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Meredith Vivian OBE, BSc (Hons), D.Hyp, HPD

Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6

About me

I am Meredith Vivian, Director of The Very Well Group. We offer hypnotherapy and coaching in the Church Stretton and South Shropshire area.

Over the years I have developed a range of skills that can empower you – through counselling, coaching and hypnotherapy - and by combining  these with my belief in everyone’s innate potential I can help you become the person you want to be. You will get my absolute attention, interest and care. I will be completely on your side and will do my utmost to help you achieve your goals.

Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective talking therapies available. It’s not magic – it’s much simpler than that. The vast majority of what controls your life is held in your sub-conscious mind.  Because it’s there you can’t easily access it to change what you believe, feel, fear or desire.

Build confidence and self esteem

I am sure there are times when you want to be absolutely at your best but you are worried that it’s just not going to work out as you’d like. You might be giving a presentation, going to a special event, perhaps it’s your big chance to impress someone – an interview or a party - or maybe it’s your wedding day?

We all want to be on top form on these occasions but there is something in us which holds us back. Does this sound familiar?

I can help you turn negative energy into positive power – it really is in you to be a success and be a real hit on the day.

Picture the scene...

  • You feel in control of yourself and your environment
  • You are confident
  • You impress those around you – they like what they hear and what they see
  • You like what you say and how you look
  • You like yourself a lot
  • You have absolute self-belief
  • You are relaxed and easy - you are cool
  • You feel tall, you like how you are …
  • That’s the YOU we shall see after we have worked together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a hypnotherapist at the highly regarded Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy.

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • C.Hyp
  • D.Hyp
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD)
  • NLP Practitioner

I have had careers in publishing, in the voluntary sector as a professional advocate and project director, and fifteen years as a senior policy-maker at the Department of Health. I have also gained great insights from a number of important voluntary roles including The Samaritans and supporting people through severe illness. I was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to patients and the public. More information is available on my website including details on additional organisations I help and support.

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

  • Cancer Care
  • Confidence

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An initial introductory phone call is available free of charge at a time to suit you.

  • I then charge £50 per session and this will last 1 hour.
  • Smoking cessation is a one-off session at £175. (Allow 3 hours)

Weekdays, weekend or evening sessions are available.

We also offer clinics in the Church Stretton, Shrewbury and Ludlow area, Shropshire. Please contact me if you would like to discuss this further.

Further information

Hypnotherapy is not magic. Its highly unlikely that you will suddenly feel completely different. After a session you will go about your life and I would expect you to notice subtle changes, perhaps with more confidence, or without the usual anxiety, compulsion or undermining beliefs. Over a series of sessions you will know for sure that you have changed – that you are much more happy with yourself and your life.


"I went to see Meredith for help with regaining some of the confidence I had lost. I admit to being a bit of a sceptic about hypnotherapy and so was not sure how I would feel about it but was prepared to try anything.

Meredith was extremely well prepared and through a preliminary chat had a good grasp of the issues I was dealing with.

He explained in a way I could understand, how hypnotherapy could help and the whole process was calm, relaxing and reassuring. At first I thought nothing had changed but a few weeks later I found myself feeling quite different about my issue. I feel much happier and more confident now."

Church Stretton

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Meredith Vivian OBE, BSc (Hons), D.Hyp, HPD

Meredith Vivian OBE, BSc (Hons), D.Hyp, HPD

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