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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, and even fibromyalgia has eased. 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?
  • Is the Covid19 crisis making you feel down, depressed, worried about the future? Do you feel overwhelmed by worry and fear? Working from home does not suit everyone and can cause anxiety and stress. Are you being pulled in different directions? Are your relationships suffering during the Pandemic? Talking to an experienced Therapist could be the first step to helping you adjust and live life to the full.
  • Low self esteem
    Feeling down
    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 assured throughout Therapy.

I have been practising in Clacton, London and Woodbridge for over 25 years, and am now based in 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 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". Covid Lockdown rules may be exagerating feelings of loneliness and isolation. Self-blame can result in self-sabotage, addictions, eating disorders, self-hatred. Much of this is unseen. Sometimes people have never talked 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. 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 abused by 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, however they are crucial to human survival.

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 feeling 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, digestive problems, unexplained headaches, inability to relax your body, a painful "holding on" experience in your body. Even having pain whilst doing normal activities like walking can be related to childhood issues.

-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:  0771 965 9742


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I  believe that all mental or physical symptoms you are experiencing contain emotional content from your past. Resolving these at a subconscious level can result in profound changes in your behaviour, thoughts and life in general. 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) and a senior practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Register.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am 66 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 of settings. Recently I have run a meditation course and helped young people with their study skills. I am DBS checked.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.


The General Hypnotherapy Register

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

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  Learning techniques to achieve a calm, gentle Birthing experience. I have a SPECIAL OFFER for this course at the moment This course is only £50 at present and includes all notes for 6 hours of teaching plus 2 MP3s to begin practising Hypnosis for Birth. Plus online teaching, if required, at £20 an hour. Please phone for a chat about this or email me. Normally I would be charging £200 for this.

Therapist Supervision 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Ericksonian hypnosis
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Hypnoanalysis/Analytical hypnotherapy
  • Past life regression
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy
  • Time Line Therapy™

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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Each session is £75 an hour.  The first session maybe between one and two hours, and each session after this is usually an hour. The number of sessions varies from 6-22. Sometimes only one session is needed to help you on your way. If you would like a free half hour on the phone before booking in please let me know via email or phone.

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

Special Offer: I am offering my HypnoBirthing Course for only £50 at present. This includes all my notes, MP3s and online teaching if required at £20 an hour.

All sessions are by phone or online.


Online (Skype or Facetime) or telephone sessions are now available, at a time to suit your lifestyle. And I welcome clients from abroad.

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. Free sessions for frontline Health workers.

Make Positive Changes in your life easily and naturally.

22 Pallister Road

101 Colchester Road
CO11 2BN

Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

If you are a Therapist needing help to start up or would like help to deal with clients to your full potential regular supervision could be the answer

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Anne Bryson, MA, DCHP, PGCE

Anne Bryson, MA, DCHP, PGCE