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Dip Hyp Specialist Practitioner, MA, GQHP. Counsellor MBACP

About me

Hello, I'm Alison, a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I also work with a range of other therapies that can be very effective to reduce anxiety and stress, to build confidence, create calm, to help with habits, fears and phobias and to feel better in yourself.

Hypnotherapy can also help with many different issues. Please make contact to see if you think I can help.

I have a friendly, kind, supportive approach and I work in a non-judgmental way.

I work face to face and online using Zoom across the UK. I offer a no obligation, complimentary phone or Zoom call.

I am also a BACP registered Counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma Hypnotherapy Specialist
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CBT, Gestalt & Person Centred)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • OldPain2Go Practitioner - Steven Blake
  • Kinetic Shift Practitioner - U.K. Hypnosis Academy
  • Hypno-Band Practitioner
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) incorporating Hypnosis - John Dewar School of Hypnotherapy
  • Blast Advanced Practitioner (PTSD, Trauma & Anxiety)
  • Integral Eye Movement Practitioner IEMT
  • Somasense Practitioner- Dr Claire Jacks
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Reiki Level 1
  • Mindscaping - Created by Mike Mandel Hypnosis

I am qualified as a Practitioner in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) incorporating hypnosis, OldPain2Go, Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT), Somasense, Kinetic Shift (KS) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Blast Advanced Therapy.

I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor. Trained in Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt.

I completed my counselling placement at a GP Surgery.

Member organisations


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.


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.

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

If you are feeling stuck in life and not sure why, or know why but want to feel different.

Habits that you want to change.

Please contact me to see how we can work together.

Some of the therapies I work with are content free which means that you do not have to talk about them to work with them.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

  • Sessions are up to 80 minutes
  • £45 for a Hypnotherapy Session 
  • Counselling £45
  • Therapy session incorporating a range of approaches, which could include eye movement therapies eg EMDR £45

There is no exact time frame for therapy, some issues can take just a few sessions, and others can take a bit longer, however we can discuss this in more detail at consultation. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Limited evening availability currently

Further information

I offer face to face sessions in my spacious therapy room, which is only used by me.

There is a client only toilet available. 

I work with over 18’s only.

I do offer online session via Zoom across the UK only.

Alison De Matos is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Hypnotherapy And Counselling Practice, Brunswick Place, Above Black Swan Gift Shop, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Stairs to the therapy room.

Online platforms