Helena Silver

Helena Silver



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About me

I'm a fully qualified solution focused hypnotherapist with a background working in mental heath and wellbeing. I chose to specialise in solution focused hypnotherapy because it's based on neuroscience, and I'm a scientist at heart. And because it doesn't focus on people's problems but on what they want to achieve, their dreams and aspirations, it bypasses those pesky fears and insecurities that can hold us back from what we want in life. When we focus on our problems and past issues, this tends to make things worse, it can increase our anxiety and can create even more problems. By focusing on solutions instead, where we would like to be, this enables us to make more effective and long lasting changes. It is also a relaxing and enjoyable experience. In fact my clients leave relaxed, energised and transformed, never having touched the box of tissues. And we have fun too! Who wouldn't want a job like that?

I use a blend of solution focused brief therapy, positive psychology, CBT, NLP and hypnosis, as well as an understanding of neuroscience and physiology. I may also use aspects of meditation and mindfulness, and sometimes throw in a bit of philosophy too - just for fun.

At our initial meeting (which is always free), we discuss how I can help you and what you would like to achieve. I explain how the brain and our physiology can create anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, habits etc, and how we can overcome them. I will also give you a hypnotic relaxation recording to listen to each night which helps the process enormously. We don’t do any hypnosis or other work in the first meeting, it’s a chance for you to find out whether you feel comfortable working with me, and whether my approach is right for you. However most clients find things start to shift for them even after this initial meeting.

If you decide to go ahead, in subsequent sessions we spend about half our session discussing how you would like to take things forward, and then we use hypnosis to reinforce neural learning. You effectively change your brain 'wiring' from negative thought patterns to positive ones over the period of a few weeks.  This is why it is such a successful technique.

In addition, I have a number of other techniques and therapies that I use, especially BWRT (Brainworking Recursive Therapy), which is also a solution-focused therapy.

Contact me for more details about how solution focused therapy can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Psychology & Philosophy

Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Solution focused hypnotherapy for children

BWRT Levels 1 and 2 (Advanced Practitioner)

BWRT Defusing Depression

Member organisations


Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I have undertaken specific training enabling me to work with children aged 6 and over.


Initial consultation (30-40 mins) FREE

Standard session (50-60 mins)  £65

Extended sessions (per extra 30 mins)  £25

Stop Smoking (approx 2.5 hrs 1-2 sessions)  £150

Concessions available for F/T students, Forces, NHS, block bookings (£10 discount per session).

For those experiencing financial hardship I have a "pay-what-you-can" place. Please contact me to discuss.

Southampton, SO14

Type of session

Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mon-Fri 8am-8pm. Weekends and late evenings by arrangement