Susi Barber CertHypCS MHS. Hypnotherapy in Oxfordshire

Susi Barber CertHypCS MHS.  Hypnotherapy in Oxfordshire

Ashcroft Therapy Centre
Hudson Street
OX15 0SW


01869 347146

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Ashcroft Therapy Centre
Hudson Street
OX15 0SW


01869 347146

About me

Susi Barber CertHypCS MHS
Qualified Professional Hypnotherapist

I'm a Psychotherapist specialising in Counselling and Hypnotherapy, and I'm glad you found your way here.  Are you experiencing anxiety?  Too much stress?  Difficult sleep patterns?  You may be suffering from depression, a phobia, past trauma or unwanted habit.

Counselling and Hypnotherapy are useful in helping with all of those issues, but just in case your problem is not listed above, there's also Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), addictions, compulsion, smoking, unwanted eating patterns & bingeing, fear of dentist, spider phobia, and old ingrained fears, to add to the list.

How's it going?

It's OK. you're not on your own, but sometimes, life can feel like a nightmare.  Don't  continue with just 'coping'?  With professional help and support, things could be so much better.

Your Initial Consultation is free, and this gives us the opportunity to discuss what's worrying you, and to look at the best Therapy for you.

get in touch to make a difference.
Susi Barber CertHypCS MHS

Hypnotherapy in Oxfordshire  
Banbury . Bicester . Chipping Norton . Deddington . North Oxon .  Oxford . Woodstock
Hypnotherapist in Deddington    .    Hypnotherapist in Bicester    .    Hypnotherapist in Woodstock 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)

Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (CertHypCS)

Aim Awards Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Level 4 (QCF)

Cert. Mindfulness for Anxiety & Depression

Cert. Patterns of behaviour

Cert. Personality Disorders

Cert. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Cert. Social Anxiety

Cert. Weight loss

Cert. Anxiety & panic attacks

Cert. Treating Panic Disorder

Vocational experience in Bereavement & Loss.

I am in Practice at the Ashcroft Therapy Centre, Deddington, Oxfordshire OX15 0SW.

Details also available direct from your GP at the Deddington Health Centre and Bicester Health Centre.

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited register membership

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

quit smoking. QUIT SMOKING!  (yes, shouting now)

.. how do you feel?  When did you last feel on top of the World?

Want to become a non-smoker – have the ability to breathe deeply again, wake each morning feeling free as a bird, no habit holding you back?  So many questions.

Open up to total confidence – and optimum health.

Quit smoking – two consecutive sessions to change everything.

£100 for a limited time only.

Happiness. A new Therapy          
Did you know there are foods which help us to feel happy? Some foods, by contrast, can make us miserable.

Reach your optimum happiness strata by finding out how to use different foods to your advantage. Learn about real mindfulness, easily and naturally adapting calming ritual into everyday life, changing how we view things, changing the way we handle life ( - we cover the 12 principles of Zen. It’s OK, much simpler than you might imagine), B...enefit from simple exercise techniques which fit into daily life, and find out why you should spend more time outdoors. Also benefit from hypnotherapy and learn the principle of self-suggestion for enhanced self-esteem and confidence building. You will also learn how to listen to your own intuition. Happiness Therapy. Ready to improve your whole wellbeing?

The sleep seeker                           
Your day is over.  There is no more you can do today.   Prepare your mind for sleep.  Deep, relaxing sleep.  You are supported, you are comfortable and, as you settle down, ask yourself, where will I go?  Remind yourself that this is your time...

Everything you want is possible.  The way to relaxation is not rocket science, but sometimes we need a little help to reach the stars.  Find out how to take that journey.

Driving Disorientation
(and related driving issues)
- Vertigo, loss of confidence on motorways, confusion in traffic flow or rain, fear of driving in the dark – all are far more common that we imagine.  You’re a qualified driver, fit & well, eyes checked regularly, and yet these inhibitions have become an inate fear, limiting driving confidence.

In Therapy we discuss in confidence your own responses to road situations, and look at any issues which concern you, then using modern hypnotherapy methods we begin to dispel those anxieties, moving on to improve all aspects of cognitive behavior (that’s your perception and judgment in driving terms). Re-gain belief in yourself and your driving skill, making driving responsive, inter-active and pleasurable.

New-Life Therapy
YES YOU CAN!   During his Term of Office, Barack Obama struck gold with his statement ‘Yes We Can’. I’m inspired by this simple phrase of three words. Words with such potential they never fail to bring a lightbulb moment – a realisation that we have great possibilities – each and every one of us.

Visualise, and you bring into focus your inborn power. Too often, this is latent – and what a waste. You already know you have great potential, just look at all the possibilities you’ve thought about in the past! Think about the wonderful creativity you’ve hidden away for too long.

Realise your potential through New-Life Therapy, using hypnotherapy & Counselling to discover new skills and energy you’ve only dreamed of ‘till now. Acknowledge latent creative powers, build supreme confidence in daily life, focusing, developing and achieving the goals of your wildest dreams. ‘Yes You Can!’

Nurture Plan    
You can't hate yourself slimmer.  Move on from the pointless cycle of emotional eating, starving, bingeing and guilt with Nurture Plan. Learning to nurture your body with the right foods, at the right time.  Receiving the right support to help you on your journey to find the real You.  Finding happiness, serenity, self-esteem and confidence on the journey.   There's no need to starve yourself any more.  Reach your ideal weight by changing habits to improve health & wellbeing,  Relish good food - the right food, to sate hunger, dispel craving, cease bingeing and avoid guilt.  This Plan will change the way you look at life. Achieve total confidence and the long-term lifestyle you really desire.

You can also sculpt your body with the right exercise for you. Add 5 sessions with Personal Trainer Charlotte,  as part of your Plan.

Post-surgery Recovery
In our brain the Autonomic Nervous system is responsible for controlling involuntary body functions. Hypnotherapy can help the whole system to relax - calming heart rate, aiding digestion, and healing and strengthening the immune system.' Healing Plan' Hypnotherapy will boost the healing process, generate a feeling of wellness and accelerate your successful recovery.  
...GET WELL SOON!                 

Walk & Talk Therapy 
Love Walking? Talking Therapy with a qualified Therapist works well for worries, stress, anxiety - and can also help with weight loss.  Now you can benefit from Walk & Talk Therapy as we walk outdoors in peaceful surroundings. This is not hypnotherapy but a talking Therapy Session, whilst enjoying the views and gentle calm of grand gardens in the English Cotswolds.  You will improve on so many levels with this innovative Therapy. I can't recommend it enough!

NEW INFORMATION ON DEMENTIA  - Recent research by University of  Liverpool Dr Simon  Duff suggests that hypnotherapy can help people living with dementia -

“Participants who are aware of the onset of dementia may become depressed and anxious at their gradual loss of cognitive ability …… so hypnosis - which is a tool for relaxation - can really help the mind concentrate on positive activity like socialization ….. those having regular hypnosis sessions showed real improvement across all of the areas that we looked at.”

Dr Dan Nightingale, co-author of the research and leading dementia consultant at the Abacus Clinic in Newark, added: "Evidence to date has shown that we can enhance the quality of life for people living with dementia through the correct use of hypnosis…”

Source: The National Hypnotherapy Society  Newsletter.2016.

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Your Initial Consultation
      -    Free

Psychotherapy, Counselling

& Hypnotherapy                    -    All sessions £60 

Further information


I respect my Clients' privacy so do not normally ask for reviews.

Your security under GDPR requirements
o All sessions are confidential.
o Personal data is stored and disposed of securely according to the
requirements stipulated by my Society (National Hypnotherapy Society).
o Data is never shared.

What is the General Data Protection Regulations, 2018 (GDPR) and how does it affect me?

The GDPR replaces the 1998 Data Protection Act to ensure your personal and sensitive, confidential data is kept private and held securely, being processed in the way that you have agreed to. It is there to protect your rights as a consumer of a service or product that might involve your identifiable data, e.g. your name and address or whether you have a specific condition. It also covers any session records, text messages or emails we exchange.

How long will you hold my information for?

I am regulated by the National Hypnotherapy Society an organisation that currently stipulates I must hold your data for 3 years after your final session. Therefore, all records will be deleted in the January after the above retention scales.

What if I don’t want my records to be held for that long?

Under the GDPR you can make a request in writing to me, for all your records to be deleted. In this case all your paper records would be shredded with a cross shredding machine and any electronic data such as emails or text messages would be permanently deleted from the devices they are stored on. I would have to save the request for deletion you made but would not save any other data.

Why do you need to record this information?

I collect information about; why you are using the service, a small amount of medical information, relevant background information and brief session notes. This enables me to provide a high quality service to you, ensuring I am equipped with the knowledge of our previous discussions prior to each session. Your contact details / address and Doctors details will only be used with your explicit consent.

What lengths are made to ensure my information is held securely?

Hardcopy documents – Are all stored in a locked cabinet in a locked room.

Text messages – My work phone is secured with a pin code.

Emails – My email account requires a user name and password.

Is what we discuss kept confidential?

Everything we talk about during our sessions are strictly confidential between you and me. To ensure I am doing my job effectively and that I have the right support, I may discuss elements of our sessions with my supervisor. During these discussions I do not disclose any details that may identify you to my supervisor, and my supervisor also adheres to the GDPR.

What if I see you outside of the session?

If we see each other outside of a session I will smile but will not engage in any further conversation to ensure your confidentiality. You are welcome to share with other people about the therapy you are receiving, but I am obligated by GDPR law to ensure your confidentiality is protected. I would request that in order to ensure the success of your treatment, that you refrain from discussing your treatment with me outside of your sessions.

What about other Health and Social Care Professionals?

As I adhere to the GDPR any contact with your GP or other Health Professions would only be made with your signed consent.  If I was issued with a Police Warrant or Court Order for your information, by law I would also have to provide them with your information.

How long will each session be and how much will they cost?

Sessions are usually 50 minutes or thereabouts   Sessions will begin weekly at first, unless, by mutual agreement, we decide otherwise.   Over time we can spread them out over longer periods dependent on your individual needs and circumstances.

What if I’m running late?

Please do your best to let me know if you are running late by e.mail.  Don’t text as my mobile ‘phone is not switched on when I am working,  but I can check e.mails on my laptop.

What if I need to rearrange my session?

If you provide less than 48 hours’ notice, the charge for that session is still payable and if you cancel more than two appointments I will have to request that any future appointments are payable in full to secure your appointment slot.

This is a commitment between us both as therapist and client, and the treatment is unlikely to help if you are not committed to your appointments and the work we do together.

If I need to rearrange a session I will let you know at my earliest opportunity and would hope you might approach our sessions with the same ethos. In extreme circumstances, I may choose to waver the cancellation fee e.g. severe disruptive weather conditions.

Would you as my therapist ever choose to end my treatment early?

If I am subjected to abuse by you, or by someone else acting in your interests, I may end our therapy with no notice.

By coming for this treatment, you agree to a commitment of weekly sessions at first, changing to what we see fit when it is appropriate, and by mutual agreement. Your commitment to these sessions is essential and if you fail to attend sessions, or regularly cancel and rearrange sessions it is unlikely you will gain the benefits that come with regular Therapy. If you are not able to commit to weekly sessions at first then it is best to postpone treatment until you are able to commit to the recommended number of initial sessions.

Signed Consent (in line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (2018))

As the processing of your personal data is required to enable me to provide you with a service, I do not require consent from you to hold your information securely or to provide you with this service, but I do require your consent to my Terms and Conditions (a hard copy will be presented to you), and I take this opportunity to assure you I adhere to all laws and procedures relating to data protection (Article 9,paragraph 2, (h) of the GDPR) and will only use your data to provide you with this service and for any further reason you explicitly consent to on the Terms & Conditions.

Susi Barber CertHypCSMHS                                                                          May 2 0 1 8

Deddington, OX15 0SW
Bicester, OX25

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: French


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


9.30am - 6.30pm weekdays. Other times available by arrangement. e.mail: or you can call me on 01869 347146.

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