Claire Ashby

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Prof.DipPsyC, DipCST, CertHypCs, BA Hons Social Work
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Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 5SB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello it's Claire, Lovely to meet you.  Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress and panic?  Do you often feel low, depressed and have little energy to do anything?  Are you experiencing insomnia or difficulties with your sleep?  

Or maybe you experience panic attacks or have fear or phobia which is restricting your life?  

We all go through difficult periods in our life and it can be easy to get stuck in cycles of anxiety and depression.  I use specialist Hypnotherapy and Counselling to successfully help to break these negative cycles, helping you to overcome the anxiety which is holding you back.  

I am a experienced and skilled Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and will work with you towards creating the life you deserve, a life that is rich and vibrant where anxiety no longer holds you back.  I offer specialised Hypnotherapy and Counselling for: anxiety, depression, stress/ insomnia and fears and phobias.

Often changes in life such as trauma, loss and bereavement can impact on our usual coping skills.  This can  lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, experiencing difficulties in relaxing and enjoying life and heightened feelings of anxiety.

Hypnotherapy and Counselling with me can help you to reconnect with yourself and your own inner resources.   We will work together in finding a way forward  towards you being able to successfully manage and reduce the anxiety or depression you are experiencing so that you are able to gain control, find enjoyment in life and reach your goals.

About Claire

I am a qualified Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Social Worker and Meditation Instructor.  My focus is on supporting you to make the changes you desire towards living a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. 

I decided to train as a Hypnotherapist and Counsellor after experiencing the fantastic and lasting impact it had on my own life. Hypnotherapy and Counselling were transformative in my life and have allowed me to live a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life. I would like to share these amazing benefits with others.

I have definitely found my calling in life and am very passionate about hypnotherapy and counselling and the transformative and empowering impacts it can have on a person’s life.

I use a range of approaches in order to tailor to your individual needs but mainly the person centred approach. I draw from my experience as a Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and also from working as Social Worker with children and adults who have experienced, trauma, loss, abuse and mental health difficulties.

 How Hypnotherapy can help:

Hypnotherapy helps by supporting you to experience a deep level of relaxation. It can help you towards making changes to behaviours and patterns at a subconscious level. Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way of helping you towards reprogramming subconscious beliefs and patterns of behaviour. Hypnotherapy can be very powerful in helping you to make positive changes especially when used alongside counselling.

How can Counselling can help:

I offer a  friendly, warm, safe and confidential place where you are able to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings. Counselling can help in identifying your strengths and building resilience to cope with the challenges of life. It can also help you with techniques to reduce anxiety and make positive changes in your life that support you towards self empowerment and achieving your goals.   

I find a combination of Hypnotherapy and Counselling to be very effective.

Specialist areas of expertise:

I offer Hypnotherapy and Counselling or a combination of both.

I offer specialist hypnotherapy and counselling for anxiety, depression, stress, fears and phobias, sleep, confidence, bereavement and relationship difficulties.

I am able to provide you with practical support though hypnotherapy, counselling, meditation and relaxation techniques which will aid you towards reducing stress, anxiety and supporting you towards improving your sleep and general well- being.   I can work with you around anxiety reduction, managing panic attacks and fears / phobias.  I can also work with you around improving your sleep and sleep hygiene.  I can work with you around depression, low mood and bereavement and relationship difficulties.

What to expect :

Please rest assured It can be really difficult to take that first step in contacting a therapist, I know I have been there. But please rest assured that I am supportive, empathetic, understanding and professional in my practise.

I feel privileged to support so many people on their own journey of empowering themselves and making positive changes to their lives. I will work together with you using your own strengths and abilities to help you towards overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing.

My therapy room is a welcoming, safe, comfortable and confidential environment. I am more than happy to answer any questions or queries you have, so please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I offer sessions in person at a base in Great Barr, North Birmingham as well as online or by telephone.

I also offer a free 30 minute free consultation to give you the chance to ask any questions you have about hypnotherapy and counselling.  

Your first session

The first session will be a chance to get to know you and find out in detail your goals and the difficulties you are experiencing.

I will work with you to complete a treatment plan for your therapy which will be specialised and based on your individual needs.

 Social Media

I am active on Instagram, you are more than welcome to follow me for regular inspirational and uplifting content.  

I am on Instagram as: Ashby9798

Contact me

If you would like to find out more or book a free initial consultation call please email me. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Pesi Certificate in Calming the anxious brain: using neuroscience to end anxiety, panic and worry 2024

Pesi Certificate in Chronic anxiety: powerful treatment methods to break the anxiety cycle 2024

Chrysalis Certificate in managing panic attacks 2023

Chrysalis Certificate in working with sleep issues 2023

Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2023

DDP Practice, Psychotherapy and Parenting level 1, 2023

Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course 2020

Chrysalis Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory 2020

Certified Hypnotic Fertility Practitioner, awarded by the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, December 2019

Diploma in Meditation Instruction 10-08- 2019

Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills 19-06-2019

Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills 26-06-2019

NLP Practitioner Course with Distinction 18-02-2019

Spiritual Life Coaching Diploma with Distinction 16-01-2019

Life Coaching Diploma with Distinction 28-11-2018

BA Hons Social Work 2007

 Claire has completed training through easibirthing to become a Certified Hypnotic Fertility Practitioner.

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society
National Hypnotherapy Society (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

National Hypnotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Hypnotherapy Society

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

  • Sleep difficulties/ insomnia
  • Fertility
  • IVF support
  • Meditation
  • Self Esteem
  • Online Hypnotherapy
  • Counselling

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

30 Minute free consultation

Hypnotherapy Sessions - £50 per sessions

Counselling Sessions £50 per session

Stop Smoking one session £120

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I am active on social media, I have interesting and inspirational content regularly uploaded. I love providing uplifting and inspiration quotes, messages and pictures to brighten up your week.

If this interest you or would like to follow me on social media, please check out my links above, as well as my Instagram.


I had hypnotherapy from Claire for work related stress. I found my stress levels reduced significantly and it has really helped me to relax and sleep better.

Stephen Munday

I really enjoyed the group meditation I attended, I found it very relaxing and calming.

Mr Rosa

Claire has a beautiful, calm and clean space to work and I felt at ease with her straight away. I was unsure how successful the hypnosis would be as I have suffered with low self esteem and low confidence all of my life, I was pleasantly surprised with the noticeable difference without me really having to think about it, it just came naturally to me. I would go to therapy a bit stressed and would look forward to the deep level of relaxation that I would experience during the session. I would come away feeling like a weight has been lifted and the after effects keep coming! I would highly recommend Claire for her gently and personal approach to hypnotherapy. Thank you!


Claire Ashby is also registered with Counselling Directory.

71 Jayshaw Avenue, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 5SB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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There are a few steps leading up to the property. Unfortunately at this time there is no wheelchair access, but it is something I am looking into for the future.

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