Annette Sloly

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Bristol BS1 & Bath BA1
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About me

I am an experienced Senior Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist BA (Hons.) DHP DSFH HPD CNHC MNCH(Reg.) supporting adults online and in person for anxiety and stress in Queen Square Bristol, Clifton Bristol, and central Bath, UK. For more than a decade, it has been a privilege to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds in both public and private sectors, assisting them in gaining a sense of empowerment and confidence. My experience includes helping individuals improve their abilities in specialised areas of performance psychology, such as sports, visual arts, and the performing arts, including TV and theatre. This involves tackling issues like public speaking anxiety, stress management, anxiety, stage fright, and confidence building.

I am thankful for the opportunity to have assisted in the recovery of those who have endured medical trauma, aided in the preparation for medical procedures, and aided in the rehabilitation of injured athletes in competitive sports. I have helped individuals dealing with conditions like shy bladder syndrome, IBS, and voice disorders like Spasmodic Dysphonia that are worsened by stress and anxiety. I also had the privilege of supporting essential workers in managing their stress and anxiety during the pandemic.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is the primary method I use in my practice. SFT is a collaborative approach that combines psychotherapy and hypnosis. The therapy is action-oriented, concise, and goal-driven. SFH blends elements of SFBT, CBT, mindfulness, and positive psychology to empower clients to create solutions and drive change, rather than dwelling on problems. By providing individuals with resources and tools, they can gain a sense of empowerment during challenging times in their life, or feel more prepared to tackle tasks such as a medical procedure, court appearance, or public speaking engagement, which can be daunting.  If you're having a hard time or need assistance with a challenge, I am here to lend a helping hand. 


The diagnosis of ADHD in adults has been on the rise, attributed in part to heightened awareness through media and social media platforms.

If you suspect you might have ADHD, the initial step in the NHS pathway is typically to consult with your GP. Your GP cannot provide a formal diagnosis immediately, but they can address your concerns and recommend a specialist for further assessment if you wish. Feel free to reach out via email if you would like a list of Psychologists, Psychiatrists and ADHD clinics that specialise in screening, diagnosing and treating ADHD.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am wholly committed to my ongoing professional development, and am always learning. I currently hold the following relevant qualifications, professional body memberships and certifications, and am working towards a CPD in Understanding ADHD (King's College London) and a Cert. SMRB in Stress Management and Resilience Building (UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy).

Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) (CPHT)
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DHP)
National Council of Psychotherapists Member MNCP (Accred.)
National Council of Hypnotherapy Member (NHS Accredited Register)
I am registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care and Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)under the accreditation of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Practitioners Council (CNHC)
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Member
DBS certified.

A selection of some recent CPDS (Continuing professional development courses and CERTs) are below:

Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy; Exploring Stress Theories and Solutions; Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Panic Attacks; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Clinical Application of Mindfulness & acceptance-based strategies, Neuroscience; Disordered Eating; NLP Skills in Hypnotherapy; CBT Skills in Hypnotherapy; Working with Children; Psychoneuroimmunology and the Impact of Hypnotherapy on Disease; Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Critical Voice; EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Levels 1 and 2 Practitioner

Member organisations

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

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

Peak Performance - Sports, artistic
Stage Fright
Performance Anxiety
Audition anxiety
Exam Anxiety
Interview Anxiety


£75.00 per session

Additional information

Some clients choose to use some of their training or wellbeing budgets to pay for their sessions, and it is worth considering that this is also an option, especially for clients seeking help with public speaking, anxiety and stress management directly related to work performance. Hypnotherapy is also offered through some private healthcare providers. Private health cash plans allow you to spread the cost of certain healthcare expenses for a regular monthly premium. There are a variety of companies that provide this, with a range of benefits and costs.

When I work

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Weekdays and evenings

55 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH

The Practice Rooms, 26 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Annette Sloly
Annette Sloly