Claire Williamson

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Hypnotherapist Dip Cp, Dip Hyp, LHS MSC
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Southampton, Hampshire, SO32
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Claire and I have worked as a clinical Hypnotherapist since 2004.

You will be assured of a relaxed, friendly and professional service from my comfortable therapy room in Botley, Southampton and as well as from the prestigious Studio in Beaconsfield.

lm also happy to undertake remote sessions in any area of the country or internationally. Often being in familiar surroundings can enhance the relaxation response and encourage a deeper sense of comfort and security for clients  

I am able to treat many issues such as;

  • Stopping smoking,
  • weight loss,
  • fears and phobias,
  • exam nerves,
  • low self-esteem,
  • stress and anxiety,
  • hypnobirthing, gastric bands and much more.. 

I specialize in stress and anxiety-related issues including low self-esteem/confidence.

How I can help you...

My aim is to help you get your life back on track so you can lead a fulfilling life. I understand that it’s not always easy to ask for help, however, when you do you will be that much nearer to resolving your problem and your life will be so much better. It really is possible to make positive changes to the way you think, feel and behave.

With the right mindset we really can change our way of thinking and develop new behaviours to benefit and empower us. Enabling us to overcome many issues which can hold us back, we can achieve the best life we can in a short time. By changing these outdated beliefs and thought patterns using guided imagery and positive suggestions, I can help you lose weight, stop smoking, manage stress, anxiety and manage those debilitating phobias.  Hypnotherapy can be a very effective, safe tool for anyone with a genuine desire for change. I work with you to make the changes you require so you always feel in control.

I work in a caring way in a safe and comfortable environment and I can really empathize with my clients, as I have myself experienced many of the issues my clients present to me. This therefore gives me a true understanding of the many issues people suffer and I will listen to you in a strictly confidential and non-judgmental way and understand each client is different and has individual needs.

I always have your best interests at heart and you will never have to say anything you don’t want to say. Your sessions will be tailor-made for you as an individual to help you reach your goal.

I will work with you as an individual to obtain a positive way forward, regaining control and happiness in your life. I am very passionate about helping people achieve their goals and make their lives happier. I have seen so many people turn their lives around after just a few sessions. I get results quickly and consistently for my clients, just imagine how wonderful you would feel after really getting to that place you really want to be.

Hypnotherapy is safe and drug-free and we will start by discussing your needs in order to tailor your session specifically to you.

I would like to offer you a unique package of Indian head massage/hypnosis relaxation

I would like to offer you a complete relaxation package which is exclusive and unique. Taking time for yourself to relax can really help with your overall wellbeing both mentally and physically. This unique package consists of approximately half an hour of Indian head massage followed by deep mental relaxation. 

This unique package can be extremely beneficial for relieving stress, anxiety, and depression as well as helping to relieve headaches, insomnia and sinusitis.

Although Indian head massage only works on a specific part of the body it results in a de-stressing program for the whole body.

Using my skills of hypnosis, I can help guide you into a tranquil relaxing state leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

This involves me guiding you into relaxation by talking you into a wonderful sense of calm using visualisation of being somewhere beautiful and peaceful like a beach of your dreams or a wonderful colourful garden.

You will be able to switch off whilst sitting in my very comfortable reclining chair relaxing your mind and body.

The aim of Indian head massage is to release tension build up in the muscles of the head, face, neck, shoulders and upper back. It is a holistic practice that has been used in India for over 2000 years. 

Not only is Indian head massage incredibly pleasant, it also has many benefits both physical and mental. The massage will focus on applying pressure to the mid-back, head and shoulders to reduce tension which can:

  • Relieve headaches and migraines
  • Relieves congestion and sinusitis
  • Aid lymphatic drainage
  • Relieves insomnia and fatigue by promoting relaxation
  • Helps with memory capabilities
  • Promotes hair growth

What to expect from an Indian head massage

As oils will be used, please be prepared for your hair to be a bit ‘messy’ after the massage. It’s a good idea not to wear too many layers as your top clothing will need to be removed for the massage, where you will be comfortably seated.

This service is for women only

The charge for the package is: £40

Or Indian head massage only:  £25

I am now happy to be offering bespoke hypnotherapy recordings tailored especially to your individual needs.

If you find you cannot see me in person or would prefer to be in the privacy of your own home, this may be just the option you’re looking for.

The difference between this and listening to a general online recording, is this will be about you and only you and your specific issues and requirements. It is perfectly safe for you to listen to alone and will be the same as we would be doing together in a one-to-one session. 

You can listen to the recording at a time that suits your schedule.

This option is perfect for anyone who may work shifts or who prefers to listen to the recording later in the evening or just before bedtime. Also for teenagers/Children who may prefer to be at home. 

Initially, I would conduct a telephone conversation with you to find out how I can help and what changes you would like to achieve. Any questions you may have will be addressed. I would then tailor your professional script specifically to your requirements, for you to listen to whenever required.

How and when to listen to the recording will be discussed at the consultation, but ideally should be listened to somewhere where you won’t be disturbed and not whilst driving or operating machinery.

Full payment will be required after the consultation and the recording will be sent to you by email within 3-5 days of the consultation. 

The cost including the consultation  £150

Some of the issues that hypnotherapy can help with: 

  • Weight loss
  • Stop smoking
  • Sleep problems
  • Public speaking
  • Fears & phobias
  • Confidence/ low self-esteem
  • Habits/nail-biting
  • Drinking in access
  • Stress and Anxiety 

Please view my website for more information.

You can see my video about how hypnotherapy can help with the fear of flying here.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in Counselling & Psychology
  • Certificate in Mindfulness
  • Certificate in Anxiety and panic
  • Certificate in Weight Loss
  • Certificate in StoppingSmoking
  • Certificate in Treating Chronic Stress
  • DBS checked 

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society
National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

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Accredited register membership

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

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Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I offer hypnotherapy for general relaxation where I help you to completely relax. Stress can effect us all at some point in our life and can be very harmful to our health. Hypnosis will help you to unwind and totally switch off from life's every day problems and stresses. Hypnotherapy is like having a mental massage it is so relaxing and you will leave feeling like a new person; invigorated and full of energy. Try it and see for yourself..

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

First Initial Telephone Consultation – FREE

Each session 50-60 minutes – Botley Southampton £55 

Indian head massage /relaxation package- £40
Stop Smoking 1 session – £150
Weight loss 5 sessions - £300
Remote video call sessions – £55

Concessions are available for Students and OAPs, please do not hesitate to enquire.

I am a fully qualified and insured hypnotherapist and also a member of the hypnotherapy society. All your sessions are totally confidential following the code of ethics.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available most days from 9.30am, evenings and weekends to fit in with your commitments.

Further information

Below are some of the comments my clients have sent me:

So far, I have not touched a drop of alcohol, I’ve been to the gym and I’ve done a lot of walking the dog! It’s the oddest feeling – I just don’t even consider drinking beer, it’s almost the same as having a pint of tomato ketchup – why would you? Very, very strange, but very, very wonderful. So thank you for that - 20 years of drinking and I have stopped overnight and I can tell you, I have tried many, many times."I don't know what you did but its working!!! Thank you so much

I have not touched any junk food at all and no desire to binge on rubbish at night......
Lots of my friends want to see you now."

"Claire is such a lovely lady. She has helped me with pain management through hypnotherapy. I know she has also successfully helped many others trying to lose weight, give up smoking, deal with stress, low self-esteem and many other issues. I can't recommend Claire highly enough."

"we had some sessions a while ago to help with my weight and also with my driving test! I thought I'd give you a little update on how it's going! The driving has been good, no accident's haha also I managed to lose nearly 3 stone in 6 months.. most importantly of all I got pregnant!! Which I think is hugely down to the weight loss :) I'm due in early September and very excited."

"Claire is amazing at what she does. She makes you feel at ease immediately and is very warm friendly and professional."

"I went to see Claire for an on-going issue and within a short space of time I was feeling great! This issue is now in the past and I’ve moved forward in so many ways, I would highly recommend Claire to anyone who is seeking help!"

“I went to see Claire as I had low self esteem and it was greatly effecting my life and making me feel depressed. She was incredible I am a different person now so full of confidence and I feel like I have a new life I just can’t thank her enough .”

“Claire helped a friend give up smoking and recommended her to me. I Was a bit sceptical but I haven’t smoked since and that was a year would definitely recommend her.”

Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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