I am an experienced, fully qualified and certified professional Clinical Hypnotherapist who is accredited by a number of professional organisations including the British Psychological Society, the National Council of Hypnotherapy and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. I usually work with clients both at my office in Henley in Arden and using Zoom and Skype with clients at a distance. Over 80% of my clients are from personal recommendation or referral (see below for examples of testimonials)
If you are reading my profile, then it is very likely that there is something that you are not happy or comfortable with and want to change. So why not talk to me about making those changes?
I offer a free 30 min initial consultation to give you a chance to find more about me and for me to learn what it is you want to achieve. I take pride and satisfaction in helping people quickly find the change they desire in themselves through their work with me. I am known for being very approachable and non judgmental.
I see children aged 7 and over and adults of all ages.
I work with clients who are struggling because of work pressures/issues, relationship problems, low self esteem or self worth, panic attacks, fears and worries. Many of my clients are experiencing some form of anxiety - which can show itself in so many different ways such as
- Intrusive or negative thinking
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS),
- Panic Attacks,
- Fears or Phobias,
- Obsessions and compulsions
- Exam Nerves,
- Feeling stuck (in grief or when a relationship has ended)
This is not an exclusive list of the areas I work with. Please visit my website for more information, or contact me to discuss your particular area of interest and book your free initial 30 minute consultation.
I am currently working exclusively online using Zoom (a conference app which is secure and free! You can have the convenience of working with me from wherever you feel comfortable and safe. As long as I can see and hear you, and you can hear me, you can access the same therapy as you would face to face. You can get the help and support you need without exposing yourself to any health risk.
"I have had Frontline support from Peb Thomas. She has been incredible and my lifeline. A few weeks ago I felt completely frantic when Covid got brought up. She has really helped me work through it. I would be in a very different place mentally if it wasn't for you" EL (Nurse transferred to work in ITU during Covid first wave, anxiety and panic attacks )
"Things are good and I feel incredibly calm - no temper. You’ve made an incredible difference to me dealing with my life and I think you’re an amazing person ! I’ve found the lack of judgement incredibly life affirming and will continue examining my emotions and charting my actions as we have been doing. LG" (Decision making and relationship issues)
"I have found the visualisation and hypnotherapy extremely powerful. Also the rewiring of a past memory was useful and I feel I am still feeling the benefits of these practices. Peb is warm and welcoming and I felt safe exploring fragile sensitive topics with her. She has a positive and realistic attitude. Her techinques for bringing me back into the moment I still use with great effect. OL (Anxiety, self worth and self esteem)
"I feel that Peb definitely helped me improve my mental state from heavy bouts of depression and anxiety. I was judgemental to begin with but found the hypnotherapy great for me. I found things started working very fast after the first session and I felt more comfortable as time went on . Felt like I could relax and be myself. There was nothing I didn't enjoy about working with Peb, sometimes it was a bit of tough love which I wasn't expecting but ended up helping me. DB (Depression)
"Going to Peb at Be Free has made me more stronger, I step back and look at life better. I am not afraid on getting on and doing things now. I enjoyed the calm of when I entered her office, so quiet, peaceful, then Peb talked me through what we do to make it all better, best of all Peb listened." GF (Traumatic memories, panic attacks and associated fears)
"Just wanted to say a big Thank You!! You have helped me in sooo many ways and I'm sure in some ways I am yet to even realise. With the skills and practices you have taught me about I feel confident that I will be able to face challenges with inner strength and in much more calm fashion. It really is a gift that just keeps on giving! I feel excited about how this would open more new doors for me!!! Thank you again and wishing you all the best" MS
"What was really effective was how you helped to tackle all of the issues that I had. I enjoyed being able to talk freely about all of the concerns in my life and to understand how to make positive changes. I really appreciated your honesty and the straightforward way in which you helped me to view the fears and concerns I had. I feel stronger and more confident in every way. I no longer dwell on the past and I feel determined to tackle the issues I face in the future in a completely different way. I don't feel afraid to speak my mind anymore. I feel able to manage my thoughts (particularly negative ones) I also really enjoyed trying hypnotherapy. It is something that I seem to resond very well to! KS (trust issues and inability to control intrusive thoughts)
"Thank you for helping 'L' overcome such difficulties. I know that without your professional guidance and support, not just with the hypnotherapy, but also with your expertise in dealing with these problems 'L' may not have overcome this. Once again many thanks" DP (Mother of 13 year old with anxiety and thumbsucking habit)
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Human Psychology
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (D. Hyp)
- Diploma in Paediatric Hypnotherapy
- Diploma in Psychosexual Dysfunction
- Certificate in Practical Analysis and Regression
- Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
- Solution Focused Hypno-Psychology
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
- Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Professional Coaching
- Solution Focused Counselling Skills
- BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy®) Advanced Practitioner
- Qualified Mindfulness teacher
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
Accredited register membership
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
- Negative thinking
- High Blood Pressure
- Nail biting
- Thumb sucking
- Hair pulling
- Paedriatric / Pedriatric
- Bedwetting / Enuresis
- Emetophobia / Vomiting
- Managing alcohol intake
- Social Anxiety
- Psychosexual dysfunction
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
Initial consultation - 30 minutes, free of charge.
Standard hypnotherapy, BWRT and life coaching session are charged at £75 per session (55 mins) during normal working hours, and £85 for evening or Saturday morning appointments.
Smoking cessation costs £160 for a single 90 minute session which is completed during normal office hours. (£175 for evening or Saturday mornings).
Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 5.00pm (Evening and Saturday morning appointments available by arrangement)
- Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
- Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy
- Member of the Complementary & National Healthcare Council
- Member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
- Member of the Institute of Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT)
- Member of the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation
- Practitioner Member of the British BrainWorking Research Society