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Your Emotional Wellbeing Matters

About me

Welcome. I provide Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Havening Techniques. Treatments for stress, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, anger management, fears/phobias, weight loss issues, addictions ie smoking, alcohol, relationship issues and more.

This modality of therapy draws from the essence of a variety of tried and tested therapeutic methods (such as cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution focused approaches, motivational interviewing, reflective listening and hypnotherapy).

Providing effective therapy to get your life back working in as few sessions as possible. Sometimes as few as one to three sessions may be needed, depending on issues. OCD may require slightly more. Clients leave feeling more positive even after their first session.

I welcome the chance to work with you. Long-lasting results. Safe, effective, drug-free and without side effects. When both our physical and emotional needs are met in balance, we do not suffer symptoms of stress. We thrive. So if you feel as if you are hardly surviving, perhaps get in touch and a short discussion to identify how this approach can help get your life back on track - will be a step in the right direction.

Working with all ages having studied Child and Teens Hypnosis and a Certified Practitioner to work with Child, Teens and Adults.

Please see below for client testimonial on how effective this therapy is. Therapy that is based on up to date brain science and neural research.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications and Memberships:

HG Dip (P) - Diploma Human Givens Practitioner
Dip Hyp (CS) - Diploma Hypnotherapy with Counselling Skills
SAC Dip - Diploma in Life Coaching and Counselling

HPTI Hypnosis for Child and Teens Certified Practitoner

Havening Techniques Certified Practitioner
RN - Registered Nurse (Adult)
AET - Award in Education and Training

PSA - Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
GHR - General Hypnotherapy Register
CNHC - Membership of Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
RCN - Royal College of Nursing
NMC - Nursing and Midwifery Council

My 25+ years as a Registered Nurse have equipped me with the skills to appreciate the mind and body are intrinsically linked. Our emotions impact on our physical health and can manifest as stress, fatigue, IBS, asthma, CFS, and more. When our needs are met in balance, we cannot get stressed and we live our lives being able to cope in a more positive way. I have helped many people from all walks of life, working from the Human Givens approach to emotional health and wellbeing. Therapy that does not dwell on the past, or involve dredging up or deep emotional voyages of discovery - I provide therapy that is truly holistic, safe and as brief as possible that works.


A client testimonial stated:

“Thank you so, so much for your help Julia. You have achieved something I didn’t believe was at all possible. I feel so much calmer and less anxious about the future. Not only have you helped me, but you have given me the skills to continue to help myself. I wish I had seen you years ago. I really am incredibly grateful."

SG Female 40

It starts with a simple phone call, a few questions. We can book you in to attend your first session. Often a client will only need one session, sometimes progress is made with 2 or 3 - each client is unique and presents a different set of complex or seemingly simple issues to work through. We establish goals. Talk and no dredging up of the past or long journeys of discovery are required - you the client are the one in the driving seat. Sometimes homework tasks are set and agreed dates set for next visit. Therapists do not want their clients to be reliant/dependent on them. When enough progress is made; you the client will be happy to know that you no longer need to attend further sessions. Therapy is swift, brief and effective. Allowing you to move on with things and get your life back working again.

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.


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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

Motivation therapy
Self-harm issues
Eating Disorders

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Additional information

£90 per session up to 90 minutes

Smoking Cessation £175 (90mins)

Payment by credit/debit card prior to each session at time of booking - over the phone payments taken.

Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to appointment will lose deposit.

I offer a FREE 20 minute consultation over the phone to see how  Psychotherapy/Counselling/Hypnotherapy can help you move on with your life.

Safe, Drug-free, No harmful side effects. Long-lasting results. Based on the most up to date brain science and neural research.

When I work

Please email me and you will receive a response within 24 hours. I offer a client-centred service providing out of hours, late evening clinics and Saturday mornings. Text message welcomed.

Further information

I maintain continuous professional updates and have full indemnity insurance to practice. A unique tailor-made plan of therapy awaits you. Confidentiality assured. Ethical consideration for best practice. Strictly by appointment only. Cancellation fees will be incurred if less than 48 hours notice is not given. For full T&Cs please see my website at www.juliadesousa.co.uk.

Julia Desousa is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Cirencester Clinic, Cirencester, Glos, GL7

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

My online clinic is accessible to wherever you are - be it local or miles away. Online therapy is as safe and effective as face-to-face. Clients report that being in the safety of their home, greatly helped them to access therapy and so improve wellness.

Online platforms