Robert Donnelly

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Cognitive Therapist /Hypnotherapist and Coach
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Thatcham RG19 & Newbury RG14
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About me

I’m guessing you arrived here because you are searching for a solution; a solution to an issue that may be causing you discomfort or pain.

Maybe you have been suffering with anxiety associated with home-life or work; maybe you have a fear of public speaking or addressing your team at work. Perhaps your issue is causing you to have eating problems – anorexia or bulimia.

All these are tangible issues that can be overcome.

My name is Rob, and for over fifteen years I have been helping people just like you to overcome issues that were making them feel uncomfortable or causing pain in their lives. I have a mantra, ‘A problem is only a problem if it’s a problem to you.’ Together, you and I can make that problem no longer a problem.

Can you imagine life free of that problem; of whatever it is that’s causing the issue at the moment? Anxiety, stress, worry, panic are all feelings we experience when things aren’t quite right in our lives. But you don’t have to feel that way. There is a solution that not only helps you overcome your issue, but also enables you to understand the root causes, thus allowing you to make real changes.

If you would like to know how then get in touch – I do know it’s not easy. I offer a free 30 - 45 minutes consultation, either over the phone or online, where we can discuss your challenges and how I can help. Over 15+ years I have helped clients find the solution to their problems - anxiety, addiction, confidence issues, weight loss, stopping smoking........ These are all areas where hypnosis/therapy can really help you achieve the results you want.

If that sound too good to be true it isn’t.

People reach out to Therapists and/or Hypnotherapists for various reasons, but the fundamental reason is that something is making them feel uncomfortable or unhappy. Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP can help change that. Every person is unique and we, as a team, can work together to help you not only feel differently, but also see things differently. Whatever it is that is causing pain in your life, we can change that quickly and permanently.

Imagine how different your life would be without whatever it is that's causing you pain. I am confident we can do that for you. Now imagine you could do that in two to four sessions. How great would that feel?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy/coaching follow the idea that you already have everything inside you to help solve your problems; all you need to do is learn how to unlock it. Together, we will enable you to harness that power, freeing your of the restraints holding you back.

I know that making the decision to see a Therapist/Hypnotherapist can be difficult, but ultimately it’s the best thing you can do for you. Think of it as a pamper day for your unconscious; allowing you to relax, while we work through the barriers in your mind, creating solutions that work for you.

About Me

·         A member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, and The CNCH – Complimentary Healthcare Council. 

·         I run a full-time practice, integrating Cognitive Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT and Coaching, to create treatment plans for each individual. These techniques enable me to tailor the solution to each individual’s issue - we don’t live in a ‘one size fits all’ world, so why should one person’s therapy be the same as someone else’s. 

·         I provide a full, confidential service to all my clients, with hours and frequency to suit you. 

Get in touch if you would like to know more about me and what I do? My Thatcham based office offers free, easy parking; and with my free, 30 - 45 minutes no obligation taster session, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Why choose Cognitive Hypnotherapy and why choose me?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a proven evidence-based hypnotherapy. This means it has been tried in research studies which proved it was successful in almost 90% of cases. 

As for me, I trained with one of the leading Hypnotherapy Training Schools in the UK The Quest Institute.  I am a 'people person'. I love working with people, and seeing them achieve and exceed their goals. Working with a range of clients I have gained a vast amount of experience, enabling me to help people find the solution to the pain in their lives. I have also worked with a therapist to relieve a fear in my own life. So I too have ‘walked the walk’ as well as ‘talked the talk’.

I offer a friendly and totally discreet service; and would love to help you overcome any problem that is causing you an issue. Why not give me a call to ask about my free 30-minute no obligation taster session where we can discuss your issues and you can decide if I am right for you? Whilst right now I don’t know what you want to achieve, I do know you can achieve it. Working with me, you will access strengths you didn't realise you possessed and learn to conquer your weaknesses. Together we can solve your issue.

Further information about me can be found at -                                                                            or contact me by email at 
Or Mob: 07710 726 424/LL: 01635 865 382 

Please feel free to review the testimonials left by my former clients.

Areas I offer help with include:

  Addictions              Anxiety
  Weight Loss           Phobias
  Quit Smoking         Eating disorders
  Nail biting               Breaking or controlling habits 
  Reducing panic      Performance
  Reducing stress     Health
  Fertility                   Reducing addictive behaviour 
  Help sleeping         Lack of confidence
  Exam nerves          Confidence issues 
  Depression             Fear of Flying

If your issue is not mentioned above, or you are unsure how I can help, give me a call and I can advise if Cognitive Hypnotherapy is for you.

Additional Information

I am also a qualified physical training instructor, teaching in my spare time. I love helping people to realise their fitness goals; and this helps in my work with clients who struggle with weight issues because I can combine the talents of helping you lose weight with helping you achieve the right mind set to keep the weight off! Working together we can keep the body and mind in tune.

The most difficult part of change is making the first step; after that everything becomes easier. Why not take that first step now?


• Full diploma from the Quest Institute.
• Master Practitioner in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP with the Quest Institute.
• Qualified in the use of EMI and EFT as resources to help clients.
• Fully qualified and up to date HPD - the nationally recognised qualification    for Cognitive Hypnotherapists.


I offer free 30 – 45 minute consultations. This is where we can talk through your issue in a non-judgemental and empathetic environment. You will then have the option to arrange another appointment to begin the process of developing a treatment that is tailored wholly to you and your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications & Experience
• full diploma from the Quest Institute.
• Master Practitioner in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP with the Quest Institute.
• Qualified in the use of EMI and EFT as resources to help clients.
• Fully qualified up to date HPD the Nationally recognised qualification for Cognitive Hypnotherapists.

Sports performance

I have extensive experience in sports and performance related issues, helping people achieve their goals from both a physical and mind set perspective. I have worked with professional golfers and boxers, helping them to achieve the best in their respective sport.

One of my success stories involves Danni, a young member of the GB Gymnastic Team. Following an accident during a routine when she landed on her neck, her performance was significantly impacted, even after the physical injuries had long healed. After a few sessions of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP with me, Danni’s confidence was restored, and she was back to performing as well, if not better, than before.


Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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 (NCH)

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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


If you are looking for help with anxiety you are in the right place; I specialise in working with anxiety and can help you overcome your anxiety and live a more complete life. How would it feel if you could switch off that voice in your head and just enjoy being free? Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you do that!

Sports Performance

I have experience in working with Professional golfers, runners, boxers, gymnasts,footballers, in fact lots of sporting areas.

If you are a sporting person and need help with something that many be holding you back please get in touch. My motto is, 'train the body and train the mind'. Working together we can work on both, or at least get you in the right mind-set for you to achieve the best you possibly can!

Working with Children
I am happy to work with children and have many examples where I have helped young children with exam nerves / stress / peer pressure issues. One of my current clients is a twelve year old national Go-cart driver. We have done some great work helping him come to terms with the anxiety he feels before a race.

Smoking cessation package

Are you ready to say goodbye to smoking forever? Smokers wander through life believing smoking is actually their friend. But ask yourself, how many friends go out of their way to pollute your body and kill you?
Working together we will help you say goodbye to smoking forever, and to move on to a more healthy and happy lifestyle.
I offer a 'No Quibble Stop Smoking Package'; this includes a full 3 hour assessment appointment which concludes with you saying goodbye to the habit - FOREVER!

I also include a no quibble 'Return for a top up' policy. If at any time you feel like you need a refresher session you can come back for free!

Please give me a call if you are ready to say goodbye to smoking forever 07710726424


£75.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

The cost of a session is £75 which includes any downloads needed as part of the treatment. I also offer discounted packages of four or more sessions where you and I, working together, will help you gain from this real investment in you! Discounted costs to students and people in between jobs. Therapy sessions online are discounted too!

When I work

I am available face to face and online Monday to Saturday, and Sunday on request.  I usually see clients face to face, but online therapy is also available during the current climate.

Further information

I have assisted with the teaching on the HPD Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma course with the Quest Institute, at Regent's College, London.

Some of the areas where Cognitive Hypnotherapy is particularly strong are:
Weight loss
Stopping smoking
Cognitive Hypnotherapy starts from the reality that everyone is different and so treats the individual; it does not follow a one size fits all model.
You can contact me at.

or give me a call on 07710726424

Sessions available face to face or online - using Skype or Zoom - on request.


Here are some of the comments people have shared about their experiences

Testimonial from a local business client


I’ve been supported by you for 3 months now.

13 years ago, my business failed. As you know, the pain and suffering of that time, led to a prolonged period of depression.

The years since have been turbulent to say the least, and besides the constant support of my loved ones, have involved a daily dose of happy pills to keep me up. Throughout these times, as anyone who's struggled with the demons of mental health will testify, I've suffered self-worth issues, a fear of failure and overarching lack of confidence.

For a third of my life, I’ve lived with a sad realisation that for me, life was a roller-coaster, with periods of highs, and subsequent lows.

Rob, since spending time with you, that realisation has changed.

Your support has had a profound and real effect on my life, and there are genuinely few people in the world that I’m more grateful to. My wife Sarah happily seconds that.

You’ve taught me that I’ve got a brilliant concoction of beach-bum and entrepreneur inside me, and that it’s perfectly fine to let them both shine, when the time is right. You’ve spent time with me addressing my fear of failure, and have reshaped / reprogrammed my view on what winning looks like.

Our session on confidence has had a real impact on the way that I interact with people, and when we spent time on procrastination and motivation, the new mantra that I took away – stop messing around, and get on with it - has probably changed my life. It’s definitely made me more productive.

There’s a long way to go, and our time together is not over. But I’m delighted to report that I’m 2 months off the meds, happy, motivated and winning in the areas of life that are important to me.

Rob, you are simply brilliant at what you do.

I’m a RAVING FAN, and eternally grateful.

Thank you.

Weight loss client

I fully appreciate that when you read this, you may think what I am about to say cannot be true or I am “different” and therefore I “got it”. I had no idea what this journey was going to be like and if honest I was very sceptical.

Believe me, as a Healthcare professional there is nothing anyone could tell me that I didn’t already know! I am a normal person who thankfully reached out for support … I had no idea the journey I was about to take.

I went to see Rob last summer in the hope to program my mind regarding diet & a healthy lifestyle. I am very obese and had tried every diet going but I was sick of going to a group where I felt like it was an “AA” meeting, sitting in a circle and everyone clapping when you had lost half a pound and the pitiful looks when you had gained weight! I wanted to have a healthy lifestyle and do it on my own and this finally being a permanent change.

I have no idea how Rob does it but he is an amazing person and he literally has saved my life …..

At the time I went to see Rob I was having a terrible time at work and was signed off work with stress and in fact I had a nervous breakdown. None of this mattered with Rob, he calmly listened whilst I cried and cried and we uncovered my many gremlins and dealt with them one by one.

I trust Rob implicitly and there was no point in trying to brush over issues as nothing escaped him and he really held me to account which is what I needed. In his sessions I am completely relaxed and his calming voice washes over me. I have huge self confidence issues and I certainly give myself a hard time but I am getting there. I have been seeing him now for many months which is fine as I am rather complex!

Let me explain some of my changes since seeing Rob:

  • ·         I went from no exercise and poor diet to now going to the gym for about 6 classes each week – 2 of which are at 06.45 and I attend before work!
  • ·         I have lost 3 stone in weight in 3 months – all through healthy eating and with the therapy that I have received, my mind does not crave the rubbish I used to eat. I cannot explain it but it’s as if my mind has been re-tuned!
  • ·         I was off work for 3 months and I had lost myself and had some very dark moments, I turned my back on my life and shut myself away. Rob helped me to see the daylight and sunshine, it’s as if he mentally held my hand as I started to gain my strength to face the world again.
  • ·         My self confidence was so bad that I even shut my friends away – the only people I let in was my husband and Rob. My husband is so grateful for Rob!
  • ·         I now have tools to support me and I am a lot happier with myself and I see the world differently. I still have work to go but I will be a stronger, happier person.

So, if you are reading this then you clearly are curious – I recommend Rob 100%. I am more than happy to speak to people if they want to. Don’t delay – if you have come this far, don’t stop now!

Weight Loss Client

I can thoroughly recommend Rob Donnelly Therapy. From personal experience I found Rob to be approachable, he listened with care, fed-back and checked that he had understood my needs. He was reassuring and made the whole experience feel safe and enjoyable. I was amazed by how much effect each session had, it didn't feel like hard work but the effect were impressive. Rob was careful to ensure he helped me achieve my desired outcomes and not influence me to change necessarily. It was a change of attitude towards food I wanted, not necessarily immediate weight loss. At the end of our sessions I had gained a far healthier attitude towards food, no longer my enemy not longer the first thing I thought about, juts a normal part of life. I also know I can turn to Rob if I feel I need a 'top up' at any time

Lack of motivation client

Before my therapy with Rob I was lacking in motivation to get off my backside and do anything, other than sitting there talking about doing stuff. During the session Rob made me feel relaxed and comfortable. When he talks you into a more relaxed state and you listen to his talking I found that this was very useful and he is able to make it very appropriate to you. Very clever but simple and effective. After the session I felt motivated and as though a weight had been lifted, although didn’t realise I had one.

Stop Smoking client

I had an addiction to nicotine. It really helped talking it through with Rob to pinpoint why I wanted cigarettes and how they made me feel. One week I was upset with myself for having some, but Rob calmed me down and all was not lost. The calming effect of the hypnosis gave me greater confidence for realising that I was in control. I am now a non smoker and I’m proud of myself for the self control that Rob has opened up for me. Many thanks to Rob for his calming effect and great work

I am a member of Business Networking Professionals  International  and received this testimonial from one of the members there after working with his colleague

Dear Rob,

Client Testimonial

I recently referred you to a friend of mine. She was suffering with anxiety and trust issues and was generally quite withdrawn and nervous about doing anything slightly out of her normal routine.

After a couple of sessions with you I noticed a marked difference. She was brighter, more confident and generally more relaxed. She kindly passed on this message, so that I could provide you with a written testimonial. Her name has been excluded of course, for client confidentially.

“When I first went to see Rob, I felt anxious, worried, and constantly felt like I had a knot in my stomach. I was quite tearful and felt like I couldn’t trust people, even some of my closest friends. After just a few sessions, Rob has helped me with these symptoms. The knot in my stomach has gone and my last session with him was “tears free”. I feel so much better now, and I know that if I need any help again - he is only a phone call away”

Thanks again Rob for helping my friend. With results like that - I will be very happy to recommend you in future.


Simon Richards BNI Reading

9 Elms Avenue, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4JT

The Welbeing Centre, Pound Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 6AA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Online sessions available on request - therapy over Zoom can work equally as well as face to face.