Hilary Allen

Hilary Allen

Merrywood Close

0117 953 3430

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About me

I became fascinated with the powerful connection between mind and body because of my experience of its effectiveness in my own life. I therefore chose to train in Hypnotherapy, NLP, Life Coaching, and the Lightning Process®. By using a combination of these approaches, I can help you resolve a whole range of health and wellbeing issues. I design a unique programme for every client who comes to me, to meet your individual needs, goals and wishes.

And I love my work. It is a great privilege and a hugely rewarding experience to be able to help people create lasting change in their lives.

Hypnotherapy is a gentle and relaxing process. It uses the power of your unconscious mind to resolve issues, by giving you access to a wider range of skills and abilities than we are normally conscious of. Although we may not feel we know how to resolve an issue consciously, our unconscious mind holds the resources we need.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) developed out of hypnotherapy and is often used as part of it. NLP discovered that there is a structure to how the mind works. And of course, once you know how something works, you can change it. With NLP's very effective tools I can teach you how to make long-lasting changes surprisingly quick and easily.

Life coaching can help you work out what you want in your life and increase your ability to achieve your goals. It complements hypnotherapy as it is important to know what you want in order to achieve it! It involves structured discussions, questions and activities that support you to move from where you are today to where you want to be.

I am also a Lightning Process® Practitioner in Bristol, Cardiff, Hereford and NW Wales. This is a 3 day training programme which teaches you how to use the connection between your brain and body to influence your health and happiness. It has wide applications for health and wellbeing, and once you are trained you can carry on using the technique to make changes throughout your life.

I offer hourly sessions in Hypnotherapy, NLP and Life Coaching at my clinic in Southville, Bristol.

Choosing the practitioner with whom you will be making changes in your life is an important decision. So, before you make it, talk to me. You can speak to me on the phone or come and meet me in a free half hour introductory session.

About me: I have been working as a qualified practitioner since 2009. My own experience has shaped the work that I do, and the person I am today. I was forced to give up working in Further Education because of chronic illness, which lasted 8 years. However, as a result of experiencing great improvements in my health, I decided to become a practitioner myself. So I am now able to share what I have learned with others.

Before training as a therapist I worked in Further Education for 15 years, teaching literacy, numeracy, goal setting and confidence building. I also supported adults with mental health issues and disabilities.

I bring clarity and compassion to my work, and a great commitment to my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have a Diploma, Masters, and Advanced Diploma, in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Life Coaching, from the Phil Parker Training Institute.
  • I am also qualified as an Advanced Lightning Process® Practitioner.
  • I am a member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP and am fully insured.
  • I have an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (DBS Certificate).
  • I previously gained a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Further Education)

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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.


        I offer a free half hour face to face initial consultation - I am also always happy to have a chat with you on the phone to answer any questions you may have. Please ring 0117 9533430.

        I charge £60 per session. Concessions are sometimes available, so please speak to me if you need to.

        Further information

        Client feedback:

        "I have very much appreciated Hilary's professional, committed and caring approach.... and have since recommended her to a number of friends with very positive results." Eileen

        "Hilary... helped me become more focussed and clearer in my thinking... I was able to tackle situations that I wasn't able to face before, with renewed confidence and sense of purpose." Julie

        "Hilary was brilliant with me. When I put into practise what I'd learnt, I immediately started to notice a difference in how I felt." Trevor

        "Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have given me my life back, you have given my husband his wife back, and my children their mother. I have re-found myself, and I like what I see." Elaine

        Southville, BS3 1EA

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified

        Wheelchair accessible premises available on request. Both my venues are ground floor with ground floor toilets. 2 steps up to entrance, with handrails. For other access enquiries please contact me.


        I offer flexible appointment times including weekdays, and some evening and weekend sessions