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About me

Thank you for visiting my profile.  My name is Jo and I am a fully qualified clinical and solution focused hypnotherapist based in The Media Centre in Huddersfield.

If you need help for anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression & low moods, lack of confidence & self-esteem, phobias, insomnia and OCD, I can help you to overcome these issues.  Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is such an amazing tool and it focuses on helping you to find solutions for the present and future rather than the past. It is a totally positive therapy that guides you as you look ahead, helps you to change your mind-set and enables you to take control and move forward with your life confidently and positively.

In addition, I help clients to quit smoking and other dependencies including alcohol, drugs as well as gambling addictions and issues with food.  I will work with you to help you to recognize your triggers, how you can change behaviours and lower withdrawal symptoms.  I also work with relatives of addicts to help to lessen their own anxiety & stress.

I offer a free 'no obligation' Initial Consultation where we can talk in more detail about your issues and how I can help.  This first session also gives you the opportunity to ensure that you would like to work with me on your treatment.

The Initial Consultation normally takes around 50 minutes.  During the Initial Consultation, I will need to ask you for more information, brief personal and medical details. as well as the reason that you are looking at hypnotherapy for your condition and how we can help you.  I will then explain how the brain works, why you suffer in the way that you do and what we can do about it.  I will give you a 30 minute hypnotherapy relaxation track - either MP3 or CD, to take away with you.

Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes and you will normally need between 8 and 12 sessions for most issues (the exceptions are stopping smoking & phobia treatment which are four weekly sessions).  Usually sessions are once a week.

During the subsequent sessions, we will talk about the good things you have done in the week prior to the session, I will explain again about how the brain works in relation to your problem.  I will then use trance so we have access to the subconscious mind.  This is a process that produces increased awareness of the subconscious mind, heightened sense of suggestibility, and deep relaxation.  Hypnotherapy works because when we are relaxed and feeling safe we become open to suggestion.  The whole process helps you to understand how the brain works, how you can change and control your mindset and how to move forward positively.

I am also a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner and run hypnobirthing classes for both groups & individuals in Huddersfield, Slaithwaite & Saddleworth for mums-to-be.

Please call on 07904 500307 for an informal and confidential chat by phone or to book your free Initial Consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in Leeds with the Clifton Practice (CPHT) and am a fully qualified Clinical & Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH). I am also a registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

I am a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner, Certified NLP Coach, Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy ™.   And I have successfully completed my ABC Level 2 Counselling.

I also undertake regular CPD (continued professional development) to ensure that I keep up to date with the latest research in neuroscience and learn new techniques to help you achieve your goals.

Member organisations


National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

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There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

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.

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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial Consultation: Free including a free relaxation CD/MP3

Subsequent sessions: £60 per session (50 minutes)

Stop Smoking/Vaping: £180 (4 sessions)

Phobia Package: £180 (4 sessions)

Relaxation:  £30 (30-40 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Saturday mornings and evenings if you are not able to come during the day-time

Further information

10% discount for NHS workers

Gift vouchers also available

Room G6, The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1RL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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