Melissa Taylor

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Bognor Regis PO21 & Southsea PO5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to dedicated, effective help for anxiety, phobias and depression. Qualified, experienced, non-judgemental and fully insured hypnotherapist and integrative psychotherapist, I'm registered with CNHC and here to help you. No matter what you are going through, you can email or phone me on 07918 901 654 and you'll receive a warm welcome, free confidential support, and information about the options available to you.

Qualified and experienced as a Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist and Integrative Psychotherapist, I specialise in helping people just like you and have proven success in helping people overcome fears and phobias, depression, anxiety and more. I'm registered with regulatory bodies CNHC and UKCP to give you peace of mind that I abide by a professional code of ethical conduct and have received high-quality training.

So let's make time to talk about what’s troubling you. The therapies and support I provide have helped many people make the positive transformational changes they seek, improving their quality of life and wellbeing. Through the talking therapies of counselling and psychotherapy, along with specialist training and experience in proven methods of hypnotherapy, I work with you to help you achieve the goals you seek.

When working together, you will receive personalised, specialist support. My approach is compassionate and calm, empathetic and non-judgemental, allowing you to experience the safe and accepting space to realise your full potential. Your personal, carefully designed step-by-step plan gets you to where you want to be and helps you strengthen and master new and long-forgotten skills, helping you develop greater confidence, resilience, and improved sense of self-worth.

How can I help you?

Having training and experience in a wide range of therapies and techniques, I give you person-centred support so every step of our work together is tailored to your requirements and therapy goals. I provide you with the safe space to work through your difficulties to build towards the future you seek.

Call me for a free informal chat if you would like to know more about how we can work together. There is no such thing as a silly question, I'm here to help you how I can.

What I can help you with.

Whilst I specialise in anxiety and phobias, I have recently helped people with:

  • Anxiety,
  • Arachnophobia (fear of spiders),
  • Aquaphobia (fear of water),
  • Better sleep,
  • Birth Trauma,
  • Communication issues,
  • Depression,
  • Emetophobia (fear of vomiting or feeling sick),
  • Glossophobia (fear of public speaking),
  • Hypno-birthing,
  • Improving self-confidence,
  • Low self-esteem,
  • Panic Attacks,
  • Phobias,
  • Relationship difficulties,
  • Relaxation,
  • Self exploration,
  • Stress management,
  • Tokophobia (fear of pregnancy),
  • Trypanophobia (fear of needles and injections).

If you are looking for something that’s not on the list, feel free to email me or call me on 07918 901 654 to discuss how I can help.

Information about my training

In addition to my BSc (HONS) from the University of Portsmouth, I gained my post graduate qualification in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy with the National College for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in London, a UKCP accredited training provider.  Further still, I am committed to continuous professional development so that my knowledge and training are kept fresh and up-to-date with current research and best practice.

Areas of training that I have particularly focused on include:

  • Ericksonian Psychotherapy,
  • Ego-State Work,
  • Psychodynamic therapy,
  • Solution-Focused Therapy,
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
  • Regression,
  • Parts Work and Internal Family Systems (IFS),
  • Inner child work,
  • Body/mind therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons),
  • PGCert Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy,
  • Counselling Skills,
  • Registered Member of CNHC,
  • Associate Member of NSTT,
  • Continuing Professional Development Trainee Member of UKCP.

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

Hypnotherapy Society
National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

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£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information


Contact me to arrange and receive your FREE call. We can discuss what you’re going through and what you would like to change, and options available to you. There is no obligation or pressure to make any further appointments, and is a good opportunity for us both to get a know a little more about one another and see how we could work together. Simply call or email me and I'll be in touch to arrange a time that works for you.

Following our conversation, if you would like to go ahead we'll arrange your full consultation meeting to discuss your situation and therapeutic goals in more detail. This meeting forms the basis of your treatment plan.

Chichester Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling Clinic 
In-person Therapy: £55.00 per session (1 hour) when paid in advance (£60.00 for Pay-On-The-Day). 

Portsmouth Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling Clinic 
In-person Therapy: £70.00 per session (50 minutes).

Online Therapy: £60.00 per session (1 hour). 

All support materials and personalised audio resources are included, so you can relax knowing you are supported even between sessions.

For details of my cancellations and refunds policy, please visit the FAQ's page on my website: 

Carers, NHS and Students with valid NUS receive a special discounted rate of £45.00 per hour.*

Flexible bookings are available for carers and students to help manage changes to work rotas.

*Carer/Student in-person sessions are only available at Chichester clinic. 

When I work

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3 Alding Crescent, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 5AP

Southsea Chiropractic Clinic, 86 Marmion Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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