Patricia Harper, BSc, DipCIM, CertHypCS, MHS

Patricia Harper, BSc, DipCIM, CertHypCS, MHS

Elcot Park
Room FF3 Burbage Building
Elcot Lane

07533 982887

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Elcot Park
Room FF3 Burbage Building
Elcot Lane

07533 982887

About me

Hypnotherapy can help with many unwanted habits, fears and behaviours, such as

  • anxiety and stress, including panic attacks
  • fear of flying and other fears & phobias
  • weight loss and changing eating habits, through positive suggestion or gastric band hypnotherapy
  • quit smoking
  • managing pain
  • low self-confidence or low self esteem
  • sleep disorders
  • and many more.

Deep relaxation is a big part of hypnotherapy and, as stress and tension can exacerbate almost any issue, the combination of relaxing deeply with positive hypnotic suggestions can really make a difference.

I'm fully insured, and am a registered member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS) through which I manage my CPD (Continuous Professional Development).

Please come and have a chat about how hypnotherapy could help you - the initial 30-minute consultation is free. I practice at my office in Elcot Park, Room FF3 Burbage Building, Elcot Lane, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 2BG, 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Contact me on 07533 982887, or

You just might amaze yourself!

Training, qualifications & experience

Chrysalis Certificate of Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (CertHypCS)
Registered Member of the Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)
The Rewind Technique, National Hypnotherapy Society
Smoking Cessation, Uncommon Knowledge
Changing Habits and Behaviours, National Hypnotherapy Society
Advanced Weight Loss, Hational Hypnotherapy Society
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - the hidden disorder, National Hypnotherapy Society
IMR and Regression, Lorraine Gleeson for the National Hypnotherapy Society
Parts Therapy, Lorraine Gleeson for the National Hypnotherapy Society
Hypno-Gastric Band, Lorraine Gleeson of the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
Rapid Inductions, Lorraine Gleeson of the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
Chronic stress, National Hypnotherapy Society
OldPain2Go, Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited register membership

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

The Hypno-Gastric Band Programme (also known as Virtual Band or Hypno Band) is a risk-free, pain-free way of suggesting to your subconscious that you have had a band fitted around your stomach. This means it becomes difficult to eat too much, as you feel very full, quickly. By identifying and resolving the reasons why and how you over-eat as well, your eating habits can change at the same time. The programme consists of 3 weekly sessions, plus a follow-up session 1 month later to loosen or tighten the band. The Hypno-Gastric Band programme costs £300, payable in 3 instalments.

OldPain2Go methdology for pain reduction and removal.

Photos & videos

  • Pat Harper Hypnotherapy
  • Hypno-Gastric Band for weight loss
  • A warm and cosy room


Free initial 30-minute consultation.
Subsequent sessions £55 per session. Sessions last between 60 - 90 minutes.

Becoming a non-smoker £120

Hypno Gastric Band £300 (4 sessions)

Recordings are provided after each session. They are an important part of reinforcing the new positive behaviours in the subconscious, and form part of the treatment.

Further information

How easy is it to find Elcot Park, Marlborough?

It's very easy, and has plenty of free parking when you get there. Elcot Park is on the east side of Marlborough, close to Marlborough Football Club.

To reach it, from Marlborough centre, follow the A4 east towards Hungerford. Go past TH White and turn next left into Elcot Lane. Go along behind the Roebuck Inn, and take the  second left, down towards the Football Club (signposted). Elcot Park is the big white building at the end. Park in space 15 which is second on the left immediately past the red bins, or in any of the visitor spaces.

What happens in hypnotherapy

The free initial consultation is for you to tell me about your problem and what changes you'd like to see. It's also for you to get to know me, and to see if you like and trust me. You need to be totally comfortable with any therapist, and feel you can open your heart in complete confidence.

From that initial session, you can decide if you'd like to work with me, and I can start to put together a treatment plan that's tailored to you and what you want to achieve.

The hypnotherapy session itself

Our hypnotherapy sessions will last between 60 - 90minutes, made up of us exploring how you are and what changes you've noticed, and then a hypnosis session. This will include a deep relaxation, followed by positive suggestions focussed on the changes you want to make, and then a gentle reorientation to bring you back up to full awareness, leaving you relaxed and refreshed.

I'll give you a recording of the session and ask you to listen to it every day for the next week, until the next session. It's very important to do your homework; it's an important part of the therapeutic process, and helps to reinforce the positive suggestions I'll have given you while you're in trance. Someone once said to me that it's like being given a course of antibiotics - you need to take the tablets and finish the course!

Don't worry

Any worrying things you've heard about hypnosis are bound to be wrong. It's a completely natural state and something you'll have experienced every day of your life. Think about being absorbed in a book or film; daydreaming about a holiday; driving along and then wondering what on earth you've been doing for the last 10 minutes; focussing so intently on a TV programme or what you're that you haven't heard someone ask if you want a cup of tea. All examples of being in a hypnotic trance, as is that lovely time morning and night when you're not quite awake and not quite asleep.

You won't do or say anything unless you want to

Your subconscious will simply never let you do anything that goes against your beliefs and values. No-one can make you cluck like a chicken unless you want to. You're aware all the time, even if you're focussed inward on your thoughts, and so relaxed that you just can't be bothered about anything going on around you. Which means you can come out of trance in an instant, whenever you want to. But the plan is that you'll feel so relaxed and comfortable, so safe and secure, and are enjoying it so much, that you'll just think 'Oh whatever' and do the equivalent of turning over and going back to sleep.

Relaxation is balm

We all lead increasingly stressful lives, so anything that promotes deep relaxation of mind and body can be hugely beneficial in itself. Many people start to sleep better, and often find they can stop taking their sleeping pills. Easy breathing techniques can help people to manage stressful situations better, and some pain can be eased because the muscles relax and let go of tension.

Hypnotherapy is a wonderful thing, and can help all sorts of problems. I recommend it highly!

Marlborough, SN8 2BG

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

office is on the first floor up one short flight of stairs


10am-6pm Monday to Friday. Evening and weekend appointments available. Free parking.