Sian Gibson

Sian Gibson

The Helix Clinic
32 Warren Street

07725 732810

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About me

When you want to make a change in your life, I can help you use hypnotherapy to get better at the three things that are vital to your success:

  • Managing stress/anxiety
  • Changing unwanted habits/behaviour eg hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, thumb sucking
  • Improving confidence and performance

So, whether you want to change an unwanted habit (eg hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting), lose weight, stop smoking, be more confident, sleep better, or reduce anxiety, hypnotherapy is a very effective way to develop the thoughts, feelings, behaviours and responses that help you build the life you want to be living.

With between 2 and 5 sessions, clients generally experience an overall improvement in mental and physical well-being, relief from specific symptoms and solid progress towards their goals.

I am interested in a holistic (mind-body) approach, as hypnotherapy can adapt readily to working with directly with specific symptoms (mental/emotional or physical), as well as having a positive effect on related issues (eg stress/low confidence, anxiety, or lack of sleep, weight issues).

I specialise in hypnotherapy for treatment of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRB's) such as hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania), nail biting and thumb sucking. Hypnotherapy can help increase awareness of hands/habit activity, develop positive alternative behaviours and the ability to "stop at one". Hypnotherapy is also very useful for dealing with any negative impacts on self-esteem and confidence, as well as building the resilience to deal with the challenges of having a BFRB in the most beneficial way.

I am a Professional Member of The TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, and have completed its professional training for treatment of BFRBs.

I am also interested in mindfulness and its relationship to hypnosis. I regularly use insights and techniques from the mindfulness tradition, as they can really help transfer insights and changes from a session into daily use.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy from The Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and I am a member of the following organisations:

  • General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
  • Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

I am bound by the ethics of the CNHC and am fully insured. I am also a Professional Member of The TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, having completed their professional training for BFRBs in March 2016.

I completed the Mindfulness Association's One Year Training in 2013 and have a regular sitting meditation practice.

Hypnotherapy is recognised by the British Medical Association and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). It is a rapid therapy (as distinct from longer term counselling or psychotherapy), and is well-established as a rapid, holistic and effective way to deal with both mental/emotional and physical issues.

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

        Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        body focussed repetitive behaviours
        skin picking
        compulsive skin picking
        excoriation disorder
        skin picking
        hair pulling
        nail biting
        thumb sucking


        New Year Offer (until 31 January 2020):

        Get £20 off the initial consultation, paying only £80! The initial consultation lasts an hour and a half, and costs £100. Follow up sessions last an hour and cost £80.

        Discounts on blocks of sessions:
        Block of 3 sessions: £230
        Block of 5 sessions: £380

        Payment by bank transfer or PayPal preferred.

        Cancellation Policy
        Please note: I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full session rate ie £80.

        Please also be aware aware that session payments are non-refundable, though there is no time limit on when you can use them for a session/s.

        Further information

        My practice is conveniently located at Warren St, W1. The clinic is 3 minutes from Warren Street or Great Portland Street tubes, and close to Tottenham Court Road, Regent's Park, Euston and King's Cross St Pancras.

        London, W1T 5PG

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: No