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Welcome to Emma Woodward Hypnotherapy

Opening your eyes to a brigher life”

Clinical Solution-focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) is a modern technique, supported by research, which seeks to focus on the solution to a problem, rather than the problem itself. In contrast to other forms of therapy, SFH puts the solutions and the future in the spotlight and leaves the past firmly in the past.

The focus is on nurturing the strengths and positive aspects of a person’s life. Sessions are therefore positive and optimistic, looking forwards to where you want to be and helping you to get there.

Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues, very often linked in some way to anxiety. It can also help to improve confidence, motivation, performance and general feelings of happiness. Sleeping and relaxation are crucial to feeling healthy both physically and mentally and Hypnotherapy can greatly improve your sleeping patterns.

I am delighted to work with people of all ages and abilities, please contact me directly or visit my website for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Emma Woodward BSc(Hons Psych) DSFH, afSFH.

I am a Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, having trained at the prestigious Clifton Practice in Bristol, achieving the highly respected Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH). I have the privilege of being taught by experienced and leading Lecturers in this field.

I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (afSFH) And the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and as such attend regular sessions to continue my professional development, including working with Children and self Hypnosis for pregnancy and Childbirth. I hold a full enhanced DBS check and am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Trauma and PTSD can have a devastating impact upon a person’s life. I am incredibly privileged to have been trained in the use of the Rewind technique by Dr David Muss himself, who founded the International Association For Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT). I am able to practice this amazing technique for both individuals and groups who have experienced trauma.

I have experience in helping people to change their lives with a wide range of issues. Please visit my website for further information on some of the many ways that I can help.

I was born and grew up in Gloucestershire, before studying for my Psychology degree at Cardiff University. Despite enjoying extensive travels across the world, the beautiful Cotswold countryside remains my home; where I happily live with my partner.

Prior to becoming a Hypnotherapist, I have many years experience as a Professional within the Government sector; working closely with people of all ages and vulnerabilities during the most traumatic and upsetting of life experiences. I have experience working with Children and adults from a variety of backgrounds and I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

It matters to me that people have the support they need, when they need it. Becoming a Hypnotherapist felt a natural progression for me and is certainly one of the most rewarding and proudest aspects of my career to date.

I feel privileged to be part of my client's journeys towards fulfilment and happiness and I consider myself very lucky to be able to truly say that I love what I do!

I wish you all the very best on your own journey towards a brighter life.

Member organisations


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

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

I hold an enhanced DBS check and am delighted to work with both children and adults.

I have attended specific courses for Hypnotherapy with children and I love working creatively with children and their parents. Sessions are about having fun and children are particularly good at hypnotherapy due to their wonderful imaginations! I have learnt a great deal about my practice from the amazing minds of the little people who come to see me!

I am experienced at working with young people who live in care and I have a good working understanding of the Care system and child protection world. I am passionate about the benefits that hypnotherapy can have in empowering these young people to improve their confidence and self esteem amd self worth, without the need to focus upon issues or trauma which may cause them distress.

Trauma and PTSD can have a devastating impact upon a person’s life. I am incredibly privileged to have been trained in the use of the Rewind technique by Dr David Muss himself, who founded the International Association For Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT). I am able to practice this amazing technique for both individuals and groups who have experienced trauma.

Therapies offered

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy

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Additional information

  • Initial consultation £20 (1 hour)
  • Subsequent sessions £60 (1 hour)
  • Stop smoking £150 (1.5 to 2hours) Only one session required
  • Self hypnosis for childbirth and pregnancy £50 (1 hour)
  • Free relaxation CD

Further Information and what to expect:

The Initial Consultation is a chance to get to know eachother and for me to understnd what you hope to achieve, or require help with. I will explain to you how the brain works, directly relating it your personal circumstances. This in itself often has huge benefits in bringing about change for my clients! I will explain to you what trance is and the amazing ways it can help us and I’ll provide you with a CD to listen to each night to help intoduce you to hypnosis.

My Consulting room is a relaxing and friendly environment where I want people to feel at ease and enjoy themselves. The reason for attending might well be serious, however the joy of hypnotherapy is that we use positivity to help you reach your goals and feel better, rather than focusing on problems.


On average clients attending for anxiety related issues require between 8 and 12 sessions. However, this will vary for each person so could require more or less sessions. This will be discussed with the client.

Treatment for Specific Phobias generally requires 4 sessions, where I use rewind and reframing techniques.

‘Stop smoking’ is a single session of 1.5 to 2 hours.

Self-Hypnosis for Pregnancy and Childbirth is generally 4 sessions but may require more or less delending on the Individual. Couples are welcome to attend these sessions.

I am also able to provide bespoke group sessions and seminars for organisations.

When working with children, The initial consultation is adapted to suit the child as necessary. Play and stories are an important part of sessions with children, who often respond very well to Hypnotherapy due to their wonderful imaginations!  I encourage parents or carers to come along to the consultation, or in some cases I’ll provide an initial adult consultation with the parents or carers, to explain the process and answer any questions, before moving on to a subsequent child friendly consultation, where they can be the sole focus.

Hypnotherapy is a collaborative journey between myself and my clients and I consider this a privilege. I may not have a real magic wand, but through commitment and determination I have witnessed amazing changes in the people and sometimes this really can feel like magic! I am passionate about helping people so I genuinely do feel that I have one of the best jobs in the World!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and I wish you all the very best..

With warmest wishes,



If I am with clients and unable to answer, then please do leave a message and I will reply to your enquiry as soon as I am able to. Thank you

Further information

I work within a strict confidentiality policy to ensure my Clients feel relaxed and reassured in sessions.


Type of session

In person
Emma Woodward Hypnotherapy

Emma Woodward Hypnotherapy