Farida Alibhai

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SICH.C.Hyp, D.Hyp, CNLP Practitioner, Dip Hyp. (Paediatrics)
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Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am Farida, a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner on a mission to transform lives. With a rich background in education spanning 26 years, I have had the privilege of enriching the lives of many. My expertise lies in paediatric hypnotherapy and supporting individuals in overcoming exam stress, improving exam performance, managing anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia.

Additionally, I specialise in weight management, smoking/vaping cessation, boosting self-confidence, hypnobirthing, and addressing phobias and fears.  Employing powerful evidence-based tools and techniques, I facilitate rapid and effective results, helping individuals reach their full potential.

Furthermore, I provide corporate well-being packages aimed at helping employees achieve their best in both their personal lives and work commitments.  This service can be run over 3 months, 6 months, or a year to address the main challenges employees are facing.

My approach is rooted in compassion, and I am committed to holistic well-being. I specialise in empowering individuals to shift their mindset from a 'negative - can't do' to an enhanced 'positive - can do' perspective.

I don't simply provide treatment within the confines of a one-hour session. Instead, I prioritise building a genuine and caring relationship that extends beyond the treatment itself. Through ongoing follow-ups and consistent support, I ensure that your needs are met not only during our sessions but also outside of them, fostering a lasting connection built on trust and concern for your well-being.

I offer treatments at my private clinic or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

It was the transformative power of hypnotherapy that became the catalyst for my own healing and inspired a profound career change.

Holding credentials listed below, I also bring both knowledge and personal understanding to my practice.  

  • Certificate & Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in NLP Practitioner
  • Diploma in Paediatric Hypnotherapy
  • DBS checked
  • GHR Accredited Practitioner
  • 26 years experience in education

Member organisations

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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.


£75.00 - £85.00

Additional information

9am - 5pm sessions are £75

After 5pm and weekends, sessions are £85

Smoking/vaping cessation session is £175

Further information


F.Evans - Mother:

Farida was recommended to me for my daughter about 3 months ago. She was struggling with the usual angst and trials of being 14. Farida made her feel really relaxed and at ease and went through the process of what she was doing. My daughter listened to the audio recording for several weeks and bingo - she now feels far better equipped emotionally and physically to face those life challenges in and outside of school. She has started having tennis lessons and socialising more and is generally more confident and focused - rather than fearing being judged by those around her. It’s lovely to see her growing in confidence. It wasn’t an overnight fix - Farida told her to plug the recording in before bed and let the words sink in and that recording has worked wonders. Much thanks Farida for helping my daughter. She’s in a much better place now.

Deputy Head teacher - Secondary school:

'I was consumed by resentfulness and anger, specifically towards my most loved ones. I couldn’t quite understand why, and often I knew I was being unreasonable and unfair. As much as I tried to ‘fix’ it, and sometimes I could for a day or so, bad habits continued. 2. Hypnotherapy allowed me to access a part of me that I didn’t know existed. I had an inner self where I could see, feel, and visualise things that were not apparent beforehand. I was apprehensive initially; I thought I’d be asleep, but I wasn’t. I was almost asleep but very aware of what was being said. It provided clarity. 3. Yes, I would definitely recommend hypnotherapy with Farida because there are some parts of life and our inner conscience that we all need some help accessing.'

Kelly - CEO:

'When I first met Farida, I had been suffering from anxiety for many years. This had a considerable impact on my life. I constantly had negative thoughts about myself, which led to having very little patience with those around me. I found Farida to be exceptionally friendly; I felt totally at ease with her. After my first hypnotherapy session with Farida, I noticed a real difference; I felt like a huge weight had been lifted! This feeling increased after every session. I thoroughly enjoyed Farida’s relaxing hypnosis techniques; she has such an enchanting voice, and I looked forward to every session. I would definitely recommend Farida to any of my friends and family. I am so grateful for the positive change and confidence she has guided me to achieve.'

Beenish - Psychologist:

'Before I started hypnotherapy, I was feeling very sluggish and out of control about my health. I wasn’t able to find time to exercise for myself or to eat well. After the first session, I felt an immediate change where I was motivated to find time for myself and make good choices regarding food and exercise. I paid more attention to my choices and my lifestyle. I was more in control. The hypnotherapy sessions showed an immediate effect on my thoughts and behaviours. I felt a change very quickly, which was not what I was expecting. I would definitely recommend hypnotherapy to others. It does have an effect on your mind and behaviour.'

Nina - Technical Engineer:

1. How would you describe your overall experience with the hypnotherapy service?

Fantastic. At first I felt awkward, but Farida makes you feel so comfortable, you forget the awkwardness and that it's apart of the process. 

2. What was you main concern & in what specific ways has the hypnotherapy service helped you achieve your goals or address your concerns?

At first I didn't know what to expect and thought can this really work? But after taking my first session, I was so surprised how I instantly felt like I was in a dream like state. The therapy has built my confidence in knowing I can achieve my goals and overcome my inner frustrations I was experiencing. With practice and time, it has gotten better and better. I've been given advise on supporting materials I can use to help. 

3. Would you recommend the hypnotherapy service to others seeking similar assistance? If so, why?

Yes! Absolutely. I had tried everything I could think of to try and help my situation, with nothing helping until I tried hypnotherapy. I had nothing left to try and I'm so glad I took the leap to try. 

Thank you Farida for all your help! Nina 

Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5

Type of session

In person
Farida Alibhai
Farida Alibhai