychology at Wolverhampton University and became interested in hypnotherapy after a short hypnotherapy session cured her of a long standing nail biting, something that she'd previously tried all sorts of unsucessful cures for.

Specialist areas

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, weight control, HypnoBirthing, stopping smoking, stress, anxiety and phobias  plus a whole range of issues and with impressive results she regularly has referals from local doctors and midwives.

Sheila structures her treatments to suit the individual requirements of her clients, giving them tools and techniques that can help them transform the rest of their lives.

She runs weekly HypnoBirthing antenatal classes and has taught pregnant midwives, surgeons, consultants and GPs how they can have an easier, more enjoyable and safer birth for their baby. She has also lectured student midwives.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a normal state that we go in and out of every day without even noticing. Daydreaming is a natural state of hypnosis, driving a car without even noticing where we are going or being engrossed in a TV programme or good book. So we are all very good at it. Hypnotherapy makes use of this state.

What is hypnotherapy?
How does it work?

Most of us at some time in or other have symptoms caused by the problems in our lives. You're worried you can't sleep, you're stressed so you smoke, you're anxious so you bite your nails. Sometimes problems can be deep rooted so you don't even know what they are.

The key is not to treat the symptoms (pills to help you sleep, alcohol to try and relax) but to identify the problem and deal with it.

Very often these problems are hidden awaay and controlled in the part of the mind we call the subconcious. We don't necessarily recognise it because we are too busy dealing with the symptoms.

Hypnotherapy helps us to deal with these problems and uses hypnosis to relax the concious mind, reach the subconcious and then make beneficial suggestions, focussing on what needs to be done to resolve the problem. It's as simple as that.

What will happen?

The first hypnotherapy sessionstarts by taking some details - for example, making sure hypnotherapy will fit in with any other treatment you may be having

You will be helped to get into a pleasant state of relaxation. This cannot be done against your will and you can still reject any suggestions if the are not right for you. It's not like stage hypnotism.

It is in this relaxed, comfortable state that the problem can be sorted out and benefical suggestions made as to how it can be dealt with.

There are meany conditions that can be dealt with by hypnotherapy. Some like Stopping Smoking can be done in just one session.

"I haven't had a cigarette for 6 months now and I can't ever imagine smoking again thanks to a one hypnotherapy session with Sheila"
Anne - ex smoker

Other conditions may need more than one session, but in all cases , the experience is pleasant and relaxing.

Reassure me.

Hypnotherapy is safe and effective. You remain in control at all times. There are no unpleasant side effects, in fact quite the opposite. The deep relaxation from hypnosis can help you sleep better, regulate your blood pressure and give you more energy.

"Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the help you've given me. Not only have my night times much improved but I am learning to relax and stay calm which is something I have always struggled with.
I had lazer eye surgery and would not have been able to do it without the help of your relaxation CD
Louise - Stourbiridge

Sheila has years of experience helping withall sorts of issues.
Whether you want to
Stop Smoking,
Loose weight,
Have a Gastric Band hypnotherapy,
Increase your confidence,
Give up alcohol
Resolve depression
Sort out phobias
and many other issues

Hypnotherapy can be a pleasant, relaxing and effective way of making the changes you want.

HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method

Join the growing number of mums choosing HypnoBirthing to birth their babies , including celebrities, Jessica Alba, supermodel Giselle Bundcheon and Nadia Sawalha

Five sessions of enjoyable, relaxing, antenatal class

Learn how to birth your baby more easily
The relaxation and breathing techniques can actually shorten labour and birth
Dads fully involved with an important role to play
Babies seem calmer, sleep better and feed more easily
Get back to your pre pregnancy self faster

"Our new arrival was born at home, exactly as planned, weighing 8lbs. I feel smashing. HypnoBirthing was great and healped to make things go very smoothly and quickly. Thank you" 
Danielle - HypnoBirthing mum Stourbridge


Hypnotherapy can be very helpful in reducing anxiety. Also when you are deeply relaxed it puts your body into a healing state so if you have to go through any medical proceedures, your body has the ability to heal faster

Recently Sheila has been working with cardic patients to help them reduce their anxiety and recover from their treatment more effectively

She has also put her vast hypnotherapy knowledge to good use to help her recover from cancer without chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

If you would like more information on Clinical Hypnotherapy, and how it can help you then call Sheila now on 01562 882662

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the BSCH
Member of the NSCI
Licensed to practise Hypnoband.
HypnoBirthing Practitioner

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Heart Problems


There is a FREE half hour consultation session

All first sessions include a Free Personal Relaxation CD

Further information

You can find Sheila in the centre of Hagley, which is within easy reach of Kidderminster, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Bromsgrove and the Black Country, by car, train or bus.

There is free parking in the village

Hagley, DY9 0NG

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None
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