Dr.Elizabeth Brooker PhD MA DMH DHyp CPNLP LGSM ATCL CertEd

Dr.Elizabeth Brooker PhD MA DMH DHyp CPNLP LGSM ATCL CertEd


01789 772669 / 07719401399

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01789 772669 / 07719401399

About me

Elizabeth, specialising in treatments for anxiety and stressful conditions, lives near Stratford-upon-Avon close to the Warwickshire/Gloucester border. Leamington Spa and the Cotswolds are only a short distance away. She recently obtained her PhD Doctorate in Music Psychology from the University of Leeds, specialising in music performance anxiety and general anxiety.  Through Clinical Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, EMDR and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy integrated with Hypnosis, she is able to alleviate many problems. Amongst these are post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety-based conditions.  She also treats conditions such as weight problems, smoking, phobias, allergies, depression, stress/anxiety, performance anxiety, confidence, shyness, sleep problems, exam nerves and much more.

Elizabeth finds that the integrated approach of Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) together with Hypnosis, is a fast acting, effective and long lasting cure for the treatment of behavioural and emotional problems, achievable much quicker when this joint approach is used.

Her career in music performance and teaching spanning more than thirty years means that she has had wide experience of anxiety states and negative thinking and knows the detrimental effects that this creates. She is dedicated to alleviating such conditions not only in music performance but in any area in life. She believes that everyone has the right to a full and positive life and this can be achieved once negative thoughts have been replaced with positive ones.

Her recent publications are:

Music performance anxiety: A clinical outcome study into the effects of cognitive hypnotherapy and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing in advanced pianists. Psychology of Music 2018, vol. 46(1) 107-124

Her book, Transforming Performance Anxiety Treatments Using cognitive Hypnotherapy and EMDR, is now available for purchase.  Routledge  ISBN 978-1-138-61493-2.  A flier is attached

Training, qualifications & experience

Elizabeth has a Doctoral PhD thesis from the University of Leeds in Music Psychology and has an MA (with distinction) from the University of Sheffield.  She has teaching Diplomas in both piano and singing.  She is a Master Hypnotist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuro-Linguistic Programer and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing  practitioner.
She is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and is a validated General Hypnotherapy Standards Council Practitioner. She is also a member of the CNHC.

Press release

Local hypnotherapist meets new national standards 
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A Stratford-upon-Avon based hypnotherapist has become one of the first in the country to achieve a new national standard of excellence for her therapy.

Elizabeth Brooker has been registered by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare.

The recognition places her at the forefront of a national drive to provide a benchmark for standards and safety for the public.  Practitioners registered with the CNHC meet national occupational standards and abide by a vigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics.

Elizabeth Brooker said: "Achieving registration is not only good news for me and my patients, but a vital step for hypnotherapy.  The most popular uses for hypnotherapy are around stress and anxiety, particularly relevant during this time of economic uncertainty.  The underlying causes of many conditions are anxiety-based and can lead to IBS, GAD, and addictive behaviours such as weight problems, smoking and alcohol abuse".

By providing a verification of standards, the CNHC allows GPs, hospitals, private healthcare providers and insurance companies to refer patients to hypnotherapy practitioners, making hypnotherapy more readily available in health centres, clinics, doctors' surgeries and hospitals.          

Member organisations


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

Performance anxiety
Public speaking
Irritable bowel syndrome


Fees vary according to the nature of the condition being treated but as a rule a first consultation will be £20.00 more than any succeeding consultations if these are deemed necessary.

Bidford-on-Avon, B50

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available Monday-Friday and also on some weekends.