Dr Maria da Silva

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Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AQ
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About me

My name is Maria and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, a NLP Master Practitioner and a Trauma/ Attachment Informed Coach.

I am an expert in helping people understand and overcome their past conditioning or trauma, and learn new, practical and science based skills, to resolve their emotional and relational problems. 

 I specialised in post-traumatic memory re-consolidation and relationship issues.

How can I help you? 

Do you crave Inner Peace and Emotional Balance?

Do you want to be free from past conditioning, trauma and negative habits?

Do you want to understand, accept and deeply connect with others?

It’s time to learn the skills that will consistently give you that.

What will Therapy do for you?
You will understand, accept and celebrate your own unique traits

You will discover your attachment style and develop a secure attachment

You will identify and challenge old beliefs, create new habits and heal from traumatic memories

You will learn Nonviolent Communication, so you can drop judgements, shame, guilt, and demands. You will build meaningful connections with people around you.

I invite you to book a half an hour free introductory session where you can check if you feel comfortable and if this is the right approach for you. 

No commitment, no pressure, no judgement. Just a simple chat.

I am here, looking forward to guiding you in these wonderful journey. 

Take care,


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Higher Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy - The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Professional Hypnotherapy Diploma Course – International Acad. of Hypnotherapy
  • CBT practitioner - The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology
  • NLP Coach Practitioner Course - Auspicium
  • NLP Coach Master Practitioner Course - Centre of Excellence
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills - Lincoln College
  • Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People Mental Health –The Skills Network (CACHE)
  • Neuropsychology Diploma - Centre of Excellence


  • Advanced Training for Trauma Treatment for Complex PTSD - Arizona Trauma Institute
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - Individual (CCTS-I) – Arizona Trauma Institute
  • Trauma Informed Coach - Centre for Healing
  • Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorders, Trauma and Phobias with The Rewind Technique - Dan Jones
  • Making Marriages Work by Uncovering Secrets of Sex, Love & Trust - Gottman Institute ( through Pesi.UK)
  • Psychotherapy – Uncommon Knowledge
  • Hypnotherapy - Uncommon Knowledge
  • Relationship Coaching - The best tools for relationships - Peggy Guglielmino
  • Skilled Helper Training Course (with Prof. Gerard Egan PhD) - The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology.
  • Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorders, Trauma and Phobias with The Rewind Technique - Dan Jones
  • Working with Young People: Roles and responsibilities - Open University SC

Human Givens Institute workshops:

  • From stress to psychosis: how to prevent mental illness
  • The therapeutic power of language
  • How to tell stories that heal
  • Guided imagery and visualization for therapeutic change
  • The rewind technique for trauma (memory re-consolidation technique)
  • How to lift depression
  • How to control chronic anxiety
  • Brief therapy for stopping addictions
  • Overcoming self-harm
  • How to break the cycle of depression
  • Understanding anxiety and managing it without drugs
  • Effective anger management
  • Tackling addiction
  • How to make counselling more effective
  • Effective brief psychotherapy
  • Good practices: Ethics for the caring professions

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

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Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Nonviolent Communication

Therapies offered


Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

We offer specialized programs:

  • Freedom program for individuals craving  emotional balance. 
  • Peace & Joy Program for couples in crisis. 
  • Me to we Program for singles looking to become "the one"
  • "Revive program",  a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy program to help you change habits (including eating habits, worry, anger or any other habit that is affecting your well-being).


  • Freedom Program - £330 (6 x 90 min sessions)
  • Peace & Joy Program - £750 (6 individual sessions + 6 couples sessions)
  • Me to We - £330 (6x90 min sessions)
  • Revive - Depends on the habit you want to change

We also offer single sessions for couples or for individuals:

  • Single individual session - £75
  • Single couple session - £95

When I work

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Further information

We have several Programs:

"Freedom Program" for individuals looking for emotional Balance.

"Peace & Joy Program" for couples in crisis.

"Revive Program",  a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy program to help you change habits (including eating habits, smoking, or any other habit that is affecting your well-being). 

1 Stratford Court, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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