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About me

Hi, and a warm welcome to taking your first steps towards the improved and healthier you!

My name is Vaiva, I am a fully qualified and nationally accredited clinical hypnotist and NLP coach, specialising in reducing anxiety, boosting confidence, motivation and sports performance.

You probably already know that Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to bring change and that it utilises hypnosis as a therapeutic technique to achieve a focused awareness or positive approach to create room for self-improvement by removing unwanted behaviors, thoughts, perceptions, and feelings, and building the new positive ones instead, so double the return!

By using a mixture of hypnosis, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral and thought re-patterning techniques (NLP) I aim to enable you to have a resolution to your issue in the shortest time possible based on your personal unique circumstances.

My sessions involve a few thought-repatterning, limiting beliefs challenging techniques as well as me guiding you into a wonderful state of a very relaxing and positive change bringing hypnotic rest. Many of my clients say 'WOW' after trying hypnosis and want to come back for more!

Just imagine what it would be like if only 2-3 hypnotherapy sessions will bring you the change that you are currently looking for, in the long run saving you both time and money, and helping you to see a noticeable change, feel better and be in tune with yourself.

If you are interested in booking a hypnosis session or would like a confidential discussion about how I may be able to help your issue, please feel free to call, text, leave a WhatsApp message, or contact me via email.

I look forward to hearing from you because working together we can find a solution to your issue far quicker than you might imagine now.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BSc (Hons) degree and I earned my practitioner diploma in clinical hypnotherapy and a diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Endorsed by ‘The Professional Guild of NLP’) after attending a face to face training course approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continual Professional Development (CPD).

I am continually expanding my knowledge and skill required for safe and effective practice, and have a great success rate with helping my clients.


  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Biology
  • Central Academy of Clinical Hypnosis & NLP Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (DipHyp)
  • Practitioner Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLPprac)
  • Hypnotherapy Weight Management Specialist Training Course
  • Hypnotherapy Smoking Cessation Specialist Training Course


  • Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)
  • Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists Accredited Practitioner (CRSST-reg)
  • Licensed Hypno-Band Practitioner

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

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.

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

- Weight Management & Various Eating Issues
- Binge Eating, Emotional Eating, Sugar/Chocolate Addiction, Fussy Eating
- Habits & Addictions
- Quit Smoking, Vaping, Binge Drinking, Cannabis/Cocaine Abuse
- Nail Biting, Hair Pulling
- Excessive Shopping, Internet Addiction
- Performance
- Social Anxiety
- Emetophobia
- Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disturbance
- Confidence Building
- Personal Development
- Motivation & Positive Thinking
- Increased Sense of Well-being
- Fitness Motivation & Sports Performance
- Support and Relief Alongside Your Regular Treatments for Pain, IBS, and Other Medical Conditions
- Fear of Dentists, Fear of Needles, Fear of Blood, Fear of Dogs, Fear of Flying, Fear of Heights, Fear of Elevators, Fear of Spiders, Fear of Driving, Social Phobia, Fear of Exams, Fear of Failure


Additional information

Hypnosis Session Fee – £80

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Session Fee – £175

I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation to discuss your situation and to answer whatever questions you may have. Please contact me to arrange this at a time to suit you.

What to Expect in Your First Session:

When you contact me for your free initial telephone consultation, we will discuss what you want to change in your life and how the change will make a noticeable impact.

The first consultation is likely to last 90 minutes and will consist of two parts – gaining your medical history and confirmation of the treatment method followed by the first therapy. Subsequent sessions are likely to take around 60 minutes each. The exception to this are the effective stop smoking hypnotherapy appointments designed for great results and last around 2 hours.

I will briefly explain how our brain works in an easy-to-understand way, allowing you to make useful sense of neuroscience and neuroplasticity and their application in your daily life to benefit you. I will then help you to discover ‘the difference that makes the difference‘ to stay motivated whilst you undergo the therapy and to manage much better the issues that you want to change using thought re-patterning techniques (NLP) alongside hypnosis itself.

Your questions are very welcome at this stage and throughout the therapy. The issue is not how many questions you may have but how much clarity you gain and how comfortable you feel with all aspects of the therapy.


Monday to Sunday

9am to 9pm

Further information

Location & Appointments:

The Regency Practice Cheltenham is located opposite the library, museum, and the Boston Tea Party with plenty of convenient parking options close by.

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Kind Words:

“I came to Vaiva just before Christmas as I struggling with some personal issues. Vaiva is very welcoming and understanding. I did have my reservations at first but after just 2 sessions with her I felt amazing. I would highly recommend Vaiva to anybody.” – S.B

"I was a little sceptical about using hypnosis but Vaiva is very reassuring and clearly is very competent. I noticed a difference from the first week and as well as helping me with my main issue, it also helped me to relax more and feel more confident. I would definitely recommend Vaiva as a hypnotist.” – Sarah

"Couldn’t be happier with my experience with Vaiva. Easy to talk to, inspiring and effective! Results achieved and left me interested in what else hypnotherapy could help me with...I’ll be back!"

“I used to drive as a confident driver, but then 5 years ago I developed what I can only describe as a “phobia .” I visited Vaiva at her Cheltenham practice and having had 2 sessions with her I have started driving again. I am so relieved and happy. I would like to thank her so very much for this, and urge anyone with a phobia of any kind to get in touch with her and make an APPOINTMENT!” – With thanks Mrs R. S.

“Amazing experience and treatment. Vaiva is… exceptional. Highly recommended” – T. SB

"I am feeling good! I still do not smoke and that is the main thing! I think about it sometimes but, considering I smoked for so long, not as often as I would expect." - B.P.

"I can't recommend Vaiva highly enough! I had tried pills, patches and everything else with no success. Vaiva took the time to understand why I smoked and how I wanted to address stopping smoking. I couldn't tell you much about the hypnotherapy, other than that it was very relaxing and I have not smoked for over 2 weeks now - no cravings, no replacements!! The whole experience was very relaxed and easy thanks to Vaiva - thank you! - D. F.

The Regency Practice
42 Clarendon House
Clarence Street
GL50 3PL

Type of session

In person


Vaiva Jakimaviciene

Vaiva Jakimaviciene