About me

Are you struggling with life – low confidence, overwhelmed by stress and negative thoughts, headaches / other anxiety related symptoms?

Would you like this to change, to take more control over your life?

You’re not alone! I have helped others to find their way to a new beginning and I can help you too.      

We will work together (online or in person) to provide you with your own special route to finding your best self, feeling happy and confident, looking forward to a positive future. You will also have some tools to use in future when life’s inevitable problems try to trip you up.  (Please scroll down to see some testimonials that show what I've achieved to date.)

I use modern therapy methods along with the great advantage of hypnosis to achieve fast, lasting results, tackling phobias as well as stress. Hypnosis provides a lovely, safe relaxation that gives you a break from your nagging inner voice that’s always “on-the-go”. It is a powerful psychotherapeutic tool which can be used to break the negative cycle of depression and anxiety.

So, if you are ready to change and need an affordable way to move forwards quickly without dwelling on past problems, please call me. No obligation. Free initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Trained as a Solution Focused Brief Therapy hypnotherapist with the Clifton Practice for Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT). This involved 10 months of practical and classroom work where the expectation was to work with clients from the outset.  Eight written case studies were required to qualify, as well as evidence of knowledge about other schools of therapy, running a hypnotherapy practice and being professional in every way.

DSFH (acc. by CPHT) HPD (acc. by the NCH))  mAfSFH

Member organisations

AfSFH

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

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

Deep relaxation for stroke victims.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

Being semi-retired, I am not wanting to create a busy practice with top-dollar prices.  I would like to help those who find themselves in difficult financial situations.  So my rates are:

First appointment (1 hour): Free

Subsequent sessions (1 hour): £45

All enquiries welcome. 

Many issues can be resolved in no more than 6 sessions. A discount of 10% for block bookings can be arranged.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
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I am available some evenings but definitely not Wednesdays. 

Further information

A few testimonials:

Depression and anxiety

“I can't thank Sylvia enough for the help she gave me in recovering from the depression and anxiety I suffered from for months during lockdown environment.

 I was initially sceptical but agreed to give hypnotherapy a go and haven't looked back since.

We started just with relaxation sessions, which are like a sort of guided meditation. To my great surprise, they calmed my frantic mind immediately and I began to look forward to them very much. I was undergoing CBT through the NHS at the time too and, although my practitioner was helpful and the CBS useful, there was always the pressure of time. That wasn't the case with Sylvia. She always made me feel completely relaxed and, for some reason I can't quite put my finger on, I felt it was much easier to open up and be honest about my feelings with her.

We had a number of sessions over a few months and after each I felt a little more grounded and a little less lacking in motivation. Although it was the CBT and the hypnotherapy, hand in hand, that helped me recover, I would give the lion's share of the credit to Sylvia. She is calm, understanding, thoughtful and has a lovely reading voice - I have a recording of her reading a relaxation script and still use it. ” - LA

Stroke

I was really struggling to get my husband to relax after his recent strokes.

We were introduced to Sylvia who is so calming whilst at the same time being really professional. Sylvia always allows my husband to go along at his own pace. He now sings Sylvia’s praises and really looks forward to his weekly session. He was very sceptical about doing mediation at the offset however now he’s ready and waiting for his next session.

A huge thanks to Sylvia for her time and commitment in bringing some normality back into our lives.” - Stroke victim's wife

Irrritable Bowel Syndrome

“I have irritable bowel syndrome, (IBS) which had been so troublesome for months that I felt desperate.  There was nothing specific that caused it except possibly my habitually stressed, anxious and tense state of mind.

So I underwent a short course of hypnotherapy with Sylvia Miller . . .  I felt an immediate improvement from the very first session, something which I would not have believed possible. I experienced a reduction in my fears from the outset.  

. . .my IBS is so much better and I don’t worry or stress about it… This has helped with all aspects of my life and I now feel confident that I can deal with any further attacks” - FD

Low Self-Esteem and Extreme Anxiety

“I came to Sylvia in October 2020 suffering from extreme anxiety, so extreme was that anxiety that my body mimicked heart attack several times a day. . . .  It was all in my head the doctor said as he left me to my own devices.

The hypnotherapy is a definite life changer, but I found Sylvia herself as the therapist was also a huge part of the healing. 

A lovely lady who invokes trust, which is immensely important to me, she was very patient with me throughout the entire process, encouraging, motivating, interesting, non judgemental. She helped me find my mojo, helped put a smile back on my face and a spring in my step. I cannot recommend her highly enough and I will forever be grateful. " - SH

Birmingham
West Midlands
B31

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online