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(Usual-Route Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy)

About me

Have you reached a point in your life where enough is enough and you want to make a change to enhance your sense of wellbeing and give yourself peace of mind? Perhaps you need support with anxiety, a fear or phobia, weight loss or to stop smoking? Please see below for a more detailed list of the areas I am able to support you in making that important change.

I am qualified in both clinical hypnotherapy and counselling, using an integrative approach of both of these disciplines when working with clients.  I have a broad range of experience and ensure each session is individually tailored to meet your specific needs.

What do I do next?

Please email, message or telephone me to arrange your initial intake session where we can talk about what changes you wish to make, answer any questions you may have concerning hypnotherapy, and when you are happy to proceed, book your next appointment.

I practice from a discretely located therapy room in central Winchester, to optimise privacy and confidentiality. I currently also offer sessions via Zoom.  I have an Enhanced DBS certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (with honours)
  • Foundation Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice
  • Rewind technique for trauma and phobia
  • Foundation Degree (Distinction) in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
  • Member of Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists
  • Member of General Hypnotherapy Register
  • Member of Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
  • Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Member of Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Enhanced DBS certificate

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.


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

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

Nail biting

Vomiting due to anxiety

Vomit phobia

I am registered with the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists

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£75.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

£35.00 in person intake

£75.00 per session. £90 at weekends.

£275.00 for smoking cessation support

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My main client day is Thursday, but where possible I will do my best to offer appointments on different days if necessary.

Further information


"Sally has helped me with many things to date including understanding the triggers behind my anxiety and learning how to cope with them. She’s also done a lot of work with me on a big fear of mine!" ML

"I would highly recommend Usual Route. I have had a course of hypnotherapy treatments this year with Sally and it has helped me a great deal with loss and grief. This is a very professional and understanding service and I was very surprised at just how receptive I was to it because I had never had hypnotherapy before. With Sally's help I have overcome certain obstacles that I was facing. This is a testament to how good a therapist she really is and I'm very grateful of her help. The therapy she offers is very good value for money and it has helped me to move forward in my life. A very calming, positive experience and I will continue to look forward now instead of back so thank you very much for all of your help. It has been the best thing I have ever done in terms of therapy and looking after my mental health." HO

"Sally’s professional, caring and confidential approach always made me feel safe and secure when I attended sessions. Her sessions completely dispelled the myth that hypnotherapy was all stage shows and magic tricks but showed me it is about listening to yourself and finding your inner balance." DM

"Incredibly professional, compassionate and genuinely cares. I've never had counselling in any form and this experience with Sally has made me more open to it." LB

"What an EASY, STRESS-FREE experience with ZERO cravings!! ???????????? Whaaat?! Yup. Easy. (Even when drinking and with a partner that smokes!) I had hypnotherapy!! I had a lovely relaxing session with a wonderful clinical hypnotherapist, and walked out a non-smoker. And that is what I shall stay! I wish I’d done it sooner. A MASSIVE thank you to Usual Route Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy. I can highly recommend them for all sorts of things...anxiety, phobias, weight-loss... It could change your life." RO

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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There is a short flight of stairs, with a handrail, to reach my therapy room.

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