Ann Mason DipAH.,DipHSM.,GQHP
Hello, I'm Ann Mason an experienced, highly qualified, ethical and CNHC Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, with a solid background in healthcare.
Hypnotherapy is a safe, effective and fast way to make positive changes in your life and has a proven track record in successfully treating a wide range of physical, emotional, behavioural and motivational issues.
I use a variety of Advanced Hypnotherapy methods combined with other therapeutic processes all of which are tried and tested. When tailored to each individual need... problems and issues, sometimes complex or lifelong, may be resolved in just a few sessions.
Feeling at ease and comfortable with your hypnotherapist is an essential factor which is why I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of up to I hour.
I’m experienced in and passionate about my specialisms which are:
Anxiety disorders: An umbrella term which includes:
Generalised anxiety disorder; panic disorder; social anxiety disorder; obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); specific phobias; health anxiety.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I’m an IBS Therapist and member of the IBS Register. A mountain of research has since been carried out which has supported the lasting value of hypnotherapy and IBS. Because the evidence is so strong, the National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) recommends hypnotherapy for IBS in the UK after 12 months of non- effective drug therapy. It’s essential that you have a diagnosis of IBS prior to having hypnotherapy.
Pain management: An area of hypnotherapy that I’ve undertaken additional training in and thoroughly enjoy. It’s well documented that Hypnotherapy is a very useful tool for the relief and control of pain. You can learn how to change the way that you perceive pain messages so that the intensity is reduced and change your emotional responses to pain
Children’s issues: I really enjoy working with children and they seem to enjoy working with me. Children generally find that hypnotherapy is easy, very natural and enjoyable. These are some of the more frequently seen issues:
anxiety; bedwetting ,coping with bullying; fears and phobias; lack of concentration; lack of confidence; low self-esteem; nail biting; sleeping difficulties; test and exam nerves; unwanted habits.
I also deal with a varied and wide range of issues as listed below. Feel free to contact me if you don’t see you’re particular problem listed as this is not an exhaustive list.
I'm a former nurse who, for several years have been specialising in Clinical Hypnotherapy. My nursing underpins the knowledge of medical conditions and expertise in emotionally supporting those who have been affected by trauma and illness.
My approach is open, warm and non- judgemental so that you can be at ease to be yourself.
Audio recordings of the hypnotherapy part of the session are made so that you have CD’s / mp3’s for your home use. Using recordings between sessions generates much better long term results.
Home visits of about a 10 mile radius are available if you are unable travel to my therapy room. This service is of value especially for anyone who is agoraphobic, in a lot of pain or who is very uncomfortable going to somewhere new.
With over 35 years of experience as a Health Care Professional you can be assured of a professional, friendly and confidential service.
If you’d like to discuss your particular issue, ask any questions or arrange a free, no obligation initial consultation, please give me a call on 01257 483 463 /07754 180 049 or leave a message on the contact page.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master Practitioner Diploma in Applied Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diplomas in Hypnotherapy and Stress Management
Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy
Practical NLP Diploma
Life Coaching Certificate
Children and Teens Practitioner Hypnotherapy Diploma
(Former) Registered General Nurse, Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate and adult teaching qualifications.
I am a member of:
General Hypnotherapy Register
General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
The UK Register of IBS Therapists.
Complementary and Natural HealthCare Council (CNHC) registered, the Department of Health recommends you consult with someone who is CNHC registered. As such, I take pride in adhering to their strict codes of ethics.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked
Full professional indemnity insurance
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and supervision are mandatory and something that I find stimulating and enjoy immensely. By continuing to undertake additional training, attend masterclasses, seminars, conferences and workshops this bolsters and strengthens my enthusiasm, knowledge and skills.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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
Emotional wellbeing:, low self- esteem, low self-confidence, worrying, negative thinking patterns, limiting beliefs, anger, jealousy, guilt, overwhelm and a whole host of life-limiting and unwanted responses.
Health issues: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic pain, coping with chronic illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, hypertension, menopausal symptoms, migraine, skin conditions and any condition which is caused or exacerbated by stress. Health anxiety and Emetaphobia (fear of being sick or seeing someone being sick)
Children and teenagers - anxiety; bedwetting (enuresis), behavioural problems; coping with bullying; fears and phobias; lack of concentration; lack of confidence; low self-esteem; nail biting; sleeping difficulties; test and exam nerves; unwanted habits.
Free initial consultation
£65 per session about 90mins but sometimes longer.
£75 per session for home visits.
The number and frequency of sessions are assessed at the first appointment. Some issues can be resolved in a couple of sessions. However, other problems may take four and occasionally more.
To arrange a no obligation free consultation call 07754180049 / 01257 483463 or email
Private Health Cash Plan Providers:
Westfield Health and Health Shield will reimburse for CNHC registered Hypnotherapy on specified corporate paid plans: Clients who wish to seek reimbursement through these Private Health cash Plans will need to check that their employer‘s plan covers Hypnotherapy.