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HPD MNCH(Acc) Sup (Hyp) CNHC SFBT(Hyp) NCH Standards Officer

About me

Helping you to make the change

Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression; insomnia, addictions; weight loss issues; phobias or need help with any confidence issues give me a call for a chat on 07795964066 or send me a text or an email ( to see how hypnotherapy could help you.

Problems can seem overwhelming but you can be helped to be back in control. Some of the reasons you may choose to contact me include:

1. I am a full time, experienced, qualified hypnotherapist and have been a practising hypnotherapist for more than ten years.  

2. I am registered with the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and abide by their Code of Ethics;

3. I have been the Standards Officer for the National Council for Hypnotherapy for over five years. This role requires investigation and promotes the upholding of high professional and ethical standards expected of the Organisation

4. I am also a fully qualified Supervisor of other hypnotherapists.

5. I gave a clinic in Whitchurch, Cardiff and I offer flexible online appointments using Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime;

6. I have full professional liability insurance.

You will find lots more information about how I practise on my website:

One client suffering anxiety and emetophobia was so pleased with the outcome of her first session she sent me this kind message:

"Hi Sue, since my session with you everything has totally changed! It’s as if I’m living a normal life! It has made my life bearable again and I honestly cannot thank you enough! Words cannot describe how my life has turned around and I am not spending each day thinking "do I feel sick? Am I going to be sick? I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am. Thank you so much."

Miss D. Bridgend

How can Hypnotherapy help you?

"Research has shown that there is more scientific evidence for hypnotherapy than any other Complimentary Therapy ... by using hypnosis people can perform prodigious feats of will power and self healing"  The Health Education Authority

Hypnosis is the single most powerful psychotherapeutic tool for breaking the negative trance states of depression and anxiety. Using hypnosis the subconscious is stimulated to allow desired changes to occur which is made all the more effective because the conscious mind, often the part which stresses us, is quietened and relaxed.

It can help you make changes with:

anxiety; depression; addictions, anger, blood pressure, blushing, lack of confidence; presentation anxiety; social anxiety; weight control, sleeping difficulties, IBS, relationship/marital difficulties, migraine, nail-biting, nightmares, obsessions, pain control, panic attacks, phobias, sexual problems, skin disorders, stress, trauma flashbacks and many other troublesome issues.

Hypnosis is a normal and natural method of altering someone's state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing but at one with deep concentration.

Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic change. Dwelling on the origins or causes of the problem will not be necessary.

Brief or Solution Focused Therapy: Brief therapy also called “Solution-Focused Brief Therapy” uses practical, modern and well researched strategies including the best of CBT and NLP to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. It works by awakening abilities that often appear beyond the person’s conscious control. It is particularly helpful with confidence and self esteem problems and is now recognised as one of the most successful interventions (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of depression and anxiety (including panic attacks, agoraphobia, IBS etc).

Excess and sustained stress can have a major effect on our health.  We are often unaware of the negative impact stress has on our subconscious minds until we becoming consciously preoccupied with how we feel. Often by then we feel things are out of control. Hypnotherapy can help by working to reduce these effects so you can gain a better perspective; feeling more in control; improving confidence; motivation and self esteem.

Initial Consultation

Each client is invited to make initial consultation with no obligation to make any further appointments. The initial consultation provides an opportunity for you to determine whether hypnotherapy is right for you and to create a programme tailored to your needs and you will receive a complimentary recording to begin the process. Clients have told me the initial consultation was enlightening for them, because by understanding how our brain works, they feel empowered to make changes. They feel less daunted.

During the consultation I demonstrate how our thoughts can cause us to become stuck, anxious or depressed and explain how these thoughts can shift and provide you with tools and techniques to assist.

Where and When?

  • The Whitchurch Clinic, Church Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff  CF14 1DG
  • Barefoot Studio, Unit 50, Vale Business Park, Llandow, Nr Cowbridge CF71 7PF
  • Please have a look at my website:
  • Call or text me on 07795 964066
  • Email me from the above link or from my website and I will reply to you.

How many sessions will I need?

Change can be stimulated relatively quickly as you can see from Miss D's testimonial above, and therefore can require comparatively few sessions:

Most clients notice improvements during the week after their first appointment.

The average length of treatment varies according to the individual but is generally under eight sessions.

Phobias such as spiders, flying, public-speaking etc., can be removed quickly, generally in three to four sessions. Painful memories and traumatic experiences can often be dealt with in the same way. Certain phobias aren't true phobias, e.g claustrophobia, agoraphobia and these require more sessions to enable us to reduce or remove the underlying anxieties causing the problem.

Smoking Cessation usually requires one session of up to two hours.

What will I need to do to help myself?

It is important to understand that hypnotherapy is not a magic pill. The client's own commitment to change and to work with me is fundamental to making that desired change a reality.

As with anything worth achieving your 100% commitment is essential and can pay dividends.

I look forward to hearing about positive things which have occurred to you between sessions and as you find the problem shifting so you will have more positive events to tell me about.

Also listening to my recording each night before sleeping continues the process between sessions and this forms an important part of the programme. Clients who commit to doing this tend to progress more quickly

Making the first step is often the hardest. Contact me on 07795964066 or if you would like to have a chat about hypnotherapy or to consider arranging an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Why choose me?

It is important to know that anyone can call themselves a psychotherapist or hypnotherapist. Therefore when searching for a person to work with, it is essential to satisfy yourself of the therapist's professional qualifications and credentials. I am an accredited member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy MNCH (Acc) as well as the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Both bodies have strict Codes of Ethical Conduct, which I uphold.

My Background

My background is in the legal profession for 25 years in Cardiff, Newport and Bristol with most of them spent as a family lawyer. It was while I was working in my legal role I developed a passion for helping my clients to address their personal difficulties and achieve the best outcome for them.  Many of the skills transferred to my career in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, including vital thorough listening and identifying bespoke ways to promote improved thought processes. I am motivated by the simplicity of how so many desired changes can be made without the need for an agonisingly lengthy process.

By using the techniques of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, NLP and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy I enjoy seeing my clients' delight when their efforts are rewarded.

Member organisations


National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

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

Specialising in anxiety related issues; Weight Management, Smoking Cessation, Fertility problems; Children issues; Teenagers and self esteem


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

  • Insurance company approved
  • free telephone consultation available 
  • Individual sessions costs £65 (up to 55 mins)
  • Evening (6.30pm and on) and weekend sessions £75
  • Initial consultation fee £65 
  • Smoking Cessation one session only costs £175 (between 90 - 120 mins)
  • From time to time block course discounts and concessions may be available 
  • Please see for details.

My training and experience helps stimulates change in clients and generally requires relatively few sessions but will depend on the individual circumstance.

Change and improvement is directly related to client's commitment to their goal and willingness to fully cooperate with the therapy.

When I work

Appointments available to suit your needs in Cardiff and Cowbridge including evenings and weekends. Please leave a message if I am with a client & I will respond as soon as possible.

The Whitchurch Clinic, 2 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1DG

Barefoot Studio Unit 50, Vale Business Park, Llandow, Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71 7PF

Type of session

In person