James Holmes

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Hampshire Hypnotherapy & Counselling Centre Ltd
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Fareham PO15 & Southampton SO15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I’m James Holmes, cofounder of the Hampshire Hypnotherapy and Counselling Centre & Fareham Counselling Centre. Over the past 20 years, my passion has been to help improve people’s lives, and to propel those individuals on a path towards living the most extraordinary life possible.

As one of the U.K.’s thought leaders on belief systems and human potential, I have dedicated years to helping people challenge how they think. The resulting outcome of this is improved health and happiness levels along with better mental well-being and resilience. I believe I can do that for you also.

To try and reach as many people as possible with my unique transformative method, in 2022 I wrote the book ‘How to Overcome the Bully in Your Brain’. I have been thrilled by the reaction to this book, and to watch it not only become a best seller but to be awarded self-help book of the year 2022.

I have a particular interest in helping people overcome whatever it has been in life that is holding them back. This could be anything from addictions, depression and anxiety to their own self-limiting beliefs. If you want your life to be transformed in the shortest imaginable time, and to completely turn your life around, then reach out to me at the contact details on this website. I look forward to meeting you in person.

Until then

Best wishes


P.S: Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a client I had worked with several years ago. This client had suffered from depression for years and had been close to suicide. I worked with him to learn how to manage his thinking and challenge his beliefs, and he began to really flourish and enjoy life far more than he ever had before. As a lovely twist to the story, one day he was driving over a bridge, a bridge which sadly had often been used by people wishing to take their own life. He encountered a young man trying to do just that. He got out of his car, sat with this individual and taught him the techniques that I had passed on to him years before. As a result, this individual, fortunately, chose not to take his life that day and is now getting the help he needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • James Holmes MIAPH (Acc) D.Hyp (Adv) B. Ed

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

  • Obesity
  • Driving Test Nerves
  • Hypnotherapy for Children and Teenagers
  • Stop Smoking/ Vaping
  • Skin Picking/ Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania)
  • Low Mood


£55.00 - £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Free introductory consultation

We really hope that you have been able to find the answers to most of your general questions about hypnosis, hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis on this website. We understand that you will almost certainly have questions about your own personal symptoms so we offer a free initial consultation.

Your initial consultation is free and without obligation. You can meet with your therapist and discuss which therapy would be best for you to get you the results you want. Just give us a call today and make your appointment. Your call is free, completely confidential and will always be answered by one of our therapists in person. If we are with clients when you call you will be able to leave a message on our secure voicemail and one of our team will call you back as soon as they are free. If you prefer you can e-mail our therapists instead.

Virtual gastric band hypnosis therapy

  • Consultation Charge – Free
  • Six Gastric Band Hypnosis Sessions – £575 (total cost).

Weight loss hypnotherapy (change your relationship with food for good without the misery of dieting)

  • Consultation Charge – Free
  • Fee - £75 per session (usually five sessions) (pay in full for your five weight loss sessions at first session and save £50! Total cost £325).

Suggestion therapy – making positive changes

  • For nail-biting, pre-test/exam nerves, interview nerves, etc. Usually requires between one to four sessions
  • Fee - £75 per session.

Smoking cessation

We will help you stop smoking easily. Only one session is required, and the fee is only £297! You will leave us a very happy non-smoker with our unique stop smoking session. Imagine how fantastic your life will be as a non-smoker after only one life-changing session!

If you want the best stop smoking therapy in the South then call today and book now to see the South’s stop smoking specialists.

Hypno-analysis – resolving underlying causes

  • For symptoms such as depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, fears, phobias, Emetophobia (fear of being sick), sexual problems etc. Usually requires between 6 and 12 separate weekly sessions (8 on average)
  • Fee £75 per session.

Therapy for children (bedwetting, school phobia, eating problems, fears etc.)

  • We help children to free themselves of their bottled up emotions by using a wonderfully relaxing and powerful therapy called the ‘Blowaway Technique’
  • Fee £75 per session.

Individual counselling

  • Fee £60 per session
  • Six counselling sessions paid for in advance £330 (a saving of £30).

Couples counselling

  • Fee £75 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Our office is open from 9 am to 8.30 PM daily and from 8.30 am am to 4 pm on Saturdays and from 10 am until 5 pm on Sundays.

Further information

James is the author of the bestselling award-winning book 'How to Overcome the Bully in your Brain. His unique specialism is in helping people to overcome their self-limiting beliefs and achieve they life they want and deserve. More information can be found here: https://bullyinyourbrain.co.uk/

Success stories of clients from Hampshire Hypnotherapy and Counselling Centre have been featured regularly in the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Huffington Post and on TV's 'How to Lose Weight Well' with Dr Xand van Tulleken. They also feature regularly on BBC Radio Solent.

Spaces Centre, 4500 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7FH

Cumberland House, Grosvenor Square, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2BG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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