Alexia Smith BSc(Hons), DHyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH

Alexia Smith BSc(Hons), DHyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH

Holmedale Health
34 Denmark Road

4 Barrington Street
EX16 6PU

01363 85130 / 07966 288604

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About me

Alexia Smith, Clinical Hypnotherapist located in Exeter, Tiverton and Barnstaple.  Specialising in anxiety and stress, fears and phobias, and weight control.

Alexia is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, having gained her Certificate, Diploma and Post-Graduate Practitioner's Diploma from the London College of Hypnosis (LCCH). She has been a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), since 2006 and a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) since 2009. She currently runs three private practises in Devon.  These are centrally located in Exeter, Tiverton and Barnstaple.

Alexia works with clients who have a variety of problems including weight, anxiety, phobias, addictions, habits, depression and confidence.  In her sessions she combines Clinical Hypnotherapy with techniques from Psychotherapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She is a trained practitioner of EMDR; a ground-breaking technique used in the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and has also  trained in Fertility Issues with Sjanie Hugo, a fertility expert and author of The Fertile Body Method.

Alexia worked at a Weight Loss Boot Camp from 2008 - 2012, which she says has given her a wealth of experience in her field.  Working with clients from all over the world, from different cultures and backgrounds, she has developed a programme which assists the client to feel back in control of their eating and weight.  In 2010, Alexia introduced the Hypno-band to her programme, which uses hypnosis to create a virtual gastric band.

Prior to working as a Hypnotherapist, Alexia studied Psychology at university. After graduating in 1997, she worked for a Community Mental Health Team in Berkshire, an experience she says, "Has given me a greater understanding of the issues surrounding mental illness and the effects on the individual and their families."

Training, qualifications & experience

1997 University of Ripon & York St John
BSc(Hons) Social and Environmental Science - Specialising in Psychology

2006 London College of Clinical Hypnosis
Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis

2007 London College of Clinical Hypnosis
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis

2007 Sjanie Hugo
Advanced Fertility through Hypnosis

2008 London College of Clinical Hypnosis
Practitioner’s Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis

2010 Newwave Hypnotherapy
Hypno-Band Weight Loss System

2011 Effective Counselling; Working Therapeutically with Couples
Human Givens Institute

2012 Effective Anger Management
Human Givens Institute

2013 The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure; Mindfulness in Practice; Working with Troubled Teenagers
Human Givens Institute

2014 Understanding Anxiety
        Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change
        Effective Brief Psychotherapy
        Addiction: Understanding and Treating Addictive Behaviour
        Brief Therapy for Stopping Addictions
        How to Lift Depression
        From stress to psychosis: How to help prevent people from having breakdowns
        Human Givens Institute

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

        Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        Past-life Regression
        Psychogenic Infertility and support through fertility treatment
        Unresolved issues from the past
        Phobias and Fears e.g Emetaphobia
        Tension headaches
        Bereavement and loss
        Habits e.g hair pulling (trichotillomania) and nail biting


        Session fees start at £55. Please contact Alexia for more information regarding concessions.

        Further information

        All enquiries are strictly confidential.

        Appointments can be arranged at the following:

        Holmedale Health, 34 Denmark Road, Exeter - Close to the city centre and many bus routes.  Short-term parking is available free on Denmark Road and Spicer Road.  Fairpark car park is located a short distance away on Magdalen Road.

        4 Barrington Street, Tiverton - Close to the North Devon Link Road and 10 mins from the M5.  Free parking available close by.

        The Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple - Located in the city centre, next to Marks and Spencers.  Close to bus links and the Paiges Lane car park.

        Exeter, EX1 1SE
        Tiverton, EX16 6PU

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified