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Clinical Hypnotherapist C.Hyp, D.Hyp, CNLP, HPD (GHR & CNHC)

About me

Hi, I’m Steve Thoreau-Leigh, a fully qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist. I work with clients so that they can either enjoy their lives fully again or find a better version for themselves. I specialise in anxiety, phobias, quit smoking, weight loss and self-esteem/confidence issues.

Sometimes we just feel we can't do certain things, even though we should be able to. 

It prevents us from enjoying life or succeeding in things, which often causes feelings of anxiety, stress, and frustration. You may feel scared at times, low and/or confused which can severely impact our lives!  (i.e. home, work, kids, relationships).

This is where I can step in using a range of hypnotherapy techniques, centred on you, to focus on the end results, so you can achieve your goals. 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 Issues
  • Quit Smoking
  • Low Self-Esteem /  Confidence Building
  • Exam Nerves

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

If you're still unsure about hypnosis itself, the video below will reassure you that it can work for your needs:

I understand choosing a therapist is a very personal thing, and someone who is a good fit, is vital. Many of my clients are completely new to hypnotherapy and often comment on how relaxed I immediately make them feel.

"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 discovery call over the phone or via Zoom, so we can have a chat, and discuss what hypnotherapy is and how it can help you. And of course answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Take advantage of this free session today. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy 

Clinical NLP Practitioner

Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Diploma

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

DBS Checked

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

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Gut Directed Hypnotherapy

Bereavement and Loss

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

LGBTQ+ Matters

Fears & Phobias incl Spider Phobia and Fear of Needles

Ego Strengthening/Confidence Building

Stress & Anxiety

Health Anxiety

Panic Attacks

Virtual Gastric Band and Weight Loss

Photos & videos


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Complimentary Discovery Call 

Standard Session £80.00 per hour

Stop Smoking Cessation (extended session upto 2 hours) £250.00

Virtual Gastric Band package (series of 5 sessions) £450.00

Weight Loss Package (series of 4 sessions) £320.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to arrange your session.

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

Further information

Appointments offered via Zoom for your ease and comfort, from your own home or in-person appointments also available.


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 🙂

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.

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.

Horsham, West Sussex, RH13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online via Zoom from the comfort of your own home, as well in-person appointments available.

Online platforms