About me

As a Quest Institute trained Cognitive Hypnotherapist I have helped many people with a wide range of issues and would love to help you achieve whatever goal you have, be it letting go of past trauma, having more control of your emotions or just getting your life back on track.

I use a variety of different approaches to get to the root of your problem quickly and create lasting change. Having access to many different techniques allows me to create a treatment specifically for how you experience your problem and the outcome that you would like, in a way that you are comfortable with.

My tailored approach means that we can uncover the underlying issues quickly, so that you see me for as few sessions as possible.

  • I have a lovely, private therapy space in Wivenhoe near Colchester.
  • Free parking.
  • 7 minutes walk from Wivenhoe train station.
  • Direct buses from Colchester, The University of Essex and Brightlingsea.
  • Zoom sessions also available.

Choosing the right therapist is an important step to achieving your goals, so please get in touch for a free, no obligation phone consultation to ask whatever questions you may have before making your decision.

Recent testimonials:

'Libby is an excellent hypnotherapist. 4 sessions with her helped me more than 8 months of counselling. I suffered with terrible irrational anxiety for 11 years, it got even worse after the lockdown. It stopped me from doing things I love, socialising and being able enjoy things.

Libby spotted some details of my life and made me dig deeper, some sessions were harder than others but she made me feel at ease and relaxed. I feel so much better and we uncovered the cause of my anxiety, worked on it as well as uncovered some confidence issues and also worked on that. All work was done on Zoom and it was great, I was in the comfort of my own home on a sofa with my cat. If you want to give hypnotherapy a go, Libby is the right person.' (AP, Essex)

'Libby is an incredibly warm, open and friendly person, who makes you feel comfortable and at home from the get-go. I thoroughly recommend working with her to help or guide you through any stage you're at in you life - she offers such a smooth transition towards change!' (KM, Norfolk)

'I can't thank you enough for the way in which you've helped me. I walked into my first session feeling the lowest I've ever felt in my life, having panic attacks which I just couldn't seem to gain control of, I was desperate and didn't know where to turn. But with your help and guidance over those few short weeks, I feel that I have turned my life around and I'm in a more positive place than I can ever remember being. Thank you again, Libby. I know I will be able to cope so much better in my life with the tools you've given me to move forward. You've changed my life beyond belief and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart'. (AM, Colchester)

'Amazing! I had just five sessions and Libby worked wonders. She managed so effortlessly to get to the root of my concerns without ever probing me too far or making me feel uncomfortable about sharing information. She provides such a calm environment for you to chat and complete exercises that I felt so relaxed and comfortable. I couldn't have found somebody better to help me!' (AF, Essex)

'Libby's absolute commitment is apparent from the start. It underpins her wise understanding and is central to the trust she inspires'. (JG, Ipswich)

'I had been looking for a hypnotherapist for a long time when my osteopath recommended Libby. I immediately relaxed in her company and was able to focus on the issues I needed to come to terms with. She gave me the ability to recognise my difficult thoughts so I could stop them before they spiralled me down. She taught me techniques that I can use when I have to. Thanks to Libby I was able to regain my true potential'. (RJ, Colchester)

'I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, could not have got through my pregnancy without Libbys help, all the worries and anxiety I had just drifted away and I feel much stronger for it now'. (KW, Colchester)

'The tapping method Libby taught my daughter (11) has helped her with the enormous task of giving up thumb sucking, which has been a huge issue, starting secondary school. More importantly, she has learned a life skill that will help her through her young life, education and future situations.  We will always be grateful to Libby for sharing this with our daughter, what a wonderful asset to have. Thankyou!' (AG, Wivenhoe)

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2010 I trained at The Quest Institute in Regents College, London under Trevor Silvester, the highly acclaimed author and founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

I hold a Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy (DipCHyp), the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD) and the NLP Practitioners certificate (NLPP). The Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma is the only national externally accredited hypnotherapy qualification.

I am a registered member of the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (QCHPA) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), registration number 000070-D15.

The CNHC is the UK regulator for complimentary healthcare practitioners. The Department of Health recommends that, where the CNHC registers the professional discipline in question, you consult with someone who is CNHC registered.

I have also trained with Jane Hodgkin in Hypnobirthing the Confident Childbirth Way; this is a unique and safe way of providing Cognitive Hypnotherapy to expecting mothers for issues surrounding their pregnancy, as well as childbirth hypnosis for pain and control through labour.


Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

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.

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.

Therapies offered


£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Each session lasts between an hour and an hour and twenty minutes and costs £85 (£70 concessions), which is payable by bank transfer on the day of your appointment.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

My main client hours are on week day mornings, however other times can be made available including over weekends - Just ask!

Further information

The first session with me will consist of a full consultation where I will ask you lots of questions about how you experience your problem and how you will know that your problem has been resolved. This will enable me to create a treatment plan specifically for you which will draw from many different therapy techniques, as well as writing a bespoke hypnosis script using a technique called Wordweaving®*; these combined will make achieving your goal much more likely.

Everything that is discussed will remain completely confidential.

In the first session, I will explain how the subsequent session will work and may teach you techniques to practice in between sessions.

A recording of the scripted hypnosis part of the sessions can be made available to you to download and play at home.

*You can find out more about Wordweaving® here: http://www.questinstitute.co.uk/hypnotherapy-courses/wordweaving/about/


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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