About me

Here to help you

Having practised Hypnotherapy for 12 years, I am well positioned to help you to make the changes that you want. Please simply call me to discuss your needs and I will be transparent about what you can expect. If it's something that I cannot help you with I will be honest about it and see if I can recommend someone better suited. However, if there is something you want to liberate yourself from or change or improve that you've identified resides in your mind, then please do call me (on 0208 9919805) because it's very likely I can be of service to you.

My Stop Smoking Service

I help a great number of people to Stop Smoking and have a very well tested and successful process. If you are looking to Stop Smoking please click through to my specialised Stop Smoking website here:


About Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way of making real changes in your habits, behaviours, feelings and responses because it gently yet effectively works with the way your mind works. With the way your mind stores the problem patterns and safely changes those patterns (patterns of thought and response) to bring about your wanted responses instead. You don't consciously choose to have an issue, it's something that is going on unconsciously and what's needed is to change those unconsciously held perceptions and responses. Hypnotherapy has been proven over time to be an effective and elegant method for doing just that.  

I use a thorough method of first understanding the processes that hold the issue in place and then tailoring the solution to the individual. So if you were to work with me I would first have a conversation with you on the phone to verify that I can help you and to take some information about the issue or area of improvement you want. Then after really listening to you, I will tailor a session or sessions to you in order that we get the best effect possible for you.  

Together we will work to produce the results you want in a way that is

- Satisfying and what you were looking for
- Completely safe and comfortable
Fits in with your life style and present commitments...and...
- Sustainable for the long term 

To find out more please go to my website via the link on this page or call me on 0208 9919805.

Visit me in my Ealing based office at The Naos Institute, Montpelier Avenue, Ealing, W5 2XP 

Training, qualifications & experience

James Brannan Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner

Professional qualifications:
BA Hons Psychology
Diploma Personal Performance Coaching
Neuro Linguistic Programming
Time Line Therapy
Psych-K Practitioner

Member of professional organisations:
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP

Over the last 8 years I have worked with individuals to help them: alleviate anxiety and fear, get over phobias, stop smoking, lose weight, improve their confidence in all sorts of areas and situations, enhance their mental performance in sports and other areas, sleep better, feel more positive and reduce stress. I truly value and respect my clients and am completely committed to helping them achieve the results they want. I really hope to have the chance to speak to you and to be of service to you soon.

Member organisations


The British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP

The British Institute of Hypnotherapy is a long established association of hypnotherapists/psychotherapists and NLP practitioners who are committed to the highest standards of ethical practice and professional competence.

BIH members are required to provide proof of training to a suitable level before being accepted and are expected to work within the boundaries of the Institutes Code of Practice.

It is a condition of membership that members have full professional indemnity insurance cover and are also made aware of the fact that the BIH operates a complaints 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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Anxiety about upcoming events
Anxiety about past events (troubled mind)
Excessive worry
Negative Habit Patterns
Unwanted emotional responses
Unwanted behavioural responses

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Free initial telephone session

Additional information

For all sessions other than stop smoking:

£75 per session

Have as many or few sessions as wanted/ needed. Discounted to £65 if more than 5 sessions.

Smoking Cessation 2 session program:


Includes: 2 face to face sessions of 1.5 hours, preliminary phone conversation/s and preparations, extra support via online tracks and processes. This is a full process which packs a punch!  


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If I'm with a client please leave a phone message or email and I will come back to you asap. Many thanks.

Further information

What other clients have said:


"I had been thinking about stopping smoking for years when a colleague mentioned they’d stopped with the help of hypnosis. After a few enquiries a friend recommended James and within 2 sessions with him I stopped. Just like that! James is very supportive before, during and after the sessions and explains the process very well. I would recommend James to anyone wanting to quit smoking but needing some support. It was an all round great experience."
Claire McKenzie, London

"I’d been trying to quit for ages but life was seemingly being quite stressful and so it gave me loads of excuses to continue. However, a couple of months ago, I decided to give James a go – and to be honest I didn’t hold out much hope but to say I was amazed, or still am by the result, would be an understatement. After 1 session with James I stopped and not just stopped but I don’t even think about smoking let alone have any cravings. I feel so detached from it; it’s like all the thoughts and feelings around smoking have been erased from my mind. And despite various challenges cropping up I haven’t thought or had a desire to smoke.  Nor have I either replaced smoking with anything else or put on weight. So, if you’ve been trying to stop smoking and haven’t managed it yet I highly recommend James."
Julie Kerr, London


"I am thrilled to tell you that the hypnosis worked brilliantly. I had no problems on any of the lifts skiing and tested myself by doing new things."
Jennifer Griffiths, Chiswick

"Testing out the effects of this when next driving on this road segment I noticed my anxiety was almost non-existent! Instead I felt calm and alert with a sense that I could handle it and fear appropriate to the situation. I am now no longer tensed when I drive this specific stretch."
S.M.S., Philladelphia, USA

"Until working with James I had a serious phobia of rats for as long as I can remember. I used to avoid going through the local parks and cycled way out the way of them for fear of seeing rats. I constantly felt uneasy and fearful in certain areas where there may be rats and it really bothered me. However I made a major breakthrough with James using a very comfortable process of techniques and hypnotherapy and it got me to the point where I could actually hold rats and play with them in a cage. I never would have expected to be able to do this and with no fear at all!! I highly recommend James to help you if you have a phobia or anxiety issues."
Charlie Sichel, London


"I have been pleasantly surprised at how my cravings for Soy lattes have subsided considerably in the past few weeks, to the point that I could now take it or leave it! It feels absolutely fine if I don’t have a latte whereas in the past I would get a craving and feel I had to drive and have one in that moment!"
Shenaz-Menaz Sherk, USA

"My sessions with James are having a quiet but noticeable impact! I have started to lose weight but more importantly feel in control and not on a diet! 
Denise Jacques, London

"I had been suffering with an eating disorder for years, and finally decided to do something about it!
After a few sessions of hypnotherapy with James I have noticed changes in my behaviour. This has been very rewarding and I feel like it has and is helping me move down a happier path!"
Ryan B, London


"After three sessions with James I have experienced a massive shift in the way I feel about myself. Now I already feel more self belief inside and more self assured than I have for some time."
James Webster, Reading

"James has made a real difference to my son Benn’s well being and self esteem. He is a very patient and caring professional and I highly recommend him."
Cristiana Woodbridge, London

"I have had a few sessions with James for confidence and we have applied a number of techniques to increase confidence. Some techniques have worked better for me than others but I can certainly say that the techniques have had a positive effect on me. Also we applied a technique for reducing stress and anxiety and this has an amazing effect on me."
Matt Stringer, London


"James delivers results. I was as sceptical as the next person going into the sessions, however the process was entirely tuned to my personal requirements (in this case helping to boost confidence and build techniques to support high sporting performance) and provided me a range of simple, effective methods to use that absolutely worked."
Adam Rivellini, London


"James helped me considerably this year to deal with some very stressful times relating to various medical and surgical procedures. He helped me to deal with and overcome my fears in a professional and sympathetic way. The techniques he employed were very successful and I would highly recommend him as a hypnotherapist."
Janice Capstick, London

Although these client comments are genuine and verifiable, results may vary depending on the individual.

The Naos Institute
Montpelier Avenue
W5 2XP

Type of session

In person

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