Anna Yardley (Prof. Dip. Psych C, Cert Hyp CS, Msc Psych)
We all face times in our lives when we may feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, doubt ourselves or are dealing with past issues. The therapy I offer provides you with a safe space to explore your concerns, discover and understand the reasons behind them and choose a path to move forward. You are the expert on your own life and I am here to guide and support you on your path to the change you truly desire.
Hypnotherapy adopts the power of positive suggestions and directs them to your subconscious mind, which is the source of your core beliefs and thoughts that affect your everyday life. This form of therapy has been proven to be effective for a wide range of problems.
Just Imagine Therapy hypnotherapy and counselling with an experienced and accredited hypnotherapist, counsellor and psychologist Anna Yardley, offers a free initial consultation over the phone to assess your issue and make sure you can benefit from this form of therapy.
I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist. I offer Skype/Zoom counselling and hypnotherapy sessions as well as face to face sessions both short and long term in Chelmsford and Blackmore, Essex, UK.
I draw upon a range of counselling modalities and approaches, such as REBT, person-centred, existential and psychodynamic.
Every session is tailored to your needs as there is no one solution that fits all.
I work with anxiety, phobias, GAD, OCD, panic attacks, low self-esteem, confidence, depression, loss of direction in life, relationship issues, stress, bereavement and loss, coping with illness and chronic conditions including fibromyalgia, CFS, IBS.
As a hypnotherapist and counsellor, I will be non-judgemental and will accept you unconditionally. I won’t tell you what to do; instead, I will support and empower you to find your own strength, resilience, sense and direction in life. I believe that is the core of permanent change and that you’ve got all the skills you need to live a happy, fulfilled life. You just need to uncover them and I am here to support you in this process. My role is to provide a confidential and safe space for you to discover your True Self, not to offer you a ‘cure’. During this process, you will learn a lot about yourself and you will gain coping strategies to deal with adversities in your life. That itself will make you a stronger, more resilient person. From there you can move forward and live a happy, fulfilled and balanced life.
Get in touch to book your non-obligatory consultation.
Evening and weekend appointments available.
"Being able to address the issue of swallowing tablets and understand that it is not just an issue that was personal to me, gave me great confidence in the hypnotherapy process. Being able to link progression with overcoming my fear to each session was excellent, a complete sense of working to breakdown the issue and continually reflecting on positive progression between sessions has allowed me to successfully overcome a lifelong barrier." Aaron
"I've found hypnotherapy an interesting and helpful experience. It has helped me to see things differently, through a deeper understanding of my feelings and a more positive mindset. I've also learnt some great relaxation techniques that have made a real difference to my life. Anna took time to understand my condition and tailored our sessions accordingly. She is caring and professional and I would recommend her as an excellent therapist." Ben
"Anna has a caring and understanding personality and I felt relaxed and understood in her company. Through meditation & visualisation I was able to relax more deeply than I thought I could. Then we did parts therapy and some inner child work, which enabled me to heal some deep wounds and reverse the negativity I was feeling about a particular situation, and life itself. My initial uncertainty about hypnosis and regression was quickly overcome as I felt totally safe and in control at all times. I would thoroughly recommend Anna’s counselling service." Louise
"I had several hypnotherapy sessions with Anna. I felt cared for and safe every time. Ania was leading our meeting with great awareness and calmness. We were working on my blockade in speaking a foreign language. Thanks to Anna I discovered the possibilities of my subconscious and worked out my fear of speaking in English. Anna’s care, her smile and spirit make sessions enjoyable and relaxing :) I recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know themselves, find answers to various questions and discover what power lies in the visualisation and strength of our mind." Anna
"I had never done hypnotherapy before but was eager and intrigued to try it. I had 4 sessions of Hypno Gastric Band hypnotherapy with Anna. She made me feel so calm and comfortable every session. The treatment really allowed me to be so much more aware of where I was going wrong and where my issues had stemmed from. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to be more conscious and in control of their dietary habits." Laura
"It's a pretty standard joke that in times of crisis we reach for chocolate, there is a whole industry of greeting cards, fridge magnets and advertising material based on our addiction to it. However it isn't so funny when the pounds are going on and you cannot resist the urge to have just one more piece. Hypnotherapy with Anna has helped me to modify my appetite for chocolate, so that now while I still eat it occasionally I no longer crave it. I found the whole experience very relaxing and empowering. I am happy to recommend it to anyone trying to gain control of their eating habits." Sarah
"Anna from the beginning of the sessions has, I feel, put 100% into helping me through a difficult time by suggesting things beyond therapy to help (self-help books, tools to use at home). I found Anna flexible, supportive and patient. I felt safe with Anna to share feelings and thoughts that I had not shared with others. Anna has helped me to rebuild my confidence and self believe and given me the skills and strength to cope with set backs. Thank you." Catherine
"Anna was very kind, caring and understanding. She put me at ease straight away. I felt very comfortable and confident in sharing my phobia with her. She was easy to talk to and non-judgemental. She helped me overcome my phobia and anxiety as well as helped me to achieve a better mental state and a happier everyday life. She gave me the tools I needed to help fight it in everyday life as well as overcoming old demons." Liana
"I contacted Anna at a time when I was suffering from anxiety which was causing me to suffer from confidence issues and low self-esteem. This was mostly linked to an incident which I had been traumatised by. Anna treated me for PTSD and after some sessions, I was able to dismiss the event as experience and focus on building myself back up. Sessions were relaxed and adapted to my needs, ensuring that I was given resources which I could use at home. I feel much more confident and would not hesitate in contacting Anna in the future for support when required." Stephanie
If you are ready to start your change with me or have got any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!
I will reply as soon as possible, but please allow 48h, especially over the weekends (please check your spam folder if you've sent an email, some filters direct emails from my domain there). I am not always able to answer the phone, I might be with the client or in a situation that doesn't provide confidentiality for our conversation. Please keep that in mind, and if that's the case feel free to email me to arrange time and day I could ring you back.
In case you are in a crisis situation and need to talk to someone immediately, Samaritans are available 24/7 on 116 123.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my previous qualifications:
Psychology (MSc), University of Psychology and Social Sciences, Warsaw.
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Chrysalis, UK.
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, Chrysalis, UK.
The basics of counselling and crisis intervention, Health Institute of Polish Psychological Society, Warsaw.
I am a member of professional associations:
The National Counselling Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society
National Hypnotherapy Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
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
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.
Online/Video sessions – £45.00/50 minutes,
Stationary sessions (Chelmsford-town centre) – £55.00/50 minutes,
Regression Therapy - £75.00/up to 90 minutes,
Hypno-Gastric Band Program - £350.00/4 sessions + 2 take away recordings.
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm Sat 9am-4pm
Language spoken: English and Polish.