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Dip CHyp, HPD, NLP prac, MNCH (Acc), EBT Coach, EFT pract

About me

I am a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, Author and Emotional Brain Training (EBT) coach working in Wimbledon and practising since 2007. 

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern therapeutic approach that is significantly different from other forms of traditional hypnotherapy. It derives its influence from other past and present psychological techniques whilst remaining at the cutting edge of modern day scientific breakthroughs. Cognitive hypnotherapists use hypnosis, NLP and other techniques in a way that speaks directly to your unconscious mind to assist you in breaking unwanted habits, overcoming personal problems and reconnecting you to your true self - which is full of boundless wisdom and power.

I like to work very holistically, incorporating a number of approaches that I have personally used myself and have found to be very effective. I, therefore, utilise a combination of neuroscience concepts (knowing how the brain stores information and understanding mind/body connections to create new, healthier patterns of thinking and behaving); stress science; NLP tools and strategies; energy work (EFT and visualisation); mindfulness concepts and hypnotic suggestion, to effect the desired changes you are seeking in your life. I, of course, also provide a safe space in which you can just talk and share how you are feeling along with providing you with tools for life that you can use, when needed, in everyday situations.

I believe that there is no one way to treat all of life's problems. Each person has their own unique personality and personal history - including you! Thus, Inner Balance Hypnotherapy sessions are tailored personally to your needs and expectations. Working together, we can change your old ways of thinking, feeling and behaving forever and move closer to the goal of unlocking and achieving your true potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

After years of suffering from anxiety and panic attacks and finding relief from hypnotherapy and NLP, I am passionate about helping people overcome a variety of issues quickly and safely.

I became a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner after completing a rigorous training programme with the internationally recognised Quest Institute. Graduation from Quest and the passing of the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma leads to license from the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) - a professional membership and regulatory body for qualified hypnotherapists. The NCH ensures that its members adhere to a strict code of ethics and are committed to ongoing professional development. As hypnotherapy is largely unregulated in the UK, it is important to choose a hypnotherapist that is well trained, fully insured, and that is committed to following the rules and regulations of a reputable regulatory body.
I am trained in using Cognitive Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, EBT and am a trained Meditation Teacher.

Don't just take my word for it:

I thought Gianna was extremely approachable and made me feel instantly comfortable in her company. I think this was essential in me feeling relaxed and therefore ensuring the hypnotherapy was successful. In my case, I was very nervous about getting married and hate being the centre of attention, but Gianna taught me how to turn nervous energy into something good, rather than something that controlled me. I definitely felt that I handled myself better at my wedding than I thought I would and I put this down to my sessions with Gianna. I am continuing to use the techniques I learnt when nervous and will continue to do so.

LD, Wimbledon

I saw Gianna for low confidence and anxiety issues. I was feeling really out of sorts, having problems at work in and in my relationship, and was looking for a solution. Gianna made me feel instantly comfortable and took time to explain to me how beliefs and ideas about myself got "downloaded" into my brain and after the first session I felt like I already knew myself better. By the end of the 4th session, I was feeling a lot more confident and am now able to manage my anxiety symptoms much more easily. I am coping much better at work and my relationship with my husband is improving. Thank you so much for your help!

M.C., Southfields

Thank you so much for all your help. I definitely feel a lot less anxious than I did before I met you & already my confidence has improved massively! I'm really surprised at how just simple changes like not dwelling on negative thoughts can make such a massive difference both mentally & physically. This is definitely something I will practice every day. Thank you also for all the extra resources you have provided such as the mp3 files & the thought journals. They are, and I'm sure they will continue to be, extremely useful. I just want you to know how much coming to see you has helped me. You're so friendly & welcoming & I felt instantly at ease with you.

K.D, North London

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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

EFT, NLP, HypnoCBT, Mindfulness, Emotional Brain Training (EBT), Inner Child Work


£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Cognitive Therapy (including Hypnotherapy) sessions - £120 initial session (1.5 hours),  £90 per 1 hour session, thereafter (£80 online)

EFT only sessions - £80 for one hour sessions (£70 online)

When I work

Evenings, Friday mornings and afternoons, some weekends

Further information

If you have any questions that you would like to email me in advance or during sessions, you can do so to

Please check out my book, 'You Can Choose To Be Joyful - Strategies for creating more joy in your life, backed by science' on Amazon worldwide. Each chapter discusses a particular strategy (such as mindfulness, meditation or cultivating compassion) and backs up why these strategies work by science. There are also exercises at the end of each that can be practiced in order to move the brain away from negativity and towards joy.

London, Greater London, SW19

Type of session

In person
Home visits