About me

Hi, I'm Veronique and I specialise in working with your challenges around anxiety.

Do you often feel overwhelmed with where you are right now? Some of your symptoms might be:

  • day-to-day routine activities feeling challenging instead of easy
  • sleep issues (usually an early indicator)
  • stress is a constant part of not coping with things
  • thoughts feel like they flood you at times 

Most clients take ownership of this.
A little secret - it's not you, it's just your brain!

Introducing  - how your brain works

A really important part of my work is the neuroscientific bit.

Our brain is an enormously powerful tool. The first thing I do is teach you about your brain and how it puts you back in control of your life.

Our brain creates anxiety to protect us.

Once you realise it's not your fault, you'll start to unfold some of the negative thought patterns that are causing this. 

Your focus will change to your future.
Glimpses of confidence will help you develop a clearer vision.

It's amazing what happens once the overwhelm clears.
Clients learn to tap into the resources and skills that were already there in the first place. 
These can be put to better use as they start to work with your growing motivation and confidence!

Becoming a Positive Thinker

This 4-week course is created with neuroscience in mind. It takes 3-5 weeks to change or create neuro-pathways and change negative habits!

See the event listed at the end of my profile.

Helping others

Wanting to help other people is a fundamental part of my nature. Over the years I’ve had many care-related roles including work with children with special needs, in family therapy, developmental play and as a family support worker – I even co-wrote a children’s book to help prepare children for the arrival of a disabled sibling.

I’ve always had an interest in psychology and what makes people happy. I was also searching for this easier path for myself and I was in heaven when I found the combination of the solution focused approach and hypnotherapy.

I am the best example of this working! Today, I would describe myself as a very positive person.

“I had a beautiful session yesterday and can’t begin to share the amazing value and peacefulness I experienced. Thank you, Veronique Mertes, for sharing your amazing Hypnotherapy with me, and helping me along my journey.”

I will help you find a solution that exists within yourself, book your first session to start that journey today.

Training, qualifications & experience

Solution focused hypnotherapy at Clifton Practice Plymouth

Member organisations


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.


National Council for Hypnotherapy

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

PTSD - Dr Muss Method


From £45.00 to £150.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free 15 minute phone conversation

Initial Consultation: £45

Follow-up sessions: £65

Smoking cessation: £150 (one single 2h session) 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

In person sessions available Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

9 Bidders Close
Stoke Fleming

The Hen House

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client


Key details

DBS check

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