Jo Copland-Dando BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), DIHP, GQHP, RGN, HV

Jo Copland-Dando BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), DIHP, GQHP, RGN, HV


I am unable to take further enquiries until 15-Mar-2020

0117 986 9351 / 07766 021730

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About me

Hi, I am a fully qualified Integrative Hypnotherapist specialising in Anxiety. Most health or well-being challenges can be brought to me and whether it be weight, pain, sleep or phobia there is often some anxiety present. With a background as a Nurse, Midwife, Health visitor, Practice Teacher and since 2013 a therapist, I have worked with many different people helping them to address their concerns. In a safe, confidential and comfortable space we can explore what is impacting your life.

Do you need to make some changes? Need some strategies to manage anxiety, phobias, addictions or general health issues? Or are you struggling with motivation and wishing to maintain progress with particular habits?

Before meeting we can make contact by phone or email to discuss any concerns or queries you may have about how sessions can support you. This free consultation helps you to identify what you want to achieve from our sessions and can introduce you to how we can work together.

At our first meeting we will explore the issue, to plan small steps towards achieving your goals. This is time and space for you to be really listened to and can be empowering in itself. Clients often know what they want to do, but need help to access their resources, to get insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Following the session there may be practical skills to practice or tasks to complete, which support the process of change.

I use NLP, CBT, psycho therapeutic and coaching techniques as well as hypnotherapy.

For more information please check out my website at:

Anxiety or stress can be a large influence on health and well-being, which reduces our ability to cope with everyday life. Some of the many benefits of hypnotherapy includes a relaxed, inward focusing state where connection with your subconscious enables changes to begin to take place.

Areas of expertise include anxiety (particularly in late teenage and early adulthood) confidence, weight and pain management.

Training, qualifications & experience

Anxiety in children

Pain management


NLP Practitionner

Hypno Virtual Gastric Band

Working with Eating disorder and Obesity

Diploma in Integrated Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural hypnosis & NLP

I have been developing my hypnotherapy skills since 2012 but have a wealth of skills already in working one to one, listening skills and working collaboratively with clients.

Special interests:

Weight loss
Virtual gastric band
Pain management
Emotional freedom technique

I am an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here .

Ma module Practice & professional standards for Practice Teaching

Ba(Hons) Community Health studies

Registered Midwife

Bsc(Hons) Nursing

Healthy Eating and Nutrition for the Really Young

Motivational interviewing

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Teenage parents

Support to stop smoking

Domestic violence

Stress management

Depression - particularly post natal

Grief and loss counselling skills

Health promotion

Member organisations


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.

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        Please feel free to contact me to discuss. This initial consultation is free.

        An hour session starts at £50 per session
        Quit smoking £120 over 1-2 sessions

        I accept cash or electronic transfer.

        I provide free resources eg work sheets and MP3's, for skills you can use and practice at home.

        When working with children and young people the parent or carer needs to be involved, give consent and stay within the premises. The adult will be informed of the process and be aware of the overall exploration.
        On occasion, particularly with the older teenager, they may need a confidential therapeutic relationship and this can be discussed.
        I have a current active DBS check.

        Further information


        Feedback on sessions with Jo

        "I am not the most confident person going especially with strangers but instantly felt at ease and relaxed into it very easily." JR

        "The help you gave me was just priceless and without that at that particular time especially, I’d dread to think what mess I would have been in. You really did work your magic on my mood and anxiety". Thank you so much for what you did." JS

        "I really think that the way i see and think about food has changed hugely, my lifestyle has changed and the whole family are becoming more active.
        I don't just think about my family but think about myself as a person not just a mum/ wife you played a big part in that change thank you Jo" JR

        ” After we tried hypnotherapy, I felt so much better – that has been the most beneficial form of therapy I have had so far – thank you” LT

        Bristol, BS31

        Type of session

        Home visits: Yes

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Due to limited availability I am mainly offering Saturday morning sessions until further notice.