About me

Hi, I’m Victoria Racey,

I’m a down to earth London girl that's always had a passion and desire to help people.

I first started learning about hypnotherapy over 20 years ago whilst working in the corporate environment. They didn’t call it hypnotherapy but that's what it was... I loved the material and there my interest really grew.

Since first becoming a therapist back in 2002… I’ve used these incredibly effective methods, unashamedly for my own self improvement. I’ve changed unhealthy habits, phobias, pain, managed stress and anxiety.

I really do understand the challenges and mindset of a smoker, I’ve been there even though it was a very long time ago. I’ve had two children without medical pain control. I’ve used pain control and mindfulness to manage years of chronic arthritis. I’ve learnt to manage my weight. I survived and thrived a divorce. Enjoy being a mother & a foster carer. I've relocated three times & am now settled in Swindon, Wiltshire with the loves of my life following my life purpose…

Life is constantly changing and evolving we can’t always manage what happens around us but we are able to learn valuable techniques, new life skills to help us make better choices. We can develop new behaviours and more empowering ways of thinking. Our thought patterns really are the key to our making better lifestyle choices & cultivating a healthy self-esteem.

I’d love to share these methods with you so you too can live the life you really want and deserve.

With the right mindset we can achieve what we once felt was impossible. By changing our thought patterns we can manage stress, overcome phobias, anxiety, change a habit of a lifetime in a heartbeat & go on to achieve what we once perceived as impossible.

What to expect when working with me

We’ll meet in therapeutic and relaxing surroundings - your privacy, confidentiality and comfort is always priority. You’ll never feel compelled to do or say anything that goes against your core values or beliefs. Be assured that during hypnotherapy you cannot and will not ever say or do anything that you wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing with me outside of hypnosis. You can be assured that I’ll always have your best interests and goals at the focal point of our work together.

You’ll be in a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment. Being open and honest will enhance your therapeutic journey and the efficacy of our work together. Whilst we get to know one another you’ll gain a better understanding of what the process will entail. You really should only work with a therapist that you feel comfortable with. I can help you make significant changes to your life & lifestyle, overcome addiction, change habits, work on stress & anxiety related issues, manage your weight or free you of a phobia.

I use a combination of Hypnotherapy, RTT, CBT, Mindfulness and NLP to create a therapeutic plan of action tailored to meet each clients needs and desired outcomes. I teach all of my clients great coping skills and strategies that they're encouraged to use in everyday life. The aim is to create independence and resilience whilst reinforcing all that is done during our sessions together.

I'll be delighted to help you so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully insured & accredited Hypnotherapist, and I'm registered with:

  • General Hypnotherapy Register – GHR
  • Complementary & National Healthcare Council – CNHC
  • National Council of Hypnotherapy – NCH
  • Marisa Peer - Rapid Transformational Therapy RTT

I first trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP with Anthony Robbins whilst working for a training company that specialised in attitudinal based training & coaching in the workplace. This introduced me to the work of Richard Bandler the creator of NLP I went on to complete the NLP practitioner course in the late 1990’s. During this training I decided to become a fully licensed & accredited Counsellor and Hypnotherapist.

Qualified in 2002 at the UK College of Complimentary Health Care based in St Charles Hospital, Notting Hill, London & Wembley Centre for Health & Care, I learnt Ericksonian based Hypnotherapy combined with Person Centred Counselling. We were taught how to work alongside the NHS, follow the codes of conduct set out by the GHR and become fully accredited and insured Hypnotherapists.

I completed a course in Cognitive, Behavioural Mindfulness at Oxford Mindfulness Centre this combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness. My most recent Diploma in Cognitive, Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBT) combines CBT with Hypnotherapy. I completed this Diploma at The UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy. This method takes a clinical evidence based approach and combines  Cognitive, Behavioural, Therapy (CBT) one of the most effective and now well used therapies and combines it with Hypnosis making it very effective. This course is also approved by The British Psychological Society, General Hypnotherapy Register, Complementary & National Healthcare Council and National Council of Hypnotherapy.

My most recent qualification is in Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) this is a fantastic new form of therapy. This method works really quickly to uncover the root cause of the issue and make long lasting changes.  This is an award winning therapy created by British celebrity therapist Marisa Peer. You can find me on her find a therapist register.

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.


The General Hypnotherapy Register

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.


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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

- Nail biting
- Motivation
- Smoking cessation
- Performance anxiety
- Weight management
- Mild depression / low mood
- Goal setting

If you’ve an issue you’d like to work on but don’t see it listed on my profile, please do not hesitate to contact me. I’ll do my best to assist you or signpost you to another therapist that can help you.

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Additional information

FREE 30 minute discovery call...

Please call and book a FREE 30 minute discovery call. This is a great opportunity for you to explore what you're looking to achieve and learn how I can help you reach your goals.

Initial Consultations

The initial consultation is a very important piece of work that forms the foundation of all of our work together & builds the framework of future sessions. This is the longest session and takes 90-120 minutes. I charge £75 per hour.

Therapy packages are available to bring the cost per hour down.  Please ask or see my website www.changebythought.co.uk

Hypnotherapy is a short term therapy usually six sessions is enough. During the Initial Consultation, I like to agree six sessions with clients with a review during session four. In the review we’ll look at your progress and consider how we move forward. You may well have achieved your goal.


Change by Thought is able to accept Cash, Bank transfer, PayPal or all major Credit or Debit cards. Payment is made at the time of booking before we start work.


You're welcome to email or call at any time that is convenient for you. I will then contact you for your FREE 30 minute discovery call.

Further information

I'm based in the heart of Old Town Swindon in the Counselling & psychotherapy center, 23, Bath Road, SN1 

There is plenty of parking available. When you book I'll send you confirmation and a map showing my location and the best places to park.

There is also good access to public transport close by.


Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I also offer online therapy to those that can't meet me at my therapy room. Please don't hesitate to ask for more information.

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Victoria Racey

Victoria Racey