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About me

Hi, I'm Sue, I work with adults and teenagers helping with a wide range of issues including anxiety, addictions, phobias, PTSD and many other issues.

As well as being a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have trained in a range of other therapies including BrainWorking Recursive Therapy, Conscious Analytical Therapy, Psychotherapeutic approaches, CBT, Counselling and Rapid Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) approaches. Having a range of different tools means I can develop a therapy programme that caters for your own individual needs, so if you have any questions please do get in touch!

Initially I will invite you in for a free 30 minute consultation.

This allows me to find out more about your situation and to establish if you are suitable for the types of therapy I use, and also provides you with an opportunity of finding out more about how I can help you. There is no obligation to book at this stage, in fact, I always advise clients to go away and read the information provided before making a decision to book.

How to book your free 30 minute consultation?

You can book your initial consultation either by email or telephone, I may be with a client so would ask you to leave a voicemail with your name and a contact telephone number/email. I will return your call/email as soon as possible.

Past, current and future clients - I have taken the decision to only work online.

This can be conducted either via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. Rest assured, I have been working in this way since I first started practicing (many clients are unable to travel). It works brilliantly and is a safe and confidential way of working.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PhD (Education/Psychology) (University of Bath)
  • BSc. Hons (First Class) degree Psychology (Bath Spa University)
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Advanced Hypnoanalysis
  • Level 1 Certificate - Brain Working Recursive Therapy
  • Level 2 Certificate - Brain Working Recursive Therapy
  • Level 1 Certificate - WSN Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate - WSN Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychosexual Dysfunction
  • Certificate in Safe-guarding & Child-Centered Practice (2015)
  • Associated Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (2012)
  • Anxiety UK Registered Therapist
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • APHP, NRPC, CNHC Member

I have enhanced DBS clearance and am also an Anxiety UK registered therapist, a member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the British BrainWorking Research Society.

I also presented at the 2016 Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy annual conference and, more recently, ran a workshop for therapists from around the world on working with children and young people using BWRT at the BWRT® 2017 Inaugural Conference.

Member organisations


Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)

Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.

There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).


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.


£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

Initial Consultation - 30 minutes Free of charge

£65.00 per session
Easy Quit Smoking Programme: Total cost £180 (this is a 2 session therapy)

When I work

Weekday and some evening appointments

Upper Stratton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2

Type of session

In person