Carys Clargo BSc (Hons) Psych, GQHP, GHR Reg.
My name is Carys Clargo and I’m a professional hypnotherapist based in Oakdale, near Blackwood, in the Caerphilly borough. Hypnotherapy can help us to improve our lives in so many ways. Maybe you’re suffering from stress, or being held back by anxiety; perhaps you need help to stop smoking or to achieve and maintain a safe and healthy weight loss. Whatever the issue, hypnotherapy can be extremely effective in bringing about positive change. Having experienced stress and anxiety-related issues myself in the past, I fully understand how severe an impact they can have on our lives. However, since discovering the wonderful benefits of hypnosis, these issues are now under control and my life is balanced and positive. Learning techniques to help manage the symptoms turned everything around for me, and I’m really happy to share these with you. Hypnotherapy, however, shouldn’t be thought of as a miracle cure. Although it is possible to achieve positive change in a relatively short space of time, it does require a level of commitment in order to fully benefit. I will explain things in further detail during your initial consultation. Please see below for a list of issues I can help with or, alternatively, visit my website by clicking the link above.
If you decide you’d like to work with me, we'll arrange an initial consultation where we can discuss your particular issue in detail. Please be assured that all of my sessions are equally priced. I don’t sell packages of hypnotherapy sessions, preferring to work on a session by session basis. That way, you’ll never be tied into attending sessions that you don’t need and we can terminate treatment at the earliest time consistent with your good care.
It's understandable that clients may feel a little apprehensive about hypnotherapy and the initial consultation is a really useful time to dispel any myths and misconceptions you may have. Hypnosis is a highly effective psychological tool which has been in existence for centuries, helping people make positive changes to their lives. It is, quite simply, a perfectly natural state of deep relaxation during which the subconscious mind becomes open to positive suggestion, allowing change to take place. Under hypnosis, you are safe and in control at all times and cannot be made to do something you do not wish to do. I adhere strictly to the ethical guidelines of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and therefore you are assured of a professional, confidential service provided by a registered, accredited practitioner.
In addition to my hypnotherapy qualifications, I also hold a first-class honours degree in Psychology (British Psychological Society accredited). My therapeutic approach is always based on people’s individual differences and, with this in mind, all of my hypnotherapy sessions are designed specifically for the individual needs and expectations of each of my clients. Therefore, I never adopt a generic, ‘one size fits all’ approach; each of my sessions is bespoke, tailor-made for every client, and designed for quick, effective and lasting change.
Finally, hypnotherapy is really enjoyable! My unique sessions are designed to give you a thoroughly relaxing, positive, uplifting and empowering experience that may change your life!
Work with me:
Choosing hypnotherapy can be the first step towards helping you achieve positive and permanent results. Quite simply, it can be life-changing!
Are you interested in working with me? Here’s how to get started:
Schedule an initial consultation. You can either drop me an email or give me a call.
We’ll have an informal chat so that I can get to know a bit about you and what you’d like to get out of hypnotherapy sessions with me.
At the consultation, we’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.
Then we’ll get started! If you decide to work with me, I’ll explain in detail the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.
I really look forward to hearing from you!
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psych (First-class Honours)
Diploma in Clinical and Medical Hypnosis (College of Clinical and Medical Hypnosis)
General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP)
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for Occupational Stress Management
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Weight loss
* 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.
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I'm a great believer in simplicity! I never sell packages, you simply pay per session, details below:
Initial consultation: £20.00
Hypnotherapy session: £50.00
Feedback is really important to me. Below are some client testimonials:
‘Thanks for your help Carys, I came to you seeking an answer to a problem that I have endured for ten years or more. I take part in a group activity that I help to run, during this activity when I take responsibility for the group, I have to stand before up to 30 people and explain what will happen and what risks are involved during the next few hours. I have always had an aversion to public speaking, I get anxious and nervous the evening before, and also on the way to the venue, this has the unpleasant effect making me incontinent, I saw my G.P who recommended that I give up the activity, this I declined to do and so sought the help of Carys at Oaks Hypnotherapy. We had a long consultation, followed a week later by the first session of hypnotherapy, I found this to be a pleasant experience, and on driving home was aware of being more relaxed than I am normally. Days later I visited my autistic grandson, who because of his condition is hyperactive and repetitive, I have always found it stressful to stay with him for any length of time and get very irritable, but I found that I was calm and relaxed, I was able to interact with him and after two hours was still happy in his company. My wife observed that after a shopping trip how different my behaviour was and how I had no complaints about taking her shopping and how relaxed and easy going I was. Finally, having met with my group on three occasions, I was cool, calm and collected, I fulfilled my duties with calmness and confidence, and no nasty surprises. I would recommend anyone who has a problem with anxiety and nervousness to seek help and ask for a consultation at Oaks Hypnotherapy. Thank you again Carys.’
'After being involved in an air crash in 1999 it has become progressively harder for me to fly. I hoped that by flying every year it would become easier, but the stress and anxiety only got worse. In 2015 I decided not to fly again, as I could not cope with the feelings of extreme anxiety, which would usually ruin my holiday. That was until my husband and I had to plan our honeymoon. I didn’t want my fear of flying to restrict us, so we went all out and booked a 10 hour flight to Mexico! I was willing to try anything to make flying bearable, so I turned to Oaks Hypnotherapy. I was not convinced that I was lucky enough for hypnotherapy to work for me, but I was determined to give it a go, and I can now say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Carys was a fantastic practitioner and tried everything possible to help me. I didn’t feel particularly different after my sessions, but the proof was in the pudding when I arrived at the airport. None of the usual anxiety, shakes, tears and nausea. I felt so in control and went on to complete a 10 hour flight with relative ease. I was so amazed and still can’t quite believe I did it. I was not expecting such drastic results! This has now opened up a whole new world for me and I have Carys to thank for that. If you are considering giving hypnotherapy a go, please do, as it may just change your life.’
‘I had hypnotherapy to quit smoking, I was smoking 20 a day for 13 years, I had 2 sessions with Carys and haven’t had a cigarette since my 1st session! It works. One month today smoke free, no substitute! Great service, excellent value for money, no price on life itself, also such a lovely friendly woman, would and have recommended to others, thank you Carys so much.'
“I recently saw Carys at Oaks Hypnotherapy just before I went on holiday. I’ve had a fear of flying all my life but after just three sessions with Carys, I managed to overcome my fear. This meant I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday instead of worrying about the flight home. Highly recommended.”
“My work involves public speaking, and though I tried to manage the stress it caused, I found the nerves just mounted and I was unable to sleep the night before doing it. Dealing with this fear in sessions at Oaks Hypnotherapy meant that I was finally able to treat it as just in a day’s work!”
“Having been unable to give up smoking for many years and trying every remedy on the market, I decided to try hypnotherapy. On meeting Carys, I felt immediately at ease and relaxed, she is an extremely warm person who is very passionate about what she does. Thank you so much Carys, I haven’t smoked a single cigarette for six weeks now, and haven’t wanted to, you have changed my life!”
Monday to Friday: 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm Saturday: Appointments available on request Sunday: Closed