Steve Thoreau-Leigh

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Clinical Hypnotherapist C.Hyp, D.Hyp, CNLP, HPD (CNHC + GHR)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Horsham, West Sussex, RH13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I’m Steve Thoreau-Leigh, a fully qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist.

I specialise in anxiety & stress, phobias, quitting smoking, weight loss and self-esteem/confidence issues. 

In therapy one size doesn’t fit all. It’s about working with you, addressing your issues, reinforcing the changes and enabling you to get on with your life quickly.

This is where I can help, using a range of hypnotherapy techniques. Centred on you, the client.

Together, we’ll create lasting change, to become a happier, healthier and best-placed version of you.

"Thank you Steve for helping me overcome a debilitating phobia that I've suffered with for many years within such a short space of time. The past couple of months since, have been life-changing! Can't thank you enough" - David

How I can help you

I support a wide range of issues:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Fears or Phobias (including the Fear of Flying)
  • Weight Loss
  • Stop Smoking
  • Low Self-Esteem /  Confidence Building
  • Exam Nerves, Public Speaking.
  • Child Hypnotherapy

As well as IBS and Psoriasis. All through the power of hypnosis.

Choosing a hypnotherapist

I understand choosing a therapist is a very personal decision, and finding someone who is a good fit, is vital. Many of my clients are completely new to hypnotherapy yet they're surprised how relaxed they can feel during a session, and after:

"It was my first experience of hypnotherapy and I was completely blown away by how it made me feel! Steve explained what would happen in detail and answered any questions. He was very reassuring and knowledgeable" Georgina

I offer a complimentary session over the phone, this is where we can have a chat, and discuss how hypnotherapy could help you. And of course I can answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Take advantage of this no obligation free session today. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

07704 911 218

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy 
  • Clinical NLP Practitioner
  • Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
  • Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Diploma
  • KidsMatters™ Practitioner (Child Hypnotherapy)

General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registered

Enhanced DBS Checked

Anxiety UK Approved Therapist  

Providing a solution focussed approach centred on you the client, using a variety of techniques, depending on what you, the client needs, including Hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT, counselling and life-coaching methods. Alongside a collective resource of experience, care and ethical practice to focus on your needs and goals.

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.

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

  • Psoriasis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Gut Directed Hypnotherapy
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Child Hypnotherapy
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • LGBTQ+ Matters
  • Fears & Phobias incl Fear of Flying, Spider Phobia and Fear of Needles
  • Low Self Esteem / Confidence Building
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Quit Smoking
  • Health Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Exam / Interview Confidence
  • Virtual Gastric Band
  • Weight Loss


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Complimentary Discovery Call (to have a chat and find out how hypnotherapy could help you).

Hypnotherapy Session £80.00 per hour

Stop Smoking Cessation (extended session upto 2 hours) £275.00

Virtual Gastric Band package (series of 4 sessions) £350.00

Weight Loss Package (series of 3 sessions) £240.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to arrange your session.

You can also book your complimentary discovery call or session via my website,  just select a time/date that suits you.

Further information

Appointments offered either In-Person from Horsham, West Sussex or Online via Zoom, so distance need not be a barrier to your mental health and well-being. 


Quit Smoking

I am so pleased I found Steve, and wished I had considered hypnotherapy earlier. I am proud to say I am now a non-smoker, after visiting Steve for Quit Smoking Hypnosis.  Extremely professional and down to earth chap, and I would highly recommend. Thank you, so much. I not only feel so much healthier in myself but you are also saving me a small fortune! - Dan

Stress & Anxiety

I can’t thank Steve enough, after a few sessions I feel like a totally different person. I would highly recommend. Thank you so much 🙂 - Sandy

Fear & Phobias

Thank you Steve for helping me overcome a debilitating phobia that I’ve suffered with for many years within such a short space of time. The past couple of months since have been life changing! Can’t thank you enough. - David 

Weight Loss

As someone who has suffered with problems with my weight for the last 20 years, I was so delighted to find Steve, who has helped me approach my weight loss in a sensible and considered manner. Steve’ calm and professional approach immediately put me at my ease and I found the eating plan he advised me to follow easy and achievable. I found the hypnotherapy sessions relaxing and greatly beneficial, they have helped me so much with motivation and self belief. I have no hesitation in throughly recommending Steve if you are considering trying hypnotherapy. - Julia 

Horsham, West Sussex, RH13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Sessions can be held either Online via Zoom from the comfort of your own home, or In-Person Appointments from my treatment room in Horsham, West Sussex.

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