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About me

Jo Ward is an experienced senior Clinical Hypnotherapist working in Maldon, Essex. She is a registered practitioner and therefore bound by strict ethics and codes of conduct. She is committed to continuous professional development in order to deliver the most up-to-date techniques to her clients and has undertaken advanced training in many specialist areas. She is also a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, trained life coach and a City & Guilds qualified trainer. She is passionate about hypnotherapy because it has improved her own life considerably. Above all, she always works in a genuine, caring, confidential and supportive way.

Jo is able to devise a personalised, bespoke programme to suit the individual and achieve the optimum results in the shortest possible time. She uses hypnotherapy, both suggestion and analytical, Hypno-CBT, coaching and neuro linguistic programming techniques, which ensure the best possible outcome for the client. All work with clients is carried out in the pleasant surroundings of her comfortable home office in Heybridge, Maldon, offering discretion and a friendly environment. There is plenty of FREE parking too or of course sessions can be conducted ONLINE in the safety and comfort of your own home. A FREE, no obligation, initial session is offered to enable the client to make a decision about whether to go ahead. It also allows Jo to ensure she is the best clinician to help the individual.

There is no such thing as a typical client, she can deal with anxiety, OCD, addictions, low self esteem, fear of flying one day and stress, panic attacks, insomnia the next, whatever the client needs help with. A large majority of Jo's work comes from recommendations made by previous clients and doctors and she feels very privileged to have such positive feedback from her clients. Below is a small sample of their testimonials, which Jo hopes will encourage others to get help too:

"Thank you for helping me put my life back on track."

"I just needed to write to let you know how your consultations have helped me. Like others I expect, I was apprehensive at first but you put me at ease and after a short time YOU have made the difference. My life has taken shape again and I feel good about myself. Now feeling more positive I look forward to enjoying many things that I've put off for too long. Thank you for helping me put my life back on track."

"I have had life changing results."

"After many years, (about 20) of trying all kinds of complementary and alternative medicine, in fact too many to mention, I have found that in a very few sessions with Jo I have had life changing results. I can take on more than I ever have before and have no anxiety about almost anything. I feel positive all of the time and will continue to use and practice the many techniques to maintain this for my future. You can not put a price on feeling good as it is everyones right to be as well as they can be, and I am now as well as I think I can be. THANK YOU.

"I shall always be glad that I overcame my scepticism and fear of hypnotherapy "

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me get to the point I am now at. You have an amazing gift. I have, as you know, seen several therapists over the past few years but there is no doubt that, for me, you have been the most effective. You work with a remarkable mixture of empathy, steely determination and humour, not letting me get away with anything, nor giving up on me. I have come out of the process feeling less negative, less self-critical and more confident. I shall always be glad that I overcame my scepticism and fear of hypnotherapy and picked up the phone to speak to you and have now been recommending it (and you) to others who are experiencing issues that they feel they need help with.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:  Clients can now access sessions online. (All you need is a smart phone - it's easy!)

Training, qualifications & experience

14 years+ experience in private practice and the following qualifications:

Hypnotherapy Diploma
Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP)
Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP)
City & Guilds Level 3 - Adult Teaching
Level 3 Qualification in Coaching - Institute of Leadership & Management

Many specialist masterclasses, including:

Advanced Analytical HypnoPsychotherapy
Quit Smoking
Hypnosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Confidence, Anxiety, Depression & Phobias
Weight loss

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Infertility & support for clients going through IVF


£97.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

FREE initial consultation of up to 1 hour (with the exception of smoking cessation)

£97 per weekday face to face session/online (approx 1 hour) with no minimum bookings

£350 smoking cessation package (2 sessions, totalling 2 1/2 hours)

Payable by cash, bank transfer, debit & credit card.

Further information

Please feel free to call Jo for a friendly, confidential, no-obligation chat about your issues and how hypnotherapy can help you. If you call and reach the answering machine, Jo will call you back and will not divulge the nature of the call if anyone else answers. Confidentiality is assured at all times.  Alternatively, you could text your name and number and request a call back or email of course. Please email for further details about how you can access the help you need from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Why not visit the website for full details before making a decision about whether you want to go ahead?

Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms