Kathryn Illsley Clinical Hypnotherapist - DMCCH GQHP Fully Accredited

Kathryn Illsley Clinical Hypnotherapist - DMCCH GQHP  Fully Accredited


07738 477472

About me

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Lost your passion for Life? Need to get out of the rut of negative thinking which is spiraling out of control?

Look no further.

Together we can change your mindset and remove those unwanted feelings of doom and gloom.

Pent up emotions and feelings of negativity and fear have a detrimental effect on our psyche. We act irrationally and our focus is disrupted. Therapeutic healing is obtained in a gentle and relaxing way with powerful effects.

During the Hypnotherapy process you are guided by Kathryn to make positive changes to the thoughts and behaviours that you feel you want to change.

We all have the ability within ourselves to improve our situations and bring about change.

You are not asleep during Hypnosis, simply very relaxed. You can at all times move freely and you will not do anything that you do not wish to do. (This is not the same as stage hypnosis). The mind responds to positive changes when we are in a relaxed state.

Anxiety & Stress

Using the power of Kinetic Shift or Timeline Therapy I will help to make a dramatic change to your way of thinking about a certain event that may be plaguing you from the past. It is not necessary for you to tell me your inner most secrets

Your behavior will be a direct result of your feelings and emotions surrounding the problem and it is the unwanted behavior such as anger that we can eliminate.

Whenever you are faced with a situation in the present time that contains the same coded memory as a past event, the same feelings and emotions are triggered. These feelings and emotions create a reaction that in most cases we would prefer to avoid whenever we are faced with a similar situation. So if you want to stop a repetition of your behavior each time you are faced with a crisis that triggers past feelings then I can help you overcome those feelings and deal with any situation in a more controlled way.

Utilising Timeline Therapy I can assist you to revisit the event and eliminate the painful thoughts and feelings surrounding that memory (not the memory itself). This is a simple and quick therapy and has the power to clear those painful thoughts.

What is currently happening to you is basically a security trigger. Your subconscious mind senses a threat based on past emotions from a similar event and before the conscious mind has had time to evaluate the situation and make a plan to deal with the situation your subconscious mind has taken over and created a behavior to protect you from danger. (Knee Jerk Reaction)

I can show you how we can revisit the event and remove the unwanted fears so that as you go into the future you will not have the dreaded behavior when faced with similar threats.

Your Therapy Session

Often clients can feel anxious on their first appointment, however, by the end of the first session they are very relaxed. It is not the thought of coming for the appointment but rather what will happen in therapy that concerns clients.

As therapists we all governed by a Code of Conduct or Ethics and that means we treat clients with respect.  Nothing is deemed bizarre to us and we listen intently with the aim of finding a solution to your problem(s).  Our work with you is private and confidential.

As you change and adapt to a new way of being this can bring about new motivation which is required to move on.

Weight Loss - Aside from the traditional forms of Weight Loss I rolled out Summer 2016 the
New Authoritarian & Motivational Weight Loss Program

This 6 week program is ideal for those clients without a history of Depression and Epilepsy who are keen to be directed by daily motivational prompts and weekly hypnotherapy. My current clients are losing weight in accordance with the requirements, as I guide them to take action. It is necessary that you understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy eating and additional guidance is given in this area as well.

A very upbeat and directional approach to weight-loss but not for the fainthearted.

Clients are expected to carry out simple tasks as "homework" with a view to focusing on their specific goal.

Ideal too for those who may be attending a gathering such as a wedding or birthday party or special event although the bigger picture is about long term weight-loss. Call me to discuss your options on this motivational weight-loss regime.

All my clients are losing weight some weekly and some daily.

I am at the end of the telephone should you need help and I will text or email you each day to keep you firing on all cylinders.

The weekly hypnotherapy sessions are geared to you the individual as there is no "one size fits all! way of working in my book.

If you do not take action now - nothing will change.

Addictions -If you think you may be addicted to something or dependent in some way on a substance or habitually carrying out an action, this could be a good time to halt that process. You can set yourself free of the restraints or habits which prevent you from joining others. With my help you can have a more manageable lifestyle.

Sleep Deprivation - Negative thoughts often lead to sleep deprivation which can be totally exhausting. The more we try to sleep the less it happens. We need to break the cycle of sleepless nights. Lack of sleep affects our mood and our approach to life, often bringing about additional negative emotions. Worries and concerns that we harbor during the waking hours appear magnified in the evening and this in itself prevents us from relaxing when we need to rest our mind and body. A lack of serotonin (the happy hormone as it is often known - a biochemical that promotes restful sleep ) can lead to irritability, low mood, depression and a desire to overeat, along with other symptoms. How good would it feel to wake refreshed and ready to address the day with more vigor and a positive attitude? If we can improve your mood this can lead to an increase in serotonin which will have a knock on effect in relation to your general approach to life and all its encumbrances.

Please do contact me if there is anything that you feel is holding you back or preventing you from living the life you want to live.

If we can address the emotional issues that create feelings of negativity, the saboteurs that lie in wait and appear at the most inopportune moment, then together we can overcome the fears that deny you the ability to lead the best life you can.

A combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming aids in the process, along with

  • Authoritarian and Motivational Weight Loss
  • Timeline Therapy (see Testimonials)
  • Kinetic Shift
  • Systematic desensitisation
  • Inner child therapy
  • Parts hypnosis (see Testimonials)
  • Anchoring (see Testimonials)
  • Symptom manipulation
  • Guided imagery/Visualisation

Finally, I believe that talking to an unbiased person is in itself a great relief to the majority of people and to know that there is someone there in support is indeed a comfort. It is far easier to get back "on track" with the help of another. Don't miss out on the life you should be living - call me today.

Contact me to discuss your thoughts in confidence today. I look forward to hearing from you.


Member of General Hy
pnotherapy Register
Member of CNHC

Accredited by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council

07738 477472



I undertook the six week Authoritarian & Motivational Weightloss programme run by Kathryn. I wanted a no nonsense approach which held me accountable for my actions but also gave me a structured and supportive way to help me achieve my goals. Kathryn is a very easy person to talk to and as a result I found it easier than I would have imagined to discuss issues that are very personal and have previously been difficult to acknowledge let alone overcome. I have not yet lost all the weight I want to but I have already shed pounds that I know would still be there had I not taken this first step. I know that I can and will achieve my goals. She has given me the tools to do this. I now feel empowered and hopeful for the future whereas before I had felt the situation was beyond my control. Katie (surname withheld)

"Following a loss of confidence at public speaking, which brought on panic attacks as I spoke, I turned to hypnotherapy to see if it would help. Having never tried it before I was slightly anxious about what to expect. Kathryn soon put me at ease. We talked for a while before the actual hypnotherapy session began as Kathryn is keen to not only treat the symptom but to understand the causes. We discovered that the underlying pain from bereavements, some occurring many years ago, were having a deep effect on my confidence, ability to concentrate, and general well-being. I had two sessions to not only treat my lack of confidence but also the pain of the loss of my loved ones. A technique called Timeline Therapy proved invaluable along with Anchoring and Kathryn continued to provide support in-between sessions by sending me relaxation scripts and breathing techniques which I continued to practice outside the sessions   I found the transformation incredible, my mind felt sharp and focused which improved my confidence, even work colleagues commented on how relaxed I looked giving talks. With Kathryn's support and techniques I have been able to transform that part of my life. I went on to get a new job and even got engaged" Jill (surname withheld)

“After suffering with a lack of confidence and experiencing panic attacks I turned to Kathryn and hypnotherapy to see if this could help the situation. After hearing lots of comments about hypnotherapy in general I was a little sceptical, however there was no need to be as Kathryn made me feel at ease and extremely comfortable despite my nervousness. Hypnotherapy allowed me to isolate the underlying issue and has allowed me to carry on with life in a better place. I would recommend her to anybody - Thank you Kathryn.” Hayley  (surname withheld)

I visited Kathryn after my fear of swimming for many years came to a head during my first triathlon. What I felt during that event was sheer panic and left me feeling that I couldn't go through that ever again. Hypnotherapy was recommended to me and I attended several sessions with Kathryn. Her approach was incredibly caring and sensitive and during the sessions we explored my fear of swimming and other areas in my hectic life which may benefit from hypnotherapy. I came away from the sessions incredibly relaxed and positive and with the tools that I can use myself on an ongoing basis. The sessions haven't just helped me with my swimming (I'm now doing open water swimming) but with my life in general. Hugely valuable sessions and very highly recommended. Liz (surname withheld)

I have been suffering with an eating disorder for years, constantly feeling like I was hiding the real me in the shadows and afraid of what people would think of me if they knew the real life I was living. I hid it, I hid the pain, anger and upset. When I was in the company of others I would be outgoing and the one to always make friends and family laugh. Little did they know it was all an act that I had been putting on for years. This led me not only to have an eating problem but also to suffering depression and anxiety. I would have good days and bad days but when it was bad it was really bad.

Finally after 6 years of suffering with this life I had lost hope of finding a solution until I found Kathryn.
The first time we spoke it was over the telephone and for the first time I felt like I had a friend who knew the real me and even better than that understood me. After that call I cried with happiness not only because I had found someone who might be able to help me but I had found someone who I could open up to without feeling judged and embarrassed.

During the sessions it was very relaxing and I was made to feel like I was at home, we talked and worked together to find the root of my problem. The session went on longer than an hour and I felt as though there was not time restraints and that Kathryn was happy to talk for as long it would take however, the fee was the same.

I had 3 sessions and Kathryn used techniques known as Parts Therapy and Timeline Therapy and since then I have felt much better and happier. I feel as though I have found the real me and there is no longer any need to hide away from the world. Kathryn will still text and check up on my progress and if I ever need any motivation I know she is at the other end of the phone.
Jen (surname withheld)

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Training, qualifications & experience

Courses attended Accredited by
GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council)
IHA (Internatioanl Hypnosis Association)
IIPC (International Institute of Professional Coaches & Hypnotherapists

Diplomas & Certificates
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Distinction DMCCH
Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Life Coaching
Authoritarian & Motivational Weight Loss
Certificate in Kinetic Shift
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy

Further knowledge
Kathryn also combines her knowledge of
NLP (neuro-linguistic programming )
CBT (cognitive behavioural therpay)
REBT (rational emotive behaviour therapy)
to assist her in her work.


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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

Authoritarian and Motivational Weight Loss - 6 week Program


Please contact me to discuss options available to you however the first 20 minutes is complimentary, thereafter my fees are charged by the hour. I give a concession for people currently out of work or on JSA (proof required). Contact me to discuss this in more detail.

Some behaviours may require additional sessions.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me via email if you would like to ask any questions.

If you prefer you can make contact by telephone however it is not possible to go into too much detail, preferring to meet in person and discuss your situation in more depth. I do not carry out counselling over the telephone.

Sessions with me are held in safe, peaceful and comfortable surroundings in Bowdon, Cheshire

Please see the Testimonials on my website www.clarity-hypnotherapyforlife.co.uk

Bowdon, WA14

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