Susan Ritson HPD, CBT (Hyp), SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH (Acc), CNHC Registered

Susan Ritson HPD, CBT (Hyp), SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH (Acc), CNHC Registered

Axbridge Studios
Jubilee Farm
Jubilee Road
BS26 2DA

07837 562602 / 07837 562602

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Axbridge Studios
Jubilee Farm
Jubilee Road
BS26 2DA

07837 562602 / 07837 562602

About me

Susan is a fully registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Supervisor based in Axbridge, Somerset.  Susan helps both adults and children who are struggling with anxiety and stress which can result in sleep problems, erratic eating patterns leading to weight gain, angry outbursts and many other negative behavioural and symptom patterns.

Susan is trained in the modern Clinical Hypnotherapy methods which utilises the clinically-proven techniques of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), SFBT (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy) and has a British Psychology Association accredited certificate in 3rd Wave CBT which comprises of evidence based therapies underpinned by the Mindfulness approach.

Susan has also undertaken advanced training in Single Session Therapy, sometimes called Single Session Intervention. This therapy uses the clinically approved methodologies of CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and is suitable for clients who are unable to attend therapy on a regular basis. This package consists of an initial phone session lasting around 20-30 minutes where the goals for the session will be set. This is followed by a 1:1 session which is recorded, and the main objectives are documented and both recorded and documentation is sent to the client following the session. There is a follow-up phone session around 3 months after the 1:1 session to determine progress.

Susan is also an Anxiety UK approved therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. She is 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 the registered governing body.

Training, qualifications & experience

Susan trained with Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training in Bristol.  The CPHT courses are externally verified by the NCFE.  Susan holds the following qualifications:

HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (NCFE Award Level 4)
CBT (Hyp) Cognitive Behavioural Training for Hypnotherapists (NCFE Award Level 4)
SFBT Sup (Hyp)  - Solution Focused Brief Therapy Supervisor (Hypnotherapy) (NCFE Award Level 5)
Diploma in Nutrition Therapy - NVQ Award Level 3
Child Psychology - NVQ Award Level 4 (Distinction)

Susan has also completed advanced training in:
* Single Session Therapy
* Solution Focused Brief Therapy Supervision
*  Pain Management
*  Sports Hypnotherapy (specialising in Equestrian sports ie Dressage, Show Jumping, Event Riding

British Psychological Society Accredited Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT which comprises of the following disciplines:
* Mindfulness
* Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
* Compassion and Focused Therapy
* Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Susan is a registered member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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

Weight Management combined with Nutrition
Equestrian Sports including Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing
Qualified Supervisor for hypnotherapists
Single Session Intervention therapy.


1:1 Therapy Sessions
Initial Consultation (Adults and Children) - £55.00 (Mon-Fri)
Initial Consultation (Adults and Children) - £60.00 (Sat)
Subsequent Consultations - (Adults) £55.00 per hour or part thereof (Mon - Fri) (Sat £60.00)
Subsequent Consultations (Children (under 16)): £50.00 per 45 mins or part thereof.
Telephone / SKYPE Therapy Rates:  £45.00 per session
Single Session Therapy Package: £175.00

Concessional rates for 1:1 therapy sessions:

*National Council for Hypnotherapy - Help the Heroes Scheme:  Initial Consultation      Free for serving service personnel

* Volunteer hypnotherapist for Anxiety UK who offer concessional treatment for those suffering from anxiety related conditions.  Concessions are agreed between the client and Anxiety UK.  Further details:

Further information


It is a requirement of most of the Hypnotherapy organisations that supervision is undertaken on a regular basis.  Susan is a qualified registered supervisor with the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Supervision can be undertaken on a 1:1, via telephone or Skype.

Telephone/Skype Therapy

Susan offers a flexible telephone therapy service for clients.  More details of this service can be found on her website:

Member Organisations
Accredited and Supervisor Member National Council of Hypnotherapy
Member Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Associate Member British Psychological Society

Axbridge, BS26 2DA

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments weekdays and Saturday mornings.

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