Lin Debenham D.Clin.Hyp

Lin Debenham D.Clin.Hyp



01246 769116 / 0779 686 7152

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01246 769116 / 0779 686 7152

About me

Welcome to Chesterfield Hypnosis.

My name is Lin Debenham and I am a qualified and insured clinical hypnotherapist with over 12 years post-qualification experience, working with clients in my therapy rooms in Chesterfield, Matlock and Sheffield.

I provide bespoke hypnotherapy sessions for my clients to aid them in dealing with their issues and assist them to make the changes they wish to make in their lives, using the skills and experience I have gained since qualifying in 2006.

Is Hypnosis dangerous?
Hypnosis is a natural state to experience. It is where a professionally trained therapist helps a client go safely into this state, at which point therapeutic intervention can be more effective. With a professionally trained therapist there are no dangers in hypnosis. It is impossible to get 'stuck' and although there is a common belief that 'secrets' will be divulged, this is not true. The therapist has no power to control the client and the emphasis is on guiding the client during therapeutic work.

Who can be hypnotised?
Anybody can be guided into a state of therapeutic hypnosis, as long as:

  • The therapist has sufficient skill.
  • The client has sufficient motivation to enter the state (ie wants to be hypnotised).
  • The client is an appropriate candidate for hypnosis.

All that is really needed from the client is the ability to concentrate and the willingness to work with the therapist.

Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy; it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is not a substitute for a medical examination, nor does it replace the need for services provided by medical professionals.

Always seek the advice of your medical professional before making any changes to your treatment. Any medical questions should be directed to your doctor.

What is it like to be in hypnosis?
There are no specific feelings that let you know you are in hypnosis, however, generally people feel deeply physically relaxed. Although the body is deeply physically relaxed, the mind is generally more alert and sensitive and the individual is aware of what they experience. Almost everyone has experienced an involuntary hypnotic trance. Here are some examples:

  • You are driving and you can't remember the last few minutes or you pass through some traffic lights before wondering if you really looked to see if they were green.
  • Someone snaps their fingers or waves their hands in front of you to bring you back to full conscious attention because you are entranced by a book or film.
  • You daydreamed and wondered where your time went.
  • Daydreaming while performing a repetitive task such as mowing the lawn.
  • You locked a door but had to go back and check because you don't remember actually doing it.
  • Your mind was elsewhere.
  • You're enjoying a drink that you don't remember making.

All of these are examples of natural trance states. A hypnotherapist induces this pleasant, relaxed state deliberately for therapeutic gain. In this heightened state of awareness you become very focused and able to concentrate only on the things that will bring about solutions to your problem.

There are many conditions and problems that hypnotherapy could help you to successfully overcome:

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Anger
  • Blushing
  • Blood pressure
  • Bereavement
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Exams / Driving test nerves
  • Guilt/Frustration
  • Horse riding confidence
  • IBS
  • Migraines
  • Motivation
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nail biting
  • Obsessive compulsions
  • Public speaking
  • Past life regression
  • Pain control
  • Phobias
  • Rejection / Relationships
  • Relaxation
  • Stammering
  • Tension and Stress
  • Sports performance
  • Stop smoking
  • Sleep disorders
  • Teeth grinding
  • Tinnitus
  • Weight loss including hypnotic gastric band therapy.

Please call me on: 07796867152 or email me today to find out more about Hypnotherapy can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training undertaken with the Northern College of Therapeutic Hypnosis achieving the following qualifications:

  • Foundation Course in Therapeutic Hypnosis 2005
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy 2006

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

I also work with equestrians, whether they ride purely for pleasure or competitively.  Hypnotherapy can help riders deal with anxiety and other issues affecting performance. Horse rider confidence sessions and relaxation techniques can improve results both in and out of the show ring.

Photos & videos

  • Hypnotic Gastric Band
  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight Loss
  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression


General Hypnotherapy Session - £65 per 90 minute session*

Hypnotic Gastric Band - £75 per 90 minute session*

Hypnotic Gastric Band 4 Step Programme - £220 for full programme of 4 x 90 minute sessions*

Discounted rates for students and those in receipt of certain state benefits.

*  A recording of each bespoke session is included in the fees charged.

Further information


Subject to availability, appointments can be offered Monday to Sunday.

Please call me on: 07796867152 or email me today to find out more about Hypnotherapy can help you.

Hasland, S41
Matlock, DE4

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments Monday to Sunday, subject to availability

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