Hello, I'm Samantha, a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist specialising in anxiety. I help clients with a wide variety of different challenges like anxiety, stress, panic attacks, over-thinking, low mood, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, sleep problems, trauma, phobias, unwanted habits, weight loss and much more.
I help people like you to feel more confident, calm and centred, so that you can cope more effectively with the inevitable ups and downs of life. I’ll also help you to build your emotional resilience and develop a more positive outlook, so that you can rediscover joy and fulfilment in life. I'm here to help you tap into your own inner resources, allowing your true self to shine through (please see client reviews below).
I also specialise in supporting ladies with peri/ menopausal symptoms - reducing hot flushes, night sweats and associated anxiety. Imagine what it would be like to feel empowered in this phase of life, so that you can be your best self! I'm here to help you achieve this.
Hypnotherapy helps to improve both your emotional and physical well-being, so conditions like IBS, headaches and migraines can all be helped.
Whatever your issue hypnotherapy will help you to feel better and take control of your life far more quickly and easily than you may think. On average clients attend for just 6-8 sessions. Simple phobias generally need far fewer sessions, while more complex, multiple issues may take a little longer.
Your therapy starts with a consultation - we’ll discuss what you want to achieve so I can help you to overcome the limiting thought patterns, beliefs, habits and behaviours that are holding you back. This also helps me to decide on the best approach and to come up with a therapy plan designed specifically for you.
I'm also a registered advanced BWRT practitioner (Brain Working Recursive Therapy). This dynamic and innovative therapy works incredibly quickly to shift even deep-rooted problems. It can help with a wide range of issues including phobias, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and binge eating to name just a few.
Ready to find out more? I offer a free 40 minute consultation - no pressure, I promise. This session includes a free relaxation MP3. Just click on the link above to email me for bookings, or give me a call today - I’m happy to chat if you have any questions or if you’re unsure whether I can help. Change is easier than you think!
Client Review: "It took me about 18 months to summon up the courage to contact Samantha. I had several issues -anxiety, travelling, fear of heights, sleep problems, fear of the dentist and traumas…some going back years…all going round my head at the same time and getting nowhere. What would I say to her? What would she think? All fears were unfounded as Samantha is kind, compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental. Each problem was dealt with individually and with just a few sessions with a mixture of Hypnotherapy and BWRT (which is unbelievably amazing!) I feel I am a different person with a much more positive outlook. Don’t hesitate, as I did, for so long......Take that first step now and you won’t regret it." Anne
Client Review: “Samantha has totally turned my life around. I came to her not knowing where to start as life was really difficult and I felt in an awful place. She has taught me SO much. I now have all the tools I need to carry on and live life in a far more positive way. I really don’t think I have ever felt so good. I am forever grateful.” Naomi
Client Review: “My experience with Samantha has been literally LIFE CHANGING. I cannot recommend or thank her enough.” Vivienne
Client Review: "I want to thank you for bringing me out of a really dark place mentally and for helping me feel so much more positive about myself and the future. You really have helped me TREMENDOUSLY!" Kerri
Client Review: "Sam really helped me with a phobia of the dentist. Even doing one of the sessions via Zoom was still really effective. Would HIGHLY recommend!" Julie
Client Review: “Samantha put me at ease straight away..... I have had numerous therapies over the past 20 years, but I can honestly say that none of them have been as successful as the hypnotherapy. I would definitely recommend Samantha to anyone who wants help to overcome anxiety. It's given me a fresh outlook on life." Clare
Client Review: "I had a six session course of hypnotherapy with Sam to help with my menopausal symptoms. I was having trouble sleeping at night with hot sweats, many hot flushes through the day and headaches. Sam gave me personalised hypnosis sessions and a recording each time with clear visualisations and techniques to counterattack the hot flushes. I was AMAZED how quickly and easily these techniques worked. I listened to the recordings every day and soon developed an inner strength and sense of control over my menopause symptoms. By the end of the sessions I was sleeping through the night, and controlling my daytime flushes that were far fewer. Sam also gave me dietary advice that was really useful and well researched. I feel I have learnt many skills and gained mental tools that will serve me for the rest of my life. Sam has a beautiful soothing voice that instantly calms and gives assurance and confidence, I fully recommend her 100%." Jem
It's probably a bit different than what you expect! Did you know we all go in and out of light states of hypnosis many times each day....like when you’re driving along a familiar route on autopilot, watching TV, absorbed in a creative activity, or even just day-dreaming. Hypnosis is not like sleep – though it’s similar to the state between sleep and full waking consciousness. You’re certainly not unconscious either! Hypnosis is simply a state of focused inner absorption.
You can expect hypnotherapy to be a learnable skill, requiring your active participation…not just a quick fix which you passively receive. It's actually something you do, with your hypnotherapist guiding you, rather than 'being done to you'. All that’s required is your desire to change, belief that this is possible and your willingness to fully participate. Most people find hypnotherapy a very deeply relaxing, up-lifting and empowering experience that can lead to transformation in many areas of life.
I use a combination of approaches from psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness and NLP together with hypnosis to help you make the changes that you want. I'll also help you to develop tools and strategies for change that will be powerful and transferable skills for life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Adam Eason School of Hypnotherapy (now the Anglo-European School of Hypnosis) and have a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the National Council for Hypnotherapy.
I have also completed additional training in numerous areas including: menopause, anxiety, sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and pain management.
I am registered with the CNHC and the General Hypnotherapy Register and abide by their strict code of ethics, as well as undertaking regular supervision and study to ensure I offer my clients the best service I can.
I trained in BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) with the Essex Institute and am an advanced registered practitioner.
Prior to qualifying as a hypnotherapist I worked as an Occupational Therapist, employed by the NHS. I have a BSc in Occupational Therapy.
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.
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.
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
I am a Menopause Relief Hypnotherapy Practitioner and can help you with symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
For more information on BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) please see my website https://hypno4freedom.co.uk or the official website https://www.bwrt-professionals.com/
From £60.00 to £75.00
Free initial in-person session
Free initial consultation - 40 minutes, in person.
First hypnotherapy session - £75
Further sessions £60 per hour session
6 session package - £350
Stopping smoking - 2 session package - £155