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About me

I am an experienced and well qualified therapist in the Ilkley (LS29 8AE)and Bingley (BD16 3AH) areas and offer hypnotherapy to help people of all ages deal with a vast array of issues. I have a sense of awe and amazement about how fast hypnotherapy can work.

Often just a few sessions are all it takes to change someone's life for the better and address deep rooted issues that clients have battled with for many years. Each client's problem has a unique set of causes and influences and therefore each person benefits from a tailored and personal approach. You need to feel that you can share personal information and talk about difficult experiences or emotions with your therapist without being judged. You may not have revealed some of these things to anyone else or even admitted them to yourself previously.

My aim is to understand as closely as possible what you are experiencing and help you to find the right solution for you, to achieve the changes you want, in the right way for you.

All sessions and information provided are entirely confidential.

If you want more information about hypnotherapy or myself, or wish to make an appointment, feel free to visit my website or call me between 9am and 9pm, Monday - Saturday. If there is no answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am happy to talk through any questions or concerns you may have about hypnotherapy and I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity's members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK's regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.

Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk. Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here -www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership.

Together we can make the rest of your life the best of your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and hold a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (Dip.CHH), a Certificate of Neuro Linguistic Programming Skills (Cert.NLPS) both awarded by Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training and a Certificate of Training, Winning Weight Loss Practitioner awarded by Coach Class.

I also have an LLB (HONS) Degree in Law and hold a Diploma in Personal Injury Law (Dip.PI).

I am an accredited member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) together with an accredited member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and hold the GHSC award 'The General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice' (GQHP).

I use a variety of techniques including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), coaching, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), EFT (tapping) as well as hypnosis. This enables you to see things from a fresh perspective, understand where problems come from, how to use existing knowledge and skills differently and how to learn new coping strategies. Each person benefits from a tailored and personal approach.

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The General Hypnotherapy Register

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

  • Children & Teenager's problems
  • Habits
  • High blood pressure
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy
  • Stop smoking cigarettes or e-cigs
  • Wellbeing

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Additional information

I am happy to talk through any questions or concerns you may have about hypnotherapy.

  • I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

Note - First session 1.5 to 2 hrs long, subsequent sessions around 55 mins in length.

  • 1 session   £65.00 GBP

  • 4 sessions £240.00 GBP

  • 6 sessions £340.00 GBP

Stopping Smoking Programme £150.00 GBP for one session of 2-2.5 hrs to include follow up session of circa 1 hr if required during first 3 months after initial consultation.

Smokers Couples discount (two adults at the same address, undertaken one after another on the same day) £270.00 GBP for one session each of 2-2.5 hrs to include follow up session of circa 1 hr each if required during first 3 months after initial consultation.

Dedicated Weight Loss Programme £495.00 GBP for 6 sessions over a continuous 12 week period, each session circa 1.5 hrs in duration together with strategies to keep you on track. Alternatively I offer a session by session service at the general rates and durations set out above.

You pay for the number of sessions you need however you can save by paying for a block of sessions in advance. If you do not require all of the sessions that you have paid for, a proportional refund will be made.

Please note however that this does NOT apply to my Dedicated Weight Loss programme.

The first session is charged at the same rate as the subsequent sessions albeit it is longer.

You can pay by cheque or cash at the time of your appointment or I am happy to accept bank transfers. Please contact me for details. If you wish to pay by this method I will require proof of payment at your appointment.

I offer a small number of reduced rate sessions for those people with limited means on production of proof that you fall into the target groups e.g. receiving means tested benefits. Please contact me if you wish to apply.

Make the rest of your life the best of your life.


9am - 9pm Monday to Saturday.

Further information

Philippa Selby Hypnotherapy offers therapy in the following locations;

Ilkley, LS29 8AE - serving Ilkley, Addingham, Ben Rhydding, Burley in Wharfdale, Burley Woodhead, Menston and Guisley areas.

Bingley, BD16 3AH - serving Bingley, Eldwick, Keighley and Skipton areas.

Instagram: @philippaselby

Philippa Selby Hypnotherapy Reviews:

It is very gratifying and extremely rewarding to be part of a client’s process of effecting positive change in their lives. Here are a few of the written comments I have received, the original can be reviewed if requested on first appointment.

Ms A, Weight Loss - I had come to a standstill on my weight loss journey. I discussed my problem with Philippa who suggested that I try hypnotherapy. I went along with an open mind.

In the very first session I felt at ease and relaxed, Philippa was very welcoming and told me to make myself comfortable, she advised me that she would start by asking some questions, then we discussed what I was hoping to achieve, the conversation flowed between us, it was explained to me that notes would be taken so that the information could be used in this and forthcoming sessions.

As the first session progressed, I settled in and relaxed even more, Philippa had a very soothing voice and I was soon in a different place, and totally at ease. During this session I was given techniques that would help me overcome my cravings for certain foods. I was invited on a visualisation journey of reaching my goal, I was amazed at how much personal knowledge Philippa had obtained and utilised during this session, when eventually I opened my eyes, I felt that I had had a full body massage; I felt revitalised. The reward was that I soon managed to show a loss on the scales.

In the subsequent sessions , it was the same, I was totally at ease, and felt relaxed and restored. I felt that Philippa really understood me and my needs, and in each session she added more of the information that she had collated about me, to take me deeper into this wonderful state of well being and keep me focused on my goal.

I was able to use the techniques/visualisation in the way Philippa had, and my weight loss journey continued to be successful, I was doing extremely well following the end of the sessions, and knew that if I needed further sessions or a top up, I just had to contact Philippa.

Unfortunately, several weeks after my sessions had finished, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and my life ‘would have been turned upside down’ but for my sessions with Philippa. Despite my diagnosis and complications I was able to recall the relaxation techniques and was able to quiet my mind and calm my nerves, at this difficult time. This was particularly so on the day I went in for my mastectomy, where I sat with my eyes closed, “visualising hearing Philippa’s  voice” taking me into a deeply relaxed state of mind.

Previously I had tried many different alternative therapies, but I had not experienced the long lasting and powerful effects as I did with the hypnosis that Philippa performed on me.

I am happy to report that I am now well and back on my weight loss journry.

I would thoroughly recommend Philippa, she is an extremely professional practitioner, she has a sensitive and relaxed manner, her voice is extremely soothing and she immediately puts you at ease, she is able to ascertain and utilise information that is relevant to your needs and the effects are long lasting and the techniques she conveys can be adapted easily to different situations that one experiences.

Mr T, Habit- Rubbing fingers - Philippa’s hypnotherapy sessions have been a great help to me. Right from the first session Philippa had a very professional manner and was extremely thorough in the way she carried out the initial consultation to find the root of my problem. I found the hypnotherapy sessions relaxing and came away feeling positive and refreshed.

I can highly recommend Philippa for hypnotherapy, she has also been a great help to my family and friends with various problems. Thanks again.

Mrs M, Had suffered anxious cough for 13 years and general anxiety - I have not had hypnotherapy before and was anxious but had no need to be as I found the experience very calming. This was all thanks to Philippa. She made me feel so comfortable and I knew I could talk to her in confidence. Philippa dealt with the specific issues we talked about successfully also showing techniques that I can use whenever I need to. It has really benefited me and I would highly recommend Philippa without hesitation.

Miss M, Anxiety and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS ) - I met Philippa for a few sessions to help me overcome my anxiety and take control of my IBS which is exactly how I feel four sessions later. I have been suffering with IBS for several years and have tried lots of remedies and relaxation techniques but none have done wonders like Philippa’s hypnotherapy. I felt more relaxed in each session than I ever have with other relaxation techniques. Philippa has a really open approach to the therapy and always takes the time to explain what each session will entail. She updates herself with any new issues I had to ensure we could tackle any old and new problems effecting my IBS and anxiety. She is not only professional but friendly and she always made me feel comfortable during our sessions. I had a really relaxing experience each time we met and I have learnt countless strategies I can do myself out in the real world. I received above and beyond from Philippa, not only did she make me realize how I can take control of my anxiety and in turn my IBS but she gave me so many useful resources and techniques that I still continue to use on a daily basis. I can now go to Camp America in a few months without worries. Thanks.

Mrs A, Control of Sweet Tooth - I chose hypnotherapy as I wanted something to help me control my sweet tooth and help improve my health. The hypnotherapy I had with Philippa really helped me to focus on what I needed to do to manage my cravings. Philippa also provided strategies to aid this.

I found the session very helpful, relaxing and informative. Philippa was very friendly and professional. I was given lots of information at the start of the session, which put me at ease. It’s really helped me make better food choices.

Many thanks for the help.

West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person


Philippa Selby Dip.CHH, Cert.NLPS, Anxiety UK Approved Therapist

Philippa Selby Dip.CHH, Cert.NLPS, Anxiety UK Approved Therapist