Joanne Disney-Spiers

Joanne Disney-Spiers




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About me

I have the skills and tools to support people to make changes to their lives to create positive mind states including, calm, confidence and relaxation, to change unwanted and negative behaviours and beliefs to create a healthier life style including smoking cessation, weight loss and rid other unwanted reactions and behaviours.

As a registered nurse and midwife with over 30 years experience who is currently still practising as a midwife in a senior specialist role in a local trust I have developed excellent communication skills and have a very empathetic approach.

For over 15 years I have been supporting women who have a fear of birth. Giving birth is such a memorable and important experience for women, their partners and family. Difficult memories can cause many years of distress and impact adversely on relationships. Sometimes creating such fear that women and/or their partners feel unable to consider having another child. I can help to support healing and planning for future birth including teaching relaxation and hypnobirthing techniques.

Another area of speciality is help if you are having problems with pets especially dogs and horses. Often the unwanted behaviour in the animal can be caused by the owner/rider due to fear following a poor experience. Animals pick up their human companion’s fear and become more likely to react by either threat or running/bolting. I have been able to work with dog owners to reduce their feelings of fear following an incident and replace their reactions with calm, confidence and relaxation creating a reduced risk of the animal adversely reacting.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • Registered Midwife (RM)
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate (Current role)
  • Counselling ABC
  • Practitioner’s Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy
  • Registered Hypnotherapist (GHR)

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Difficulty in becoming pregnant. IVF support. Birth Trauma, birth planning including hypnobirthing.

Confidence with animals especially dogs and horses especially following a traumatic incident.

Healthcare professionals following a traumatic event.


30 minutes free consultation

£60 per hour session

£150 x3 hour sessions prepaid non-refundable

Other options available

Fully insured

I offer evenings and weekend

Further information

I live in Selston in Nottingham. The area of my practice covers Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. My practice is mobile which means that I can come and visit most clients in their own home. There is an alternative option to come to a private room in my home if this is better.

Hucknall, NG15
Nottingham, NG16

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

I can come to see you in your home.


Evenings and weekends