Barbara Smith RN, RM, BSc, MA, Master Pract NLP, DipHPsych, Cert SM,Dip Coaching

Barbara Smith RN, RM, BSc, MA, Master Pract NLP, DipHPsych, Cert SM,Dip Coaching

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About me

Are you aiming to be healthy? Do you want to move forward with life? Is there a change that you would like to make and not sure where to start? Help is at hand.

Over the last 25 years I have been helping people to make changes to improve their lives. I use client centred therapeutic techniques which include hypnosis and NLP [neuro linguistic programming] to help people make changes to their life, moving at your pace and tailoring the sessions to your individual needs. Working with you to ensure that the changes you make are long lasting.

What’s involved in a session? The first session will involve identifying the goals you wish to achieve and any resources you either have or need to develop. The focus is on you and what you need to achieve, any history that is important and a full explanation of the services I can provide. Subsequent sessions may be required.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have qualifications in:

  • Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy
  • Stress management
  • Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • ILM level 5 Coaching
  • Mentorship
  • MA Health Service Management
  • BSC Specialist Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife

In addition I have studied:

  • Hypnobirthing
  • IBS [irritable bowel syndrome] therapy
  • Weight management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sports hypnosis
  • Change management
  • Health promotion

I am registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy and a member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

I have worked in the NHS for many years both in the clinical field as a Nurse, Midwife, Specialist Practitioner, Professional Lead and mentor, and more recently as a manager improving quality. I am also an NHS England training business coach.

I am dedicated to helping people and take the delight in seeing people move on in whatever way is meaningful to them.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I also offer life coaching, business coaching, preparation for tests and exams.


I offer a free 15 minute session, this will allow you to meet me and decide if I am the therapist for you.

My fees are £75 per treatment session no matter how long the session is. Sessions vary from 50 to 90 mins. Most people can be helped in 3 to 6 sessions although some people need only 1 or 2 and others with more complex difficulties may require more. My aim is to help you in as few sessions as possible with maximum impact.

Coaching sessions for full time students, my fees are £450 for a 45 minute coaching session.

Please do feel free to contact me to discuss your particular requirements.

Further information

My practice is based in Clitheroe, a beautiful town situated in the heart of the picturesque Ribble Valley, Free car parking is available.

Clitheroe, BB7 2DZ

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments are available on Mondays, Saturdays and evenings other times available on request