Elisabeth Holmes BEd(Hons) CHP(NC)

Darwen BB3 & Bolton BL1 01254 774042 01254 774042 07980 364214 07980 364214

About me

I trained as a hypnotherapist after 25 years in education because I was so impressed with the way in which hypnotherapy can positively transform lives. With the help of hypnotherapy, I overcame an extreme phobia and learnt to deal with work-related anxiety and stress. Since then I have been determined to guide others to utilise their inner resources to create lasting change.

As your therapist, my aim is to help you regain control of your life, to be the person you want to be and find inner peace and happiness. I offer a calm, reassuring and non-judgemental environment in which to explore your vulnerabilities.

I use a wide range of hypno-therapeutic techniques starting with a person-centred and solution-focused approach treating each client as a unique individual and ensuring I always give the best possible service.

In each session, I will listen carefully in order to develop a tailor-made treatment schedule which meets your needs and finds an efficient and effective solution. I can also teach you a number of useful techniques to help you think more positively. Therapy will offer you the chance to gain insights into your limitations allowing you to move forward without being held back by your past.

My therapy room provides you with a space to safely share your thoughts and express your feelings. However, I am happy to travel to you if you would prefer a home visit. I also have access to a therapy room in Bolton if this is more convenient.

Online therapy can also be arranged if required. Get in touch to find out more about this service.

By choosing me, you are assured of a caring, empathetic therapist who you can trust to guide you through challenging times.

The answer is within you - let me help you find it.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bachelor of Education (Hons) from Nottingham University

Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (This exceeds the academic level of the National Council for Hypnotherapy's Hypno-Psychotherapy Diploma)

Certificate of Core Knowledge and Practical Skills from NCSCT(National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training)

Certificate from MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)

Member of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness

Member of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

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.

Therapies offered

  • Ericksonian hypnosis
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy

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At my Darwen Therapy Room

Initial consultation - £50 including FREE guided relaxation session and audio file for home use

Subsequent sessions - £50 including bespoke course of treatment and personalised audio files if appropriate.

Single session for smoking cessation - £70

Bolton Therapy Room

All sessions - £70

Home visits by arrangement at an additional fee depending on distance.

Sessions last approximately one hour. Walking therapy sessions may take longer.

The number of sessions required depends on the complexity of the presenting issues and will be agreed between therapist and client.

Further information

I am 100% committed to finding the best way forward for my clients at a time and place which is most convenient for you. Whilst I have my own peaceful therapy room, I will travel to you if you prefer at an additional cost. I can also consult from a therapy room in Bolton if this is more convenient for you.

I provide training for schools in stress management techniques as well as providing one to one therapy for school staff at competitive rates.
Please check my website for further details and testimonials.

I also write a regular blog on matters relating to hypnotherapy - again, see my website.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions relating to whether or not hypnotherapy or walking therapy is for you.



Type of session

Face to face support
Online support
Telephone support
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 No

Please note, there is a long path up to my therapy room.


I can make myself available at a time and place to suit you. Alternatively, online therapy is available.


Elisabeth Holmes BEd(Hons) CHP(NC)

Elisabeth Holmes BEd(Hons) CHP(NC)

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