About me

Before becoming a Hypnotherapist, I was a senior manager in local government where I gained more than 25 years of experience managing, developing and coaching individuals and teams. I am passionate about helping people to help themselves and to improve their well-being and quality of life.

I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach, based at Evesham Natural Health Centre in Worcestershire and at Alcester Health Centre in Warwickshire. During the COVID-19 pandemic I am seeing clients online using Zoom.

I provide hypnotherapy sessions for individual clients and for small groups to help them to live happier and more satisfying lives. You may be a busy professional, a home maker, a student or work in a small business. You may feel anxious, or stressed, or experience unwanted patterns in the way that you think, or feel or behave. You may be aware of the need to change, and importantly have the motivation to do something about it.

If you do, I would love to meet you and work with you, in a confidential, and professional manner, in order to help you to achieve the change that you want. On most occasions, although not every time, our session will involve hypnosis, as well as a number of therapeutic suggestions, techniques and approaches.

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of focussed attention, normally accompanied by feelings of deep relaxation. In hypnosis you are not asleep, just in a different and more receptive state of awareness. You remain fully in control and fully aware. Your subconscious mind will be able to accept positive thought and ideas more easily.

Training, qualifications & experience

Jo Hand, BA (Hons), D.Hyp, HPD

I trained at Central England College of Clinical Hypnosis where I obtained my Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and I started "Jo Hand - Hypnotherapy & Coaching" in 2014.

I am a Registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (MNCH Reg) where I obtained my Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma HPD (NCH). I am currently the Education Director of NCH and I help to run the NCH Local Peer Group in Worcestershire & Warwickshire.

I am a Licentiate member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (LAPHP).

I am a Member of the Association of Hypnotherapy & Stress Management (MAHSM).

I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

I abide by the standards and codes of ethics of these professional associations, so you can be assured of a confidential and quality service. In addition these associations provide opportunities for Continuing Professional Development and networking. I will always be up to date with the latest developments, for the benefit of my clients.

I am self employed and I normally work from two locations - Evesham Natural Health Centre (ENHC) and Alcester Health Centre (AHC). During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am seeing clients online via Zoom.

Member organisations


Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.

There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).

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.


A free initial consultation session is available for 30 minutes.

A standard hypnotherapy session lasts 60 minutes and costs £70.

A coaching session lasts 60 minutes and costs £70.

A smoking cessation session lasts 90 minutes and costs £150.

Feel free to contact me for details of Group sessions and Corporate activities.

Alcester Health Centre
Alcester Primary Care Centre
Fields Park Drive
B49 6QR

Evesham Natural Health Centre
98 High Street
WR11 4EU

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

During the COVID-19 lock down I am using Zoom for online sessions only

Joanne Hand

Joanne Hand