Melissa Tecklenberg

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Hyp. Dip. Austin Trained Advanced Hypnotherapist
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London, SE15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

It's so important that you feel comfortable talking to your therapist and the only way you’re going to know how you feel is to discuss your situation with them before you book your appointment. That's why I give you a free, 15 minute telephone consultation so that you can ask all your questions and make an educated choice. When you call 07903 741255 your call comes directly to me, so if I'm busy helping someone else, you need only to leave your name and number for me to return your call when I am free.

How could Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy help me?

Our everyday conscious thinking uses a small percentage of our mind’s capacity – storage of information is limited. If you have a problem or want to make changes to your life and haven’t been able to so far, i.e. by talking about or thinking the issue through, it’s likely that changes need to made in the inner mind - the subconscious. Hypnosis creates a communication channel with the subconscious.

The mind is like a sophisticated computer and it runs on the programmes, such as beliefs, thoughts and behaviours, installed on it. Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy involves the skill of gaining direct access to the subconscious and the knack of finding the source of the problem. Once the source of the problem has been found, it can be dealt with.

"You have helped me in so many ways. When I came to stop smoking, I was on 40 cigarettes a day. You stopped me in one session. Amazing! Anyone who knew me was amazed as I was a hardened smoker.

With this success, I decided to use your help to set up my own business, which I had wanted for a long time but lacked the confidence. The business is doing great. I employ staff and I'm working on an idea so I can set up another one soon.

I wanted to work on my communication as I would get very judgemental, critical and impatient. It was so interesting to recognise where these ways of thinking and behaving had come from in my past. It was great to get them sorted so that I could become spontaneous, open and friendly with people.

This made me decide to come and deal with my weight, which had been an issue on and off, all my life. I come from a family where food has always been a big focus and I had lost contact with the feelings in my stomach that told me when I had had enough to eat.  Through your help, I could tell when I was hungry and when I was full and I found I could leave food on my plate. I now eat what I want, but in quantities that are right for my body. I have lost weight naturally and I feel fantastic! The best thing is that this new relationship with food is permanent and even though I could still do with a flatter stomach, I like the way I look and I like myself. I enjoy being me and that’s the greatest gift anyone could ever have. Thank you so much!" Ms C. Business Owner, London

"I came to you because I had had a crisis that had led me to suffer from crippling anxiety and I was unable to cope. I felt inadequate and those feelings would magnify in confrontational, stressful situations. My marriage was under strain as my wife had to shoulder everything.

With your help I literally transformed into the person that I was meant to be – calm, assertive and practical. Dealing in property can lead to the potentially confrontational situations that used to create a massive stress reaction in me. I now approach them with quiet authority and confidence. I am so relieved and grateful as you have given me so much.  I have my wife and we have a very happy life together. Thank you so much!" Mr A., Property Developer, London

What does hypnosis feel like?

When you go into hypnosis, frequent reports are that you don't really feel that different, but it's when you come out that you often realise how relaxed you were.

It's in hypnosis that I work to help you gain the benefits that you want, like Weight Loss and Improved Body Image, Confidence and Freedom from Anxiety, Stopping Smoking and all of the health benefits that can bring as well as many other areas that may need my help to resolve.

Training, qualifications & experience

Screen%20Shot%202012-12-06%20at%2010.05.Melissa Tecklenberg, B.A. Hons
Hyp. Dip. Austin Trained Advanced Hypnotherapist
Hyp. Dip. Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Hyp. Dip. Hypnosis for Eating Disorders and OCD

Hyp. Dip. Austin Trained Advanced Hypnotherapist:

I am committed to helping you achieve permanent, long-term solutions to your problems, so I have trained to the highest standards in Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy – the fastest, most effective and proven therapy on the market, otherwise known as The Austin Technique. It was devised by Valerie Austin, an internationally recognised expert in hypnotherapy and author of six best selling hypnosis books. She developed the highly successful Stop Smoking in One Hour hypnosis programme in 1989, helping thousands to stop smoking worldwide. I am glad to say that I am part of Valerie's small, elite team of approved Advanced Hypnotherapists. Do call me on 07903 741255 to discuss how hypnosis can help your situation.

Hyp. Dip. in Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

I trained with Dr David Kato as I realised that I wanted to gain more expertise in tackling habitual thinking and in understanding how it leads into habitual behaviours. CBT comes from the belief that thoughts lead to feelings and into behaviours. So, by tackling the person's thinking, it can have very positive affects on how they handle their emotions and their habits. Combined with hypnosis, these new habits can be taken deep into the subconscious mind, creating new healthy ways of thinking.

As part of my on-going commitment, I have taken further training:

Hyp. Dip. Hypnosis for Eating Disorders and OCD

Hypnotherapy for Children - I have trained in hypnotherapy for children with the internationally recognised child hypnotherapist, Lynda Hudson

NLP and Coaching Diploma (in progress)

I am a registered member of the General Hypnotherapy Register so you can be assured that I follow a strict code of conduct.

Member organisations

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with


In a modern study mesmerism was compared to hypnotism and of the one hundred subjects of varying degrees of suggestibility took part in the experiment, eighty four percent of the subjects felt mesmerism was a deeper trance than hypnosis. The same study found the mental and physical experiences during mesmerism were different to being in hypnosis. Other modern studies have shown that mesmerism has a positive effect on the body’s energy field in a way that hypnotism does not. There is over a hundred and fifty years of research into mesmerism that shows it has been more effective in treating certain illnesses like arthritis and back pain than hypnotism. Mesmerism is the first bio-energy therapy. Now there are many others such as Reiki, etc., but mesmerism remains the only bio-energy TRANCE therapy. It is from this trance aspect that it has its potency.

Mesmerism stimulated experiences and capacities that could transform the human body and mind. A mysterious superior intelligence often appears in the mesmerised subject.


Additional information

As an Advanced Structured Hypnotherapist, my rate is £90 per session.

Some issues require just two sessions. Phobias often fall into this category, though it depends on the simplicity of the phobia.

With deeper and more complicated issues such as weight loss, a client will need more sessions, so we recommend paying for a package of three, making a commitment to resolve the issue.

The Smoking Cessation package is £295, including a free back-up session.

I use paypal and some of my clients pay me in cash or by cheque.

Call 07903 741255 as by speaking we work out the solution for you.

Type of session

In person