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Deirdre O'Connor-Yahia

London, W4 1YA
London, W4 1YA

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What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is the use of Hypnosis in Therapy.

What are the benefits of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a useful to help reach the emotional or subconscious mind. This is the part where we hold our feelings, as opposed to the conscious mind, the realm of thought. When it comes to issues such as Anxiety, Stress, Habits, and Unhelpful Beliefs, it is the Feeling mind that needs to be engaged in therapy. Our feelings are linked with our emotions, so this is where we can bring about powerful changes. Therapy in the hypnotic state is all about reframing our beliefs, feelings we hold about ourselves, usually stemming from childhood. Sometimes, it is just too difficult to think differently, this is because we need to feel differently first, and then the thought process adapts to the feelings.


We can understand on an intellectual level that our reactions to situations are unhelpful, that we have wrong beliefs about ourselves, that our relationships to others are causing problems. However, trying to shift our way of thinking is very difficult because our subconscious are stuck in old patterns of beliefs and behaviors. Therefore, therapy is best carried out in trance, where we can go straight to that part of our minds. This makes for fast-changing and less resistance to change.

How does Hypnotherapy help me?

Hypnotherapy helps by using a variety of therapeutic techniques. As therapists, it is essential to lay the foundations for trust and a good rapport, so that you as a client can feel comfortable to open up and have trust in your therapist. Analysis is required for deep-seated anxiety. This involves regression and delving into past painful situations. You will get a sense of tremendous release during this process as painful emotions are released. Other techniques are used, depending on each individual. By the end of your therapy, you will find that things made you feel stressed or anxious before, somehow just don't trouble you so much. You stop focusing or using up unnecessary energy on negative rumination and spend more time with positive thoughts and emotions.

How many sessions will I need?

As a therapist, I have a duty of care to get you through therapy as soon as possible. Duration can be from 6 to 8  sessions on average. It depends on how much 'stuff' you have stored in your subconscious.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been studying Hypnotherapy for nine years. I have completed a Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy. I am fully insured. I am committed to continuous Supervision and Professional Development. I am at present, studying for a Masters in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.

i am trained to use a variety of different techniques, as follows - Past Life Regression, Age Regression, Neuro-Linguistic Programming to bring about powerful, positive changes, Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Parts Therapy, Gestalt Therapy.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Nutritional therapy can help 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 nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Hypnoanalysis/Analytical hypnotherapy
  • Past life regression
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy


£60 per session. £100 for Stop Smoking.

Further information

What Should I expect during my first Session?

During the first session, we explore how you are feeling today, what is causing you problems. As it is your feelings that are creating the problem, we link and connect your feeling to an earlier memory. We then explore Cause and Effects. This means that what you are experiencing today is connected with a cause which was created in the past. Once the link is made, we work on getting your subconscious mind to see things in a more objective manner. This helps you to desensitise from the painful memories and situations. Once this is done, the past no longer controls you. We also use Cognitive Behavioural and Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques to help the mind to view things in a more positive light and to release emotional imprints that are holding you back.

How Will I Know if it's Working?

You will feel differently in situations. You will realize that what bothered you in the past, you can now deal with equanimity and calm. You will feel lighter, more relaxed, not so bothered. You will feel your emotions are within your control. People around you will notice that something has changed.

What do I do Next?

Call today for a free Consultation. We can meet face to face so that you can tell me what you want to work on. I can give you more information on the therapy to suit your needs and you can then make a decision if it is the right therapy for you.

9 Fisher’s Lane
W4 1YA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I am now happy to offer my clients online therapy sessions. Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation.


Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 19.00 Hrs

Deirdre O'Connor-Yahia

Deirdre O'Connor-Yahia

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