To change the flow of your life and improve your wellbeing, to tackle unhealthy habits and unhelpful behaviours, to change limiting and outdated beliefs or to gain insights into the unconscious choices and drivers that guide you, hypnotherapy can help.
I am a Certified Hypnotherapist and Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, as well as a qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner, with a background in counselling and therapeutic play (I worked for over 12 years providing emotional support to school children and their families in my local community in SW London).
I have always had an interest in the mind-body connection, and in psychological factors such as perception, conditioning and beliefs; studying hypnotherapy felt like the natural next step. Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process and my aim is to guide and empower you to help yourself, to enhance your potential and change the flow of your life.
In my experience, hypnosis works remarkably quickly compared to talking therapies. It is a proven approach to tackling life stresses and improving self-confidence.
As for me, I was born in France, I have lived and worked in London for 30 years and am married, with two grown-up children.
So, what happens next? Call or email me to set up an initial session (there will be a form to fill in and payment to be made). The initial session normally takes place either face-to-face or online (Skype/Zoom) [N.B. With the Covid-19 pandemic ongoing, sessions are currently available online exclusively]. During this initial 90 mins consultation, your questions about hypnotherapy and the process of hypnosis will be answered. We will talk about your circumstances, your main issue and your goals; we will do some therapy work in hypnosis and if you're happy to continue, we'll set up a second session and decide how many sessions might be needed...
I look forward to meeting you!
Training, qualifications & experience
Hypnotherapy Diploma (HypnoTC course accredited by GHSC, FHT and BIH) & NGH membership
Hypnobirthing Diploma (KGH course accredited by the Royal College of Midwives)
Counselling Diploma (NCFE)
Children and Family Counselling Diploma (Open Door Counselling Service & Voice Children's Training Practice)
I have experience working with people of varied backgrounds and a wide range of issues, including stress and anxiety issues, phobias, unhealthy habits, pain management issues, pregnancy fears, sports performance anxiety...
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
Pregnancy fears / Traumatic childbirth
Unexplained / Psychological infertility
£60 per session (initial session is 90 mins; subsequent sessions are 1H)
£140 for smoking cessation package of 2 hours
Discounts available for block-booking and privately referred clients - details on request
Clients' feedback & testimonials:
- NF, Fear of flying: "It was lovely meeting you last week. On Saturday afternoon, I arrived at my destination safely. What a wonder - my flight was delayed by one hour but, despite that, I cannot believe (I can, with your help obviously) how easily I managed it even with turbulence. I didn’t really manage to sleep or watch a movie; but, I left it to the captain and his crew to do their thing. My only annoyance was their food which was taste free; and their seats lol - a small price to pay for the normal elevated stress levels I have. Once again, thank you."
- CT, Exam stress: "During my session with Silvana, I learned a lot about how altering the subconscious through positive associations can help you through any problem you may have. Personally, I have noticed positive changes in myself since the session. I also felt comfortable and in control during the entire session which is a tribute to Silvana’s calm and professional approach. I highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in benefitting from hypnotherapy. Thank you again!"
- EB, Stress management & building self-confidence: "I feel so much stronger in myself and with my ability to handle stressful situations, and that's all down to Silvana's techniques and exercises. The 3 sessions I have done have massively improved my confidence at work and lowered my stress levels. I know that I can rely on Silvana to guide me to a place where I feel happier and healthier mentally."
- EF, Self-confidence: "Thank you very much for all the help that you have given me, it has made a huge difference. I feel that I am more confident when interacting with people and I am more aware of my feelings and how to deal with them. It has also encouraged me to have more balance in my life and to remember my core values."
CB, Smoking cessation: "Thank you! Adieu tobacco! Just wanted to let you know that I haven’t smoked for 15 days!! I am so proud... I am snacking a little more but it’s all in my head and I can fight it! I found a Zumba class 3 mins away from my home and will be starting in a week. Thank you soooo muchhhh!!!!"(Update: As of Jan 2020, CB has been a non-smoker for over 8 months!)
MB, Pain management: "Thank you so much for helping me find ways to deal with my knee pain before my walking holiday. I have just returned, and I can confidently say that without our session I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy it as much as I did. I particularly appreciated how you worked through a variety of different pain management strategies and allowed me to decide which ones I connected with best – as we know, you can’t use a one size fits all approach! You were so reassuring throughout… I wish I could bottle up your soothing voice so that I could listen to it whenever I want!! Thank you again so much and I am already looking forward to our next session."
WG, 42: "Silvana not only has a wonderfully calming voice, which complimented how quickly I became relaxed and totally at ease when working with her, but her skills as a hypnotherapist are very impressive too."