About me

My name is Michelle and I help people take back control of their life.  I specialize in treating IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and other anxiety related issues such as fears, phobias, unhelpful habits and sleep issues.  I treat a wide range of issues and you are invited to visit my website to find out more.

I am based in Well, Near Bedale North Yorkshire which has easy access to the A1, the Yorkshire Dales and the surrounding towns and villages such as Ripon, Northallerton, Richmond, Thirsk and Harrogate.


Training, qualifications & experience

I am client centered and use a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Processing (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and  Intensive Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT)  dependent on the issue concerned.

Specialist Areas:    Depression and Irritable  Bowel Syndrome

I have additional specialised training  to help people  suffering with depression.  Following an initial consultation,  I offer a 12 week course* which develops:

  • coping skills
  • effective relationships and support networks
  • social skills
  • problem solving skills
  • realistic and acheivable goals
  • assertiveness

In addition, the course addresses negative and de-motivating thoughts and expectations.

I have specialised training in Gut Specific & Gut Directed Protocol hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is a recognised and recommended course of treatment by NICE as being suitable for IBS sufferers. Prior GP diagnosis is a mandatory requirement before treatment.

I run a local support group with the IBS Network (www.ibsnetwork.org) which meets on the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH at Sycamore Hall Care Home, Kearsley Road, Ripon.  The group provides support and tips to help you.  It is available for anyone who is has been diagnosed with IBS and all ages are welcome.  For more information please contact the IBS Network  ( www.ibsnetwork.org )

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National 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

National Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

I help people with emotional eating issues in addition to selective eating, food phobias and anxiety relating to new foods.


Additional information

Hypnotherapy is a deeply personal process and it is important to me, that my clients feel comfortable discussing their issues.

Consequently, the first consultation is therefore longer than a standard session. It takes approximately 1-2 hours which is charged at £60 per hour.  This addition time allows us to meet and chat about any concerns you may have and to experience hypnosis. This time is useful to find out the nature of your issue, your needs and expectations. I will ask questions relating to your general health and background history and address any issues you may have relating to hypnotherapy.

Off Peak:      Weekday appointments from 9.30am to 4.30pm          £60 per hour

Peak:          Weekday appointments at 8.00am  or 5.30pm              £75 per hour

Weekends:  Saturday 9.30am - 1.00pm                                        £85 per hour

A limited number of concessionary rates are available each month (subject to availability and where evidence of income is provided).


Costs vary (see below): Off Peak: 9.30am to 4.30pm Peak: 8.00am or 5.30pm - 6.30pm Weekends: 9.30am - 1pm

Further information

I have a clear Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate - Disclosure & Barring Service.

North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Key details

Downstairs Toilet