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DCH, DHP, BSc (Hons) Psychology - Anxiety Specialist

About me

Hi, I'm Alex and I'm an enthusiastic clinical hypnotherapist based in Poole, Dorset and Twickenham, London with over 10 years experience practising hypnotherapy and specialising in treating anxiety, sleep problems and phobias.

With a background in psychology and clinical hypnotherapy, I help people who are suffering from unwanted anxiety, learn how to reduce stress, release worries, overcome phobias/bad habits and improve sleep, so that they can wake up every morning feeling alive, blessed, energised and fully present.

I chose this field due my own personal experience of suffering from anxiety in my younger years which consisted of OCD, phobias and debilitating insomnia to boot. It was only through learning the power of hypnosis that I managed to overcome my anxiety issues which were holding me back in life, and now as a hypnotherapist I enjoy helping others in similar predicaments.

I currently practise hypnotherapy in Poole, but continue to see a variety of clients for online sessions who live further away.

If you would like to arrange a complimentary call with me please click here to email me and I will be happy to book you in for one. Alternatively you can phone me directly on 07815 318 455 or 01202 948 114.


I specialise in the fields of anxiety and sleep, helping my clients to:

  • Feel more relaxed and at ease
  • Let go of worries (past and future) and intrusive negative thoughts so they can be more in the present
  • Overcome phobias (e.g. public speaking, claustrophobia)
  • Be free of unwanted habits (e.g. nail biting, hair pulling)
  • Improve sleep (e.g. difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep).

My Approach

I am very enthusiastic about what I do, and I thoroughly enjoy helping clients to be free from the shackles of anxiety in order to lead a more fulfilling life. I have a warm and friendly approach and there usually is a lot of laughing during my client sessions.

I use hypnosis in conjunction with other complementary therapies such as EFT (tapping) and mindfulness. I also teach effective techniques which empower my clients to be able to reduce anxiety and release worries outside of our sessions.

What to Expect in a Session

Our sessions will be 1 hour long, and they will include hypnosis and the learning and practising of easy to learn tools and techniques to help you reach your goals in a short a time as possible. I also give out relaxing hypnosis recordings to listen to in between sessions to compound what was done in the sessions. You also get homework to ensure speedy progress, which you are expected to do and report back on our follow up sessions, (don't worry it won't be too much homework)! I offer online hypnotherapy sessions for clients to be taken in the convenience of your own home.

For more information on hypnotherapy and working with me. please see my website -

If you would like to find out more about my sessions and how I can help you, please feel free to email me and I can call you back at your convenience to answer any questions you may have.

Further information

When I'm not working or doing the school run, you will find me either visiting the many historical castles that Dorset has to offer or being dragged along the beach by my boisterous husky dog Zebedee. Finally I have a passion for learning, so I am constantly studying the latest techniques to help with unwanted anxiety, so rest assured for every tool or technique I teach my clients, I have tried and tested it out on myself first!

Overcome Emotional Eating

Suzy had a chocolate and crisp addiction and used food as an emotional crutch, leading to unwanted weight gain and low mood. She also had a fear of cockroaches since childhood. During our sessions I helped Suzy to relearn new healthier eating habits and put her off eating chocolate for life! (At Suzy's request). Suzy no longer uses food to lift her mood and makes much healthier food choices, along with losing the excess weight she had gained over the years.

Suzy's fear of cockroaches was so high she would scream if she saw a photo of them and her worst fears came true when they added a cockroach emoji to text messages! Thankfully after seeing me Suzy is no longer petrified of cockroaches and able to revisit her favourite hot holiday destinations again. 

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Ellisha-Jade came to see me after suffering from severe social anxiety and panic attacks after appearing on the popular ITV show Love Island in 2017. It was a joy to help her overcome both issues and help get her out into busy places again enjoying life to the fullest.

Overcoming the Fear of Driving

Tracey had a huge fear of driving and it was restricting her life immensely. Through a few sessions of hypnotherapy with me Tracey is now back on the road enjoying the freedom that driving provides!

Overcoming Insomnia

Lee suffered from broken sleep during the night combined with an active mind at night which made it difficult for him to fall back asleep. After harnessesing Lee with some useful techniques to calm his mind down at night and putting him into very deep states of hypnosis in our bi-weekly sessions he was able to sleep through the night and again enjoy the pleasures of a good night's sleep .

Overcoming an Unwanted Habit

Lauren suffered from an unwanted and embarrasing habit since birth, which she carried out in the day and at to help her sleep at night too.  Through only a couple of hypnosis sessions with me, Lauren is happily free of this habit and can sleep well, without having to resort to the old habit anymore.

Overcoming Sports Anxiety

Jody came to see me as he had severe anxiety when putting in golf competitions which was ruining his handicap and his joy of the game. Using a combination of hypnosis and various techniques I taught him to use during each game, Jody's handicap has now gone from the high 20's into the teens and he is winning competitions for the first time ever.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist who qualified at London’s renowned Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, in 2004. I also have a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Psychology from The University of Warwick.

My qualifications include:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology from the University of Warwick
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy – DCH
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - DHP
  • Master Clinical Hypnotherapist - MCH
  • Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique

To date I've held hypnotherapy clinics at:

  • Health and Wellbeing Centres in London - Neals Yard (Richmond) and Earthlife Ltd (Kew Gardens)
  • Luxury Spa Hotel - The Chewton Glen in Hampshire
  • International city bank - ICBC Standard Bank in London, providing weekly hypnotherapy sessions for their employees
  • Currently I provide my hypnotherapy sessions online via Zoom or SKYPE

I am a member of the following organisations:

  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
  • General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I also enjoy helping clients with healthy eating and weight loss, and helping new mothers who struggle with exhaustion, stress, a colicky baby and who have trouble bonding with their baby too.

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£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fees include the price for any hypnosis recordings given out. I also offer a free initial telephone consultation which can also be done online.

When I work

Monday - Friday: 9am-8pm

Saturday: 9:30am-11:30am

Further information


“I found my sessions with Alexandra very beneficial. I would recommend her in a flash and in fact, regularly share with others my positive experience of it. What I appreciated most was the personal approach and the customised programme Alexandra created for me. I got a tremendous amount out of it and the experience really exceeded my expectations. Without exaggeration, for me, the results were immediate. Alexandra also equips you with some practical exercises to ensure sustainable results. A great experience.” Marissa 36, Standard Bank

“After over 40 years of nail and skin biting I decided to try one final method that I have always thought would never work, Hypnotherapy!
I had an initial free consultation with Alexandra where she asked various questions about why I wanted to stop and how the process would work and I soon bonded with her and realised that she really wanted me to stop and believed she could help me.

We had an initial session where you are placed into a trance and then have the same session to listen to at home for the next two weeks. I was amazed that even after this first session I was now subconsciously thinking about when my fingers went into my mouth. One final session tackling it from another angle and I had finally cracked a habit that I have had for half of my life. If only I had not been so ignorant about trying hypnotherapy in the past I could have cracked this years ago!

Alexandra is an extremely friendly person and makes you feel completely as ease. She really enjoys helping you, whatever your bad habit or reason for going. I would definitely recommend her and in fact have gone back to see her for other minor tweaks in my life" Ian, 46

"Hypnotherapy is by far the most effective form of therapy I've tried. Alexandra helped me getting rid of insomnia that lasted over a month in one session! Listening to recorded sessions between the therapy sessions works very well to both reinforce the effect and as sort of an emergency help to overcome difficulties as they occur in daily life. I've recommended it to my friends and would highly recommend Alexandra to anyone" Victoria, 36

"I approached Alexandra because I was waking up in the night and lying awake for hours. I found discussing this issue with her interesting and learnt a lot about sleep, for example about the adrenaline/seratonin relationship, negative thinking etc which I had not given much thought to before. She suggested several strategies for relaxing and getting myself back to sleep (including her Relaxation recording) which have really helped.   She also provided me with a number of information sheets which were great to have as a reminder of the things we discussed in the sessions. Thanks Alexandra!" Clare 45

"I just wanted to say that I did a couple of sessions of hypnotherapy and things really turned around for me. Alexandra was really lovely and we spent some time working out what my goals were and what we were going to work on during the sessions. The sessions themselves are very relaxing, just like having a relaxing snooze but somehow also still being awake through it! I got two jobs within weeks of starting the hypnotherapy as well as generally sleeping better each night. As a result I feel much more calm and positive than when I started the sessions. It may well be that these things would have happened anyway, but it seems like lucky coincidence that things have worked out so quickly. I'd recommend giving it a try to see if it works for you." Julia, 29

"I have had hypnotherapy from Alexandra for both arachnophobia and assisted fertility, both had very positive outcomes. Alexandra has a very calm and gentle approach which put me at ease immediately. I left our sessions feeling supported and very well take care of, not to mention positive and completely relaxed," Anna, 34

"I went to see Alex regarding my driving phobia after having a few accidents. The hypnotherapy was amazing and I no longer have the phobia. Not only has Alex helped me with my driving, she also helped me with other aspects of life. Thank you so much Alex," Destiny, 27

"I have recently been suffering from migraines which were so intense I couldn't get to sleep. Alexandra gave me some recordings to listen to at night to help relax and turn down the pain, these were incredibly effective in helping me fall to sleep, often I had drifted off before the end of the recording. Thank you for all your help Alexandra, my migraines are now under control and I am sleeping well again. I will definitely try hypnotherapy with Alexandra next time I have something I need to get under control," Trevor, 38

Contact Details

Email: or click here to send an enquiry.


Phone: 01202 948114

Mobile: 07815 318 455

Poole, Dorset, BH14

Twickenham, TW1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults