Anne Bryson, MA(Psychology),DCHP,VCAT

Anne Bryson, MA(Psychology),DCHP,VCAT

Osteopaths And Therapy Centre
22 Pallister Road
CO15 1PG

101 Colchester Road
CO11 2BN


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Introducing myself:

I began working as a Hypnotherapist over 25 years ago. I began with my own Analysis. Resolving my own inner turmoil at the time. Along with my Degree in Psychology I found a deepening interest in the role the subconscious plays in psychological and physical symptoms. My many years of experience have helped other people live their lives with increased happiness and have helped them fulfil their dreams. At times my clients have discovered their physical symptoms have a Psychological root and problems such as unexplained back pain has shifted. I believe that the Mind, Body and Spirit work together and the use of Hypnosis allows people to work at all 3 levels.

  • What can Hypnotherapy treat?
    Low self esteem
    Childbirth Trauma
    Lack of confidence
    Symptoms of stress
    Lack in motivation
    Relationships problems
    Birth Trauma and Hypnobirthing
    Panic attacks
    Stress release
    Help with worries and fears for diabetics, Type 1 and Type 2
    Unable to lose weight
    Have you suffered childhood abuse (sexual, physical, emotional) and feel it is still affecting your self esteem?
    Have you suffered traumatic stress and seem unable to put it behind you?
    Analytical Hypnotherapy could help you to make positive changes in your life. It is a safe and natural form of therapy that can guide you to understand the causes of your symptoms and thus release them permanently.

I assist my clients to use the power of the subconscious to change ingrained beliefs that are holding them back. Wherever there is a symptom there is a cause. Analytical Hypnotherapy can get to the root cause of a problem enabling the mind to "re-think" what it is doing. Changing beliefs from negative to positive.

I pride myself in my extensive training and experience, which enables me to use the right tools for each individual client. Confidentiality is ensured throughout Therapy.

I have been practising in Clacton, Essex for over 25 years, and Manningtree on the Essex/ Suffolk border.

I am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Why choose Analytical Hypnotherapy?
Analytical Hypnotherapy employs psychoanalytical techniques to unearth childhood difficulties and psychic conflict. It is based on the idea that we all have come from our past, and the subconscious mind operates through past learnt beliefs, ideas, and effects. Through unravelling these, the subconscious can rethink what it learnt during formative years. This can have profound effects on your symptoms in the here and now. Positive ideas can then take permanent root.

Different from Counselling? Well yes. With Counselling people can often talk logically around their problem for years. The Subconscious works differently from the Conscious mind. It interacts with your world each moment of your day. It can trigger emotions from your childhood in the here and now. Have you ever felt like a 6-year-old at the Christmas party? or maybe you overreact and do not understand what is happening? or maybe your relationship feels unbalanced?

Will I have to open up to my Therapist about painful experiences? If you wish to move forward more quickly, then yes this will help. However, you must be in a safe and comfortable place to do this. Make sure you feel comfortable talking to your Therapist before you book in. Phone and have all your queries answered.

This Analytical approach, with the use of Hypnosis as a tool, is one way that Anne Bryson differentiates herself from the crowd. Providing effective, and long-lasting changes to an individual's life.

Have you or someone you know suffered Childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse ?

Traumas and adversities in childhood may leave scars that last into adulthood and put a person at risk of a variety of difficulties. This can include increased stress, relationship problems, sexual problems, anxiety, depression, flashbacks and phobias (see list below). All of these can result in a lack of confidence and the inability to fulfil your potential. Sexual abuse can damage a person's ability to build close relationships and leave a feeling of being "different" or "mad". Self-blame can result in self-sabotage, addictions, eating disorders, self-hatred. Much of this is unseen. Sometimes people have never talked about it to anyone about their suffering at the hands of family members or strangers. Working through all aspects of your trauma in a safe, caring environment is the key to being able to break free of the shackles childhood abuse can create.

For many people, it may be important to come to terms with past traumatic events in order to feel happier and fulfilled in their lives now. Being told to "pull your socks up. It happened a long time ago" only makes the symptoms worse. Survivors of abuse can gain relief from their internal struggles using Hypnosis and Inner Child Therapy. You no longer have to suffer alone.

I pride myself in providing a safe, empathic environment in which to work through these issues at whatever pace suits you. Every session is confidential.

Research has now shown the workings of the brain and nervous system during traumatic incidents. This can take it's toll on your mind and body. Talking about your experiences can be the start to making strides towards healing the effects of physical, emotional or sexual abuse in childhood. Inner Child Therapy can resolve the conflict these experiences can cause. Clients who have suffered severe child abuse, being abused and trafficked by family members and more than one person may have also have added issues to deal with. The subconscious mind is powerful in giving us tools to survive the abuse. These tactics your mind uses to survive childhood adversity can hold people back later on in life.

Here are some symptoms you maybe suffering:

-Dissociation, or feeling detached, confused. In severe cases you may feel there is a constant struggle going on in your mind, holding you back and making you feel trapped.

-Troubles with trusting other people, either too much or too little.

-Difficulties establishing boundaries in relationships.

-Flashbacks, nightmares, sleeplessness.

-Feeling the need to self-medicate, with drugs, alcohol, compulsions, cigarettes.

-Low self esteem, isolation, loneliness. Fear of intimacy with partners.

-Sexual dysfunction, or a lack of interest/pleasure in sex, or promiscuity.

-Panic attacks, fears, worry, specific phobias.

-Constant grief because of the loss of innocence, childhood, normal relationships as a child, and trust. Maybe your tears seem to come from nowhere or are triggered by certain events.

-Physical Effects may include unexplained back pain, tension in muscles and tendons, joint pain, Asthma, breathing difficulties, unexplained headaches, inability to relax your body, a painful "holding on" experience in your body.

-Eating disorders, being overweight, difficult relationship with your body.

-Repeated patterns of abusive relationships.

There are many more after-effects of childhood abuse that adults may experience. If you are having difficulties and think they may be related to childhood abuse phone and find out how Hypnotherapy can help. Speaking to your Therapist before beginning the process of Therapy is crucial, especially if severe trauma has occurred, so you feel comfortable and safe working with them.

Tel: 0800 026 3549 / 0771 965 9742


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I  believe that every mental or physical symptom you are having contains emotional content from your past. Resolving these at a subconscious level can result in profound changes in your behaviour, thoughts and life. My mission is to assist my clients achieve their aims in life: to help them do this easily and naturally: to give them long term tools to use to maintain the changes they make.

I assist my clients to use the power of the subconscious to change ingrained beliefs that are holding them back. Wherever there is a symptom there is a cause. Analytical Hypnotherapy can get to the root cause of a problem enabling the mind to "re-think" what it is doing. Changing beliefs from negative to positive.

I pride myself in my extensive training and experience, which enables me to use the right tools for each individual client. Confidentiality is ensured throughout Therapy.

I have been practising in Clacton, Essex for over 25 years, and have a practice in Manningtree, (6 miles from Colchester and 8 miles from Ipswich, Suffolk.)

I am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am 65 years old and have experience working in Industry, the Health Service and Education. I trained in Hypnotherapy with the International College of Eclectic Therapies and the I.A.H. I have also continued my Professional development with Jacquelyne Morison's Hypnotherapy Training.

I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen, and a Certificate in Counselling Skills.

I am a Senior Practitioner, registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register.

Over the years I have trained in:


Diploma in Victims of Childhood Abuse

Hypnosis and Art Therapy

EMDR and Hypnosis

Psycho Spiritual Hypnotherapy

Dissociation and Severe Trauma

I have a PGCE in Teaching and have taught in a variety if settings. Recently I have run a meditation course and helped young people with their study skills. I am DBS checked.

I am qualified as a Complementary Therapist Supervisor. This includes all Therapies. Helping Therapists to reach their potential. Maybe you are a Massage Therapist and are looking for Quality supervision to increase your confidence. Please give me a call.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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

        Children's Clinic:

        I help children from the Age of 6 with Bed-Wetting,  Nightmares,  Fears,   Phobias, Anxiety, Confidence building,  School refusal,  .............. An adult Carer must attend sessions.

        Young people can learn relaxation techniques to enable them to study easily and achieve their potential. Learning techniques to Release exam nerves.

        Pregnancy and Birth. Some women suffer trauma from past Birth experiences. Also anxiety and worry about the birth can create stress. Hypnotherapy can release this. Please see my website for testimonials from past clients.

        HypnoBirthing for a calm, gentle Birthing experience. I have a special offer for this course at the moment and if you are interested in a specialist course with your Birthing partner in your own home at a time to suit you please let me know. The special offer for 2020 is for the course notes and all MP3s for only £50. (normally £300). This is because I feel it is such an important issue and the training so helpful, and I no longer have time to run the courses!! Please phone for a chat about this or email me.

        If you are a complementary therapist looking for regular supervision to assist in growing your practice please call for a chat regarding availability and fees etc.

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        • Clacton Practice
        • Lawford practice


        Each session is £65, and £60 in Manningtree. The number of sessions varies from 6-22, and maybe less for children. Sometimes only one session is needed to help you on your way.

        There is a 10% reduction if you pay for 6 sessions upfront. Please ask about this at your first session.

        I see clients in Clacton on Fridays. My latest time is 5pm.

        In Manningtree I see clients in mornings, 1pm or evenings.

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        Further information

        Analytical Hypnotherapy aims to get to the root of emotional problems, thus allowing your mind to rethink and readjust to new information. It works on a deep  subconscious level, and is based on the idea that the negative beliefs people have learnt in their lives have to be changed before more positive ideas will take root.

        The first session involves a discussion about the process and what you can expect during sessions. Allowing your subconscious to begin to place the bits of puzzle together. You will also experience the time and space to focus on what you want to achieve in Therapy. It will involve an experience of Hypnosis.

        I usually book from session to session, and this can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or at the correct pace for your lifestyle.

        Please phone or email to have a chat and have your queries answered.

        Make Positive Changes in your life easily and naturally.

        Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1PG
        Colchester, CO11 2BN

        Type of session

        Home visits: Yes

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Manningtree morning and evening appointments available. Clacton Friday all day and early evening.