Julie Sharp - Hypnotherapist & Master NLP Practitioner

Julie Sharp - Hypnotherapist & Master NLP Practitioner

Stockbridge Road
SO22 5HL

+44 (0)7807 054 706

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Stockbridge Road
SO22 5HL

+44 (0)7807 054 706

About me

I became a hypnotherapist in order to help people change their lives for the better; to help others live more fulfilling lives, free from self-limiting beliefs about what they can or can’t do or achieve, who they are or who they aren’t and the negative behaviours that trap the person into feeling other than how they truly wish to feel. I have a core belief that we should seek to help enrich the lives of others, not leave them impoverished. Here's what just a few of my clients have said:

"My weigh-in today has revealed a further 3lb weight loss this week! I feel great and the best bit is that I’m not even dieting or paying too much attention to what I am eating! You are a wonder, Julie!"

"First time in three years I've driven on the Motorway (in the rain no less) and I ENJOYED it! Now that’s a result worth cheering about; I feel excited, enriched and confident - thank you!"

"Just wanted to thank you whole heartedly for everything you've done. The tools you have given me to manage my anxiety are priceless and I am so very grateful."

"The very thought of a snake, or even the word itself used to fill me with fear and dread but no more! I was amazed at the results and can honestly say it has made such a positive impact on my life! I'm only sorry it took me 50 years to do anything about it!"

"I am certain that had it not been for the sessions with you and your very useful and helpful recordings I’d still be having a rough time just getting through days. I found it almost impossible to crawl out of the darkness despite the very understanding and loving help of my husband. In the past I was very sceptical about any form of treatment or healing which I could not explain or find logical I turned to you in desperation and was myself greatly surprised that even after the first session there was light 'coming through my windows'. After that, things only got better. My approach has changed dramatically and I’m really enjoying life and for that I’m grateful to you. By the way, your recordings are a saviour!!!"

My clients see me for a range of different and sometimes deeply personal issues, and receive an entirely non-judgemental response. In a sense (and with no disrespect), I don't care what has caused an issue in my Clients' lives, or what has happened to them in the past. Whatever it was, it didn't kill them! I have no interest in drawing a particular conclusion about their predicament; my interest lies in their future, in helping them cut the ties that bind them (consciously or subconsciously) to past events.

I am here to affirm life not criticize it. In helping my Clients achieve freedom from the thoughts and behaviours that they feel have been holding them back. We all deserve to live the best lives we possibly can and my happiness comes from their success.

Some of the areas hypnotherapy can help with include:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Positive thinking
  • Eating disorders
  • Weight loss management
  • Hypno-gastric band
  • Sleep disorders
  • Nightmares
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
  • Low confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Poor self-image
  • Childhood trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Chronic pain management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Anger management
  • Enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Blushing
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Fear of Flying
  • Addiction
  • Alcoholism
  • Obsessions
  • Compulsions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Compulsive skin picking
  • Trichotillomania (chronic hair pulling)
  • Stuttering & stammering
  • Public speaking
  • Confidence at Work
  • Work life balance
  • Time management
  • Goal setting
  • Interview nerves
  • Motivation
  • Confident driver
  • Sports enhancement
  • Exam nerves
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Divorce

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist & Master NLP practitioner. My hypnotherapy training spanned a year and involved over 450 hours of theory and practice. My NLP Master Practitioner training was delivered by the great Dr Richard Bandler himself, co-founder of neuro-linguistic programming.

I follow the Eriksonian approach to hypnosis and write and use my own scripts. I also use IMR (ideo-motor response) and other uncovering techniques to pinpoint and deal with root causes where necessary. That said, my approach is definitely forward-focused. If you want to chat about the past, I'm probably not the right therapist for you. Indeed you may find meeting a friend for coffee a cheaper alternative!

I take my continuing professional development and learning seriously and invest a huge amount of time and energy each month to furthering both my practical skills and theoretical knowledge, including being part of a regular peer support groups.

I have also undertaken specialist training in How to Lift Depression Fast, Smoking Cessation and am a trained Virtual-Gastric Band therapist (trained in the only virtual gastric band system that has, to my knowledge, been subject to clinical trials in the UK). I am also a Parts Therapy practitioner, taught by the world-renowned Roy Hunter and am a member of the ANLP (association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming) as a qualified Master NLP Practitioner having trained with Dr Richard Bandler. Please see my website for more information on these.

Whilst I help clients in a number of fields from presentation skills to phobias to addictions, I have a particular interest in helping clients who are suffering with depression and anxiety disorders, off medication and onto self-healing through the mind.


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Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Stop Thumb Sucking
  • Hypnosis for Thumb Sucking Cessation


All bookings require a telephone or face-to-face pre-consultation, which is offered free of charge. This ensures that there is a clear understanding of the behaviour the client is seeking to change and that the most appropriate course of treatment is chosen to achieve this.

Payment must be made in full at the time of booking and can be made by bank transfer to Sort Code: 40-46-39  Account no.: 11879197 or by Paypal. If you wish to pay by cheque or in cash, please contact me directly.

Hypnotherapy is a relatively quick therapy. Rarely is it necessary to see people for more than 8 sessions and in some cases, just a couple will suffice depending on the nature of the issue(s) to be resolved. Following are the key programmes offered:

Weight Loss

Weight issues are often multi-faceted and can be complicated to resolve. An approach that works for one client may not be appropriate for another. For this reason, a number of different programmes are offered for weight management. The Weight Loss programme is divided into Mini, Midi and Maxi depending on the particular needs of the client and the amount of weight the client wishes to lose. In addition, Sharp Minds also offers the Virtual Gastric Band programme, which is geared more towards portion control and is therefore more suitable for clients who are in the habit of eating larger quantities.

As part of the Weight Loss Programme, and in addition to the one-to-one therapy sessions, personal on-going coaching and support is offered between sessions to help clients stay on track and achieve their goals. The Mini, Midi and Maxi programmes also come with personalised audio recordings.

Sharp Minds offers a free pre-appointment consultation to discuss the nature of the problem and the desired results, so that the most appropriate programme can be determined in advance of the treatment commencing. For more information please get in touch.

Smoking Cessation

The Smoking Cessation programme is offered as a two session programme, with a free follow-up if required within the first six months. The Smoking Cessation programme also comes with personalised audio recordings.

A free pre-appointment consultation (telephone or face-to-face) is required prior to booking. For more information please get in touch.

Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum packages

For treatments for all other areas (i.e. except weight and smoking), including addictions, confidence/ self-esteem, pain control, anxiety, depression and fears/ phobias, a number of different packages are offered according to the nature and severity of the issue. These are broadly based around the length of time it may take to resolve the problem. The Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum packages come with personalised audio recordings.

Sharp Minds offers a free pre-appointment consultation to discuss the nature of the problem and the desired results, so that the most appropriate programme can be determined in advance of the treatment commencing. For more information please get in touch.


Should you arrive late then your therapy session will be reduced accordingly unless it is possible and agreeable to extend your session. An extension will not be offered where this would adversely impact on another client's session.


I endeavour to give my Clients' the best service I possibly can and part of this is offering the earliest appointment slot possible. It is inevitable that from time to time a client may need to reschedule an appointment. I would ask, however, that where this is the case, you give as much notice as possible so that others are not unduly affected by your cancellation. Sharp Minds Hypnotherapy reserves the right to charge the full session fee for cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice. Your booking an appointment confirms your acceptance of this.

Further information

On a final note, hypnotherapy is not magic, so if you're after "abracadabra", then you're in the wrong place! For hypnotherapy to work, the client needs to want it to work. Not in the "nice to have if I've got time" kind of way (although this kind of client may also benefit from positive results), but in the "I'm just not prepared to be fat/ a smoker/ afraid/ angry/ lacking in confidence/ jealous etc etc anymore!" kind of way. In other words, the client needs to be committed to it working if it's not to be a potential waste of their money or the therapist's time!

The mind is an amazing thing. It has the power to bring about spontaneous remission in patients whose prognoses are otherwise utterly without hope (see my website for more info). And it has the power to let the body "die of a broken heart"; how many times have you heard about an elderly person dying within days or weeks of his or her life-time partner and childhood sweetheart? These are both extreme workings of the mind, of course, and most things people present with lie somewhere between these mind-blowing extremes. They revolve around years of failed diets, smokers who have become experts in "giving up", doing it at least three times a year, people who have lost their confidence behind the wheel because someone drove into the back of them once, several years ago and so on.

What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve. But by the same token, hypnotherapy cannot force you to do, or be, or say anything you don't want to. Even the clucking chickens on stage know that they are walking about clucking like chickens, much to the amusement of those in the audience. If they so chose, they could stop, sit down and say "It's just not for me; I don't feel like being a clucking chicken today"!

Everyone is hypnotizable; we pass through hypnosis naturally every day several times including as we go to sleep and waken up again. But getting hypnosis to work in a way that brings about lasting, positive results, requires co-operation and commitment from the client, and a trusting relationship with the therapist. So if you've identified a problem that has been holding you back, and believe that if your mind truly wants to address that problem then it can, then why not pick up the phone (07807 054 706) for a free, no-obligation consultation, and see whether I am the right therapist for you.

Winchester, SO22 5HL

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Whilst most appointments are offered during Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm, weekend/ evening appointments can be made available by special arrangements. Please call 07807 054 706.