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About me

I am a caring person with good listening skills and I am friendly and approachable. My goal is to help you to make the alterations in your life that benefit you and bring you a positive future outcome.My therapy room is cosy with a comfortable reclining chair and foot stool. My voice is soothing and you will feel secure and safe in my company. You will be encouraged to speak openly to me without fear of rejection. I play ambient background music to lull you into a peaceful place of tranquillity. The whole experience is one of total relaxation. My aim is to help you to become the best you that you can be. I will enable you to find your authentic self. Together we can uncover any past issues that may currently be hindering you and with the use of hypnosis these issues can be released for good enabling you to begin again with a new clean edge to life. I will arm you with the tools to enable you find a life solution to alter undesired behaviour and alleviate negative thinking.

I will talk in depth to you at your Initial Consultation and explain to you about some concepts concerning how our minds function and store memory and the impact of negative memory and thinking patterns as these are the issues that need addressing that are causing you to behave or feel the way you do.

How I can help you

With my skills I will take you into a gentle and extremely relaxing trance state which will allow you to except new positive suggestions. While under hypnosis this information can be absorbed into your psyche allowing you to carve a new way of thinking and being for your future life. This process can remove any unwanted baggage negative thoughts, feelings, currently playing a role in your life which is causing unhealthy life choices or habits whether it is over eating, nail biting, anxiety or fears.  Depression can also be alleviated with in-depth counselling and hypnosis. Whatever your problem or issue I am here as your ally taking you step by step through a process of change from an unhealthy way of living and onto a new healthy pathway leading to total recovery from your addictions, fears, habits, bad relationship choices and mind sets.

How I work

Alongside counselling you will enjoy a full hypnotic experience reclining in a comfortable chair listening to ambient background music which will lull you into a peaceful place of tranquillity as I speak soothingly to you taking you gradually into a deep and tranquil hypnotic trance. The whole experience is one of total relaxation.

  • Session One – The Initial Consultation of one hour Hypnotherapy involves exploring your past and present history; discovering how you have become the person you now are and the reasons you are continuing to hinder your life with your problem, issue or habit.  I am here to listen and acknowledge all of your thoughts and feelings and concerns; this allows me to gather all of the information concerning your past and present. I can then see a complete picture of you and your life which enables both of us to understand how you have become the person that you are and why you continue with unhealthy behaviours. The next part of this session will be used to take you into a relaxing hypnotic trance; this trance state allows me to communicate directly with your sub-conscious mind, while you are in trance I can through suggestion remove negative habits and behaviours and replace them with positive ideas which will be tailored to your specific requirement.
  • Session Two  - (If required) Not everyone will need further hypnotherapy., however if required this session is of one hour duration and will involve further counselling concerning past issues and trauma’s and further in-depth hypnosis for your personal specific needs which would have been discussed with you at the last session.
  • Further Sessions are recommended for deep issues; this may involve regression into your childhood to enable you to retrieve and heal past wounds by meeting your inner child and thereby finding solace and closure to these unhappy recollections.

Together we complete the puzzle of why you’re currently exercising certain life choices and gain the knowledge to why you are behaving negatively. Once I have gathered all of the information about you I can put a plan into action particularly based upon your needs.  I will write a particular hypnotic screed which will be used for your future hypnotherapy session/s with me.  Ultimately I will bring you success by altering negative thinking into positive and successful thinking toward your future, therefore you would no longer feel a need to over-eat, feel anxious, or fearful, continue a bad habit or feel depressed.

What happens at the initial consultation?

My therapy is based upon building your self-esteem and confidence toward achieving your goals whatever they may be. Firstly I ask all of my clients to complete my Initial consultation form. Once I have received the completed form I make an appointment with you normally within a week of receiving this. I will write a particular hypnotic screed which will be used for your hypnosis session at our first meeting.   At our first meeting I will listen to you to gather all of the information concerning your past. This allows me to see a complete picture of you and your life which helps me and you to understand how you have become the person that you are.  Together we complete the puzzle of why you currently make unhealthy life choices or the reasons for your behaviours. I will through hypnotherapy enable you to achieve a complete recovery from your past issues, habits or fears.

How often do you need to come?

How often you may need therapy with me varies from person to person and this is something that we discuss at the end of a hypnotherapy session. Some client’s only require one session to accomplish a new state of mind. However if more than one session is required, this would normally be made seven days after the first session.  Some of my client’s return on a monthly basis as they like to have top up hypnotic sessions of 20 minutes duration of which I do at a reduced rate.

Further information

I am an open person who invites you to come and meet me so that we can discover together a way forward to a better way of living your life whatever your problem or issue is.

“You can’t go forward in life until you have let go of your past failures and heartaches” © Sandra Cornmell

I am here to listen and help you to achieve your desired goals in life.


I am available Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm


Aimee French wrote: “I thoroughly enjoyed my hypnotherapy sessions with Sandra and found they have helped me in generally coping better with day to day life. They have helped me to begin my weight loss journey confident in the knowledge I can do it, and have helped ease a lot of the anxieties I had before I started. I would highly recommend Sandra at Gracelands counselling and hypnotherapy. “

Carly Cripwell (whom lives in Essex and was staying with a relative in Kingsway Gloucester while she attended hypnotherapy with Sandra) wrote “I think the sessions with yourself definitely helped me be a little more positive, even family have commented on this, it's being tested at the moment I have to admit, but I think they did me good and that was mainly as you was so kind and I felt at ease having therapy with you. If I come and visit my cousin again I will definitely book in another session with you. And after a lifetime of being petrified of the idea of hypnotherapy I am considering finding someone to see in Essex now. Thank you so much for your help, please feel free to use my comments if they are any good to you. “

Richard wrote, who prefers to remain anonymous “ Sandra my feedback is, I was pleased with my hypnotherapy sessions I received as it helped me to focus my mind in a positive mind frame, which meant I could move forward in a positive way. My hypnotherapy sessions have bought about small changes which have had a big impact toward a positive attitude and allowed me to move forward to be happier in life struggles.”

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills and I am an accredited member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

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Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Hypnotherapy Society

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.


Additional information

Initial Consultation including hypnosis based on your particular needs for one hour duration: @ £60.00

Further Sessions based upon your bespoke needs including letting go of negativity and deeply imprinting positive suggestions towards your complete recovery is of one hour @ £60.00

A Virtual Gastric band - includes two hourly sessions @ £185.00

Smoking Cessation- includes two hourly sessions @ £400.00

When I work

I am available 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday

Further information

I am an open person who invites you to come and meet me so that we can discover together a way forward to a better way of living your life whatever your problem or issue is.

“You can’t go forward in life until you have let go of your past failures and heartaches” © Sandra Cornmell

I am here to listen and help you to achieve your desired goals in life.

39 Goshawk Road, Quedgeley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 4NU

Type of session

In person