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About me

I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Plymouth; I have also trained in Mindfulness Practice after living in a Buddhist temple for two years. 

I am a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy as well as the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council and I also hold an enhanced DBS check. This means that I not only abide by a strict code of ethics but that my approach is also solution-focused and person-centred. Your safety and wellbeing will always come first.

The sessions I offer are all individually tailored to match your needs, based on our initial consultation and agreement of working. Guaranteed to work with your best interests at all times.

Feel free to browse and if you have any questions or simply want to book an a free 30 minute initial consultation then please contact me using my details above.

Why Choose Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for reducing stress, breaking bad habits and removing different forms of self-sabotage in our daily lives. It can help by changing how we react to situations and encourages us to look at the positives and changing unwanted behaviours.

Hypnotherapy can be effective in reducing, relieving or even eliminating most symptoms or conditions listed below:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Smoking Cessation (Stop Smoking)
  • Anger
  • Addiction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pain Management
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome  (IBS)
  • Weight Management
  • Confidence
  • Personal Development
  • Goal Achievement
  • Sports Performance
  • Fears and Phobias

And much much more…

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DSFH (Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy)
  • Dip NLP (Training directly with the founder)
  • Dip CBT
  • Dip EMDR
  • Dip EFT

In 2018 I wrote the book “Becoming Biochemically Sober – 7 Steps to Increase Health, Happiness and Unlock The Superhuman WIthin”. This combined principles of neuroscience, anthropology, biology, psychology and spirituality into an easily digestible and practical guide for anyone to increase mental and physical health.

I am proud to have been awarded Plymouth’s best-rated Hypnotherapist in 2022 that was based on 50 point criteria including quantity and quality of reviews.

I now work full time as a busy practitioner working towards creating my own fully accredited Hypnosis Training Academy for people who also wish to embark on that magical career change as a Hypnotherapist.

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.

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.

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From £60.00 to £250.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

An Initial 30-minute Consultation is completely free and you will receive a Free Hypnotherapy MP3 and Sleep Mastery Guide.
(Initial consultation is not required for Smoking which is a one off double session).

Cost of Sessions (standard costs without any promotional discounts)

£80 per session (discounts with bulk sessions)
£250 Smoking Cessation (one double session)

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Testimonials (all verified on google)

Sue B

"I contacted Les when I was at a low point and thinking that life is such a drudge it's barely worth living it. 6 weeks later my life has improved dramatically due to Lester's uncanny listening skills and ability to read body language and facial expressions, skills he uses to hone in on what is really important to you even if you aren't fully aware of it yourself. An excellent counsellor who also uses hypnotherapy (visualisation techniques) to help you change your outlook on life and start working towards your life goals, I can't recommend Lester highly enough. Worth every penny!"

Jason P

"First session I was a bit sceptical about the whole hypnosis and if it really worked. Went to 2nd session and wow I noticed a difference immediately after.
I started a couple of months ago and I've just had my last session.
All I can say is I wish I had come to see Les a lot sooner.
I'm a completely different person than the one who walked in the first time.
Anyone with any problems or issues or addictions or no matter what I would highly recommend seeing Les."

Andrew J

"I’ve spent several weeks in therapy with Les over the last few months and without his input, I dread to think where my headspace would be. I’m a qualified therapist myself meaning Les had quite the challenge when working with me, his patience, skill level and the plethora of techniques at his disposal meant we drilled down into problems and created solutions and techniques to really make an impact quickly. Les is polite, professional and will make a significant difference to you life. Not all hero’s wear capes! Book with confidence that you’re getting the best support you could hope for."

Scott B

"Simply put, Lester has changed my life.
This charming down to earth man has directed me to find the mindset I have been searching for my whole life.
Our sessions were fun, engaging, and far beyond everything I had hoped for. I cannot recommend Lester highly enough
So from the bottom of my heart

Mark M

"So much more than I could have hoped for.
Les is a really super guy who I felt comfortable with and able to talk to right away.
Amazingly Les covers so many avenues and made me aware of a gut problem I have that I had never considered before and now I'm aware of it I can do something about it.
The hypnotherapy trance I found really really amazing, felt so relaxed and connected. I can now visualise a happy energy colour overlay that brings a big smile to my face when my mood was about to plummet.
Sometimes in life, we're fortunate enough to meet someone at the top of their game, someone that oozes what they do from every pore. I can honestly say I have only met a handful ever, Les is without any doubt one of those.
A true gem. Thank you for your enlightenment
All the best, Mark"

Becky H

"Fantastic service, very friendly and professional. I suffer from anxiety, worry a lot and overthink before I start my day. My body then shakes and I lose focus and concentration. I wanted help with this, I wanted to start driving again but my anxiety was stopping me. My hypnotherapist Les identified on the 1st session what was triggering my body to act in this way. Les explained everything in a way I could undérstand. In my 2nd session, Les did hypnotherapy and afterwards, I felt calm and relaxed, the shaking has stopped and I feel more confident to do stuff. I'm back to driving and the shakes and overthinking has stopped 100%. I can't believe it! It's amazing and I 100% recommend Scott Lester Woods. It also gave me confidence in other areas in my life as weĺl. Thank you Les so much. Can't thank you enough. You're amazing at what you do and how you help people. Thank you so much."

Kate F

"My mum had treatment with Les for insomnia, she was suffering and not in the best place. After just one session with Les, I noticed a difference. After around 5 my mum was back to her normal self and much happier. I would most definitely recommend Les in the future thank you so much for your help".

Park Lane Clinic, 34 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6LD

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