Joanne Smyth

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Derry / Londonderry, BT47
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About me

Hi, my name is Jo Smyth and I specialise in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.  I help people to make changes in their lives.

My patient promise to all my clients

"I promise to be there for you every step of your journey.  My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life". 

This symbolises how you will be treated when working with me.
I understand that life throws us all curveballs at times which can knock us but I will be for those as well!

How we think and what we tell ourselves impacts on how we feel and act.  We all desire to feel calmer, confident and in control.

At 'Hello Sunshine' I use Hypnosis combined along with Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive based therapy, NLP and Neuroscience to help you change your perspective and achieve what you want in life. 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you to take steps to move towards what you want, rather than just moving away from the unwanted problems.  Here is a testimonial from a previous client

"6 sessions with Jo has made major changes in my life; stress, anxiety and depression are more manageable.  I can see the knock on effect within my family.  Try it hand on heart you won't be disappointed".

What I can help with

  • Anxiety (including panic attacks)
  • Depression
  • Sports Performance
  • Fertility 
  • Addictions / Addiction Recovery 
  • PTSD
  • Sleep Issues 
  • Low moods / Confidence

These are just some of the areas that I can help you with, however if you have a specific issue that is not mentioned below please get in touch to discuss it further and I will provide answers or guidance to help support you.

Book your free first step call today 

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy School, which is considered to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy and is recognised as the Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy/psychotherapy training.  This training ensures that I deliver a high quality and professional service. 

I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist and I look forward to supporting you in on your journey to become your true self and breaking free from the issues in your life that are holding you back.

I love the positive and sometimes life changing effects hypnotherapy has on people, the satisfaction from helping others is priceless, 'I love my job'. 

I often get asked where the name Hello Sunshine came from I spent 14 years on my own personal fertility journey and have been blessed with the most wonderful little girl who is my 'sunshine' no matter how grey the clouds are or what curveballs life throws, she reminds me of brighter day and how grateful I am, so for me to help others the name just seemed perfect. 

I am registered with the following professional organisations - 

  • the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
  • The Complementary and National Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners, which I work subject to their Code of Ethics.
  • I hold an Access NI Enhanced Disclosure Certificate which enables me to work with children and vulnerable adults. 
  • I hold Hypnotherapy Practitioners Insurance underwritten by Holistic Insurance Services. 

I have always wanted to help others prior to becoming a hypnotherapist, I spent 16 years working in the community and voluntary sector with learning disability, and mental health. 

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.


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees depend on the therapy, and will suit your needs and your pocket!

In person and online appointments are available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible and will try to suit the individual's needs.  Please contact me should you have any specific requirements. 

Further information

My therapy sessions can be done from the comfort of your own home via online therapy session or meeting with me on a 1-1 basis by contacting me to arrange an initial first step chat. 


  1. "Jo is a kind, empathetic person and a very capable therapist.  I would wholeheartedly recommend Jo to anyone considering this path, you won't be disappointed."
  2. "I had several sessions with Jo, she is extremely easy to talk to. She made me feel comfortable from the beginning and throughout.  It has been a life changing experience which helped me to 'find myself' and regain my confidence.  Jo helped me overcome my high levels of stress, anxiety, sleep issues and trauma.  Every session was worthwhile and I have a much more positive attitude and outlook on life."
  3. "I can't thank Jo enough for providing me with the tools to manage my anxiety, stress levels, my sleep and fears.  There were some things I just needed to realise which Jo helped me acknowledge!  I would highly recommend Jo for anybody who thinks they could be doing with some direction on how to tackle something whether its small or big! You will really benefit, it also helps that she is one of the most pleasant woman to be sat with!" 

Derry / Londonderry, BT47

Type of session

In person


Joanne Smyth
Joanne Smyth