Emma Wright

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BSc (Hons), PG Cert (Clin Hyp) - Face to Face&Online Support
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Ashtead KT21
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About me

Hi, I'm Emma

Having suffered from anxiety in the past I took charge by training as a  Hypnotherapist. I have never looked back. The present and the future are bright.

My speciality areas are general anxiety, panic attacks, weight loss, fears, phobias, trauma and relationships.

I find some people think of hypnosis with fear, and ask me to help them as a last resort, when nothing else has worked for them. Is that you?

Do you find you are constantly reacting to the moves of this or that person? Or reacting negatively to different situations? Avoiding people, places or particular situations? Thinking "What if"? Embroiled in drama and difficult emotions? Going around in circles? 

Hypnosis is a creative and insightful experience like no other, which can light you up from inside and act as a kind of springboard towards your dreams and aspirations. Gives you a different perspective. Opens up your world.

If you're uncertain whether hypnosis is right for you, or which of my approaches will be most effective for your specific anxiety, I encourage you to arrange a free 20 minute zoom, skype, or telephone consultation with me. You have everything to gain by taking charge with this first step to reclaiming your personal power.

You will find a video at the foot of this page if you're still not convinced!

I give face to face sessions in a relaxed and supportive environment. Online hypnotherapy sessions are also available. You choose the best option for you.

Who can I help?

I work with adults and teenagers across a whole range of issues, including:

  • General anxiety including social anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder or ritualistic type behaviours
  • Phobias and fears of needles and vaccinations, fear of flying, fear of driving, fear of change or lack of control
  • Panic attacks
  • Weight loss and comfort eating triggered by all forms of anxiety (Can include Gastric Band hypnosis)
  • Insomnia, can't get to sleep, awakening too early
  • IBS, other digestive system complaints and pain management
  • Infertility (I also help at the next stages of the pregnancy journey with hypno-birthing and fear of the birthing process)
  • Performance anxiety (includes fear of presenting to groups and anxiety around job interviews)
  • Infertility (I also help at the next stages of the pregnancy journey with hypno-birthing and fear of the birthing process)
  • Depression
  • Quit smoking

My clients tell me they find hypnosis a welcome relief, that they get quicker results than with counselling and don't have to talk through what may have been traumatic experiences.

You will have instant access to recordings of your sessions to help strengthen your positive mindset and relaxation response.

I teach self-hypnosis, empowering you to maintain what we achieve in our sessions as well as reaching your long-term goals. Hypnotherapy is by your side always.

It’s my goal to help you make the most of your strengths and your opportunities – to help you to feel motivated and determined to succeed. That includes showing you alternative ways to naturally and easily manage anxiety and be the best you, you can be. By getting to know you, I’m able to tailor sessions that fit specifically around your needs and goals.

Where appropriate, I use other complementary therapies alongside hypnosis. These include Hypno-reflexology (Hypnotherapy alongside reflexology to deepen relaxation, helping with sleep and relieving stress); sports massage; hot stone massage and Japanese shiatsu.

Frequently asked questions

Please visit my website for further information on Hypnotherapy and my practice. https://www.wright4relaxation.com/hypnotherapy

Getting in touch...

I offer a FREE initial twenty-minute zoom, skype or telephone consultation, so please get in touch today. You can either call or text me on 07855 173810 or click here to send me an email.

Or if you prefer we can get started straight away with a session. Just get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy with The London College of Clinical Hypnosis and The University of West London (The only university accredited hypnotherapy qualification worldwide)

  • BSc Honours, Psychology
  • Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) certified
  • Certificates in Counselling Studies, Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, Levels 2&3
  • Diploma in life Coaching
  • Diploma in Gastric Band Hypnosis
  • Diploma in Hypno-Birthing
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Took part in various training programmes to support parents with adopted children who have attachment and other difficulties, specifically with the objective of supporting adoptive parents
  • Diploma in Emotional Freedom technique (EFT)
  • Approved Anxiety UK volunteer hypnotherapist
  • EMDR Practitioner
  • Sergeant At Arms for Ashtead Toastmasters International (public speaking) Group
  • Past volunteer roles, with MacMillan Cancer, Brigitte Trust (Dorking), and Victim Support. In-house training completed including Loss and Bereavement
  • Past role as Assistant Physiotherapist, NHS
  • Corporate experience in Retail Banking for 21 years

Other qualifications:

  • NVQ in Cancer Awareness, awarded by Macmillan Cancer
  • Diplomas awarded by The International Exam Board for Complementary Therapies for: Sports Massage; Reflexology; Advanced techniques in Maternity Reflexology; On-Site Massage and Stress Management; Anatomy, Physiology & Health; Hot Stone Massage; Bamboo Massage
  • Diploma in Shiatsu & Oriental Medicine (Morley College, London)
  • Diploma in Integral Sound healing with tuning forks (for emotional and physical health and wellbeing) 

Professional body memberships

  • Associate member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Associate member of International Federation of Holistic Therapists

Member organisations

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.

There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.

Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.

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

Anxiety & Trauma
Is anxiety or fear stopping you from living your life to the fullest? If you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks or unnecessary fear, I can help teach you relaxation techniques and build up your very own 'anxiety toolkit' to dip in and out of whenever you feel anxious or new challenges come along.

I also use BWRT which is a fast way to reduce anxiety and trauma quickly. It can change how you feel about a worst memory, trauma or fear in the future in just one session.   

Weight loss & sugar cravings
In hypnosis, I help you to re-associate with the healthy neural pathways in your brain – an alternative to reaching out excessively for sugary food might be to choose a healthier food option 80% of the time and less healthy options 20% of the time.


The method by which mum can experience the process of giving birth with minimal discomfort, and keep a relaxed mind and body before, during and after giving birth. Research evidence and anecdotal feedback find that most pain is due to the defensive reaction of the body and mind to the natural process of childbirth.

We can use the knowledge of the body’s intelligent and adaptive evolutionary response to pregnancy, and help reverse flight or fight response, increase endorphin, labour, oestrogen, and oxytocin hormones. A birthing partner can get involved to give extra support and research evidence finds that continued support by the same individual has powerful relaxation benefits for all the family and especially mum.

What does hypnobirthing increase?

-Relaxation and calm

-Confidence and self-belief

-Control of mind and body

-Freedom from discomfort and negative thinking.

-Flow of the body’s natural birth hormones and reduction of the production of adrenaline which would otherwise have powered up the stress response

Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis

Is an effective treatment for anyone who is looking for a non-surgical, long-term solution to weight loss. It is not a diet. We know diets only work in the short term. Hypnosis works particularly well if you:

·         Have tried several different diets without success

·         Are unable to sustain weight loss

·         Comfort eat due to stress or trauma

·         Have difficulty recognising when you have had enough to eat

·         Would like to lose weight and become more body confident

Just imagine, for those of us with a body mass of index (BMI) of 35+ the stomach is as big as a watermelon most of the time.

Hypnosis helps the brain perceive the stomach as small as a golf ball – no more overeating! It’s a non-surgical technique which changes how you think about food. Hypnosis can train your mind to be happier with smaller amounts of food.

Hypnotherapy can be an incredibly powerful tool to help you safely achieve your target weight – surgery free!

Other services I offer include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

    Habits are conditioned and reinforced every time a behaviour is repeated. The aim is to replace the old conditioned response with healthier behaviour, opening up to new possibilities which are consistent with your goal, including changing mindset from the negative to the positive.

  • Mindfulness

    When we become over-anxious, mindfulness helps to reduce the chaos in our minds. Mindfulness is achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, accepting and embracing thoughts, feelings and sensations regarding a current challenge. The breath is used as an anchor for relaxation.

  • Relaxation

    I use relaxation techniques including progressive muscle relaxation and the relaxation response, to calm the mind and reduce the body's stress response, to slow breathing and heart rate and relax every muscle throughout the body.

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£60 per session (1 hour)

£65 first session (up to 1 1/4 hours)

Contact me by phone or email if you would like a free initial twenty-minute telephone consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Thursday, 9:30am - 9pm

Friday 9:30am - 5pm

Further information


Panic Attacks:
“Emma, I have fantastic news. My son had a great car journey down through France and Spain, with not one panic attack. In fact, I don't believe he has had a panic attack since finishing his last session with you. The tools you have given him to cope work brilliantly and he is so much happier. Over the summer my son worked on a building site doing all sorts of jobs, even ending up supervising men three times his age! It has helped his confidence no end and that, coupled with your amazing therapy, has enabled him to be such a much better person in himself.
I can't thank you enough.
You have literally changed a young person's life and given him courage and belief in himself.”
Mrs F (Epsom)

“I recently visited Emma for hypnotherapy with my daughter who has been struggling with extreme anxiety before exams. Emma allowed me to be present in the session which was reassuring for my child and helped me to understand her methods and practice. After extremely useful breathing exercises she began the guided story, which was completely tailored to my daughter’s young age. Using metaphors and examples that my daughter would understand and recognise made the experience comforting and accessible. Since the visit my daughter has used the techniques to great effect and has played the recording Emma made of the session before an important and usually stressful day. I am very pleased to say it has really helped to change her mindset and we will continue to use Emma's techniques".
(H Underwood, Ashtead)

"Thank you for saving my life. That may sound dramatic, but it is the absolute truth. Six months ago, I was climbing the walls with frustration at how my life was collapsing around me due to chronic insomnia. My doctor would not prescribe sleeping tablets and so I was desperate to overcome a life-changing condition. So I tried yoga, stopped eating and drinking after 6pm, gave up alcohol but, most importantly, made an appointment with you for hypnotherapy. And I am sure it was the hypnotherapy and reflexology that have released me from the depression and terrible anxiety I was going through. You know, Emma, even typing this now, I find it hard to remember just how ill and suicidal I was, but I only have to read my diary. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have my life back and to be able to go to bed at night without being terrified of having another night without sleep. Since starting hypnotherapy with you, I have been sleeping like a baby. Thank you so much.”
(S Hartley, Ashtead)

Fear of Flying:
"I was very afraid of flying for over 20 years, and normally taking serious medication to combat this. It was very interesting to know that Emma does hypnotherapy. My last flight to the USA which was recent, made me nervous. I was only able to book two appointments before I went. Emma was positive, calm and reassuring, and after both sessions I definitely had a better attitude towards my impending departure. Emma also gave me lots of helpful hints and tricks for before and during the flight. I can now happily report that following hypnotherapy, I didn't feel at all anxious during my flights. My medication didn't leave my bag. I thank you Emma. I would highly recommend hypnotherapy with you." (HG, Ashtead)

General Anxiety:
“I have just completed a course of hypnotherapy for anxiety with Emma and it was an enlightening experience. I was not entirely convinced beforehand that hypnotherapy would help, but under her very professional, calm and kind guidance I have found a wonderful new set of tools which allow me to feel much more able to control my anxiety. It was an extremely positive and relaxing experience and has given me so much more confidence knowing I can use what I have learned whenever I need to. I cannot recommend and thank Emma enough!”
(J Samuel, Reigate)

Comfort Eating, sleep problems, performance anxiety and addiction to social media:
“I went to see Emma Wright for hypnotherapy to help with ‘comfort eating’. I found the sessions so beneficial that I decided to try a few other areas of my life that I felt I needed more control over: social media, not getting enough sleep and professional performance anxiety.
Each session commenced with an honest discussion about how these issues were affecting my life and how they made me feel. Emma was able to distil the essence of the problem and focus on those issues in each session, to reinforce a positive message each time. She made a recording on my phone, so that I could listen to the sessions whenever I needed to – which was helpful and convenient. The repetition of the message really helps to keep only the ‘good thoughts’ at the forefront of my mind. I have lost weight, I have deactivated my Social Media account and I am feeling a lot less ‘outraged’ and more relaxed with life. I feel free and in control – thank you Emma!”
(Mrs A, Epsom)

For more of my client's testimonials on a wide range of symptoms please visit my website: https://www.wright4relaxation.com/testimonials

Emma Wright's Studio, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21

58 The Street, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 1AW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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