Alexia Smith

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BSc(Hons), DHyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH
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Exeter EX4 & Tiverton EX16
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About me

Alexia Smith, Clinical Hypnotherapist located in Exeter, Tiverton and Barnstaple, Devon.  Specialising in trauma, depression, anxiety and stress, fears and phobias, addictions 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. In 2015 she completed her Diploma in Psychotherapy with the Human Givens Institute. 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 past trauma, anxiety, phobias, addictions, habits, depression and confidence issues.  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.

Alexia offers hypnotherapy and counselling services to companies and has worked with The Red Poppy Company, Bitpod, North Devon Housing and ROC College.

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

Member organisations

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

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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

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


Additional information

Session fees start at £60. Please contact Alexia for more information regarding concessions.

Further information

All enquiries are strictly confidential.

Appointments can be arranged at the following:

19 Richmond Road, Exeter - Close to the town centre and within walking distance of Central and St Davids stations.

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

Barnstaple Chiropractic Clinic - Bickington Rd, opposite the Pelican Fish and Chip restaurant. Free parking available at the rear of the building.

Ground Floor Consulting Room, 19 Richmond Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4JA

4 Barrington Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PU

Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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In all my practises I am able to see people on the ground floor. I also offer telephone, skype and home visits.

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