Lucy Gilroy Bsc (Hons) RN HPD AfSFH MNCH CNHC

Lucy Gilroy Bsc (Hons) RN HPD AfSFH MNCH CNHC


Orchard House Clinic
OX12 9BU

07811 071342 / 07811 071 342

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About me

Lucy is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. She is passionate about helping her clients overcome their problems quickly and effectively. Solution focused hypnotherapy uses the very best techniques from other disciplines such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, NLP, CBT, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and brain based therapy and of course powerful but safe hypnosis. The treatment focuses the client on moving forward with their lives in a positive way. It is effective for confidence, anxiety, mood changes, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, performance enhancement and achieving life goals. The relaxation techniques used and taught to clients can also be extremely helpful to alleviate physical symptoms such as pain, IBS or reduced immunity.

Lucy is a qualified nurse and has over 20 years experience in specialist cancer nursing. She also offers hypnotherapy and support for clients undergoing treatment for cancer and recovery after treatment. Hypnotherapy and guided imagery can boost immunity, alleviate fears and phobias associated with cancer treatment and help clients achieve optimum recovery. There are some charitable funds available for cancer patients and a reduced rate can be offered in some circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

Lucy trained at the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol (CPHT) and gained a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. She nows runs a busy private practice from the peaceful village of Childrey in Oxfordshire, just 2 miles west of Wantage. She also practices from the Orchard House Clinic in Wantage. Lucy runs both her general practice and her specialist cancer practice from these clinics.

Lucy has experience working with children, teenagers and adults.

Lucy's background is in cancer nursing and she has counselled patients on all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship for over 20 years.   She has worked for the National Cancer Action Team as a consultant and also for North West London Cancer Network and Three Counties Cancer Network on service redesign projects. Her clinical experience has been at Great Western Hospital, Swindon and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London where she took on the role of Macmillan Specialist Cancer Nurse and Lead Chemotherapy Nurse respectively. Her nursing qualifications include a Diploma in Cancer Nursing obtained from The Royal Marsden Hospital, London.

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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


        • Promoting healthy conception
        • Supporting the fertility journey


        • treat related phobias such as needlephobia, clostrophobia
        • support immune function
        • manage side effects (complementary support),
        • alleviate anxiety
        • learning to live well with cancer

        Working with Children


        Initial Consultation 45 minutes £45

        Follow Treatments 50 - 60 minutes £65

        Parent Consultations - free of charge

        Further information

        Lucy is a member of the following professional organisations:

        Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH)
        National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
        Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
        Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

        Lucy holds an Enhanced DBS Check which enables her to help children and vulnerable adults and undertakes monthly professional group supervision.

        Recent Continuing Professional Development courses include:

        • Psychoneuroimmunology (how the mind influences our nervous, hormone and immune system responses)
        • Fertility
        • Self-hypnosis for childbirth
        • Working with children
        • Neuroscience
        • Mindfulness and acceptance based strategies
        • Eriksonian Indirect Hypnosis
        • Hypnotherapy for Sport and Performance
        Wantage, OX12
        Wantage, OX12 9BU

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        9am until 9pm Monday to Friday